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January 13, 2004 - 6:38am
5 years 10 weeks ago
The Marietta Post of the Highway patrol is investigating a fatal accident in Morgan County.

Troopers say it happened on State Route 377 and involved one vehicle.

Investigators say just after 11:00 p.m. 32-year-old Shannon Kuhn of McConnelsville was driving north on State Route 377 and failed to negotiate a curve to the left, then went off the right side of the road, struck an embankment and overturned.

Kuhn was partially ejected from his car. Troopers say...
January 13, 2004 - 6:18am
5 years 10 weeks ago
It was a mess on Maple Avenue on Monday after a power outage knocked out service and traffic lights.

The Maple Avenue area was without power from 2:40 to 3:45 yesterday due to a tree limb that fell on a power line.

American Electric Power officials reports that tree crews were cutting down a tree limb which fell on a power line, which caused the power outage.

A-E-P says around 1600 customers were without service during the incident.
January 13, 2004 - 6:05am
5 years 10 weeks ago
A children’s group is working with forensics experts to see if they can help find who killed a one-year-old Zanesville boy.

Levi Huston died in December of 2000, a day after his head had been smashed so hard that his skull shattered.

No one has been charged. Authorities have identified the boy’s mother and then-boyfriend as suspects.

Tawyna Todd and Douglas Coles Junior each blame the other for Levi’s death. Parents of Murdered Children created a program...
January 12, 2004 - 11:03pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Just days before his trial is set to begin, 34-year-old Clay Martin of Zanesville pleads guilty to two separate indictments.

According to Muskingum County Prosecutor Michael Haddox, late last Friday night Martin pleads guilty to charges tying him to three separate rapes within Zanesville City Limits.

The first incident occurred on May 24th, 2003, when Martin raped and kidnapped a Zanesville woman on West Main Street. Police were able to apprehend Martin shortly after...
January 12, 2004 - 10:21pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
At the City Council meeting tonight an ordinance passed allowing city officials to purchase new water meters that will eliminate the room for human error.

The city will be converting to a radio read unit which will be much more efficient. Crews will be able to simply drive by an area and pick up the meter reading from their vehicle.

Mike Sims the public service director says the accuracy of these radio read heads are far more accurate than the existing meters, so...
January 12, 2004 - 6:30pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Attention all Morgan, Perry and Muskingum County residents, it’s not too late to make a donation to the United Way.

It looks like this year’s campaign will not meet the projected goal of $1,075,000, which will in turn affect all the agencies supported by the United Way.

Keely Warden, Executive Director for the United Way says they are many reasons this year’s campaign has suffered, but blames a large part of it on the economy.

If you would like to make a...
January 12, 2004 - 5:23pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
With it being almost 2 weeks into the New Year, the Muskingum County Commissioners are excited about its suggested projects from 2004.

Water and Sewer projects are just a couple of their main concerns.

Another project the commissioners are hoping to begin is considering the Maysville building for Children at Avondale.

The commissioners say they also hope to create jobs for this area.
January 12, 2004 - 5:20pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
People with a sweet tooth love this time of year. And so do girl scouts. It is their annual cookie sale and this year they have two new flavors.

Director of Communications for girl scouts, Megan Crowthers says the sale is not a fundraiser, it teaches the girls life- long lessons about decision making, money management, and delivering on a promise.

The money from the sale helps girls with program opportunities and service projects.

Crowthers says being on a...
January 12, 2004 - 5:02pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Ohio concealed weapons bill has been signed and in less than 90 days it becomes a law.

Chief bill sponsor state representative, Jim Aslanides says as the bill stands now it could become a law, but there is a possibility the bill could change.

Before getting a permit people must go through 12 hours of training, 2 hours of range shooting training, a written exam, and a background check.

Training will be provided by either a National Rifle Association Firearm...
January 12, 2004 - 6:15am
5 years 10 weeks ago
The Granville Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident that happened over the weekend in Licking County.

Troopers say one vehicle crashed Sunday morning on Foundation Road in Hartford Township.

The victim in the crash is identified as 48-year-old Dayle Frazier of Croton Ohio. Frazier was pronounced dead at the scene by the Licking County Coroner.

Preliminary investigations revealed that Frazier’s vehicle was traveling west on Foundation Road and went...
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