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December 26, 2002 - 9:20am
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It was an extra special Christmas for at least one Zanesville area family. Wednesday the Secrest family gathered for the first of baby Cayton. The child came into the world weighing 6 pounds 13 ounces at Bethesda hospital. Father Tad Secrest told Whiz news that he had a hard time putting in words the way he is feeling. Mom and baby are doing fine today. Bethesda hospital officials say over 15 hundred babies are born each year at the hospital.
December 24, 2002 - 6:32am
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It’s four year behind bars for a Zanesville man charged with robbing a local store. Monday Muskingum county common pleas judge Mark Fleegle sentenced 33-year-old Courtney Carnes on one count of aggravated robbery. Carnes was arrested after robbing the R-and-K Drive Thru on September 14th and threatening employees with a knife.
December 24, 2002 - 6:27am
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Since March, Jobless Ohioans have been able to apply for an extra 13 weeks of unemployment compensation after their usual 26-week eligibility runs out. But those extensions are paid for by a federal economic stimulus package that ends on Saturday. Today the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services told people to keep applying for the extended benefits. That way, if congress continues the program, the department can issue the checks faster. People won’t receive payments after this week...
December 24, 2002 - 6:23am
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It was a big day Monday at the Salvation Army. It was toy distribution day. The organization works hard to make this special event work. Major Les Walter says his crews work all year long to make sure all kids in the area have a happy Christmas. The Salvation Army collected the gifts for children of all ages through a series of toy drives.
December 24, 2002 - 6:18am
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The Smithsonian Institution is going to make a stop in Zanesville. Next year the Muskingum county library system is bringing the institution to town. The exhibit is titled “Yesterday’s Tomorrows” and includes a history of downtowns all across the country. Library official Blair Tom says even though the exhibit is 11 months away, the library will host programs in conjunction with the exhibit throughout the year, including a look back at Zanesville and how its developed over the years. The...
December 24, 2002 - 6:11am
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Muskingum county common pleas judge Butch Zwelling sentenced two Zanesville residents to prison Monday on drug trafficking charges. 42-year-old Charles Curtis of Zanesville was sentenced to 11 months on two counts of trafficking crack cocaine. 20-year-old Mary Ann Holbert of Zanesville was sentenced to 10 months of one count of trafficking crack cocaine. The two were arrested on Separate occasions after selling to confidential informants working with the Zanesville police department drug...
December 24, 2002 - 6:03am
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A Zanesville mother who lost her daughter to a fatal car accident makes a plea to area drivers. Donna Barker’s daughter, 29-year-old Pamela Roberts lost her life when she was hit by a car on Linden avenue. Knowing that Linden is a busy street and has been the site of numerous accidents Barker just wants to remind motorist to use extra caution. The fatal accident happened in September of this year.
December 23, 2002 - 1:46pm
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Muskingum County Commissioners are still trying to figure out if they could get two needed items for the price of one project. Commissioners met with Starlight School administrators today, to open bids for constructing a new bus that can hold up to 54 passengers. But instead of receiving several bids by companies offering to construct the entire bus, they received two, separate offers. OBS, Inc. was willing to work with a trade-in allowance, so their construction of a body would cost $18,464....
December 23, 2002 - 10:01am
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The Muskingum county sheriff’s office has issued information on this week’s most wanted suspect. He is Stephen Elsworth Bates. Bates is charged with failure to comply with a court order for child support. His last known address is the Maysville Pike in Zanesville. He is described as having brown hair with hazel eyes, weighs about 175 pounds and stands 5-feet 6-inches tall. If you have any information on his whereabouts contact the Muskingum county sheriff’s office.
December 22, 2002 - 5:54pm
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What started out as a simple gift, turned into a huge collection. Santas, Sanatas, and more Santas.....Over 700 of them fill Mr. and Mrs. Truex home in Zanesville. For over fifteen years Glenna has been collecting the dolls from all over the world, and she says no two are alike. Every year her, and her husband unpack several hundred boxes filled with Santas, each ranging in size from one-inch to eight-feet tall. It takes them six weeks just to get all of them up, and running. For the past five...
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