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May 6, 2003 - 5:47pm
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A two-hour standoff with the Zanesville Police Department ended peacefully early Tuesday morning. The incident started Monday night at around 10:30 p.m. at a home located at 821 Pershing Road. According to Detective Ric Roush, police responded to the home after 911 dispatchers received several hang up calls from the location. Roush says when officers arrived at the scene, 64-year-old Alfred Newsome was talking about killing himself. Newsome reportedly had a handgun. SWAT crews and...
May 6, 2003 - 5:42pm
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Technology affects our lives whether we want it to or not. Therefore a local organization is helping communities update their computer knowledge. SBC Ohio Tuesday awarded the Brighton Neighborhood Outreach program a $10,000 grant for new computers and computer education. The SBC program, in cooperation with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, focuses on where need is and helps offer them the world of technology. The Brighton Presbyterian Church will use the money to buy two computers.
May 6, 2003 - 8:37am
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Some area voters are heading to the poll today on primary election day in Ohio. There are a handful of issues on the ballot in our area. In Muskingum County the East Muskingum School District has two issues before voters. One is a 2.2 mill levy for emergency requirements, the other is a 3.86 mill levy for permanent improvements. Some Guernsey County residents will also vote on those two measures. One other issue will be decided in Muskingum County, the Fall Township volunteer fire...
May 6, 2003 - 8:32am
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An Ohio Poll out this week found that 40 percent of Ohioans approve of the job Governor Taft is doing. That matches a low he reached in a February poll. Both were conducted by the University of Cincinnati. The poll also found that 50 percent of those surveyed disapproved of the job Taft is doing. That’s unchanged from two months ago. The telephone poll of 840 adults was conducted from April 11th through April 25th. It had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points.
May 5, 2003 - 4:43pm
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A Zanesville woman pleads guilty to trafficking drugs near a school and now she faces a possible 10 years behind bars.
Twenty-nine-year-old Susan Deckard was charged with two counts of trafficking crack cocaine with school specifications. According to Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox, Deckard was arrested in July of last year after she sold drugs to a confidential informant working with the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department Drug Unit. The sales happened near Grover Cleveland...
May 5, 2003 - 1:50pm
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The Muskingum County Community Foundation today announced that it has awarded over 54-thousand dollars in grants to area organizations. Executive Director David Mitzel says ten different groups benefitted from the spring grant process. Included in that group is a 10-thousand dollar grant to the Zanesville Rotary Club to create a master plan to develop the river, downtown and Putnam. The Nelson T. Gant Foundation received
five-thousdand dollars for the historic preservation of the...
May 5, 2003 - 1:35pm
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Muskingum County has announced the purchase of the Maysville Middle School building. Last week the county commissioners finalized buying the building. On Monday they approved the final piece of legislation: signing the water line into the county’s name. According to commissioner Don Madden the building will house several local agencies in need of additional office space. Madden says a specific time frame on when the agencies will move into the building is too difficult to pinpoint. He...
May 5, 2003 - 1:29pm
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After a successful campaign in 2002, Operation Feed is struggling to reach it's goal this year of 75-tons of donated food. The campaign has collected substantially less than that amount. Organizers point to the lagging national economy and state and federal budget cuts as reasons for the low donations. Two more events are scheduled: Celebrity Server Day at Applebees on Wednesday, May 7th and National Letter Carrier Day on Saturday, May 10th. Organizers say people can donate money and food...
May 5, 2003 - 11:40am
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A Zanesville man has been arrested and taken into custody in connection with a series of rapes of a child. Zanesville Police say that 50-year-old Gerald Corbitt was taken into custody over the weekend. Police allege that Corbitt engaged in sexual conduct with a six-year-old female on four different occasions between June of 2002 and April 30th 2003. The incidents allegedly happened at the child’s Zanesville home. Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox has filed four counts of rape against...
May 5, 2003 - 11:33am
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Authorities have found a bottle of a deadly drug stolen from the Guernsey County Dog Pound over the weekend. The drug Fatalplus is used to euthanize animals and can also be fatal to humans, even in small amounts. Dog Warden Paulette Winland says the drug was in a safe along with hypodermic needles, tranquilizers and cash. The safe was stolen in a break-in early Saturday. Authorities found the safe along some railroad tracks a few hundred yards from the dog pound. It had been destroyed but...
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