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October 8, 2003 - 10:05pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Zanesville Detective Ric Roush says 22-year-old Derek Norris and 19-year-old Amanda Miller, both of Zanesville, face a several serious chares in relation to the homicide of Bradley Barnett. The incident occurred at Barnett’s residence at 515 ½ Thurman Street on September 17th. Both were indicted Wednesday by the Muskingum County Grand Jury. Norris is facing nine counts total. The most severe being one count of aggravated murder with a gun specification and a death penalty specification....
October 8, 2003 - 3:43pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
A Guernsey County man is facing murder charges. Sheriff Mike McCauley says that 41-year-old William Berger of Kimbolton is charged with one count of murder with a gun specification. The sheriff says Berger is accused of shooting 36-year-old Charles Touchstone at their Johnstown Run Road address early Tuesday morning. McCauley says Touchstone suffered one gunshot from a .45 caliber handgun. A motive has not yet been established, but investigators say it all started early Tuesday morning when...
October 8, 2003 - 3:04pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
The rising cost of malpractice insurance rates is costing some local doctors their practices. One doctor resigned and another has taken a leave of absence, both as a result of significant increases in their malpractice insurance rates. President and CEO of Genesis Healthcare Systems, Tom Seiber, says that they know of no other positions that will be leaving the community at this time because of the situation. Although there's little Genesis can do to give physicians lower premiums, Seiber...
October 8, 2003 - 10:56am
5 years 4 weeks ago
A new poll finds that a majority of Ohioans didn’t approve of the job Governor Taft is doing, although his approval rating was up slightly since a similar poll in May. The Ohio Poll – sponsored and conducted by the University of Cincinnati – found that 44 percent of the Ohio adults it surveyed between September 4th and September 19th approved of the job Taft is doing. The poll also found that 46 percent disapproved of Taft’s job performance. In May an Ohio poll found that 40 percent of those...
October 8, 2003 - 10:42am
5 years 4 weeks ago
By the end of the year, anyone in Ohio will be able to dial a toll-free number to relay information about a child abduction. The panel charged with fine-tuning Ohio’s Amber Alert System says the phone number, 1-877-AMBER-O-H, will be operational by December 31st. The hotline is a relatively easy and inexpensive step that can be taken immediately. The Amber Alert steering committee said setting up a statewide network of electronic highway signs to flash alerts to motorists may be another...
October 8, 2003 - 5:33am
5 years 4 weeks ago
The State Highway Patrol reports that one person is dead after a tractor trailer truck flipped over and crushed a car on Tuesday. According to the patrol, the truck was approaching an Ohio Turnpike ticket booth in North Ridgeville (near Cleveland) when it went up onto a concrete barrier and overturned crushing a car carrying two people. Troopers say 39-year-old Andrea Raglin of Cleveland, died while she was waiting in line to get a toll ticket. The passenger in her car was taken to Cleveland...
October 7, 2003 - 10:36pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
A construction worker in Cincinnati fell to his death. The man was working on the roof of a four-story building just before 9:00 Tuesday morning. According to witnesses, the worker lost his balance when he tried to throw something to the ground. The unidentified man appeared to be in his 30’s and according to a co-worker, he had several young children.
October 7, 2003 - 10:35pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Pope John Paul, II, has appointed a new bishop to lead 333,000 Catholics in Northwest Ohio. Leonard Paul Blair was introduced as the new bishop Tuesday morning in Toledo. He has been an Auxiliary Bishop in the Detroit diocese since 1999. In addition, he’s served in a number of other positions at both the Vatican and in Detroit, his hometown. Blair replaces Bishop James Hoffman, who died in February of cancer.
October 7, 2003 - 3:17pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
The Zanesville post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is making a few changes to their cars. The first is the light bars on top of the cruisers. Sgt. Michael Forshey said the older ones, which are square in shape, are not as visible. The newer light bars offer a few different lighting options, including the ability to direct traffic on the rear panel of the car. Inside the car is becoming more high tech too. Forshey said they are pre-wiring the vehicles for the addition of laptop computers...
October 7, 2003 - 3:07pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
A local man creates exotic wooden plates as a hobby, and the only way you can get one is during an auction. Ray Thomas has been working with wood since he retired 15 years ago. He makes intricate designs in a style he created, only working with rare woods like walnut and hickory. However, he doesn’t sell them. He only donates the pieces to charity for auction. He said they’re collector’s items. The newest of his collectors items is an inlaid wooden plate, which will be auctioned off...
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