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December 3, 2003 - 11:01pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
The number of Hepatitis-A cases now linked to green onions at a Chi-Chi’s Restaurant in Pennsylvania is now 635. There are still 52 cases that have been confirmed in Ohio. The Food and Drug Administration has a team in Mexico trying to figure out how exactly the green onions were contaminated.
December 3, 2003 - 10:59pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
If something seems out of place when Randy Green’s neighbor comes home to Cambridge from out of town, there’s a good reason. Green hired two friends to move the furnishings in his apartment to his new house. When the men showed up at Green’s place of work Monday, he gave them his apartment key, which as it happens can also open the apartment of his neighbor. Using Green’s key, the men entered the neighboring apartment, packed up all the furnishings in a rental truck, and moved them to Green’...
December 3, 2003 - 10:58pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
Authorities say they’ve found new weapons in a search of a wooded area near Interstate 270 and that a man who police were talking to likely won’t be arrested. Franklin County Sheriff Chief Deputy Steve Martin says an investigation of a reported gun shot at an apartment complex doesn’t appear to be linked to the 12 shootings near the highway. A handcuffed man was put into a sheriff’s cruiser but Columbus Police Spokeswoman Sherry Mercurio says it doesn’t appear he’ll be arrested. At least 12...
December 3, 2003 - 10:57pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
Police also say they don’t believe a shooting on the Ohio Turnpike is related to the series of highway shootings. State Highway Patrol Sergeant Tom Curran said Wednesday that Tuesday night’s shooting near Milan appears to be an isolated incident and is not a sniper type shooting. One person was seriously wounded in this shooting. The Highway Patrol is questioning someone, but authorities won’t release an identity. 29-year-old Stephen McMullen of East Cleveland has a head wound and is in...
December 3, 2003 - 10:57pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
Police in Zanesville were busy Wednesday night investigating a possible burglary. According to Lt. Bill Shaw, a suspect or suspects broke into a residence on Greenwood Avenue at 7:10 p.m. and allegedly stole a television set. The TV was later found in a ravine behind the Certified Gas Station on Greenwood. Shaw says several witnesses informed police of a possible suspect’s name. That individual was questioned Wednesday. Shaw adds a name and formal charges may be filed in this incident.
December 3, 2003 - 10:56pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
Plenty of residents braved the cold weather to enjoy the Miracle On Main Street Wednesday. The lights were turned on promptly at 6:15. After the light show, residents journeyed over to the Welcome Center for a preview of the annual Festival of Trees. Friday will be the bidding for the auction. Last year’s event raised more than $50,000.
December 3, 2003 - 6:07pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
There's a new trend in medical records...you're being asked to store them in your refrigerator. It's no joke! It's obviously not to preserve the records, but rather to keep them in an accessible place for emergencies. Operations Supervisor at Community Ambulance, Ralph Hill, says these records become especially important when they arrive on scene and a person is unresponsive or no family members are present. Hill says making the change is simple. All you need to do is slip the records in a...
December 3, 2003 - 5:59pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
It was a noteworthy surprise today for Zanesville firefighter John Benson. He knew that he had been invited to speak to the Kiwanis Club on behalf of the fire department Wednesday afternoon, but what he didn't know, he was actually there to receive a special award. Benson was honored as an "Unsung Hero". Amy Pinson, Chairperson for the award, says Benson was the perfect recipient this month. He was recognized for his volunteer work on several missionary trips to Haiti, where he's helped to...
December 3, 2003 - 1:53pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
The Newark Police Department broke ground today.. literally. It’s in the form of a new facility that will be built by 2005. Today marks a milestone for the community of Newark and represents a commitment made by the city. This 8 million dollar project will be a state of the art facility centrally located in downtown Newark.
December 3, 2003 - 1:49pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
With the count up to 12 now in the number of shootings on Interstate 270 just outside Columbus, police are warning drivers to become more aware of their surroundings. For those who have to drive on the 5-mile stretch of highway being targeted, it is suggested that you proceed with caution. Authorities are offering a ten thousand dollar reward for information regarding these shootings.
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