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December 10, 2003 - 11:35pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol needs the public’s help.

The patrol is looking for any information regarding a hit-and-skip accident on Saturday, November 6th. The accident on U.S. 33 killed 24-year-old Christopher Winland of Laurelville.

According to witnesses’ accounts, an unknown vehicle struck Winland in a southbound lane of 33 past Hill Road.

The patrol has been able to determine that the car involved is either a 1993 or a 1994 Chevy...
December 10, 2003 - 11:34pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Trooper Jeff Jirles with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says that the Newcomerstown man allegedly responsible for the deaths of two men has been charged.

Jirles says that on September 30th, Dustin Bradford rear-ended a 1997 Camero. As a result of that collision, 26-year-old Cory Ihingher and 48-year-old Lloyd Ihingher both of Roseville were ejected from their vehicle. They were both pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on Avondale Road.

December 10, 2003 - 11:29pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The man who allegedly shot a baby in the back with a pellet gun was arraigned in Judge Mark Fleegle’s courtroom Wednesday.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 23-year-old Charles Hartman allegedly shot a 16-month old baby boy in the back on Friday, November 21st at 1620 Maple Avenue.

The alleged incident occurred when Hartman and his girlfriend were babysitting the child. Wednesday Hartman was arraigned on two counts of felonious assault...
December 10, 2003 - 11:22pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Authorities have not heard from the person or persons responsible for a series of shootings near a Columbus freeway, and they say they are not aware of any copycat cases.

Franklin County Chief Deputy Steve Martin Wednesday says there’s no new reported shootings or ballistic matches.

More than 16,000 tips have been called in about the shootings near Interstate 270.
December 10, 2003 - 11:21pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The former North Carolina State University provost who quit after his boss fired two of his top assistants has left his faculty job to go to Ohio State University.

Stuart Cooper starts his job with the Chemical Engineering Department of Ohio State on January 1st. He is an expert in Polymer Science and Biomaterials.

NC State Chancellor Marye Anne Fox ordered Cooper in January to fire two vice provosts, saying they were not doing enough to move the university forward....
December 10, 2003 - 7:58pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The flu virus is becoming a national problem, and its hitting close to home. Hundreds of local students are out sick. Zanesville City Schools alone reported eleven percent of its students are out with the virus.

Other schools in the area report high numbers of absentees including Maysville schools with 350 out. Tri-Valley schools have 302 students out sick, and East Muskingum 318 students absent from sickness.

Medical director of the Zanesville Health Department, Vicki...
December 10, 2003 - 7:46pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
With the busiest shopping season of the year underway, there is a greater posibility of getting robbed. Officials say now is the time for shoppers to take extra precautions.

Zanesville Police Cheif Eric Lambes says shoppers should lock packages in the trunk of their cars, not on the back seat of their vehicles. Lambes says there are simple ways to prevent you from being a victim of theft.
"keep packages hidden, even if you have to make a trip home and deposit them and go back...
December 10, 2003 - 6:32pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Over sixty school children got an extra special visit from Santa today at the Zanesville Kiwanis Club.

President of the organization, Bud Hardesty, says the combination of Kiwanis working with local schools makes for a perfect match. The club's main focus is on youth and their yearly fundraisers go toward paying for the annual Christmas bash.

The kids were full of holiday spirit as they sang Christmas carols and even opened presents delivered from Old Saint Nick...
December 10, 2003 - 6:08pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Deer-gun season may be over, but investigations continue into a family pet that was killed by a hunter.

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office received a call on Sunday, December 7th that a dog had been shot on Russell Street. According to Chief Deputy Wes Elson, officers found that the animal was running loose on private property where deer hunters had been given permission to hunt.

The man responsible admitted that he shot the dog, thinking that it was wild rather...
December 10, 2003 - 3:56pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
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