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May 19, 2003 - 9:31am
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s office is investigating an armed robbery in New Concord. Sergeant Dan Marks says it happened Sunday night at the Shegog I-G-A at 168 West Main Street. Detectives say a lone gunman entered the store around 10 pm and demanded money. The suspect is described as a male, about 6 feet tall, skinny build and dressed in black. He showed a silver handgun, and made off with an undetermined amount of cash. Several employees were in the store last night, but no injuries...
May 18, 2003 - 11:40pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
According to the New Lexington Police Department, two suspects are in custody involved in an armed robbery. In a press release, the Police Department says the robbery occurred on Saturday when two male suspects entered a local business, held the business owner at knifepoint and stole an undisclosed amount of money from the owner’s desk. That’s all the information being released. The victim’s name and the names of the suspects are being withheld at this time pending the filing of charges with...
May 18, 2003 - 11:39pm
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Bridge repairs will close a Guernsey County road this week. According to the Guernsey County Highway Department, Polasky Road will be closed beginning this Tuesday, May 20th at 7:00 a.m. Polasky Road will be closed between County Home Road and Salem Road for an indefinite length of time.
May 18, 2003 - 11:36pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Passage of a levy enabled a Central Ohio school system to eliminate the “pay to play” fees it was charging. Don Thorp of Lakewood High School in Licking County says the fees cause hardship, hard feelings and all sorts of other difficulties for coaches, players and families. Lakewood Schools began charging participation fees for extracurricular activities in 2001 after six levy defeats since 1993. Voters earlier this month approved a 5.8 mill emergency operating levy, enabling the district to...
May 18, 2003 - 8:51pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A new play comes to Zanesville and those who attend will get a chance to dance the night away. Dr. Joe Porter is a retired orthopedic surgeon who has always had a love for theatre. After his retirement, he went back to college and learned more about music. Then he wrote a vibrant play full of live music. Now, for the first time, his labor of love is ready for the public's eye. The play is called “Swing Band”. The play dates back to 1934 in New York. During the performance, the Rick Sincox band...
May 18, 2003 - 8:43pm
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In Muskingum County, hundreds of walkers went the extra mile to help raise funds for the March of Dimes. Walk America has raised more than 1.3 billion dollars since 1970. The purpose is to help give babies a fighting chance and each year organizers have a different focus. This year’s focus is on pre-mature births. The event brought in twenty four thousand four hundred dollars.
May 17, 2003 - 11:47pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
An auto-body repair shop catches fire Saturday afternoon, and fire crews say sparks from the equipment caused the blaze. Around 3:00 Saturday the call came into the Washington Township Fire Department that a garage was on fire at 3455 Culberston Road. When crews arrived on scene, they found Doug’s Auto-Body Repair Shop in flames. The fire took approximately ten minutes to control. According to Chief Dave Kreis with the Washington Township Fire Department, the structure is solid however the...
May 17, 2003 - 11:46pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Failure to yield at a stop sign caused a two-car accident in South Zanesville Friday night. According to the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 11:30 p.m. Friday night when 16-year-old Christopher Liberatore of Zanesville was driving on Pickerton Lane. He did not yield at the intersection of Pickerton and Coopermill Road, and collided with a vehicle driven by 27-year-old Brent Smith, also of Zanesville. Smith was not injured, however Liberatore and his...
May 17, 2003 - 11:45pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Fairfield County State Highway Patrol says alcohol was not a factor in a one-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon, however neither the driver nor her 8-year-old passenger were wearing seatbelts. The accident occurred at 2:46 p.m. on State Route 158 just north of Baltimore. 32-year-old Tina Parks was driving northbound on 158 when her car veered off the road, she the overcorrected and flipped the car on its top. Parks was ejected from the 1999 Ford Explorer. She was transported to...
May 17, 2003 - 11:44pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Two people are flown from Licking County to the OSU Medical Center Saturday morning following a one-car accident on Purity Road. The accident occurred around 3:30 am when a car driving on the road lost control, overcorrected and hit a tree. Mary Ann and Newton Township Emergency Crews responded to the accident. Three males, ages 16, 17 and 20 were in the vehicle at the time. Two of them were taken to OSU Medical Center by Med-Flight. The third was taken to Licking Memorial Hospital. Their...
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