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May 4, 2004 - 5:44am
6 years 3 weeks ago
A Grand Jury in Cleveland declined to indict a woman who beat up a man after she learned he was having sex with her eleven-year old daughter, sending him to the hospital for four days.

But the Grand Jury did indict the man, 27-year old Edward Bronston of East Cleveland, on rape and kidnapping charges. He is a former babysitter and lived with the family.

When the mother found a love letter her daughter had written to the unemployed carpenter, the mother said she became...
May 4, 2004 - 4:00am
6 years 3 weeks ago
It's not a cat up a tree in Columbus that has officials out and about early this morning. Authorities are dealing with a lion on the loose in the Columbus Suburb of Gahanna.

With the help of an animal expert and a helicopter they are combing the area for the large beast which has been loose since last night.

Gahanna Deputy Police Chief Larry Rinehart confirmed that the larger than life cat was spotted crossing roads and crouched under a tractor-trailer at one point.
May 3, 2004 - 3:33pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
For some area residents, Wednesday will bring tears of joy. That’s the day the 1485th transportation unit is set to arrive back in our area from the war in Iraq.

Angie Giesey and her family from Guerney County are anxiously awaiting the troops return.

Her brother, Brian a staff sergeant for the National Guard has been stationed in Iraq since last February.

She says it’s been a tough year without him and can’t wait to welcome him home.

Giesey says...
May 3, 2004 - 1:18pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
Germs live everywhere in our environment. Some germs are air-borne and travel on tiny particles in the air, which enter the body when we breathe. Sometimes germs are passed through contaminated water or food. But most germs are spread by contact between people, often by unwashed hands.

Case Management-Social Services Director for Genesis, Kim Brownfield, says it’s best to wash your hands for 20 seconds, using warm water and soap.

Pam Montgomery, Family and Consumer...
May 3, 2004 - 12:01pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
Here’s an egg-cellent gift idea for Mother’s Day- this week- how about a Faberge Egg.

The tradition of these porcelain eggs comes from Russia. They were originally worn to celebrate the rebirth of life each spring.

President of Pugh’s Diamond Jewelers Dan Pugh says, “they’re made in Russia by a Russian immigrant and then they are brought here to this country and then Russian immigrants here set them and finish them out.”

The eggs don’t have to be eggs at all....
May 3, 2004 - 12:00pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Muskingum County has more bridges then any other county in Ohio and with that comes the maintenance of all those bridges. One in particular is the bridge replacement project that will begin soon on Darlington Drive.

Muskingum County Engineer Loren Camp says, “it’s deteriorated to the point where we have to do some major rehabilitation on it and that’s what we’re doing is bring it back up to standard.”

The bridge was built in 1980 and has been closed before for repairs....
May 3, 2004 - 10:57am
6 years 4 weeks ago
Hydrant flushing may be over for the year, but the Zanesville Fire Department wants to remind the public about how important this necessary headache is.

The last few years have made it difficult for the Fire Department to get out and flush the hydrants because of the upgrading of the Water Treatment Plant. But Assistant Fire Chief Craig Stemm says that they started early to make sure they get all 980 of the city’s hydrants.

Stemm says that flushing allows them to know how...
May 3, 2004 - 10:50am
6 years 4 weeks ago
Many cash-strapped Ohio cities are starting to charge people for responding to traffic accidents, and Zanesville may end up being one of those cities.

Cleveland is joining other cities in a plan to charge accident victims of their insurance companies in the event of an accident, Zanesville Fire Chief David Lacy says that the tight city budgets have made this option all to inviting for many cities.

“Everybody’s looking for alternate sources of funding right now. I don’t...
May 3, 2004 - 7:46am
6 years 4 weeks ago
A murder trial is set to get underway today in Belmont County.

Jury selection begins this morning for 36-year-old Marvin Johnson.

He faces five felony charges including two aggravated murder charges in the death of 13-year-0ld Daniel Bailey on August 15th of last year.

The other three charges include kidnapping, rape and aggravated robbery.

The trial, which is expected to last three weeks, was moved from Cambridge to St. Clairsville due to pre-...
May 3, 2004 - 6:44am
6 years 3 weeks ago
The wife of an Ohio Marine killed two weeks ago in Iraq says she heard her husband the day before he died.

Alicia Smith had previously avoided speaking publicly about the death of her husband, 21-year old Corporal Michael Smith Junior of Winterville in Eastern Ohio.

But she now tells WTOV in Steubenville that she received a satellite phone call from her husband on April 17th, the day before he was killed by enemy fire. Her husband told her he loved her with all his heart...
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