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December 14, 2003 - 8:43pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
For the holidays some opt for a live present and choose a cuddly friends for loved ones to enjoy.

But as with any other purchases, you should think before you buy. For example, does the gift recipient have time to care for a pet, the finances, lifestyle and proper living arrangements for an animal?

Even though the pet needs a good home, and you need a good gift this win-win situation could turn into more of hassle than happiness. That’s why pet retailers and the...
December 14, 2003 - 8:42pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Authorities have more than one suspect in mind but aren’t close to making an arrest in the string of highway shootings on the southern edge of Columbus.

Franklin County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Steve Martin says the task force is still checking on more than one possible suspect, but he won’t says how many.

The task force also has cleared several people after talking to and watching them. All the people of interest were named by people calling the sheriff’s tip line.
December 14, 2003 - 8:21pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Less than two weeks until Christmas and Hanukkah starts next Friday…that means holiday shoppers are hitting the stores to find the perfect gifts.

And with the economic upswing, the Dow closing over the 10,000 mark two consecutive days last week, and plenty of sales: retailers are pleased with the busy buying season.

Maurices’ Assistant Manager Susanna Smucker says one awesome present is a gift certificate. “They’re one-size-fits-all. If you’ve got someone who’s...
December 14, 2003 - 8:20pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The weather is causing many accidents and some major headaches for law enforcement when it comes to driving accidents. Because of these sloppy driving conditions, officials remind all motorists to travel with caution and follow some tried and true safety measures.

According to Sgt. Russell Pasqualetti with the Zanesville Highway Patrol, having decent tires, reducing your speed, planning ahead and following at greater distances from vehicles in front of you will help reduce your...
December 14, 2003 - 8:14pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Around the world, across the state and just next door, positive feelings and emotions are felt from the White House right into your house with the good news of Saddam Hussein’s successful capture.

Tiffany Swigert’s uncle is a general in the United States Army. She’s pleased to hear the latest developments overseas, and is confident of her uncle’s safe return. “I’m ecstatic…it’s really been a lot of years of really hard work for our military personnel…hopefully they’ll be home...
December 14, 2003 - 1:14am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Investigators in Columbus say they've now cleared people who were taken into custody and questioned in the string of shootings along interstate 270.

Franklin County Sheriff's Chief Deputy, Steve Martin, says Saturday that the shootings task force believes those questioned were not involved. Martin wouldn't say how many people were interviewed.

Investigations are still following up on several of the more than 1,900 leads received as of today.

There have...
December 14, 2003 - 1:12am
6 years 7 weeks ago
They say a good picture is worth a thousand words, and with new digital cameras you could talk forever.

If you bought a digital camera a few years ago, you owe yourself an upgrade. The quality and prices have changed so much since the turn of the millennium; they have become one of the hottest items for both young and old.

If you are hunting for the best camera for your money, don’t be overwhelmed with so many choices. Keep it simple by setting a price range, then...
December 14, 2003 - 1:06am
6 years 7 weeks ago
A local man is displaced after flames ripped through his Perry County home Friday night.

It happened shortly after 7:30pm at 6880 Cimeron Road. Rob Fonch arrived home from work and opened the door to find his house already filled with smoke.

National Trails, Newton Township, Somerset, and Glenford Volunteer Fire Departments all responded to the scene. It took crews over five hours to contain the flames and the home was completely destroyed.

Fonch's house...
December 14, 2003 - 12:48am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Snow and icy roads caused problems for motorists Saturday night. There were numerous accidents reported around the county.

Three people were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital after an accident on State Route 60. Trooper Jeff Fowler with the Zanesville Post of the State Patrol says the driver lost control, slid sideways, and struck a utility pole.

A fourth passenger, being a child, had to be extracted from the back seat of the vehicle. Names are not being released at...
December 13, 2003 - 12:17pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Toys for Tots officials made their lists and checked them twice Saturday morning as the annual campaign culminates at the County Fairgrounds. It’s there that the wishes of area children are made a reality.

As packages were organized and distributed to the eleven organizations, those working were encouraged by the feeling of giving.

Marsha Harmon, chairperson for Muskingum County, says this year $20,000 worth of toys will bring smiles to about 1,500 children.
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