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June 11, 2004 - 1:00pm
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The magic number used to be 65, but with more Americans foregoing retirement, the number of working people 55 and older has grown to 22 million, the largest growth since 1948. And right here in Zanesville 81-year old Jeanne Penn is one of those Americans.

Penn’s story has become national news; she was included in the June issue of “U.S. News and World Report”. The article is titled, “You Call this Retirement?”

The article says many older people just can’t afford to...
June 11, 2004 - 9:00am
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A jury took only four hours Thursday to convict a man of murdering a Hamilton couple as they slept to steal 20 dollars from them.

The jury will return on Monday to decide whether to recommend the death penalty of life in prison for 22-year old Jason Campbell.

Campbell’s defense team didn’t contest the charges. They said Campbell wanted to plead guilty but agreed to a trial solely because he wanted a jury, rather than a panel of judges, to decide his sentence.

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June 10, 2004 - 9:48pm
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He was supposed to appear this past Monday for his sentencing, but now a bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of 32-year-old Kevin Sands.

According to Assistant County Prosecutor Jim Workman, the Zanesville man was arrested on May 11, 2003 on the Maysville Pike after a routine traffic stop revealed nearly 25 pounds of marijuana in his car.

After filing to have evidence in the search suppressed, the legal process continued. In April Sands plead no contest to one...
June 10, 2004 - 4:57pm
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A Zanesville man is sitting in Guersey county jail tonight with an attempted murder charge, waiting his preliminary hearing for shooting a teen over Memorial Day Weekend.

31- year-old Paul Lynch of Zanesville allegedly shot 19- year- old Bruce Mosely on May 30th at a residence on North 6th street in Cambridge.

Cambridge police arrested Lynch on June 3rd after finding the gun believed to be used in the shooting and bullets in his home.

Lynch has since been...
June 10, 2004 - 4:45pm
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A one-car accident on Interstate 70 caused some major traffic problems today.

Zanesville police say one vehicle ended on its side blocking one lane of traffic.

A witness at the scene says he had just gotten on the interstate when the SUV that was following him was forced to move over and flipping on its side.

The damage looks worse than the accident really was, but luckily no on was seriously injured.

The witness at the scene Eric Steiers says, “I...
June 10, 2004 - 4:44pm
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Muskingum County Commissioners also today got a review of the insurance plan for county employees.

For the past two years Quality Care Partners insurance company has been handling the county’s insurance and says things are going well for the county.

Administrative Director for Quality Care Partners Cindy Baker says, “I think that’s what’s important for this group is that they’ve had a very good year claim wise.”

Enrollment has also increased for the county,...
June 10, 2004 - 1:14pm
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Art lovers get ready!

The Noble County Art on the Square is this weekend in Caldwell. Bill Saling and his wife Beth started the art show 28 years ago and says every year it gets bigger and better.

Handmade paintings, drawings, sculptures, jewelry, rugs, everything you can think of, will be available to buy at the show. The Salings say people come from all over Ohio and the country to experience Art on the Square.

The show is this weekend from 10-5 on Sat and...
June 10, 2004 - 12:42pm
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Adamsville residents may see some improvements with their water supply over the next year.

In a Muskingum County Commissioner’s meeting this morning the Muskingum County Community Grant Coordinator was there to update the commissioner’s on the county’s annual Formula Grant.

Muskingum County Community Development Grant Coordinator Robert Hamilton says, “The county will receive $249,000.”

$207,000 of it will go towards water lines in Adamsville and towards fire...
June 10, 2004 - 10:56am
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A big event is scheduled for this Sunday at the New Hope Full Gospel Church on the East Pike. The event is to honor families who have lost loved ones in Iraq.

A member of the Bikers for Christ Organization Ron Holshuer, says over 300 bikers are expected to make the trip out to the Church. In addition, two local families will be present for the worship service honoring their sons, who lost their lives fighting in Iraq.

Pastor Fred Z, who gave up drug dealing and devoted...
June 10, 2004 - 8:04am
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A Portage County Grand Jury had declined to return indictments in the death of an accused shoplifter subdued by employees and customers of a grocery store in Rootstown in Northeast Ohio.

Prosecutor Victor Vigluicci says the Grand Jury struggled with the fact there was a death, although unintended by the employees and customers, and decided not to bring criminal charges.

Thirty-one year old Paul Niskanen of Akron had left the supermarket last January 22nd when two store...
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