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May 3, 2004 - 7:46am
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A murder trial is set to get underway today in Belmont County.

Jury selection begins this morning for 36-year-old Marvin Johnson.

He faces five felony charges including two aggravated murder charges in the death of 13-year-0ld Daniel Bailey on August 15th of last year.

The other three charges include kidnapping, rape and aggravated robbery.

The trial, which is expected to last three weeks, was moved from Cambridge to St. Clairsville due to pre-...
May 3, 2004 - 6:44am
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The wife of an Ohio Marine killed two weeks ago in Iraq says she heard her husband the day before he died.

Alicia Smith had previously avoided speaking publicly about the death of her husband, 21-year old Corporal Michael Smith Junior of Winterville in Eastern Ohio.

But she now tells WTOV in Steubenville that she received a satellite phone call from her husband on April 17th, the day before he was killed by enemy fire. Her husband told her he loved her with all his heart...
May 2, 2004 - 4:28pm
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Mother's Day is May 9th, which means you only have one week to buy something for Mom, that shows you really appreciate her.

One idea, tell your Mom she is a perfect as a rose and shower her with a beautiful bouquet.
“Obviously roses are a big seller this time of the year, we have thousands of roses coming in.” Says Jay Barnhart, owner of Flowerama on Maple Ave.

If you would like to buy something that Mom can enjoy for more than a week, pick up something that will...
May 2, 2004 - 3:39pm
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It’s like taking trip backing time and people in Cambridge today did just that at the Guernsey Valley Model Railroad Club where they opened their doors today to the public to enjoy an old pastime.

For the 20 members who belong to the club it is a way to show the public a little bit about their favorite hobby.

Today is just one of the few times a year the club opens its door to the public.
May 1, 2004 - 8:39pm
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If you’re a starving artist then Bryan Place was the place to be tonight..

The Zanesville Appalachian Arts Project hosted the Starving Artist Extravaganza this evening where community members including Zanesville Mayor Jack Fenton were able to eat dishes designed by famous artists.

This creative event included items such as Salvador Dali’s chicken as well as offered a variety of treats from different time periods.
May 1, 2004 - 8:37pm
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Terry Anderson, the Democratic Candidate for the State Senate race for the 20th district was gathering support from area Democrats tonight at a Democratic rally and dinner at the VFW Post on Putnam.

Anderson says his number one issue has always been the need to create jobs in our area.

Anderson adds Muskingum is a typically Republican voting County, but is hoping the support will bring a liberal election.

Anderson hopes for a live debate with Senator Joy Padgett...
May 1, 2004 - 10:24am
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Today marks the first day of May, but it also kicks off the farmers market season.

Vendors from all over selling anything from flowers to poultry gather at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.

One unique part about this year’s farmer’s market is that people will be on site showcasing their different talents.

Maps are also available this year so people can keep track of where all the vendors are located.
May 1, 2004 - 10:23am
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Women from across the state came to Zanesville today to pass an age-old tradition on.

120 rug hookers made history today by becoming the first ever Ohio rug hooking guild.

They all showed each other the rugs they sowed and gave tips on how to be become better rug hookers.

The women hope that by forming this guild younger generations will enjoy the hobby.
April 30, 2004 - 8:35pm
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Thomas Community Service Award Winners:
-Given to those who made contributions through specific organizations or projects.

Carol Boyce and Sandy Kopf for their efforts with the Zanesville Concert Association.

John and Dorothy Montgomery for their dedication to Muskingum County 4-H.

Shawn Bonner, D.O., John Caffaratti, M.D., Charles Cerney, M.D., Maria Jamiolkowski, D.O., Greg Kelso, M.D., Lisa King, M.D., David Klein, M.D., Brian W. Luft, M.D., Douglas A....
April 30, 2004 - 4:51pm
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A pretrial hearing was to be held Friday for former St. Thomas Principal Michael Sens…but according to City Law Director Scott Hillis, the hearing has been mover to May 19th, at 1:00 p.m.

Hillis says the two parties in this case, despite trying, have not been able to come up with an agreement to resolve the matter. Hillis adds he’s hopeful that can be done before the 19-th.

Sens has pleaded not guilty to five counts of disseminating harmful matter to juveniles.
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