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October 2, 2003 - 4:54am
5 years 11 weeks ago
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
5 years 11 weeks ago
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
5 years 11 weeks ago
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 11 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
5 years 11 weeks ago
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
5 years 11 weeks ago
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....
October 1, 2003 - 4:03pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A US Census report shows the number of people without health insurance increased this past year, along with those on government health insurance. Here in Muskingum County, those with Medicaid went up significantly from just over 11,000 to more than 16,000. Local Job and Family Services officials said they state has expanded its Medicaid program for working families. Job and Family Services Deputy Director Beth Durant believes state officials were beginning to see insurance rates on the rise...
October 1, 2003 - 3:59pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
PRO Muskingum seeks volunteers to help fix up area homes on the annual Make a Difference Day. Founded by USA Weekend Magazine and the Points of Light Foundation, Make a Difference Day is the largest national day helping others. Here in Muskingum County, PRO Muskingum wants to do their share with five homecare projects, such as gutter repair and drywall installation. PRO Muskingum Program Coordinator Suzanne Wiles said the number of volunteers varies based on the project. Some need only five...
October 1, 2003 - 8:46am
5 years 11 weeks ago
Columbus-based American Electric Power is accused in a lawsuit of manipulating natural gas prices to make millions of dollars. The suit was filed in U-S commodities futures trading commission. It claims that, depending on the day, the price and volume of gas trades were overstated on a computer spreadsheet in an attempt to move the market up or understated in an attempt to move it down. The suit seeks 355 million dollars in penalties. The lawsuit comes one year after an internal review by A-E-P...
September 30, 2003 - 10:10pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
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...
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