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August 18, 2003 - 9:10pm
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In a press conference held Monday, Guernsey County Prosecutor Keith Plummer charged 36-year-old Marvin Johnson with aggravated murder. Johnson allegedly bludgeoned 13-year-old Daniel Bailey of Cambridge last Friday morning. He then fled to the Zanesville area where he was apprehended in Chaps Run Park. Bailey was found dead by his mother when she returned from work on the overnight shift. Police cite robbery or a personal relationship between the mother of the victim and the defendant as...
August 18, 2003 - 9:08pm
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Two people are dead after an Ohio mother drowned herself and her daughter Sunday. The woman and her children reportedly walked of a peer into a lake near Akron. Akron Police say the 32-year-old Kennetta Lockhart died, as did her four-year-old daughter Kayla Langdon. Her eight-year-old son swam to shore and is in fair condition Monday. Police say the woman seemed to be having personal and financial problems.
August 18, 2003 - 9:07pm
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Cleveland’s mayor said Monday she’s preparing to ask the federal government to reimburse the city for costs associated with Thursday’s blackout. Mayor Jane Campbell doesn’t have a dollar figure yet on how much the blackout cost the city. She expects to have that estimate sometime Tuesday. Campbell says much of the cost is related to overtime paid to police, fire and utility workers.
August 18, 2003 - 4:25pm
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It’s a big day for the Zanesville City Schools Tuesday. Two groundbreaking ceremonies will be held to kick off a big construction project. The first one is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Pershing Road for the new south middle school. The second groundbreaking is set for two hours later at 12:30 for the new north middle school on Blue Avenue. Both events will include a major ceremony involving school officials, school board members, state officials and the Superintendent of Public Instruction...
August 18, 2003 - 3:19pm
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The Maysville Regional Water District today issued a boil advisory for some of its customers. Office manager Beth Lyon says tomorrow the Potts Lane water tower goes back on-line after 8 weeks of maintenance and painting and that’s the reason for the boil order. The new tower must be on-line for the opening of the new Wal-Mart in South Zanesville. So, if you live on Potts Lane, Ridge Road, Coopermill Road, Shaw Road, Meadowfarm Church Road and all side-streets you are under a boil advisory...
August 18, 2003 - 1:00pm
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Due to the number of phone calls and concerned individuals who had wished to enter the Rocktoberfest Talent Challenge, but missed the deadline due to their involvement in the Muskingum County Fair, the deadline for the Rocktoberfest Talent Challenge has been extended. Auditions will take place a the Welcome Center in downtown Zanesville, on Wednesdays, August 20th and 27th, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Talent Challenge is open to amateur solo vocalists from Muskingum County in three age divisions...
August 17, 2003 - 6:02pm
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A Cambridge man is being held as a suspect in the slaying of a teenage boy who apparently was bludgeoned at the man’s home. Guernsey County Prosecutor C. Keith Plummer says 36-year-old Marvin Johnson allegedly hit the victim with a blunt object at his Stewart Avenue residence. Johnson was apprehended in Zanesville later that day. Police report he had blood on his clothes at the time of his arrest. Authorities refuse to identify the dead juvenile. Plummer says the youth was alone Friday...
August 17, 2003 - 6:01pm
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The Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a motor vehicle accident at 4:30 Saturday afternoon on Township Road 132 in Fairfield County. According to Trooper Tharp with the Post, the driver is Michael Phillips of Lancaster. Phillips was traveling eastbound on Township Road 132 when his car went off the left side of the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned. The patrol reports that Phillips was not wearing a seatbelt. Alcohol is believed to be a factor...
August 16, 2003 - 8:35pm
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The Wilds opens its gates for a night of food, music and safari. The ninth annual Safari in the Wilds brought almost 500 people for a wildlife adventure this evening. Supporters were able to take tours throughout the facility despite the inclement weather. There were a few bright spots with the rain, the String Quartet featuring Laura Schumann provided entertainment and some past trustees were recognized. Larry Fletcher, director of communications for the Wilds said the trustees were some...
August 16, 2003 - 8:30pm
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From acrobats and balancing acts to unicycles and clowns...the Muskingum County Fair is providing visitors with a big top experience of their own. Te Family Circus traveled all the way from Florida to entertain fair-goers, and they say that the small area makes for a very special show. Ringmaster of the circus Melody Zervini says the show is very intimate and special for young children as they see all the fun up close. The 45-minute presentation features a variety of acts and even some...
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