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September 27, 2003 - 7:28pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Nelson T. Gant foundation auctions an array of items with hopes to buy a house. The foundation has been working to pay the balance of the Gant House before the October 17th deadline. Currently, Century National Bank owns it, but the foundation hopes this auction will bring them closer to owning the house outright. The house used to be a bar, and the auction featured some of the old equipment, along with bar memorabilia. The house was packed full of bargain hunters bidding on things like...
September 26, 2003 - 9:59pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
An escaped Licking County inmate is back in police custody. 27-year-old Michael Boring escaped Monday after jumping off a work release truck in Newark. He then got a ride to Granville where he continued to flee in a stolen dump truck. Boring was arrested Wednesday night on the west side of Columbus. Police say Boring only had ten more days left on his original sentence. He remains in the Franklin County Jail and faces additional charges from the Columbus Police Department including...
September 26, 2003 - 9:58pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Roseville residents remain under an emergency boil advisory Friday. According to representatives is in the area, a major water break is behind the boil advisory. Officials say the break occurred at the main water tank and is draining all of Roseville’s water reserves. If you’re planning on attending the Roseville Oktoberfest, you will need to bring bottled water. The boil order remains in effect until further notice.
September 26, 2003 - 9:57pm
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A new survey says more of Ohio’s registered voters favor President Bush than democrats who are challenging him in the election campaign. The “Ohio Poll” reported Friday that President Bush held double-digit leads over all potential 2004 Democratic challengers. The Ohio Poll did telephone surveys of 632 registered voters between September 4th and 19th.
September 26, 2003 - 9:56pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Ohio Expositions Commission soon will begin a nationwide search for a new director of the Ohio State Fair. Director Richard Frenette resigned Thursday. The fair’s Assistant Director Virgil Strickler, is taking over temporarily until a replacement is found. Frenette’s resignation comes two days after a state watchdog responded that companies provided Frenette and other fair employees with gifts. Frenette denied the allegations.
September 26, 2003 - 9:55pm
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Four Lima teens are in critical condition Friday after consuming a toxic hallucinogenic weed. Two are on life support. Shawnee Township Police Chief Richard Kohli says the four Shawnee High School students consumed part of the Jimson weed Thursday night. The weed is poisonous and is commonly found in farm fields. It can cause hallucinations, nausea, blurred vision, convulsions, and send a person into a coma is ingested. The students, two aged 17 and two aged 18, are in Rita’s Medical...
September 26, 2003 - 6:16pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Beginning this week, the state of Ohio is sending out 2-million Golden Buckeye Cards to seniors ages sixty and older. The cards act like a discount card, which will help cut the cost of those much needed prescription drugs. The program is sponsored by the state of Ohio, but is supported through discounts from the manufacturer. Several manufacturers are cutting their prices for seniors, which means the card will cover a variety of prescription drugs and could also bring about additional savings...
September 25, 2003 - 11:52pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
An accidental shooting in Coshocton to report. According to the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Department, the accident happened shortly before 7:00 Thursday evening at 36640 Township Road 455 in Washington Township. Sheriff Tim Rogers says upon arrival, deputies discovered that 64-year-old Donald Ripple had accidentally shot himself with a 22-caliber rifle. Ripple was reportedly squirrel hunting. Cleveland Metro Helicopter took him to OSU Medical Center.
September 25, 2003 - 11:51pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
An Ohio man who has admitted to helping Al-Qaida is asking to withdraw his guilty plea. Iyman Faris plead guilty in May to helping Al-Qaida scout sited for possible terrorist attacks, including the Brooklyn Bridge. The Pakistani-born man who lived in Columbus for several years has filed a notice of intent to withdraw his plea in U.S. District Court in Virginia. Faris faces up to 20 years in prison, and a $500,000 bond.
September 25, 2003 - 11:50pm
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A new poll out Thursday finds that the race among ten Democratic candidates is close in Ohio. The University of Cincinnati’s Ohio poll surveyed 321 Democratic and Independent voters by telephone between September 4th and 19th. The margin of error was plus or minus 5 ½ percentage points. Senator Joe Liberman was favored by 22%; former Cleveland Mayor and current Representative Dennis Kucinich is at 9%. Ohio’s primary election is March 4th.
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