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May 10, 2003 - 9:20pm
5 years 49 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 49 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 49 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 49 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 49 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 49 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 49 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...
May 8, 2003 - 11:43pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
The National Road Zane Grey Museum in Norwich, hosted a special ribbon-cutting ceremony. US 40 from Maryland to Illinois received the “All American Road Designation.” The formal ribbon-cutting event was designed to show community members the importance of preserving our history in the future. In order to receive the designation, a road must possess multiple intrinsic qualities that have national significance and have one-of-a-kind features. Officials from Muskingum, Belmont, Guernsey, Licking,...
May 8, 2003 - 10:58am
5 years 49 weeks ago
A local drug dealer faces a possible 19 years behind bars after pleading guilty in court. 38-year-old Jerry Pittman entered guilty pleas to 10 counts of trafficking crack cocaine and one count of permitting drug abuse. The pleas are from two separate indictments. Pittman was arrested after selling drugs to an undercover Zanesville police officer in the West Muskingum/Luck Avenue area.
May 8, 2003 - 10:55am
5 years 49 weeks ago
A Zanesville man faces life in prison if he’s convicted of raping a child. This week a Muskingum County Grand Jury indicted 50-year-old Gerald Corbitt on four counts of rape, all felonies of the first degree. Corbitt was arrested last Saturday. The rapes allegedly occurred at the victim’s residence, from June of last year to April of this year. Zanesville police say Corbitt’s relationship to the victims is that of a family acquaintance.
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