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April 9, 2005 - 11:41am
6 years 17 weeks ago
Today marks the one-year anniversary of a missing soldier from Batavia, Ohio. And local army officials say they have no control over whether the government continues to search for POW’s.

Since April of last year, 20-year-old Keith “Matt” Maupin has been missing, after his convoy was attacked in Iraq. He was later labeled as captured when a video aired showing the army reservist being held hostage.

Local recruiter, Sergeant Tony Kellogg, says that when a soldier is...
April 8, 2005 - 8:09pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The cakes are gone, the money is counted, and the bids are in for this years annual Carr Center Cake Auction.

After two full days of bidding and cake auctioning the event raised a grand total of one thousand seventy five thousand dollars.

All proceeds from the auction will go to support programs and services at the Carr Center helping those with disabilities.

Carr center officials say each year they continue to be overwhelmed with the mass amount of support they...
April 8, 2005 - 7:57pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Local Resident Passes

Today is a sad day for the friends and family of Zanesville resident David Osborne.

Osborne was pronounced dead shortly after eight pm yesterday evening.

Osborne was extremely involved in the community and always found a way to connect with both the young and the old.

Osborne began his career in the early sixties as a juvenile probation officer with the county courts, and then he pursued his education as a licensed social worker...
April 8, 2005 - 7:48pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
After being tipped off with information on a local drug suspect, under cover officers with the Zanesville Police Department purchased drugs last evening in a parking lot on the corner of Lee and State Street from twenty five year old Frank Mack of Zanesville.

Chief Eric Lambes has details "on the completion of that transaction they stopped the vehicle that Mack was riding in and arrested him for trafficking cocaine. There was another subject with him, but officials are not yet...
April 8, 2005 - 12:41pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
We are once again honoring a local educator who has gone above and beyond their job to show that education and teachers are very important to today’s youth, with the WHIZ Media Group and Sylvan Learning Center’s Teacher of the Month.

The March recipient is a second grade teacher at Crooksville Elementary School. Barbara Behrendt has been teaching for 28 years, and after all this time, she still remained humble.

“Well, I’m quite surprised and quite honored because there...
April 8, 2005 - 12:30pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
A local artist is keeping her daughter’s spirit alive through art, as she donated a watercolor painting to Bishop Rosecrans today in her memory.

Mary Ann Bucci paints many historic landmarks and buildings, including other schools... she says she is a hometown artist using her talents for a great purpose.

She says by donating the painting, it will keep the memory of her daughter, Ronna Bucci, alive in the halls of Bishop Rosecrans forever.

“Our daughter passed...
April 7, 2005 - 11:44pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
It wasn't your typical fire run, at least not for the departments of New Lexington, Crooksville and Roseville.

The three departments responded to a structure fire on Ceramic Road that started around 4:30 Thursday evening.

Dispatchers who took the call from several neighbors, were alarmed to discover that it just so happened to be the residence of Crooksville's Fire Chief.

According to Dyrall (pron. Darryl) Newlon Battallion Chief, when crews arrived they...
April 7, 2005 - 7:35pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Emergency Services are on the way for a county with high demand.

Thanks to Community Ambulance Services of Zanesville, residents in Perry County will no longer have to wait five minutes or more for assistance in an emergency situation.

According to Director of Operations for Community Ambulance Services, Jamey Baker, in the event that local fire department crews have an extended response time, a satellite medic staffed ambulance will now be available for those residents....
April 7, 2005 - 7:26pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
An area soldier recently wounded in Iraq is being honored and prayed for tonight.

A candlelight vigil began at 7:30 this evening in the Somerset Square in Perry County for 2004 Sheridan graduate and marine reservist, Chad Luning.

Luning was shot in the head in an attack in Iraq on March 22nd, he's currently hospitalized in Maryland.

Luning's family says he is doing amazingly well, and is out of intensive care.

The vigil was a community event set to...
April 7, 2005 - 7:20pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a situation involving an inmate who escaped from a local hospital last night.

According to Sheriff Bob Stephenson, last night around 8:30, inmate Fhaila Johnson who is pregnant, and awaiting transport to prison began complaining of pains.

Deputies transported her to Genesis for treatment around 9 o'clock, and by 12 midnight, she walked out of the hospital without an deputy escort.

The Sheriff says...
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