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July 23, 2003 - 8:46am
6 years 7 weeks ago
The state highway patrol says a woman whose body was found in her cell at the Ohio reformatory for women died of hanging. Patrol lieutenant Rick Fanbro says the death of 36-year-old Stacey Beckwith is being investigated as a suicide. A corrections officer found Beckwith in her cell yesterday afternoon with a sheet around her neck and tied to an air vent. She was pronounced dead at Union County Memorial Hospital in Marysville. Beckwith had been in prison since December 22nd, 1988, on charges of...
July 23, 2003 - 8:36am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Some residents are upset that Ohio State University has selected a site on the west campus to build a bioresearch lab to study deadly pathogens such as anthrax and plague. The site overlooks a 43-acre public park and is near a preschool and a health clinic. Neighbors say they’re concerned about an accidental release of deadly material from the facility. The one and a half million-dollar lab a one-story modular building will open by the end of the year. Researchers there will begin with...
July 22, 2003 - 5:47pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Two of the top three most wanted fugitives in Iraq are dead tonight. According to a senior United States military official Odai and Qusai Hussein were killed in a gunfight this afternoon. American troops received a tip to their whereabouts. When they approached the building, gunfire erupted from the location, and this eventually led to the brothers’ death. “Neither of these two gentlemen are people you would want to live next door to. They will not be sorely missed in the world. But more...
July 22, 2003 - 4:54pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A suspected arsonist is found competent to stand trial. 21-year-old Russell Tanner of Zanesville is a suspect in two arson cases. According to Asst. Muskingum County Prosecutor, Jim Workman, in Tanner's statement to police on March 31st of this year, Tanner admitted to setting fire to a structure at 718 Lexington Ave. and 736 Fountain Sq. Because Tanner waived his Miranda Rights and admitted to the fires, the court wanted him to undergo a competency test. As for the results, Dr. Monique...
July 22, 2003 - 3:22pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The East Muskingum Water Authority has issued a boil advisory for some of its customers. The Water Authority says the areas included in the boil alert are on Chandlersville Road from Wayne Ridge to Moonlight Drive, including the following side road…Dietz, Creedmoor Drive, Russell, Walters, Bam Lane and Leslie Drive. Customers are advised to refrain from doing laundry for a few days because water will be discolored. The East Muskingum Water Authority says the problem is the result of a water-...
July 22, 2003 - 1:45pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
If you are thinking of volunteering this summer, the Muskingum County Red Cross needs your help. Blood programs across the area are looking for help staffing the donation centers. Donor recruitment representative Abby Corder aid they need help at the registration table as well as the canteen. “To serve them, to talk to the donors and just to be that friendly face that asks them if they’re feeling ok, how their donation was and to encourage them to come back in two months and that sort of...
July 22, 2003 - 8:37am
6 years 7 weeks ago
A Knox County sheriff’s deputy has been charged with smuggling drugs into the jail in Mount Vernon. 31-year-old Joseph Germani the third was arrested and fired on Saturday when authorities intercepted a package containing cocaine and drug paraphernalia at the jail. Sheriff David Barber said his office had received a tip that drugs were going to be brought in. Germani was charged with conveying drugs into a detention facility and is to appear today in Mount Vernon municipal court. Germani had...
July 21, 2003 - 11:56pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Police released autopsy results from a weekend homicide on Monday. According to Zanesville Det. Ric Roush, reports show 59-year-old Donna Weaver was beaten to death. Weaver was the owner of Weaver's Cycle Shop on Linden Ave. A customer found her lying face-down in the store around 5 p.m. Saturday. Not only was she killed, the store was also robbed. The Zanesville Police Dept. is asking for the community's help in solving this deadly crime. Anyone with information can call detectives at...
July 21, 2003 - 11:44pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A man from Glouster is killed after his pick-up truck collides with a semi in Perry County Monday. The crash happened just after 2 pm Monday afternoon on SR 93 just north of the 6-mile turn. According to the Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol, 19-year-old Raymond Nott was heading north on 93 when he drove left of center and struck the semi head-on. Nott was pronounced dead at the scene. As for the driver of the semi, 33-year-old Dennis Roberts of Danville, WV was not injured. SR 93...
July 21, 2003 - 11:39pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The East Muskingum Water Authority has issued a boil alert for Linvale Estates. The boil alert is in effect until further notice. A water main break prompted the boil advisory.
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