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September 23, 2003 - 9:55pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Licking County Sheriff’s Department continues to search for an escaped inmate. Officials in several counties are searching for 27-year-old Michael Boring of Columbus. Boring was last seen Monday afternoon in Newark, after he jumped from a work truck stopped at a traffic light. According to Captain Rod Mitchell with the Sheriff’s Department, Boring is described as a white male, standing 5’10” tall, and weighing 165 pounds. He has short brown hair, blue eyes and a go-tee. He also has a...
September 23, 2003 - 9:54pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
In court today, but not Muskingum County: Zanesville murders suspect Derek Norris. Norris appeared in an Indiana court this afternoon for his bond hearing in last week’s shooting death of Bradley Barnett, of Zanesville. According to Zanesville Police Detective Ric Roush, a $1,000,000 bond was set for Norris. Norris fled west to Indiana after a botched robbery on Thurman Street last Wednesday. He was taken unto custody at a Motel 8 in Richmond. Norris remains in Indiana, fighting...
September 23, 2003 - 9:53pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
More than two years after the 9-11 attacks, airport security remains a top priority at the Toledo Airport. In addition to major upgrades within its screening process since 2001, Toledo Express has just installed Bio-Metric Technology. Bio-Metric hand readers are now posted outside all of the airport’s operation areas. Every employee must scan his or her hand to gain access to secure locations. Toledo Express is only the second airport in the nation to use the high-tech devices; the San...
September 23, 2003 - 9:53pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Ohio State Highway Patrol has beat out troopers from across the nation for some very fashionable bragging rights. That of Best Dressed...that is. The Ohio Highway Patrol has been named the Grand National Winner in the 2003 Best Dressed Police Competition, State Category. Law enforcement agencies from across the nation vie for the National Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors annual awards. The winners are chosen on the basis of neatness, projection of authority,...
September 23, 2003 - 2:23pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A new poll finds that President Bush’s approval rating has fallen among Ohioans since April. The Ohio Poll was conducted September 4th through the 19th by the University of Cincinnati’s Institute for Policy Research. It finds that 55 percent of Ohioans approved of Bush’s performance as President, compared with 43 percent who disapproved of his performance. Two percent neither approved nor disapproved. The institute surveyed 809 adults statewide by telephone. The margin of sampling error...
September 23, 2003 - 2:17pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A local man is transported to Good Samaritan Hospital after crawling from his mangled concrete truck. Around 8:30 this morning, the truck, from Adam’s Concrete in Zanesville, rolled over a hill on State Route 83, north of New Concord. The highway patrol says it’s going to investigate the truck’s brakes to see if they were working properly. State Route 83 had to be closed to clean up an oil leak. The name of the truck driver has not yet been released. The accident remains under...
September 22, 2003 - 9:59pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Police in Licking County are searching for an escaped inmate. The individual, 27-year-old Michael Boring, escaped at around 2:00 Monday afternoon. Boring was assigned to a work detail with the Licking County Litter Prevention. According to Lt. Chad Dennis with the Licking County Sheriff’s Department, Boring jumped out of a work truck in the area of West Locust and North 3rd Street in Newark, when the truck was stopped at a traffic light. He was being held in the Licking County Justice...
September 22, 2003 - 9:54pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
He’s still in Indiana, and this week he’s fighting extradition back to Ohio. The Zanesville Police Department says murder suspect Derek Norris will remain in Indiana for several weeks. Detective Ric Roush says the effort will delay the grand jury between 30 to 60 days, while the court waits for paperwork to be completed. Norris is wanted in the shooting death of Bradley Barnett last Wednesday. Norris was arrested early Friday morning at a Motel 8 in Richmond, Indiana. He has been charged...
September 22, 2003 - 9:53pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A Dayton-area chemical plant rocked by an explosion that displaced about 2000 nearby residents was declared safe Monday, and evacuees were allowed to return to their homes. David Coffey, Chairman of the Miami Township Board of Trustees, says the danger is over. The residents were evacuated following the explosion, which occurred Sunday morning while firefighters were working with six employees to contain a leak of nitric oxide. Cause of the explosion is under investigation.
September 22, 2003 - 9:53pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A connector road will give drivers an alternative route to travel on. At Monday night’s city council meeting, council passed the 146/60 Connector Road project. The ordinance was introduced at the last meeting, however Mayor Jack Fenton was originally opposed to the idea. The city now has a developer and will be using a TIF or tax increment financing for the project. This will generate revenue without costing taxpayers additional money. The ordinance authorized five million dollars for the...
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