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December 2, 2005 - 9:09am
7 years 7 weeks ago
A raid on a Zanesville home lead police to guns, drugs and poached game.

A Special Response Team entered the home on 476 Spangler Drive early Thursday morning.

A Zanesville Police Detective says they seized rifles, shotguns and drug paraphanalia, and they found wild turkeys, whitetail deer and a marijuana growing operation.

They say they detained three people after the raid, but no charges have been filed yet. They are expecting to make at least seven arrests...
December 1, 2005 - 9:13pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Get ready to pop open those popcorn tins! The local Boy Scouts of America spent the first few weeks of November selling popcorn, and now that popcorn is in.

Tonight volunteers spent the evening sorting and packaging more than $100,000 worth of popcorn.

“Tonight we’re at the Bloomer Candy Company sorting all the product for our boys, in preparation for a busy Saturday morning,” says John Harding, Scout executive for the Muskingum County Council of the Boy Scouts of...
December 1, 2005 - 5:35pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
If you were born or lost a loved one over the past 23 years in Muskingum County, chances are you came in contact with Kay Hedges.

Kay will be retiring at the end of the month as Local Registrar of Vital Statistics.

She has been responsible for registering all births and deaths for Muskingum County. “23 years in one spot is long enough. It’s time for new faces and to do something a little bit different,” a smiling Hedges said.

During her time in office, Kay...
December 1, 2005 - 5:34pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A local artist received a grant today from the Muskingum County Community Foundation in remembrance of one family’s daughter.

Bryan Rapp received the $500 grant from Mary Ann Bucci to continue his art career.

The award is in both Ronna Bucci and former Art Center Director Dr. Charles Deitz’s name. “I know that she would be so proud, as would Dr. Deitz. They would be so proud that their names are remembered and they’re doing a small little thing that’s going to help...
December 1, 2005 - 5:22pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Commissioners listened to bids today for the Coopermill Rd Sewer Project.

After receiving several bids from area firms, the Commissioners listened to bids from four this afternoon.

The project comes after several conversations with the Health Department. “This will provide sewer services to homes that would be close to the city near the fairgrounds going out on Coopermill Rd, a certain distance away from Potts Lane and a couple of side streets...
December 1, 2005 - 5:21pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The holidays are just a few weeks away, and the post office is beginning to see an increase in traffic.

To ensure your letters and packages are delivered before Christmas, the post office recommends sending mail no later than these date.

December 5: Priority mail gift packages and APO and FPO 093.
December 10: All other APO and FPO along with Parcel Post Service.
December 20: Priority Packages within the US

“We want to remind people that you can...
December 1, 2005 - 11:49am
7 years 7 weeks ago
For troops overseas, the holiday spirit and coming home for the holidays is just a thought.

But now you can bring the holidays to them. All you have to do is visit www.whiznews.com and click on the “Home for the Holidays” link. Then you can submit the troop’s email address and they’ll get a link to watch the Home for the Holidays show right on the net. Coordinator Danny Maxwell says last year was a great success.

“A lot of families heard from their loved ones that are...
December 1, 2005 - 9:16am
7 years 7 weeks ago
A Buckeye Lake man accused of prostituting his daughter, who is now 13 years old, is in jail.

The Licking County Sheriff's Office says the girl told authorities that her dad's friends would pick her up and take her away for sex.

Authorities are withholding the man's name to protect the girl's identity.

The 46-year-old dad is charged with one count of rape, and detectives say he may have sexually abused the girl.

He appeared in a Licking County court...
November 30, 2005 - 10:41pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
There are more than 9,400 licensed dogs in Muskingum County, and State Law required every dog over 3-months old to have a license.

Starting tomorrow the 2006 dog licenses will go on sale. However, County Auditor, Anita Adams, says this year you’ll pay a little more to tag your pet.

“The commissioners, this past August passed resolution to increase the price of a regular dog license from $8 to $10, and a kennel license has been increased from $40 to $50,” says Adams....
November 30, 2005 - 10:32pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Grand Jury indicted a local man for a series of sexual assaults that he allegedly committed on a family member under 10-years old.

33-year old Chad Kullman of Zanesville is behind bars on several counts.

“He was indicted on four counts of Rape and one count of gross sexual imposition,” says Detective Sergeant Ric Roush of the Zanesville Police Department. “And this indictment stems from a number of incidents.”

Detective Roush says the...
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