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April 6, 2003 - 11:43pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff's Department is looking for a suspect charged with trafficking drugs. Justin Smith is facing two counts of trafficking crack/cocaine. He is described as having black hair, stands about 5'5" tall and weighs about 135 pounds. If you have information on Justin Smith you are asked to call the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office at 452-3637.
April 6, 2003 - 11:32pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A fire ripped through a mobile home late Sunday night, now a Dresden family is homeless. According to the Dresden Fire Department, the fire at 27 West 12th Street completely destroyed the mobile home. The owners, whose names are not available, were not home at the time of the fire. Dresden fire crews are continuing to investigate the cause of the blaze.
April 6, 2003 - 8:05pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Stone Academy is doing its best to keep history alive in our area. The Pioneer and Historical Society of Muskingum County along with O.U.Z’s culture committee are celebrating their 27th annual “People, Places, and Past” lecture series. To keep in mind Ohio’s bicentennial, officials have chosen to bring back the Civil War era for the series, calling it “Soldiers On Ohio Soil.” One of the guest speakers, Russell Booth of Cambridge, discussed Captain John Morgan and his link to Southeastern...
April 6, 2003 - 12:20am
5 years 7 weeks ago
Some residents in Nashport are under a boil alert Saturday night until further notice. Those affected are residents in the Lakewood Hills Subdivision. According to the East Muskingum Water Authority, the boil alert is in response to a water main break that happened around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Water service has been restored to the area.
April 5, 2003 - 9:12pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Plans for the state's two-year budget have House Republicans working overtime. In meetings this weekend, some Republican lawmakers are trying to reach a consensus on unresolved issues such as whether to fold the House's Tax Reform package into the budget bill. But Republican lawmakers say it's liekly that the entire tax reform bill won't be part of the budget bill. However, they say proposals to include a temproary one-cent sales tax increase and broaden the sales tax include other service...
April 5, 2003 - 6:58pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Animal Shelter is experiencing a huge increase in animals and officials say the space is very limited. Within the last five days, the shelter has received over one hundred twenty five dogs. Officials also say they expect to see the same with kittens. With their lack of space, older dogs are being put on a waiting list. Mary Pitts, an animal tech at the shelter, says the problem is getting worse as people are leaving dogs outside of the shelter. The shelter is asking...
April 4, 2003 - 7:02pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
This weekend we will be losing an hour of sleep, due to Daylight Savings Time. It is also time to change batteries in your smoke detectors. Fire departments across the state encourage Ohioans to make it a habit to change batteries in their smoke detectors regularly. In conjunction with changing your clocks twice a year, officials say it’s important to replace the batteries in your smoke detectors too. If you are in need of a smoke detector and can’t afford one, officials are encouraging...
April 4, 2003 - 6:50pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Libraries statewide could face some dramatic changes if state funding cuts happen as predicted. The House of Representatives is proposing the elimination of the library and local government support fund. The fund supplies over ninety percent of the libraries operating budget in Muskingum County. This means two-thirds of public libraries in the state could close. Library authorities are doing what they can to get local residents to lobby against the bill before the voting process begins. In...
April 4, 2003 - 6:25pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Someone in Southeastern Ohio is a lot richer tonight, but they are keeping the secret to themselves. The National Road Pump and Pantry on Greenwood Avenue has sold the winning Kicker lottery number in Wednesday night's drawing. However no one has stepped forward to claim the big prize of $100,000. Store owner Bruce Sindeldecker was informed by the Ohio Lottery Commission Friday morning that the winning ticket was sold at his store. The winning Kicker number is: 2-0-7-8-1-0. The winner can...
April 4, 2003 - 6:16pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
In an effort to comfort the public about the mysterious disease SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), Muskingum County Health officials particiapted in a satellite conference to learn more about the illness. Sponsored by the World Health Organization and the Center for Disease Control, Friday's conference focused on the air-spread disease, its treatments, and preventative measures. Symptoms to look for include fever, headaches and chills. These progress into a dry cough, pneumonia and...
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