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May 10, 2003 - 10:38pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
A fishing trip turned deadly for an Ohio man. According to Sgt. Cobel with the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Department, 18-year-old Reuben D. Yoder and 32-year-old Melvin A. Raber both of Holmes County were fishing in a part of the Woodbury Wildlife area. The two men split up and agreed to meet later in the afternoon. When Raber did not show, Yoder searched the banks of the lake and spotted his body floating in the water. Yoder called the sheriff’s department shortly after 2:30 p.m. Dispatchers...
May 10, 2003 - 10:29pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
The State Highway Patrol says four people, two of them children, were killed Friday evening in a two-car accident on SR 9 in Belmont County. All four were passengers. Those killed were 22-year-old Lucas Sedgemer, of New Athens; 22-year-old Derrick Schucht, of Cadiz; and nine-year-old Stephanie Faulkner and six-year-old Brittany Faulkner, both of Jacobsburg. The children were passengers in a car driven by 27-year-old Amy Faulkner, of Jacobsburg, which collided with a car driven by 24-year-old...
May 10, 2003 - 10:21pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
A car driving in the wrong direction on the interstate caused a three-vehicle accident and two people were sent to the hospital. According to the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, 23-year-old Amanda Mitchell was driving westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-70 near the Norwich exit. Mitchell’s Toyota Tacoma struck a Chevy Cavalier driven by 20-year-old Lucas Miller of Normalville, Pennsylvania. Mitchell’s car overturned as a result of the impact. Debris from the crash hit a third...
May 10, 2003 - 9:20pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
A judge has pleaded innocent to federal charges that he conspired to set fire to his home and fraudulently collected $235,000 in insurance proceeds. Fairfield County Municipal Judge Donald McAuliffe has been jailed without bond since his arrest April 24th on charges of using fire to commit a felony, conspiracy, and two counts each of mail fraud and money laundering. McAuliffe entered his pleas in Columbus before U.S. District Judge Algenon Marbley, who set trial for June 23rd. McAuliffe is...
May 10, 2003 - 9:15pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
Authorities now know more about the gunman who killed a student and injured two others during a standoff Friday at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Police say 62-year-old Biswanath Halder was a graduate of the university and had sued an employee at the school. 93 people were trapped inside the business school for seven hours as the gunman wandered throughout the building firing hundreds of rounds. The university says the man Halder had sued was in the building but escaped....
May 10, 2003 - 6:00pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
A special birthday celebration was held Saturday afternoon for one of our area’s most respected men: Nelson T. Gant. Held at the Schultz Mansion, the celebration of Gant’s life also raised money for the purchase of his childhood home. According to the Nelson T. Gant Foundation President Dr. Anita Jackson, money raised at the event will also be used to renovate the house. Board members, community residents and interested citizens enjoyed the celebration. Gant was born on May 10th, 1821.
May 9, 2003 - 10:41pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
Ohio Congressman Rob Portman wants $195 million dollars to keep the National Youth Anti-Drug Campaign going for another five years. Portman and Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland introduced a bill Friday that would recognize the campaign, which is run by the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Port says the ads are an effective way to educate parents and kids about the dangers of drug use. The ads would be created by the Partnership For A Drug-Free America, which will match funding...
May 9, 2003 - 10:30pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
Excessive speed may have led to an accident Friday afternoon where a Zanesville man overturned his car. That’s according to the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol. The accident happened at three in the afternoon at the intersection of Richvale Road and Northpoint Drive. The patrol says 34-year-old Howard Perone was traveling southbound on Northpoint when his car skidded, went off of the road, hit a ditch and overturned. Perone told troopers he swerved to keep from hitting another...
May 9, 2003 - 5:33pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Health Department is starting to feel the pain of state budget cuts. And even though demand for service is up, it looks like the number of employees may be going down. State funding for health departments continues to drop while the demand for services from the community has increased by eighty three percent in the last four years. In addition to decreased funding, the health department is also faced with fairly new expenses such as: fighting the West Nile Virus, and...
May 9, 2003 - 3:11pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
An army soldier from the southwest Ohio city of Hamilton has been killed by a sniper in Baghdad. Devonna Rockhold says the army told her that her 23-year-old husband, private first class Marlin Rockhold, had been shot and killed while directing traffic Thursday on a Baghdad bridge. Rockhold was based at Fort Stewart, Georgia. A 1998 graduate of Hamilton high school, Rockhold joined the army in 2002 and had left for Kuwait on January 20th. Devonna Rockhold says she’s not sure when her...
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