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August 4, 2003 - 5:12pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Zanesville Police officers. 29-year-old Jocelyn Atkinson pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of assault on a peace officer, one count of resisting arrest and one count possession of drugs. Atkinson was arrested on June 8 for OMVI. At the time of the arrest, officers found the drug Diazepam in the car. When officer Duvall and Johnston attempted to bring Atkinson to the city jail, she reportedly It’s a possible three years behind bars for a Zanesville woman accused of assaulting two kicked...
August 4, 2003 - 5:07pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
It’s three years of community control for a Columbus man accused of selling drugs in Muskingum County. In April, Le Von Britt pleaded guilty to two counts of trafficking crack/cocaine. He was sentenced Monday. In addition to the community control, Judge Mark Fleegle, sentenced Britt to complete a drug rehabilitation program and 250 hours of community service. Britt was arrested after selling to a confidential informant working with the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department. Drug Unit. One...
August 4, 2003 - 3:08pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
It’s Election Day Tuesday for some area residents. Voters in the West Muskingum School District will head to the polls to decide a 2.6 mills operating levy. Superintendent Marvin Wourms says the levy is necessary, but will not cost the taxpayers any more money. The money raised by the levy will be used for such things as textbooks, teachers’ salaries and insurance for the school district, which supports more than 1,800 students. Wourms also stresses that this issue is separate from the bond...
August 4, 2003 - 2:31pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Sleeping in a high school and doing construction work all day. This does not seem like a typical way teenagers spend their summer, but a group of kids enjoys trying to make a difference in Zanesville. Over four hundred high school age kids flooded Zanesville for the week in something they call Zanesville Hope. The city, along with United Methodist Church, sponsored the group to come to town. Today was day one of work on repairing homes for the elderly, disabled and low-income families. “We...
August 4, 2003 - 1:46pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A judge is denying bail for a man accused of setting a fire that killed five college students in a house near Ohio State University. The Judge in Columbus ordered Robert Patterson held without bond after a police detective testified Patterson is a threat to people who witnessed the April blaze. The detective told the judge that several witnesses feat Patterson would set their homes on fire if he find out who they are. Patterson did not speak during the hearing.
August 4, 2003 - 12:35pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The annual buyer’s guide is finished and ready for you to take home. It lists over eight hundred companies in our area including: manufacturers, retail companies, insurance agents, and service firms. The new informational guide can be picked up at the Welcome Center in downtown Zanesville. Also the same information is provided on the chamber website at www.zmchamber.com.
August 4, 2003 - 10:00am
5 years 7 weeks ago
The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down twice within about 20 minutes causing minor damage around the Lorain County community of Amherst. Frank Keiltyka of the National Weather Service in Cleveland says no one was injured. Winds reached 50 to 75 miles per hour, putting Sunday afternoon’s storm in the smallest class of Tornado. In nearby Henrietta Township, the tornado was on the ground briefly starting at around 2:45 p.m., Keiltyjka said. The most significant damage was at...
August 4, 2003 - 9:43am
5 years 7 weeks ago
Governor Bob Taft looked a bit sleepy this morning as he helped mix feed for the cows at the Ohio State Fair dairy barn. Taft spent the night in the barn where bright lights, thunderstorms and mooing cows kept him up most of the night. He says he managed to get a couple hours of sleep.
August 4, 2003 - 9:37am
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s office is looking for this week’s most wanted suspect. She is Heather R. Stevens of Linn Street in Zanesville. Stevens is charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of theft over 500 dollars. She is described as having brown hair and brown eyes. She stands five-feet seven-inches tall and weighs 180 pounds. If you have any information on Steven’s whereabouts contact the Muskingum County Sheriff’s department at 740 452-3637.
August 3, 2003 - 10:43pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A two-car accident in Perry County sends two minors to the hospital. According to the Fairfield post of the State Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 6:20 Sunday evening on State Route 13, north of New Lexington. A first vehicle went left of center and struck a second car. Because of the collision, a minor from the second vehicle was med-flighted to Grant Medical Center. A second minor from that vehicle was transported to Fairfield Medical Center and later med-flighted to Columbus...
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