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April 21, 2004 - 3:59am
5 years 41 weeks ago
An area sheriff's deputy facing charges that he tampered with evidence, pleaded guilty to the charge. In turn prosecutors dropped a perjury charge against him.

Sergeant Jay Barrett with the Athens County Sheriff's Office also resigned from his position yesterday before going to court to enter his plea.

Barrett also turned in his peace officer's certificate.

Special Prosecutor Rocky Coss says Barrett changed a doctor's note to make it look like the visit happened...
April 20, 2004 - 9:38pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
Students and faculty were mourning today, where a senior, so close to graduation, has passed away due to injuries sustained in an afternoon accident.

According to Trooper Matt Boyd with the Zanesville State Patrol, the two-car accident occurred Tuesday afternoon shortly before 4:00 on Pinkerton Road.

18-year-old Katie Jenkins of Zanesville was traveling north on Pinkerton when her car went left of center and struck a southbound vehicle head-on. That car was driven by 61-...
April 20, 2004 - 5:15pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
On today’s 5-year anniversary of the Columbine High School tragedy, Newark high school is investigating their own scary situation.

In a letter sent home to students and families by administrators it states that 3 Newark High School students made threatening comments at school.

Those individuals were then suspended with a recommendation for expulsion after an investigation.

Along with the schools’ investigation, the Newark police department is conducting...
April 20, 2004 - 3:33pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
Some Northern Muskingum County residents were left without power for part of this afternoon.

American Electric Power says a barn fire on State Route 146 near Dillon State Park caught a power pole on fire.

A-E-P says the fired burned some power lines and knocked out service to around 552 customers.

The outage happened just after 3:00 this afternoon and power should be restored to all customers soon.
April 20, 2004 - 1:28pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
It’s that time of year again to fill your sweet tooth and help benefit a good cause.

Reisbeck’s Pick ‘N Save gave us a sneak peak at some of the cakes you can expect to see at this year’s Carr Center Cake Auction.

These cakes may look pretty tasty, but it wasn’t easy work- Pick ‘N Save cake decorators have spent several hours making the cakes taste as good as they look.

As always there are incentives with every cake and this year they are giving away ten, $25...
April 20, 2004 - 1:25pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
The Embattled Executive Director of the Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority now has another issue to deal with.

First, allegations of sexual harassment…now a November audit of the Authority resulted in some citations from the State Auditor’s Office.

Merry says it’s the first audit in seven years and it’s more of a software problem than a misuse of funds.

However, another issue Merry has to deal with is a meeting later this week about the sexual...
April 20, 2004 - 11:35am
5 years 41 weeks ago
It’s a shopping phenomenon that’s been around for a while, but it’s gaining popularity especially with the higher income crowd.

A lot more people are shopping at dollar stores and many of them have more than a few dollars in their pockets.

According to marketing information company ACNielsen, the percentage of households that shop at dollars store while making more than $70,000 a year grew from 37 percent to 45 percent between 200 and 2002.

Despite lower profit...
April 20, 2004 - 4:56am
5 years 41 weeks ago
Following an overwhelming levy defeat, COSI in Columbus has announced it will close two days a week and shut down one fifth of its current space to save money.

The science museum near downtown Columbus, currently open seven days a week, will close Mondays and Tuesdays beginning in June.

The museum will shut down for three weeks in the fall while the south wing is closed and operations are consolidated into about 80 percent of the facility's current space.

The...
April 20, 2004 - 3:59am
5 years 41 weeks ago
Parallel investigations by Columbus Police and the Franklin County Prosecutor's Office are continuing into an arson fire that killed five college students near the OSU campus last April.

A police homicide sergeant says in a recent memo that a prosecutor's investigator is interfering with police work on the arson.

Columbus Police Sergeant Wallace Rushin says the investigator working for Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien has badgered witnesses and subjected them to...
April 19, 2004 - 9:36pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
Authorities in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio area searching for a red pickup truck out of Wheeling, West Virginia.

According to the West Virginia State Police, authorities are searching for a 1997 Ford truck. The truck has Ohio license plates, however that is all the information authorities have released about the plates.

If anyone sees or has seen a vehicle matching this description, you’re asked to call the West Virginia State Police at 304-238-1100. The subject...
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