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March 17, 2003 - 6:54pm
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30-year old Michael Steffee received 9 months behind bars and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of one thousand fifty one dollars. Steffee wa arrested in November of last year, after he and co-defendant, Scott Robert broke the front window at Baker's Store. The two stole cigarettes and cash. Roberts was sentenced in Frebruary.
March 17, 2003 - 6:43pm
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It's four years behind bars for a man who kidnapped a cab driver and threatened the car's passenger with a knife. According to Muskingum County prosecutor, Mike Haddox, Judge Mark Fleegle sentenced 22-year old Matthew Rupe of Bidwell today. Rupe was charged with one count of aggravated robbery and two counts of abduction. He was arrested on New Year's Eve after he kidnapped Emily Davis, a driver for the Starbrite Cab Company and her passenger. Davis managed to get help by telling Rupe she...
March 16, 2003 - 9:37pm
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A former Newark woman says she was raped by a fellow cadet at the Air Force Academy in 1981 but she felt she had to keep quiet to protect her military career. 40-year-old Tammy Jones says she felt her credibility would be called into question if she made an issue of the attack. Jones, who is now a teaches in New Mexico, says she discused the attack with a commander. She says the commander was somewhat sympathetic, but the message she recieved was clear: keep quiet or your career will be...
March 16, 2003 - 9:30pm
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Driving turned fatal Sunday morning for one Zanesville woman. According to the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, around 12:30 a.m. 30-year-old Bobbie S. Moorehead was traveling eastbound on SR 146 when her car went left of center and veered off the road. Her 2001 SUV sideswiped the guardrail and was pushed back onto 146. The car then went off the north end of the road, into an embankment while striking several trees. Moorehead's car then overturned and finally came to a stop on...
March 16, 2003 - 9:24pm
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Since 1978 there have been over 600 fatal farming accidents in the state of Ohio. To help reduce the number of fatalities in our local area, the Perry Township Fire Department hosts a special program, "Farmedic Training Program," teaching firefighters from surrounding counties how to deal with farming accidents without endangering themselves. Through lectures and hands-on experience, the program will show firefighters how to deal in difficult situation smore effectively. Farmedics was...
March 16, 2003 - 1:15pm
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The 2-174 is one of nine Avenger Units in the Army National Guard whose primary mission is to provide air defense against unmanned aerial vehicles, cruise missiles, and winged aircraft. Yesterday, they faced their toughest mission, saying goodbye. Hundreds of local residents lined the streets in Duncan Falls to bid farewell. In Morgan County, family, friends, and officials prepared themselves to say goodbye. A special send-off ceremony was held for the remaining Avengers. Governor Bob Taft made...
March 15, 2003 - 9:25pm
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A one-vehicle accident sends one man to the hospital Saturday morning after the car he was driving veers off the road. At 9:30 a.m. 23-year-old Russell Heben of Worthington, Ohio was driving westbound on Interstate 70 near Granville. According to Lt. Steve Rosta with the Granville State HIghway Patrol: Heben's car, a 1988 Pontiac Gran Prix, drove off the right side of I-70 and struck the guard rail. Heben was transported by Med Flight to the OSU Medical Center in Columbus. His condition is...
March 14, 2003 - 7:27pm
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President Bush approved federal money for 15 Ohio counties Friday that have spent more the 17 million dollars cleaning up after last month's snow and ice storms. The money would go mostly to southern Ohio, where more than 300 homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed. The Disaster Declaration covers Adams, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Scioto, Gallia, Meigs, Vinton, Fayette, Frankiln, Greene, Guernsey, Madison, Monroe and Muskingum counties. The Declaration makes residents, businesses and...
March 14, 2003 - 7:22pm
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Former Zanesville Mayor Don Mason will continue his work with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for five more year. Govenor Bob Taft announced yesterday that Mason would resume leadership of the Commission. Mason, while excited about his reappointment, anticipates even more prosperity during his next term. One of the main concerns facing the PUCO in the immediate future is the growing demand for natural gas. Mason says there is an increasing demand for natural gas placed on a...
March 14, 2003 - 7:13pm
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The war with Iraq could happen at any time. In Zanesville, a unique partnership between the Muskingum Valley Red Cross and Avon will help make life easier for soldiers. Avon sales representatives in Muskingum County are working with Red Cross officials in an effort to raise money for “necessity hygiene bundles.” Once gathered, they’ll be shipped overseas to our troops. If you would like more information about the fundraising bundles you can call (740) 450-7265.
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