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June 28, 2003 - 9:22pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A 27-year-old Army private has been found dead in Iraq after he and another soldier apparently were kidnapped during a sandstorm. Before enlisting in the Army in January 2002, PFC Kevin Ott lived with his parents Charles and Amy Ott near Orient, Ohio. Ott was assigned to Battery-B, Third Battalion of the 18th Field Artillery, 17th Field Artillery Brigade of the 3rd Corps Artillery of Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He and Sergeant First Class Gladimir Phillippe of Linden, New Jersey, were found dead...
June 28, 2003 - 9:19pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Deputy Auditor of the Cincinnati suburb of Sharonville was arrested when he tired to meet a 15-year-old boy he’d met over the internet for sex. The FBI says Thomas Burske drove Thursday morning to Bolivar in eastern Ohio and was intercepted by an FBI agent. Burske has been arraigned on state charges of pandering obscenity and importuning. Bond was set at $100,000. Burske began corresponding with a Bolivar boy more than a year ago. One of the boy’s parents discovered an email and...
June 28, 2003 - 9:18pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
An ATV accident late Friday night resulted with one man life-flighted to Akron General Hospital. According to Coshocton County Sheriff Tim Rogers, the accident happened at 9:20 Friday night on Monroe Township Road 330. 23-year-old Barry Flinner, Jr. of Millersport was traveling northbound on Township Road 330 when he lost control of his ATV and collided with a tree. Flinner sustained serious injuries. Med-Flight transported him to Akron General where he remains in serious condition.
June 28, 2003 - 9:16pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
One person was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Saturday morning after a minor injury accident on Old River Road. According to the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department, the incident occurred shortly after 8:00 Saturday morning two miles south of Gaysport Bridge. The driver lost control of his vehicle and drove over a guardrail on County Road 6. The state highway patrol extricated the vehicle. No word yet on if any charges will be filed.
June 28, 2003 - 9:15pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
People of all ages turned out to remember 175 years since the beginning of New Concord. The Sesquicentennial Celebration coinciding with Ohio’s Bicentennial made this a very special weekend for the village. Participants enjoyed games, the company of friends, and historical presentations. The celebration ended Saturday evening with a community worship service.
June 27, 2003 - 5:29pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A new evidence data system is set up at the Zanesville Police Department, making life easier for detectives. The system is called “the Beast.” It stores every piece of evidence that detectives need during and after an investigation. In the past, officials would have to search through large amounts of paperwork and files to find specific facts. “It will make it a lot easier to track evidence,” Zanesville Police Detective Don Bates stated. “We have so many pieces of evidence coming in, it’s...
June 27, 2003 - 5:28pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Several area residents are in police custody Friday night after the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department made numerous drug busts this week. According to Detective Matt Lutz, detectives searched the home of 54-year-old Howard Roe and 51-year-old Martha Wilson, both of Zanesville Thursday, June 26th. Detectives recovered numerous prescription pills, firearms and over $11,000 in cash. Roe was charged with trafficking is drugs, and having weapons while under disability. Wilson was charged...
June 27, 2003 - 5:27pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
An official of the Ohio Department of Agriculture recommends that the Buckeye Egg Megafarms should close because they create too much pollution and other problems. The recommendation does not mean that farms will automatically shut down. Agriculture Director Fred Dailey will decide weather to close the farms after Buckeye Egg responds to the official’s report. The report came from Hearing Officer Alan Lapp, who conducted an investigation of the Megafarms last year; Dailey had announced the...
June 27, 2003 - 5:26pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The second annual Pick-N-Save Classic Car Cruise-In is on Sunday...and nice weather promises lots of fun for the whole family. The cruise-in is all day Sunday, in the parking lot of Pick-N-Save in South Zanesville. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Muskingum County United Way.
June 27, 2003 - 5:32am
5 years 7 weeks ago
Governor Taft says he believes a jury would not have recommended the death penalty for Jerome Campbell if they’d had all the evidence now available in the case. Taft commuted Campbell’s death sentence to life without patrol Thursday, less than 24 hours before Campbell was sentenced to die for the 1988 death of John Henry Turner in Cincinnati. It’s the first time Taft has granted clemency to a death row inmate. Taft says Campbell presented significant new D-N-A evidence that was not available...
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