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August 17, 2004 - 4:50pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Pretty soon school starts and we all know buying school supplies can put a dent in your bank account.

Hundreds of people lined up to get a free backpack loaded with plenty of goodies.

Supervisor of Muskingum County Children Services Jeff Nezbeth says, “in addition to the book bags we the health department is here giving free immunization shots. The dental department is here giving free tooth brushes.”

The event is normally held at the fairgrounds, but because of...
August 17, 2004 - 4:45pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Zanesville Police are investigating a Tuesday morning armed robbery in downtown Zanesville. Police say one man is in custody.

That man is being described as a 44-year-old white male, standing six feet tall with sandy brown hair.

His name has not been released.

Police cruisers swarmed around a downtown business Tuesday morning and now one Zanesville man sits in jail after trying to rob the business.

The incident happened at the B...
August 17, 2004 - 3:47pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
After a recent problem in transporting refrigerated produce from the Mid Ohio Food Bank in Columbus, Bank One came up with a resolution to help out food pantries in the surrounding communities.

With the help of a grant, they were able to purchase a new truck that will assist with deliveries and make things a whole lot easier.

The truck delivers twice a month on the first and third Tuesday of every month to Muskingum County as well as other counties.

August 17, 2004 - 3:32pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Another beautiful day to head out to the Muskingum County Blue Ribbon Fair.

And it seems like that’s exactly what the local community is doing. Every year they calculate the total number of people who came to the fair and so far the numbers are up from last year.

Treasurer Don Jordan says, “So far this year Sunday and Monday both we’ve been on the plus side. Sunday we were up 928 more attending than previous years and yesterday it was up 1300 so far it looks real good.”...
August 16, 2004 - 10:12pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
20-year-old B.J. Elder Richard-Bey of Zanesville is headed to jail for his part in the May 9th robbery of the Speedway Gas Station on Blue Avenue.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Bob Smith, Richard-Bey, along with his accomplice 43-year-old Phil Mayle, was arrested a short time after the robbery. Both men plead not guilty to the crimes they were facing, but Smith says in July Richard-Bey changed his plea to guilty.

Monday he was sentenced by Judge Mark...
August 16, 2004 - 6:13pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
It’s been 4 days since Hurricane Charley made landfall packing winds of around 180 miles per hour at times. While we’ve been telling you a lot about families who have suffered in Florida, one local family knows exactly how they feel.

Shaunta Kendall a former Port Charlotte resident says, “It hits home because it’s not just some town somewhere it’s where I grew up. It’s seeing the places I saw everyday destroyed and not knowing if my friends are ok.”

And although Zanesville...
August 16, 2004 - 6:06pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
The Zanesville police department is investigating an early morning shooting at a local residence.

The shooting occurred at approximately 5am at 914 ½ on Maple Avenue in Zanesville.

Detective Dan Arter says an unidentified intruder entered the home and demanded money.

27 year old David Paul was in a bedroom at the time when a struggle at the door resulted in 1 shot being fired through the door.
As a result, Paul was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital with a...
August 16, 2004 - 2:24pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
What would the Muskingum County Fair be without the fair food?

Funnel Cakes or any thing deep fried and covered with powdered sugar is my personal favorite and it seems a lot of people agree with me too.

Paul Bunting Fair Concession Manager says Elephant Ears is probably the most popular fair food.

If you’re not into sweets then there are plenty of French fries, corn dogs and other goodies including a new food vendor this year that makes hamburgers from real...
August 16, 2004 - 2:18pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
A big check was given to an important cause at the Muskingum County fair today.
The Adamsville mixed farmers 4H club had two fundraisers that raised $500 for the “Lace Up for Kids Program.”

The club always does some type of community service project and this year they did it to help “Lace Up for Kids.”

The raffle that the group had was the first time they’ve ever done that for a fundraiser.
August 16, 2004 - 12:41am
6 years 11 weeks ago
Sad news out of New Lexington, as 12 year old Maggie Woltz of Shawnee Ohio succumbed to injuries sustained as a result of a 2 vehicle crash on Portie Flamingo Road in Perry County.

The crash occurred around 4:15 this afternoon and investigators say the driver of the vehicle 19 year old Steven Norris of New Lexington was medflighted to OSU hospital where he is in critical condition.

Norris who was driving eastbound on Portie Flamingo Road apparently went off the left side...
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