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May 7, 2004 - 10:07am
6 years 35 weeks ago
An accident on Interstate 70 this morning looked a lot worse than it was.

The Zanesville Highway Patrol says just after 3:30 34-year-old Keaven Russell of Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania was driving his Semi east on I-70, went off the right side of the road, struck a guardrail, his load detached, and three large coils of steel rolled down an embankment.

Troopers say the Semi then came back on the highway and overturned in the median.

The Interstate was down one...
May 7, 2004 - 6:12am
6 years 35 weeks ago
Spring is a busy time for college campus tour guides.

The enthusiastic guides are giving tours to many high school students and their families this time of year.

And that’s where walking backward comes in.

Otterbein College guide Misty DeMichael says walking backward is the only way she can get a group to hear her if it’s bigger than one family.

Ohio Wesleyan junior Chris Musback figures he ahs led about 175 tours in his three years as a guide and...
May 7, 2004 - 5:10am
6 years 35 weeks ago
A commercial vehicle rollover accident is causing some traffic problems on I-70 east this morning.

According to dispatchers with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, at about 3:45 this morning a tractor trailer truck overturned near mile marker 141 eastbound.

O-DOT crews from Licking and Muskingum Counties are on the scene, along with Zanesville Post Troopers, accessing damage and taking care of traffic.

One lane is closed down due to the incident...
May 6, 2004 - 7:30pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Charges have officially been filed in Tuesday afternoon’s assault n a 12-year-old boy.

According to Zanesville Detective Ric Roush, 18-yea-olr Ted Frame, Jr. of Roseville has been charged with one count of felonious assault. Frame is currently in the Zanesville City Jail for his alleged involvement in the assault that sent a 12-year-old to Bethesda Hospital. The incident happened at around 3:00 p.m. on Ridge Avenue, near Chapman Street.

Thursday Frame was officially...
May 6, 2004 - 2:06pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Letter carriers and the United Way are teaming up to help fight the hunger in our area.

This Saturday everyone is encouraged to put non-perishable food items out by their mailbox for letter carriers to pick up to fed the hungry.

Executive Director of the United Way, Keely Warden says the area is exceptional art giving and donating extra time and effort to help those in need.

United Way is hoping to break their record of 10 tons of food on Saturday. They are in...
May 6, 2004 - 2:01pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Next week kicks off National Police Week where a special ceremony will be held in Washington D.C. to honor all officers who have died in the line of duty.

Closer to home, this Saturday morning, the Fraternal Order of Police will hold their annual salute to local officers who have been killed wearing the badge.

The four local officers who lost their lives, Irvin Tate, Henry Ritchason, Mike Lutz and Robert Tanner will be honored at Saturday’s ceremony.

It will...
May 6, 2004 - 1:54pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Worshipers all across the nation unified and celebrated National Day of Prayer. ]

Right here in Zanesville, the theme “Let Freedom Ring” choked up members from our community as they gathered at the Courthouse for the National observance.

This year with troops in Iraq, it was a patriotic and emotional day. Singers from the Franklin Local School District provided the National Anthem, and local ministers led everyone in prayer.

President Ronald Regan made the...
May 6, 2004 - 11:19am
6 years 35 weeks ago
The start of Iraqi Freedom has brought many hopes and fears to residents in our area who have family overseas in Iraq.

Pentagon officials say that the United States will keep about 138,000 troops in Iraq until 2005. Army General John Abizaid requested the extra forces to confront a surge in Sunni and Shiite violence that has made April the bloodiest month since the U.S. led invasion a year ago.

Linda Jones found out her son, Specialist Natt Jones of the 1st Calvary was to...
May 6, 2004 - 6:26am
6 years 35 weeks ago
The military service of an area soldier who refused to be vaccinated against anthrax is over.

The general discharge of 20-year-old Kent Hickman of Granville from the Ohio National Guard was effective on Monday.

Hickman received an honorable discharge from the Army in March.

Hickman first refused to be inoculated in November while serving as a guardsman.

He again refused to participate in the military’s mandatory vaccination program while serving in...
May 6, 2004 - 5:14am
6 years 35 weeks ago
A Deputy Police Chief in Columbus says the lead homicide detective was taken off the case of an arson that killed five college students to take a fresh look at the year-old investigation.

Deputy Chief Antone Lanata says Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien had no role in his decision to replace Mike McCann.

Some of the victims’ parents who have built a strong rapport with McCann have expressed concern that his criticisms of O’Brien prompted the reassignment.

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