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August 21, 2002 - 5:17pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A search warrant was issued for a Byesville home after illegal drugs were found outside of the Noble Correctional Instituition. According to an Ohio State Highway Patrol Investigator a search warrant was issued because they believe an illegal dug conveyance to at least one inmate was taking place. Ryan Chapman said in the search they found letters of correspondence between an inmate and a resident of Byesville, as well as packaging material for marijuana. The case is going to be taken to the...
August 21, 2002 - 12:39pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Many schools in the Whiz-TV viewing area won't return to classes for another week, but that's not the case with Zanesville parochial schools. Bishop Rosecrans High School was in session today, filled with new, old and eager students. Students say they don't mind the fluxuation in school schedules because in the end, they'll get out of school well before any of the schools that are currently on break. Principal Dave Morland says parochial schools strategically schedule thier calendars so their...
August 20, 2002 - 3:25pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
It was a call to the community to help a family deeply affected by tragedy. And the community did more than answer, as the all day fundraising event held at the Shoney's on Underwood featured celebrity servers from all over Zanesville. Everyone from the mayor, and county commissioners, to local firefighters took part in raising money to benefit the family 9 year old Michael Derwacter, who was shot and killed last month. The many expenses that the family is still dealing with has greatly...
August 20, 2002 - 12:19pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Zanesville Police Department continues to investigate a robbery that took place in the Maple Avenue Wal-Mart parking lot shortly after 8 p.m. last night. An elderly woman was sitting in an unlocked, running car when a man jumped in the driver's seat and drove away with the elderly passenger. The thief returned the woman unharmed. However, he demanded money from her before dropping her off in the parking lot. Police say people should never present opportunities for criminals, which means they...
August 20, 2002 - 12:15pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Crews worked until 3:30 a.m. to clear debris from the Tunnel Hill Road railway where a coal train jumped the track yesterday. Less than three hours later, crews from the Ohio Central Railroad were on site to repair the train tracks. OHCR representatives say more than 500 feet of railway needs to be rebuilt and they're working quickly to get the system back on track. Tunnel Hill Road should be open to the public by Wednesday morning, but the accident remains under investigation.
August 19, 2002 - 11:28pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department is looking for a male suspect who robbed an elderly woman in the parking lot of Wal-Mart on Maple Avenue. Just after 8 this evening, the police received a call that a male had entered the car of an elderly woman who was waiting for a family member that went into the store. The suspect drove off with the woman in the car and demanded money. When the woman gave him some money, he then drove back to the parking lot, jumped out of the car and fled on foot. The...
August 19, 2002 - 5:21pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
It was drives, chips and fundraising Monday at the Zanesville Country Club. More than 100 golfers took part in the 12th Annual Diosi Travel Golf Classic. Golfers participated in the 4-man scramble aimed at raising money for an important local organization, the Alfred S. Carr Center. This tournament will specifically support a program called "Kids on the Block," a puppet program designed to improve awareness of disabilities for younger children. Local businesses donated prizes for those who...
August 19, 2002 - 5:13pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Construction for the Dresden Energy Facility is running smoothly. The power plant is located off McGlade School Road in Muskingum County. The project will cost more than 3-million dollars to complete, but according to the director of the Port Authority, Larry Merry, the project is necessary to counter the growing demand of the electrical industry in our area. This plant is a gas-fired facility, meaning the invasion of pollution and noise is minimal. The power plant will create between 40 to...
August 19, 2002 - 2:43pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Ohio State Higway Patrol says it busted up a plan by a Noble county inmate and his wife to commit an armed robbery. Investigators say Noble Correctional Instituion inmate 30-year-old Shane Bowling and his wife, 34-year-old Kathryn Bigham, both of Lancaster, face multiple charges including conspiracy to commit armed robbery.
Detectives say the inmate was to be released July first, but when his wife came to pick him up, troopers searched her car. They found a ski mask, gloves,...
August 19, 2002 - 1:40pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Authorities continue to investigate the upheaval of five Ohio Central Railroad cars carrying loads of coal from the Buckingham Coal Company in Gloucster to the Oxford Mining Company on Tunnel Hill Road in Perry County. Witness Sandy Rosser says she watched from behind railroad gates as one car jumped the track and rose into the air, followed by sparks caused by metal friction. OHCR officials say they've never experienced anything like this on the railway along Tunnel Hill Road. Perry County EMA...
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