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October 11, 2003 - 7:58am
5 years 50 weeks ago
Two missing juveniles have been found...that’s according to Perry County Sheriff William Barker. The two teens, 17-year-old Jeremy Borden and 16-year-old Reese Hooper, Jr. escaped from the Perry Multi County Juvenile Detention Facility on Wednesday afternoon. According to Barker, the sheriff’s department received word late Friday night that the teens were in the custody of the Marion Police Department. They are currently being held in the Marion Juvenile Detention Center. Barker also said...
October 11, 2003 - 7:57am
5 years 50 weeks ago
The Cambridge Post of the State Highway Patrol is investigating an accident in Noble County in which one male was life-lighted. According to troopers, the accident occurred Friday night just before 8:00 on State Route 574. 25-year-old Danny Quinn of Sistersville was traveling northbound on 574 when his car went off the right side of the road and struck a guardrail. His passenger, 18-year-old Matthew Morris of New Martinsville, West Virginia was ejected form the vehicle. He was life-lighted...
October 11, 2003 - 7:56am
5 years 50 weeks ago
Some good news for Cumberland residents in Guernsey County...your 911 services are back up and running. According to the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Department the service was temporarily offline Friday after someone cut the phone line carrying the life-saving service. 911 was back online at around 5:00 p.m. Friday.
October 11, 2003 - 7:55am
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Upon early investigation is appears that an electrical problem caused a trailer fire Friday afternoon. The incident occurred at 640 Virginia Ridge Road in Harrison Township at around 2:30. According to Harrison Township Chief Matt Lutz, no one was injured. The Red Cross is assisting the family with food, clothing and lodgings for the time being.
October 10, 2003 - 3:37pm
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The Penn Traffic Company plans to close 16 supermarkets in four states, including eight Ohio Big Bear stores. Big Bear stores in Zanesville and the rest of southeastern Ohio are not included on the shutdown list. The closures would mean the loss of about 1000 jobs. The Syracuse-based regional grocer must first get permission from the U-S bankruptcy court in White Plains, New York, which is overseeing the company’s second chapter 11 bankruptcy in five years. Company officials say the 16...
October 10, 2003 - 1:32pm
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The State Teachers Retirement System says it’s handed over travel and investment releated documents to the Ohio Ethics Commission. The retirement system in Columbus has been accused of lavish spending in tough times. System spokesman Laura Ecklar said today that the ethics commission asked for the copies and the system cooperated. She says she doesn’t know why the commission wanted the papers. Ethics commission head David Freel says he can’t talk about it because of state law. Several...
October 10, 2003 - 8:56am
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The Muskingum County sheriff’s office says no charges are being filed after bullets shattered windows in two homes in South Zanesville last week. Deputies believe the rounds were stray bullets from a shooting range that sits atop a hill eight-tenths of a mile south of the village. But owner of the Briar Rabbit Shooting Range isn’t convinced the bullets came from his place. Even so, he says he’ll add 12 feet of dirt to a 15-foot earthen backstop to avert the possibility of stray shots....
October 9, 2003 - 9:20pm
5 years 50 weeks ago
The Perry County Sheriff’s Department continues to search for two missing juveniles. 17-year-old Jeremy Borden and 16-year-old Reese Hooper, Jr. have been missing since around noon Wednesday afternoon. According to dispatchers, the two males escaped wearing blue sweatshirts and sweat pants. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at 740-342-4123.
October 9, 2003 - 9:19pm
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Young professionals may be singing a happy tune after stopping in at the area’s 7th Annual Muskingum County Sophomore Career Expo. It’s a chance for local businesses to attract workers from right here in Muskingum County. Organizers say the focus on the sophomores is because this is the year when students really need to determine the career path they wish to pursue, and schedule courses around that goal.
October 9, 2003 - 9:17pm
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Drenching rains and floods helped dampen the number of West Nile virus cases in Ohio this year. Across the state, the number of people with probable and confirmed cases of West Nile virus dropped dramatically, from 441 a year ago to 68 this year. Deaths attributed to the virus dropped as well...from 31 to four. The biggest difference between the last two years has been the weather. Last year’s heavy rains followed by a summer-long drought led to perfect breeding conditions for mosquitoes...
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