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June 22, 2004 - 4:33pm
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It’s been a few weeks since Zanesville’s Gus Macker and now it’s time to get ready for the Cambridge tournament.

And take note, this year’s event will be on July 10th and 11th, which is a few weeks earlier than normal.

Sharon Cassler a member of the executive committee says, “The Columbus tournament got cancelled so we moved ours up and hopefully get a few more teams in.”

The Cambridge Gus Macker will have a newer event that they started last year, that’s sure...
June 22, 2004 - 1:15pm
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A leading company of Morgan County is getting bigger and that means more jobs for the county that currently leads the state in unemployment rates.

Monday the state made the big announcement that approves a two million dollar loan to Morgan County Improvement Corporation. That loan allows the McConnelsville site of Miba Bearings to expand services to the Gould building.

Miba Bearings specializes in the manufacturing of high performance engines bearings for diesel and gas...
June 22, 2004 - 12:16pm
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It’s a new business investment that could bring more money and more jobs to the City of Zanesville.

Tom Poorman, President of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce. Says the purpose of this incubator is to target a few small businesses, which have the potential to grow at a national of even a global level.

“Manufacturing and I.T. businesses would import dollars into our community they would do business in an area that’s greater than just the local region,” he...
June 22, 2004 - 9:15am
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A Columbus man accused of carrying out a 16-year crime rampage, including multiple rapes and burglaries, pleaded innocent at his arraignment in Franklin County Common Pleas Court Monday.

Forty-one year old Robert Patton also asked for a court-appointed attorney because he is indigent.

The criminal case against Patton, which included 71 counts of rape involving 37 women, has been assigned to Judge Jennifer Brunner will set a trial date.

Prosecutors say DNA...
June 22, 2004 - 8:51am
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Just before his jury trial was to begin Monday, a Columbus man changed his plea ti guilty to killing a woman shortly after his car nearly collided with the minivan the woman’s husband was driving.

The judge sentenced Antwan Carter to 15 years to life in prison for the murder of Tonya Jones last July 7th.

Prosecutors said 23-year old Carter was playing cards with friends when he agreed to go for more beer. Outside the store, his car nearly collided with a minivan driven by...
June 21, 2004 - 10:03pm
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There’s plenty of sad news in the world…and that’s why a local church has once again opened their doors to children of all ages for their Vacation Bible School Program.

Over 400 kids are finding out about positive events and things in their lives. Children’s Minister for the North Terrace Church of Christ, Graham Phillips, says the theme for this year’s event is “Lava-Lava Island.”

The camp runs all week long from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and it’s not too late to sign up...
June 21, 2004 - 5:50pm
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A 19-year-old Circleville man was sentenced Monday for attempting to break out of the Muskingum County Jail.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Bob Smith, Scott Haughey originally plead not guilty to one count of aiding escape and one count vandalism for his part in the May 23rd attempted escape from the jail.

Smith says Monday Haughey withdrew that plea and pleads guilty. He was sentenced Monday as well by Judge Mark Fleegle to 15-months in prison....

June 21, 2004 - 4:30pm
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Dieters take note…there’s a new place in town for you to go if you are trying to lose weight.

Today the Physicians Weight Loss Center opened their Zanesville office and has a lot to offer our community.

Phyllis Wycoff, the owner, says she located in Zanesville mostly because of the great network of physicians and the clientele that come from surrounding counties.

Wycoff also says this is not a form of fad dieting. They have 16 week programs designed to help...
June 21, 2004 - 4:23pm
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The fight against cancer hit the fairways at the Jaycees golf course in Zanesville. Area women took part in the Pink Ribbon Golf Classic.

This is the 24th year for the championship hosted by the American Cancer Society.

Health Promotions Coordinator Bonnie Burns says, “Any survivor that you see walking benefits from cancer research, any kind of medication or treatment comes from research so funds that you raise for cancer research all go back into your community and...
June 21, 2004 - 4:15pm
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It’s been a few months since the Carr Center Cake Auction, but donations are still rolling in, making this year’s total over the $200,000 mark.

The total from the April Fundraiser was over $195,000 and today they received the final $5,000 donation from the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Carr Center Board of Directors President Rick Staley says, “the money will go towards a general fund that is used to help disable kids and disabled adults in Muskingum County.”
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