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November 20, 2003 - 12:30pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
An accident involving a car and a pick up truck this morning appeared worse than it actually was. According to trooper Warner of the Zanesville post of the State Highway Patrol, at approximately 8:45 this morning a car and a pick up truck crashed on East Pike near New Concord. The driver of the pick up truck was 63-year old Charles Coulter. The driver of the car is unknown. While the accident is still under investigation, authorities say they may know what caused the crash. Fortunately,...
November 20, 2003 - 6:33am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Just last week there were reports that Big Bear parent company, Penn-Traffic had plans to close stores throughout the Central Ohio region. Those plans have now hit southeastern Ohio as officials have announced that the Big Bear store in the Southgate Shopping Center in Heath will be closed on January 10th, therefore leaving over 90 employees without a job. This comes as a shock to many customers in the Licking County area because less that a year ago, the Big Bear on North 21st Street in Newark...
November 20, 2003 - 6:26am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Governor Taft has threatened to veto concealed carry legislation unless it requires the state to disclose the names of those who are issued gun permits. Taft wrote a letter to the House and Senate leaders saying that people have the right to know who has a license to carry a concealed weapon, that's according to a report from The Cleveland Plain Dealer. The governor's veto threat comes as legislators try to resolve differences between House-and Senate-passed versions of that bill. Gun lobbyists...
November 19, 2003 - 10:48pm
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A Licking County man will be put to death for his murder of a former Licking County Sheriff’s deputy. Judge Jon Spahr sentenced 40-year-old Phillip Elmore Wednesday in Licking County Common Pleas Court in the June 2002 killing of his ex-girlfriend Pamela Annarino. According to trial testimony, Elmore broke into Annarino’s home and beat her to death with a metal pipe because she had ended their relationship. Elmore’s execution date has been set for March 31st, 2004.
November 19, 2003 - 10:47pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
He’s considered a long shot for the White house, but Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich’s run for president may land him a wife. PoliticNH.com is running a “Who Wants To Be A First Lady?” competition. Interested women send in a picture and explain why that’d like to be Mrs. Kucinich. Congressman Kucinich says he’s flattered.
November 19, 2003 - 10:45pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The U.S Environmental Protection Agency sued Buckeye Egg Farm Wednesday alleging the company didn’t complete required air emission tests. The EPA asked the company to do the testing to see if the Clean Air Act was being violated at three Buckeye facilities. The lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in Ohio asks for the company to resume testing at one of its locations. It also wants the company fined more than $27,000 for each day it wasn’t in compliance.
November 19, 2003 - 10:44pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A back draft that ignited gaseous byproducts and created a dust explosion caused an October 1st silo blast at a lumber company in New Knoxville that killed two firefighters and injured nine other people. Dennis Cummings, Investigator for the State Fire Marshall’s Office, said Wednesday that the explosion and the fire that proceeded it were both accidental. The explosion blew the top off the burning silo at the Hoge Lumber Company. Cummings says heat from a pulley belt used to unload scrap...
November 19, 2003 - 6:47pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s and Family Service Departments are cracking down on parents not paying child support. There are twenty of these dead beat parents indicted in our county owing payments totaling about seven hundred fifty thousand dollars. New enforcement options like suspending driving and hunting licenses and intercepting savings accounts are helping officials collect these funds. Officials say payments can easily be paid with credit or debit cards to the department of job and...
November 19, 2003 - 4:57pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
We’re dead in the middle of Ohio State-Michigan week here in Buckeye country and area stores are reaping the benefits. Wade’s Clothing said they see fans come in steadily for their OSU gear. And with the big game this Saturday, the one hundredth meeting between the two teams, they only expect sales to pick up. Jim Tressel’s squad has lost only one game over the past two years, so Buckeye pride has been running high coming off a national championship. And if things continue, sales increase...
November 19, 2003 - 4:53pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A Muskingum County court judge announces his plans to run for common pleas judge. Kelly Cottrill is three years into his term as judge in Muskingum County. He has filed with the Board of Elections and is officially on the ballot for primary elections this March. Cottrill plans to take his hard work ethic as county judge and apply it as common pleas judge. He will be seeking endorsement from the republican party for the primary, although the actual election is non-partisan. The primary...
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