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October 4, 2002 - 1:37pm
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Governor Bob Taft visited members of the local, academic community to reassure Southeastern Ohio that there are always ways to find money to fund education and scholarships, even during an economic downturn. Taft commended the Scholarship Central program devised by the Muskingum County Community Foundation.
October 3, 2002 - 5:34pm
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Zanesville Police make multiple arrests as they break up what they call a well-known crack house on West Main Street. Just after eleven this morning undercover officers and members of the Special Response Team arrested three people at a West Main Street home. Zanesville Police Chief Eric Lambes says a month long investigation paid off. Crack cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphanalia, money, a fire arm, and stolen property was recovered from this morning's raid. Chief Lambes says the names of...
October 3, 2002 - 4:26pm
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This afternoon the mother of the bank robbery suspect spoke out about her son. She says the troubles that plague her child could happen to anyone. Mary Hermen says it was three years ago when her oldest of ten children was admitted to a 2-week drug treatment program but even that wasn't enough, "He was afraid to go to rehabilitation, afraid to loose his job. He said they'll find out, I'll loose my job, I need a job." Mary Hermen says she hopes others with drug addications, or families of...
October 3, 2002 - 4:19pm
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It's more often than not that robberies go unsolved. But Wednesday's apprehension of an alleged armed robber on Maple Avenue proves it can be done, and done without injury. A witnesses description of the getaway vehicle and the license plate number helped police narrow in on their suspect. Zanesville Police Chief Eric Lambes says his officers followed protocal to a tee.
October 3, 2002 - 3:55pm
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The Zanesville man accused of robbing a local bank is formally charged in the case. Police detective Ric Roush says that 50-year-old Bob Hermen faces four charges in connection with an armed robbery at National City Bank on Maple avenue Wednesday morning. Detective Roush says that Hermen is charged with one count of aggravated robbery with a gun specification...one count of grand theft...one count of grand theft of a motor vehicle and one count of possession of crack cocaine. Roush says that...
October 3, 2002 - 12:55pm
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Three companies sent bids back for the Weber Gravity Extension, near the Airport Industrial Park, today. Now, Muskingum County officials must review all bids before accepting one. Nearly 1,000 feet of pipe will be installed or replaced to facilitate the needs of the area. Pipe needs upgraded because the lift station supplies much of the east side. County officials say they believe work will begin, as soon as the bid is approved.
October 2, 2002 - 5:22pm
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The Zanesville Police Department has a suspect in custody for a robbery that occured at the National City Bank around nine this morning. A 50-year old Zanesville man is behind bars tonight. Police say after robbing the bank, the suspect fled on foot towards Bethesda Hospital where he stole a security vehicle. In a strange twist, police apprehended the suspect after he collided into a police cruiser near the intersection of Bell and Wabash.
October 2, 2002 - 3:22pm
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The Centers for Disease Control is recommending those under 18 years old to get their flu vaccinations this season. With the increase in demand, will there be enough vaccination to go around? According to the Muskingum County Health Department they will have a limited supply, 400 doses to be exact. At the end of this month the health departmet will offer the vaccination only to Muskingum County residents over 65 years old or to those with a chronic illness. On the other hand, the Rambo...
October 1, 2002 - 6:29pm
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Coshocton County jail is still dealing with the issue of overcrowding. The jail facility which was built to accomodate only 28 inmates houses an average of 60 men and women combined daily. To temporarily alleviate the overflow prisoners are sometimes taken to facilities in other counties. Since that practice is costing the county 65-dollars a day per inmate, a committee has been formed to find a more permanent financially sound solution. Currently the committee does have two solutions that...
October 1, 2002 - 6:23pm
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Kids America, a sports complex in Coshocton County, will host the first indoor 3-on-3 Gus Macker Tournament on October 26-th and 27-th. Proceeds from the tournament will help the 80-thousand square foot complex continue to provide programs to the Coshocton community. For more information on the Gus Macker Tournament you can visit WWW.KIDS-AMERICA.org or call (740)622-6657.
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