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December 2, 2003 - 12:51am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Judge Howard Zwelling sentenced 52-year-old Gerald Corbitt of Zanesville Monday. Corbitt was sentenced to life in prison based on four counts of rape. According to Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox, the indictments stem from four incidents between June 24th, 2002 to April 30th, 2003 when Corbitt performed oral sex on a six-year-old boy. Haddox says Corbitt has also been classified as a sexual predator.
December 2, 2003 - 12:50am
6 years 3 weeks ago
The General Headquarters for the State Highway Patrol report that there were ten fatalities over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Of the ten, the report states that eight were on state or federal roadways and the remaining two accidents were on county roads. Alcohol was a factor in two of the crashes, and seatbelts were only worn in two of the accidents.
December 1, 2003 - 1:50pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
An investigation is underway into the death of a 41-year-old Cincinnati man who died while in police custody yesterday. The police invovled in bringing the 400 pound man in are also under scrutiny today. According to police reports, officers struggled with Nathaniel Jones in a restaurant parking lot after they had gotten a call of a man who was acting strange and being a nuisance. Police say because of Jones' weight, it took six officers using chemicals and nightsticks to get him under control...
December 1, 2003 - 1:44pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A 20-year old man from Columbus, Georgia is in custody after a street brawl killed a man early yesterday in the Dayton suburb of Huber Heights. Police Spokesman Jerry Gustin says the death was not gang related or drug related. It started with an arguement between two groups of young people at a birthday party Saturday night and it continued to escalate after they left. Gustin says at least 15 people left in four cars. He says the occupants of the cars fought in the street with baseball bats and...
December 1, 2003 - 1:39pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Eastside Community Ministry is starting to take applications today for their brand new Christmas toy drive this year. The drive is set up to benefit teenagers ages 13 and up in need of Christmas gifts. The public is encouraged to donate gifts as well and the ministry is asking for anything ranging from cologne to gift cards. The presents are available to anyone who wants to apply, but there are some income guidelines. The deadline to apply for gifts is Friday December 19th, and all...
December 1, 2003 - 1:35pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Three construction workers from Licking County are dead today after an apparent carbon monoixide poisoning. Another one of the workers is in critical condition at OSU Medical Center. West Licking Fire Chief Jim Weber says the men were found this morning in a house in Pataskala that was under construction. He says they were roofers who has stayed overnight in a partially constructed house so they could get an early start at work this morning. Investigators are looking at whether a space heater...
December 1, 2003 - 1:32pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
As the deer-gun season begins today, local hunters are left with fewer places to turn in their deer this year. The number of check in stations in Muskigum County has significantly dropped off since last year, with only a few still open for hunters. Jerry Prior of the Dillon Falls Check In Station says despite the decrease, he still anticipates plenty of hunters checking in their deer throughout the day. The Dillon Falls Check In station expects around three hundred to four hundred people...
December 1, 2003 - 11:30am
6 years 3 weeks ago
A beetle that killed millions of trees in Michigan and spread to Northwestern Ohio was recently found in Columbus. Federal officials confirmed last week that the Emerald Ash Borer was found in a cluster of trees near a northeastern Columbus auto repair shop. The beetle has infested or destroyed about six million Ash trees in Michigan and was found this year in several locations in Northwestern Ohio. The infestation found in Columbus was discovered after US Agriculture Department Investigators...
December 1, 2003 - 9:24am
6 years 3 weeks ago
As mentioned before, deer-gun season opens today, an event that Franklin County authorities say could be detrimental but also beneficial. Hindering because it could lead to more false alarms along the stretch of highway where eleven shootings have been reported, but on the other hand, the surplus of hunters out combing the area for deer could very well turn up some new leads or evidence in the case. Police responded by car and helicopter yesterday when shots were fired from a field just south...
December 1, 2003 - 7:45am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Ohio hunters are heading out today to comb the wilderness in search of a prize 12-point. An estimated four-hunred-fifty-thousand hunters will be out state wide for the first day of deer-gun season, which begins today a half hour before sunrise. In Muskingum County, Dillon State Park is a popular choice for hunters to camp out this week. All twenty-nine of the parks cabins and ninety camp sites are filled with hunters. Park Officer Doug Linsley says it's usually an easy week for him, and he...
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