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June 19, 2003 - 2:31pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
An Ohio truck driver has pleaded guilty to helping terrorists. And authorities say the man, who has ties to Al-Qaida, was involved in plots to blow up an aircraft and to sabotage the Brooklyn Bridge. Ohio Department of Public Safety spokesman Jeff Grayson says there were never any specific threats to Ohio. According to documents unsealed today, Iyman Faris pleaded guilty last month to providing material support to terrorist, and conspiracy to provide support. Farris is from Columbus. He is...
June 19, 2003 - 11:10am
5 years 49 weeks ago
Dozens of amendments are being proposed to the 49 billion dollar state-spending plan agreed upon by House and Senate lawmakers. Legislators plan to continue working today on a bill that likely will go to the House and Senate floors for votes tomorrow. The compromise plan would levy a temporary one-cent sales tax increase on Ohioans and use up much of the 770-million dollars Ohio will get from the federal tax cut. Late last night, democrats agreed to provide some of the votes majority...
June 18, 2003 - 11:48pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Family and friends gathered at New Lexington High School Wednesday during calling hours for a Somerset soldier killed in Iraq. U.S. Army Corporal, Gavin Neighbor died June 10th of a head injury from a rocket-propelled grenade while serving in Iraq. Neighbor was a 2001 graduate of New Lexington; his funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at the school. Neighbor was stationed at Fort Bragg and was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division.
June 18, 2003 - 11:44pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
A man who accidentally shot himself in the leg says his gun discharged when he was cleaning it. According to Detective Mike Ryan with the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department, the 36-year-old man, whose name is being withheld, shot himself in the leg with his revolver around 3:00 Wednesday morning. The shooting happened at an apartment complex on Clay Street. The man was treated at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was then later transferred to Grant Medical Center in Columbus for further...
June 18, 2003 - 6:38pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
After learning last week that there would be no funding for the month of July, Muskingum County libraries are looking to the community for help. The six public libraries have started a program called "Bestow A Book, Enliven A Library". Blair Tom, Public Relations at John McIntire Library explains, "Interested people can donate money to the "Bestow a Book" collection in any of the six public libraries in Muskingum County or donate a gift to "Enliven the Library" and that will contribute to the...
June 18, 2003 - 6:33pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Some Zanesville firefighters received training of a different kind today. Firefighters learned to use a new high-pressure air chisel in the event they would need to extract children from school buses. Alongside Lieutenant Rick Cosman of the Columbus Fire Department, firefighters practiced making emergency entrances into the buses. Robert Hinesman, Assistant Fire Chief of the Zanesville Fire Department says old tools that would have been used in past emergency situations may not have been...
June 18, 2003 - 6:26pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
If you're looking to start a new business, here's your chance to get some tips from experienced entrepreneurs. The Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce is hosting an entrepreneurship series. Thomas Poorman, President of Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce says, "Our purpose is not only to celebrate some of the success stories in the business community, but hopefully inspire some future entrepreneurs...whether they're young people, old people, it doesn't make any...
June 18, 2003 - 2:22pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
The Zanesville man accused of attempted murder appeared in a Ross County courtroom today. 18-year-old Randall Cremeans Junior did not enter a plea. His bail was set at 500,000 dollars. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Monday June 23rd in Chillicothe. Ross County deputies allege Cremeans is involved in a drive-by shooting in Ross County.
June 18, 2003 - 10:27am
5 years 49 weeks ago
The state has executed inmate Ernest Martin for the 1983 shooting death of a Cleveland store owner during a robbery. Martin long claimed another man committed the crime. He was executed this morning after dropping a mental retardation claim and losing a late court appeal. The U-S Supreme Court yesterday turned away Martin’s request to stop the execution so he could argue his claim that he had inadequate legal counsel. Martin was pronounced dead at 10:11 a-m. Prison spokeswoman Andrea Dean...
June 17, 2003 - 7:20pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Deputies from Ross County were in Zanesville today and took 18-year old Randall Cremeans Junior into custody. Cremeans is a suspect in a drive-by shooting that occurred on June 11th in South Salem in the western part of Ross County. Ross County detective David Bower says there are five suspects who will face charges and currently two are in custody. Bower also says the victim of the drive-by shooting witnessed a prior drive-by shooting. That's why the second shooting may have transpired. No...
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