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March 30, 2006 - 11:35pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
It’s been just over a month that the Village of South Zanesville appointed a new police chief.

Now Christopher Storm has been placed on Administrative leave.

According to local media reports, the decision was made by the South Zanesville mayor and Village Administrator late Wednesday.

Since Storm is still serving on a probationary period, he could be fired or asked to resign for any reason.

Storm was sworn in February 27th. He replaced Mike Rather...
March 30, 2006 - 5:47pm
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With daylight savings time, we will be losing an hour at 2 am this Sunday - a time when many people are just wrapping up their nights.

But if you are planning on going out this Saturday night, you will probably have to head home a little bit early. By law the bars must be cleared by 2 am.

The Barn manager Dustin Steed said they’ll try to get guests moving out the door at 1:50 am, which is a little bit earlier than usual.

“At 2:00 we have to...
March 30, 2006 - 5:41pm
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As the season gets into full swing, many people have started thinking about yard work, and that includes the Muskingum County Commissioners.

Three companies presented bids to the commissioners today, in hopes of helping the county mow the grass along many of the county’s roadways. The bids ranged from $39 to $147 per mile.

Matt Russell from the Muskingum County Engineer’s Office says county workers usually mow the grass along with roads in the county, but with...
March 30, 2006 - 5:34pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
For a child that has been abused or mistreated, telling their story to professionals and again in court can be like reliving the memory.

But Children’s Services in Cambridge is trying to ease that process with a new, child-friendly Children’s Advocacy Center.

The center is complete with an audiovisual room where professionals can listen in as a child tells their story to just one person.

Guernsey County Children’s Services Executive Director...
March 30, 2006 - 12:36pm
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With our area’s dropping employment rate the Muskingum Valley Job Fair came at the right time.

Job seekers brought their résumé’s to the holiday in today to try their luck with over 44 employers from all around our area.

Organizers say this is a great opportunity for both businesses and applicants to exchange information.

Julie Metzger, Job Developer For Muskingum County Opportunity Center; “For the job seekers and the employers to get together to match up...
March 30, 2006 - 10:07am
7 years 11 weeks ago
Hundreds of sexual predators are convicted every year in the buckeye state and now a new law is trying to create harsher penalties for their actions.

One local organization is continuing its fight to get Ohio to buckle down on sex offenders.

They call themselves advocates for children, and the organizers for Citizens Against Sexual Oriented Offenders are working hard to make Ohio a safe place for kids to grow.

Founders Mis Wilson and Rhonda Shepard are...
March 30, 2006 - 12:46am
7 years 11 weeks ago
A local man was arraigned in court on charges of burglary and theft.

According to Muskingum County Court documents, 40-year-old Charles "Buggy" Dunkle, Jr. of Zanesville allegedly burglarized a Curtis Street residence in March where a purse was stolen.

Dunkle was arrested by Zanesville Police Officers and charged in the crime.

Wednesday, Dunkle entered a plea of not guilty to the charges and remains jailed and on parole holder.
March 30, 2006 - 12:36am
7 years 11 weeks ago
Two men involved in an armed robbery in Zanesville over the summer were arraigned in court Wednesday to answer to charges of aggravated robbery, kidnapping and theft.

According to the Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office, 35-year-old Eric Thompson and 16-year-old Kwame Foggie both of Columbus, entered pleas of not guilty in Judge Kelly Cottril's courtroom.

The charges stem from two separate robberies, one in Marion County Ohio in September of 2005 and another...
March 29, 2006 - 7:25pm
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With gas prices at about $2.65 a gallon for unleaded regular, many people are turning to alternatives to try and increase the miles they get per gallon.

One Advance Auto Parts employee said there are a few easy things you can do to improve your miles per gallon, like checking your tire pressure every month and getting a tune-up.

The store also carries fuel injection products that are a few dollars a bottle and only need to be used every five or six months....
March 29, 2006 - 7:20pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
After losing everything in a fire today, a family with a baby and a two-year-old is trying to figure out their next move.

The fire started after noon today on Radcliffe Road in Adamsville. Firefighters say no one was hurt in the blaze, but the Higgins’ family trailer was completely burned.

“Right now we have a family of four that basically lost everything they own. They’re in need of clothing and anything else they can get ahold of,” said Adamsville Fire...
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