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December 15, 2003 - 10:12pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Students and Ohio University Officials alike agreed that holding commencement on a Sunday for the first time in 60 years was a great idea.

Traffic flowed smoothly before and after the afternoon ceremonies Sunday in which about 1,700 students received degrees.
December 15, 2003 - 10:07pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
33-year-old James Willey of Zanesville pleaded guilty to a total of 25 counts in Judge Mark Fleegle’s courtroom Monday morning.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman Willey pleaded to one count of receiving stolen property (blank checks) and 24 counts of forgery.

Workman said Willey wrote checks in the name of Charles and Shelly Perry with the check amounts varying from $75 to $125. A pre sentence investigation has been ordered. Workman said...
December 15, 2003 - 10:04pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
An Ohio man was charged Monday with spilling a red liquid that is supposed to resemble blood near an Enola Gay Exhibit. 73-year-old Thomas Siemer of Columbus us charged with felony destruction of property and loitering.

Authorities say he was part of a small group of protester who briefly disrupted the official opening of the National Air and Space Museum’s new annex at Dulles International Airport.

Several elderly atomic bomb survivors from Japan also expressed...
December 15, 2003 - 3:51pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
It’s looking more and more like the Zanesville Fire Department has an arson problem on its hands. The fires that have been plaguing our area are under investigation and causing a lot of problems for authorities.

Last night marked the sixth fire that has occurred in the Greenwood area, all at vacant homes. These fires can be costly not only for local residents, but for the city as well.

Chief Dave Lacy comments that the fires tie up police officers who are assisting...
December 15, 2003 - 3:44pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Members of the guardianship program task force paid a visit to the County Commissioners today asking for funding…

Under the current law, a guardian must be a resident of the state of Ohio, which limits the number of people who can act as primary caretakers. The new program aims at providing a guardian for those aged 60 and older, who are the most vulnerable.

Yvonne Factor a guardianship task force member says there are a lot of individuals in this community who require...
December 15, 2003 - 3:40pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The kids from the Starlight School had a holiday treat today from the students at the Mid East Ohio Vocational School, as the annual adopt-a-child program kicked off the holiday season with their Christmas party.

The program allows the school to adopt kids and buy Christmas gifts for them.

Sue Lake the Student Council Advisor from the Vocational School says their students go meet the children and talk to their teachers about what they want then go out and buy it....
December 15, 2003 - 10:58am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Authorities say a Newark couple was killed Sunday night in a car crash that also injured their seven-month-old son.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol says 32-year-old Arron Brown lost control of his Honda C-R-V on State Route 13 near Mount Vernon and spun into the northbound lane.
His car was hit on the passenger side by a Chevrolet Suburban driven by 43-year-old Wayne Loftus of Mansfield.
The crash happened just before seven o’clock.
The patrol says Brown was pronounced...
December 15, 2003 - 7:54am
6 years 3 weeks ago
A few of our visitors have had problems finding our School Closings information since we switched to our new site format.

The link is still on our homepage. Scroll down and it is on the bottom left in our weather center area. Click on the graphic which says "Winter School Information Click for Closings"

This morning we had a few issues with our system but everything is working well now and we think all the bugs are worked out for the rest of the year.

December 15, 2003 - 6:58am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Weather authorities say that about six inches of snow has fallen in parts of Ohio since early Sunday, causing schools across the state to be delayed or closed.

The snowy weather caused a car to slide in front of a freight train, injuring a man from Northwestern Ohio. The 57-year-old from Pandora is in fair condition at a Lima hospital. The Putnam County Sheriff's Office says Lawrance Hilty Junior's car slid on a snow covered road while approaching a railroad crossing.

December 15, 2003 - 1:30am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Four adults and a child sustained injuries after an accident in Zanesville tonight.

According to Lt. Bill Shaw with the Zanesville Police Department, 31-year-old Chad Trout, of Zanesville, and 30-year-old Cynthia Smith, also of Zanesville were both traveling north in separate vehicles on Sixth Street.

A third vehicle driven by 19-year-old Chester Haynes, of Zanesville, was westbound on Main Street when he ran a red light and struck both vehicles driven by Trout and Smith...
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