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March 18, 2004 - 9:04am
6 years 16 weeks ago
Authorities in Franklin County are considering whether Ohio's death penalty would apply in the case of the man suspected of being the highway shooter.

Charles McCoy Junior was arrested in Las Vegas early yesterday morning and he's due in court there tomorrow.

Prosecutor Ron O'Brien told NBC's "The Today Show" that the task force investigating the shootings is looking into whether the death penalty should be pursued.

Authorities have yet to offer a motive for...
March 17, 2004 - 11:35pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Traffic has been rerouted off Seventh Street in downtown Zanesville Wednesday evening. In fact the road will be closed for another few hours.

According to Lt. Bill Shaw with the Zanesville Police Department, a 17-year-old female was driving south on Seventh when she lost control of her vehicle, went off the left side of the roadway and struck a light pole.

Shaw says the pole was almost completely to the ground. American Electric Power crews were called to the scene...
March 17, 2004 - 9:44pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
A local Muskingum County Head Start Teacher was fired and tonight community members came to rally in her support.

The Head Start Policy Committee held a meeting this evening where parents of children in Jan Moore’s class spoke out in protest of her recent termination.

Ms. Moore was fired because of an incident where a child was left unattended, something the committee simply does not tolerate.

Dozens of parents of kids in Ms. Moore’s class wrote letters and...
March 17, 2004 - 5:45pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
With the one-year anniversary of the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom, rising gas prices are always a concern.

According to AAA fuel gauge report, the nationwide average of self-serve unleaded gasoline today is $1.720. This is half a cent higher than last year at this time, when the average price was $1.715.

AAA says cutbacks in OPEC oil production; persistent tight domestic inventories of crude oil, and the rising gasoline blends are pushing prices up.
March 17, 2004 - 5:39pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Some local caring residents decided it’s better to give than receive on this St. Patrick’s Day, and gave blood at the YMCA Blood Drive; an event the YMCA takes part in, in conjunction with the American Red Cross.

Executive Director of the YMCA says they picked a lucky day to have the drive, they had a great turnout. The next YMCA Blood Drive will be held on July 23, of this year.
March 17, 2004 - 5:35pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
If you live in South Zanesville, the Public Safety Department says don’t be alarmed if you soon find your tap water discolored.

Starting tomorrow morning, around 8:00am, the city will construct a new water pump for the south end of Zanesville that will re-direct the water flow that will help with pressure, and better re-circulation but the new pump will cause some discoloration for a short time.

Public Safety says the path of the flow of water could break loose deposits in...
March 17, 2004 - 12:47pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
If you’re getting sick of those potholes and bumps in the road, well not to worry, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will be working on all of these problems.

It’s a; part of the annual Preventative Maintenance program that takes place all over Southeastern Ohio. Cindy Brown, District 5 Spokeswoman for ODOT says that currently the department is working on a total of 67 projects, including resurfacing Route 22.

Also on the program will be plenty of projects in...
March 17, 2004 - 8:49am
6 years 16 weeks ago
Central Ohio motorists can rest easy today as word spreads about the capture and arrest of the highway shooting suspect.

28-year-old Charles McCoy Junior, was arrested early this morning in Las Vegas, Nevada by F-B-I special agents.

Authorities located him at The Budget Suites Hotel in Las Vegas, and made an arrest without incident. F-B-I Special Agent Todd Palmer says McCoy is cooperating and is being processed in the Las Vegas F-B-I Office. He will be transferred to the...
March 16, 2004 - 6:33pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
The Cambridge couple accused of sexually abusing a disabled child are back in Cambridge to face some serious charges. The two suspects were on the run for months and were finally caught in Canada.

The couple accused of raping a four year old severely handicapped girl were arraigned today in Cambridge Municipal Court. Both John Stoneman and Patricia Kelley are back in U.S. custody after fleeing to Canada. They are currently sitting behind bars in the Guernsey County Jail.
March 16, 2004 - 4:28pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Governor Taft has reappointed Alan Schriber as Ohio’s top public utilities regulator.

Schriber was named to a second five-year term as chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

The 58-year-old Schriber was first appointed by Taft in 1999 and previously was a P-U-C-O Commissioner under former Governor Dick Celeste.

Schriber is a member of the United States-Canada Power Outage Task Force created after last August’s massive blackout affecting more...
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