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January 13, 2006 - 4:43pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Area collectors are going nuts over wall-to-wall memorabilia they can comb through this weekend.


From dolls to model cars and a wide selection of sports cards there’s a little something for everyone at the Sports Card and Collectibles Show at the Colony Square Mall.


One booth owner says he has a variety of items, but there are some hot sellers this time of year.


“Football cards. Football memorabilia. Little NASCAR. Usually it goes by season...
January 13, 2006 - 4:32pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
When a child is missing or abducted every minute counts.


So State Highway Patrol troopers are handing out Amber Alert information cards to people across the state.


It’s National Amber Alert Awareness Day and they want to make sure that everyone knows how to respond to this emergency.


“A lot of people have heard about Amber Alert, but they’re not sure what to do if they have a tip. This card spells it out,” said Lt. David Lee of the Zanesville...
January 13, 2006 - 4:28pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
It was Muskingum County’s first murder of the year. A Zanesville man is dead and another is in police custody.


Muskingum County Sheriff Bob Stephenson says 61-year-old Kenneth Brown and 53-year-old Billy Dodson were arguing in their home on Maysville Pike in Fultonham.


Brown pulled a gun and shot Dodson in the head killing him.


Brown is charged with having a weapon under disability. A grand jury could determine more charges.


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January 13, 2006 - 6:43am
6 years 35 weeks ago
Authorities in Coshocton County say they’ve arrested a man in connection with the death of a puppy found with its feet and head wrapped in duct tape.

Adam Adkins, of West Lafayette, has been charged with animal cruelty.

The three month old mixed breed named Tiny Junior was found dead near West Lafayette in November.

Authorities say 27-year-old Adkins could face six months in jail and a one-thousand dollar fine.
January 13, 2006 - 5:55am
6 years 35 weeks ago
A Muskingum County Man is dead after a shooting Thursday night.

Sheriff’s detective Steve Welker says it happened just after 7:00 p.m. at 8815 Maysville Pike.

Welker says two adult males got into an argument and a fight started.

The detective says the suspect then grabbed a shotgun and shot the victim in the head, killing him.

The victim is only identified as a 53-year-old male from Muskingum County.

The suspect is a 61-year-old male...
January 13, 2006 - 5:01am
6 years 35 weeks ago
A warning today for area residents and their children…watch out for a sexual offender who may be lurking in our region.

The Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office says a registered sexual offender handed out business cards to boys and younger looking men at a wrestling tournament last weekend at Coshocton High School.

Sheriff’s deputies are getting the word out to parents. Students from Tri-Valley, Granville and Newark Catholic took part in the school event.

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January 12, 2006 - 5:06pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
In a tense meeting at the County Commissioners office today, a crowd of people came to discuss the annexation of 40 acres of land from Springfield Township to the Village of South Zanesville.


The property owners filed a petition in October of last year.


A lawyer representing the property owners says becoming a part of South Zanesville will allow the residents access to snow removal, police and fire protection. That’s among other services agreed to between the...
January 12, 2006 - 4:44pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
When sex offenders are on the prowl, a parent’s involvement can make all the difference.


Detective Roger Kelly from the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office says getting parents involved is the best way for a child or teen to protect themselves.


“I think that great when parents get involved right away,” Kelly said.


And he offers advice for kids if they get any business cards or other approaches from strangers.


“They need to show...
January 12, 2006 - 12:27pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Mother nature cannot decide what time of year it is. Wildly fluctuating weather patterns have confused, and could kill plants and animals across the country.


Agriculture agents say the record-breaking heat wave fooled numerous species into believing winter had already passed.


Agriculture expert Mark Mechling says we don’t need to worry…yet. “To date we have not had enough warm weather to get them out of that state of inactivity. However if conditions...
January 12, 2006 - 12:17pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Muskingum Family YMCA is holding its 17th Annual Women of Achievement recognition. The event honors women in the Muskingum County area who achieve different things through different means such as being a role model, or giving back to the community.

Craig Miracle, the executive director of the "Y" says these women are an important asset to the community and should be recognized for their accomplishments.

“On the same hand we have women out there that are doing...
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