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September 2, 2004 - 10:28pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Late Thursday afternoon, at about 4:40 p.m., deputies from the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office and agents from the Central Ohio Drug Task Force executed a warrant at 730 N. 16th Street.

22-year-old Joshua McKee of the residence was taken into custody pending formal charges. According to Sheriff Timothy Rogers, marijuana, trace evidence of cocaine, two loaded handguns and a quantity of cash was removed from the residence.

Weapons were discharged at pit bulls as officers...
September 2, 2004 - 6:22pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Downtown Newark is starting to look like Kerry central.

Organizers are setting up the main stage where John Kerry will speak around 12:45 this afternoon. All streets around the courthouse are now blocked off.

Newark’s Mayor Bruce Bain says the whole city is buzzing about the candidate making the stop.

Tickets are still available at Kerry headquarters, 25 Arcade Pl. downtown Newark. Buses will shuttle people back and forth to the rally from the OSU Newark...
September 2, 2004 - 6:14pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The Licking County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating a makeshift meth lab on Marne Rd.

The suspicion began last night when a neighbor called officials complaining about a strong ammonia odor. As a result, residents on Marne Road were evacuated around 11pm last night to a nearby church.

Detective Rod Mitchell from the Licking County Sheriff’s Office says 12483 Marne Rd is under investigation for making the drug. Residents moved back into their homes around 10...
September 2, 2004 - 12:45pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Zanesville will soon have a new nursing home.

Autumn Health Care Incorporated today announced that it has purchased the Ohio District Council Nursing Home on the East Pike.

Owner Steve Hitchens says a new nursing home will be built next year.

We’re told plans for a groundbreaking are tentatively set for early spring of 2005.

The new operation will be a long-term care facility. The site of the new nursing home has not yet been announced, but...
September 2, 2004 - 10:54am
6 years 12 weeks ago
A Muskingum County resident is 100,000 dollars richer today thanks to the Ohio Lottery.

David Dusenbery of Nashport won the money for matching five numbers in the August 30th Buckeye Five drawing.

After mandatory federal and state withholding taxes he will receive a check for 71,500 dollars.

The Lottery says Dusenbery discovered he had won by watching T-V.

He purchased the winning ticket at Hand Feed Company and Beverage on Olde Falls Road....
September 2, 2004 - 5:20am
6 years 12 weeks ago
A strange smell in a Licking County village turned in an evacuation overnight.

The Licking County Sheriff’s department says almost 20 Marne residents were forced from their homes around 9:00 last night by an unknown odor.

Investigators are on the scene this morning at 12-438 Marne Road at a mobile home park.

They are investigating the source of a strong smell of ammonia.

No injuries were reported. More details are expected to be released later...
September 1, 2004 - 9:49pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
An American Red Cross chapter that serves five counties in Ohio and West Virginia has given up its charter so it can concentrate on fundraising.

The Western West Virginia Chapter is based in Huntington and will continue to provide services and programs at its offices in Cabell and Mason counties in West Virginia and in Lawrence County in Ohio.

A Charleston-based chapter will assume some of the administrative duties. The Huntington chapter now is a certified delivery...
September 1, 2004 - 9:45pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
An attorney says the man charged in a series of highway shootings in the Columbus area is changing his plea to innocent by reason of insanity.

29-year-old Charles McCoy, Junior originally pleaded innocent to a 24-count indictment including the fatal scooting of 62-year-old Gail Knisley of Washington Court House.

McCoy’s lawyer Andrew Haney says the change of plea was filed Wednesday morning in Franklin County Common Pleas Court.

The change in plea comes a day...
September 1, 2004 - 9:42pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The man accused of murdering 58-year-old Donna Weaver last July was arraigned in Judge Howard Zwelling’s courtroom Wednesday.

36-year-old Glenn McCoy of Coshocton, who is currently serving a prison sentence in the Southeastern Ohio Correctional Institution, was officially indicted last Wednesday by a Muskingum County Grand Jury in Weaver’s murder.

Wednesday he was arraigned and plead not guilty to two counts of aggravated murder while committing aggravated robbery, and one...
September 1, 2004 - 9:35pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The man who allegedly attempted to rob the B-and-D Sales Store in Downtown Zanesville on August 17th was arraigned in Judge Howard Zwelling’s courtroom Wednesday.

44-year-old Lloyd Dunlap of Zanesville was arraigned and pleaded not guilty to two counts of robbery, both of which are felonies of the second degree.

Court reports show that Dunlap is being held in the county jail. His bond has been continued at $50,000.
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