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May 23, 2002 - 5:31am
5 years 7 weeks ago
A Muskingum county grand jury has indicted a Zanesville woman for allegedly striking a police officer. Zanesville police detective Rick Roush says the suspect hit officer Rick Omen on the head with her cell phone. Roush says the woman got angry when Omen tried to impound her vehicle at her home. The incident happened on May 14th. The suspect, who's name is not availble, is being held in the Zanesville City jail.
May 23, 2002 - 5:26am
5 years 7 weeks ago
It's the first holiday of the summer season...and if you are planning on traveling this Memorial Day weekend...the highway patrol says it will be out in full force as will all law enforcment officers. This weekend thousands of motorists will hit the road and many of them will forget to buckle up. That's why law enforcement in Southeastern Ohio met Wednesday to discuss a seatbelt campaign called 'What's holding you back'. The highway patrol says anyone caught not wearing their belts will be...
May 23, 2002 - 5:24am
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is helping a Perry countyfamily recover from a devastating fire. The fire happend Wednesday afternoon at a home located at 4845 township road 162 in New Lexington. The home is owned by Robert and Stephanie Howard and their two children. Although the fire was contained to the bedroom area, there is smoke damage throughout the rest of the house. No injuries were reported.
May 23, 2002 - 5:10am
5 years 7 weeks ago
The investigation into the death of a Perry county child is being re-opened. Presecutor Joe Flautt says six years ago 4-year-old Brandi Marie Conley allegedly fell down a flight of stairs. Flautt says the case has never really been closed, but now it will be re-examined. The Columbus Dispatch says doctors examined Conley's body and determined
she was beaten. The final autopsy report ruled Conley's death a homicide and a case of child abuse. Still Flautt says he doubts that enough...
May 23, 2002 - 4:57am
5 years 7 weeks ago
The verdict is in for a local 35-year-old woman charged with involuntry manslaughter. After three hours of deliberation a Muskingum county jury returned a verdict of not guilty on the county of involuntary manglaughter with a gun specification for Dawn Martin of Newark. However, the jury did find Martin guilty of unlawful possession of a dangerous ordinance. Martin was accused of shooting her live-in boyfriend, 63-year-old James Breneman, about 10 hours after a domestic dispute in their home...
May 21, 2002 - 3:21pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Frequently, awards are given to students with the highest G.P.A., best athletic ability, or most community service work. Tuesday afternoon, the Rotary Club of Zanesville recognized students for their accomplishments during life. The award is known as the Phoenix Award. It is given to students who have fought adversity in thier lives, and have overcome every difficulty they faced along the way. The students were nominated by their advisors from each of the 7 area high schools. Each of the...
May 21, 2002 - 3:15pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
More than 150 seniors were at the Zanesville Senior Center Tuesday afternoon to celebrate...themselves! Tuesday was "Senior Citizen's Day," part of "Older Americans Month," during May. The Senior Center put on a day of fun, including Bingo, Wheel of Fortune, lunch, and entertainment. Mayor Jack Fenton, County Commissioners Madden and Montgomery, and numerous representatives from area agencies congratulated and thanked the seniors for all they do. And the seniors...they loved every minute of...
May 21, 2002 - 3:06pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Chimney sweeping got a new name Tuesday morning, as thousands of birds were forced out of the smoke stack at the Zanesville Day Nursery. Carbon monoxide detectors called firefighters to the daycare. Columbia Gas also arrived and checked for gas leaks. No problems were found, except for lots of feathered friends. After the birds had been driven out, the chimney was capped to prevent future problems. A more permanent structure will be placed on the chimney in the near future. No one was...
May 21, 2002 - 5:14am
5 years 7 weeks ago
An area man gets probation after being convicted of an internet scam. Muskingum county prosecutor Mike Haddox says after selling merchandise on E-Bay, collecting money and never delivering the goods, a Zanesville man was sentenced to three years probation. 24-year-old Scott Woods, pleaded guilty to telecommunications fraud. Ten victims from across the country bought items from woods such as video games and morgan silver dollars. However, after sending money and never recieving their...
May 21, 2002 - 5:07am
5 years 7 weeks ago
There's another delay for the Y-Bridge renovation project. The Ohio Department Of Transporation has given contractors an extension to complete the Y-Bridge project. Zanesville Public Service director Mike Simms says weather is being blamed for the delay. Simms say the wet spring has caused problems for the contractors. The main portion of the bridge, from main street to the center is expected to be open by June 8th. The overall completion date is now scheduled for July 4th.
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