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May 4, 2015 - 11:05am
2 weeks 4 days ago

The man convicted of the 1984 shooting death of a Guernsey County woman has his execution date set. 

The Ohio Supreme Court said John Stumpf is scheduled to die January 3 of 2018. He was convicted of shooting to death 54-year-old Mary Jane Stout. 

Prosecutors said on May 14 1984 Stumpf along with two other men were drinking near Washington, Pennsylvania when they decided to drive along Interstate 70. They pulled over in Guernsey County and Stumpf along with another man...

May 4, 2015 - 8:14am
2 weeks 4 days ago

The Zanesville Fire Department plans to flush hydrants on the east side of Maple Avenue on Tuesday, May 5.

Areas affected include Taylor Street north Winding Way, Dresden Road, Maple Tree Plaza and Walmart including all side streets. Flushing will be from 7:30am to 2:30pm.

Residents in these areas may experience discolored water and reduced pressure. It is advised to wait until after 4:00 PM, for the water to clear, before doing laundry.

May 4, 2015 - 6:14am
2 weeks 4 days ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation District 5 announced beginning Monday, State Route 93 in Muskingum County will be closed.

The road will close between the westbound exit and entrance ramps of I-70 and extend north approximately 1000 ft. The State Route 93 interchange ramps to and from I-70 westbound will remain closed during this time as well.

The road will close approximately seven days while crews work to complete a mine grouting project started last summer.

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May 4, 2015 - 4:24am
2 weeks 5 days ago

The Coshocton County Sheriff's Office is on the lookout for a man who robbed a fast food employee Monday morning. 

The Sheriff's Office said just before 2 a.m. a McDonald's employee was attempting to make a night deposit at the Chase Bank when a man brandished a knife and stole an undisclosed amount of money. 

The employee described the white male as being around 6'0 with a thin build wearing camo pants, a gray sweatshirt and green mask. Anyone with any information...

May 4, 2015 - 3:49am
2 weeks 5 days ago

Top stories for Monday, May 4, 2015:

Phone Scam Alert

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says some area people are getting phone calls saying they have failed to show up for Grand Jury duty and they must pay money to get out of trouble. Sheriff Lutz says his department never solicits money over the phone and the call is a scam.

Man Charged with 7th OVI

ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - The Ohio State Highway...

May 3, 2015 - 8:18pm
2 weeks 5 days ago

The community was out and about celebrating the nice weather Sunday.

We made a visit to Zane's Landing Park to talk to the community about the sunshine and warm air. The responses were unanimous.

"Stephanie: I absolutely love it. I wish it was like this a month ago. Anthony: It could stay like this till Christmas."

"Marianne: I really love this weather. I've been looking forward to it all winter. We've been outside most of the day playing with the kids, doing...

May 3, 2015 - 6:41pm
2 weeks 5 days ago

 Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz is warning area residents about a scam that is taking place.  Lutz says some area residents are getting phone calls saying they have failed to show up for Grand Jury duty and they must pay money to get out of trouble.  Lutz says his department never solitics money over the phone and the call is a scam. If you recieve a call like this you should call the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office and report it. 

May 3, 2015 - 4:13pm
2 weeks 5 days ago

 The Ohio State Highway Patrol has charged a man with his 7th OVI. 

According to the Highway Patrol, 40-year-old Scott D. Mautz of Zanesville was arrested at 12:49 a.m. Sunday after being stopped for a traffic violation. The case is being presented to the Muskingum County Prosecutor, pending further charges. 

May 2, 2015 - 9:48pm
2 weeks 4 days ago

The community gathered together Saturday to support and raise awareness about the dangers of bullying and its link to suicide.

For the very first time, No Bully Zone was held at the Eagles Club in Cambridge. Event Organizer Missie Watkins explained more about what guests could expect at the event.

"We have different things set up here. We have a Scentsy rep here, Origami Owl, we're having an auction, a Chinese auction, DJ. A dance team is going to be performing on bullying....

May 2, 2015 - 8:08pm
2 weeks 6 days ago

**UPDATE 9:27 p.m.**

A car slammed into a house at 2036 Old Adamsville Road Saturday evening.

We spoke to Trooper Troy Hale of the Ohio State Highway Patrol who stated a white pick up truck was heading westbound on Old Adamsville Road before it went off the right side of the roadway, then the left side, striking a utility pole and then a house, ultimately overturning. Hale says the driver was 23 year old Nathan J. Lee from Norwich Ohio and was cited with OVI and...

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