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September 19, 2003 - 5:14am
5 years 7 weeks ago
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
5 years 7 weeks ago
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
5 years 7 weeks ago
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
5 years 7 weeks ago
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
5 years 7 weeks ago
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
5 years 7 weeks ago
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
5 years 7 weeks ago
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...
September 18, 2003 - 5:01pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A prescription drug plan going before the legislature would provide discounts to about 2,000,000 Ohioans. The Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs says the plan will cover all Ohioans 60 or older and people who make 2 ½ times the federal poverty level (about $22,000 for a single person) or less. Legislative leaders say the plan will be a priority for lawmakers this fall. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services would administer the program.
September 18, 2003 - 1:52pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
With the help of new technology and the community, local law enforcement may be one step closer to finding missing persons. When you answer your telephone, you may hear something like this..."A child is missing. This is the Zanesville Police Department. The child's name and description is as follows...". Officers took part in a free training session conducted today by the staff of A Child is Missing, Inc. Their program provides law enforcement agencies with a neighborhood calling system...
September 18, 2003 - 11:23am
5 years 7 weeks ago
A Vinton County Commissioner must attend a three-day alcohol treatment program after pleading no contests to a drunken driving charge. A judge found 39-year-old Todd Gibson of McArthur guilty and ordered the suspension of his driver’s license for six months. The judge also suspended a 30-day jail sentence. Special Prosecutor Dave Warren says Gibson’s vehicle crashed into a house on May 2nd of this year. The State Highway Patrol says Gibson testes at nearly twice the legal limit.
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