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July 22, 2003 - 4:54pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A suspected arsonist is found competent to stand trial. 21-year-old Russell Tanner of Zanesville is a suspect in two arson cases. According to Asst. Muskingum County Prosecutor, Jim Workman, in Tanner's statement to police on March 31st of this year, Tanner admitted to setting fire to a structure at 718 Lexington Ave. and 736 Fountain Sq. Because Tanner waived his Miranda Rights and admitted to the fires, the court wanted him to undergo a competency test. As for the results, Dr. Monique...
July 22, 2003 - 3:22pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The East Muskingum Water Authority has issued a boil advisory for some of its customers. The Water Authority says the areas included in the boil alert are on Chandlersville Road from Wayne Ridge to Moonlight Drive, including the following side road…Dietz, Creedmoor Drive, Russell, Walters, Bam Lane and Leslie Drive. Customers are advised to refrain from doing laundry for a few days because water will be discolored. The East Muskingum Water Authority says the problem is the result of a water-...
July 22, 2003 - 1:45pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
If you are thinking of volunteering this summer, the Muskingum County Red Cross needs your help. Blood programs across the area are looking for help staffing the donation centers. Donor recruitment representative Abby Corder aid they need help at the registration table as well as the canteen. “To serve them, to talk to the donors and just to be that friendly face that asks them if they’re feeling ok, how their donation was and to encourage them to come back in two months and that sort of...
July 22, 2003 - 8:37am
5 years 11 weeks ago
A Knox County sheriff’s deputy has been charged with smuggling drugs into the jail in Mount Vernon. 31-year-old Joseph Germani the third was arrested and fired on Saturday when authorities intercepted a package containing cocaine and drug paraphernalia at the jail. Sheriff David Barber said his office had received a tip that drugs were going to be brought in. Germani was charged with conveying drugs into a detention facility and is to appear today in Mount Vernon municipal court. Germani had...
July 21, 2003 - 11:56pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Police released autopsy results from a weekend homicide on Monday. According to Zanesville Det. Ric Roush, reports show 59-year-old Donna Weaver was beaten to death. Weaver was the owner of Weaver's Cycle Shop on Linden Ave. A customer found her lying face-down in the store around 5 p.m. Saturday. Not only was she killed, the store was also robbed. The Zanesville Police Dept. is asking for the community's help in solving this deadly crime. Anyone with information can call detectives at...
July 21, 2003 - 11:44pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A man from Glouster is killed after his pick-up truck collides with a semi in Perry County Monday. The crash happened just after 2 pm Monday afternoon on SR 93 just north of the 6-mile turn. According to the Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol, 19-year-old Raymond Nott was heading north on 93 when he drove left of center and struck the semi head-on. Nott was pronounced dead at the scene. As for the driver of the semi, 33-year-old Dennis Roberts of Danville, WV was not injured. SR 93...
July 21, 2003 - 11:39pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The East Muskingum Water Authority has issued a boil alert for Linvale Estates. The boil alert is in effect until further notice. A water main break prompted the boil advisory.
July 21, 2003 - 5:19pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A local law enforcement agency celebrates its one hundred year anniversary. The Cambridge police department has been serving the community for a century. The new police chief Richard Wayt said he can remember starting twenty-five years ago, and the technology has drastically changed. “When I first started we were lucky if we even had a portable radio to take with us when we’re in the car, on the beat. Sometimes, we would be out with no radio at all,” said Wayt. He said the newest piece of...
July 21, 2003 - 5:18pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
An area country music festival extends its benefits across southeastern Ohio. Even though the Jamboree in the hills ended yesterday, fans are still clearing out, and that means more revenue for surrounding counties. Hotels in Cambridge, which is about forty-five minutes away from the concert, were booked solid during the music festival. “Every year we usually have the same number of people who stayed last year. They come back the following year. They’ll make their reservations the day that...
July 21, 2003 - 1:38pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Doctors are backing the creation of screening panels to weed out frivolous malpractice lawsuits in Ohio. A bill introduced by representative Jean Schmidt, a Cincinnati republican, would allow a doctor being sued to request a panel to review the accusation. The panel could recommend the lawsuit continue or be dropped. The panel’s findings could not stop a lawyer from taking a case to trial but the results could be used as evidence. Doctor say the panels are needed to stop frivolous lawsuits...
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