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July 18, 2003 - 5:21am
5 years 42 weeks ago
S-B-C Ohio is hoping to get the o-k from the Federal Communication Commission granting the company’s request to enter the long-distance arena. The company has formally applied for permission. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio last month said it supports S-B-C’s attempt to enter the long-distance market. The agency says it will lead to more competition and lower prices for customers. S-B-C Ohio has more than four million lines in 61 Ohio counties.
July 18, 2003 - 5:16am
5 years 42 weeks ago
An area Volunteer is convicted of around 90 sex related charges. It happened Thursday in Licking County Common Pleas Court. Scott Wagner of Mckean, Ohio, a former Big Brother/Big Sister volunteer, was found guilty on 89 sex related counts. Wagner was found guilty of rape and other charges involving pornographic pictures of children. Investigators say Wagner molested 11 young boys in a seven-year period. One victim was a 9-year-old he was mentoring in the Licking County Big Brothers program...
July 17, 2003 - 6:06pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
A state appeals court has dismissed the guilty plea of a man imprisoned for writing fictitious stories of child torture and molestation. The Tenth Ohio District Court of Appeals in Columbus ruled 3-0 Thursday to send the case of Brian Dalton back to the trial court. Lawyers specializing in the first amendment believe Dalton was the first person in the United Sates successfully prosecuted for child pornography that involve writings, not images.
July 17, 2003 - 6:03pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
Ohio-grown produce and a bit of friendly competition combined for some laughs but good food at Reisbeck’s Pick-N-Save in South Zanesville. A corn-eating contest kicked off the Ohio Pride “Get Fresh in Ohio” promotion...featuring Ohio-grown, raised, and processed fruits and veggies. Domestic Marketing Specialist Christy Eckstein says the program is important because it promotes fresh, local food.
July 17, 2003 - 6:01pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
And speaking of fresh fruits and vegetables, during this weekend’s Farmers' Market foods and crafts aren’t the only items available to buy. On Saturday, July 19th from 9:00 a.m. to noon, a Community Benefit? Donation Day will be held to raise funds towards the purchase of one of the bronze bells to support the purchase and installation of the WWII/ Korean War Memorial sculpted by Allan Cottrill. Everyone is invited.
July 17, 2003 - 12:40pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
A motorcycle accident on Wednesday in Zanesville turns fatal overnight. Zanesville police says it happened just after 9 p.m. on Maple Avenue in front of Hollywood Video. Investigators say 19-year-old Seth Grimm of Nashport was attempting to pull out of the Hollywood Video parking lot when he saw a motorcycle traveling north on Maple Avenue, so he backed up. Police say 53-year-old Fred Helser of Zanesville then lost control of his cycle. Police are not sure why. Helser was taken to Good...
July 17, 2003 - 8:54am
5 years 42 weeks ago
A man suspected of being the rapist who terrorized the Ohio State University Campus area in Columbus for more than six months suddenly decided to plead guilty to two of the attacks. Kennedy Wheeler accepted a plea bargain Wednesday night, as one of his alleged victims was about to make a videotaped statement to play at his trial. In accordance with the deal, Franklin County common pleas judge John Connor sentenced Wheeler to 30 years in prison for two counts of rape, plus burglary and receiving...
July 17, 2003 - 8:44am
5 years 42 weeks ago
Officials in Perry County are currently investigating a drowning that occurred at a rock quarry around eight o’clock Wednesday evening. The sheriff’s department was dispatched to Sand Rock Road in Glenford. The body of the victim, 16-year-old William Hunter of Pickerington was recovered from the quarry. According to witnesses on the scene Hunter was swimming in the quarry when he went under. Several people on the scene attempted to retrieve him, but were unsuccessful. No foul play is suspected...
July 17, 2003 - 8:37am
5 years 42 weeks ago
Two children are dead after they drowned in Licking County Wednesday afternoon. The two reportedly drowned in a pond located at a trailer park in Heath. It was determined that the eight year old boys Nathan Boyer and Brandon who’s last name has yet to be released, had entered a drainage pond near a playground at the rear of the property through a hole in a fence and had gone under water. One of the boys was removed by a neighbor, who attempted to revive him, but was unsuccessful. The second boy...
July 16, 2003 - 11:56pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
Family, friends and police are looking for a teenager who's been missing since July 14th. 13-year-old Kevin Angler was last seen on Monday on Gray St. He is 5'7" tall and weighs about 140 lbs. He was last seen wearing blue jean shorts and a black t-shirt. Anyone with information on Kevin Angler can call Zanesville Police at 455­0700.
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