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December 2, 2003 - 6:41am
5 years 11 weeks ago
While diamonds may be a girl's best friend, Angel the pooch comes in as a tie for one Duncan Falls Elementary student. In a Dog Licenses Program encouraged by Muskingum County Auditor Anita Adams, nine-year-old Taylor Hull won a contest when she wrote why she loves her dog. Dog licenses are eight dollars each and can be purchased at the County Auditors Office. All dogs three months or older are required by law to be licensed.
December 2, 2003 - 6:35am
5 years 11 weeks ago
Despite chilly conditions, hundreds of people lined the streets in New Concord Monday for the city's annual holiday parade. For more than 15 years the parade has been bringing smiles to resident's faces, and it's gotten better each year. Clytha Young is the coordinator of the tree lighting ceremony and parade and she says this event is a way for the village to introduce the Christmas season. About 12 years ago, the schools joined forces and now conduct the lighting of the Christmas tree in East...
December 2, 2003 - 12:52am
5 years 11 weeks ago
A $10,000 reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest in the Ohio Interstate 270 shooting case. Frustrated officials announced the reward Monday a week after the death 62-year-old old grandmother, Gail Knisley. Police say the opening of Deer Gun season will make the investigation more difficult as Franklin County officials have joined with state and federal police to try to find out who is responsible.
December 2, 2003 - 12:51am
5 years 11 weeks ago
Hunting season may be more difficult in central Ohio; here in Southeastern Ohio the sport has been dangerous. Only one day into the season and officials from the Muskingum County Wildlife Office are reminding hunters they need to be cautious. The warnings come as a hunter is allegedly injured at around 2:30 p.m. while hunting off Old Adamsville Road. While details are still sketchy, officials did say that a hunter was transported to the hospital. However the extent of the injuries are...
December 2, 2003 - 12:51am
5 years 11 weeks ago
Judge Howard Zwelling sentenced 52-year-old Gerald Corbitt of Zanesville Monday. Corbitt was sentenced to life in prison based on four counts of rape. According to Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox, the indictments stem from four incidents between June 24th, 2002 to April 30th, 2003 when Corbitt performed oral sex on a six-year-old boy. Haddox says Corbitt has also been classified as a sexual predator.
December 2, 2003 - 12:50am
5 years 11 weeks ago
The General Headquarters for the State Highway Patrol report that there were ten fatalities over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Of the ten, the report states that eight were on state or federal roadways and the remaining two accidents were on county roads. Alcohol was a factor in two of the crashes, and seatbelts were only worn in two of the accidents.
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...
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