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June 23, 2003 - 5:29am
5 years 10 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s office has issued details on this week’s most wanted suspect. He is identified as Jerry Galigher. He is charged with two counts of failure to register for a sexual offense. His last known address is in Zanesville. Galigher is described as having brown hair and green eyes. He stands five-feet five-inches tall and weighs around 120 pounds. If you know where Galigher is call the Muskingum County Sheriff’s office at 740 452-3637.
June 23, 2003 - 5:26am
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A Zanesville man charged in a drive-by shooting appears in Chillicothe municipal court today for his preliminary hearing. 18-year-old Randall Cremeans Junior is charged with attempted murder in Ross County and is being held on 500,000 dollars bond. At his first court appearance Cremeans did not enter a plea. He’s accused of being involved in a drive-by shooting in Ross County on June 11th.
June 23, 2003 - 5:20am
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The highway patrol is investigating a serious weekend accident in Perry County. Troopers say it happened around 9:00 Sunday night on Custers Point Road. 33-year-old John Cremeans of Thornville was traveling north on Custers Point road, just south of Zartman, drove off the right side of the road and struck a fence and tree. Cremeans is listed in serious condition at Grant hospital in Columbus.
June 22, 2003 - 8:45pm
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A modern-day wagon train has set off on its journey across the state to mark Ohio’s 200th birthday. The bicentennial train left Martins Ferry, Ohio’s first settlement yesterday and will arrive in New Paris on the Ohio-Indiana border on July 14th. The bicentennial wagon train: “The Path to Statehood,” is sponsored by the Ohio bicentennial commission and the Worthington Bicentennial Committee. The train will move through Muskingum County before it reaches its destination.
June 22, 2003 - 8:01pm
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The Zane Grey Museum first opened its doors in June of 1973. Today, local residents and even some of the museum’s creators gathered to celebrate the 30th anniversary. Visitors toured the museum, as well as enjoying some special events including an artwork display from former Norwich resident Keith Wilde and a book signing of the Muskingum County Heritage Farms book, which was available to the public for the first time today. Whether you were a frequent visitor or a new guest to the museum,...
June 22, 2003 - 8:00pm
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Members of local Roman Catholic churches joined together to commemorate the feast of Corpus Christi. Believers marched in a processional through downtown Zanesville today to signify years of devotion to the Catholic religion. The day is also an important indication of brotherhood in faith. Father Jordan McConway of St. Thomas Aquinas says,
”This is a sign of our unity of Catholics all around the world. We are in communion with one another in our beliefs in the Eucharist. We come from...
June 22, 2003 - 7:59pm
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Many local residents took part in a game of golf today, while honoring some recent graduates. The Zanesville Jaycees golf course held their annual memorial golf course tournament today. Each year the Jaycees help out area high school seniors by contributing to their college education. Today they handed out four-one thousand dollar scholarships. Jason Hines, Chairman of the Jaycees golf course explained,” Most scholarships are based upon grades, or actual academic performance, whereas ours...
June 22, 2003 - 4:29pm
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Leaders of a coalition of Ohio school districts that won its lawsuit against the state for a new funding system says it may take Ohio back to court. They say the state’s compromise budget bill scales back planned increases to fix the funding system. The coalition for equity and adequacy in school funding lawyer Nicholas Pittner says he will argue that the Ohio Supreme Court failed to provide a remedy in its last ruling, issued in December. The Ohio house and senate enacted a two-year 48.8...
June 22, 2003 - 4:23pm
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A Newark man is facing weapons charges after police found a cache of 400 guns including two assault rifles in two homes. A grand jury yesterday indicted 36-year-old Thomas Gough on two counts of unlawful possession of dangerous ordinance and having weapons while under disability. He also faces one count each of possession of criminal tools and possession of marijuana. Acting on a tip, police went to Gough’s home last month and his brother’s home both in Newark and found the weapons and drugs.
June 21, 2003 - 5:39am
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The Ohio Civil Rights Commission announced this week that a failure to provide water service to parts of Muskingum County is racial discrimination. The issue stems from a lack of water service in the Coal Run Road area of the county. The Civil Rights Commission says most of the white families that live in that area have water service, while black families do not. The Commission ruled that the disparity is the result of "unlawful discriminatory practice." The Commission, in its report,...
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