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November 26, 2003 - 6:59am
5 years 10 weeks ago
Although Thanksgiving is tomorrow, only one thing is on the minds of local hunters. Deer. Because December first is the official start of the much anticipated deer-gun season in Ohio. To prepare for the season, students at West Muskignum High school are focusing on the importance of safety while hunting. First, you need to get your hunting license, read up on all the rules and regulations, and get permission from property owners. The hours for hunting start a half hour before sunrise, until...
November 26, 2003 - 6:54am
5 years 10 weeks ago
About 300 young performers from Southwestern Ohio will be marching in the 77th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade tomorrow. The Miami University Marching Band, The Oak Hills High School Varsity Singers and two dozen jump-roping girls from The Kings Local School District in Warren County have been gearing up for this event for months. An estimated two million people will be watching from along the parade route, and there will be an audience of about 60 million TV viewers this year.
November 26, 2003 - 6:46am
5 years 10 weeks ago
A Tuesday morning house fire has killed two boys and injured their mother, stepfather, and another child. At least two are in critical condition this morning. Columbus Fire Department Battalion Chief Mike Fultz says the boys were found on the second floor of the house. Their names haven't been released, however the Franklin County Coroner Brad Lewis says the 12, and 13 year old boys died of what appeared to be smoke inhalation. An autopsy is planned for tomorrow. Fultz says firefighters got the...
November 26, 2003 - 6:25am
5 years 10 weeks ago
Interstate 270 has become a dangerous place, and it's not just because of heavy traffic. Officials say that shootings have been occurring in that area and they have no identified one of the victims who was shot Tuesday morning. According to Franklin County Sheriff's Corporal Marc Pappas, 62-year-old Gail Knisely of Washington Court House was shot shortly after 10 o'clock a.m. on I-270, Columbus' outerbelt near U-S 62. Knisely, who was a passenger in the car, died a short time later at Grant...
November 25, 2003 - 11:51pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
An Ohio judge has delayed a ruling that would allow a man accused of a double-murder to act as his own lawyer. 50-year-old Tom West is accused of killing two people and wounding three others at a suburban Cincinnati trucking company three weeks ago. Tuesday, in a Butler County courtroom, West asked to be his own lawyer. The judge postponed a ruling on this request until after a competency hearing, which is scheduled for mid-December.
November 25, 2003 - 11:51pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
After nearly a century, police horses in Cleveland are being put out to pasture. Cleveland’s high-stepping equestrian unit is the second oldest in the country. But the city is disbanding the unit because of a $62 million budget deficit. The stables will be closed and the horses will be given away to horse farms. The seven officers who normally ride the horses will be reassigned to regular patrol cars. The move is part of Mayor Jane Campbell’s plan to cut 700 city jobs because of money...
November 25, 2003 - 11:50pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
State regulators have ordered FirstEnergy to submit a plan on how it will fix problems cited by the U.S.-Canadian task force investigating the August 14th blackout. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio told the Akron-based utility Tuesday to file its plan by March 1st. The task force’s report issued November 19th criticized FirstEnergy for inadequate computer hardware, software and training. It also said the company allowed trees underneath transmission lines to grow too tall, triggering...
November 25, 2003 - 7:32pm
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Only one more day until feasts begins and at Christ’s Table, turkeys are already in the oven…over 360 pounds of turkey to be exact. The turkeys, donated by the Y-City Longbeards, will help to make a free Thanksgiving meal available to those in need. All of the traditional fixings will be included. Anyone is welcome for the holiday feast on Thursday from 10:35am until 12:30pm.
November 25, 2003 - 7:20pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Hoping to make a difference on both a local and state level, Ohio auditor, Betty Montgomery made a visit to Zanesville today. She was a special guest speaker at the Zanesville Rotary Club, trying to increase accountability in our democracy. Montgomery also spoke about her potential run for governor in 2006, saying that her experience in a variety of positions should help her in the race. Before becoming the state auditor, Montgomery had the opportunity to serve as a county and city...
November 25, 2003 - 12:06pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
House Speaker Larry Householder says records of people holding concealed weapon permits should be public. He says he agrees with Governor Bob Taft’s request that the permit records be open. Householder says making the records public wouldn’t hurt the ability of people carrying concealed weapons to protect themselves. But he says he wants retired police officers to be exempt from the requirement.
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