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November 20, 2003 - 11:12pm
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An Ohio man is one of seven buried Thursday in Arlington National Cemetery more than half a century after their deaths. Navy Petty Officer Samuel L. Crown, Jr. of Columbus and the others were aboard a plane that crashed in Russia after taking off from Alaska during World War II. The aircraft was part of a five-plane flight that encountered bad weather during the mission. A Russian citizen found wreckage of a U.S. Aircraft on an eastern Russian peninsula in 1962. But that wasn’t reported to...
November 20, 2003 - 11:10pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A truck driver accused of killing two men and wounding three in a shooting at the Southwest-Ohio off ice of a trucking company that once employed him said Thursday he wants to act as his own attorney. 50-year-old Tom West made the request during his arraignment in Butler County Common Pleas Court in Hamilton. Gregory Howard, West’s court-appointed attorney, entered an innocent plea on behalf of West and said he wants to mount an innocent-by-reason-of-insanity defense. Judge Keith Spaeth...
November 20, 2003 - 11:09pm
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A no contest plea Thursday from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The Archdiocese was charged for failing to report allegations of child sexual abuse. Thursday in Hamilton County, the plea means the Archdiocese admits no wrongdoing, but won’t fight the charges. As a result, the Archdiocese was fined $10,000. Thursday’s plea also means the Archdiocese will avoid a possible indictment.
November 20, 2003 - 6:28pm
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Election time is over, but some residents in Cambridge are left wondering if their votes would've made a difference in the heated election for mayor. Apparently new polling locations caused problems for some voters who were turned away after visiting the wrong poll. Guernsey County downsized their number of precincts as they prepare to be in compliance with the "Help America Vote Act". It requires each precinct to have 200 voters for every electronic voting unit. Director of the Guernsey...
November 20, 2003 - 6:20pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
In an effort to keep unlicensed, uninsured drivers out of jail and get them back on the road again legally, Judge Kelly Cottrill met with Muskingum County Commissioners today to get their approval for hiring a new security officer and building an office. The new position will assist defendants in getting their driver's license reinstated after they've been suspended by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Cottrill says law changes that will take effect at the beginning of the year are making...
November 20, 2003 - 3:37pm
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The State Bureau of Workers’ compensation says Ohio employers will save about 240 million dollars on their premiums next year. The Commission overseeing the agency voted today to temporarily restore premium discounts that were eliminated six months ago. A 20 percent discount will be applied to the first billing cycle of 2004. The bureau says it got better-than-expected returns on its investments and now has a surplus of 400 million dollars. That’s double the surplus when the bureau canceled...
November 20, 2003 - 12:30pm
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An accident involving a car and a pick up truck this morning appeared worse than it actually was. According to trooper Warner of the Zanesville post of the State Highway Patrol, at approximately 8:45 this morning a car and a pick up truck crashed on East Pike near New Concord. The driver of the pick up truck was 63-year old Charles Coulter. The driver of the car is unknown. While the accident is still under investigation, authorities say they may know what caused the crash. Fortunately,...
November 20, 2003 - 6:33am
5 years 11 weeks ago
Just last week there were reports that Big Bear parent company, Penn-Traffic had plans to close stores throughout the Central Ohio region. Those plans have now hit southeastern Ohio as officials have announced that the Big Bear store in the Southgate Shopping Center in Heath will be closed on January 10th, therefore leaving over 90 employees without a job. This comes as a shock to many customers in the Licking County area because less that a year ago, the Big Bear on North 21st Street in Newark...
November 20, 2003 - 6:26am
5 years 11 weeks ago
Governor Taft has threatened to veto concealed carry legislation unless it requires the state to disclose the names of those who are issued gun permits. Taft wrote a letter to the House and Senate leaders saying that people have the right to know who has a license to carry a concealed weapon, that's according to a report from The Cleveland Plain Dealer. The governor's veto threat comes as legislators try to resolve differences between House-and Senate-passed versions of that bill. Gun lobbyists...
November 19, 2003 - 10:48pm
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A Licking County man will be put to death for his murder of a former Licking County Sheriff’s deputy. Judge Jon Spahr sentenced 40-year-old Phillip Elmore Wednesday in Licking County Common Pleas Court in the June 2002 killing of his ex-girlfriend Pamela Annarino. According to trial testimony, Elmore broke into Annarino’s home and beat her to death with a metal pipe because she had ended their relationship. Elmore’s execution date has been set for March 31st, 2004.
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