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September 21, 2004 - 4:30pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A major break in a Muskingum County murder investigation. The Sheriff’s office says its making big progress in their investigation into a murder on Mollies Rock Road near Dresden.

55-year old Terry Archibald was shot at his salvage yard on August 19th of this year.

They now have two men in custody after a tip they received brought them to the Bonifield Court apartment area in Zanesville early this morning.

Sheriff Stephenson did say at least ten officers were...
September 21, 2004 - 4:21pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The never-ending job of flood clean up continues in Southern Ohio and in our area too.

Roads are still flooded in some parts of Guernsey County, schools are still on delays and the waterways are still higher than they should be.

Just yesterday President Bush declared 15 counties in Ohio disaster areas.

Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are soon headed to Guernsey County as well as other counties to issue grants based on damages.
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September 21, 2004 - 4:08pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Some Perry County residents are without power this afternoon. American Electric Power says that if you live in the Crooksville area you power will remain off until 6:00 p.m.

The power was cut at 4:00 p.m.

A-E-P says an 80-foot tree was uprooted by flooding and is tangled in power lines and the scene must be cleared.

That means no power for about 900 customers in the Crooksville area, south of Crooksville off of State Route 93 and side roads.

Power...
September 21, 2004 - 2:41pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Some Zanesville students will have something to look forward to when they return to school next fall. The Zanesville City Schools are constructing three brand new buildings as part of a $96 million project.

Zanesville City Schools Superintendent Mike Pockl says both the New South and the New North Middle Schools will be complete by May of next year. The New East Elementary will be complete by December 2005. Pockl says, “I think students will be excited about computers, classrooms,...
September 21, 2004 - 2:33pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Do you know a local non-profit organization that could use several thousand dollars in grants? The Muskingum County Community Foundation plans on distributing around $25,000 in their annual Fall Grant Competition.

The grants range in size from $1,000-$5,000. In order to qualify for the grant, you must be a non-profit organization such as a neighborhood group, social service or an educational institution. This isn’t the first time the Community Foundation has given money to local...
September 21, 2004 - 10:59am
6 years 3 weeks ago
A Zanesville murder trial has hit a snag.

A Spokesman from Judge Howard Zwelling’s office says a problem with jury notification has delayed the start of the trial of 17-year-old Jared Higgins.

He’s accused in the shooting death of 21-year-old Michael Allen last year.

The trial has been rescheduled for Tuesday September 28th.
September 21, 2004 - 7:49am
6 years 3 weeks ago
The search for an area teenager is over.

14-year-old Cyndi Carpenter who had been missing since Monday at 4 p.m. has been found.

Family members thought that she went to a friend’s house in Roseville, but that was not the case, so law enforcement officers were called to help.

After searching all morning, her family says the child was located around 11:00 this morning.
September 21, 2004 - 7:47am
6 years 3 weeks ago
An aggravated robbery turned shooting incident is still under investigation today as three suspects are still on the loose.

According to reports from detection Rich Creek and Detective Thomas with the Licking County Sheriff’s office, the incident occurred last night around 10:30 at 3398 Loper Road.

Upon arrival to the residence Deputies found the homeowner, 30-year-old Matthew Evans, with a gunshot wound to his side.

He was conscious and speaking and informed...
September 20, 2004 - 5:16pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
American Electric Power says it’s planning a major power outage for this Sunday.

A-E-P says it will affect the entire village of Crooksville and surrounding areas.

We’re told these are the areas expected to lose service: the areas near the race track on State Route 93, parts of Tunnel Hill Road, Buzzard Glory Road, State Route 669 and the areas around Possum Hollow Road, Elks Run Road, Rambo Road and Blosser Road.

The power company says the power will be off...
September 20, 2004 - 4:36pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The search continues for a new Executive Director for the United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties.

Officials say an interim director could be named by the end of this week.

Even without the presence of an Executive Director, the United Way is still prospering as an organization.

Just as a reminder, the Y-city United Bike Tour is this Saturday.

Curry says the new Executive Director should be chosen by December.
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