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March 4, 2003 - 12:38am
5 years 7 weeks ago
A new judge takes the seat in Muskingum County Court. Last week, Governor Bob Taft appointed Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor, Jay Vinsel as county court judge. Monday it became official as former County Court Judge, Jeffrey Hooper conducted Vinsel’s swearing in ceremony. Judge Vinsel says his new position will be familiar since he’s presented cases in the county court as an assistant prosecutor. Judge Vinsel replaces Judge Hooper who is now judge in the Muskingum County Common Pleas...
March 3, 2003 - 10:53pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Miraculously there were no injuries when a car overturned during an accident Monday on Linden Avenue and Taylor Street. Zanesville Police say a 17-year-old boy, with no drivers license, was driving in the alley next to Weavers Motorcycle, when he struck a tree and the car overturned. Officer Mike Brown says the teenager was driving a friend's car. The teenage was cited for failure to control and no operating license. No injuries were reported. The name of the driver will not be released...
March 3, 2003 - 10:48pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A car ride takes a wild turn into a house...now a 68-year-old Zanesville woman faces a driving citation. State Highway Patrol troopers cited Peggie Hayes for driving left of center. Troopers say Hayes miscalculated a turn and crashed into a home at 3135 Lookout Drive Sunday night. The Robert Sprague family was home at the time of the incident and was watching television in their living room. Troopers say Hayes was going at an excessive speed and misjudged a turn. She struck another vehicle...
March 3, 2003 - 4:23pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The state says it’s on track to meet its self-set March 31st deadline for paying back thousands of dollars in child support it improperly withheld from poor families. Counties have reviewed about 95 percent of the cases so far. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has returned about 14 million dollars so far to nearly 62-thousand former welfare recipients. That’s an average of 226 dollars per case. Counties found that money was not owed in about 35-thousand-700 other cases they...
March 3, 2003 - 4:00pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A Zanesville military support group is meeting tonight at a local church. Organizer Rose Oliver says the growing number of military personnel being deployed has touched many community members. The support group, which is open to the public, will be meeting in the basement of the First Assembly of God Church on the corner of Mcintire and Linden Avenue. Oliver says the group will enable member to discuss their feelings regarding their family and friends being deployed for the impending war...
March 3, 2003 - 1:01pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Perry township fire department is investigating an apartment fire today. It happened around 10:30 in the morning at Brookside Apartments on Brookside Drive off of state route 40 East. Fire officials at the scene had the fire contained in a short time but at least one person suffered some burns and smoke inhalation. No names have been released yet. There’s no word on what caused the blaze. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross was also on the scene to help the victims of the fire. Washington...
March 3, 2003 - 12:55pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The latest Ohio poll says Governor Bob Taft approval rating was lower last month than at any time in the four years he’s been Governor. The poll – conducted by the University of Cincinnati’s Institute for policy research – says 40 percent of the 843 adults it surveyed last month said they approved of the way Taft was handling his job. Forty-eight percent of those surveyed said they disapproved of the job he was doing. That’s an all-time high for disapproval for a governor since the poll...
March 2, 2003 - 9:29pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Ohio legislators are singing the budget blues as programs that receive state funding are feeling the crunch. The Senate Finance Committee is looking to close the budget’s seven-hundred and 20-million dollar deficit, without raising taxes. However, in order to balance the budget, officials are forced to make cuts to programs such as Medicaid and prescription drugs. State representative Nancy Hollister says Ohio is not the only state in the country with this problem. She states that cuts will...
March 2, 2003 - 8:41pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Ohio's first capital city Chillicothe threw the state a 200th birthday party Saturday...Streamers, balloons and fireworks floated over a crowd of about 4,000 who gathered in front of the Ross County Courthouse, built on the site of teh first capital. The city of 16,000 took part in the daylong celebration. Govenor Taft presided over the official reopening of Adena, Thomas Worthington's mansion overlooking the Scioto River Valley. Chillicothe served as Ohio's first capital from 1803 to 1810.
March 2, 2003 - 8:34pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
An arguement over the custody of two girls ends with the shooting of a Licking County man. According to Captain Rod Mitchell of the Licking County Sheriff's Office, 25-year-old Lanny Ellis of Newark, is accused of shooting his estranged wife's boyfriend 19-year-old Dustin S. Edwards, also of Newark, in the leg with a handgun. The incident occured around 6:30 Thursday evening in the driveway of Ellis' home on Hickman Road. Edwards showed up with Ellis' wife Samantha to drop off the estranged...
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