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July 25, 2003 - 4:46pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Zanesville Police are continuing to search for answers to a deadly crime last weekend. 59-year-old Donna Weaver was found beaten to death inside her store, Weaver’s Cycle Shop, on Saturday. According to Detective Ric Roush, the department has collected DNA and fingerprinting information from 20 so-called persons of interest. The department also sent 50 pieces of evidence to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation. The department is still asking for help from the community in solving this...
July 25, 2003 - 4:45pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
The sewer system in Zanesville is set for an upgrade by the end of the summer. The G.W. Morris Sewer Separation project is spearheaded by the City of Zanesville and the Ohio Environmental Agency to improve water quality and flow. The $.5 million project will separate the sanitary sewer system from the storm sewer system, affecting up to 200 residents. Public Service Director Mike Sims says that by taking the storm water out of the combined system, it will lessen the amount of water flow and...
July 25, 2003 - 3:36pm
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The state agency charged with preserving and chronicling Ohio history says that it is eliminating 39 more staff positions. The move is the latest attempt by the Ohio Historical Society to deal with continuing budget problems that have led to previous job cuts and curtailed services. The new cuts will mostly affect preservationists, archivists, librarians and support personnel at the society’s main center in Columbus. They also mean that the society’s staff has been cut by 25 percent...
July 25, 2003 - 8:40am
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Noble county commissioners yesterday came up with enough money to keep the sheriff’s office open, providing sheriff Landon Smith lays off two of his seven deputies. Smith had said he needed 250-thousand dollars to keep his deputies on patrol and his jailed staffed. The commissioners came up with 123-thousand dollars, saying that’s all they could scrape from the strapped treasury. The sheriff in the county 80 miles East of Columbus was preparing to lay off all of his deputies this weekend if he...
July 24, 2003 - 8:46pm
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The coroner Thursday is ruling that the three found dead in a house near Ohio State's Campus died after being shot execution style. Franklin County Coroner, Brad Lewis, says 21-year-old Kayla Hurst of Granville and her boyfriend, 23-year-old Aaron Grexa of Greensburg, PA were shot several times in the head. Lewis says Grexa's roomate, 22-year-old Eric Hlass from Arkansas sustained one bullet in the head. Police are investigating drugs as a possible motive in the deaths. At this time there...
July 24, 2003 - 4:23pm
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Training never stops for emergency personnel. As technology improves, so does the threat of bio-terrorism. The Muskingum County Disaster Services is preparing for the worst by holding training seminars. Thursday, different agencies were at the water department, working on a confined space rescue. Through several Weapons of Mass Destruction, Homeland Security grants, our area Haz-Mat team now has the capabilities to handle different levels of emergencies.
July 24, 2003 - 4:22pm
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Residents may soon find some cash in their mailboxes. The government is sending families who qualified for the Child Tax Credit last year a pre-payment for this year’s amount. Families will be contacted by the IRS. They will receive up to $400 per child starting July 25th. This is an advanced payment because the Child Tax Credit increased from $600 to $1,000. Families can receive up to $1,200 total.
July 24, 2003 - 4:20pm
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An Ohio State student, her boyfriend and his roommate were found bound and shot to death in a rented house near campus, and police say they have no suspects or possible motives for the slayings. A roommate found the bodies Wednesday of 21-year-old Kayla Hurst, of Granville, 23-year-old Aaron Grexa of Greensburg, PA, and 22-year-old Eric Hlass, who had recently moved to Columbus from Russellville, AK. Hurst was an English Major at Ohio State. The others were not students. A window was broken...
July 24, 2003 - 4:20pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Two eastern Ohio sheriff’s deputies are to appear in court Thursday on federal drug charges. US Attorney’s Spokesman Fred Alverson says Belmont County Sheriff’s deputies Robert A. Sears of Bridgeport, and Ronald D. Dyson or St. Clairsville are charged with two counts each of extortion and one count each of conspiring to sell cocaine. They are scheduled for an initial appearance in UU District Court in Columbus.
July 24, 2003 - 4:19pm
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An Ohio soldier died of natural causes while serving in the Persian Gulf nation of Qatar. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Thursday that Air Force Master Sergeant David Scott died while serving at the US Embassy there. The 49-year-old Union man was a reservist with the 445th Airlift Wing based at Wright-Patterson. He served as Assistant Chief of Information Systems for the 445th Communications Squadron. He is survived by a wife and daughter. He will be buried with military honors in...
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