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January 15, 2003 - 6:04am
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A Coshocton man is facing an attempted murder charge in connection with a double shooting earlier this week. The Coshocton county sheriff’s office says that 18-year-old Michael Shane is facing one count of attempted murder. He’s being charged in connection with the shooting that happened Monday morning at 505 Chestnut street in Coshocton. No word yet on a motive. 18-year-old Candice Darling of Coshocton and 22-year-old Joshua Barron of Dover were shot. Both are hospitalized and are...
January 14, 2003 - 7:44am
5 years 10 weeks ago
A Columbus eye surgeon who admitted performing laser surgery while drunk has been suspended by the state medical board. Doctor Vikas Jain also admitted in a consent agreement he signed that he pleaded guilty to a drunk driving charge in June of 2000. The consent decree also discloses that Jain, of the Boomberg Eye Center with offices in Newark and Columbus, was kicked off an airliner in August of 2001 because of drunkenness and disruptive behavior. Under the consent agreement, he has to...
January 14, 2003 - 6:15am
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The Golden Buckeye card prescription drug program has been delayed. Governor Bob Taft says he would like 90 percent of Ohio’s pharmacies to participate in the program. But without two of Ohio’s largest chains the state can’t reach that goal. Muskingum county Center for Seniors executive director Terry Dunn says with the two chains declining to participate the state can’t reach its goal. Right now it stands at 65 percent. The state hopes to convince more pharmacies to participate. Once the...
January 14, 2003 - 6:07am
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Zanesville city council meets in regular session Monday night and the talk was about pay raises for some city employees. Council chamber was crowded with police, fire and corrections officers, waiting to hear city council’s ruling on the ordinance pertaining to pay increases and benefits for the city’s employees. Before council was a resolution rejecting the state’s fact finding report…a report comprised of information on pay and benefit issues between the city of Zanesville and the Fraternal...
January 14, 2003 - 6:03am
5 years 10 weeks ago
A sex offender who moved to Muskingum county and never registered with the sheriff’s department will be spending the next ten months behind bars. Robert Washington Sr. was sentenced Monday in Muskingum county common pleas court. Washington has a prior conviction for attempted rape in Cuyahoga county in 1989. According to Muskingum county prosecutor Mike Haddox, when Washington moved to Muskingum county in March of last year he never registered, which is a requirement for convicted sex...
January 14, 2003 - 5:55am
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His trial was supposed to start later this week, but Monday Michael Martin III changed his plea from not guilty to guilty. Martin pleaded guilty to one count of reckless homicide with a gun specification, one count of involuntary manslaughter with a gun specification and one count of discharging a firearm over a public road. It’s believed Martin was firing a weapon outside of his apartment window near an alley between Sheridan street and Forest avenue when a stray bullet hit 9-year-old...
January 13, 2003 - 11:42am
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The Coshocton county sheriff’s office is investigating a double shooting. It happened just after 1:30 this morning at 505 Chestnut street. Sheriff Tim Rogers says 18-year-old Candice Darling of Coshocton and 22-year-old Joshua Barron of Dover were shot. Darling was taken to Coshocton Memorial and later transferred to the Ohio State Medical Center. Barron was also transported to Coshocton Memorial and then taken to Akron General Medical Center. Sheriff Rogers says after a search one male...
January 13, 2003 - 7:38am
5 years 10 weeks ago
If you live on the east side of Zanesville you might be left in the dark for part of this morning. American Electric Power has planned a power outage between 9:00 and 9:30 this morning. That means that some customers including the WHIZ stations will be without power while A-E-P crews do some maintenance. All power should be restored by 9:30 a.m.
January 13, 2003 - 6:23am
5 years 10 weeks ago
The Ohio Super Lotto jackpot is starting to grow again. It is inching upward one million dollars at a time. The jackpot now stands at six million dollars for Wednesday’s game after there was not big winner Saturday night. There was one 100-thousand dollar winner in the Kicker game on a ticket sold in Madison, east of Cleveland.
January 13, 2003 - 6:14am
5 years 10 weeks ago
Governor Bob Taft was sworn in for a second term this morning. The 61-year-old republican and Lieutenant Governor Jennette Bradley, took the official oath of office at midnight in a ceremony at the Governor’s residence in suburban Columbus. The swearing-in was conducted by Chief Justice Thomas Moyer of the Ohio Supreme Court and will be repeated again this morning. Bradley became the nations first black woman to sever as Lieutenant Governor. Taft faces vastly different challenges than when...
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