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February 11, 2004 - 6:37am
6 years 12 weeks ago
Denying charges that he burned down his house in Millersport to collect 235-thousand dollars in insurance money, former Fairfield County Judge Don Mcauliffe took the stand Tuesday in his trial in U.S. District Court in Columbus.

He told jurors that he was innocent and testified that contractor Darrell Faller approached him with the alleged arson-for-profit scheme, but he failed to report the solicitation to authorities.

Faller and Mcauliffe's former girlfriend aren't...
February 10, 2004 - 11:29pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Funeral services were held Tuesday in West Virginia and Virginia for two Ohio soldiers killed in Iraq.

Staff Sergeant Lester Kinney II of Zanesville was buried Tuesday at a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Kinney, killed when a roadside bomb exploded west of Baghdad, is the 48th soldier to be buried at Arlington since the war in Iraq started.

More than 50 people attended the funeral in Sistersville, West Virginia, for Staff Sergeant Roger Clinton...
February 10, 2004 - 11:22pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department and the Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office say 27-year-old Christopher Denton of Zanesville has been charged in Sunday night’s homemade bomb incident.

According to Zanesville Detective Ric Roush, Denton has been charged with two counts of inducing panic and one count of disorderly conduct. Denton was arrested late Sunday night in the Spangler Drive area, after police responded to a call of shots being fired.

Police intercepted two...
February 10, 2004 - 11:21pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The Cambridge Police Department is investigating a pornography case involving minors.

According to Captain Randy LePage, an investigation began on February 5th, when a female minor reported seeing a videotape at the home of Robert “Drew” Willis that contained pornographic images of underage participants. One of the underage participants was located and able to provide police with further details.

According to a press release issued by the police department, a search...
February 10, 2004 - 7:23pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The Columbus diocese just released the proficiency test results and Rosecrans High School students were among some of the top achievers in the state.

As a requirement for graduation, these proficiency exams are used as a tool to test students’ knowledge in five different categories.

Dave Morland, principal of Rosecrans High School, says, “We were very pleased with the scores that we had gotten back from Ohio regarding our proficiency exams. They are very much in line with...
February 10, 2004 - 6:50pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
A Morgan County mother is crying foul tonight with the local justice system. Tammy Phillips says in her mind justice is far from being served.

After her son was taken away from her six years ago, she worked very hard to get three indictments against the people she believes conspired against her. That is why some news she received this week came as a shock to her.

She says, “I went to the courthouse that’s when I found out that last month on the 14th there were three...
February 10, 2004 - 3:15pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Students were excited at the local elementary school to listen as a U.S. soldier stationed in Baghdad read the story of Aladdin and Hercules.

Its all part of the Reading is Fundamental Program, or RIF. This nationwide program is meant to encourage students to read more.

The third grader that started this all is also Staff Sergeant Brian Giesey’s niece, Alyssa Giesey.

The goal it to have the most students reading based the area population. It they win, the...
February 10, 2004 - 10:42am
6 years 12 weeks ago
The American Electric Power Company has filed a rate plant with regulators that could increase the average monthly bill by up to ten dollars.

According to the plan, the increase would affect about 1.4 million customers of Columbus Southern Power and Ohio Power.

The Ohio’s Consumer’s Counsel, which represents residential customers in rates cases, says the utility is seeking too much.

An A-E-P spokesman says the increase will offset the company’s security and...
February 9, 2004 - 10:56pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
More headway in the 146-60 connector road project tonight, as the City Council continues to make progress towards construction.

The council passed several ordinances including the approval to apply for a five million dollar State Infrastructure Bank (SIB) loan. Jack Humm of the 6th ward says, “the application is one thing, when the application is approved is another thing and a third thing is you don’t pay anything on the loan until you draw some money down.”

All in all,...
February 9, 2004 - 10:16pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
He must always live with the reality of shooting and killing his son with a crossbow while the two were hunting in Muskingum County in 2002.

Now 41-year-old Alan Foster of Middletown, Ohio must also serve three years of community control and spend 60 days of local incarceration. Monday Foster was sentenced based on three charges of having a weapon while under disability.

Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman says Foster plead guilty to these charges on...
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