A Zanesville news reporter changes her plea in drug charges against her. Kathy Thompson, of the Zanesville Times Recorder, is facing 28 counts of deception to obtain dangerous drugs. Monday in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court she changed her plea from not guilty to guilty on the 28 counts against her. Thompson was granted intervention in lieu of conviction and ordered to receive counseling and treatment at the Eastern Ohio Correctional Facility. Common Pleas Judge Butch Zwelling also ordered Thompson to a one year probationary hearing upon completion of her treatment.