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August 6, 2003 - 4:45pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A drug trafficker faces a possible 30 months behind bars. 41-year-old Janet Alexander of Zanesville pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking crack/cocaine and one count of permitting drug abuse. Alexander was arrested after she reportedly sold $300 worth of crack/cocaine to a confidential informant working with the Zanesville Police Department Drug Unit. The sale happened on Arch St. in November of last year. Judge Butch Zwelling has ordered a pre-sentence investigation into the case.
August 6, 2003 - 2:47pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Talk show host Jerry Springer isn’t running for the U-S Senate from Ohio. Springer says voters won’t pay attention to his message as long as he’s doing his talk show. And he says he can’t separate himself from the show in time for next year’s election. Springer acknowledges that many people don’t like “The Jerry Springer Show”, which he says is about dysfunctional relationships. Springer has crisscrossed Ohio the last six month, speaking at democratic dinners and gauging his support. Had...
August 6, 2003 - 10:59am
5 years 11 weeks ago
The American Red Cross is still in great need of blood donations, but giving blood is only one of the ways you can help. Right now they’re seeking volunteers who want to help make a difference in our community. They are recruiting a team of volunteers from the Muskingum County area to work at their blood mobile sights. Interested volunteers will have their choice between several job descriptions including: registration personnel, greeting people, serving goodies, appointment setters, and...
August 6, 2003 - 9:53am
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A Muskingum County man is charged with ordering more than ten-thousand dollars in catalog merchandise and sending it to someone else, who also got stuck with the bill. The U-S Attorney’s office says 56-year-old David Schroeder of Duncan Falls is charged with mail fraud and could face up to five years in prison if convicted. Prosecutors say Schroeder had more than 600 pieces of mail sent to an unidentified person in Newark, with whom he was having a dispute. They say investigators used...
August 5, 2003 - 10:55pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Voters turned out for a special election on Tuesday and the majority voted no. Residents in the West Muskingum School District voted not to renew a 2.6 mill levy for 5 years. The unofficial total is 905 votes for the issue and 998 votes against. As for voters in the Johnstown Monroe Local School District, they too voted down a 1% income tax for five years for current expenses. The unofficial count is 551 in favor of the tax, 895 against.
August 5, 2003 - 4:25pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A group of veterans makes the long trip from Chillicothe for a ride on the river. Zanes Landing provided the entertainment this afternoon for some area veterans. The Knights of Columbus sponsor the trip for them to take a ride on the Lorena Sternwheeler. Organizers said the list fills up quickly. “We honor them by taking them on a cruise and feeding them a lunch, and also a minor gift which Zanesville has done for years. Matter of fact, they were top council and recognized for their work...
August 5, 2003 - 4:20pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The entire country is suffering from a blood shortage, but central Ohio has reached dangerously low levels. The summer, or trauma season, is still in full swing and donor turnout at area blood drives has been low. The result is blood reserves well below the norm. “As of late last week, we had point one day supply. Point one day supply of O negative, which our optimum level, our ideal back up supply is three days,” said Abby Corder, Donor Recruitment Representative for Red Cross. Type O...
August 5, 2003 - 4:20pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Every Sunday night we bring you one of Muskingum County’s most wanted on the WHIZ news, and so far, you’ve helped put them behind bars. Beginning in April 2002, WHIZ and the Muskingum County Sheriff’s office started broadcasting suspects. Since then, fifty-one out of fifty-nine criminals have been caught thanks to anonymous tips. “That percentage rate, that’s almost eighty-eight percent success rate in this particular project since April 2002. It’s unbelievable and I’d like to think it’s...
August 5, 2003 - 4:12pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The afternoon almost turned tragic for one Zanesville girl. A car struck Marich Hamilton on Sheridan and Linden road in Zanesville earlier this afternoon. According to Zanesville Police Department, Hamilton ran out into the road from between parked cars and was hit by a Jeep Grand Cherokee. She appeared to have no major injuries and was treated at an area hospital. The Jeep was going about twenty miles per hour and no carelessness was reported. Police said no citations will be issued....
August 5, 2003 - 3:07pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Authorities around Ohio say that production of Methamphetamine is on the rise throughout the state. Te drug known as “poor man’s heroin” is popular in rural areas. But this year the drug labs also are being found in urban areas near Akron and Columbus. John Cooke, a criminal intelligence analyst who tracks Meth production for the state, says there is a definite increase. The drug’s popularity has grown so much that state authorities held a two-day meeting last month to talk with police...
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