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December 3, 2003 - 10:57pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Police in Zanesville were busy Wednesday night investigating a possible burglary. According to Lt. Bill Shaw, a suspect or suspects broke into a residence on Greenwood Avenue at 7:10 p.m. and allegedly stole a television set. The TV was later found in a ravine behind the Certified Gas Station on Greenwood. Shaw says several witnesses informed police of a possible suspect’s name. That individual was questioned Wednesday. Shaw adds a name and formal charges may be filed in this incident.
December 3, 2003 - 10:56pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Plenty of residents braved the cold weather to enjoy the Miracle On Main Street Wednesday. The lights were turned on promptly at 6:15. After the light show, residents journeyed over to the Welcome Center for a preview of the annual Festival of Trees. Friday will be the bidding for the auction. Last year’s event raised more than $50,000.
December 3, 2003 - 6:07pm
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There's a new trend in medical records...you're being asked to store them in your refrigerator. It's no joke! It's obviously not to preserve the records, but rather to keep them in an accessible place for emergencies. Operations Supervisor at Community Ambulance, Ralph Hill, says these records become especially important when they arrive on scene and a person is unresponsive or no family members are present. Hill says making the change is simple. All you need to do is slip the records in a...
December 3, 2003 - 5:59pm
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It was a noteworthy surprise today for Zanesville firefighter John Benson. He knew that he had been invited to speak to the Kiwanis Club on behalf of the fire department Wednesday afternoon, but what he didn't know, he was actually there to receive a special award. Benson was honored as an "Unsung Hero". Amy Pinson, Chairperson for the award, says Benson was the perfect recipient this month. He was recognized for his volunteer work on several missionary trips to Haiti, where he's helped to...
December 3, 2003 - 1:53pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The Newark Police Department broke ground today.. literally. It’s in the form of a new facility that will be built by 2005. Today marks a milestone for the community of Newark and represents a commitment made by the city. This 8 million dollar project will be a state of the art facility centrally located in downtown Newark.
December 3, 2003 - 1:49pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
With the count up to 12 now in the number of shootings on Interstate 270 just outside Columbus, police are warning drivers to become more aware of their surroundings. For those who have to drive on the 5-mile stretch of highway being targeted, it is suggested that you proceed with caution. Authorities are offering a ten thousand dollar reward for information regarding these shootings.
December 3, 2003 - 9:13am
5 years 11 weeks ago
Officials are now questioning a person in the shooting that occurred last night on a northern Ohio turnpike. Two people were traveling near Milan when they were wounded by gunfire. The State Highway Patrol says no charges have been filed for now. 29-year-old Stephen McMullen of East Cleveland has a head wound and is being treated at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo. The other victim, 20-year-old Darryle Webster of Detroit, Michigan was treated and released with a hand wound. The...
December 3, 2003 - 7:25am
5 years 11 weeks ago
Deputies and community members in Eaton Ohio are in shock today over the death of Preble County Sheriff Thomas Hayes. Hayes died early this morning after becoming ill at work Tuesday afternoon. He was rushed to a Dayton hospital where he expired a little after one o'clock this morning after several hours of emergency surgery for an aneurysm at Miami Valley Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending for Hayes, he was 49 years old.
December 3, 2003 - 7:18am
5 years 11 weeks ago
A Columbus woman is dead today after a fire ripped through her home last night. Firefighters were unable to reach 73-year-old Alice Runyan in time. Runyan's granddaughter, 19-year-old Amy Stump who lived with her was rescued from the home by her father. He lives nearby, and saw the flames. He reached the scene before fire crews arrived. Columbus crews were delayed due to two trains blocking a crossing. Madison Township firefighters took over while other crews were held up. The cause of the fire...
December 3, 2003 - 6:42am
5 years 11 weeks ago
The identity of a Kent State student found dead in her dorm room Tuesday has not yet been released. The 29-year-old student was found in her room by campus officials. Relatives apparently hadn't heard from the woman in several weeks, so they contacted dormitory staff and asked them to check on her last night. The cause and time of her death are still under investigation.
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