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July 11, 2002 - 5:00am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Two Zanesville men are facing drug charges. Muskingum county assistant prosecutor Jim Workman says that Theophilus Niles Jr. and Perry Tuesday were back in court on Wednesday. The two men are charged with one count of possession of cocaine and one count of possession of marijuana. Both men pleaded not guilty to the charges. The cocaine charge includes specifications of major drug offender. Workman says the two are accused of having possession of cocaine in excess of one-thousand grams....
July 10, 2002 - 5:16pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A local man was able to escape an early morning fire at his home on Wabash Avenue unharmed. The Zanesville Fire Department received the call from the dispatcher around 4:30AM. The fire, which was located at 704 Wabash Avenue directly across the street from the fire department, had fully engulfed one section of the home. Luckily, the fire only destroyed the living room area of the house. This gave occupant, Ron Valentine the chance to escape what potentially could have been a deadly blaze....
July 10, 2002 - 5:19am
5 years 6 weeks ago
A boil advisory continues this morning (wednesday) in Morgan county. Residents of McConnelsville and customers of the Morgan-Meigsville rural water system are advised to boil their drinking water. The boil alert was issued on Tuesday after a water main break in the village of McConnelsville. It remains in effect until further notice.
There is also a boil advisory in Cambridge. The cause of the advisory is also a water main break which occured early Monday morning on Byesville road...
July 10, 2002 - 5:14am
5 years 6 weeks ago
A Canton man accused of attempted murder was arraigned in Guernsey county common pleas court this week. 19-year-old Mike Morris is accused of shooting two girls at the Bucket Hill campground near Cambridge last month. Morris is charged with four counts of attempted murder with firearm specifications. He'll be back in court for a pre-trial hearing soon.
July 10, 2002 - 5:02am
5 years 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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.
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