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June 18, 2003 - 6:33pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Some Zanesville firefighters received training of a different kind today. Firefighters learned to use a new high-pressure air chisel in the event they would need to extract children from school buses. Alongside Lieutenant Rick Cosman of the Columbus Fire Department, firefighters practiced making emergency entrances into the buses. Robert Hinesman, Assistant Fire Chief of the Zanesville Fire Department says old tools that would have been used in past emergency situations may not have been...
June 18, 2003 - 6:26pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
If you're looking to start a new business, here's your chance to get some tips from experienced entrepreneurs. The Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce is hosting an entrepreneurship series. Thomas Poorman, President of Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce says, "Our purpose is not only to celebrate some of the success stories in the business community, but hopefully inspire some future entrepreneurs...whether they're young people, old people, it doesn't make any...
June 18, 2003 - 2:22pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
The Zanesville man accused of attempted murder appeared in a Ross County courtroom today. 18-year-old Randall Cremeans Junior did not enter a plea. His bail was set at 500,000 dollars. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Monday June 23rd in Chillicothe. Ross County deputies allege Cremeans is involved in a drive-by shooting in Ross County.
June 18, 2003 - 10:27am
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The state has executed inmate Ernest Martin for the 1983 shooting death of a Cleveland store owner during a robbery. Martin long claimed another man committed the crime. He was executed this morning after dropping a mental retardation claim and losing a late court appeal. The U-S Supreme Court yesterday turned away Martin’s request to stop the execution so he could argue his claim that he had inadequate legal counsel. Martin was pronounced dead at 10:11 a-m. Prison spokeswoman Andrea Dean...
June 17, 2003 - 7:20pm
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Deputies from Ross County were in Zanesville today and took 18-year old Randall Cremeans Junior into custody. Cremeans is a suspect in a drive-by shooting that occurred on June 11th in South Salem in the western part of Ross County. Ross County detective David Bower says there are five suspects who will face charges and currently two are in custody. Bower also says the victim of the drive-by shooting witnessed a prior drive-by shooting. That's why the second shooting may have transpired. No...
June 17, 2003 - 1:33pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Vice President Dick Cheney plans to be in Akron later this month for a Bush campaign fundraiser. The tickets for the June 30th event at the Hilton Akron-Fairlawn cost between 1000 and 2000 dollars. Those paying the larger amount will get their photo taken with Cheney. An Arkon-Canton host committee is organizing the event along with several prominent businesspeople including Presidents of J-M Smucker Company and Canton based Timken.
June 17, 2003 - 1:28pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
The Senate is ready to pass a bill allowing Ohioans to receive permits to carry concealed weapons. Senate President Doug White says the bill for the first time has the support of Governor Taft. The full Senate was expected to vote on the bill today after a vote in the Senate judiciary committee. Captain John Born, Spokesman for the Ohio State Highway Patrol, says the Patrol will support the bill because of some last-minute changes. Those changes include requiring adults with concealed...
June 16, 2003 - 10:55pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
A small two-engine plane crashed in a gravel pit Monday afternoon in Tuscarawas County, killing the pilot and the only passenger on board. The victims were a man and a woman, both about 60 years old. Their names have not been released, but the State Highway Patrol believes the two are related. The plane, a 1999 Piper, crashed into the property of State Route 4-16 Sand and Gravel. It’s not clear from where the plane was traveling or to where it was headed.
June 16, 2003 - 6:58pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Zanesville police arrest a man in connection with an attempted aggravated murder case in Ross County. Police took 18 year-old Randall Cremeans Jr. into custody around 4 p.m. According to detective David Bower with the Ross County Sheriff's Department, a warrant was issued for Cremeans, who is a suspect in the shooting. The shooting incident took place last Wednesday at an intersection in Ross County. Detective Bower says there may be more suspects involved in the shooting. The victim, a...
June 16, 2003 - 4:24pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Replacement roofs will cover two buildings in Zanesville, but rainy weather is delaying the construction process. The city hall and rural services building both need restoration because of wear and tear throughout the years. The city opened bids for the project on May 5th and after extensive reviews from the board of control, two separate companies were selected, one for each building. Merriam Roofing Company will work on the rural building for a total of $60,399. The city building will receive...
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