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April 13, 2004 - 6:11am
5 years 41 weeks ago
It was the most fitting escort imagineable.

A Marine Corps Private from Mansfield received permission to cross military-division lines to escort home the body of his brother, an Army Specialist killed in Iraq last week.

Typically, a unit from the related branch of service escorts a body on the return trip from overseas, but the family of twenty-year-old Army Specalist Allen Vandayburg, said the most fitting escort from Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to Mansfield was his...
April 13, 2004 - 5:07am
5 years 41 weeks ago
It was an innocent plea in court for a man accused in the death of his friend.

Thirty-six-year-old Cardale Goens, of Hamilton pleaded innocent to charges of aggravated murder, tampering with evidence, and gross abuse of a coprse after he was charged in killing his friend, burning and then dismembering the body.

The victim was forty-one-year-old Jeffrey Watson of Hamilton.

Forty-four-year-old Anthony C. Ruffin of Cincinnati, and fifty-year-old Gary Benson of...
April 13, 2004 - 4:51am
5 years 41 weeks ago
After stepping through handcuffs to get his hands in front of him, a suspect took off in a sheriff's cruiser.

The incident occurred Monday in Hillsboro when forty-three-year-old Nicholas T. Grein of Tennessee was handcuffed after a traffic stop in Hamer Township in Highland County. The deputy who stopped him learned that there was an outstanding warrant for Grein's arrest.

While the deputy went to look for another man who had fled on foot, Grein opened the rear window, got...
April 12, 2004 - 4:25pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
The City Jail may have had heat problems all winter long, but now the air conditioning at the County Jail isn’t working.

The County Commissioners approved the emergency repair on the air conditioning unit that has been in the jail since it was built 30 years ago. The County Commissioners want to make sure the problem is taken care of so they won’t have another issue in the future.

The new dual unit air conditioner will cost around $57,000 and is will be installed by the...
April 12, 2004 - 4:25pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
Ok all you procrastinators-the tax deadline is literally about 72 hours away. Here are some helpful tips so you can file your taxes before the calendar page turns to April 15th.

The first tip: the quickest way to file right before the deadline is online
Either on the IRS website at www.irs.gov or Ohio also has an electronic filing system at www.state.oh.us/tax.
If you plan on mailing your returns some post offices have extended their hours.

Before you turn...
April 12, 2004 - 3:40pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
It turned out police suspicions’ were correct about there being more people involved in the Red Roof Inn robbery.

According to detectives with the Muskingum County Sheriff’s office an accomplice in the incident is identified as 24 year old Clifton Hamilton of Cambridge.

Cambridge police arrested Hamilton on April 2nd. But when interviewed about the Red Roof Inn robbery he downplayed his involvement.

Hamilton sits in the Muskingum County jail tonight after...
April 12, 2004 - 1:18pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
According to a new survey, the Federal Government says that one fourth of all job safety warnings were issued to nursing homes in Ohio.

This is not just a statewide problem either; locally job safety is a number one concern for administrators.

David Wilson of the Adams Lane Care Center says a majority of the injuries reported by workers are back related.

Wilson sys that generally the company does provide safety training for their workers.

Next to...
April 12, 2004 - 1:13pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
If you’ve been to the grocery store lately, then you’ve probably noticed the higher prices for dairy, especially milk. According to analysts, the price of milk is expected to go up another 50 cents per gallon.

Muskingum County Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency William Huston says that more and more farmers getting out of the dairy business, production has decreased.

The average price for a gallon of milk is now at 3 dollars although Huston says that he’s seen...
April 12, 2004 - 8:12am
5 years 41 weeks ago
An explosion rocked a maintenance building at The Ohio Central Railroad in Coshocton County over the weekend.

According to The Sheriff's Office the incident occurred Saturday when fifty-one-year-old Carl Parillo was using a cutting torch on an 18-hundred gallon diesel fuel tank.

It exploded and that caused the fuel to flow out an open line and spray onto Parillo and ignite.

Parillo was life-flighted to Akron's Children's Burn Unit. At this time his condition is...
April 11, 2004 - 2:14pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
While traditional meals of ham and lamb are typically served, some enjoyed a more organic Sunday night supper.

Owner of Sweet Meadows Grocery store, Katie Brown says a healthy alternative choice for Easter is organically grown food.

One problem for most people is how to make a healthier Easter basket for your kids even if they love sweets.

Brown also says other things people are putting in their organic baskets are things like raisins and fruits.
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