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January 14, 2003 - 4:55am
5 years 38 weeks ago
His trial was supposed to start later this week, but Monday Michael Martin III changed his plea from not guilty to guilty. Martin pleaded guilty to one count of reckless homicide with a gun specification, one count of involuntary manslaughter with a gun specification and one count of discharging a firearm over a public road. It’s believed Martin was firing a weapon outside of his apartment window near an alley between Sheridan street and Forest avenue when a stray bullet hit 9-year-old...
January 13, 2003 - 10:42am
5 years 38 weeks ago
The Coshocton county sheriff’s office is investigating a double shooting. It happened just after 1:30 this morning at 505 Chestnut street. Sheriff Tim Rogers says 18-year-old Candice Darling of Coshocton and 22-year-old Joshua Barron of Dover were shot. Darling was taken to Coshocton Memorial and later transferred to the Ohio State Medical Center. Barron was also transported to Coshocton Memorial and then taken to Akron General Medical Center. Sheriff Rogers says after a search one male...
January 13, 2003 - 6:38am
5 years 38 weeks ago
If you live on the east side of Zanesville you might be left in the dark for part of this morning. American Electric Power has planned a power outage between 9:00 and 9:30 this morning. That means that some customers including the WHIZ stations will be without power while A-E-P crews do some maintenance. All power should be restored by 9:30 a.m.
January 13, 2003 - 5:23am
5 years 38 weeks ago
The Ohio Super Lotto jackpot is starting to grow again. It is inching upward one million dollars at a time. The jackpot now stands at six million dollars for Wednesday’s game after there was not big winner Saturday night. There was one 100-thousand dollar winner in the Kicker game on a ticket sold in Madison, east of Cleveland.
January 13, 2003 - 5:14am
5 years 38 weeks ago
Governor Bob Taft was sworn in for a second term this morning. The 61-year-old republican and Lieutenant Governor Jennette Bradley, took the official oath of office at midnight in a ceremony at the Governor’s residence in suburban Columbus. The swearing-in was conducted by Chief Justice Thomas Moyer of the Ohio Supreme Court and will be repeated again this morning. Bradley became the nations first black woman to sever as Lieutenant Governor. Taft faces vastly different challenges than when...
January 13, 2003 - 5:09am
5 years 38 weeks ago
Federal funding to hundreds of rural communities in the Appalachian region could be cut this year. That’s because the Appalachian Regional Commission no longer classifies the local economy as distressed. 32 counties in the Appalachian region including Morgan county will be upgraded from distressed status to transitional in the 2004 fiscal year, which begins October first. An A-R-C spokesman says officials in the affected counties should be encouraged by the agency’s decision because it...
January 13, 2003 - 5:04am
5 years 38 weeks ago
The Muskingum county sheriff’s office has issued information on this week’s most wanted suspect. Deputies are looking to locate Gaylen Lee Ware. Ware is being charged with three counts of forgery and two counts of theft by deception. His last known address is Adair avenue located in Zanesville. He is described as having brown hair and eyes, stands five-feet, ten inches tall and weighs around 170 pounds. If you know of Ware’s whereabouts please call the Muskingum county sheriff’s office at...
January 12, 2003 - 4:39pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
A Duncan Falls man who made sexual advances toward a 14-year-old girl in September was sentenced this week in Muskingum County Court. 27-year-old Shawn Khune was fined $1,000 on charges of sexual imposition and unlawful restraint. Khune is to have no contact with the victim for three years.
January 12, 2003 - 4:34pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Golden Buckeye card holders are now able to start seeing discounts on prescription drugs. More than 90-percent of Ohio's pharmacies are participating in the plan that was passed last year by the Ohio General Assembly and then signed into law by Govenor Taft. The program will be administered by Member-Health and all Ohioans can participate regardless of income. The program serves as a valuable benefit for an estimated 600,000 people who do not have insurance or other assistance in buying...
January 12, 2003 - 4:25pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
A Newark man becomes the third suspect to be arrested for allegedly attempting to rob a fast food restaurant in Licking County, and the Heath Police Department is still searching for a fourth suspect. Earlier this week 17-year-old Markus Beach of Newark was arrested for allegedly attempting to rob Florence Stevens, and employee of the Kentucky Fried Chicken in Heath, as she was leaving the store around midnight on January 2nd. When Stevens refused to give her assailants the store's deposits,...
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