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April 21, 2004 - 10:36am
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Licking County Sheriff’s Office reports that the 911 phone number is not available right now in some parts of the county. They are asking the public to call another set of numbers if you have an emergency.

Those numbers are: 345-1177
345-3710
349-6758

Any of these numbers are valid. They did not indicate how long this will last or when it will be fixed.

You can also call 911 from a cell phone.
April 21, 2004 - 7:16am
6 years 3 weeks ago
A Lima woman blamed for the death of a ten-year old girl who was a passenger in her van, which rolled over on the way to a church picnic, has voided any jail time under a plea agreement.

Forty-two year old Judy Bivens pleaded guilty to reckless operation Tuesday and was fined 100 dollars and had her license suspended for one year.

Lima Law Director Tony Geiger said the family of the victim, Ioulia Derboucheva, supported the agreement and never sought to have Bivens jailed...
April 21, 2004 - 6:43am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Hundreds of people are expected to attend a prayer service tonight at a Baptist Church in the Southwest Ohio Village of Glen Este for a local man who is being held hostage by Iraqi insurgents.

The Church can accommodate only 800 people; so audio speakers were installed in an adjacent facility that can hold about the same number.

Army Private First Class Keith “Matt” Maupin had been missing in action for about a week on Friday, when Arab Television showed him surrounded by...
April 21, 2004 - 6:37am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Cleveland Public School Administrators proposed eliminating 873 employees, including more than 600 teachers, as part of budget cuts.

Principals, bus drivers, secretaries and custodians also are on the chopping block as the district faces a deficit of up to 100 million dollars.

The School Board met last night, and nearly 600 people turned out to see what happened.

Administrator say the cuts must be made because tax collections and State funding are lower than...
April 21, 2004 - 4:08am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Authorities say it appears three bodies found in a house in Columbus had been there for a few days.

Columbus Police have identified the three as sixty-year-old John Barone, his fifty-three-year-old wife Beverly, and their twenty-one-year-old son Jared.

Apparently, the son killed both of his parents before killing himself.

Police Spokeswoman Sherry Mercurio says Jared Barone left a suicide note.
April 21, 2004 - 4:03am
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Pentagon has announced that an Ohio Marine has been killed in the line of duty.

Twenty-one-year-old Lance Corporal Michael J. Smith Junior of Wintersville near Stuebenville died Sunday of injuries from enemy action in Central Iraqi Anbar Province.

Smith was among four marines killed. All were assigned to the Third Battalion, Seventh Marine Regiment from Twentynine Palms, California.

Smith is survived by his wife Alicia, stepdaughter Elizabeth, his father...
April 21, 2004 - 3:59am
6 years 3 weeks ago
An area sheriff's deputy facing charges that he tampered with evidence, pleaded guilty to the charge. In turn prosecutors dropped a perjury charge against him.

Sergeant Jay Barrett with the Athens County Sheriff's Office also resigned from his position yesterday before going to court to enter his plea.

Barrett also turned in his peace officer's certificate.

Special Prosecutor Rocky Coss says Barrett changed a doctor's note to make it look like the visit happened...
April 20, 2004 - 9:38pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Students and faculty were mourning today, where a senior, so close to graduation, has passed away due to injuries sustained in an afternoon accident.

According to Trooper Matt Boyd with the Zanesville State Patrol, the two-car accident occurred Tuesday afternoon shortly before 4:00 on Pinkerton Road.

18-year-old Katie Jenkins of Zanesville was traveling north on Pinkerton when her car went left of center and struck a southbound vehicle head-on. That car was driven by 61-...
April 20, 2004 - 5:15pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
On today’s 5-year anniversary of the Columbine High School tragedy, Newark high school is investigating their own scary situation.

In a letter sent home to students and families by administrators it states that 3 Newark High School students made threatening comments at school.

Those individuals were then suspended with a recommendation for expulsion after an investigation.

Along with the schools’ investigation, the Newark police department is conducting...
April 20, 2004 - 3:33pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Some Northern Muskingum County residents were left without power for part of this afternoon.

American Electric Power says a barn fire on State Route 146 near Dillon State Park caught a power pole on fire.

A-E-P says the fired burned some power lines and knocked out service to around 552 customers.

The outage happened just after 3:00 this afternoon and power should be restored to all customers soon.
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