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November 21, 2003 - 6:44am
5 years 49 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 49 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 49 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 49 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 49 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 49 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.
November 20, 2003 - 6:28pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Election time is over, but some residents in Cambridge are left wondering if their votes would've made a difference in the heated election for mayor. Apparently new polling locations caused problems for some voters who were turned away after visiting the wrong poll. Guernsey County downsized their number of precincts as they prepare to be in compliance with the "Help America Vote Act". It requires each precinct to have 200 voters for every electronic voting unit. Director of the Guernsey...
November 20, 2003 - 6:20pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
In an effort to keep unlicensed, uninsured drivers out of jail and get them back on the road again legally, Judge Kelly Cottrill met with Muskingum County Commissioners today to get their approval for hiring a new security officer and building an office. The new position will assist defendants in getting their driver's license reinstated after they've been suspended by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Cottrill says law changes that will take effect at the beginning of the year are making...
November 20, 2003 - 3:37pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
The State Bureau of Workers’ compensation says Ohio employers will save about 240 million dollars on their premiums next year. The Commission overseeing the agency voted today to temporarily restore premium discounts that were eliminated six months ago. A 20 percent discount will be applied to the first billing cycle of 2004. The bureau says it got better-than-expected returns on its investments and now has a surplus of 400 million dollars. That’s double the surplus when the bureau canceled...
November 20, 2003 - 12:30pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
An accident involving a car and a pick up truck this morning appeared worse than it actually was. According to trooper Warner of the Zanesville post of the State Highway Patrol, at approximately 8:45 this morning a car and a pick up truck crashed on East Pike near New Concord. The driver of the pick up truck was 63-year old Charles Coulter. The driver of the car is unknown. While the accident is still under investigation, authorities say they may know what caused the crash. Fortunately,...
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