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December 4, 2003 - 2:18pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is asking for public input on its clean-up plan for the former Cooper Industries site on Pershing Road in Zanesville. The Ohio
E-P-A sys sampling confirmed soil and groundwater contamination, primarily from solvents, at the Cooper Industries site. In 1998 the company signed an agreement with the Ohio E-P-A to evaluate the situation and determine a clean-up plan. Now the E-P-A is seeking comments from the public on that plan. On Wednesday...
December 4, 2003 - 8:44am
5 years 6 weeks ago
A man pleaded guilty Wednesday in court to the murder in the scalding death of his two-year-old adopted son. 32-year old Gary Thompson of Columbus, was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. It's still unclear in why Thompson put his son, Liam, in 140-degree bath water and then sought no medical treatment for the boy. He died five days later on October 16th at Children's Hospital. Thompson's attorney, Ronald Janes said the reason for these actions will be explained when Thompson's wife, Amy,...
December 4, 2003 - 6:44am
5 years 6 weeks ago
It was quite a scare for an elderly woman in New Concord early this morning as her house caught fire, and filled with smoke all because of an overheated gas hot water tank. According to New Concord Fire Chief Brent Gates, the call came in around 3:30 this morning. The home, located just a mile outside of Bloomfield, suffered only minor damages. Gates says the major problem was the smoke. There were no injuries due to the quick thinking of a neighbor who shut the well off before the fire could...
December 4, 2003 - 6:37am
5 years 6 weeks ago
A new 90 million dollar V-A Clinic is set for Central Ohio to replace the overburdened Chalmers P-Wylie Outpatient Clinic in Columbus. The Bush Administration promised the new facility Wednesday. Secretary of Veterans Afairs Anthony Principi said the 260-thousand square foot, state of the art medical center will be built on the Defense Supply Center property in suburban Whitehall and should open 2007. Principi said the new facility won't have in-patient beds but will have expanded services to...
December 4, 2003 - 6:31am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Preliminary approval was given Wednesday by the Ohio Department of Agriculture for a company to take over the rest of Buckeye Egg Farm's barns. The agency gave provisional approval last month for Ohio Fresh Eggs to operate the Licking County sites owned by the state's largest egg producer. The latest applications cover Buckeye Egg's northwestern Ohio barns in Mount Victory, Goshen, and Marseilles, where a state-ordered shut down is already underway. Ag Department Spokeswoman Deb Abbott says...
December 4, 2003 - 6:04am
5 years 6 weeks ago
According to the Coshocton County Sheriff’s office an armed robbery occurred last night shortly after 7:30 at the Ohio Valley Check and Loan located at 608 2nd Street. The clerk describes the suspect as a black male standing six feet tall, medium build and wearing a face mask. The gun was a small handgun, revolver type with a black finish. It was reported that the suspect fled on foot. The Coshocton County Sheriff’s office is urging anyone with information to contact them at 740 622-2411.
December 3, 2003 - 11:01pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Hamilton County Coroner has ruled the death of a man who died during a struggle with Cincinnati Police outside a fast-food restaurant a homicide. Coroner Dr. Carl Parrott says a struggle with police with police was the primary cause of 41-year-old Nathaniel Jones’ death. But Parrott says the ruling doesn’t imply inappropriate behavior or the use of excessive force by police. Parrott says Jones would have been likely to survive had he not suffered from an enlarged heart, obesity and had...
December 3, 2003 - 11:01pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The number of Hepatitis-A cases now linked to green onions at a Chi-Chi’s Restaurant in Pennsylvania is now 635. There are still 52 cases that have been confirmed in Ohio. The Food and Drug Administration has a team in Mexico trying to figure out how exactly the green onions were contaminated.
December 3, 2003 - 10:59pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
If something seems out of place when Randy Green’s neighbor comes home to Cambridge from out of town, there’s a good reason. Green hired two friends to move the furnishings in his apartment to his new house. When the men showed up at Green’s place of work Monday, he gave them his apartment key, which as it happens can also open the apartment of his neighbor. Using Green’s key, the men entered the neighboring apartment, packed up all the furnishings in a rental truck, and moved them to Green’...
December 3, 2003 - 10:58pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Authorities say they’ve found new weapons in a search of a wooded area near Interstate 270 and that a man who police were talking to likely won’t be arrested. Franklin County Sheriff Chief Deputy Steve Martin says an investigation of a reported gun shot at an apartment complex doesn’t appear to be linked to the 12 shootings near the highway. A handcuffed man was put into a sheriff’s cruiser but Columbus Police Spokeswoman Sherry Mercurio says it doesn’t appear he’ll be arrested. At least 12...
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