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January 30, 2002 - 4:05pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Just when things were starting to look brighter in the community, tragedy strikes again. This time in the Zanesville City School System, and coming to grips with an event such as this one is tough, but counselors in the area say it can be done. James McDonald Director of the Muskingum Counseling Center commented on the recent events saying that Zanesville is a compassionate and supportive community and when tragedies like this take place the residents and citizens of the area always pull...
January 30, 2002 - 3:39pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
After this morning’s incident at the Zanesville City Schools bus Garage, classes were canceled for all students in the district.
Some students were at the school trying to get their minds off the tragedy and they gave us their thoughts.
Some thought the incident was scary and out of the ordinary for the school system. Student, Elizabeth Stubbins, a junior at Zanesville High School said Ron Melvin Senior, the shooter in the incident, was a nice man and said she was really surprised....
January 30, 2002 - 10:30am
4 years 44 weeks ago
It was a deadly start to the day at the Zanesville City School bus garage. Muskingum county sheriff's major Bryan Hoover says his department is investigating an attempted murder-suicide between a male worker and female bus driver. Hoover says around 6:30 this morning (Wednesday) the two employees were getting ready to work when the double shooting occurred. Hoover says the female bus driver was getting her bus ready for her route when the male shot her at least three times, and then turned the...
January 29, 2002 - 11:43pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Dorian Bass scored 15 points in John Glenn's 66-37 victory over New Lexington. Bass also eclipsed the 1000 point mark for his career. Bass joins Jay Burson, Zack Pauley, and Shaun McVickers as the only Muskies to score over 1000 points.
January 29, 2002 - 5:54pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
More answers into the fatal fire that claimed the life of a Zanesville woman. Investigators have determined the cause of the blaze as accidental. On Monday morning, 22-year old Junita Newell Harper was trapped in her upstairs apartment on Dryden Road. The duplex caught fire, and Harper called 9-1-1 to report the blaze, that unfortunately claimed her life. The Zanesviile Fire Department, Detectives, and the State Fire Marshall investigated the blaze. They have determined that it started in...
January 29, 2002 - 5:13pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Ohio Reads is a important mission of Govenor Taft – and today in the Northern Local School District, First Lady Hope Taft carried out her husband’s promise to Ohioans. At Glenford Elementary School, the first Lady of Ohio read the book, “The Great Kapok Tree” to a group of students. The students benefit from volunteers who work with them as a part of the Ohio Reads Program. The group of 41 volunteers, were recognized by the First Lady. Ohio reads tries to get community remembers involved in...
January 29, 2002 - 4:59pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
A Crooksville man charged with 10 counts of rape was sentenced in Morgan County Common Pleas Court. 37-year-old Donald Searles recieved 36-years and 11 months to life in prison. According to prosecutor Richard Welch, at the end of the 36-year sentence, the case will be reviewed and the court can decide to release Searles or keep him in prison longer. In December, a jury found Searles guilty on four counts of rape, four counts of sexual battery, one count of gross sexual imposition and one...
January 29, 2002 - 11:05am
4 years 44 weeks ago
Having fun to help kids is the goal of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Zanesville . The community organization held their kick-off breakfast at the Welcome Center this morning to get an important message out to local companies. The message is to get the community to work together in raising area children, and raising money to do that. This project is a little different this year, Big Brothers Big Sisters is encouraging companies in the community to challenge their employees to go out and raise...
January 28, 2002 - 5:26pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Muskingum county sheriff Bob Stephenson is recovering after hip replacement surgery at Genesis Health Care System in Zanesville on Friday. The sheriff says in recent weeks he's been walking with a cane and that the hip replacement was necessary after doctors had exhusted all other means of treatment. Stephenson says it's not something you look forward to, and you have concerns, but in this case it will improve his quality of life. The sheriff says it will take several weeks for his recovery...
January 28, 2002 - 5:12pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
There are only 10 like them in the state, and our area is hoping to secure one of them. What are we talking about? A 3-thousand dollar grant to help the Chandlersville water project. The Muskingum county commissioners are keeping their fingers crossed that they get this grant. Many communities apply for it only 10 will recieve the funding.
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