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April 30, 2004 - 4:18am
5 years 49 weeks ago
Two Guernsey County residents accused of raping a handicapped four-year-old girl appear for a pre-trial hearing today.

Former Happydale Road residents John Stoneman and co-defendant Patricia Kelly have already entered pleas of not guilty to several felony charges in the case.

Stoneman and Kelly are alleged to have raped the girl while she was under the care of Kelly, who is a former nurse.

The two are scheduled in Guernsey County Common Pleas court today....
April 29, 2004 - 3:34pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Representatives from the Ohio Central Railroad System are asking the Muskingum County Commissioners for support tonight.

They want to take over and privatize the Ohio Panhandle Rail System, a railway they have managed for over 10 years. The company says owing the rail privately, versus the state owing it, will take care of much needed repairs on the rail.

The Company will go before the Ohio Rail Commission some time before the end of the year. County Commissioners say thy...
April 29, 2004 - 3:27pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Zanesville and 10 other southeastern Ohio communities are continuing their efforts in the maintenance and planting of trees.

They were awarded today at the Tree City USA Ceremony at the OUZ Campus Center.
Ohio leads the nation in Tree Communities, and Ann Bonner, A regional urban forester says our state is such a great place to host events such as these to raise awareness on how beneficial trees really are.

The USA Tree Awards are given in April, around Arbor Day,...
April 29, 2004 - 3:22pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
The village of Philo may soon see a huge improvement on one of their heavily driven roads.

The Muskingum County Commissioners opened bids today for the reconstruction of the county Road 6 Bridge, in Philo.

Loren Camp, Muskingum County Engineer says the bridge has been worked on several times, including last winter, but now says the bridge is beyond repair.

The County Commissioners only had one bid at over $133,000 to reconstruct the bridge.
April 29, 2004 - 11:46am
5 years 49 weeks ago
Volunteers at the Heavenly Ham on Maple Avenue were busy putting together sandwiches and box lunches to help support the Operation Feed Food Drive.

Starting today volunteers delivered Heavenly Ham box lunches to area businesses. Prior to today the deli had taken over 800 orders for the lunches and today with people faxing in orders and walking in, owner of Heavenly Ham Mike Alfman anticipates over 1000 box lunches will be bought.

Alfman says a portion of the sales will go...
April 29, 2004 - 11:39am
5 years 49 weeks ago
A major insurance company has awarded the Zanesville Fire Department a grant for two thousand dollars to help aid in fire investigators and to help stop arson.

The two thousand dollar grant was used to purchase equipment to aid fire investigators in their investigators. They bought a digital camera, which will enable investigators to take pictures of the area immediately without development.

The other item was a hydrocarbon detector, which allows fire officials to detect...
April 29, 2004 - 10:21am
5 years 49 weeks ago
We have an update for your today on the issue of Whiz TV in Morgan County.

You may remember when we told you that Adelphia Cable announced it would pull Whiz TV from its system at the end of April.

Well, we have some good news to tell you about.

Not only is Whiz TV going to remain on cable so McConnelsville residents can watch, it will also be available in the Beverly, Porterfield and Guysville areas as well.

The announcement was made today by...
April 29, 2004 - 5:43am
5 years 49 weeks ago
A convicted killer with a dual British-American citizenship could avoid the death penalty and might even be released from prison because of a question a Federal Appeals Court has on an Ohio law.

The Ohio Supreme Court is being asked by the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to explain the transferred of the intent of doctrine as it pertains to Kenneth Richey’s aggravated murder conviction in a 1986 fire death.

Richey was convicted of the death of 2-year old Cynthia...
April 28, 2004 - 3:19pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Recommendations from the State Senate may clear any obstacles for new electronic voting machines. The State Senate and a legislative ballot security committee recommended the bill for passage for 31 counties in Ohio before the November election.

But in our area, don’t expect to see the new machines just yet. Muskingum County will still have the punch card ballots for this year’s election. The cost of the new machines, complete with a voter verifiable paper audit trail will be paid...
April 28, 2004 - 3:11pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Some senior citizens may soon be eligible for saving 10 to 20 % off the price of prescription drugs.

Effective June 1st, 2004, a new drug discount card will be available for those 65 and older and on Medicare. There are several cards to choose from, with over 100 plans, so it’s very important to talk with your pharmacist first, to find which card carries your medicine.

With some of the card plans, there is a fee ranging from 10 to 30 dollars a year. If you make less than...
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