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June 22, 2004 - 8:51am
6 years 4 weeks ago
Just before his jury trial was to begin Monday, a Columbus man changed his plea ti guilty to killing a woman shortly after his car nearly collided with the minivan the woman’s husband was driving.

The judge sentenced Antwan Carter to 15 years to life in prison for the murder of Tonya Jones last July 7th.

Prosecutors said 23-year old Carter was playing cards with friends when he agreed to go for more beer. Outside the store, his car nearly collided with a minivan driven by...
June 21, 2004 - 10:03pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
There’s plenty of sad news in the world…and that’s why a local church has once again opened their doors to children of all ages for their Vacation Bible School Program.

Over 400 kids are finding out about positive events and things in their lives. Children’s Minister for the North Terrace Church of Christ, Graham Phillips, says the theme for this year’s event is “Lava-Lava Island.”

The camp runs all week long from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and it’s not too late to sign up...
June 21, 2004 - 5:50pm
4 years 20 weeks ago

A 19-year-old Circleville man was sentenced Monday for attempting to break out of the Muskingum County Jail.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Bob Smith, Scott Haughey originally plead not guilty to one count of aiding escape and one count vandalism for his part in the May 23rd attempted escape from the jail.

Smith says Monday Haughey withdrew that plea and pleads guilty. He was sentenced Monday as well by Judge Mark Fleegle to 15-months in prison....

June 21, 2004 - 4:30pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
Dieters take note…there’s a new place in town for you to go if you are trying to lose weight.

Today the Physicians Weight Loss Center opened their Zanesville office and has a lot to offer our community.

Phyllis Wycoff, the owner, says she located in Zanesville mostly because of the great network of physicians and the clientele that come from surrounding counties.

Wycoff also says this is not a form of fad dieting. They have 16 week programs designed to help...
June 21, 2004 - 4:23pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
The fight against cancer hit the fairways at the Jaycees golf course in Zanesville. Area women took part in the Pink Ribbon Golf Classic.

This is the 24th year for the championship hosted by the American Cancer Society.

Health Promotions Coordinator Bonnie Burns says, “Any survivor that you see walking benefits from cancer research, any kind of medication or treatment comes from research so funds that you raise for cancer research all go back into your community and...
June 21, 2004 - 4:15pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
It’s been a few months since the Carr Center Cake Auction, but donations are still rolling in, making this year’s total over the $200,000 mark.

The total from the April Fundraiser was over $195,000 and today they received the final $5,000 donation from the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Carr Center Board of Directors President Rick Staley says, “the money will go towards a general fund that is used to help disable kids and disabled adults in Muskingum County.”
June 21, 2004 - 2:33pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
The search for a man missing at Buckeye Lake ended this morning when authorities found the body of 29-year old Roy Morgan Junior of Columbus.

The Ohio State Department of Natural Resources (ONDR) officials say divers found Morgan at approximately 7:05 a.m. after a private boater spotted the body floating between Fireman’s Park and Harbor Hills in the portion of lake in Licking County.

Authorities from Licking, Morgan and Fairfield counties had been searching for Morgan...
June 21, 2004 - 9:24am
6 years 4 weeks ago
Roller coaster enthusiasts from all over the Country are in Northern Ohio this week to take on the State’s biggest and smallest ride.

Their 27th National convention, Coaster Con, opened yesterday at Cedar Point.

Alan Shick of Columbus has conquered 513 roller coasters in the United States and Europe.

He’ll tally number 514 this week on a side trip from Cedar Point near Sandusky to the Little Dipper Ride at Memphis Kiddie Park in the Cleveland suburb of Brooklyn...
June 21, 2004 - 9:13am
6 years 4 weeks ago
After almost three days of searching for a missing man in Buckeye Lake, divers have finally uncovered his body this morning.

According to an Ohio Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman, the man's body was located in the water at about 7:10 this morning. His name is not being released at this time.

Authorities from three counties had been searching since Saturday for the man who fell off a boat.

Family members say the man either fell overboard or was pushed...
June 21, 2004 - 7:49am
6 years 4 weeks ago
Authorities are speculating that a fight may have been the incident that prompted a drowning in Buckeye Lake over the weekend.

Divers from three counties plan to try for a third time today to find the body of a man who has been missing since he fell off a boat on the lake Saturday evening.

Dozens of weary divers gave up the search last night, but are heading back out today to continue looking.

State Recreation and Watercraft officials are disclosing few details...
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