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July 18, 2003 - 5:58pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Columbus police say they’re looking for a man who they believe knows how an arson fire started that killed five college students in a house near the Ohio State Campus. Police Spokeswoman Sherry Mercurio says the man was likely at the house when the April 13th fire started. She says police believe he can tell them how the fire started, or who started it. Mercurio says the man may himself be the one who started the fire. Police describe the man as a 20-year-old white male who is 5’11” tall...
July 18, 2003 - 5:36pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
There’s one group of law enforcement officials whose job is to blend in. And because of this anonymity, the unit’s work is often overlooked. However the Zanesville Police Department’s Drug Unit is very effective. Last year alone they had 118 felony indictments on drug charges. This year the unit is on pace to match, or exceed that number.
July 18, 2003 - 5:35pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The deadly accident earlier this week at a California Farmers’ Market has brought mature drivers into the spotlight once again. The accident Wednesday claimed ten lives. Witnesses say the 86-year-old man driving lost control. Some critics say people over a certain age should not be behind the wheel, however law enforcement agencies claim sometimes the oldest drivers are the safest drivers. Keeping in mind that every person is unique, family and friends can watch the vision, flexibility and...
July 18, 2003 - 5:34pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The fatal motorcycle accident on Maple Avenue Wednesday night in front of the Hollywood Video store has the Zanesville Police Department asking for the public’s help. 53-year-old Fred Helser of Zanesville died in the accident, and officers need more information. Any eyewitnesses, or anyone with information is asked to please call Detective Ric Roush, at 455-0700.
July 18, 2003 - 5:33pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
If you’re in the mood for music, food, fireworks, or just a lot of fun...the second annual Jam at the Landing is the place to be. It all kicks off Saturday to noon at Zane’s Landing Park with a variety of activities that will go well into the night. Admission to the park is free to the public and all profits will go benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information, call 454-2589.
July 18, 2003 - 5:32pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Aviation fanatics have another chance to soar. Parr Airport is hosting a pancake fly-in for pilots and residents alike. Anyone is welcome Saturday, July 19th from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to enjoy breakfast, lunch, or even an airplane ride for only $15.00. Pilots from as far as Michigan and West Virginia have flown in for past events.
July 18, 2003 - 5:31pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Ohio Department of Health says a 43-year-old Northwest Ohio man has the state’s first confirmed case of West Nile Virus this year. Health Department Spokesman Kristopher Weiss says the Fulton County man is fully recovered. State Health Director J. Nick Baird says the diagnosis is unfortunate but not unexpected. The state reported 31 deaths last year related to West Nile. Infected mosquitoes spread the disease, although there have been a few cases of the virus being spread through blood...
July 18, 2003 - 5:30pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Many seniors will soon be referring to downtown Zanesville as “home sweet home.” The Historic Senior Apartment Complex located at the corner of 3rd and Market is set to hold its grand opening early next week. The complex offers 20 affordable apartments to citizens aged 55 and older. The project is a 3.1 million dollar venture. The Grand Opening will be held Monday, July 21st from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Everyone is invited.
July 18, 2003 - 5:21am
5 years 7 weeks ago
S-B-C Ohio is hoping to get the o-k from the Federal Communication Commission granting the company’s request to enter the long-distance arena. The company has formally applied for permission. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio last month said it supports S-B-C’s attempt to enter the long-distance market. The agency says it will lead to more competition and lower prices for customers. S-B-C Ohio has more than four million lines in 61 Ohio counties.
July 18, 2003 - 5:16am
5 years 7 weeks ago
An area Volunteer is convicted of around 90 sex related charges. It happened Thursday in Licking County Common Pleas Court. Scott Wagner of Mckean, Ohio, a former Big Brother/Big Sister volunteer, was found guilty on 89 sex related counts. Wagner was found guilty of rape and other charges involving pornographic pictures of children. Investigators say Wagner molested 11 young boys in a seven-year period. One victim was a 9-year-old he was mentoring in the Licking County Big Brothers program...
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