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July 16, 2004 - 4:13pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
An update to the shooting in an Echo Avenue house from earlier this week.

The shooting allegedly happened just before 11:00 p.m. Wednesday night at this house located at 538 Echo Avenue. After questioning, police arrested 40-year-old Randy Taylor of that address.

Officers originally had responded to a domestic dispute call and found that a 9-mm handgun had been discharged into the floor of the house. Five people were inside the home at the time of the alleged incident,...
July 16, 2004 - 2:50pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
A local furniture store has decided to expand its services to the community.

In a special groundbreaking ceremony today Coconis furniture hopes to have it’s newest building serve as the company’s 30,000 square foot warehouse and distribution center.

With a new distribution center comes more jobs for the community.

President of Coconis Furniture Randy Coconis says, “Because of the increased growth there will be dramatically increased jobs in our existing store...
July 16, 2004 - 2:10pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
The Zanesville community gathered today to hold a special prayer service for a former Zanesville High School grad hit by a car two weeks ago in Tennessee.

Friends and neighbors are holding on to their faith, so that 23-year-old Micah Ashley Jones will wake up from her coma.

Family friend Adam King says, “We know that prayer is the key ingredient in all this and we know that through God all things are possible.”

The girl who chased after her dream of becoming a...
July 16, 2004 - 9:57am
5 years 38 weeks ago
A former member of the Whiz Media Group family has died.

36-year-old Steve McBroom died of a heart attack Wednesday in Columbus, Ohio.

McBroom was Whiz T-V and Radio Sports Director from July of 1989 to November of 1993.

He had been working in sales in Columbus until his death.

McBroom’s arrangements are being handled by the Rodenberger Funeral Home in Napoleon, Ohio.

Visitation will be held tomorrow from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday...
July 16, 2004 - 7:05am
5 years 38 weeks ago
A Lancaster couple is suing the city school system over repeatedly putting their kindergarten child on the wrong school bus.

Jason and Melissa Cottrill claim their son was misplaced at least five times this past school year. They say the Medill Elementary School pupil was either not placed on the correct bus or wasn’t dropped off at his designated bus stop, or both.

School attorneys declined to comment on the suit.

The suit seeks 25-thousand dollars in damages...
July 16, 2004 - 6:35am
5 years 38 weeks ago
Six corrections officers are scheduled to appear in a Youngstown court this morning on charges that they took part in a beating of an inmate.

The officers, three current and three former, were arrested yesterday and are to appear in U.S. District Court. They are charged with conspiracy against civil rights.

The case involves a former Mahoning County Jail Inmate. 25-year old Tawhon Easterly of Youngstown. Authorities sad he was beaten December 2001 after he struck a...
July 16, 2004 - 6:08am
5 years 38 weeks ago
We have an update in the Coshocton Accident that occurred Thursday evening.

After a semi truck driven by Joe Gillespie struck a car head-on at the intersection of County Road 9 and State Route 751, four people were pinned inside the vehicle.

Officials from the Coshocton County Sheriff's Office say the four were extracted by the jaws of life. 39-year-old Mary Beth Sellers, 24-year-old Tiffany Campbell, 6-year-old Austin Campbell, and 20-month-old Abigail Campbell were all...
July 15, 2004 - 10:42pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
A major traffic tie-up in Zanesville sends two drivers to the hospital. The accident forced two main roads to close temporarily at about 9:30 p.m. while crews cleaned up the debris.

According to Sgt. Chris Rice with the ZPD, the investigation of the accident is still on going for the accident at the intersection of Shinnick Street and Underwood Avenue. Rice says that one of the vehicles was traveling at a high rate of speed down Eastman Street and drove directly into on-coming,...
July 15, 2004 - 10:34pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Four people were medflighted from an accident scene early Thursday in Coshocton.

According to Deputy Charles George with the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at about 6:52 p.m. at the intersection of State Route 751 and County Road 9.

A semi-truck driven by Joe Gillesbe attempted to make a left-hand turn off of SR 751 and struck a car head-on.

39-year-old Mary Beth Sellers of Newcomerstown drove that car.

The other people were...
July 15, 2004 - 2:52pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
County Commissioners spent the morning going over what they call a wish list from every department in the county asking for money.

With less federal and state monies, budgeting for this fiscal year is hard work. Even though the whole nation is still going through some hard economic times, County Commissioners say here locally Muskingum County is doing very well, versus other counties.

Commissioners say we are lucky to have 2 hospitals, 2 Wal-Marts, and of course pottery...
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