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September 4, 2004 - 9:18am
5 years 37 weeks ago
It’s a beautiful day for hockey. Yes, that’s right hockey! Officials from the Columbus Blue Jackets were outside The Colony Square mall hitting the pavement instead of the rink and brought with them skating games so players big and small could sharpen their shooting skills.

While plenty of people in “Buckeye Country” are celebrating the start of football season, the jackets are excited to hit ice. The NHL officially begins October 15th.

The Blue Jackets play their first...
September 3, 2004 - 8:16pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
The Fairfield Post of the State Highway Patrol reports its eighth fatal accident in Fairfield County since January 28, 2004.

According to the patrol, 25-year-old Ryan Saffell of New Lexington succumbed to injuries sustained during a one-vehicle crash on Lake Road, south of SR-37.

The patrol says at about 2:10 p.m. Saffell was driving north of the road when he apparently drove off the right side of the roadway and into a ditch, causing the vehicle to overturn. Saffell was...
September 3, 2004 - 8:10pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
A former Fairfield County Judge convicted of an arson-for-profit scheme may have to forfeit most of his money and possession to reimburse an insurance company and the government.

U.S. Attorneys in Columbus Thursday asked U.S. District Judge Algenon Marbley to approve the forfeiture cash, two properties and a vehicle by ex-Common Pleas Court Judge Don McAuliffe, who was convicted earlier this year and awaits sentencing.

A jury found McAuliffe guilty of burning down his...
September 3, 2004 - 5:32pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Presidential candidate John Kerry was swinging back in full force after President Bush formally accepted the Republican nomination in New York last night.

Today John Kerry rolled into downtown Newark to an energetic crowd, excited to see the first presidential candidate to come to the city in 164 years.

Newark and Licking County in general is a strong republican voting community. Licking County has voted Republican in the last 9 presidential elections. Newark residents...
September 3, 2004 - 3:51pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
With the help of some new grant money, residents in Zanesville with low to moderate income could be eligible for housing assistance.

The city’s community development department received notice this week of two major competitive awards. The first involves housing rehabilitation and the second deals with investment projects.

Meg Deedrick, Director of community development, says, “When we’re talking about housing rehabilitation the city will be awarded 500 thousand dollars...
September 3, 2004 - 3:17pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
A ruptured line at the Coshocton water plant leaves local residents without water tonight. Emergency crews from around the area were brought in to assist but at this point they still don’t know what caused the line to burst.

For residents of Coshocton they spent the day wondering, watching and now waiting after a water line burst at the treatment facility.

Jeff Michael a local resident says, “ It’s really going to mess things up. It’s an inconvenience right now.”
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September 3, 2004 - 4:38am
5 years 37 weeks ago
It’s been a busy year for the Perry County Sheriff’s Department Drug Unit.

It’s busted 8 Methamphetamine labs in 8 months.

The most recent was on Monday. Sergeant Ed Miller tells Whiz news two Somerset men were arrested on unrelated charges and are being accused of overseeing a working Meth lab.

Miller says 34-year-old Chad Stevenson and 29-year-old Randall Marcum were arrested after officers got a tip from a neighbor that the two were producing drugs....
September 3, 2004 - 4:00am
5 years 37 weeks ago
Marine Sergeant Barry Hanson of Morgan County has envisioned saving someone’s life, maybe overseas in Afghanistan or Iraq.

It turns out the Stockport native’s efforts save someone closer to home, a Texas woman.

The aviation electronics mechanic stationed in New Orleans came to the rescue when he leaned that his bone marrow was a match for Rosemary Redfern of Marshall, Texas.

She had a rare blood disease that can turn into a deadly form of Leukemia.
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September 2, 2004 - 9:28pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Late Thursday afternoon, at about 4:40 p.m., deputies from the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office and agents from the Central Ohio Drug Task Force executed a warrant at 730 N. 16th Street.

22-year-old Joshua McKee of the residence was taken into custody pending formal charges. According to Sheriff Timothy Rogers, marijuana, trace evidence of cocaine, two loaded handguns and a quantity of cash was removed from the residence.

Weapons were discharged at pit bulls as officers...
September 2, 2004 - 5:22pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Downtown Newark is starting to look like Kerry central.

Organizers are setting up the main stage where John Kerry will speak around 12:45 this afternoon. All streets around the courthouse are now blocked off.

Newark’s Mayor Bruce Bain says the whole city is buzzing about the candidate making the stop.

Tickets are still available at Kerry headquarters, 25 Arcade Pl. downtown Newark. Buses will shuttle people back and forth to the rally from the OSU Newark...
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