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September 1, 2004 - 9:45pm
5 years 47 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 47 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 47 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 47 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 47 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 47 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 47 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 47 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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September 1, 2004 - 12:14pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The fight for the buckeye state continues, as John Kerry plans to make a campaign stop in Licking county on Friday.

Kerry will speak on Courthouse Square in Newark, early Friday afternoon. Tickets are available today and tomorrow from 9am to 9pm at the Democratic Headquarters located at 25 Arcade Place, downtown Newark.

Gates open Friday morning at 10:30.
Call 740-349-8273 for more information.
August 31, 2004 - 10:10pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Newark officials say they have found the body of a Newark teenager, missing since Sunday night after he reportedly fell into the Licking River.

During a news conference Tuesday afternoon in the Newark City Council chambers, police and fire officials announced their sad discovery of 19-year-old Jeremiah Michalczak.

Newark Police Detective Scott Snow says Michalczak’s body at 1:42 p.m. about 4.43 miles downstream from the original point of entry into the water.

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