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February 27, 2004 - 10:59pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office reports an afternoon accident in which 41-year-old Daniel H. Brillhart of Coshocton was med-flighted to OSU Medical Center.

According to Sheriff Tim Rogers, the accident happened shortly before 4:30 on County Road 16…it appears Brillhart’s car went off the right side of the roadway while rounding a curve. The car eventually overturned.

A 45-year-old passenger refused treatment. Alcohol is considered a contributing factor in the...
February 27, 2004 - 6:46pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Two years of trial delays for a Columbus area man accused of killing a Muskingum County Sheriff came to an end today.

It was an apologetic day for 29-year old Henry Hager of Grove City who escaped the death penalty by agreeing to a plea bargain to a 3-judge panel.

The panel was composed of Muskingum County Common Pleas Judge Mark Fleegle and Franklin County Common Pleas Judges Dan Hogan and David Cain who sentenced Hager to life in prison without parole.

Hager...
February 27, 2004 - 1:45pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
This morning legislators gathered at the Eaglesticks Inn and Golf Club to discuss ways to create new job opportunities in Southeastern Ohio.

In attendance were State Senator Joy Padgett of the 20th Senate District and State Representative Jim Aslanides of the 94th House District. In addition over 200 members of the business community and local government were also there.

The discussion topic was providing tools and opportunities to create economic growth including more...
February 27, 2004 - 1:35pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Today the Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (B.C.M.H.) got a special donation from the Muskingum County Senior Fund Raising Board here in Zanesville.

The Senior Fund presented the B.C.M.H. with a cash gift of the $1000. The Seniors held a large benefit dance on February 18th to help raise the money.

“Well we seen the need and we was talking to the nurses and we thought we could help by raising the funds for them,” said Dale Tom, a fund raising board member....
February 26, 2004 - 5:35pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
It took over $30, 000 gallons of water to extinguish a fire in Norwich Wednesday night.

The New Concord Fire Department is still cleaning up after a fire demolished a home at 590 Sundale Avenue.

New Concord Fire Chief Brent Gates says the homeowners James and Jean Bash were lucky to escape with their lives. Jean Bash was transported to OSU Medical Center and is in stable condition.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
February 26, 2004 - 3:14pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Columbus area man accused of killing a Muskingum County sheriff’s deputy two years ago will appear before a three-judge panel in Zanesville Friday.

29-year-old Henry Hager of Grove City has struck a deal with prosecutors to escape the death penalty in the death of deputy Robert Tanner two years ago.

Hager will plead guilty before the panel which is made up of Muskingum County Common Pleas Judge Mark Fleegle and Franklin County Common Pleas Judges Dan Hogan and David...
February 26, 2004 - 1:23pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Ohio Grange Charitable Foundation is looking for a grant that will help to modernize its camping grounds with a generator, new shower facility and other projects.

The Foundation is a program that helps to fund local campgrounds in the area. In addition they work to attract more community groups to the area.

Currently, the Foundation is looking for two grants…one for $8,000 for programming and another for $10,000 for a regional youth group to fund speakers and basic...
February 25, 2004 - 11:27pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A Zanesville man remains hospitalized Wednesday evening after being beaten behind the East End Café on Greenwood Avenue Tuesday night.

Zanesville Detective Ric Roush says the felonious assault happened shortly after midnight behind the bar, when a 44-year-old employee was leaving work.

Roush says four males confronted the victim, beat him severely with a metal pipe and fled in a vehicle. The men did not steal any items off the victim’s person, and Roush says it...
February 25, 2004 - 7:16pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Mel Gibson’s movie the Passion of the Christ opened in theaters today and Zanesville residents flocked to the Cinema 10 on Maple Ave.

Although there has been a lot of controversy over the film, the reaction of the people we talked to was overwhelmingly positive.

Marcia Knabb says, “ It was a really good movie. You better take Kleenexes if you go see it. If it doesn’t bring America to its knees I don’t know what will.”

Steve Mills agrees saying, “ Very powerful,...
February 25, 2004 - 6:55pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
An accused cop killer in Muskingum County decides to change his plea and avoid the death penalty.

29-year-old Henry Hager of Grove City originally plead not guilty in the death of Muskingum County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Tanner Jr.

Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox says a hearing will be held this Friday where Hager is expected to officially change his plea to guilty.

Hager is charged with one count of aggravated murder with three death penalty...
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