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July 13, 2003 - 6:59pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
More Ohio history was made today as Perry County received its bicentennial bell. The Ohio Bicentennial Commission made a stop at Village Park to cast and ring the 63rd bell. According to the commission’s Tricia Cunningham, Perry County was unique because it was the bell to be poured at night. The process began Saturday as bronze ingots were added, the bell was poured, and finally today the mold was cracked. A celebrity guest, House Speaker Larry Householder, swung a 16-pound sledgehammer to...
July 12, 2003 - 9:10pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Even though the rain washed some events out at the Riverfest, that didn’t stop the Chesterhill Fire Department from celebrating their festival. The fireman put this on each year as a fundraiser in the community. It kicked off with a parade, which did stay dry, followed by a giant dinner at Marion Elementary School featuring the firefighters famous steak sandwiches. Organizers said this is important financially for the fire department. “We make our payments on our vehicles, our trucks, our...
July 12, 2003 - 9:04pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The Muskingum Riverfest continued despite the showers throughout the day. Vendors lined the street by Frank Demster Memorial Park, but didn’t see anywhere near the ten thousand people expected. Officials were disappointed that the sternwheeler contest wasn’t able to happen. “We’re under what we expected. We expected to have seven sternwheel boats up here but they couldn’t get under the bridge because of the high waters, so they couldn’t make the trip,” said Dale Collins, Sernwheeler Cruise-...
July 12, 2003 - 7:07pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Ohio State University is hiking tuition costs once more. Trustees have approved an increase for the second time in three months. Returning students will now be paying about 15-percent more than last fall. July first, a tuition cap took effect that limits annual tuition increases to 12 percent. OSU followed state rules however, and approved the increase before the deadline.
July 12, 2003 - 6:57pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
A psychiatric facility escapee is one of 20 patients whom have some minor freedoms at the center. James Johnson Jr. was captured Wednesday in Suburban Westerville, after he ran off during the viewing of the Columbus fireworks display on July third. Some of the inmates at the Twin Valley Behavioral Health Care Center are allowed to walk the grounds with an escort or even leave the hospital for a short time unescorted. Johnson is charged with killing his grandfather and wounding an uncle in...
July 12, 2003 - 6:42pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Pet owners strutted their stuff, and their animals today at a national pet talent search for the “top dog,” in a variety of categories. Hosted by the local We Love Pet Store on Maple Avenue a wide array of animals were on hand today to take home top honors. Categories included cutest, most talented, look- alike, and unusual. First place winners will also get the chance to compete nationally for 10-thousand dollars. Today’s winners included a rabbit, a miniature horse, a dog, and a camel....
July 12, 2003 - 6:31pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Pottery and more pottery… that’s what’s going on in Crookesville. The annual Crooksville- Roseville pottery Festival is in full swing, but you only have a day left to locate your find. Some of the treasures to be found in Crooksville include original pieces and traditional treasures, and also pottery of all names brands. Sunday’s festivities include an antique car show, crafts, rides and demonstrations.
July 12, 2003 - 6:24pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
A Fairfield county man has been accused of giving his son a lethal dose of drugs after already serving an eight-month prison sentence for drug possession. The grand jury charged 38-year-old Bradley Frasure of Logan with four felony counts including involuntary manslaughter. Fairfield county sheriff Dave Phelan says a relative found the body of Frasure’s son, 19 year-old Kyle Frasure in the upstairs of her home in Bremen on June 27th. The indictment accuses the father of providing at least 10...
July 11, 2003 - 6:15pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The state’s largest egg producer is appealing an Ohio Department of Agriculture order that it permanently shut down. Buckeye Egg Farm asked the Environmental Review Appeals Commission Friday to delay Agriculture Director Fred Dailey’s order that it start closing barns beginning August 5th. Dailey says the company consistently failed to meet the requirements of its operating permits. The company wants he change to present its side during a hearing, but the shutdown process would continue...
July 11, 2003 - 6:03pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
A federal investigation leads to local businesses being served with search warrants Thursday. The search began due to the possession and sale of short barrel shot guns and the alleged unlicensed dealing of firearms in our area. According to Detective Steve Jones, with the Zanesville Police Department Narcotics Unit, agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms of the Columbus division, executed two federal search warrants to Fell’s Gun Store on Military Road and Y-City Trading...
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