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December 5, 2003 - 1:19pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The Welcome Center in downtown Zanesville was packed today as local residents tried to get some great holiday gifts. The annual festival of trees auction was held today where plenty of trees and holiday wreaths filled the room with tons of prizes for the public to bid on. This year in particular the trees were quite creative. Sherry Colling one of the Chairpersons of the auction says this year’s goal is simply to be as successful as they were last year. Many local residents love this event...
December 5, 2003 - 6:43am
5 years 10 weeks ago
A high speed police chase on Tuesday led to a crash that killed one, and hospitalized four others. Now, Federal Prosecutors have identified the bank robbery suspect who was killed in that crash as a student at Ohio State University. 20-year-old Daryl Williams of South Euclid was the driver of the vehicle. Ohio State officials say Williams began classes this fall as a sophomore after transferring from Cleveland State University. Three companions, 23-year-old JeBrown Parks of Columbus, 21-year-...
December 5, 2003 - 6:38am
5 years 10 weeks ago
No one was hurt in a dangerous incident Thursday when a nine-year-old boy sneaked a gun onto a school bus and it accidentally went off. The boy brought the 25-caliber handgun onto a Columbus school bus and when it discharged the bullet hit a seat. Police say the boy was showing the weapon to a ten-year-old friend while the bus was en route to an elementary school. As a result of the incident, the boy will face a disciplinary hearing and a mandatory year-long expulsion under the school district'...
December 5, 2003 - 6:22am
5 years 10 weeks ago
Cincinnati Police Chief Thomas Streicher says he was shocked when he first viewed the videotape of his officers struggling with Nathaniel Jones, the 350-pound man who died in custody last week. However, Streicher is continuing to defend the actions of those officers, because he was shocked not by anything the officers did, but because the struggle was so violent. The videotape showed that Jones lunged at officers and knocked one over before they used nightsticks to repeatedly jab and strike him...
December 5, 2003 - 6:18am
5 years 10 weeks ago
Police in Chillicothe believe a house was deliberately set on fire to cover up the murder of a man whose body was found in the fire. Chillicothe Police Chief Jeff Keener says the death of the man whose body was found in last night's fire was homicide. Details of the death and the identity of the man have not been released. Keener says the man was in fact killed before the fire started. The Montgomery County Coroner will be performing an autopsy on the body. The cause of the fire is also still...
December 4, 2003 - 11:31pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The funeral is Saturday for a man who died after a struggle with Cincinnati Police. Police are investigating the death of Nathaniel Jones after he struggled last Sunday with officers who were called to a restaurant where he was reported to be acting strangely. He is to be buried in his hometown of Cincinnati. Despite the anger over Jones’ death, officials of the Cincinnati Human Relations Committee say they are making progress in improving police-community relations.
December 4, 2003 - 11:23pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The first public meeting on a report on the nation’s worst blackout drew a small crowd Thursday. Only a handful of people spoke at the meeting in Cleveland. Members of the Joint United State-Canadian task force investigating that August 14th outage hosted the meeting, the first of three in the two countries. Several of the Cleveland speakers say they would like to se a final report recommend modernizing the nation’s power grid, improving communication among utilities and establishing...
December 4, 2003 - 3:03pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The North Dollar General store had their own food drive to donate to the Zanesville Salvation Army. The Salvation Army is known for helping those in need and what a better time to do so than the holidays. Dollar General was looking for a way to give back to the community and this fulfilled their goal. This is the first annual food drive for the two groups, but they both hope to make it a tradition.
December 4, 2003 - 2:56pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Round up your canned foods, it’s that time again. “C” day is almost here. In an effort to help those less fortunate, the Jaycees and the Salvation Army have teamed up with the WHIZ Media Group to get the community in the giving mood this season. C-Day gives people the opportunity to help out the community without even leaving their homes. This event will take place from 8am until noon on Saturday and will be broadcasted on both WHIZ stations AM 1240 and Z102.
December 4, 2003 - 2:30pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
There’s been a breakthrough in technology and this time it can help your skin. A revolutionary new treatment uses light therapy to help with skin cancer and acne removal. The equipment uses both red and blue lights to differentiate which procedure is being performed. The pain free non-invasive approach has so far been quite effective in the treatment of acne, especially among teenagers. On average a person will require 6-8 treatments of 20-minute sessions. So far no side effects have been...
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