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April 22, 2005 - 12:07am
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Breaking news out of the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office, as what's been an ongoing search since June of 2004 nearly came to an end Wednesday night.

The search for a local drug trafficker went in a positive direction after almost ten months at a stand still.

However, just when they were close enough to bring this dealer in a second time, the office hit yet another snag in the case.

If you remember on March 11th of 2003, local resident Kevin Sands was arrested...
April 21, 2005 - 6:22pm
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A popular drug is off the streets thanks to the efforts of the Zanesville Police Department.


Yesterday, undercover officials nabbed Theresa Cox, who was attempting to sell about $1,000 worth of the drugs, or about 60 pills, when she was arrested.


Oxycotton, a medication used to treat pain, has become a popular drug in recent years. A drug Chief Lambes believes is too easy for dealers to get their hands on.


“It’s pretty common. You go to...
April 21, 2005 - 4:20pm
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The barricades are down along Main Street and workers are diligently working on the Nader’s Building.

The building was slated for demolition last month. That was until local artist; Alan Cottril decided to buy the property in an effort to revitalize the downtown.

Zanesville Downtown Association Manager, Dana Matz, is excited about the project. “Alan is going in and restoring the integrity of the building, his longtime plan is to restore the façade of the original 1875...
April 21, 2005 - 12:55pm
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This week is National Volunteer Week and Genesis Healthcare is honoring their volunteers this evening at its annual volunteer recognition celebration.
“Showers of Blessings”, is this years theme which will showcase the more than 800 people who donate their time and talents to the hospital.
Stephanie Neff, the director of volunteer services, is excited about tonight’s festivities. “Last year, our volunteers gave over 80,500 hours to Genesis, and without them a large number of our...
April 21, 2005 - 11:32am
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Local students and senior citizens spent today at a new hot lunch spot… as the Maysville Administration Center recently became home to the Foxfire Café.

The café is a training site for the students in the Multiple Disabilities Program, and is a joint effort between the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center and Maysville Local School District.

Lynn Dunn is the Special Services Coordinator at the MVESC, and she says the program creates a learning environment for the...
April 20, 2005 - 11:49pm
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We have an update in Monday's bank robbery incident, as the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office says it has developed a suspect in the robbery of the Zane Plaza Unizan Bank.

Sheriff Bob Stephenson says his detectives want to question Barry Poe for the robbery.

Poe, formerly of Columbus, is wanted for the robbery of The First Community Bank in Whitehall, near Columbus.

Investigators say Poe is known to drive a gold colored Honda Accord, a 1987 model with the...
April 20, 2005 - 6:08pm
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Residents at one Newark apartment complex are still in shock after a Monday night shooting.
Twenty-one-year-old Nigel Coffie, of Columbus, was visiting friends at the Concord Apartments Monday night, when things turned ugly.
Two other men, visiting the same residence, shot Coffie, and fled the scene.
After the shooting, the injured Coffie, staggered out of the house, searching for help.
He collapsed outside the home of Sheila Aekins and her mother, who tried to save the...
April 20, 2005 - 4:48pm
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After one hundred fifty years of service one local pottery factory will close its doors.

And as a result over sixty local residents will lose their jobs.

Over the past few months the production of pottery at Robinson Ransbottom in Roseville has slowly been winding down, and it finally came to a halt at the end of last week.

This happened after its parent company discovered opportunities with it's other businesses and decided to divest in Robinson Ransbottom....
April 20, 2005 - 4:35pm
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An award winning producer visited one local school today with a message he hopes will have an impact on students and will prevent childhood bullying.

Thomas Brown spent the greater part of his day at Holy Trinity School in Somerset, showing students his two new films aimed to teach children how harmful bullying can actually be.

Brown believes it is important for schools ton address bullying even if it is not a known problem.

"I applaud any school that says he...
April 20, 2005 - 1:19pm
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Over 850 students were forced to evacuate from two area schools this morning after a natural gas line leaked into the schools.

According to the Principal Les Richards from Grover, around 10:00 a.m. the Zanesville Fire Dept. called Grover Elementary and Wilson Elementary saying there was a problem. The schools immediately went into lock down, closing all doors and windows.

Minutes later, they ordered an evacuation. The students walked to the Manor just down the street...
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