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August 12, 2004 - 4:20pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
The South Zanesville man, now in police custody for enticing two young girls under the age of ten, is the same man authorities say who once followed a West Muskingum School Bus.

37-year-old Charles butcher allegedly tried to make the young girls ages seven and nine get into his car in the Putnam area on Madison Street over the weekend.

Zanesville Police Detective Randy Ritchason says the girls did the smart thing and were able to get away from the man and told someone to...
August 12, 2004 - 4:13pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
The two men who fled on foot after a shooting on South Luck Avenue are now in police custody and face charges from Wednesday’s incident.

Authorities say the shooting at this time appears to be accidental, but both of the men, Ryan Saxton and Daniel Goss will be facing charges tomorrow in municipal court.

It isn’t clear why the pair left the scene after their friend had been shot.

The victim of the shooting, 25 year-old Aaron Willet, is still in the hospital.
August 12, 2004 - 1:05pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
His first day was yesterday and today the Z-bus Transit system celebrated as Steve Connell begins his career as General Manager there.

Connell says he has plenty of experience and is excited to begin.

He says the Z-Bus may need some work, but the future looks promising.

Connell previously worked as General Manager for a community transit service in Los Angeles County in California.
August 12, 2004 - 12:59pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
Recent budget cuts are causing more then just headaches for one local organization.

In a Muskingum County Commissioners meeting today, The Community Action Agency asked the commissioners for some extra funding.

CEO of the Muskingum County Community Action Agency Nancy Pierce says, things have been tough this year and that’s why they’ve had so many cuts.

The exact dollar amount the agency needs is not known.
August 12, 2004 - 5:23am
5 years 42 weeks ago
A Federal Appeals Court clerk says she mistakenly gave the Ohio Attorney General the wrong information about a ruling in a death penalty case with a New Concord connection.

Officials say a mistake by the clerk at the Sixth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals led Attorney General Jim Petro’s office to mistakenly believe the state had won an issue in the case.

The Appeals Court issued an order Monday denying Ohio’s request to reconsider an earlier decision that set aside the...
August 11, 2004 - 10:40pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
A three-car accident on Market Street sends one to the hospital Wednesday afternoon.

According to Sgt. Chris Rice with the Police Department, the accident happened at 5:45 p.m. at the intersection of Market Street and Greenwood Avenue. Rice says 28-year-old Heather Anderson, 52-year-old Connie Derwakter, and 20-year-old Travis Adair, all from Zanesville, were traveling east on Market Street.

Anderson and Derwakter were stopped for traffic when Adair struck Derwakter’s...
August 11, 2004 - 9:05pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
The man that kept law enforcement at bay last night in Noble County made a court appearance Wednesday morning.

According to the Noble County Court System 40-year-old Daryl Waychoff of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania was arraigned by Judge Lucien Young on one count of aggravated robbery, a felony of the first degree. A preliminary hearing has been set for August 20th. Waychoff is being held in the Noble County Jail. His bond has been set at $175,000.

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August 11, 2004 - 9:00pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
25-year-old Joyia Powell of Cambridge was found competent to stand trial last month, for her part in a March 29th robbery at the Red Roof Inn located at 4929 East Pike.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor, on April 29th Powell plead not guilty by reason of insanity to the charges she was facing. But on July 14th she was found competent and sane to stand trial.

Wednesday she appeared again before Judge Howard Zwelling and plead guilty to one count aggravated...
August 11, 2004 - 5:20pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
Detective Randy Ritchason says the South Zanesville man arrested over the weekend for an alleged child enticement incident in the Putnam Avenue area will appear before a Muskingum County Grand Jury next Wednesday.

The incident reportedly happened around noon Saturday when a white male approached two girls under the age of ten to get into his car. The girls gave a description of the man and his car to a relative, who called authorities.

Police located the suspect a short...
August 11, 2004 - 4:18pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
Zanesville police are investigating a shooting at a local home.

Information is limited at this time, but what we do know is that there was a shooting at approximately 1:00 this afternoon and one person was shot and sustained a non-life threatening injury.

Police Chief Eric Lambes says, “Around 12:54 we received a 911 call, a subject that was shot at 1040 South Luck Ave. The victim is an Aaron Willet 25 years of age who was shot in the lower leg advised us he was sitting...
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