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Teen accused of killing younger brother pleads not guilty

by Associated Press on December 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A 16-year-old boy accused of killing his 14-year-old brother after an argument over Halloween candy has pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity to charges including aggravated murder. The Springfield New-Sun (http://bit.ly/2h3FT5b ) reports the teenager entered the not-guilty pleas in Clark County Common Pleas Court on Friday…. Continue Reading

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Community members fill bus with Christmas gifts for “Adopt a Child”

by Carmel Victor on December 2, 2016 at 4:41 pm

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- Adopt A Child gave out roughly 400 Christmas gifts in 2015. Friday at Faith United Methodist Church community members wrapped, and packed a bus full of Christmas gift to children in Muskingum County. Anne England has volunteered with Adopt A Child for close to 20 years. England said this year they’ve seen an… Continue Reading

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Festival of Trees Auction Raises $53,055

by Carmel Victor on December 2, 2016 at 4:31 pm

***Update*** The Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce raises $53,055 during the daylong auction broadcast on AM 1240 Radio and whiznews.com.  ***Update*** ZANESVILLE, Ohio- The Zansville Muskingum County Welcome Center was bustling with activity Friday all for a good cause. The community came together to support the 23rd Annual Festival of Trees. Chamber of Commerce,… Continue Reading

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Pet of the Week: 4 Year Old Petula

by Carmel Victor on December 2, 2016 at 4:15 pm

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- This week’s featured pet is Petula. This 4 year old short haired domestic feline has been at the shelter since September. She has all her vaccinations, surgeries, and she’s micro-chipped. For $12 you can take her home. The animal shelter will be hosting an open house starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. “We’re going… Continue Reading

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Mistrial declared for Ohio dad of scalded boy who died

by Associated Press on December 2, 2016 at 3:00 pm

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A judge has declared a mistrial after a jury couldn’t reach a verdict in the case of the father of a 4-year-old Ohio boy who died after the boy’s stepmother put him in a scalding bath. Warren County Judge Robert Peeler ruled Friday after twice being told that jurors couldn’t agree… Continue Reading

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Major health system integrates Ohio’s Rx monitoring program

by Associated Press on December 2, 2016 at 11:00 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials say Mount Carmel Health System is the first major health system to integrate its electronic health records with Ohio’s prescription monitoring program, which is intended to help reduce prescription drug abuse. That means over 2,300 care providers at Mount Carmel’s emergency departments and acute care hospitals have quicker access to… Continue Reading

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Ohio police officer charged with stalking former boss

by Associated Press on December 2, 2016 at 11:00 am

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — A police officer in northern Ohio who prosecutors say threatened to kill his former boss has been charged with stalking. A grand jury this week indicted Carroll Township police officer John Carpenter on menacing by stalking charges. Prosecutors say Carpenter had been a deputy with the Ottawa County sheriff’s office… Continue Reading

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Oldest zoo gorilla set to have biopsy before 60th birthday

by Associated Press on December 2, 2016 at 8:00 am

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — The oldest known gorilla living in a zoo, a female named Colo, is slated to undergo a surgical biopsy sometime soon ahead of her 60th birthday on Dec. 22. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio says veterinarians have been monitoring a mass under Colo’s arm that recently started causing her… Continue Reading

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Fired Ohio officer must repay $15K for Shop with a Cop theft

by Associated Press on December 2, 2016 at 8:00 am

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio police officer accused of stealing over $26,000 from a charity fund used to buy Christmas gifts for financially disadvantaged children has been ordered to repay $15,000. Investigators say now-fired Richfield officer Michael Simmons took funding from his department’s Shop with a Cop program over several years and used… Continue Reading

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2 dead at northeast Ohio home; carbon monoxide suspected

by Associated Press on December 2, 2016 at 8:00 am

GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Investigators suspect accidental carbon monoxide poisoning caused the deaths of a couple who were found unresponsive in the indoor pool area of their northeast Ohio home. The Summit County medical examiner’s office says the 57-year-old man and 69-year-old woman were found dead Thursday morning at a home in Green. There was… Continue Reading