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September 12, 2003 - 10:40pm
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One man is in custody after a chase with deputies on Friday. 35-year-old Ryan Hardcastle is charged with one count of aggravated burglary and one count of fleeing and eluding. The chase started near a Philo home just before 11 in the morning. According to Detective Larry Brocklehurst with the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department, Hardcastle entered the home of his ex-girlfriend and forced her to leave along with their 9-month-old daughter. Detectives say it was alleged he had a knife....
September 12, 2003 - 5:24pm
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A Cambridge man charged in a stabbing case is being held in the Guernsey County Jail on $100,000 bond. 42-year-old Forrest Webster was arrested this week, after Cambridge Police say they found 31-year-old Donald Heskett, Jr. with a large cut on his arm. Officials charged Webster with one count of felonious assault, a felony of the second degree. Police say the stabbing may have been the result of an argument between the two men. Webster’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 19th.
September 12, 2003 - 5:23pm
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The Y-Bridge will be temporarily closes Saturday afternoon for the Bicentennial celebration. The historic crossing will be covered with four nine-story American flags during a special ceremony. Organizers of the day-long event encourage everyone to lend a helping hand at unfurling the flags.
September 12, 2003 - 4:50pm
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An experimental project at The Wilds is attempting to preserve an animal that you may not expect...mussels. Human settlement has wiped out more than ninety percent of the mussel species in our area. With funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Ohio Division of Wildlife, The Wilds is experimenting with ways to save these small, but vital animals. Mussels have been placed in some of the lakes at The Wilds and researchers watch and wait for the results. Director of The Wilds,...
September 12, 2003 - 1:22pm
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A government task force says there were voltage shifts, line problems and power plant shutdowns in several states in the hours before the nation’s largest blackout. A time line released Friday by a U.S./Canadian task force doesn’t provide and new indication on what precisely triggered the August 14th blackout that investigators believe started with power line problems in Ohio. The task force says most of the events that appear to have contributed to the blackout occurred in the afternoon...
September 12, 2003 - 1:21pm
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Ohio’s top judge is scratching his head over the actions of some of his fellow judges. Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Moyer says problem judges have causing the high court’s liability insurance to double in price. Taxpayers will pay $720,000 this year for premiums. Moyer isn’t naming names, but he cites as examples a judge who sent a threatening letter to a woman after a road-rage case and another judge who asked troopers to maintain a steady stream of tickets to make sure his court had...
September 12, 2003 - 1:20pm
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The owner of a Toledo funeral home where eight decomposing bodies were found has been convicted of abusing a corpse and theft. 26-year-old Henry Harden was convicted Friday morning in Lucas County Common Pleas court after entering a no contest plea. He faces up to nine years in prison when sentenced on October 10th. Authorities found the bodies at the Sherill-Harden Funeral Home in June. One body still has yet to be identified.
September 11, 2003 - 9:00pm
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Muskingum County Commissioners applied for a three-year grant that may help save the county $300,000. According to Commissioner Don Madden, the money is through Issue 2 funding and it will be used to pay the interest on the loan for the Bartlett Run Sewer project. Commissioners expect to hear about the application within the next year. The sewer project, which will run parallel to the Licking River and eventually up to Creamery Road is expected to begin about a year from now. The sewer line...
September 11, 2003 - 5:48pm
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With Thursday marking the two-year anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, many people are remembering the way things used to be and how their lives have changed. A local Zanesville woman holds those memories close to heart. She was one of many who rushed to volunteer her time. Sharon Coganow spent the two weeks following September 11th in Pennsylvania helping with memorial services before going to New York to volunteer on special projects.
September 11, 2003 - 5:47pm
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Water customers in Zanesville may soon experience discoloration, but the county advises this is a positive thing. About one month ago the county acquired the East Muskingum Water Authority. County officials found that hydrants in their north system had not been flushed in quite some time. County Commissioner Don Madden says the county will begin an annual flushing system on Monday, September 15th on Pinecrest, Twin Hills, or Jersey Ridge Road to West Pike. All side streets as well as Kimes...
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