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July 12, 2003 - 6:57pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
A psychiatric facility escapee is one of 20 patients whom have some minor freedoms at the center. James Johnson Jr. was captured Wednesday in Suburban Westerville, after he ran off during the viewing of the Columbus fireworks display on July third. Some of the inmates at the Twin Valley Behavioral Health Care Center are allowed to walk the grounds with an escort or even leave the hospital for a short time unescorted. Johnson is charged with killing his grandfather and wounding an uncle in...
July 12, 2003 - 6:42pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Pet owners strutted their stuff, and their animals today at a national pet talent search for the “top dog,” in a variety of categories. Hosted by the local We Love Pet Store on Maple Avenue a wide array of animals were on hand today to take home top honors. Categories included cutest, most talented, look- alike, and unusual. First place winners will also get the chance to compete nationally for 10-thousand dollars. Today’s winners included a rabbit, a miniature horse, a dog, and a camel....
July 12, 2003 - 6:31pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Pottery and more pottery… that’s what’s going on in Crookesville. The annual Crooksville- Roseville pottery Festival is in full swing, but you only have a day left to locate your find. Some of the treasures to be found in Crooksville include original pieces and traditional treasures, and also pottery of all names brands. Sunday’s festivities include an antique car show, crafts, rides and demonstrations.
July 12, 2003 - 6:24pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
A Fairfield county man has been accused of giving his son a lethal dose of drugs after already serving an eight-month prison sentence for drug possession. The grand jury charged 38-year-old Bradley Frasure of Logan with four felony counts including involuntary manslaughter. Fairfield county sheriff Dave Phelan says a relative found the body of Frasure’s son, 19 year-old Kyle Frasure in the upstairs of her home in Bremen on June 27th. The indictment accuses the father of providing at least 10...
July 11, 2003 - 6:15pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
The state’s largest egg producer is appealing an Ohio Department of Agriculture order that it permanently shut down. Buckeye Egg Farm asked the Environmental Review Appeals Commission Friday to delay Agriculture Director Fred Dailey’s order that it start closing barns beginning August 5th. Dailey says the company consistently failed to meet the requirements of its operating permits. The company wants he change to present its side during a hearing, but the shutdown process would continue...
July 11, 2003 - 6:03pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
A federal investigation leads to local businesses being served with search warrants Thursday. The search began due to the possession and sale of short barrel shot guns and the alleged unlicensed dealing of firearms in our area. According to Detective Steve Jones, with the Zanesville Police Department Narcotics Unit, agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms of the Columbus division, executed two federal search warrants to Fell’s Gun Store on Military Road and Y-City Trading...
July 11, 2003 - 6:02pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
It’s a possible two years behind bars for a former employee of Creno’s Pizza on Maple Avenue. 27-year-old William Rose pleaded guilty to one count of breaking and entering and one count of theft. According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor, Jim Workman, Rose who was an employee at Creno’s, used the store’s access code to gain entry into the building on April 15th, 2003. He reportedly stole an amount that was more than $500 and less than $5,000. He has not been sentenced.
July 11, 2003 - 6:01pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
He’s grilling on the corners of Main and 5th Streets in Downtown Zanesville...and he love every minute of it. Bill Risinger has made that corner his home away form home for the past few months, by feeding hungry residents. His food cart features a variety of lunch items ranging from traditional cheeseburgers to mouth-watering gyros. Risinger says the one bad thing about his food cart is how unpredictable the weather can be. Despite the raindrops, he says it’s the people he meets that keep...
July 11, 2003 - 6:00pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
In conjunction with the Pottery Festival, Zanesville Pottery is hosting a special tent sale from July 10th-20th from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Vendors stress the pottery heritage of the area as the main reason to hold such an event.
July 11, 2003 - 1:07pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Results of a study released today from the Ohio Department of Public Safety show more Ohio drivers are buckling up than ever. The survey was conducted by Miami University’s Applied Research Center in Middletown following May’s “Click It or Ticket” mobilization. During the program, anyone not wearing a seat belt when pulled over for another violation is fined. Researchers observed how many drivers wore seat belts before the two-week program, and then afterwards. The department says the study...
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