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November 21, 2003 - 10:43pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
An Ohio judge collapsed Friday during a court case. Judge Charles Doneghy was expected to hear murder suspect Prentiss Williams plead guilty when the judge collapsed on the stand. Judge Doneghy was wheeled out of the courtroom in a stretcher, alert and conscious. The case in on hold while Judge Doneghy recovers at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. He’s in stable condition and expects to be back to work soon.
November 21, 2003 - 1:34pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
The Newton Township Fire Department is hosting a benefit for a young White Cottage woman who died of breast cancer. 34-year old Cathy Dreibelbiss is survived by her husband and two small children and all the proceeds from this event will go toward helping the family. Friends and family are now trying to spread the word about early detection. A soup supper will be held in addition to an auction where lots of items have been donated. The benefit will be held at the Newton Township Fire...
November 21, 2003 - 12:48pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
As Christmas time draws near, Muskingum Christian Academy is working on their 7th annual holiday auction. Students and staff members collected donations from area businesses to put together themed gift baskets. All proceeds from the auction benefit the Christian Academy by helping reduce costs. The auction will be held November 29th at the Good Samaritan gym at 5:00.
November 21, 2003 - 7:32am
5 years 45 weeks ago
Columbus Police say they'll get tough this year if partying following the Ohio State-Michigan game gets out of hand. Police are partly blaming a strategy of restraint last year for the car-flipping, couch-burning and bottle-throwing chaos that erupted after the game. Last years game was an Ohio State victory over the Wolverines, and played at home. Tomorrow's game is at Ann Arbor. Deputy Chief Stephen Gammill says that although more than 400 officers were assigned to the campus area last time...
November 21, 2003 - 6:44am
5 years 45 weeks ago
The naked photographer of Central Ohio has been identified. Police spokeswoman, Sherry Mercurio says 32-year-old Stephen P-Linnen of Columbus is charged with public indecency and assault. He posted bond last night but was re-arrested this morning on a warrant from Gahanna police. Linnen is Deputy Legal Counsel for House Speaker Larry Householder. Linnen is on paid leave pending the outcome of the investigation. Police say Linnen was not wearing clothes when they arrested him yesterday. Police...
November 21, 2003 - 6:36am
5 years 45 weeks ago
An area man was accidentally electrocuted yesterday when he came in contact with a high voltage wire while working on a pole. 23-year-old Joseph Kish the Third, of Roseville, was working for Gilmoore Brothers Incorporated out of Lancaster. He and a team of workers were in Beaverdam in Allen county rebuilding power distribution lines for the Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative, when the accident occurred yesterday. An autopsy will be performed by the Lucas county coroner in Toledo. Mid-Ohio President...
November 20, 2003 - 11:12pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
After a quarter of a century of service, one of the Zanesville Police Department’s valued detectives says goodbye. Detective John Rodman worked his last day at the ZPD as normally as he could Thursday, but he admits he’ll miss the department, his co-workers and the Zanesville community once his retirement sets in. Rodman wore numerous hats throughout the department: starting as a patrolman, moving through public relations and administration, the drug unit and finally into the Detective Bureau...
November 20, 2003 - 11:12pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
An Ohio man is one of seven buried Thursday in Arlington National Cemetery more than half a century after their deaths. Navy Petty Officer Samuel L. Crown, Jr. of Columbus and the others were aboard a plane that crashed in Russia after taking off from Alaska during World War II. The aircraft was part of a five-plane flight that encountered bad weather during the mission. A Russian citizen found wreckage of a U.S. Aircraft on an eastern Russian peninsula in 1962. But that wasn’t reported to...
November 20, 2003 - 11:10pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
A truck driver accused of killing two men and wounding three in a shooting at the Southwest-Ohio off ice of a trucking company that once employed him said Thursday he wants to act as his own attorney. 50-year-old Tom West made the request during his arraignment in Butler County Common Pleas Court in Hamilton. Gregory Howard, West’s court-appointed attorney, entered an innocent plea on behalf of West and said he wants to mount an innocent-by-reason-of-insanity defense. Judge Keith Spaeth...
November 20, 2003 - 11:09pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
A no contest plea Thursday from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The Archdiocese was charged for failing to report allegations of child sexual abuse. Thursday in Hamilton County, the plea means the Archdiocese admits no wrongdoing, but won’t fight the charges. As a result, the Archdiocese was fined $10,000. Thursday’s plea also means the Archdiocese will avoid a possible indictment.
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