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March 26, 2004 - 12:40pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
A local principal was arraigned in Zanesville Municipal Court today.

The attorney for Michael Sens, Scott Eickelberger, entered a written plea of not guilty to the five charges against his client.

Sens faces five counts of disseminating harmful matter to juveniles.

Sens showed some students pornographic pictures during an investigation into their origin.

A pre-trial hearing is set for April 16th. One other note, Municipal Court Judge Bill...
March 26, 2004 - 6:34am
5 years 42 weeks ago
An accident that happened earlier this week in Coshocton County has claimed a life.

The West Lafayette Police Department and the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office say it happened Wednesday night.

Police say that Doran Miller was struck by a car on the 300 block of West Main Street.

According to Sheriff’s Dispatchers, Miller was pronounced dead at Coshocton Memorial Hospital. The accident remains under investigation.
March 25, 2004 - 11:43pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
Lt. Bill Shaw with the Zanesville Police Department says one of his officers sprained an ankle Thursday night while in pursuit of two juveniles.

Shaw says that shortly after 8:00 Thursday night, an officer attempted to stop a car with no headlights on. The car fled at a high rate of speed south on Dresden Road. The two occupants of the cars jumped out near Normandy Drive and ran through the woods onto Linden Avenue, where they were apprehended.

Shaw says the 15-year-old...
March 25, 2004 - 4:47pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
It’s that time again.. the United Way kicks off their Operation Feed campaign today asking for donations to fill local food pantries.

Patrick Pugh, chairman of the campaign says this year they are taking a more aggressive approach by increasing the goal to 100 tons of food.

The United Way is asking that the public make monetary contributions instead of buying food items since the pantries can purchase more food than individuals can.

Pugh emphasized the fact that...
March 25, 2004 - 4:33pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
The high cost of medical care is making some Muskingum County officials sick. The county is paying too much in medical cost for inmates in the county jail. Sheriff Bob Stephenson informed the County Commissioners today of the problem and came up with a possible solution.

This year the county anticipates spending close to $360,000 on medical costs in the jail alone. Currently, there are too many inmates requiring medical attention and the costs to treat them are becoming overwhelming...
March 25, 2004 - 2:15pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
It’s a big weekend for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Zanesville. The organization will be hosting its annual Bowl For Kids Sake.

This event is the largest fundraiser and a way for Big Brothers and Big Sisters to recruit more members. According to Mollie Crooks, Executive Director of the Organization, kids have a positive affect when they have role models.

Tim Callahan, Coordinator for the Bowl for Kids Sake says that the program has been a tremendous success for...
March 25, 2004 - 1:58pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
Today in Judge Mark Fleegle’s Courtroom local members of the business community stopped by to give young probationers tips on getting back into the working world.

The speakers were Common Pleas Judge Mark Fleegle and Judge Howard Zwelling. From the business community were Hank Littick, President of WHIZ Media Group and Ron Bucci Manager of General Graphics and Buckeye Stoneware.

Fleegle says that this program provides the former inmates with valuable information
March 25, 2004 - 7:05am
5 years 42 weeks ago
Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell has told county elections officials they have until Tuesday to select new voting machines or he will do it for them.

His ultimatum raised the ire of some state lawmakers who threatened to block the move.

State legislators have been holding hearings on the security of electronic voting.

Blackwell has asked the state controlling board to approve the purchase of more than 122-million dollars in voting equipment at its April...
March 25, 2004 - 6:38am
5 years 42 weeks ago
The Super Lotto jackpot is starting to grow again.

19,000,000 dollars is up for grabs for Satruday’s Ohio Super Lotto jackpot.

There were no tickets with the winning combination in last night’s 18,000,000 dollar drawing.

There also was no winner of the 100,000 dollar top prize in the Kicker game.
March 25, 2004 - 6:14am
5 years 42 weeks ago
Congressman Bob Ney announced some good news for Muskingum, Licking and Coshocton Counties.

He says the six-year Highway Authorization Bill includes 3,000,000 dollars to upgrade State Route 16 from two to four lanes.

Ney says transporation funding is critical to local communities for a number of reasons including safety and economic growth.

Ney says the funding will go a long way toward reducing congestion, improving safety and increasing economic...
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