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April 20, 2005 - 6:08pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Residents at one Newark apartment complex are still in shock after a Monday night shooting.
Twenty-one-year-old Nigel Coffie, of Columbus, was visiting friends at the Concord Apartments Monday night, when things turned ugly.
Two other men, visiting the same residence, shot Coffie, and fled the scene.
After the shooting, the injured Coffie, staggered out of the house, searching for help.
He collapsed outside the home of Sheila Aekins and her mother, who tried to save the...
April 20, 2005 - 4:48pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
After one hundred fifty years of service one local pottery factory will close its doors.

And as a result over sixty local residents will lose their jobs.

Over the past few months the production of pottery at Robinson Ransbottom in Roseville has slowly been winding down, and it finally came to a halt at the end of last week.

This happened after its parent company discovered opportunities with it's other businesses and decided to divest in Robinson Ransbottom....
April 20, 2005 - 4:35pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
An award winning producer visited one local school today with a message he hopes will have an impact on students and will prevent childhood bullying.

Thomas Brown spent the greater part of his day at Holy Trinity School in Somerset, showing students his two new films aimed to teach children how harmful bullying can actually be.

Brown believes it is important for schools ton address bullying even if it is not a known problem.

"I applaud any school that says he...
April 20, 2005 - 1:19pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Over 850 students were forced to evacuate from two area schools this morning after a natural gas line leaked into the schools.

According to the Principal Les Richards from Grover, around 10:00 a.m. the Zanesville Fire Dept. called Grover Elementary and Wilson Elementary saying there was a problem. The schools immediately went into lock down, closing all doors and windows.

Minutes later, they ordered an evacuation. The students walked to the Manor just down the street...
April 20, 2005 - 1:14pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Tis’ The Season For Fleas!

The local animal shelter is warning pet owners that the pesky bugs are out in full swing during springtime and that prevention is key.

Larry Hostetler is the Executive Director of the animal shelter in Muskingum County; he says they have a great, affordable treatment for animals to prevent fleas, $10 a dose for cats and up to $14 for dogs, depending on weight. But beware if your animal isn’t treated, you can get bites too.

April 20, 2005 - 12:52pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
The election of the new pope, Benedict the XVI, is affecting the entire world… and mainly the Catholic community.

We spoke with followers of the Catholic faith to get their reaction to the new Pontiff.

At the local catholic high school, Bishop Rosecrans, the students were eager to share their opinions on the replacement to Pope John Paul II.

Freshman Autumn Moore says she can only expect good things out of Pope Benedict.

“I was surprised when it...
April 20, 2005 - 12:25am
7 years 3 weeks ago
There will be no smoking ban enacted in three Licking County cities.

Newark, Heath and Granville have all voted down a proposed ban on smoking in public places at a council meeting held Monday night.

Newark City Council voted 6-to-5 against the ban with Council President, Marc Guthrie casting the tie-breaker.

Guthrie says the citizens of Newark should be allowed to vote on the proposal and says he would have supported a ban that contained exemptions, including...
April 20, 2005 - 12:16am
7 years 3 weeks ago
A motorcycle collides with a pick-up truck causing backed up traffic for some motorists in Perry County.

The accident occurred a little after seven Tuesday evening at an intersection on State Route 93 in Roseville.

According to officials on the scene, this was a situation where the motorcyclist passed another vehicle on 93, and the pick-up truck also pulled out into the road where the cycle was traveling.

That's when the collision occurred, bringing med-flight...
April 20, 2005 - 12:07am
7 years 3 weeks ago
An accident involving a semi tractor trailer Tuesday evening caused severe damage to the vehicle that overturned.

According to officials on the scene, the eighteen wheeler hauling non-hazardous materials overturned near the eastbound exit ramp 157 in Adamsville around 7:30 Tuesday.

There were no injuries reported at the scene.

Another truck was brought in to transfer the materials out of the damaged truck.

The identity of the driver is not being...
April 20, 2005 - 12:03am
7 years 3 weeks ago
A man is dead after a shooting that occurred in Newark late Monday night.

It happened just before midnight, when Newark Police say they responded to a call of shots fired near apartment D-3 at 41 North 40th Street. That's where they found an unidentified man bleeding from gunshot wounds.

The man died early Tuesday morning at Licking Memorial Hospital.

Authorities say two local men are currently in custody, 22-year-old Josh Saxton of 58 Linden Avenue, and 29-year...
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