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March 4, 2004 - 2:19pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Today representatives from the Zanesville Metropolitian Housing Authority and the Youth Department met with the Muskingum County Commissioners to discuss funding a youth program designed to help keep kids off drugs.

This year America’s Pride Drug Free Youth Conference will be held in Saint Louis. Because of the lack of funds the Housing Authority was unable to participate in the program last year. But this year through raffles and dances they have made enough money to send six...
March 3, 2004 - 11:25pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Eric Patterson’s third trial remains on hold. Patterson is the Zanesville man convicted in the early 1990’s in the death of his 3-year-old daughter Lacey.

Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman says Wednesday Judge Howard Zwelling officially signed an order granting Patterson a continuance of proceedings for a new trial.

This continuance is pending the outcome of his new appeal with the Federal District Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

March 3, 2004 - 7:35pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video message to a loved one in the service is priceless.

Wanda Hageley uses Project Homelink , the new technology to communicate with her nephew.

The Muskingum Valley chapter of the Red Cross now offers the free video message service for families to send to those serving our country.

Connie Morgan, the Project Homelink Coordinator says, “it gives them more contact with their families and people that have...
March 3, 2004 - 7:29pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Around 12:45 this afternoon, the Zanesville fire department responded to a house fire, but as it turned out there was more smoke than fire.

The house is located at 323 Shaum Avenue in Zanesville. No one was home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries to report.

Assistant Chief Kevin Thomas was on the scene and says it looked worse than it really was. He says, “At this time it doesn’t appear that there’s any suspicions surrounding it. The house was secured...
March 3, 2004 - 7:22pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The community turned out today to say a final goodbye to two teenagers who tragically lost their lives.

Nineteen year olds Jenna Mumford and Jena Snider were laid to rest today after being killed in a car accident Saturday afternoon on State Route 13 near Moxahala in Perry County.

The mood was somber this morning outside the Goebel funeral home in Crooksville, as family and friends took time to pay their respects to Jenna Mumford.

Mumford, a resident of...
March 3, 2004 - 3:41pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A carbon monoxide leak sickened 15 kindergarten students and three staff members at Blessed Sacrament School in Newark today.

Fire Chief Jack Stickradt says school officials called 9-1-1 after 18 people in the school’s music room complained about headaches and weakness.

He says most were treated at the scene, but three students and one staff member were taken to Licking Memorial Hospital for further treatment.

The school, which has about 170 students in...
March 3, 2004 - 2:07pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The National Whitetail Deer Education Foundation is opening a new education center focused on encouraging young people to go out and hunt, fish and hike.

Today’s event was held at the Dunning Motors, in Cambridge and was an opportunity to sell tickets tothe Deerassic Classic Giveaway on August 6th and August 7th.

Dean Ziegler, the organization founder, says that the proceeds will be used to fund more programs on the grounds of the museum and to help build the Deerassic...
March 3, 2004 - 1:09am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Up north to Coshocton County, where Dane Shrock easily defeated Robert Buxton for the Republican County Commissioner seat.

Richard Evans tallied more than 2,400 votes to beat out Timothy France and David Hostetler for Common Pleas Court Judge. Both Shrock and Evans will run unopposed in November.

As for major issues in Coshocton County, the countywide 911 issue passed by more that 2,000 votes. However the mental health levy for operating expenses did not pass. The...
March 3, 2004 - 1:01am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Disappointment for Guernsey County Health Department, whose half-mil levy did not pass. It failed by a vote of 2,381 for the levy to 2,555 against the issue.

On the otehr hand, residents did vote yes for Kimbolton to surrender its corporate power and Mary Mallet is the newly elected Guernsey County Central Committee. Mallett defeated Edward Edwards by 44 to 27 votes Tuesday.
March 3, 2004 - 12:56am
5 years 6 weeks ago
It’s a big win for the embattled Cooperative Extension Service in Morgan County. Voters passed a levy by three votes for the operation.

In the race for Morgan County Commissioner on the republican side, Mike Oliver is the winner. He will face Democrat Rick Shriver in November.

In the other race for Commissioner, Dean Cain won and will run unopposed in the fall.

Rebecca Cooley easily outdistanced her opponent Penny Lindimore and will run unopposed in November.
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