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June 14, 2002 - 4:49am
5 years 6 weeks ago
A Lancaster man could face up to six months in prison for taking police on a high speed chase. This week a Muskingum county grand jury indicted 25-year-old Robert Donahue of Lancaster on one count of felony fleeing and eluding, which carries a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison. According to Muskingum county prosecutor Mike Haddox, sheriff's deputies tried to pull over Donahue on June 5th to question him about a theft of a stone crock worth one-thousand dollars from an antique...
June 13, 2002 - 3:54pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Christ's Table in Downtown Zanesville is making improvements in its appearance with the help of the community. Christ's Table received two grants that they had to apply and be approved for. One grant was through Check Smart. The majority of the grant money was from the Taylor McHenry Fund at First National Bank. The grants helped place new floors inside the building. In addition to the floors, they received some help from the youth group at the First Christian Church in Dresden to replace a new...
June 13, 2002 - 3:48pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A new downtown association manager was introduced by the County Commissioner's office today. Dana Matz has a new job that will help local businesses survive and bring new growth to the downtown Zanesville area. Matz will be working for the Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce and try to beautify the present downtown area. Matz has already began making strides in his new career. He was pleased to announce that Zak's Restaurant has reopened and will start serving full-service meals tonight. Matz...
June 13, 2002 - 3:42pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A historical part of Zanesville is getting a face lift, and it all can be attributed to one man. Construction of a new patio area and walking trail has been announced for residents at the Abbot Home. Today, the Abbot Home Board of Trustees announced the dedication of the project to the motivator behind the renovations... Bob Butler. Butler was behind more than 600 thousand dollars of renovations at the Abbot Home during his time on the board. Butler dug the first patch of dirt in the ground...
June 13, 2002 - 5:07am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Fairfield county sheriff Dave Phalen says an electric company worker died Wednesday afternoon after he came into contact with a live power line. Wayne R. Lane, of Malta, was transferring electric lines from one utility pole to another when he was electrocuted. The sheriff's department does not know his age. Lane was working for New River Electric Corporation of Virginia at a highway interchange construction zone in Violet township, southeast of Columbus.
Witnesses tried to free him from...
June 13, 2002 - 4:50am
5 years 6 weeks ago
A Guernsey county judge has ruled there is enough evidence in an attempted murder case to present the case to a grand jury. 19-year-old Michael Morris appeared in court this week. Judge John Mark Nicholson denied Morris' attorney's request for the case to be dismissed. Nicholson says there's enough evidence to establish probable cause in the case. Morris is charged with two counts of attempted murder with gun specifications in the shootings of Rebecca
Lewers and Crystal Mccalla at the...
June 12, 2002 - 5:34pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The body found in the Muskingum River near Stockport has been identified as 16-year old Joseph Kennedy of Coal Run Road in Zanesville. Kennedy's body was recovered at approximately 3:33 PM Tuesday afternoon by the Morgan County Sheriff's Office. According to the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office, his body was positively identified through the clothing that he was wearing when he was last seen this past Wednesday. According to a preliminary autopsy report which was conducted in Licking County...
June 12, 2002 - 5:38am
5 years 6 weeks ago
If you use Dresden road in Muskingum county expect some delays. The Shelly and Sands company says it will be paving the road for the next three days starting today (Wednesday). The work will begin each day at 7 a.m. and will continue until around 5 p.m. The work should be done by Friday. Crews will maintain one lane of traffic, but you should expect delays.
June 12, 2002 - 5:33am
5 years 6 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
5 years 6 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...
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