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December 1, 2003 - 1:50pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
An investigation is underway into the death of a 41-year-old Cincinnati man who died while in police custody yesterday. The police invovled in bringing the 400 pound man in are also under scrutiny today. According to police reports, officers struggled with Nathaniel Jones in a restaurant parking lot after they had gotten a call of a man who was acting strange and being a nuisance. Police say because of Jones' weight, it took six officers using chemicals and nightsticks to get him under control...
December 1, 2003 - 1:44pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A 20-year old man from Columbus, Georgia is in custody after a street brawl killed a man early yesterday in the Dayton suburb of Huber Heights. Police Spokesman Jerry Gustin says the death was not gang related or drug related. It started with an arguement between two groups of young people at a birthday party Saturday night and it continued to escalate after they left. Gustin says at least 15 people left in four cars. He says the occupants of the cars fought in the street with baseball bats and...
December 1, 2003 - 1:39pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The Eastside Community Ministry is starting to take applications today for their brand new Christmas toy drive this year. The drive is set up to benefit teenagers ages 13 and up in need of Christmas gifts. The public is encouraged to donate gifts as well and the ministry is asking for anything ranging from cologne to gift cards. The presents are available to anyone who wants to apply, but there are some income guidelines. The deadline to apply for gifts is Friday December 19th, and all...
December 1, 2003 - 1:35pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Three construction workers from Licking County are dead today after an apparent carbon monoixide poisoning. Another one of the workers is in critical condition at OSU Medical Center. West Licking Fire Chief Jim Weber says the men were found this morning in a house in Pataskala that was under construction. He says they were roofers who has stayed overnight in a partially constructed house so they could get an early start at work this morning. Investigators are looking at whether a space heater...
December 1, 2003 - 1:32pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
As the deer-gun season begins today, local hunters are left with fewer places to turn in their deer this year. The number of check in stations in Muskigum County has significantly dropped off since last year, with only a few still open for hunters. Jerry Prior of the Dillon Falls Check In Station says despite the decrease, he still anticipates plenty of hunters checking in their deer throughout the day. The Dillon Falls Check In station expects around three hundred to four hundred people...
December 1, 2003 - 11:30am
5 years 11 weeks ago
A beetle that killed millions of trees in Michigan and spread to Northwestern Ohio was recently found in Columbus. Federal officials confirmed last week that the Emerald Ash Borer was found in a cluster of trees near a northeastern Columbus auto repair shop. The beetle has infested or destroyed about six million Ash trees in Michigan and was found this year in several locations in Northwestern Ohio. The infestation found in Columbus was discovered after US Agriculture Department Investigators...
December 1, 2003 - 9:24am
5 years 11 weeks ago
As mentioned before, deer-gun season opens today, an event that Franklin County authorities say could be detrimental but also beneficial. Hindering because it could lead to more false alarms along the stretch of highway where eleven shootings have been reported, but on the other hand, the surplus of hunters out combing the area for deer could very well turn up some new leads or evidence in the case. Police responded by car and helicopter yesterday when shots were fired from a field just south...
December 1, 2003 - 7:45am
5 years 11 weeks ago
Ohio hunters are heading out today to comb the wilderness in search of a prize 12-point. An estimated four-hunred-fifty-thousand hunters will be out state wide for the first day of deer-gun season, which begins today a half hour before sunrise. In Muskingum County, Dillon State Park is a popular choice for hunters to camp out this week. All twenty-nine of the parks cabins and ninety camp sites are filled with hunters. Park Officer Doug Linsley says it's usually an easy week for him, and he...
December 1, 2003 - 7:39am
5 years 11 weeks ago
Everyone is back home safe and sound hopefully, after the busiest and heaviest travel weekend of the year. The State Highway Patrol says this past weekend the roadways were crammed with travelers, many of them, speeding. In Muskingum County over 100 arrests were made for traffic violations. Now if you still have a long drive ahead of you, troopers warn motorists to allow some extra time to get to their destination. Sergeant Clark Felix of the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says it...
December 1, 2003 - 6:43am
5 years 11 weeks ago
A new digital printing process for specialty license plates will save money, that's according to state officials. However, many motorists don't like the look of the new tags because they don't have raised numbers or letters. Officials say the state began using the technology in August, to print government, vanity, and other specialty tags, which represent about one of every ten plates in the state. The process involves affixing plastic, computer-generated images to flat peices of steel. The...
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