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June 12, 2002 - 5:33am
4 years 45 weeks ago
It's official. The search is on for a new principal at Zanesville High School. You may remember when we first told you that Eric Ely was looking for a new job. He announced that earlier this spring. Well now it has happened. Ely has turned in his resignation to take a similar job in Dover, New Hampshire. The director of human resources for the school district, James Lear, says so far there have been over 15 inquiries, including two from within the district, for the job. Lear says a...
June 11, 2002 - 10:13pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
Muskingum County Detectives are investigating the possibility that a body found in the Muskingum River late Tuesday afternoon may be that of a missing Zanesville teen. According to the Morgan County Sheriff's office, they received a 9-1-1 call from a Stockport resident around 3:30 today reporting a body in the river. According to Morgan County, the body floated down the river and was lodged in the debris of a riverbank. The Sheriff's office says there are no signs of foul play and the body...
June 11, 2002 - 3:38pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
The body of a woman found in Morgan County has been identified as that of a missing Zanesville woman. According to Zanesville detective Ric Roush, the woman is identified as 34-year old Ronda Pennington. Pennington was last seen on December 18-th of last year at her Leonard Avenue home in Zanesville. On June 1st, campers who were trying to remove a sunken boat in the Muskingum River near Malta found the body lodged inside of a boat. Licking County autopsy reports ruled the cause of death as...
June 11, 2002 - 5:01am
4 years 45 weeks ago
A Nashport man is dead after a fatal accident on state route 60 north just before 8:30 Monday night. The Zanesville Highway Patrol says it involved three vehicles and happened three miles north of Zanesville. 46-year-old Timothy Brown, who was riding a motorcycle, was killed in the crash. Troopers say Brown was traveling north on 60 and two other vehicles were traveling south on 60. Investigators say 39-year-old Anthony Rose Jr. of Zanesville
slowed to turn into a private drive, while...
June 10, 2002 - 5:17pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
High temperatures and high humidity may make the weather feel more like one hundred plus degrees. This combination can be very miserable for humans and your pets. To keep you and your pet safe during the summer months you can exercise in early morning or later in the evening. Drink plenty of water, and keep you and your pet cool. For pets-give them shade, a dog box, and don't leave them in cars. For humans-keep air conditioner on or run fans. Take a jump in the pool. Doctors say that heat...
June 10, 2002 - 6:34am
4 years 45 weeks ago
Muskingum county sheriff's detectives and others are continuing to search for a missing area teenager. Last week Joseph Kennedy disappeared near the Mill Run Creek area. It happened on Wednesday June 5th. Local rescue crews have been searching the creek and around Kennedy's home. So far only one piece of clothing has been found. If you have any information that can help...call the Muskingum county sheriff's office.
June 10, 2002 - 5:46am
4 years 45 weeks ago
Authorities say a former Newark businessman was the leader of a group of 12 people involved in at least four house fires in Licking and Franklin counties between November 1998 and September 2000. Phillip Lee Godbolt was convicted last week in Licking county common pleas court after pleading no contest to 11 counts of arson, insurance fraud and racketeering related to the fires. He awaits sentencing. He has been in prison since 2000 on an unrelated count of drug trafficking.
June 10, 2002 - 5:43am
4 years 45 weeks ago
There is a boil order in effect in parts of Perry county. The Southern Perry County Water District has issued a boil order for customers in the Buckingham, Ohio area. This boil advisory remains in effect until further notice. No reason was given for the boil advisory. If you live in the Buckingham area you should boil your water for three minutes before consuming it.
June 10, 2002 - 5:38am
4 years 45 weeks ago
A weekend swimming accident remains under investigation. The Coshocton County Sheriff's department says around 2 Sunday afternoon deputies recieved a call from the manager of Forest Hill Lake and Campgrounds about a possible drowning in the swimming area of the lake. North and South Tuscarawas fire rescue teams were called to the scene. Scuba divers from the Walhonding Fire Department were able to locate the victim. He is identified as 19-year-old Steven L. Erb of the Millersburg area. The...
June 8, 2002 - 10:34pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
Saturday afternoon, the second annual Battle of the Bands was held at the Outback. It was put on by the Community Youth Foundation. Five bands comprised of high school students within Muskingum County took part in the battle. And while they may be playing against one another, the competition benefits the community by keeping kids off the streets. Between 150 and 200 high school students were in the audience of the battle to support their friends, and hear some great music. All proceeds...
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