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January 1, 2004 - 11:16pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Athens police say an Ohio University student died early this morning after falling from a fifth-floor balcony after a New Year’s party.

20-year-old Kyle P. Luginbuhl of Bluffton fell shortly before 5:00 a.m. from the privately owner complex. Most of the tenants there are students. L

uginbuhl wasn’t breathing and had no pulse when officers found him. He was declared dead at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens in Southeast Ohio.

His body was sent to...
January 1, 2004 - 5:43pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
It’s a new year, and a new mayor for the city of Newark.

Bruce Bain was sworn in this morning around 11a.m. along with several other city officials.
Bain’s goals include bringing new jobs to the city as well as to keep the residents of Newark safe.

Bain says he expects an exciting and successful new year and is appreciative of all those who stood behind him through the campaign.
January 1, 2004 - 5:38pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Hearts were all ablaze this morning, in a good way, as the first new bundle of joy of 2004 was born this morning at Bethesda Hospital.

The Wallace family welcomed Dominic Morgan Wallace at 1:21 a.m.

Weighing in at 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and 21 inches long, Dominic’s parents were surprised he was a New Year’s baby, he came a week early.

The Wallace family received a gift basket totaling almost $300.00, filled with baby products, and a 6- month membership to...
December 31, 2003 - 11:13pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Ohio officials have released the photographs of four vehicles they believe could lead to information concerning a string of serial shootings that left one woman dead.

A serial shooting task force in Columbus is looking for the drivers of these four vehicles.

They believe they could provide crucial information about at least one of seven shootings linked by ballistic evidence.

On December 15th the vehicles stopped at a Speedway gas station and were taped on...
December 31, 2003 - 5:18pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
No doubt many will be toasting in the New Year with alcohol,

and we all know how that can impair your vision, reflexes, and decisions.

So in an effort to ensure that all celebrators are alive to enjoy the full fist full day of 2004, Brown Distributing and Yellow and Starbright cabs are offering rides, starting from 6:00 this evening, through 6:00 tomorrow morning.

The cabs will pick up anyone in the city limits from any establishment serving alcohol and drive...
December 31, 2003 - 5:09pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
It’s taken four years of investigation and hard work, and tonight a local man will be spending his New Years in jail.

The Bank One on corner of Maple and Brandywine was robbed in December of 1999.
Police announced today one of the two suspects in that robbery has been apprehended. The picture at left is the suspect not apprended.

Thirty-two year old Larry Reed of Zanesville is charged with one charge of aggravated robbery and one count of felony theft.

December 31, 2003 - 6:05am
5 years 11 weeks ago
Some Perry County residents are under a boil advisory this morning.

The Portersville East Branch Water Company in Malta says the boil alert is in effect for the following areas: everyone on Tatsman road going toward Corning and from the corner of Tatsman Road and State Route 37 at the old Kechem’s Nursing Home.

The boil advisory also includes township roads 320, 197, 201, 196-northeast and County Road 8. Officials say you should boil your water for two minutes before...
December 30, 2003 - 10:05pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Voters in the southeast Ohio community of Chauncey will decide in November whether to dissolve their village.

Athens County Elections Director Penny Brooks says petitioners have more than 27 signatures needed to get the question on the November ballot.

Village Attorney Bob Swostak says if voters approve the dissolution, the village government likely would be disbanded early next year.

Dissolution supporters say Chauncey residents would be better off with...
December 30, 2003 - 5:11pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Morgan County’s Prosecutor is joining the fight against terrorism.

Rick Welch today announced that he has been notified by the Department of the Army that he must report to Fort Hood, Texas in early January for deployment to Iraq.

Welch is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Special Forces Green Beret division and has expertise in special operations.

Welch will likely be involved in counter-insurgency operations, unconventional warfare, foreign internal security...
December 30, 2003 - 4:33pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The Food and Drug Administration announced today that for the first time ever, U.S. officials are banning the sale of an over-the-counter drug.

The FDA is warning consumers against the use of products containing Ephedra. Studies have suggested links between the stimulant and various side effects including insomnia, heart failure, seizures, and even death.

Rod Stickrath, a pharmacist at Northside Pharmacy, says, "If the product says Ephedra, you should not buy it." He...
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