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August 18, 2004 - 9:15pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Zanesville Detective Randy Ritchason says he is taking the attempted robbery case from Tuesday to the Prosecutor’s office Thursday.

Ritchason says the 44-year-old Zanesville male arrested Tuesday afternoon is still in custody in the city jail.

It is up to Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox to determine the charges against the suspect.

Reportedly the robbery occurred at 10:07 a.m. at the B-and-D Sales Store at 61 South Sixth Street in Downtown Zanesville....
August 18, 2004 - 9:12pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
An update to the reported shooting on Maple Avenue early Monday morning.

According to Zanesville Police Detective Dan Arter, the victim in the intrusion and shooting, 27-year-old David Paul of 914 ½ Maple Avenue was released from Good Samaritan Hospital possibly Tuesday.

Paul had suffered minor shrapnel injuries after a handgun was discharged in the house.

According to Arter, the police department had asked Mr. Paul to speak with officers for a follow-up...
August 18, 2004 - 9:08pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The two men arrested last week for their alleged involvement in a shooting on South Luck Avenue appeared in Zanesville Municipal Court Friday.

According to court documents, 20-year-old Ryan Saxton and 19-year-old Daniel Gause, both of Zanesville, were arrested last Wednesday afternoon, after a shooting at 1040 South Luck in which 25-year-old Aaron Willett was hit with a bullet. The two men fled and were caught in the same area of the shooting.

Friday Saxton was arraigned...
August 18, 2004 - 6:17pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Hungry and helpless, there are nearly 47,000 people still in shelters in parts of Florida that were devastated by Hurricane Charley last week.

These people are relying on the Red Cross to help them survive. The Muskingum Valley Chapter is asking the local public to contribute money to the much needed relief effort.

The latest update on the hardest hit areas: 730,000 households are still without power; half a million people are with out telephone service. Red Cross...
August 18, 2004 - 6:08pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office has been hot on the tail of a mountain lion for at least a month now.

There have been a total of 19 sightings from area residents in Muskingum County and surrounding counties. The sheriff’s office is now in process of finding specifically trained dogs to sniff out the animal and run the big cat up a tree.

A veterinarian from the Wilds is on call with a tranquilizer gun if they get a chance to get the animal cornered. A goat, a...
August 18, 2004 - 1:17pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
2003 was a good year for tourism in Muskingum County.

In a recent study done by the State of Ohio, Muskingum County has some pretty impressing statistics measuring the importance of tourism in our area.

President of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce Tom Poorman says, “The estimated impact of traveling to Muskingum County is $255 million. That’s a significant chunk of the local economy. So, we really benefit from visitors and guest visiting our attractions...
August 17, 2004 - 4:50pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Pretty soon school starts and we all know buying school supplies can put a dent in your bank account.

Hundreds of people lined up to get a free backpack loaded with plenty of goodies.

Supervisor of Muskingum County Children Services Jeff Nezbeth says, “in addition to the book bags we the health department is here giving free immunization shots. The dental department is here giving free tooth brushes.”

The event is normally held at the fairgrounds, but because of...
August 17, 2004 - 4:45pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Zanesville Police are investigating a Tuesday morning armed robbery in downtown Zanesville. Police say one man is in custody.

That man is being described as a 44-year-old white male, standing six feet tall with sandy brown hair.

His name has not been released.

Police cruisers swarmed around a downtown business Tuesday morning and now one Zanesville man sits in jail after trying to rob the business.

The incident happened at the B...
August 17, 2004 - 3:47pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
After a recent problem in transporting refrigerated produce from the Mid Ohio Food Bank in Columbus, Bank One came up with a resolution to help out food pantries in the surrounding communities.

With the help of a grant, they were able to purchase a new truck that will assist with deliveries and make things a whole lot easier.

The truck delivers twice a month on the first and third Tuesday of every month to Muskingum County as well as other counties.

August 17, 2004 - 3:32pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Another beautiful day to head out to the Muskingum County Blue Ribbon Fair.

And it seems like that’s exactly what the local community is doing. Every year they calculate the total number of people who came to the fair and so far the numbers are up from last year.

Treasurer Don Jordan says, “So far this year Sunday and Monday both we’ve been on the plus side. Sunday we were up 928 more attending than previous years and yesterday it was up 1300 so far it looks real good.”...
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