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September 18, 2003 - 5:01pm
5 years 10 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 10 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 10 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.
September 18, 2003 - 5:14am
5 years 10 weeks ago
A Zanesville woman was sentenced on drug charges Wednesday. 26-year-old Beverly Bickford of Zanesville received a one-year sentence in the case. Bickford was facing one count of trafficking crack and one count of possession of crack. She was arrested in January after selling to an undercover police officer working with the Zanesville Police Department drug unit. The sale occurred on Hickory Street. Bickford reportedly was smoking crack at the time of the sale.
September 18, 2003 - 5:09am
5 years 10 weeks ago
Closing arguments are scheduled today in the trial of a Canton man charged with attempted murder in Guernsey County. 21-year-old Michael Morris is facing four counts of attempted murder. All four charges include gun specifications. Morris is accused of attempting to shoot his brother, his sister and his sister’s two friends. The shootings took place on June 3rd at the Bucket Hills Campgrounds after Morris reportedly had a fight with his mother. Trial testimony started Tuesday afternoon.
September 18, 2003 - 5:05am
5 years 10 weeks ago
A suspect in a Zanesville murder case appeared in court Wednesday. 17-year-old Jared Higgins was indicted on one count of aggravated murder. Higgins was arrested after a shooting on Spangler Drive on August 6th. 21-year-old Michael Allen of Zanesville died in the shooting after he sustained a gunshot wound to the head. Zanesville police say the incident appeared to be the result of a disturbance that got out of hand. Two other suspects were taken into custody after the shooting, but no...
September 18, 2003 - 4:59am
5 years 10 weeks ago
A 79-year-old woman was killed Wednesday when her car hit a school bus that didn’t have any children on it in rural Licking County. The state highway patrol says Emma Hall, of Centerburg, was killed in the accident just before 11:00 a.m. The patrol says the accident also injured Hall’s passenger, 78-year-old Patricia Tiebout who is in Grant Hospital in Columbus with serious injuries. The school bus driver and an aide were treated and released from Licking Memorial Hospital. The patrol says...
September 17, 2003 - 11:40pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Zanesville police continue to look for a suspect who’s wanted in connection with a shooting Wednesday afternoon. The shooting happened around 3:30 at 515 Thurman St. Zanesville Detective, Sgt. Ric Roush says the department has a suspect, and they need the community’s help in finding him. They’re looking for 22-year-old Derek Norris. Norris is reportedly living in the Hopewell area and was seen driving a 2000 white Ford Explorer. The registration is BY67NY. According to Roush, the shooting...
September 17, 2003 - 3:15pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Local Red Cross volunteers gear up to provide relief for Hurricane Isabel. Workers from across the country will be called for disaster relief, and Zanesville helpers are ready. Red Cross Executive Director Dan Hartman said they have a half a dozen people; three of them can’t wait to get started. Hartman said national workers usually begin relief within eight hours of damage. But the Red Cross might hit a speed bump, lack of funding. The National Disaster Relief Fund spent over $100 million...
September 17, 2003 - 3:03pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Thinking of starting your own business? The Zanesville-Muskingum county Chamber of Commerce wants to help. The Chamber is sponsoring its third forum on entrepreneurship this year. The next one will take place at the Zanesville Holiday Inn on Wednesday October 8th at 7:30 a.m. The cost is $5, but Chamber of Commerce President Tom Poorman said it is a great educational opportunity. Local entrepreneurs Kevin and Paula Coveney will be speaking about their experience. They franchised three...
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