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October 18, 2004 - 5:03pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Prosecutors reached plea deals today with a Guernsey County couple who fled to Canada after being accused of raping a four-year-old handicapped girl.

Guernsey County Assistant Prosecutor Dan Padden says 39-year-old John Stoneman and Stoneman’s girlfriend, 40-year-old Patricia Kelley, each could be sentenced to life in prison on December 13th.

Stoneman pleaded guilty and Kelley pleaded no contest to rape charges involving a severely handicapped girl who is blind and...
October 18, 2004 - 4:11pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Even though the election is still 15 days away, President Bush is already a winner in the eyes of students at Maysville Elementary School who participated in their own mock election.

Fifth graders learned how to vote using punch card ballots and they were even able to borrow ballot booths from the Muskingum County Board of Elections.

Teachers say parents play a major role in shaping their children’s political opinions.

The final breakdown was 90 votes for...
October 18, 2004 - 3:57pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
A young Zanesville girl is recovering tonight from burns she suffered in an accidental morning house fire.

Zanesville fire chief Dave Lacy says when crews first arrived at 506 Adair Avenue they found 11-year-old Erica Williams’ unconscious on the second floor.

She was transported from the scene to Good Samaritan hospital and then later to Children’s Hospital in Columbus.

Lacy thinks the speedy arrival by firefighters might have saved her life.

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October 18, 2004 - 12:16pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The Director for the Ohio Department of Development made a stop in Zanesville today to talk about Ohio’s growing economy.

Director Bruce Johnson visited Plaskolite, Inc., a leading manufacturer of many types of plastic, including acrylic and mirrored sheet plastic. He says our economy is slowly recovering and with companies such as Plaskolite, we should see Ohio’s economy continue to grow.

“Plaskolite is a great success story. They’re adding jobs here, they’re making...
October 18, 2004 - 11:41am
6 years 12 weeks ago
The local elections are heating up and the Muskingum County Commissioners race is no exception. This year three people are running for the commissioner's seat whose term will begin on January 3rd.

Dorothy Montgomery is the incumbent candidate. She says her experience is what sets her apart from the other candidates.
"Our main initiative right now are sewer lines and better roads," says Montgomery.

David Crawford says he's running because he thinks it's time for a...
October 18, 2004 - 7:30am
6 years 12 weeks ago
Fire Season is just beginning, with yet another fire striking Zanesville this morning.


At 12:38 a.m., the Zanesville Fire Department was notified that a house was on fire at 506 Adair Avenue. Upon arriving, Firefighter Scott Brocklehurst entered the home and found a victim in a second floor bedroom.


The victim, 11-year old Erica Williams, was unconscious when he found her. She was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital, where she was treated for smoke...
October 17, 2004 - 7:17pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
One hundred years of memories were remembered today as family, friends and community members in McConnelsville joined together for the celebration of the century.


She may be the oldest resident of this small town, but she’s still young at heart.
Mary Grace Roberts Cordray was born in 1904, married ad raised her four children and continues to reside in the town she has called “home” her entire life. Her favorite part of living in Morgan County has been attending community...
October 17, 2004 - 6:41pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
There's just over two weeks before the election and many of the local races are neck and neck. Today 20 candidates debated issues and answered questions from audience members.

The forum took place at the John McIntire Library right here in Zanesville. Candidates for national, state and local offices participated in today's forum.

Joy Padgett and Terry Anderson are competing for state senator in the 20th district. Both candidates agreed that jobs are the number one issue...
October 17, 2004 - 6:29pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The Zanesville Knights of Columbus hosted their annual car show today at the Sunrise Center.

This is the fifth year the K of C has put on the car show. Dealers came from all over the area to show off all kinds of antique cars.

All proceeds from today's event benefit local charity organizations.
October 16, 2004 - 8:19pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Branch of the NAACP held their 36th annual Freedom Fund Banquet this evening at Hallowed Hills.


NAACP President Kenny Burke presented plaques and honored past presidents who dedicated years of their lives in the fight for civil rights.


Honorees included Charles Galloway, Richard Gilbert, Rev. W.C.T Ayres, Lee Martin and Connie Norman.

A new NAACP office branch will open in the next week, located at the Zanesville Civic League...
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