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September 19, 2003 - 5:40am
5 years 4 weeks ago
The Highway Patrol is investigating a Thursday accident that happened in Perry County. An area woman had to be Med-Flighted to the hospital as a result. Troopers say 43-year-old Ronald Matheny Jr. of Crooksville was driving a truck south on State Route 13 when he struck a car driven by 83-year-old Wilma Jones of Thornville. Investigators say Jones failed to yield at a stop sign while traveling east on State Route 204. Matheny was injured and treated at the scene by medics. Jones was...
September 19, 2003 - 5:25am
5 years 4 weeks ago
After ten years, Ohio University President Robert Glidden says he will retire in June. The university’s 19th president made the announcement during his annual state of the university address. The 66-year-old assumed the presidency in 1994. Previously, he served as provost and vice-president of academic affairs at Florida State University. The Iowa native also was a faculty member at Wright State University, Indiana University, The University of Oklahoma and Bowling Green State University.
September 19, 2003 - 5:22am
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A prescription drug plan going before the Ohio legislature would provide discounts to about two million Ohioans. The Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs says the plan will cover all Ohioans 60 or older and people who make two-and-a-half times the federal poverty level, about 22-thousand dollars for a single person. Legislative leaders say the plan will be a priority for lawmakers this fall. The program would be administered by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
September 19, 2003 - 5:14am
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The trial of a Zanesville man accused of robbing his ex-landlord is over. The jury deliberated for less than two hours Thursday before returning a guilty verdict against 44-year-old Daniel Englehart. Englehart was charged with one count of robbery and one count of petty theft. Englehart was evicted from his apartment. After his eviction, he approached his ex-landlord, 65-year-old Delbert Brock about items left in his apartment. Brock took Englehart to a storage unit on Adair Avenue to look...
September 19, 2003 - 5:09am
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If you never experienced a Hurricane, just step outside for a moment. Zanesville and the rest of Southeastern Ohio are feeling the effects of “Isabel”. It’s been raining in this area all night long and should continue through today. We’re also expecting high winds, maybe gusts of up to 50 miles an hour. So far there are no reports of flooding problems in our area, but the heavy rain is causing ponding of water on area roads. The storm system is expected to be through the area by tonight.
September 19, 2003 - 5:03am
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A man who police says opened fire on his mother at a campground, but his and wounded two eleven-year-old girls instead, has been convicted of two counts of attempted murder. 21-year-old Michael Morris of Canton faces a maximum prison term of three year to ten years on each count, plus three years for use of a firearm. Sentencing is set for October 2nd. A Guernsey County Common Pleas court judge earlier threw out a third attempted murder count. The jury acquitted Morris on a fourth count....
September 18, 2003 - 5:06pm
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Family members speak out Thursday about the man suspected in the shooting death of Bradley Barnett. After Wednesday afternoon’s shooting, relatives of the 20-year-old Barnett spent hours at Good Samaritan Hospital, attempting to cope with the potential loss of a loved one. Barnett later died of four gunshot wounds to his abdomen and arm. As of Thursday afternoon, the 22-year-old suspect Derrick Norris is still missing. Police followed tips and leads Wednesday night and all day Thursday,...
September 18, 2003 - 5:05pm
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The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department will once again use a federal block grant to upgrade technology. Thursday morning Major Bryan Hoover met with commissioners and the public about how the department will use the Department of Justice “Local Law Enforcement Block Grant.” The department has not determined exactly how to spend the $15,000 allocated to them. The grant total’s $40,000, however the money is shared between the sheriff’s department and the ZPD.
September 18, 2003 - 5:04pm
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Muskingum County Commissioners heard what County Home employees call the other side of a serious issue. Thursday the employees spoke to the commissioners about last week’s firing of Nursing Director Sharon Mozena. The employees feel Mozena was fired without just cause. Since last week, the commissioners have received calls and letters tell them a second side to the issue. Commissioners proposed seeking the help of a fact finder to determine what route the county should take.
September 18, 2003 - 5:03pm
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The Ohio Supreme Court Justice says the court pushed lawmakers as far as it could to get them to comply with orders finding the state’s system of funding public schools to be unconstitutional. Justice Andrew Douglas left the court in January. He was in the majority one year ago when the court ruled again that the school funding was unconstitutional. Douglas told the coalition that filed the lawsuit that finding elected officials in contempt for not complying with orders on school funding...
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