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December 10, 2003 - 11:22pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Authorities have not heard from the person or persons responsible for a series of shootings near a Columbus freeway, and they say they are not aware of any copycat cases.

Franklin County Chief Deputy Steve Martin Wednesday says there’s no new reported shootings or ballistic matches.

More than 16,000 tips have been called in about the shootings near Interstate 270.
December 10, 2003 - 11:21pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The former North Carolina State University provost who quit after his boss fired two of his top assistants has left his faculty job to go to Ohio State University.

Stuart Cooper starts his job with the Chemical Engineering Department of Ohio State on January 1st. He is an expert in Polymer Science and Biomaterials.

NC State Chancellor Marye Anne Fox ordered Cooper in January to fire two vice provosts, saying they were not doing enough to move the university forward....
December 10, 2003 - 7:58pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The flu virus is becoming a national problem, and its hitting close to home. Hundreds of local students are out sick. Zanesville City Schools alone reported eleven percent of its students are out with the virus.

Other schools in the area report high numbers of absentees including Maysville schools with 350 out. Tri-Valley schools have 302 students out sick, and East Muskingum 318 students absent from sickness.

Medical director of the Zanesville Health Department, Vicki...
December 10, 2003 - 7:46pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
With the busiest shopping season of the year underway, there is a greater posibility of getting robbed. Officials say now is the time for shoppers to take extra precautions.

Zanesville Police Cheif Eric Lambes says shoppers should lock packages in the trunk of their cars, not on the back seat of their vehicles. Lambes says there are simple ways to prevent you from being a victim of theft.
"keep packages hidden, even if you have to make a trip home and deposit them and go back...
December 10, 2003 - 6:32pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Over sixty school children got an extra special visit from Santa today at the Zanesville Kiwanis Club.

President of the organization, Bud Hardesty, says the combination of Kiwanis working with local schools makes for a perfect match. The club's main focus is on youth and their yearly fundraisers go toward paying for the annual Christmas bash.

The kids were full of holiday spirit as they sang Christmas carols and even opened presents delivered from Old Saint Nick...
December 10, 2003 - 6:08pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Deer-gun season may be over, but investigations continue into a family pet that was killed by a hunter.

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office received a call on Sunday, December 7th that a dog had been shot on Russell Street. According to Chief Deputy Wes Elson, officers found that the animal was running loose on private property where deer hunters had been given permission to hunt.

The man responsible admitted that he shot the dog, thinking that it was wild rather...
December 10, 2003 - 3:56pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
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December 10, 2003 - 2:23pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Despite the rain today, tons of local supporters went to say goodbye to members of the local battalion of the Army Reserve.

It was a tough day for the soldiers from the 660th Transportation unit here in Zanesville. Many of which won’t see their families for quite some time.

Lt. Colonel James Smith says the unit is moving from its headquarters here in Zanesville to a mobilization station in Adderbury Indiana. The unit was mobilized to support Operation Iraqi Freedom...
December 10, 2003 - 12:59pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
They’ve done it again! John Glenn High School has set a new national record, bringing in over 46,000 canned foods for the Salvation Army.

Rick Sherman a teacher at John Glenn says it was a group effort put forth by the entire school. He says, “We were a little bit short on the number of cans to set a new record and the entire student body pulled together and made donations to gather up last minute items.”

The seniors alone brought in over 31,000 cans, which was a new...
December 10, 2003 - 6:38am
5 years 10 weeks ago
American Electric Power customers in Newark are waking up without electricity this morning.

The power circuit station located in Newark experienced some technical problems Tuesday night around 10 pm. A wire failed on one of the six circuits, therefore knocking power out for a little over a thousand customers primarily on the east side of town.

Because of the wire failure, AEP workers had to knock the other five lines connected to the circuit off, so they could repair the...
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