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April 30, 2003 - 3:41pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Congressman Bob Ney is introducing legislation from the Bush administration today that calls for a major shakeup of a federal housing voucher program. The bill would give states control of the program, which helps nearly two million families pay the rent and it is one of the government’s largest housing programs. Administration officials say states could more efficiently manage the rental program and make sure all the money is used. Democrats and low-income advocates oppose the shift. They...
April 29, 2003 - 7:52pm
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A trial date is set for September 22nd for a suspect accused of killing a Lancaster man. Quincy Allen of Columbia, South Carolina, is charged with killing two men at a convenience store near the North Carolina-Virginia state line last summer. Prosecutors say they have evidence linking him to the killing of store clerk, Richard Hawks of North Carolina, and Robert Roush of Lancaster. Roush stopped in the store while traveling.
April 29, 2003 - 4:05pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The city of Zanesville is waiting for a response from the Environmental Protection Agency to continue with their plans to build the 146/60 connector road. For the past couple of years, city hall has been working dilligently on plans to build a road that will connect state route 146 to state route 60. According to mayor Jack Fenton those plans could soon be a reality. Most of the ground work for the new road project has been completed. The only thing that the city needs from the EPA is...
April 29, 2003 - 2:32pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A Youngtown police officer was shot and killed early this morning in his patrol car and the search continues for the suspect. 26-year-old patrolman Michael Hartzell was shot around 2:20 this morning across from Powers Auditorium in downtown Youngstown. He died at the hospital a short time later. Lieutenant Rod Foley says police are looking for 31-year-old Martin Louis Koliser in connection with the shooting. Foley provided no more information about the suspect.
April 29, 2003 - 2:07pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The state has executed a man convicted of killing a friend’s wife. David Brewer’s execution was delayed about 10 minutes because the execution team had trouble fitting the shunts that would carry the chemicals to his veins into his arm. Brewer said in his last statement that the state has some inmates on death row that are innocent and should be released. Brewer kidnapped and killed 21-year-old Sherry Byrne in 1985. He stuffed her in the trunk of his car, then strangled and stabbed her when...
April 28, 2003 - 11:42pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A man trying to keep warm is now police custody for criminal trespassing. Around 8:00 Monday evening the South Zanesville Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at the Old Mosaic Building in the Brighton area. When fire crews arrived at the scene they found wooden pallets on fire. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, and Sheriff’s deputies arrested one individual. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a man was living in the building at the time of the fire. He is charged with...
April 28, 2003 - 6:07pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The President of Zanesville City Council speaks out about allegations of grand theft. Monday afternoon Joanne Winland called a news conference to talk about the investigation into her days as the head of the Universal Credit Consulting Service. Winland maintains the problem is a mismanagement issue, not one of money. Last Thursday the Zanesville Police Department announced an investigation of internal thefts at the UCCS is downtown Zanesville, Winland’s former employer. The accusations stem...
April 28, 2003 - 4:30pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Cardiologist is calling it a major breakthrough in cardiac medicine. Doctors will now change the way they open narrowed arteries of about 800-thousand Americans. The cypher stent will now be used in most heart patients to allow blood to flow freely in areas previously clogged or narrowed by fat, cholesterol and smoking. Although stents have been used for several years by cardiologist, the cypher stent is coated with a drug that will help reduce reblockage in the vessel. In a U.S. study ,...
April 28, 2003 - 3:16pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A man convicted of a 1985 murder is scheduled for execution tomorrow morning. Lawyers for David Brewer said today they plan to file no more appeals. State Public Defender Greg Meyers said there is no new information to bring to a court’s attention in defense of Brewer. Ohio Governor Bob Taft on Friday rejected Brewer’s request for clemency. The 43-year-old Brewer was convicted of killing 21-year-old Sherry Byrne, the wife of a fraternity brother. Police said the victim was beaten, choked...
April 28, 2003 - 8:45am
5 years 11 weeks ago
Ohio First Lady Hope Taft is to meet with the U.S. Surgeon General today in Washington to discuss underage drinking. Taft and three other first ladies are trying to get the government to consider underage drinking one of the nation’s top health priorities. The group wants Surgeon General Richard Carmona to launch a public awareness campaign on underage drinking, similar to efforts in the past to reduce smoking. A Columbia University study released this year says underage drinkers account for...
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