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April 27, 2004 - 6:11am
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Lucas County Coroner’s Office in Toledo is using dental records to try to determine if skeletal remains found near Lima over the weekend are those of an Illinois man who vanished two years ago.

Allen County Sheriff Dan Beck says 28-year-old Vasin “Joe” Laiteerapong of Wilmette, Illinois, disappeared in June 2002 near the rural location where the body was found.

The bones were found near Harrod in Eastern Allen County within a quarter mile of where his car was found....
April 27, 2004 - 4:00am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Three days after a warning from her lawyer that she may kill herself, authorities at the Marysville Reformatory for Women found twenty-one-year-old Candace Vansickle of Johnstown hanging from her cell by a bed sheet.

Doctors at OSU Medical Center say Vansickle is brain dead and they are recommending she be removed from life support.

Vansickle was sentenced to eight years in prison on April 19th after pleading guilty to a series of burglaries last year.

Her...
April 27, 2004 - 3:51am
6 years 7 weeks ago
A hearing is scheduled for May 12th for The Firefighters Union in Chillicothe after the group obtained a temporary restraining order blocking the layoffs of five firemen.

Ross County Common Pleas Judge William Corzine will hear the case next month.

Until then, the firefighters who were to lose their jobs on Sunday will continue to work their regular shifts.

The Union contends the layoffs would reduce staffing at the fire station to unsafe levels.

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April 26, 2004 - 2:56pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
It may seem like a small thing to do, but it will have a big effect on many people in the area and Thursday you can help Operation Feed just by eating lunch!

Heavenly Ham and the United Way have teamed up to help raise money for the local organization.
Heavenly Ham owner Mike Alfman says, “for any boxed lunch we sell on Thursday, we will donate $3 of that sale to Operation Feed.”

Make sure you order all deliveries be fore April 27th. To fax you lunch order dial 454-...
April 26, 2004 - 11:07am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Genesis Hospital has found a way to get the funding for new equipment at a lower interest rate, through the local government.

Muskingum County Commissioner, Ed Kenily, says the County is expected to reach its maximum debt of tem million dollars because of projects in the city including work at the sewer treatment plant, but the Commissioners did approve the Hospital to go to Morgan County to get the funding pass through.

“Well I believe the hospital is making improvements...
April 26, 2004 - 8:46am
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office today announced that deputies have apprehended this week’s Most Wanted Suspect.

Deputies say that Austin Judson who was charged with one count of breaking and entering and two counts of theft has been caught and is being taken to the Perry County Regional Jail today.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the public for their help in the case.
April 26, 2004 - 4:00am
6 years 7 weeks ago
It was an argument over a broken door chain that led to the shooting death of a man last night.

Ross County Sheriff Ron Nichols identified the victim as David Pickell. Deputies arrested forty-seven-year-old Matthew Love and charged him with aggravated murder.

Nichols says Love went to Pickell's mobile home near Chillicothe and confronted him about the door chain, then shot him to death.

Love is to be arraigned sometime today in Chillicothe Municipal Court.
April 25, 2004 - 7:22pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
With four recent vehicle break-ins around the Brookover/ Dresen Ave. area last night, now is a good time for some simple reminders so your car is not targeted next.

Lock your car doors, at all times and never leave exposed valuables out in the open, such as money, CDs, cell phones, etc.

Car stereos are also a popular item stolen out of cars, so if you have recently just purchased one, don’t tell anyone, word travels fast. If you must keep valuables with you in your car,...
April 25, 2004 - 7:15pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Some community members were busy Saturday night bidding on some beautiful artwork at the Zanesville Art Center.

The Beaux Art Club has held the auction the past 22 years.


Over 130 unique pieces of art were up for sale from paintings to pottery to homemade blown glass, with a lot of attention on local artists.

All the money raised goes directly right back into the art center to fund educational programs and new exhibitions.
April 25, 2004 - 4:36pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Welcome to Mustang Country where we caught up with one of Muskingum County’s top Mustang enthusiast. The Mustang made it’s original debut at the World’s Fair in New York and since then 8 million people including 73-year-old Roy Taylor and son Terry have bought Mustangs.

Together they own 17 Mustangs and have won almost 40 awards from car shows across the state.

One of his hot rods in particular, a 1964 model where he has spent alone $600 restoring it and his other prize...
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