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June 19, 2004 - 2:07pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Many of us enjoy spending a hot summer day at Buckeye Lake, but in order to ensure that you have a safe day there are professional divers on call in case of an emergency rescue.

There are sixteen members that make up the Fairfield County Special Operations Team Ed Arledge is on of the, most are volunteers. The Special Ops Team does anything that has to do with being under water.

Arledge says while they don’t have many rescues, they do in-water trainings every month to...
June 18, 2004 - 10:53pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The entire intersection of State Route 719 and Moxahala Avenue in Zanesville was closed off to traffic for several hours Friday evening due to a fatal motorcycle accident.

According to Sgt. Rice with the ZPD, at about 6:45 p.m. a motorcycle was traveling westbound on State Route 719 when the driver struck the backend of a westbound car, in front of him.

Sgt. Rice says the driver and his motorcycle ended up in the eastbound lane at the intersection where the driver was hit...
June 18, 2004 - 5:50pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Why be at the pool this summer when you can be defying gravity at the new Southpark Skatepark?

The official grand opening was today in Putnam and area kids got a chance to show off the latest trend to hit the streets.

None of this would have happened if it wasn’t for help from the city and state.
June 18, 2004 - 5:46pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
You might see your grocery bill change in a good way next month.

The Ohio Department of Taxation has announced that after July 1st some popular food items will be tax free.

Pick ‘N Save General Manager Leo Braido says, “all over the state basically the definition of food is going to change in such items that were previously taxed are now not going to be taxed.”

Those items include: bottle water, fruit or vegetable juice with 50% or more juice content, chewing...
June 18, 2004 - 4:33pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A specific date when Unizan and Huntington Banks will merge is still up in the air.

The banks announced their merger last month, and the Duncan Falls Branch was set to close July 1st, when the two banks systems merge.
The name change was supposed to happen at this time as well, but now a specific date for the closure and the merger is unclear.

It is also not known at this time how many of Unizan’s employees will lose their jobs. Unizan employees cannot comment on...
June 18, 2004 - 4:28pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Water has returned to Dresden residents.

The Dresden Water Department reports the water system is up and running, but a 24 hour boil advisory remains in effect. Residents in the village of Dresden should boil their water vigorously before using.

The Water Department again asks those in Dresden to conserve water as much as possible.
June 18, 2004 - 4:23pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A Perry County mother and son will be heading to jail for serving alcohol to minors at a party, as one of them died as a result.

A Perry County court sentenced Brenda Butler and her son Graham jail time, fines, probation and community service for serving alcohol to teens last January. 18-year-old Dustin snider of Somerset was killed after crashing his car after leaving that party.

Brenda Butler will serve 90 days in jail and pay a $ 750 fine. Graham Butler will serve 30...
June 18, 2004 - 4:16pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Coshocton man who fatally shot his uncle and wounded his grandmother will be spending the rest of his life thinking about it behind bars.

Donald Eugene Jones was sentenced to life in prison Thursday in Coshocton County Common Pleas Court for shooting his grandmother Roberta Cruxton and killing his uncle Shane Layland. 20 year old Jones pleaded guilty to four charges in connection with the double shooting, one count each of aggravated murder, an unclassified felony, attempted...
June 18, 2004 - 8:56am
6 years 3 weeks ago
U.S. attorneys in Columbus say it was one of the largest collections of child pornography ever found in the Court District, eight thousand computer images.

The computer owner, 36-year old William Kisor of Wellston, was sentenced to nine years in prison. He pleaded guilty last December to one count of possession of child pornography.

Kisor is already serving a 46-month sentence for crossing State lines for immoral purposes after he went to Paris, Tennessee, to have sex...
June 17, 2004 - 10:18pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
In Cambridge Guernsey County Prosecutor Keith Plummer says 23-year-old Jeremy LePlante was indicted Thursday by the Guernsey County Grand Jury.

According to Plummer, LePlante was indicted on one count attempted murder, one count felonious assault, and one count attempted felonious assault. All three charges carry a weapon specification.

According to documents, LePlante was part of a shooting on Reservoir Road on Memorial Day.
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