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August 13, 2004 - 2:57pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A lot of people were “teed” off today, but for a good reason at the third annual Jaycees/Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing.

President of Jaycees Golf Course Brent Kappes says, "proceeds will go towards community projects that we do throughout the year."

More than one hundred golfers came out for the event. Last year they raised about $4,000 this year they hope to do the same.
August 13, 2004 - 2:50pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The first ever kids fest from this past weekend was a huge success and today Big Brothers Big Sisters and Pick ‘N save celebrated the more than fourteen hundred dollars they raised for the organization.

The money will help more kids find a “Big” to spend time with.

There are about 60 additional kids looking for a Big Brother or a Big Sister.
August 13, 2004 - 2:39pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The deadline is quickly approaching if you would like to get some free shoes from the Lace up for Kids Campaign.

Monday is the final day to fill out applications and anyone can swing by their office on Putnam Avenue to get one.

If you have an old pair of tennis shoes there is still time to donate them. You ca drop them off at any Wendy’s or at WHIZ.
August 13, 2004 - 2:35pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The South Zanesville man who allegedly tried to get two young Zanesville girls in his car this past weekend appeared in Municipal Court today.

37-year-old Charles Butcher entered a not guilty plea on both counts of child enticement.

Zanesville Detective Randy Ritchason says, “he is being held in the city jail on a $100,000 bond.”

Also in Municipal Court today wee both of the men who fled from Wednesday’s shooting on South Luck Avenue. Ryan Saxton and Daniel...
August 12, 2004 - 4:20pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The South Zanesville man, now in police custody for enticing two young girls under the age of ten, is the same man authorities say who once followed a West Muskingum School Bus.

37-year-old Charles butcher allegedly tried to make the young girls ages seven and nine get into his car in the Putnam area on Madison Street over the weekend.

Zanesville Police Detective Randy Ritchason says the girls did the smart thing and were able to get away from the man and told someone to...
August 12, 2004 - 4:13pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The two men who fled on foot after a shooting on South Luck Avenue are now in police custody and face charges from Wednesday’s incident.

Authorities say the shooting at this time appears to be accidental, but both of the men, Ryan Saxton and Daniel Goss will be facing charges tomorrow in municipal court.

It isn’t clear why the pair left the scene after their friend had been shot.

The victim of the shooting, 25 year-old Aaron Willet, is still in the hospital.
August 12, 2004 - 1:05pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
His first day was yesterday and today the Z-bus Transit system celebrated as Steve Connell begins his career as General Manager there.

Connell says he has plenty of experience and is excited to begin.

He says the Z-Bus may need some work, but the future looks promising.

Connell previously worked as General Manager for a community transit service in Los Angeles County in California.
August 12, 2004 - 12:59pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Recent budget cuts are causing more then just headaches for one local organization.

In a Muskingum County Commissioners meeting today, The Community Action Agency asked the commissioners for some extra funding.

CEO of the Muskingum County Community Action Agency Nancy Pierce says, things have been tough this year and that’s why they’ve had so many cuts.

The exact dollar amount the agency needs is not known.
August 12, 2004 - 5:23am
6 years 7 weeks ago
A Federal Appeals Court clerk says she mistakenly gave the Ohio Attorney General the wrong information about a ruling in a death penalty case with a New Concord connection.

Officials say a mistake by the clerk at the Sixth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals led Attorney General Jim Petro’s office to mistakenly believe the state had won an issue in the case.

The Appeals Court issued an order Monday denying Ohio’s request to reconsider an earlier decision that set aside the...
August 11, 2004 - 10:40pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A three-car accident on Market Street sends one to the hospital Wednesday afternoon.

According to Sgt. Chris Rice with the Police Department, the accident happened at 5:45 p.m. at the intersection of Market Street and Greenwood Avenue. Rice says 28-year-old Heather Anderson, 52-year-old Connie Derwakter, and 20-year-old Travis Adair, all from Zanesville, were traveling east on Market Street.

Anderson and Derwakter were stopped for traffic when Adair struck Derwakter’s...
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