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March 31, 2004 - 7:48am
6 years 3 weeks ago
An area man has finally been cleared after six years of being blamed for the death of a bicyclist.

A jury in a Columbus civil case found that fifty-six-year-old James O. Sapp of Reynoldsburg was not liable for the hit and run accident that killed thirty-one-year-old Andrew Starinchak back in 1998.

Sapp owned the kind of van that the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and private investigators said struck Starinchak on a road near Columbus.

Starinchak's parents...
March 31, 2004 - 7:42am
6 years 3 weeks ago
A jury in a civil case in Columbus cleared a Reynoldsburg man of blame in a hit-and-run accident that killed a 31-year bicyclist.

The panel found that James O. Sapp isn’t liable for the 1998 death of Andrew Starinchak.

The 56-year old Sapp owned the kind of van that Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and private investigators said struck Starinchak on a road Northeast of Columbus.

Starinchak’s parents sued Sapp for six million dollars, believing he caused their...
March 31, 2004 - 5:58am
6 years 3 weeks ago
A grocery store employee was critically wounded in a shooting incident that happened Tuesday.

Canal Winchester Police say the suspect shot the victim in the stomach at Kroger around 12:30 yesterday afternoon and then fled to a gas station in Lithopolis, a few miles from the store.

The alleged shooter asked a gas station attendant to call the police because he needed to turn himself in, although he wouldn't say why.

It is unclear as to a motive behind the...
March 31, 2004 - 5:44am
6 years 3 weeks ago
It's another strike against an Ohio National Guardsman, who is refusing to be vaccinated against anthrax.

Specialist Kurt Hickman of Granville has been discharged again as he was sent back from Kuwait last month for refusing another anthrax vaccine.

The guard says the twenty-year-old Hickman received an honorable discharge and was demoted to private. He likely will receive a similar discharge from the guard.

He was first charged in November with disobeying an...
March 30, 2004 - 11:04pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Newark Police Department is searching for a Zanesville man Tuesday, wanted in connection to an aggravated robbery earlier this month.

According to Detective Steve Baum with the Newark P-D, authorities are searching for 19-year-old John J. Wallace of Zanesville.

Wallace is described as a black male, standing 6’0” tall and weighing 130-pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

Baum says that in the early morning hours of March 20-th, Wallace entered the...
March 30, 2004 - 7:26pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Deputies from the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office drug unit bust a large met amphetamine lab, a rare find in our area.

Officers were tipped earlier this month when a person at 8645 Carson Road near Perry County, accidentally shot himself in the leg. Officers had to take extra precautions due to the extremely explosive materials found.

Firearms were recovered as well as stolen property.

No charges have been filed against the person found at the Meth lab and...
March 30, 2004 - 7:22pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Two suspects sit in jail tonight following a muddy chase by Cambridge Highway Patrol troopers.

The officers got into a sticky situation Monday when they arrested two individuals after a highway chase ended in the muddy woods.

The incident began early Monday morning when an officer attempted to stop a vehicle for a lane violation on Interstate 70.

The driver of the vehicle, 35 year old Daniel Hines and his passenger 39 year old Kelly Munnings both of Ashtabula...
March 30, 2004 - 7:20pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The John and Annie Glenn Museum is ready for lift off for it’s third season beginning on April 1st.

Visitors can expect to see a few new additions to the house.

Last year over 5,000 people visited New Concord to see the house Glenn grew up in, but this year they hope to see near 7,000 people.
March 30, 2004 - 7:05pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
One suspect is in custody at Muskingum County Jail tonight with charges pending from a n armed robbery that occurred last night at the Red Roof Inn at East Pike.

The suspect is a 24-year-old woman from Cambridge who apparently took an undisclosed amount of cash from the motel and fled the scene and was eventually found driving on Underwood Street without any headlights on.

Officials believe the female suspect wasn’t the only one involved.

If you have any...
March 30, 2004 - 3:32pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The face of Underwood Street business sector in Zanesville is about to change.

Shoney’s Restaurant has closed.

The store located at 445 Underwood Street shut down Monday.

A district manager at the store refused to comment. But Shoney’s President and C-E-O Rodger Head, in a press release, says a lack of profitability gave the company little choice but to close the store.

Head says ever effort is being made to relocate employees to other stores....
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