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August 16, 2004 - 10:12pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
20-year-old B.J. Elder Richard-Bey of Zanesville is headed to jail for his part in the May 9th robbery of the Speedway Gas Station on Blue Avenue.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Bob Smith, Richard-Bey, along with his accomplice 43-year-old Phil Mayle, was arrested a short time after the robbery. Both men plead not guilty to the crimes they were facing, but Smith says in July Richard-Bey changed his plea to guilty.

Monday he was sentenced by Judge Mark...
August 16, 2004 - 6:13pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
It’s been 4 days since Hurricane Charley made landfall packing winds of around 180 miles per hour at times. While we’ve been telling you a lot about families who have suffered in Florida, one local family knows exactly how they feel.

Shaunta Kendall a former Port Charlotte resident says, “It hits home because it’s not just some town somewhere it’s where I grew up. It’s seeing the places I saw everyday destroyed and not knowing if my friends are ok.”

And although Zanesville...
August 16, 2004 - 6:06pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Zanesville police department is investigating an early morning shooting at a local residence.

The shooting occurred at approximately 5am at 914 ½ on Maple Avenue in Zanesville.

Detective Dan Arter says an unidentified intruder entered the home and demanded money.

27 year old David Paul was in a bedroom at the time when a struggle at the door resulted in 1 shot being fired through the door.
As a result, Paul was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital with a...
August 16, 2004 - 2:24pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
What would the Muskingum County Fair be without the fair food?

Funnel Cakes or any thing deep fried and covered with powdered sugar is my personal favorite and it seems a lot of people agree with me too.

Paul Bunting Fair Concession Manager says Elephant Ears is probably the most popular fair food.

If you’re not into sweets then there are plenty of French fries, corn dogs and other goodies including a new food vendor this year that makes hamburgers from real...
August 16, 2004 - 2:18pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A big check was given to an important cause at the Muskingum County fair today.
The Adamsville mixed farmers 4H club had two fundraisers that raised $500 for the “Lace Up for Kids Program.”

The club always does some type of community service project and this year they did it to help “Lace Up for Kids.”

The raffle that the group had was the first time they’ve ever done that for a fundraiser.
August 16, 2004 - 12:41am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Sad news out of New Lexington, as 12 year old Maggie Woltz of Shawnee Ohio succumbed to injuries sustained as a result of a 2 vehicle crash on Portie Flamingo Road in Perry County.

The crash occurred around 4:15 this afternoon and investigators say the driver of the vehicle 19 year old Steven Norris of New Lexington was medflighted to OSU hospital where he is in critical condition.

Norris who was driving eastbound on Portie Flamingo Road apparently went off the left side...
August 15, 2004 - 8:05pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Some local residents wait for it all year, and now the wait is over.

The 158th Muskingum County Blue Ribbon Fair kicked off today at the Fairgrounds under beautiful weather. The ribbon ceremony included Marlene Greten, the fair’s veteran nurse for 50 years. She received cutting honors.

Senator Joy Padgett was there and congratulated Muskingum County on their continuous excellence and dedication to agriculture.

2003 Fair Queen Cynthia Paagzig crowned Kim Watson...
August 15, 2004 - 4:12pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
There was plenty of dancing in the streets for the annual Fultonham Community Days It’s a tradition they’ve done for years.

Community Days worker Lisa Lyon says, “ our community days have been going on since 1983. The kids run for king, queen, prince and princess. WE get donations from local business.”

There’s even a special bike giveaway for the kids.

The Fultonham Days went all weekend long.
August 15, 2004 - 4:08pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Worldwide people have been celebrating the start of the Olympic games and today about 45 Olympic hopefuls performed at The Colony Square Mall.

Ages three to seventeen were on site to show off their special skills.

You can catch all the action of the Olympic games on WHIZ-TV.
August 14, 2004 - 7:53pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
There is a sense of nostalgia in the air this weekend at the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club.

Boaters from as far as Alabama, Illinois, Michigan, and all over the buckeye state, to view 50 antique classics on display, some dating back to the early 1930’s. 95% of them are wooden boats.

Judges look at originality, exterior condition, and over all appearance of the boats.
The regatta runs through Sunday and admission is free.
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