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October 2, 2003 - 9:57pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Investigators expect to be on the scene of the silo explosion in New Knoxville for several more days trying to determine what caused the deadly disaster. The damaged silo still stands at the Hoge Lumber Company. Structural engineers say even after the explosion, it’s stable enough to work around. Thursday, firefighters tried removing the rest of the wood chips that were stored inside the silo. Arrangements are being made to remember the two firefighters who lost their lives while fighting...
October 2, 2003 - 10:12am
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Some Ohioans woke up this fall morning to sleet, snow and record low temperatures. The National Weather Service in Cleveland says three-tenths of an inch of snow fell today at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, which ties the record for earliest measurable snowfall set in 1974. Farther south near Akron, sleet coated roadways. Meanwhile, people in Mansfield and Findlay were greeted with record lows. The Weather Service says the Findlay record of 29 degrees ties the 1974 mark, while...
October 2, 2003 - 5:29am
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The Ohio Super Lotto jackpot is starting to grow. You can look for a six million dollar jackpot on Saturday after there was no big winner in last night’s game. There was five million dollars up for grabs in the drawing. In the Kicker game, there also was no winner of the 100,000 dollar top prize.
October 2, 2003 - 5:00am
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Columbus-based American Electric Power says it’s surprised a federal agency has filed a lawsuit accusing the company of trying to manipulate prices in the natural gas market. The suit says traders working for A-E-P tried to control the market by sending thousands of false or misleading reports to industry publications. A-E-P fired the five traders last October for giving false information to one of those publications. A-E-P spokeswoman Melissa Mchenry says the company wasn’t expecting the...
October 2, 2003 - 4:54am
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Senator George Voinovich is challenging the Bush Administration’s view that the United States should pay the full cost of rebuilding Iraq. The Ohio republican has introduced legislation that would require the President to report regularly to Congress on his efforts to get other nations to help absorb the costs in Iraq. President Bush has asked Congress for 87 billion dollars for rebuilding Iraq and Afghanistan. The measure still must be approved in the House. Voinovich says that although he...
October 1, 2003 - 10:46pm
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Michael Morris appeared in Guernsey County Common Pleas Court Wednesday, facing two counts of aggravated murder. Prosecutor Keith Plummer says the 20-year-old Morris has been sentenced to 26 years in prison. Morris received ten years for each count of attempted murder and three counts for each gun specification charge. He was convicted September 18th for shooting and wounding Rebecca Lewers and Crystal McCalla, while the two were camping with Morris’ family at a Cambridge area campground.
October 1, 2003 - 10:45pm
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Zanesville murder-suspect Derek Norris is back in Ohio. A police detective and a sheriff’s deputy brought Norris back to Muskingum County late Tuesday afternoon. Norris had decided to waive his extradition to Ohio...he had been fighting it for several weeks. According to Detective Ric Roush, the police department and the County Prosecutor’s Office will meet to determine what charges will be brought against him, in addition to the aggravated murder charge for shooting Bradley Barnett. The...
October 1, 2003 - 10:44pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department is investigating an armed robbery...According to Lt. Bill Shaw, the robbery occurred at the Certified Gas Station located at 1380 Greenwood Avenue, shortly after 6:00 p.m. Wednesday night. Shaw says the robber implied he has a gun, and ordered the cashier to give him money from the register. The robber is described as being a white male, with a thin build, standing approximately 5’9” tall. He was wearing a black and red jacket and a black ski mask. According...
October 1, 2003 - 10:07pm
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Election day is almost a month away and the race for mayor is heating up. For the first time this year, the three mayoral candidates for mayor were in the same place, laying their platforms on the line. The Oldtimers Association hosted many candidates running for public office this evening during a political forum. Candidates for law director, city council at large and mayor spoke their piece about the upcoming elections. In the three way mayoral race, incumbent mayor Jack Fenton harped on...
October 1, 2003 - 4:04pm
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A small town fire department in western Ohio is reeling today after losing two of its firefighters in an explosion. At least nine other people were taken to hospitals this morning after the blast blew the top off a silo at the Hoge Lumber Company in New Knoxville. Both firefighters killed are from the New Breman fire department. They were spraying water inside the 75-foot tall silo when the explosion occurred. New Breman firefighter Kenneth Jutte was pronounced dead at a hospital in St....
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