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November 22, 2003 - 10:09pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
The Zanesville Fire Department responded late Friday night around 11pm when flames destroyed two vacant buildings on Greenwood Avenue. There was minor damage to a third home. After inspecting the damage, fire officials decided today to completly demolish the buildings. This fire has one of several fires near and around Greenwood Avenue, just in the past few years.
November 21, 2003 - 10:45pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
Ohio’s two senators expressed frustration Friday that the Federal Energy Bill has been blocked in the Senate. The bill would have doubled the amount of ethanol in gasoline to $5 billion a year, a boon for Ohio corn farmers. It also would make reliability standards for operators of high-voltage power lines mandatory. Senator George Voinovich says that change would help prevent another massive blackout. Senator Mike Dewine says the bill isn’t perfect, but it represents a compromise that...
November 21, 2003 - 10:44pm
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With terrorism threats possible at any time, each county in the state is required to access how well prepared they are in case of an emergency. According to Ohio State Extension Agent Mark Mechling, one component of recent concern has been a bio-terrorism attack on our country’s agriculture. Officials have compiled a list of what type of locations might be most vulnerable to an attack. Mechling says grain elevators, livestock marketing facilities, and food and meat processing plants are...
November 21, 2003 - 10:43pm
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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...
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