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February 1, 2004 - 3:20pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Investigators say a second person is claiming to be responsible for a string of 20 shootings around Columbus’ south side.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s office says its communications center took a 911 call at 2:23 Saturday morning from a man claiming to be the highway shooter.

The sheriff’s office says the shooter claimed he would now start shooting police officers.

Investigators say it appears the caller was not the person who claimed to be the highway shooter...
February 1, 2004 - 12:47am
6 years 3 weeks ago
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Most importantly, when picking out frames, have fun and be creative! Remember to let your individual character emerge through your...
January 31, 2004 - 5:43pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Dirt bike dare devils gathered at the Colony Square Mall Saturday to view some extreme sport bikes that are being displayed in the "Off Road Bike Show."

It was the perfect opportunity for dirt bike enthusiasts to check out bikes of different styles and even learn more about some old antique bikes.

Dale Whyde. co-ordinator of the Off Road Bike Show says there are a lot of local riders who have a real passion for competing and have recieved national recognition for their...
January 31, 2004 - 5:35pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A bitter cold morning didn't keep early bird Zanesville residents away who had their hearts set on helping the United Way Operation Feed Campaign.

The event began at 7am at Applebee's with plenty of pancakes, and sausage for anyone with an apetite for breakfast and for contributing to the community.

The event is held each month from February til April at Applebee's to raise money for the Muskingum County Hunger Network.

Local volunteers put a lot of time and...
January 31, 2004 - 10:23am
6 years 3 weeks ago
A robbery suspect is still on the loose today in Cambridge.

According to dispatchers with the Cambridge Police Department, the suspect entered the News And Booze Carryout in Cambridge last night and demanded money.

The individual is described as a white male, tall, skinny, wearing a black hooded jacket, black pants, wire-rimmed glasses, and a red bandana over his nose and mouth.

He fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash. Witnesses said no weapon was...
January 31, 2004 - 10:18am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Investigations are continuing today into a Friday fire in Coshocton.

According to officials with the Coshocton City Fire Department, a call came into the station at 7:44 a.m. Friday in regards to a house fire located at 861 Chestnut Street. When crews arrived on the scene they found the 37-year-old female victim inside deceased. She was the only person in the home.

The State Fire Marshall is continuing to investigate. At this time arson and electrical causes have been...
January 31, 2004 - 10:09am
6 years 3 weeks ago
An accident on Interstate 70 this morning brought State Highway Patrol Troopers and rescue crews out into the bitter cold.

According to dispatchers with the Zanesville Post, a one vehicle crash occurred around 2:16 this morning on I-70 near exit 152 in the eastbound lane.

25-year-old Joshua Young of Whitehall apparently went off the left side of the roadway, for an unknown reason, traveled into the median and struck a light pole. Young was the only occupant in the car...
January 31, 2004 - 12:30am
6 years 3 weeks ago
A State Highway Patrol trooper was struck Friday evening. According to Lt. Barry Donley with the Zanesville Post, 35-year-old Trooper Troy Hale was struck while conducting measurements along the side of the roadway for a crash investigation.

Donley says Hale sustained two broken legs from the crash…however his injuries are considered non-life threatening.

Hale is currently being treated at Good Samaritan Hospital, but Donley says he will be transported to Columbus for...
January 30, 2004 - 9:12am
6 years 3 weeks ago
The family of a local Zanesville soldier killed in Iraq is grieving tonight.

27-year old army staff sergeant Lester Kinney, better known as Buddy Kinney, was one of three soldiers killed when a roadside bomb exploded just west of Baghdad.

Buddy Kinney’s family say he was a true American soldier. He will be buried at the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia with a full military service.

Before getting shipped to Baghdad, Kinney spent 8 months in Afghanistan...
January 29, 2004 - 11:47pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Sad news for the Zanesville community. The military has announced Thursday that a Zanesville man is among Army paratroopers killed this week when a roadside bomb exploded west of Baghdad.

The Department of Defense identified the soldiers as: 27-year-old Staff Sergeant Lester O. Kinney, the second of Zanesville; 24-year-old Second Lieutenant Luke S. James of Oklahoma; and 26-year-old Sergeant Cory R. Mracek of Nebraska.

They died Tuesday.

The soldiers had...
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