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March 31, 2004 - 6:47pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
It looks like the controversy over principal Michael Sens and the pornography case is over…as far as St. Thomas School is concerned.

Today parents received a letter from Father Jordon Mcconway of St. Thomas.

In the letter, Father Jordon said it had been a difficult several weeks for the school and without a principal in the building it required great cooperation among many people to maintain a beneficial atmosphere for learning in the school.

He also thanked...
March 31, 2004 - 6:08pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Police ask for the public’s help and tonight a suspect is in custody.

A man wanted for aggravated robbery is in jail this evening after Zanesville Police arrested him on Maple Avenue today.

Just yesterday we reported that authorities were searching for 19 year-old John Wallace of Zanesville. Wallace was wanted in connection to an aggravated robbery earlier this month in Newark.

But the search ended this afternoon, as the police officers arrest Wallace on the...
March 31, 2004 - 5:52pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The next time you head to downtown Zanesville you can now have a totally organic experience. Sweet Meadows, had its grand opening today and hopes to bring Zanesville residents healthier foods with all natural organic products.

Dana Matz, Director of the Zanesville Downtown Association says this store adds a unique flavor to the downtown area.

Sweet Meadows has a variety of products including pasture raised pork and chicken, brown eggs, as well as fresh baked breads....
March 31, 2004 - 2:46pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Have you ever wanted to go on a shopping spree at your favorite grocery store and not have to pay the bill?

Well one area lady got that chance and she spent the morning at Pick-N-Save in South Zanesville as part of a Z-102 radio promotion.

It was right out of Supermarket Sweeps, Yvonne Glines won the Z-102.5 Radio Shopping Spree. Our sister station teamed up with Pick-N-Save to help generate some excitement in our community.

The event was held at 9:30 a.m....
March 31, 2004 - 7:48am
5 years 10 weeks ago
An area man has finally been cleared after six years of being blamed for the death of a bicyclist.

A jury in a Columbus civil case found that fifty-six-year-old James O. Sapp of Reynoldsburg was not liable for the hit and run accident that killed thirty-one-year-old Andrew Starinchak back in 1998.

Sapp owned the kind of van that the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and private investigators said struck Starinchak on a road near Columbus.

Starinchak's parents...
March 31, 2004 - 7:42am
5 years 10 weeks ago
A jury in a civil case in Columbus cleared a Reynoldsburg man of blame in a hit-and-run accident that killed a 31-year bicyclist.

The panel found that James O. Sapp isn’t liable for the 1998 death of Andrew Starinchak.

The 56-year old Sapp owned the kind of van that Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and private investigators said struck Starinchak on a road Northeast of Columbus.

Starinchak’s parents sued Sapp for six million dollars, believing he caused their...
March 31, 2004 - 5:58am
5 years 10 weeks ago
A grocery store employee was critically wounded in a shooting incident that happened Tuesday.

Canal Winchester Police say the suspect shot the victim in the stomach at Kroger around 12:30 yesterday afternoon and then fled to a gas station in Lithopolis, a few miles from the store.

The alleged shooter asked a gas station attendant to call the police because he needed to turn himself in, although he wouldn't say why.

It is unclear as to a motive behind the...
March 31, 2004 - 5:44am
5 years 10 weeks ago
It's another strike against an Ohio National Guardsman, who is refusing to be vaccinated against anthrax.

Specialist Kurt Hickman of Granville has been discharged again as he was sent back from Kuwait last month for refusing another anthrax vaccine.

The guard says the twenty-year-old Hickman received an honorable discharge and was demoted to private. He likely will receive a similar discharge from the guard.

He was first charged in November with disobeying an...
March 30, 2004 - 11:04pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The Newark Police Department is searching for a Zanesville man Tuesday, wanted in connection to an aggravated robbery earlier this month.

According to Detective Steve Baum with the Newark P-D, authorities are searching for 19-year-old John J. Wallace of Zanesville.

Wallace is described as a black male, standing 6’0” tall and weighing 130-pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

Baum says that in the early morning hours of March 20-th, Wallace entered the...
March 30, 2004 - 7:26pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Deputies from the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office drug unit bust a large met amphetamine lab, a rare find in our area.

Officers were tipped earlier this month when a person at 8645 Carson Road near Perry County, accidentally shot himself in the leg. Officers had to take extra precautions due to the extremely explosive materials found.

Firearms were recovered as well as stolen property.

No charges have been filed against the person found at the Meth lab and...
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