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May 16, 2004 - 4:19pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
An independent candidate running for a seat as a Muskingum County Commissioner officially declared his candidacy today.

46-year-old David Crawford of Freyesberg says he is running for Dorothy Montgomery’s spot.

Three people including Crawford plan on running for the same position. Crawford has been married for 22 years and has three kids.
May 16, 2004 - 4:11pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
It was a bad way to end a camping vacation for one couple sending one person to the hospital.

The driver of a pick –up truck hauling a camper apparently slid into the side of a house at the corner of Ridge and Brighton after hitting another vehicle this afternoon on the way home from the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.

The driver of the second vehicle was taken to the hospital. As for the driver of the pick up he got a ticket for running a red light and must face his...
May 16, 2004 - 1:54pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
There was a lot of clowin around in Newark Saturday.

Over 300 clowns filled Newark’s downtown for Clown Town, an annual tradition that includes a parade, a petting zoo, a lot of signing and dancing and of course…CLOWNS!

There wasn’t one frown today at Clown Town, both kids and adults enjoyed the variety of free entertainment provided by the jolly performers.

The clowns came from all over the country, most of them volunteers who go to children’s hospitals and...
May 15, 2004 - 2:51pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Today officially marks the Grand Opening of the National Ceramic Museum and Heritage Center.

Today’s opening invites all pottery enthusiasts to enjoy local art programs at the museum.

Anyone who wanted to join the first ever Appalachian Pottery Guild received a special plaque with the pottery logo on it.

Former or retired pottery employees also got a chance to make a tile with their name and the company’s to be placed permanently in the museum.
May 15, 2004 - 2:46pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
It was a good turnout for the first ever deaf awareness festival held at the North Terrace Church of Christ.

People from both the deaf and hearing communities got a chance to see how to better educate themselves about hearing loss.

Director and CEO for the Columbus based company, John Moore, along with his interpreter Jennifer Kruzan says they want Southeastern Ohioans to know what choices they have if hearing loss affects them or someone they know.

They were...
May 15, 2004 - 2:39pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Guernsey County celebrated Armed Forces Day today in a very special way.

Congressman Bob Ney and State senator Joy Padgett as well as Cambridge city officials honored the many soldiers who have served in the military since September 11th.

The local VFW hosted today’s event and says it is something they hope to do every year on Armed Forces Day.

Judge David Ellwood also spoke at today’s event.
May 14, 2004 - 8:37pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
For travelers on State Route 146 late Friday afternoon, it might have been slow-going.

According to Trooper Jeff Fowler with the Zanesville State Highway Patrol, at around 5:46 47-year-old Neva Norris of Caldwell was driving east on SR 146 when she lost control at a curve at Osborn Road, slid off the left side of the road and broadsided a tree.

Trooper Fowler says the road was wet at the time of the crash. Norris was trapped inside her vehicle. She was quickly extricated...
May 14, 2004 - 7:51pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
The clerk who filed a false police report to a robbery at the Duke and Duchess Station on Blue Avenue was in court Friday.

According to court documents, 18-year-old Brandon Shoemaker appeared in the Zanesville Municipal Court facing one count of falsification, to which he plead guilty.

Documents show that for his plea, Shoemaker will spend 30 days in jail and he must pay $150.

The falsification charge stems from Shoemaker telling police Wednesday morning that he...
May 14, 2004 - 7:47pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
The two suspects in police custody for Sunday morning’s armed robbery appeared in Zanesville Municipal Court Friday.

20-year-old B.J. Richard-Bey was arraigned on one count aggravated robbery with a gun specification, one count misdemeanor theft, one count felony theft, and one count having a weapon under disability. Detective Ric Roush says his case will go before the Muskingum County Grand Jury next Wednesday, with a preliminary hearing set for Thursday. Richard-Bey’s bond has...
May 14, 2004 - 7:41pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
The Executive Director of the Licking County Big Brothers Big Sisters Program is in jail Friday night, accused of raping a child several years ago.

The Licking County Prosecutor’s Office says 65-year-old James Russell of Granville is accused of raping a child who was ten or eleven in 1995. Russell was picked up by police Thursday night.

The charge of raping a child under 13 carries up to ten years in prison and authorities say more changes are possible. The case is...
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