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April 7, 2005 - 7:26pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
An area soldier recently wounded in Iraq is being honored and prayed for tonight.

A candlelight vigil began at 7:30 this evening in the Somerset Square in Perry County for 2004 Sheridan graduate and marine reservist, Chad Luning.

Luning was shot in the head in an attack in Iraq on March 22nd, he's currently hospitalized in Maryland.

Luning's family says he is doing amazingly well, and is out of intensive care.

The vigil was a community event set to...
April 7, 2005 - 7:20pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a situation involving an inmate who escaped from a local hospital last night.

According to Sheriff Bob Stephenson, last night around 8:30, inmate Fhaila Johnson who is pregnant, and awaiting transport to prison began complaining of pains.

Deputies transported her to Genesis for treatment around 9 o'clock, and by 12 midnight, she walked out of the hospital without an deputy escort.

The Sheriff says...
April 7, 2005 - 1:02pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
As the 19th annual Carr Center Cake Auction kicked off today, the bid lines were busy and the cakes were plentiful.

From fish bowls to toilet bowls, there was something for everybody at the Colony Square Mall today. A total of 414 cakes are displayed among tables.

Bidder Rob Sharrer has been coming faithfully for five years, with his eyes on the tasty treats, he prepares a game plan.

“I normally start out early and scout out the cakes, pick out the ones that I...
April 7, 2005 - 12:51pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Nothing is more important to today’s children than higher education, that’s why Zanesville City Schools held a career fair today for local 6th graders.

Over 350 students came out from 8 local elementary’s to participate in the fair at Secrest Auditorium, with a variety of choices to learn about.

Ann Knight is the Guidance Counselor for Zanesville City Schools. She says she has one main goal for the students.

“I’m hoping they find a career that they’d be...
April 7, 2005 - 12:00am
6 years 7 weeks ago
A local man has been found not guilty in court Wednesday on all charges in a recent kidnapping and attempted rape case.

Thirty-year-old Jeffrey C. Hampton of Zanesville previously pleaded not guilty to one count of kidnapping and one count of attempted rape. Hampton could have faced a hefty prison sentence if convicted.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Jim Workman, the charges stem from a November 23rd 2004 incident where Hampton was arrested by Zanesville Police...
April 6, 2005 - 11:54pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A warning goes out to area residents tonight about a reported telephone scam in Zanesville.

According to Detective Sergeant Ric Roush with the Zanesville Police Department, their office has received numerous complaints in the last week from people stating they have been contacted by telephone by individuals attempting to obtain their bank account numbers.

The ZPD is reminding people that this is not the way banks conduct business and that no personal information such as...
April 6, 2005 - 4:12pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Cakes for the 19th annual Carr Center cake auction began arriving at the Colony Square Mall today.

This year’s cakes are colorful and very creative. Executive Director of the Carr Center, Sonya Mawhorter describes how this single event involves our entire community.

“Everything we do here depends upon the support of our community and the cake auction is one of those events that involves everyone in our community the cakes, incentives, cake bakers, cake buyers, it takes...
April 6, 2005 - 4:04pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Zanesville High School Quarterback Club is paying tribute to a Navy SEAL.

On Friday May 6th the club is hosting a luncheon that will feature former Zanesville players and coaches all in honor of Vice Admiral Albert Calland III.

“He’s an admiral in the navy and stationed at the Central Intelligence Agency. He was also a commander of the Navy SEALS and played football for the Naval Academy,” says Ron Apperson, former Zanesville Athletic Director.

April 6, 2005 - 3:57pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
If you’re like many Americans who procrastinate and put things off, you may want to start thinking about filing your income taxes.

The April 15th deadline is fast approaching. So that means if you haven’t started the process you need to.

Certified Public Accountant Megan Durst says there are specific requirements for individuals who should file.

“Usually a single individual with total gross income of more than $7,950 should file a return. That’s the IRS’...
April 6, 2005 - 2:13pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Gas prices seem to be doing nothing but rising, and it continues to cause aggravation for area motorists.

We went to a local gas station to catch the reaction of some drivers as they filled up their tanks… needless to say, nobody seems to be dealing well with the pain at the pump.

George Arrington works for a trucking company and says he feel bad for those people, who like him, depend on driving to make a living.

“It’s really cutting into their bottom line, and...
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