Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Woman Says Gun Instructor Shot Her 26 Years Ago
A Central Ohio woman says a certified gun safety class instructor accused of accidentally shooting a student in the arm during a demonstration was involved in a second accidental shooting decades ago.
Cathy Schmelzer says she was stunned by the Aug. 10 shooting in Carroll because it involved a man who wounded her in 1977 when he fired a handgun into the air during a Halloween hayride and a bullet ricocheted.
Terry J. Dunlap Sr. wasn’t charged in that case. Authorities handling the current case haven’t decided whether to charge the former policeman, who is a Violet Township trustee. He declined to comment to the newspaper about either shooting.
The injured student, 26-year-old Michael Piemonte, says Dunlap was a good instructor but made a mistake.