So this new Walmart was opening just down the road from my high school. It received a lot of news coverage because it took up a whole bunch of land and people were worried about the social status of having a Walmart in a mainly conservative town; what they didn’t realize is how many jobs it created… anyways, I guess my principal decided that for the grand opening the band, color guard, and choir should all go down the street and perform for all the costumers. So the store opened at like 9:00 am on a tuesday so the band, color guard and choir got in the school busses and headed to Walmart. I was part of the choir so, yes I had to go to this opening. We got there and unloaded off the busses and walked in. Near the produce section next to a stand full of ripe strawberries was a small stage. We soon realized there were no costumers the whole audience was Walmart employees or like people who worked for the walmart corporation higher up. We also found out we weren’t the only people to put on a show. There was also the city’s baseball team mascot and a local university’s cheer team. so after some old guy spoke about the new Walmart he introduced us and we sang the national anthem and then the band played followed by the cheer team. All of the students got really excited because now that we were finished we could go shop, but our choir director said we must go back to school and that we couldn’t shop so there was only one good thing about singing at the opening of a walmart… skipping school!
Earlier today I was leaving Wal-Mart and noticed a pick-up truck parked several spaces down. The dad was strapping his small child into the car seat in the back seat….which was in the bed of the pick up! Is that actually legal? I’m thinking not! I wish I was close enough to get license plate number!
Montgomery County authorities are looking for a man suspected of breaking into a Walmart store and stealing two vacuum cleaners.
The Dyson sweepers, valued at a total of nearly $600, were reported stolen Jan. 7 from the store in the 10000 block of Woodlands Parkway in Spring.
According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect used a crowbar to damage a video game display case and the exit doors to the garden center.
Authorities believe the same suspect may be involved in other thefts from the same location, the a sheriff’s spokesman said.
The suspect, whose arms are covered with tattoos, has several star tattoos on his left forearm and elbow and an American flag on the back of his left arm.
At the time of the incident, he was was wearing a black “Transformer” T-shirt and a Rice University baseball cap.
A 48-year-old South Zanesville man is in custody today following a bomb threat at the South Zanesville WalMart.
Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said a bomb threat was called into the store at 1:57 a.m. this morning. The store was evacuated while K9 units and officials swept the store. No bomb was found and the store reopened at 5 a.m.
Lutz credited his dispatcher for excellent work tracing the call that allowed law enforcement to locate the suspect. Lutz expects formal charges to be filed next week.
K9 units from the Ohio State Patrol and the sheriff’s office were used during the search. South Zanesville and Roseville volunteer fire departments assisted with the evacuation.