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October 13, 2003 - 2:17pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Prosecutors say evidence from tests of drunken drivers should be used in trial even if
Police didn’t follow all the rules while giving the tests. Defense attorneys say the Ohio
Supreme Court has already said such evidence can’t be admitted in court. Both sides have asked the Justices to resolve conflicting rulings in other courts. At issue is a three-year-old Supreme Court ruling on police use of evidence in sobriety tests when deciding whether to arrest suspected drunken drivers...
October 13, 2003 - 11:43am
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Zanesville Fire Department and the State Fire Marshall’s office are now investigating an early morning fire. It happened at 1417 Ridge Avenue at a used furniture store. The business is identified as Ridge Avenue Furniture and Appliances. Investigators say the fire broke out around 2:00 this morning and that five local fire departments responded to the blaze. No word yet on what caused the fire. No injuries were reported.
October 12, 2003 - 11:51pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals of Cleveland are teaming up on a new facility dedicated to disease-oriented research. The 110 million dollar, 320-thousand-square-foot research center is slated to open this week in Cleveland. It will be occupied by investigators currently working at both institutions and by faculty recruits. One of the center’s features will be a “mouse house.” The basement facility can hold up to 100-thousand mice. Case’s medical school dean says that...
October 12, 2003 - 11:46pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A university of Akron professor wants to prevent crooks from stealing political contributions through phony campaign web sites. Political science professor Rick D. Farmer says there should be standards to ensure the credibility of web sites. He has formed a group called the standards association for elections online with colleagues form New York University, Louisiana State University and other schools. The group met in Akron last week. The Internet has become an increasingly popular tool for...
October 12, 2003 - 11:41pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Ohio Public Interest Research group says that renting-to-own often isn’t a bargain. The group surveyed rent-to-own stores in Cleveland and Columbus. It found that rent-to-own customers in those cities were being charged an average interest rate of 87 percent. The survey was done in 2001 and released last week. Because the stores don’t require credit checks, they attract people with bad credit history, or those denied credit elsewhere because of low incomes. Rental dealers say their prices...
October 12, 2003 - 11:38pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A power outage left hundreds stranded at the Dayton International Airport today. The airport lost power for about three hours. Incoming flights had to be directed to other terminals. And airport spokeswoman says there were several power outages in North Dayton at the same time as the outages at the airport. The two incidents are thought to be unrelated. Power company officials say a fault in the main terminal’s switchgear is to blame.
October 12, 2003 - 7:01pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The author of a book about a local hero signs copies of it at Ohio University Zanesville. The title, His Name was John. Ever since the death of football star John Sulsberger to cancer in the 1960s, his friend Michael Jackson wanted to preserve his memory. So he wrote a book about him. Jackson still remembers the first day they met at Zanesville High School. It was the first day of high school practice and Suslsberger had broken Jackson’s leg in the city championship game the past season....
October 12, 2003 - 3:19pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Groups from area churches walk for local and national charity this afternoon. The annual crop walk began at Zane’s Landing and followed the three-mile bike trail up and back. Over 200 people participated in the Church World Service event. Organizers said most of the money goes to charity projects around the world, but 25 percent of it will stay in Muskingum County, going to Christ’s Table and the Salvation Army. Each participant found sponsors to donate money for the six-mile walk. Last...
October 12, 2003 - 1:10am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Two missing juvenile escapees are found. 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 Facility on Wednesday around noon. According to Barker, the sheriff’s department received word late Friday night that the teens were in custody of the Marion Police Department. They are currently being held in the Marion Juvenile Detention Center. The two will be transferred back to...
October 12, 2003 - 1:01am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Preparations for an inmate’s execution are moving forward after a ruling this week by the U-S Supreme Court. The high court refused to hear convicted killer John G. Roe’s appeal. That clears the way for the Franklin County prosecutor to seek an execution date. In 1985, a Franklin County jury recommended the death penalty after convicting Roe of aggravated murder, aggravated robbery and kidnapping in the death of Donette Crawford. Crawford disappeared on October 6th, 1984, in Columbus. Roe was...
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