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September 25, 2003 - 11:48pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
A man accused of firing a shotgun into a cornfield, killing a man, after tomatoes pelted his car, has been indicted on murder and involuntary manslaughter charges. A Holmes County Grand Jury Wednesday returned indictments against 58-year-old Marion Weaver of Benton. He’s accused of killing 23-year-old Steven Keim of Apple Creek, a family friend. Keim was in a group of young people throwing ripe tomatoes and firing paintballs at passing vehicle: an annual Amish prank.
September 25, 2003 - 6:47pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The American Red Cross is experiencing low donation levels, that’s why they are asking for the community’s help. The Muskingum Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding a special blood drive Saturday, September 27th. The drive will be held at the Colony Square Mall. While there, you can enjoy watching the Buckeyes play football. Also prizes will be given away throughout the day. If you would like further information you can contact the Red Cross at 452-2731.
September 25, 2003 - 6:43pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Some area families who receive help from the government will soon see their funds cut off, due to the state’s budget and the overall economy. On June 9th 2003, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services implemented cost containment measures to help reduce the spending in childcare. It’s because of this that some area residents are paying the price. The new guidelines have lowered eligibility for childcare assistance from 185-percent to 150-percent of the federal poverty level. Job and...
September 24, 2003 - 9:06pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Former Congressman James Traficant Junior is no longer considering running for president from behind bars. After two months of collection donations, the Presidential Exploratory Committee said they did not raise the $100,000 needed to qualify for federal matching funds. Traficant was convicted last year on federal racketeering, bribery and tax evasion charges. He’s serving an eight-year prison sentence at a Pennsylvania prison.
September 24, 2003 - 9:05pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The Ohio Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a woman who invited he ex-husband to a party, against a temporary protection order. According to court records, Betty Lucas of Newark invited he ex to a birthday party. During the party the two drank several beers and eventually got in a domestic fight. Both were charged with domestic violence and Lucas was also charged and later convicted of complicity to violate a protective order. However that conviction was overturned Wednesday in...
September 24, 2003 - 9:21am
5 years 47 weeks ago
A key ruling from the Ohio Supreme Court on the state’s ban on carrying concealed weapons. The court upheld the ban, keeping Ohio from joining 44 other states that allow citizens to carry hidden guns. The ruling stems from a Cincinnati case in which four people claimed that they needed to carry guns for self-protection. The legislature has struggled with the issue for years. The debate pits rural lawmakers who see nothing wrong with allowing people to carry guns against lawmakers from high-...
September 23, 2003 - 9:55pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The Licking County Sheriff’s Department continues to search for an escaped inmate. Officials in several counties are searching for 27-year-old Michael Boring of Columbus. Boring was last seen Monday afternoon in Newark, after he jumped from a work truck stopped at a traffic light. According to Captain Rod Mitchell with the Sheriff’s Department, Boring is described as a white male, standing 5’10” tall, and weighing 165 pounds. He has short brown hair, blue eyes and a go-tee. He also has a...
September 23, 2003 - 9:54pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
In court today, but not Muskingum County: Zanesville murders suspect Derek Norris. Norris appeared in an Indiana court this afternoon for his bond hearing in last week’s shooting death of Bradley Barnett, of Zanesville. According to Zanesville Police Detective Ric Roush, a $1,000,000 bond was set for Norris. Norris fled west to Indiana after a botched robbery on Thurman Street last Wednesday. He was taken unto custody at a Motel 8 in Richmond. Norris remains in Indiana, fighting...
September 23, 2003 - 9:53pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
More than two years after the 9-11 attacks, airport security remains a top priority at the Toledo Airport. In addition to major upgrades within its screening process since 2001, Toledo Express has just installed Bio-Metric Technology. Bio-Metric hand readers are now posted outside all of the airport’s operation areas. Every employee must scan his or her hand to gain access to secure locations. Toledo Express is only the second airport in the nation to use the high-tech devices; the San...
September 23, 2003 - 9:53pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The Ohio State Highway Patrol has beat out troopers from across the nation for some very fashionable bragging rights. That of Best Dressed...that is. The Ohio Highway Patrol has been named the Grand National Winner in the 2003 Best Dressed Police Competition, State Category. Law enforcement agencies from across the nation vie for the National Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors annual awards. The winners are chosen on the basis of neatness, projection of authority,...
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