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July 10, 2002 - 5:02am
5 years 4 weeks ago
The investigation is underway into an apparent drowning of a Cambridge woman in Seneca lake. The body of Gina Rose was found Friday off state route 313 less than two miles west of state route 147. Rangers who were searching the lake by boat found the body in the shallow waters of a cove. Rangers say there are no signs of foul play and it looks as if this was a drowning accident. An autopsy is being conducted at the Stark county cororner's office. Both Seneca lake rangers and the Noble...
July 10, 2002 - 4:56am
5 years 4 weeks ago
A man accused of sleeping with his 15-year-old step daughter and getting her pregnant changed his plea to guilty in Muskingum county common pleas court. According to Muskingum county prosecutor MIke Haddox, Rbert Branell of Hopewell was charged with sexual battery in January of this year for allegedly engaging in sexual conduct with his step daughter. Originally the 44-year-old pleaded not guilty to the third degree felony charge. However, after the stepdaughter became pregnant and had the...
July 9, 2002 - 5:19pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
The recent hot and humid weather conditions is taking a toll on our area's water supply. Since we have not had a lot of rainy weather over the past two months, the Zanesville Water Works is asking residents to help protect the current water supply. Until we come out of the current dry spell, there are a couple of things that Muskingum County residents can do to avoid a mandatory water conservation notice. Zanesville Water Works Superintendent Bob Pletcher suggest simple things like watering...
July 9, 2002 - 5:32am
5 years 4 weeks ago
The Zanesville City school board has named the next principal at Zanesville High School. At its meeting on Tuesday the board announced that veteran Kenneth Wilson will become the new leader at Z-H-S. Superintendent
Mike Pockl says Wilson has been the assistant at the high school for 15 years. He was given a two year contract. The board also announced that Angela Maxey will be a new elementary principal. Maxey comes from the Columbus City School district.
July 9, 2002 - 5:23am
5 years 4 weeks ago
A man charged with two counts of attempted murder is found competent to stand trial. Muskingum county prosecutor Mike Haddox says Judge Butch Zwelling found 21-year-old David Wion of Frazeysburg competent after a report submitted by Physchologist Kristen Lekay Haskins. The report said Wion was capable of understanding the nature and objective of the trial and was able to assist his attorney. Wion's attorney had asked for the competency hearing back in April. Wion is accused of stabbing...
July 9, 2002 - 5:17am
5 years 4 weeks ago
A 37-year-old Zanesville man was sentenced to three years in prison for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. According to Muskingum county prosecutor Mike Haddox, the incident between Harry Joe Davis and a 15-year-old female relative occured in September of 2001. Davis had pleaded guilty to the 3rd degree felony charge in May of this year.
July 8, 2002 - 4:53pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency is working hard to mnake sure that they can handle catastrophic situations. Earlier this morning the agency met with the county commissioners to give them an update on the progress that they are making in buidling an all hazard response unit. HAZ-MAT Coordinator Gene Hanning feels that they are now better able to serve the residents of Muskingum County.
July 8, 2002 - 11:49am
5 years 4 weeks ago
Governor Taft says a proposed drug initiative will hurt the state's war on drugs. Taft says the proposal to send first-time, nonviolent drug offenders to treatment instead of prison is flawed, full of loopholes and dangerous. He says it will create a revolving door of treatment where addicts can escape their responsibilities. Taft, his wife, Hope, Toledo mayor Jack Ford and other opponents of the initiative plan began their official campaign today to defeat the proposed constitutional...
July 8, 2002 - 5:01am
5 years 4 weeks ago
The Muskingum county sheriff's office has issued information on this week's most wanted suspect. Investigators are looking for Bambi Brooke Winland. Winland is charged with escape, a probation violation and driving under suspention. Her last known address is Bluff street in Zanesville. She is described as five-feet five inches tall, 113 pounds, brown hair and green eyes. If you know the whereabouts of Winland contact the Muskingum county sheriff's department.
July 8, 2002 - 4:53am
5 years 4 weeks ago
The investigation continues into a weekend bank robbery in Zanesville. It happened at the National City Bank branch on Maple avenue Saturday morning around 11 O'clock. Detectives say three males entered the bank and demanded cash from a teller. After getting an undisclosed amount of cash, the three suspects fled on foot. The three suspects remain on the loose. One suspect is described as a white male, around six feet tall, average build, with dark hair. He was wearing sunglasses, a khaki-...
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