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August 11, 2004 - 9:00pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
25-year-old Joyia Powell of Cambridge was found competent to stand trial last month, for her part in a March 29th robbery at the Red Roof Inn located at 4929 East Pike.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor, on April 29th Powell plead not guilty by reason of insanity to the charges she was facing. But on July 14th she was found competent and sane to stand trial.

Wednesday she appeared again before Judge Howard Zwelling and plead guilty to one count aggravated...
August 11, 2004 - 5:20pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Detective Randy Ritchason says the South Zanesville man arrested over the weekend for an alleged child enticement incident in the Putnam Avenue area will appear before a Muskingum County Grand Jury next Wednesday.

The incident reportedly happened around noon Saturday when a white male approached two girls under the age of ten to get into his car. The girls gave a description of the man and his car to a relative, who called authorities.

Police located the suspect a short...
August 11, 2004 - 4:18pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Zanesville police are investigating a shooting at a local home.

Information is limited at this time, but what we do know is that there was a shooting at approximately 1:00 this afternoon and one person was shot and sustained a non-life threatening injury.

Police Chief Eric Lambes says, “Around 12:54 we received a 911 call, a subject that was shot at 1040 South Luck Ave. The victim is an Aaron Willet 25 years of age who was shot in the lower leg advised us he was sitting...
August 11, 2004 - 2:30pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
With the naming of Child Support Awareness Month across Ohio, the Child Support Division of the Muskingum County Job and Family Services has special activities planned during August.

Not only does the open house continue to run, but the prize drawings are also going well, with 180 participants in last week’s contest. This week, four tickets for the Muskingum County Fair are up for grabs. With these activities, the agency wants the community to be aware of their effort.
August 11, 2004 - 2:15pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Tomorrow starts the sewer separation project that will shut down parts of Blue Avenue in Zanesville.

But some local business owners are disappointed with the timing.

Jim Ford owner of the BP station off of State Street says this was poor planning by the city and a real inconvenience for his business.
Ford says, “They come in here at fair time and want to close the streets down and they notified us two days before they’re going to do it and this is not only going to...
August 11, 2004 - 2:00pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Fair opens its gates this Sunday for it’s 158th year.

Workers continue to set up vendors and the rides to make sure everything is ready for this weekend.

But don’t plan on seeing too many changes from years past.

Paul Bunting, Concessions manager says , “Everything’s pretty close to the same we’re just getting more concessions and making the midway longer.”

Bunting who has helped out for 34 years says this is his favorite part of...
August 11, 2004 - 1:43pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
With the recent visits of both presidential candidates to our area, Ohio is getting more and more attention as election time draws near.

But a lot of people are wondering if Ohio will play the same role as Florida did in 2000, because of the fact that the buckeye state is still using punch card ballots for this year’s election.

Martha Thomas of the Muskingum County Board of Elections says, “The punch card system here in Ohio is very effective. We’ve had it in Muskingum...
August 10, 2004 - 10:31pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
While law enforcement was searching for the robbery suspect, many Zanesville residents were searching for some answers of their own Tuesday evening.

Tuesday was a public meeting regarding the new State Route 22-93 bypass project. Many people who possibly will be affected by the upcoming construction turned out for the forum.

Port Authority Executive Director Larry Merry says of the six alternates offered, two were chosen and discussed at the meeting tonight. Merry adds...
August 10, 2004 - 10:27pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Law enforcement officials now have their robbery suspect in custody in Noble County. It may have taken several hours, but according to Noble County Sheriff Landon Smith, 40-year-old Daryl Waychoff of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania is in the Noble County Jail.

He’s been charged with robbery in Noble County, and Sheriff Smith says he’s a suspect in two other recent robberies (one in Newcomerstown and the other in Cambridge.)

Waychoff allegedly robbed the Farmers and Merchants...
August 10, 2004 - 5:33pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Chief Justice Thomas Moyer of the Ohio Supreme Court made a stop in Zanesville today, as he is campaigning for his re-election in November.

Moyer has been Chief Justice for the past 18 years and wants to opportunity to continue serving Ohioans.

Educational programs are very important to the Chief Justice and he has implemented an off-site court program that takes the court system on the road to schools across the state.

Some of Moyer’s endorsements include the...
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