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April 27, 2005 - 5:22pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A Zanesville man was arraigned today on four charges including aggravated murder.

Prosecutor Michael Haddox says 30-year-old Kelly Carpenter plead not guilty to aggravated murder with a gun, attempted murder with a gun, felonious assault with a gun and two counts of having a weapons while under disability.

Police say on October 27th of 2001 a Columbus man was shot to death in the Canteen Bar in Zanesville.

Police accused Carpenter of that crime.

April 27, 2005 - 12:15pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
“Small steps, big rewards” is the motto at Maysville Elementary School today, as students from preschool up to 5th grade walk for diabetes.

The fundraising event provides health information for adults as well as the kids. Over 1,100 students took turns walking around the parking lot at Maysville today from 9 a.m. until 2:30 for the 2nd annual Walk For Diabetes.

Each student walked for 35 minutes after raising donations for diabetes research. Phys Ed teacher Brad Smith...
April 27, 2005 - 12:09pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Mayor Jack Fenton announced a replacement board member today for the Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority, after long-time member Charlie Deveny passed away in February.

At a press conference this morning, the mayor announced Bill Moore as the newest board member. Moore is the president and owner of Roseville Motor Express, Inc. with offices in Roseville, Columbus, Akron, Cleveland and Toledo.

Moore, originally from Crooksville, says his experience in industry will...
April 26, 2005 - 11:49pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A fire, what's believed to be electrical in nature, severely damages a local residence Tuesday evening.

The call came in around 8:30 on a structure fire at 329 Abbington Avenue in Zanesville.

According to Assistant Fire Chief, Craig Stemm, it was very difficult for crews to get to the flames.

The fire sparked between insulation in a bedroom and the home's flat roof. Crews had to take portions of the roof off, with a chainsaw to get to the hot spots.

April 26, 2005 - 4:25pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A local family is without their river cottage tonight after a fire ripped through their trailer.

Local fire officials rushed to the scene of a burning trailer located on North River Road in Dresden.

Fire Chief Carl Archer says, “Upon our arrival on scene most of the trailer was involved the owner had left here just a short period of time prior to the fire and there was nobody at home when the fire occurred.”

Thanks to a quick thinking neighbor, the Dresden Fire...
April 26, 2005 - 3:52pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Budget blues continue in Muskingum county, as local school officials encourage residents to vote yes on keeping kids first.

On March twenty ninth of two thousand three a bill was passed that cut the school systems over two point two million dollars.

That cut caused local schools to have a projected deficit in two thousand six of one point six million dollars.

School officials say that if the levy does not pass it will be detrimental to the local schools systems...
April 26, 2005 - 11:38am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Even though it may not look like it this week, spring is here and that means kids are spending more time on the playground.

This week is National Playground Safety Week. It serves as a reminder for parents to look down on the playground.

Every year, more than 200,000 kids are sent from the playground to the Emergency Room and about 70% of the time, it’s because of falling off equipment onto a hard surface.

Sandy Post is the Director of the Zanesville Day...
April 25, 2005 - 6:57pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Muskingum County Commissioners are implementing a new way to save money as they look towards 2006.

Along with receiving their paychecks on Friday all county employees also received a letter notifying them that health insurance claims for employees and their families will be limited.

As of June first all spouses of county employees must accept health insurance through their own employers if eligible.

County commissioner Don Madden says this will save a...
April 25, 2005 - 6:39pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Another local business supports the red cross by encouraging residents to come together for a good cause.

If you have not given blood since March first, National City Bank urges you to stop by the Maysville location tomorrow.

"At National city we like to get involved in our community and we understand that the american red cross is short on blood supply now, it's definatly needed in our community and we just want to show our support for that" says National City Bank Branch...
April 25, 2005 - 4:18pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A federal cut proposed by President Bush is not sitting well with one area organization.

The Muskingham County Behavioral Health Organization uses the money provided by the Federal Government each year to teach children, grades K-12 about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.

The money provided by the government averages about $100,000 dollars per year.

But that’s about to change. President Bush in his proposed budget for the next fiscal year plans to do away...
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