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September 2, 2004 - 5:20am
5 years 41 weeks ago
A strange smell in a Licking County village turned in an evacuation overnight.

The Licking County Sheriff’s department says almost 20 Marne residents were forced from their homes around 9:00 last night by an unknown odor.

Investigators are on the scene this morning at 12-438 Marne Road at a mobile home park.

They are investigating the source of a strong smell of ammonia.

No injuries were reported. More details are expected to be released later...
September 1, 2004 - 9:49pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
An American Red Cross chapter that serves five counties in Ohio and West Virginia has given up its charter so it can concentrate on fundraising.

The Western West Virginia Chapter is based in Huntington and will continue to provide services and programs at its offices in Cabell and Mason counties in West Virginia and in Lawrence County in Ohio.

A Charleston-based chapter will assume some of the administrative duties. The Huntington chapter now is a certified delivery...
September 1, 2004 - 9:45pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
An attorney says the man charged in a series of highway shootings in the Columbus area is changing his plea to innocent by reason of insanity.

29-year-old Charles McCoy, Junior originally pleaded innocent to a 24-count indictment including the fatal scooting of 62-year-old Gail Knisley of Washington Court House.

McCoy’s lawyer Andrew Haney says the change of plea was filed Wednesday morning in Franklin County Common Pleas Court.

The change in plea comes a day...
September 1, 2004 - 9:42pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
The man accused of murdering 58-year-old Donna Weaver last July was arraigned in Judge Howard Zwelling’s courtroom Wednesday.

36-year-old Glenn McCoy of Coshocton, who is currently serving a prison sentence in the Southeastern Ohio Correctional Institution, was officially indicted last Wednesday by a Muskingum County Grand Jury in Weaver’s murder.

Wednesday he was arraigned and plead not guilty to two counts of aggravated murder while committing aggravated robbery, and one...
September 1, 2004 - 9:35pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
The man who allegedly attempted to rob the B-and-D Sales Store in Downtown Zanesville on August 17th was arraigned in Judge Howard Zwelling’s courtroom Wednesday.

44-year-old Lloyd Dunlap of Zanesville was arraigned and pleaded not guilty to two counts of robbery, both of which are felonies of the second degree.

Court reports show that Dunlap is being held in the county jail. His bond has been continued at $50,000.
September 1, 2004 - 9:33pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
One of the men arrested for his involvement in the robbery of the Speedway Gas Station in May has been found incompetent to stand trial.

According to documents from the Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office, 43-year-old Phil Mayle of Zanesville pleaded not guilty to the charges against him on May 26th.

Documents show that Wednesday in Judge Mark Fleegle’s courtroom, Mayle was found incompetent to stand trial on one count complicity to aggravated robbery; one count...
September 1, 2004 - 4:28pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
Board members at the local United Way are putting together a search committee to find a new executive director.


According to chairman of the Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counites United Way, Vince Durant, executive director, Keely Warden announced her resignation today, stating she has different viewpoints than of the organization.

Durant says they have been pleased to have Warden part of their staff for 11 years. Durant says he thinks she felt like it was her time...
September 1, 2004 - 2:52pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
With the recent announcement of Senator John Kerry’s visit to Newark many local officials are starting to get worried about he costs to accommodate these presidential candidates.

These visits certainly do not help the already strapped budget for the Muskingum County Sheriff’s office as they are forced to shell out overtime.

The Sheriff’s office says they spent over $4,300 on assistance for President Bush’s visit on July 31st and for Senator Kerry’s visit they spent an...
September 1, 2004 - 2:39pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
If you like planes and pancakes you should head out to the Riverside airport on Saturday for another fly-in pancake party.

The event will be from 8 am until 2pm and an all you can eat breakfast and lunch will be served for five dollars.

This is the last fly-in pancake event this year and they hope to attract more people than usual.

If you don’t want to eat you are still encouraged to come down to the airport and watch the planes fly in.
September 1, 2004 - 2:34pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s office reports another lion sighting. This one right in the Sheriff’s own backyard.

Sheriff Bob Stephenson says a neighbor of his saw the lion last night and early this morning deputies set up a trap to try and catch the animal to stop the fear among local residents.

The trap should in now way injure the lion or animal. Although no person was injured in this sighting the Sheriff is advising the public to keep an eye out and stay safe.
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