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August 25, 2004 - 10:47pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
In California, a reward is now being offered in exchange for information about the murders of two camp counselors.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office made the announcement Wednesday afternoon during a news conference.

The Office is offering $10,000 for information leading to the conviction of people or persons responsible for the murder of two Christian camp counselors.

Lindsay Cutshall, of Coshocton County, and Jason Allen were found last week on Fish Head...
August 25, 2004 - 10:40pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
A soldier based in Zanesville has been killed in Iraq.

According to the Department of Defense, 42-year-old Staff Sgt. Donald N. Davis, of Saginaw, Michigan, dies August 24th in Fallujah.

He was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom when an M915A tractor and an M106A2 tanker trailer rolled over an embankment.

Staff Sgt. Davis was assigned to the U.S. Army Reserve’s 660th Transportation Company, based here in Zanesville.

The Department of Defense says the...
August 25, 2004 - 9:26pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
Congressman Bob Ney Wednesday announced a grant that will help a volunteer fire department in Muskingum County.

Washington Township Fire Fighters will receive just over $142,000 as part of a nationwide assistance to fire fighters grant program.

Ney says the funds can be used for training, new protective equipment and improvements to the fire station.

The grants will total eight-thousand awards worth nearly $750-million throughout the country.
August 25, 2004 - 9:23pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
The Morgan County Emergency Management Agency says it’s spending some of its Homeland Security grant money.

Director Terry Robison says he used portions of funding from 2002, 2003, and 2004 to purchase 20 radios to link the county to a statewide multi-agency radio communications system.

Robison says he spent just over $102,000 and also bought pagers for the county’s 14 townships, the four villages and the EMA Office.

Robison says the new catch phrase in the...
August 25, 2004 - 9:19pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
The suspect in the alleged robbery at the B-and-D Sales Store last week was indicted by the Muskingum County Grand Jury Wednesday.

According to Detective Randy Ritchason, 44-year-old Lloyd Dunlap of Zanesville was indicted on two counts of robbery, both felonies of the second degree.

Ritchason says Dunlap is being held in the city jail but should be transported the county jail soon.

The alleged robbery occurred last Tuesday morning at about 10:07 at the store...
August 25, 2004 - 9:15pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
It’s taken more than a year, but authorities Wednesday indicted a Coshocton County man, suspected in the murder of 58-year-old Donna Weaver.

According to Sgt. Detective Ric Roush with the Zanesville Police Department, 36-year-old Glenn McCoy was indicted Wednesday on one count of aggravated murder and one count of aggravated robbery.

Roush says McCoy has been held in the Southeastern Oho Correctional Institution since July 30, 2003…he was arrested 11 days after the Weaver’...
August 25, 2004 - 6:08pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
It’s been four years in the making and today the new Putnam Underground Railroad Education Center opened its doors.

The center will mainly serve educational purposes. The center had a lot of financial support from several organizations

You can visit the new PURE center by calling 450-3100.
August 25, 2004 - 6:05pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority Board held a meeting today to talk about any updates within the community.

Executive Director of the Zanesville- Muskingum County Port Authority Larry Merry says, “ we talked about some future projects that we’re looking at.”

As far as the 146-60 connector road, Marry says things are moving along.

The board also talked about former Port Authority Employee Mary Hamilton’s unemployment compensation, Merry could not...
August 25, 2004 - 6:04am
6 years 8 weeks ago
Basket-maker Longaberger has seen its sales and work force decline in recent years.

And some analysts say the company faces a challenge in trying to rebound in an uncertain economy.

Newark-Based Longaberger is the nation’s largest handmade basket-maker.

It announced Monday that it will lay off almost 800 workers by September, reducing the work force to 4500.

Chris Boring is president of retail consulting firm Boulevard Strategies.

August 24, 2004 - 8:13pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
A 21-year-old Wisconsin man contacted police Tuesday and was questioned in the shooting deaths of two camp counselors in California.

Nicholas Edward Scarseth called authorities after learning that Sonoma County detectives called him a "potential suspect" in the killings.

23-year-old Lindsay Cutshall of Fresno, in Coshocton County, and her 26-year-old fiance Jason Allen of Zeeland, Michigan were found shot in the head as they slept on a remote beach. They were to be...
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