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February 10, 2005 - 4:30pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
A major homecoming is planned this Sunday in Zanesville for some of our troops from Iraq. The 660th Transportation Company is expected to arrive in Zanesville this Sunday between 12:00 and 12:30 p.m.

A big event is planned to welcome the troops. It will happen at Secrest Auditorium and organizers are hoping the streets will be lined with people and signs from 5th street to the auditorium.

After that a welcome home ceremony will be held inside Secrest.

February 10, 2005 - 2:28pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
In the market for a horse? Or maybe a donkey? If so, you’re in luck. The 14th annual Wild Horse and Burro Adoption is being held at the Ohio State Fairgrounds in Columbus this weekend.

According to June Wendlandt, a wild horse and burro specialist, the heritage of the horses is what makes them so unique, and natural selection makes each one different from the next. She says there are simply too many of them to allow them to stay put.

“ The horses out west are managed by...
February 10, 2005 - 2:17pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Commissioners are speaking out tonight on problems at the County Fleet Garage… it’s been in the news and the commissioners say it’s overkill.

After the commissioners received word from their insurance company that after-hours work on employee’s personal vehicles was too much of a liability, they chose to change the rules at the garage.

County Commissioner Don Madden says the decision was necessary, “Basically we made the choice to make changes, going...
February 9, 2005 - 8:10pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Two individuals involved in an alleged drug bust appeared in court Wednesday.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 39-year-old Apolonio Lopez, who appears to be an illegal alien from Mexico, has been charged with one count possession of methanphetamine and one count possession of marijuana. Due to the amount of drugs in possession, a major drug offender specification has been added to the counts.

Lopez is looking at a possible 25 years in prison...
February 9, 2005 - 7:55pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
We have an update on the two men arrested and indicted last week for two robberies that occurred in January.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 18-year-old Joshua Perry and 19-year-old Ernest Taylor, III both entered not guilty pleas today to the four charges they are facing.

Perry is facing two counts of aggravated robbery with gun specifications and two counts of theft.

Taylor is facing two counts of complicity to aggravated...
February 9, 2005 - 6:16pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
A former high school football coach left the life of coaching and is now spreading his message to groups in the area.

Dave Daubenmire was spurred to action after the American Civil Liberties Union sued him for allegedly mixing prayer with his coaching.

Today, he talked to the Zanesville Kiwanis club about his experiences and thoughts of our government today.

He says he hopes to get people to re-engage with the government and truly reflect on how their life...
February 9, 2005 - 6:11pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Earlier this week we brought you the story about the Muskingum County budget. Well today the Sheriff’s office is speaking out about their cuts.

Although Sheriff Bob Stephenson is not anticipating any lay offs, here are some of the areas that got cut from this year’s budget.

“Everything has been cut in regards to training line items to supplies, vehicles, computers, communications, you name it anything it takes to operate this office has been cut drastically,” says...
February 9, 2005 - 6:07pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office may be struggling to make ends meet this year.
With a proposed 10% budget cut, Sheriff McCauley says they will be making cuts in wages and says lay-offs are imminent.

Staff reductions will be based on seniority. 7 employees, possibly 9 will be cut and include correction officers, dispatchers and deputies.
“Our concern is what it has always been, to provide great service to the community, it’s frustrating, knowing what we deal...
February 9, 2005 - 12:45pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell says his directive that counties use one type of voting machine carries the weight of the law and he expects all Ohio election boards to comply with it, despite that Attorney General Jim Petro is saying Blackwell doesn’t have the authority. We talked with the local board of elections to see who they’re listening to.

Blackwell said all election boards must make their final decision by today on which optical scan voting machine to use for...
February 9, 2005 - 12:35pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Locally, we spoke with Father Jordan, who told us all about this day.

The ashes are traditionally made by burning the palms from the previous year’s Palm Sunday celebration. Father Jordan of St. Thomas church says the ashes are placed on foreheads in the sign of the cross to show penance, and it’s an old tradition.

“They would use their ashes to show their humility, because naturally you wouldn’t want to sit in the ashes, they use to actually sit in the ashes as a sign of...
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