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September 27, 2006 - 2:23pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox today requested a special prosecutor be appointed to investigation some allegations.

Haddox says it is in connection with some county employment matters.

So, today Common Pleas Judge Mark Fleegle appointed Keith Plummer, a former Guernsey County prosecuting Attorney.

Haddox says he will not release the names of the targets of the investigation.

He said it would not be proper to discuss a pending...
September 27, 2006 - 12:46pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
It’s almost time for the annual jam at the landing, and organizers say this year has even more to offer.

This is the 5th year for the fundraiser, which takes place at Zane’s Landing on Market Street. 100% of the proceeds go to help the American Cancer Society.

“Our biggest goal is that we want people to know that the money that they support to the cancer society will come back and help our community here.”

Besides all the local bands and vendors, they’ve added...
September 27, 2006 - 11:25am
7 years 6 weeks ago
Almost 100 Maysville High School students join in a nationwide effort. “See you at the Pole” started in 1990 and has spread to all 50 states and more than 20 countries.

By 1998, more than 8 million students participated in the event. Organizers say they gather to pray for the school system and the nation.

Freshman Science teacher Adam King says he hopes the prayer helps students learn to have a backbone against the pressures of being teens. “It’s student led, it’s...
September 27, 2006 - 11:21am
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Zanesville legal community is mourning the loss of one of its members Wednesday with the passing of former Muskingum County Prosecutor and Common Pleas Court Judge Allen Wolfe.

Wolfe died early Wednesday morning at the age of 63.

On Friday Wolfe suffered a stroke and was taken to a Columbus hospital.

Wolfe served as county prosecutor for 15 years and sat on the bench from 1995 to 1999.

Those who worked with Wolfe say he will be missed.
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September 27, 2006 - 10:26am
7 years 6 weeks ago
Zanesville Police continue to investigate the shooting of a 16-year-old male on Lee Street. It all happened last night around 9:30pm.

Detective Randy Ritchason says the juvenile had friends over to his house and were playing in the backyard when the incident occurred.

Though it is still unknown how the accident happened.

The teen was treated at Bethesda Hospital for his injuries.

“He was released,” said Ritchason. “He was treated for injuries received...
September 26, 2006 - 8:04pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Fast food fans now have an improved place to head for a quick meal.


The McDonald’s on Maple Avenue in Zanesville held a grand re-opening this evening. The celebration kicked off at 5:00. It included free meals for VIPs and specials for other customers.


Regional Marketing Director Debbie Whittaker said customers will notice a double-lane drive through and a remodeled interior.


“They can actually come in and they’ll see a lounge with just...
September 26, 2006 - 8:00pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
It was a big day in the small Village of Granville. First Lady Laura Bush spoke at the Granville Inn to help garner support for 18th Congressional District Candidate Joy Padgett.


For Jasmine Lo’s full story, click “Watch Video” or read below.


It was standing room only, as close to 500 people packed under a tent outside the Granville Inn to hear Laura Bush’s remarks in support of Padgett.


Padgett said she believes the First Lady chose to...
September 26, 2006 - 7:50pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
As the First Lady rolled into town, so did several security forces, including the Columbus Bomb Squad, the State Highway Patrol, Licking County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Granville Police.


Granville’s chief, Steve Cartnal, said his department’s role was perimeter security and traffic control. He said an event like this takes lots of planning and preparations by
the Secret Service.


“They cover things like where is the nearest hospital, who’s the nearest...
September 26, 2006 - 11:29am
7 years 6 weeks ago
6.4 percent of Muskingum County is unemployed. That’s according to August figures released by the State of Ohio.

At the Holiday Inn in Zanesville job seekers came out in hopes of making that rate lower. Fourty-two venders were on hand and organizers hopes are high for the job hunters.

“We hope they gain employment,” said Julie Metzger job developer. “It’s a good time to put job seekers in with employers.”

One employer looking for hires is the Dollar General...
September 26, 2006 - 10:23am
7 years 6 weeks ago
They’re responsible for keeping kids safe, and the Muskingum County Children’s Services agency says the pilot program they’ve been hosting is helping them do that more than ever before.

Our county was chosen to kick-off the program, known as SACWIS, on August 7th. Now, almost two months later, Executive Director Dave Boyer says the kinks are working themselves out, and the child welfare computer system is almost ready to go statewide.

“Bottom line is, it’s going to go...
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