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May 17, 2005 - 11:47pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Officials with the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office began their search for a local man early Tuesday evening after being contacted by family members that their loved one was missing.

Search efforts were called off for the night around 9 p.m. and the whereabouts of the Linden Avenue resident, believed to have drowned in the Muskingum River, remain in question.

Zanesville Fire officials, Falls Township Fire Department, Tri-County Dive and Rescue Team, and United K-9 are...
May 17, 2005 - 4:34pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The call goes out to the public tonight as 3 people were found dead in Newark and police are left looking for clues.

A 911 hang up last night around 11:30 led Newark Police officers to a gruesome crime scene.

“They discovered a good deal of blood and 3 adults that appeared to have been shot,” says Newark Police Captain Al Zellner.

The victims are identified as 21 year old Misty Butts, 22 year old James Nelms and 48 year old John Boyce.

Their bodies...
May 17, 2005 - 1:50pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A building collapse at the Muskingum County fairgrounds Tuesday morning sent four men to the hospital.

The future “Veteran’s Hall” at the fairgrounds may now be facing some setbacks, after the structure collapsed around 9:30 a.m.

There were four men working on it when it came crashing down and all were sent to the hospital, but have since been released.

Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy has more on why the structure fell. “Workers here at this location had...
May 17, 2005 - 6:06am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Breaking news out of Newark this morning, as three people have been found dead in a house on Newark’s east side.

Police responded to a report of shots fired on East Main Street Monday night around 11:30 p.m. They found one woman and two men dead, but won’t say how they were killed.

Neighbors say they didn’t hear any shots, but a 9-1-1 call made from the home says otherwise.

Newark police also found kids in the house unharmed, who are now said to be staying with...
May 16, 2005 - 3:39pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
It’s the fastest growing crime in America and you could be the next victim without even knowing it. If you don’t think its real, just ask Ron Bucci whose identity was stolen 12 years ago.

“I had been married in Colorado, I owed child support, medical bills in Iowa, and I was being sued in Virginia and I had been to none of those places whatsoever,” says Bucci.

He says he and his wife spent hours clearing his name with a credit bureau. But six years later when applying for...
May 16, 2005 - 3:22pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Mail carriers got quite a workout this weekend during the 13th annual food drive.

Each year, mail carriers from around Muskingham County team up with Operation Hunger to help raise food to help those less fortunate.

This year’s results surprised some mail workers at the McIntire Post Office. According to mail worker Bill Irving, “Last year we collected 22,000 pounds of food, this year we collected more than twenty-four thousand pounds, and we think by the end, we’ll have...
May 16, 2005 - 3:06pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
It was a cool day for the annual Southeastern Med Center golf fundraiser at Cambridge Country Club.

Today’s event is helping to raise money to help Southeastern Med maintain the latest technology and equipment.

According to Don Huston, Southeastern Med’s Vice President of Marketing, keeping good healthcare closer to home is extremely important. “We all want quality healthcare right here close to home to save people trips to the city.”

More than one hundred...
May 16, 2005 - 2:06pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
For the first time ever, Muskingum County was chosen to host the annual “Ohio County Commissioners Days” and “The Wilds” is the chosen spot.

This event brings county commissioners from all over the state of Ohio to our area. They will have the chance to tour local facilities during the day and visit the Wilds at night. Kelly Ashby with the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce explains all the commissioners will get to see.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for the...
May 16, 2005 - 12:47pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A new project set for Muskingum county will bring 100 new jobs along with it, as plans for a “Family Y” are finally underway for Zanesville.

Executive Director Craig Miracle says that, until now, they had trouble finding a location for the new facility.

Miracle says the Y, Zane State, and Ohio University-Zanesville are currently in the planning stages, as the new location will be on campus behind Littick Hall. He has high hopes for the new facility.

“As many...
May 15, 2005 - 11:41pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Men and women across the United States take pride in American soldiers everyday, but it feels good to know that residents right here in Muskingum county are well known for their support.

Local army recruiters say whenever they hold an event to honor soldiers and their families they receive an overwhelming amount of support from the community.

Father of army reservist William Bryan attended a dinner he felt was intended to ease any concerns a parent might have of their...
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