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December 15, 2003 - 10:58am
5 years 11 weeks ago
Authorities say a Newark couple was killed Sunday night in a car crash that also injured their seven-month-old son.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol says 32-year-old Arron Brown lost control of his Honda C-R-V on State Route 13 near Mount Vernon and spun into the northbound lane.
His car was hit on the passenger side by a Chevrolet Suburban driven by 43-year-old Wayne Loftus of Mansfield.
The crash happened just before seven o’clock.
The patrol says Brown was pronounced...
December 15, 2003 - 7:54am
5 years 11 weeks ago
A few of our visitors have had problems finding our School Closings information since we switched to our new site format.

The link is still on our homepage. Scroll down and it is on the bottom left in our weather center area. Click on the graphic which says "Winter School Information Click for Closings"

This morning we had a few issues with our system but everything is working well now and we think all the bugs are worked out for the rest of the year.

December 15, 2003 - 6:58am
5 years 11 weeks ago
Weather authorities say that about six inches of snow has fallen in parts of Ohio since early Sunday, causing schools across the state to be delayed or closed.

The snowy weather caused a car to slide in front of a freight train, injuring a man from Northwestern Ohio. The 57-year-old from Pandora is in fair condition at a Lima hospital. The Putnam County Sheriff's Office says Lawrance Hilty Junior's car slid on a snow covered road while approaching a railroad crossing.

December 15, 2003 - 1:30am
5 years 11 weeks ago
Four adults and a child sustained injuries after an accident in Zanesville tonight.

According to Lt. Bill Shaw with the Zanesville Police Department, 31-year-old Chad Trout, of Zanesville, and 30-year-old Cynthia Smith, also of Zanesville were both traveling north in separate vehicles on Sixth Street.

A third vehicle driven by 19-year-old Chester Haynes, of Zanesville, was westbound on Main Street when he ran a red light and struck both vehicles driven by Trout and Smith...
December 15, 2003 - 1:18am
5 years 11 weeks ago
One suspect is being investigated after another mysterious fire on Greenwood Avenue.

Two side-by-side houses filled the evening air with smoke on Sunday. The Zanesville Fire Department responded to the call shortly before 5pm.

Both vacant houses at 953 and 955 Greenwood Avenue were completely destroyed and the structures will be torn down.

According to Chief Burley with the ZFD, investigations continue but the case has been ruled arson. Burley says this...
December 14, 2003 - 8:43pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
For the holidays some opt for a live present and choose a cuddly friends for loved ones to enjoy.

But as with any other purchases, you should think before you buy. For example, does the gift recipient have time to care for a pet, the finances, lifestyle and proper living arrangements for an animal?

Even though the pet needs a good home, and you need a good gift this win-win situation could turn into more of hassle than happiness. That’s why pet retailers and the...
December 14, 2003 - 8:42pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Authorities have more than one suspect in mind but aren’t close to making an arrest in the string of highway shootings on the southern edge of Columbus.

Franklin County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Steve Martin says the task force is still checking on more than one possible suspect, but he won’t says how many.

The task force also has cleared several people after talking to and watching them. All the people of interest were named by people calling the sheriff’s tip line.
December 14, 2003 - 8:21pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Less than two weeks until Christmas and Hanukkah starts next Friday…that means holiday shoppers are hitting the stores to find the perfect gifts.

And with the economic upswing, the Dow closing over the 10,000 mark two consecutive days last week, and plenty of sales: retailers are pleased with the busy buying season.

Maurices’ Assistant Manager Susanna Smucker says one awesome present is a gift certificate. “They’re one-size-fits-all. If you’ve got someone who’s...
December 14, 2003 - 8:20pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The weather is causing many accidents and some major headaches for law enforcement when it comes to driving accidents. Because of these sloppy driving conditions, officials remind all motorists to travel with caution and follow some tried and true safety measures.

According to Sgt. Russell Pasqualetti with the Zanesville Highway Patrol, having decent tires, reducing your speed, planning ahead and following at greater distances from vehicles in front of you will help reduce your...
December 14, 2003 - 8:14pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Around the world, across the state and just next door, positive feelings and emotions are felt from the White House right into your house with the good news of Saddam Hussein’s successful capture.

Tiffany Swigert’s uncle is a general in the United States Army. She’s pleased to hear the latest developments overseas, and is confident of her uncle’s safe return. “I’m ecstatic…it’s really been a lot of years of really hard work for our military personnel…hopefully they’ll be home...
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