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August 2, 2002 - 11:00am
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A standoff on interstate-71 has ended. Franklin county sheriff's detective Steve Martin says a former Columbus police officer who held dozens of state troopers at bay for several hours has been shot and wounded. Reports say a man was loaded into an ambulance after the shooting. A man was spotted jumping out of the S-U-V where he was holed up. He jumped the guard rail and ran into a wooded area next to the highway. Authorities have identified the man as Hermando Harton. Harton's wife, 27-...
August 2, 2002 - 9:19am
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The State Highway Patrol says its going to hold a sobriety checkpoint in our area this weekend. Lt. Barry Donley says the Zanesville Post is working with the Coshocton county sheriff's office to set up a checkpoint in Coshocton county on Saturday. Lt. Donley says officers will be conducting a roadside check of drivers for alcohol and drug impairment. The exact location of the Coshocton county checkpoint will be announced Saturday morning.
August 1, 2002 - 10:45pm
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The Perry County Sheriff's Department spent all of Thursday night looking for an escaped suspect, Jeremy McCord. WHIZ does know the search included the Junction City Area - however, it was called off Thursday night after search dogs could no longer locate a scent. Authorities don't believe McCord is still in the area, but they are resuming their search Friday morning. McCord was in court on Thursday - However, the Sheriff's department is not releasing the nature of his court appearance....
August 1, 2002 - 3:35pm
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One of the hardest adjustments for military personnel stationed in Afganistan is losing the comforts of home. To help make their service a little easier the American Red Cross plans to send candy, music, books, board games, and other items to help pass the time. Any donations can be dropped off at the Muskingum Valley American Red Cross on Thursdays from 9:00 to 3:00 p.m. starting on August 8.
August 1, 2002 - 3:12pm
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If your children need shots before returning to school this year, McDonald's resturants can help. On August 6, the McDonald's Resturant on Maysville Pike will offer a free immunization clinic for children of school ages from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Students requiring vaccinations should bring their immunization records to the clinic. On August 22, the north McDonald's on Maple Avenue will hold another free clinic also from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
August 1, 2002 - 3:08pm
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As the new school year approaches, extra efforts are being made to ensure that all students have the supplies they need. McDonald's Resturants and the Muskingum County Children Services are working together to distribute supplies to around 80 students in foster care. Starting on Sunday, August 4, five Zanesville McDonald's locations will be collecting school supplies such as pens, pencils, and paper. Donations will be accepted through August 18 and will be distributed to the students before...
August 1, 2002 - 12:28pm
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Six companies requested information to bid for a chance to build the new roof for the Muskingum Country Jail, but in the end only three companies submitted bids. Saup Hartley, K & W Roof and Merriam Roof all submitted bids in the neighborhood of $90,000. Traditionally, the lowest bid is taken, but county commissioners say they will advise engineers and other city officials before making the final decision. The new roof is expected to cover the jail for the next 20 to 25 years.
August 1, 2002 - 12:24pm
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North Terrace Church of Christ congregation members believe in sharing the wealth and they plan to put that conviction to use for anyone who needs it. The Free Giveaway Outreach Project planned by the church for this Saturday will help get necessities to area people in need. Minister Bill Meaige says everything and anything will be accepted and given away. From 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., people are allowed to take five items from the array of available goods at the church. Then, once 2 p.m. rolls...
July 31, 2002 - 3:25pm
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Two men accused of robbing the National City Bank in Zanesvillle on July 6th were in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court today. 22-year-old Allen Wears and 36-year-old Duane Hess Junior, both of Mount Vernon were arraigned on one count of aggravated robbery and one count of theft. The two entered pleas of not guilty and are being held on $250,000 bond. Last week, Terry Wilkinson and Earl Campbell, the other two suspects in the robbery case, also pleaded not guilty.
July 31, 2002 - 2:27pm
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The state's Education Department admits a mistake made earlier this month. The department identified 415 low-performing schools across Ohio where parents have the option of moving their children to better schools. Actually, there are only 212 of the poor schools. The mistake is said to have been caused by a computer-programming error. Hazelwood Elementary, Maholm Elementary, North Elementary and Etna Elementary in Licking County, Perry Elementary, Rufus Putnam Community and Wilson Elementary...
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