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September 29, 2004 - 5:02am
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Jared Higgins murder trial enters day two this morning in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court.

It started Tuesday with several hours of jury selection.

Then both sides presented opening statements.

18-year-old Jarred Higgins is accused of shooting Michael Allen outside his home on Spangler Drive on August 6th of 2003.

Higgins is charged with aggravated murder and murder. In opening statements, Higgins attorney Cole Gerstner told jurors he...
September 28, 2004 - 6:35pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The city of Zanesville is at it again..paving area roads to ensure a smoother ride for residents.

You may start to notice signs around town marked “No Parking Police Order.”

This is part of a four hundred fifty thousand dollar project to mill and repave our area roads.

Residents will be allowed to park on the streets during nighttime hours, however your vehicle must be moved by 7 am.

Public Service Director Mike Sims says, “The equipment is so large...
September 28, 2004 - 5:41pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
It was an emotional reunion for a father and son today at Duncan Falls Elementary School.

Caleb Wiseman received the best surprise of all this afternoon as his father returned hom on a two week leave from Iraq.

“I’m really excited my dad got to come home from Iraq,” says Caleb. “I’m so happy I think I cried a little bit, but tears of joy.”

Frank Wiseman who was deployed last December says he misses his family more than anything and couldn’t pass up a trip home...
September 28, 2004 - 5:03pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The recent flooding has definitely taken a toll on food banks in our area. But tonight Christ’s Table has a bigger crisis on its hands.

The shelves are about empty and they are starting to serve more local residents everyday.

Executive Director Gretchen Sayre says they are expected to get a truckload of food but there is just one problem. They don’t have a dock where the delivery truck can park.

Sayre adds, “We need a dock and we need it for 3:00 October 9th...
September 28, 2004 - 4:59am
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office says it’s investigating the discovery of a dead body.

Investigators say it was found Monday night around 8:30 on County Road 91 in Bloom Township.

The sheriff’s office is not releasing any details yet, but they did say the incident did not look accidental.

More information is expected to be released today.
September 27, 2004 - 8:36pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Zanesville City Council unanimously passed an agreement with the developer of the Potters Alley- Baw Services to formalize the work that’s already underway.

Director of Community Development Meg Deedrick says, “Council approved a pre-development agreement which identifies the roles and responsibilities of the city and the roles and responsibilities of the developer to pursue the feasibility of this project.”

Deedrick clarified that this agreement is just an agreement...
September 27, 2004 - 5:02pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A Perry County man suffered some serious burns in an accident this morning in Perry County.

Sheriff William Barker say Daniel Klinger of Somerset was attempting to cut a 55-gallon drum of lacquer cleaner with a torch and the fumes ignited and exploded.

It happened at Ours Junk Yard. The sheriff says Klinger suffered second-degree burns to 75 percent of his body.

He was rushed to Good Samaritan Hospital then life-flighted to Ohio State University Medical...
September 27, 2004 - 4:28pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
If you’re one of those people who write a check knowing that it won’t clear for a few days, you may want to read this.

A new federal law that goes into effect on October 28th will soon put those who “float” in the red.

The Check 21 Act or the Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act will change the rate at which your check is processed.

Barbara Gibbs, Senior V.P. at Century National Bank says, “Banks can process electronic images rather than the paper itself....
September 27, 2004 - 3:46pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Now that 15 Ohio counties have been declared federal disaster areas, federal dollars are available. And in our area this includes: Guernsey, Morgan, Muskingum and Perry counties.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says all individuals and small business owners who suffered damages may be eligible for assistance.

Over 3 million dollars have been approved for Ohio alone.

FEMA representative Sam Ventura says the only way to find out if you qualify is to call...
September 27, 2004 - 3:35pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
It may take a few years, but eventually the downtown Zanesville area will look a lot different..in more ways than one.

The 20 million dollar project, known as Potters Alley is a development plan to enhance the downtown area by building a theater, restaurants, and residential properties as well as retail stores and entertainment.

Manager of the Zanesville Downtown Association, Dana Matz says the location of Potters Alley is key.

Matz adds, “It has the...
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