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August 17, 2003 - 6:02pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A Cambridge man is being held as a suspect in the slaying of a teenage boy who apparently was bludgeoned at the man’s home. Guernsey County Prosecutor C. Keith Plummer says 36-year-old Marvin Johnson allegedly hit the victim with a blunt object at his Stewart Avenue residence. Johnson was apprehended in Zanesville later that day. Police report he had blood on his clothes at the time of his arrest. Authorities refuse to identify the dead juvenile. Plummer says the youth was alone Friday...
August 17, 2003 - 6:01pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a motor vehicle accident at 4:30 Saturday afternoon on Township Road 132 in Fairfield County. According to Trooper Tharp with the Post, the driver is Michael Phillips of Lancaster. Phillips was traveling eastbound on Township Road 132 when his car went off the left side of the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned. The patrol reports that Phillips was not wearing a seatbelt. Alcohol is believed to be a factor...
August 16, 2003 - 8:35pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The Wilds opens its gates for a night of food, music and safari. The ninth annual Safari in the Wilds brought almost 500 people for a wildlife adventure this evening. Supporters were able to take tours throughout the facility despite the inclement weather. There were a few bright spots with the rain, the String Quartet featuring Laura Schumann provided entertainment and some past trustees were recognized. Larry Fletcher, director of communications for the Wilds said the trustees were some...
August 16, 2003 - 8:30pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
From acrobats and balancing acts to unicycles and clowns...the Muskingum County Fair is providing visitors with a big top experience of their own. Te Family Circus traveled all the way from Florida to entertain fair-goers, and they say that the small area makes for a very special show. Ringmaster of the circus Melody Zervini says the show is very intimate and special for young children as they see all the fun up close. The 45-minute presentation features a variety of acts and even some...
August 16, 2003 - 8:29pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
As the fair comes to a close, the Farmer’s Market will be returning to its usual home at the fairgrounds next Saturday. The market moves to downtown Zanesville during fair time each year, just across from City Hall where the original sale was held. The Market opens each Saturday at 9:00 a.m.
August 16, 2003 - 8:29pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The 24th Annual Boat Regatta is once again drawing crowds to Buckeye Lake. The competition features an array of both wooden and fiberglass boats that range from $1,000 to $250,000. Boat owners from across Ohio as well as surrounding states travel here each year. This year about 55 boats competed. Judging is Saturday and Sunday.
August 16, 2003 - 8:16pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Investigators say three failed transmission lines in Ohio likely caused this week’s blackout. Experts are working to understand why the disruption spread throughout the Northeast and Midwest and into Canada, and was not contained. North American Electric Reliability Council Chief Michehl Gent says the council is fairly certain that the problem started in Ohio. Gent says the transmission system was designed to isolate problems such as those apparently involving the three lines in the...
August 16, 2003 - 8:13pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The Cambridge Police Department continues to investigate the homicide of a juvenile male on Stewart Avenue in Cambridge. The suspect in the crime, 36-year-old Marvin Johnson, was captured by the Zanesville Police Department and Muskingum’s Sheriff’s Office late Friday morning, after Johnson fled from Guernsey County authorities. Cambridge Police Chief Richard Wayt says a confidential informant gave police a tip that Johnson may be headed to Zanesville in a taxi. This tip lead to the...
August 16, 2003 - 8:12pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Computer problems have caused the Columbus police to outfit the computers in their cruisers with software to guard against a computer virus sweeping the country. Police officials say the computer worm has affected at least 100 computers in Columbus police cruisers. The worm attacks certain Microsoft products and can cause a number of problems for the patrol car computers. It renders them unable to electronically communicate with dispatchers, receive background information, run license plate...
August 15, 2003 - 5:06pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The state’s unemployment rate fell in July to 6.2%. That’s down from 6.3% in June. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services credits the decline to seasonal hiring in the leisure and hospitality industry. Morgan County had the highest unemployment rate in July at 16.4%
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