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August 12, 2004 - 12:59pm
5 years 49 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 49 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 49 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 49 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.

Tuesday around 1:00 p.m....
August 11, 2004 - 9:00pm
5 years 49 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 49 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 49 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...
August 11, 2004 - 2:30pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
With the naming of Child Support Awareness Month across Ohio, the Child Support Division of the Muskingum County Job and Family Services has special activities planned during August.

Not only does the open house continue to run, but the prize drawings are also going well, with 180 participants in last week’s contest. This week, four tickets for the Muskingum County Fair are up for grabs. With these activities, the agency wants the community to be aware of their effort.
August 11, 2004 - 2:15pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Tomorrow starts the sewer separation project that will shut down parts of Blue Avenue in Zanesville.

But some local business owners are disappointed with the timing.

Jim Ford owner of the BP station off of State Street says this was poor planning by the city and a real inconvenience for his business.
Ford says, “They come in here at fair time and want to close the streets down and they notified us two days before they’re going to do it and this is not only going to...
August 11, 2004 - 2:00pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Fair opens its gates this Sunday for it’s 158th year.

Workers continue to set up vendors and the rides to make sure everything is ready for this weekend.

But don’t plan on seeing too many changes from years past.

Paul Bunting, Concessions manager says , “Everything’s pretty close to the same we’re just getting more concessions and making the midway longer.”

Bunting who has helped out for 34 years says this is his favorite part of...
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