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January 28, 2003 - 6:40am
5 years 7 weeks ago
We have a follow up report to an apartment fire from early Monday morning in Muskingum county. A local woman was treated and released from the hospital for smoke inhalation. Her name was not released. Fire fighters believe an electrical problem may be to blame in the blaze at 631 Orchard Hill road. It was a two-unit apartment complex. The other occupant, Anna Coles, was able to escape without injury. Both apartment suffered moderate damage according to fire officials. The Muskingum Valley...
January 28, 2003 - 6:30am
5 years 7 weeks ago
A Zanesville man faces up to six and a half years in prison in connection with a high- speed chase. Jay Suttles pleaded guilty to one county of felony fleeing and eluding, one count possession of crack cocaine and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of driving under suspension. Suttles was arrested November 29th after taking Zanesville police and the highway patrol on a car chase that started on Luck avenue in Zanesville and ended on state route 146 and Clay Pike. A...
January 28, 2003 - 6:25am
5 years 7 weeks ago
Muskingum county commissioners are considering an annexation request from a mobile home park. Representatives from Eagle Oaks Incorporated and attorneys from the law firm Kincaid, Taylor and Geyer met with commissioners to talk about the issue. Once the annexation is complete into South Zanesville, residents will no longer have to be responsible for water and sewage billing and residents will get a financial break. Eagle Oaks attorney Jon Woodward says the move will eliminate a huge...
January 28, 2003 - 6:19am
5 years 7 weeks ago
Zanesville city council rejects a fact-finding report pertaining to the city’s fire fighters contract and benefit increases. Council first addressed the report at the last council meeting and Monday night voted to reject the report submitted to the city on January 23rd. Budget and Finance director Dale Raines says that the report suggested paying the fire fighters 120-thousand dollars of holiday pay. That is the figure that the city does not agree with. A second figure, a wage increase of...
January 28, 2003 - 6:18am
5 years 7 weeks ago
An investigation is underway into the discovery of a dead body in Licking county. Licking county sheriff’s deputies says they were looking for a missing person last night and found a frozen body in a ditch on Rocky Fork road off of state route 79 around 8 p.m. Investigators know the name of the victim but have not yet released it. His family must be informed first. No foul play is suspected. The Licking county coroner is going to perform an autopsy on the body.
January 27, 2003 - 6:42am
5 years 7 weeks ago
Do you feel lucky? The Ohio Super Lotto jackpot is in the double-digits again, growing to 10 million dollars for its next drawing on Wednesday. There were not big winners in the Saturday nine million-dollar drawing. There also was no winner of the 100-thousand dollar top prize in the kicker game.
January 27, 2003 - 6:33am
5 years 7 weeks ago
Governor Bob Taft called for a new committee in his state of the state speech last week to study ways to fix how the state pays for education. If the panel recommends a plan that becomes law, it will succeed where two governors had dozens of lawmakers have failed. Taft wants his blue ribbon task force on financing student success to come up with a predictable, affordable and effective system. The Ohio Supreme Court has declared the school funding system unconstitutional three times, most...
January 27, 2003 - 6:26am
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum county sheriff’s office has issued details on this week’s most wanted suspect. Deputies are looking for Virginia Jones. Jones is being charged with three counts of drug trafficking and two counts of possession of drugs. Her last known address is Greenwood avenue in Zanesville. She is described as having red hair and blue eyes, stands around 5-feet 9-inches tall and weighs around 130 pounds. If you have any information on Jones’ whereabouts contact the Muskingum county sheriff...
January 27, 2003 - 6:20am
5 years 7 weeks ago
It’s been a snowy winter this year and Sunday’s blast of the white stuff is causing some travel problems and school closings and delays in parts of Southeastern Ohio. Local law enforcement officials say three area counties are under level-one snow emergencies.
That means roads are hazardous and you should drive carefully. The counties included on that list are Muskingum Coshocton and Noble. It’s likely the emergency designation will remain in effort for most of the morning and into early...
January 27, 2003 - 6:13am
5 years 7 weeks ago
Two Muskingum county families are homeless this morning after a fire burned their apartment complex. Falls township fire investigators say it happened at 631 Orchard Hill road around 12:30 a.m. It was a two family unit. One person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. That person’s name was not released. Falls township fire officials had five trucks at the scene and were assisted by the Zanesville fire department. There were 35 firefighters in all. The apartment complex...
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