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September 24, 2003 - 9:06pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Former Congressman James Traficant Junior is no longer considering running for president from behind bars. After two months of collection donations, the Presidential Exploratory Committee said they did not raise the $100,000 needed to qualify for federal matching funds. Traficant was convicted last year on federal racketeering, bribery and tax evasion charges. He’s serving an eight-year prison sentence at a Pennsylvania prison.
September 24, 2003 - 9:05pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The Ohio Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a woman who invited he ex-husband to a party, against a temporary protection order. According to court records, Betty Lucas of Newark invited he ex to a birthday party. During the party the two drank several beers and eventually got in a domestic fight. Both were charged with domestic violence and Lucas was also charged and later convicted of complicity to violate a protective order. However that conviction was overturned Wednesday in...
September 24, 2003 - 9:21am
5 years 11 weeks ago
A key ruling from the Ohio Supreme Court on the state’s ban on carrying concealed weapons. The court upheld the ban, keeping Ohio from joining 44 other states that allow citizens to carry hidden guns. The ruling stems from a Cincinnati case in which four people claimed that they needed to carry guns for self-protection. The legislature has struggled with the issue for years. The debate pits rural lawmakers who see nothing wrong with allowing people to carry guns against lawmakers from high-...
September 23, 2003 - 9:55pm
5 years 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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...
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