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August 29, 2001 - 5:35am
4 years 44 weeks ago
A murder trial in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court ended before it started Tuesday. A plea bargain was reached. 22-year-old Justin Allen Alexander plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter and a gun specification charge. Alexander was charged in the July 2000 murder of 31-year-old Jason Hunter. The guilty plea carries a maximum sentence of 13 years in prison. Judge Mark Fleegle then ordered a pre-sentence investigation. Assistant prosecutor Jim Workman said the motives for the murder were...
August 28, 2001 - 5:47pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
A masked male pulled a gun an robbed a clerk and a patron at a gas station early this morning. The armed robbery happened around 4:15am at the Duke and Duchess at 140 Pleasant Grove Road. The clerk and a patron were ordered to the floor, and the suspect ran away with money and belongings from both victims. The suspect is described as 6 feet tall, slender, and was wearing all black clothes including a mask. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Muskingum county Sheriff’s office at...
August 28, 2001 - 5:46pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
If you plan on eating hamburger for dinner, you better check the package. The E. Coli bacteria has been detected in ground beef that may have been sold at some Kroger Stores. Most of the E. Coli outbreaks, like this one are associated with fecal contaminated meats in slaughterhouses. The sell by date expired more than a week ago, so the meat shouldn’t be in shelves: but consumers are urged to check their freezers. To make sure your meat is safe, Kroger says consumers should check for a sell...
August 28, 2001 - 5:45pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
It’s time to start spending..the budgets for all political sub-divisions and local governments in Muskingum County have been approved and signed. At the county budget commission meeting this afternoon the members took action on the budgets, that were previously reviewed and okayed. The funds were allocated to 25 townships, 9 villages, the city of Zanesville, Muskingum County, the park district, Family and Children First, Mental Health, the Soil and water conservation district and the Health...
August 27, 2001 - 6:39am
4 years 44 weeks ago
Many students are heading back to classes all over the state of Ohio this week. And some of those students will be heading back to buildings with overcrowding problems. Half of the 30 school districts in Ohio that are opening or completing mainly state-funded buildings are already full of near capacity. Districts with concerns aobut space and the total cost of their projects include New Lexington in Perry County, Morgan Local in Morgan County and Maysville Local in Muskingum County.
August 27, 2001 - 6:15am
4 years 44 weeks ago
Congressman Bob Ney will be in Zanesville this week to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony. Ney will tour the new refrgeration facility at Mattingly Foods plant at 302 State street. The ceremony is set for this Wednesday at 9:45 AM.
The Congressman says Mattingly Foods has been a valuable part of the community since 1947 after Bob Mattingly purchased a small fish market. Now Mattingly Foods is a full service food distributor in a 17 state area.
August 27, 2001 - 6:00am
4 years 44 weeks ago
Muskingum County prosecutors are getting ready for a murder trial that starts this week. 22-year-old Justin Allen Alexander is accused in the July murder of 31-year-old Jason Hunter. Police say on the morning of July 21st they recieved reports of shots fired on Pine Street. When they arrived they found Hunter shot several times. Alexander surrendered that same day. The trial starts Tuesday in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court.
August 25, 2001 - 12:08pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Friday, county treasurer George Roll relinquished his duties as his successor Phillip Murphy was sworn in. Roll was appointed treasurer in 1983 when Vernon Crown died while in office. The new treasurer Phillip Murphy will begin his duties on September 3rd.
August 25, 2001 - 8:53am
4 years 44 weeks ago
A 23 year old Zanesville resident was arrested after a search of a Coshocton residence yielded more than 8-thousand dollars of cocaine. Corey Conethan was arrested at 1025 South Sixth Street Coshocton, where authorities siezed 35 grams of cocaine, marijuana, money and drug paraphernelia. Conethan was charged by a Coshocton grand jury Friday with first-dgree felony possesion of cocaine and two additional trafficking counts.
August 25, 2001 - 8:41am
4 years 44 weeks ago
Former Garfield Elementary School principal Bill Lee is running for the Cambridge Board of Education. Lee filed Thursday and will join friend Violet Cummings on the November ballot. Lee who is hoping to occupy one of the three vacant seats on the Board of Education, was suspended by the Cambridge Board of Education in May for allegedly paddling a boy and calling him a foul name. Lee said that he will campaign on three issues: corporal punishemnt, fair treatment and finding a new...
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