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May 5, 2003 - 12:04am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Community members gathered at Mudgetts' Monuments today for a special dedication for Ohio’s Bicentennial. It took almost two years to complete the three-part historical structure that represents the history of the past and present. Local artist Karen Honaker etched the monuments. She says each of her etchings has a deep significance that local residents can relate to. There are several reasons that the Mudgetts' decided to create a special bicentennial monument in Zanesville, but their main...
May 4, 2003 - 11:48pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Police in Kent arrested several anti-war protesters Sunday afternoon after they marched down a city street. It started at the annual May 4th memorial for four students shot by National Guardsmen at Kent State University in 1970. Then it turned into an anti-war rally. Although police warned the several hundred protesters to stay off public highways, they marched off campus and down State Route 59.
May 4, 2003 - 11:44pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
According to the Marietta Post of the State Highway Patrol a Morgan County woman died in an automobile accident early Sunday evening. The accident occurred around 7:00 p.m. Officers say an elderly woman was driving on State Route 60 just south of McConnelsville when she went off the side of the road and hit a patch of trees. The woman was pronounced dead at Good Samaritan Hospital. Any further information is not being released until family members are notified.
May 4, 2003 - 11:38pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A police chase in Fairfield County ends with the apprehension of a fleeing suspect. Shortly before 8:00 Sunday morning the Lancaster Police Department and an unmarked drug task force vehicle were chasing a suspicious car traveling northbound on Columbus Street leaving Lancaster. According to a dispatcher at the Lancaster PD, the suspect was initially traveling northbound on US 33. He switched to the southbound lanes but continued to drive in the northbound direction. The suspect eventually...
May 3, 2003 - 9:58pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The withdrawal of a judge from Tuesday’s primary means 18 unneeded polling places in Fairfield County will be open. Municipal Judge Donald McAuliffe’s decision last week not to run for re-election came too late to reprint ballots or cancel the primary in those precincts, where McAuliffe’s was the only contested race. Polling place notices will advise that any votes cast for McAuliffe will be invalid. That assures County Administrator Pat Harris of being the Republican nominee for Municipal...
May 3, 2003 - 5:27pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A one-car rollover accident sent one woman to the hospital Saturday afternoon. According to the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, 58-year-old Veronica Borcila was driving with her passenger 53-year-old Gulhan Kutlu, both from Franklin County. They were traveling eastbound on Interstate 70 when Borcila reportedly spilled her pop and turned her attention away from driving, causing her 2001 Honda CRV to slide off the right side of the road. Borcila then overcorrected and rolled her...
May 3, 2003 - 5:14pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Morgan County Emergency Management Agency in conjunction with the local Emergency Planning Committee conducted a tabletop exercise at the Malta-McConnelsville Volunteer Fire Department. The exercise helps officials throughout the area to prepare for a possible terrorist attack. Discussions at the meeting gave attendees an opportunity to voice their ideas or concerns in various scenarios, all in hopes to figure out a master plan. Morgan County is one of the twenty-eight counties in Ohio who...
May 2, 2003 - 5:51pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Zanesville State Patrol says a drunk driver hit a school bus and fled the scene. The accident between the bus and a pick up truck happened around 3:30 Friday afternoon on State Route 146 West. The driver of the truck was Danny Brown of Nashport. According to the patrol, Brown hit the bus and fled from the scene. Law enforcement officers were able to find Brown after a witness reported the accident. The state patrol says Brown was intoxicated. Troopers cited him with OMVI and hit and...
May 2, 2003 - 2:21pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A Judge in Newark has sentenced a 79-year-old Coshocton County man to 22 to years to life in prison for killing a police informant. Robert Boyes of Warsaw was convicted of killing Benjamin Thompson of Alexandria in June, hours after Thompson received a court order to appear before a grand jury in an arson case. Authorities said Boyes fatally shot Thompson on June 17th to keep him from telling investigators about a chain of arson, fraud and other crimes. Thompson was identified in court...
May 2, 2003 - 1:42pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Ohio State University students will have to fork our more money starting this summer. The board of trustees approved another round of tuition hikes today, just one year after raising the price by nine percent. New students will have to pay a nine percent increase along with an additional fee of 100 dollars per quarter. The move comes as the state continues to battle a budget crisis. The increase will begin this summer for most students and could cost undergraduate students varying dollar...
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