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September 30, 2003 - 10:10pm
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A three-car accident on Roseville Road, also known as State Route 93 South, occurred at 4:00 Tuesday afternoon. According to Trooper Jeff Jirles with the State Highway Patrol, two commercial trucks traveling in opposite directions and a Camero collided on SR 93. The Patrol confirmed late Tuesday night that two people died at the scene, and two others were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital. The deceased are 26-year-old Cory Ihinger and 48-year-old Lloyd Ihinger, both of Avondale. Both...
September 30, 2003 - 10:09pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department also responded to a three-car accident Tuesday. According to Lt. Bill Shaw, the accident occurred on Wayne Avenue at around 4:15 p.m. A Ford station wagon, driven by 23-year-old Michael McCoy of Roseville rear-ended a car, causing a domino effect by hitting two cars in front of him that had stopped for traffic. In all, five people were transported to the hospital with mostly minor injuries, although the conditions have not been confirmed. McCoy was issued a...
September 30, 2003 - 10:08pm
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More than a dozen students were injured Tuesday morning when their school bus flipped over in Circleville, near Columbus. The bus went off the side of the road where the it skidded and flipped over. At this point, local authorities say it’s not clear what caused the bus to crash or whether another vehicle was involved. There were 30 high school and junior high students on the bus. At least 13 of them were sent to the hospital with minor injuries.
September 30, 2003 - 10:07pm
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A three-car accident in Fairfield County sends four to the hospital and life-lights a male child to Children’s Hospital for precautionary reasons. According to the Fairfield Post of the Highway Patrol, the accident happened at the intersection of U.S. 22 and Township Road 159, also known as Sandhill Road. The crash remains under investigation at this time. No names have been released.
September 30, 2003 - 2:25pm
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After more than 5 years of work, a new road to connect Zanesville and Dresden is almost complete. The limited access road, Northpoint Drive, is set to soon be open. The road only needs to be seeded and striped before being put to use, but there’s still a few speed bumps to cross before Northpoint opens in its entirety. In order for the intersection of State Route 60 and Northpoint to be completed, 60 will be shut down sometime within the next two weeks and will remain closed for about a...
September 30, 2003 - 2:25pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
New stores along Main Street are helping downtown Zanesville continue to grow, while drawing more people to the downtown area. “A Touch of Thread” is one of the most recent additions. The store specializes in machine quilting and receives orders from across the U.S. as well as Japan. Owner Martha Creasy says that drawing people downtown is important in order for the area to continue to grow. There is still property available for sale on Main Street. If you’d like more information, you can...
September 30, 2003 - 2:07pm
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For many children, a field trip is one of the peaks of the school year. And thanks to the Ohio State University Extension, busloads of Muskingum County children got an extensive tour of the county courthouse on government day. The kids went to all the rooms in the courthouse, learning each one’s function. Clerk of Courts Todd Bickle spoke about the court process. He explained his job to seven groups of eager faces, explaining on their level how he deals with vehicle titles and keeping...
September 30, 2003 - 11:03am
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Some good news for Columbia Gas of Ohio customers when it comes to the cost of keeping warm this fall and winter. The company is reducing the price it charges most of its 1.3 million customers in 64 counties for natural gas. Customers still will be paying about five dollars more per month November through January than during the same period last year, but that’s much better than previous forecasts. The experts have been predicting that natural-gas shortages would cause prices to skyrocket...
September 29, 2003 - 11:38pm
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In a surprising move, Zanesville murder-suspect Derek Norris decided Monday afternoon to waive his extradition. That information is according to Detective Ric Roush with the police department. Roush said the department was notified at around 4:30 Monday afternoon that Norris decided to waive his extradition instead of fight it. Norris had fled to Indiana after he shot 20-year-old Bradley Barnett on Thurman Street on Wednesday, September 17th. Police believe the shooting was the result of a...
September 29, 2003 - 10:05pm
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O’Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens is making more money these days. President Rich Castrop says revenues exceeded expenses by nearly $3 million in the 2003 fiscal year compared with $2.3 million in the previous fiscal year. Nearly $600,000 came from charitable campaigns. Dr. Lenard Presutti is the Chief of the Medical Staff. He says the hospital’s medical education training program has resulted in at least 15 doctors who have gone into practice in southeast Ohio and support the hospital...
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