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December 5, 2003 - 6:18am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Police in Chillicothe believe a house was deliberately set on fire to cover up the murder of a man whose body was found in the fire. Chillicothe Police Chief Jeff Keener says the death of the man whose body was found in last night's fire was homicide. Details of the death and the identity of the man have not been released. Keener says the man was in fact killed before the fire started. The Montgomery County Coroner will be performing an autopsy on the body. The cause of the fire is also still...
December 4, 2003 - 11:31pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The funeral is Saturday for a man who died after a struggle with Cincinnati Police. Police are investigating the death of Nathaniel Jones after he struggled last Sunday with officers who were called to a restaurant where he was reported to be acting strangely. He is to be buried in his hometown of Cincinnati. Despite the anger over Jones’ death, officials of the Cincinnati Human Relations Committee say they are making progress in improving police-community relations.
December 4, 2003 - 11:23pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The first public meeting on a report on the nation’s worst blackout drew a small crowd Thursday. Only a handful of people spoke at the meeting in Cleveland. Members of the Joint United State-Canadian task force investigating that August 14th outage hosted the meeting, the first of three in the two countries. Several of the Cleveland speakers say they would like to se a final report recommend modernizing the nation’s power grid, improving communication among utilities and establishing...
December 4, 2003 - 3:03pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The North Dollar General store had their own food drive to donate to the Zanesville Salvation Army. The Salvation Army is known for helping those in need and what a better time to do so than the holidays. Dollar General was looking for a way to give back to the community and this fulfilled their goal. This is the first annual food drive for the two groups, but they both hope to make it a tradition.
December 4, 2003 - 2:56pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Round up your canned foods, it’s that time again. “C” day is almost here. In an effort to help those less fortunate, the Jaycees and the Salvation Army have teamed up with the WHIZ Media Group to get the community in the giving mood this season. C-Day gives people the opportunity to help out the community without even leaving their homes. This event will take place from 8am until noon on Saturday and will be broadcasted on both WHIZ stations AM 1240 and Z102.
December 4, 2003 - 2:30pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
There’s been a breakthrough in technology and this time it can help your skin. A revolutionary new treatment uses light therapy to help with skin cancer and acne removal. The equipment uses both red and blue lights to differentiate which procedure is being performed. The pain free non-invasive approach has so far been quite effective in the treatment of acne, especially among teenagers. On average a person will require 6-8 treatments of 20-minute sessions. So far no side effects have been...
December 4, 2003 - 2:18pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is asking for public input on its clean-up plan for the former Cooper Industries site on Pershing Road in Zanesville. The Ohio
E-P-A sys sampling confirmed soil and groundwater contamination, primarily from solvents, at the Cooper Industries site. In 1998 the company signed an agreement with the Ohio E-P-A to evaluate the situation and determine a clean-up plan. Now the E-P-A is seeking comments from the public on that plan. On Wednesday...
December 4, 2003 - 8:44am
6 years 7 weeks ago
A man pleaded guilty Wednesday in court to the murder in the scalding death of his two-year-old adopted son. 32-year old Gary Thompson of Columbus, was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. It's still unclear in why Thompson put his son, Liam, in 140-degree bath water and then sought no medical treatment for the boy. He died five days later on October 16th at Children's Hospital. Thompson's attorney, Ronald Janes said the reason for these actions will be explained when Thompson's wife, Amy,...
December 4, 2003 - 6:44am
6 years 7 weeks ago
It was quite a scare for an elderly woman in New Concord early this morning as her house caught fire, and filled with smoke all because of an overheated gas hot water tank. According to New Concord Fire Chief Brent Gates, the call came in around 3:30 this morning. The home, located just a mile outside of Bloomfield, suffered only minor damages. Gates says the major problem was the smoke. There were no injuries due to the quick thinking of a neighbor who shut the well off before the fire could...
December 4, 2003 - 6:37am
6 years 7 weeks ago
A new 90 million dollar V-A Clinic is set for Central Ohio to replace the overburdened Chalmers P-Wylie Outpatient Clinic in Columbus. The Bush Administration promised the new facility Wednesday. Secretary of Veterans Afairs Anthony Principi said the 260-thousand square foot, state of the art medical center will be built on the Defense Supply Center property in suburban Whitehall and should open 2007. Principi said the new facility won't have in-patient beds but will have expanded services to...
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