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September 29, 2004 - 9:34pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
Hundreds of parents, administrators, and students filed into the Philo High School Auditorium tonight to ask and listen to Ohio state leaders and candidates talk about key issues affecting our public schools.

The candidates each received 4 minutes to talk about improving education with state funding being the number one issue addressed.

Parents say local property taxes are not enough to support their kids’ education.
September 29, 2004 - 5:45pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
6th graders at McKinley Elementary School tackled some big problems today as part of a social studies project.

Their teacher, Derek Hinkle says this project taught the kids a lot about the current problems in today’s society.

They focused a lot on solutions and were able to really get creative with some of the posters.

Hinkle says, “They did a lot of research down in the library spent a lot of time on the Internet we talked a lot about solutions and we debated...
September 29, 2004 - 5:34pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
Another spotting today of what could be the Lion on the loose in Muskingum County.

Bob Riggle tried to escape the recent hurricanes in Florida by migrating north back to his hometown of Zanesville.

Although he dodged the damage from Hurricane Jeanne, he wouldn’t be able to prepare for what he encountered this morning.

Riggle says, “I just looked around and all of a sudden looked up and saw this large cat and it was still dark but you could tell it was a cat...
September 29, 2004 - 5:08pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
As hunting season approaches many fathers look forward to taking their sons out and showing them the ropes. But this year if you’re a father who misses a child support payment you can forget reaching for the rifle.

The Muskingum County Child Enforcement Agency is cracking down on deadbeat dads by starting to suspend their licenses.

Lilly Paisley, a hearing officer says “Right now we’ve been suspending fishing/hunting licenses driver’s licenses, professional licenses as a...
September 29, 2004 - 4:52pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
It’s day two in the Jared Higgins murder trial. Eighteen year-old Higgins is accused of killing Michael Allen on August of last year.

The trial, led by Judge Howard Zwelling is taking place in the Muskingum County Common Pleas Court. Eight witnesses took the stand, including two of the men that were with Higgins the night of the murder. Twenty-two year-old Jeremy Smith and 18 year-old Myron Tuttle, both of Zanesville, testified that they both spent several hours drinking brandy and...
September 29, 2004 - 5:50am
5 years 46 weeks ago
The Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office says it has four people in custody this morning after a rash of arson fires.

Sheriff Timothy Rogers says it started just after midnight.

His department received a call that a barn was on fire on County Road 12 and a Saw Mill was burning on Township Road 125.

The sheriff says a short time later there was another report of a truck on fire at the intersection of County Road 126 and Township Road 69.

Then, the...
September 29, 2004 - 5:02am
5 years 46 weeks ago
The Jared Higgins murder trial enters day two this morning in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court.

It started Tuesday with several hours of jury selection.

Then both sides presented opening statements.

18-year-old Jarred Higgins is accused of shooting Michael Allen outside his home on Spangler Drive on August 6th of 2003.

Higgins is charged with aggravated murder and murder. In opening statements, Higgins attorney Cole Gerstner told jurors he...
September 28, 2004 - 6:35pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
The city of Zanesville is at it again..paving area roads to ensure a smoother ride for residents.

You may start to notice signs around town marked “No Parking Police Order.”

This is part of a four hundred fifty thousand dollar project to mill and repave our area roads.

Residents will be allowed to park on the streets during nighttime hours, however your vehicle must be moved by 7 am.

Public Service Director Mike Sims says, “The equipment is so large...
September 28, 2004 - 5:41pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
It was an emotional reunion for a father and son today at Duncan Falls Elementary School.

Caleb Wiseman received the best surprise of all this afternoon as his father returned hom on a two week leave from Iraq.

“I’m really excited my dad got to come home from Iraq,” says Caleb. “I’m so happy I think I cried a little bit, but tears of joy.”

Frank Wiseman who was deployed last December says he misses his family more than anything and couldn’t pass up a trip home...
September 28, 2004 - 5:03pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
The recent flooding has definitely taken a toll on food banks in our area. But tonight Christ’s Table has a bigger crisis on its hands.

The shelves are about empty and they are starting to serve more local residents everyday.

Executive Director Gretchen Sayre says they are expected to get a truckload of food but there is just one problem. They don’t have a dock where the delivery truck can park.

Sayre adds, “We need a dock and we need it for 3:00 October 9th...
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