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May 17, 2003 - 11:46pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Failure to yield at a stop sign caused a two-car accident in South Zanesville Friday night. According to the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 11:30 p.m. Friday night when 16-year-old Christopher Liberatore of Zanesville was driving on Pickerton Lane. He did not yield at the intersection of Pickerton and Coopermill Road, and collided with a vehicle driven by 27-year-old Brent Smith, also of Zanesville. Smith was not injured, however Liberatore and his...
May 17, 2003 - 11:45pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The Fairfield County State Highway Patrol says alcohol was not a factor in a one-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon, however neither the driver nor her 8-year-old passenger were wearing seatbelts. The accident occurred at 2:46 p.m. on State Route 158 just north of Baltimore. 32-year-old Tina Parks was driving northbound on 158 when her car veered off the road, she the overcorrected and flipped the car on its top. Parks was ejected from the 1999 Ford Explorer. She was transported to...
May 17, 2003 - 11:44pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Two people are flown from Licking County to the OSU Medical Center Saturday morning following a one-car accident on Purity Road. The accident occurred around 3:30 am when a car driving on the road lost control, overcorrected and hit a tree. Mary Ann and Newton Township Emergency Crews responded to the accident. Three males, ages 16, 17 and 20 were in the vehicle at the time. Two of them were taken to OSU Medical Center by Med-Flight. The third was taken to Licking Memorial Hospital. Their...
May 17, 2003 - 2:31pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Over three hundred people gathered at the Zane Landing Park in Zanesville for the “American Heart Walk.” This year, 750,000 walkers will participate in over 600 events across the country, raising funds to save lives from our country’s greatest killers: heart disease and stroke. In fact the statistics show that heart disease is the number one leading cause of death in our nation and strokes are the number three cause of death. Unfortunately, those statistics hold true to our area as well. Close...
May 16, 2003 - 10:43pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
A local bar is raided, closed and boarded up Friday night by the Zanesville Police Department. According to a statement issued by the ZPD, the Onyx Club located at 932 West Main Street has permitted the buying and selling of illegal drugs for several months. Because the drug violations are deemed dangerous and harmful to the public, the Muskingum County Common Pleas Court Friday issued a temporary injunction allowing the Police Department to close, padlock and board the premises until further...
May 16, 2003 - 3:11pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Shares of Dayton-based Elder-Beerman stock has shot up 20 percent following word of discussions of a possible sale of the company. In morning trading on the Nasdaq stock market, Elder Beerman stock rose 86 cents to five dollars and one cent. The department-store chain says several prospective buyers have expressed interest. Elder Beerman says it has entered into a letter of agreement with one of those interested parties to discuss possible sale. It declined to name the interested party....
May 16, 2003 - 2:56pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The Ohio Supreme Court today ended the state’s 12-year-old school funding case that led to three rulings declaring Ohio’s educational system unconstitutional. Ohio has spent billions of additional dollars on schools as a result of the lawsuit, named for Perry County student Nathan Derolph. The court ruled 5-to-2 to “end any further litigation” in the case first filed in Perry County yin 1991. The case was filed after the young Derolph had to sit on a classroom floor to take a test because...
May 16, 2003 - 2:20pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Police say a caller to a telephone hot line has admitted making up a story about an eighth-grader threatening to shoot his classmates. The tip led police to the home of 14-year-old Robert Reincheld, where they found a gun and bullets. A prosecutor says Rincheld was arrested and charged with an unrelated delinquency count of trafficking in marijuana. Newark police sergeant Scott Snow says police decided not to pursue a delinquency charge of inducing panic after the caller said the threat...
May 16, 2003 - 1:32pm
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Ohio’s unemployment rate is at a nearly ten year high. The state says the jobless rate was 6.2 percent in April. That’s unchanged from the revised rate for March and the highest level since December 1993. The state says while employment picked up in April, those gains were partially offset by losses in manufacturing. The number of unemployed workers in Ohio was 368-thousand in April. That number is up 20-thousand over the past year.
May 16, 2003 - 1:27pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Muskingum County Sheriff Bob Stephenson says he expects an investigation into two house fires on May 3rd to be finished by Monday. Stephenson says an internal investigation is underway into the action of a 9-1-1 dispatcher and how he reacted to the report of two fires earlier this month. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is looking into the burning of the properties without proper permits. The sheriff says the properties are owned by the Downing Company of Zanesville and were being...
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