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February 11, 2004 - 11:02pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
The city of Zanesville is having a fit over counterfeit money...According to Zanesville Detective Ric Roush, in the last week the Police Department and the Sheriff’s Office have been inundated with fake $20’s.

In fact, Roush says the department has had nine incidents from various locations including gas stations, restaurants, grocery stores and other in the last seven days. The fake money is discovered when these businesses take their deposits to the bank.

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February 11, 2004 - 4:55pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
The totals are in for the United Way campaign of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties, and although the goal was not met, over one million dollars was raised for our community.

To celebrate the end of the campaign, the United Way invited representatives from all of their agencies to a wrap-up luncheon at the Salvation Army.

Wendi Roberts, the chairperson for the campaign blames the economy as a reason the community was more hesitant to donate.

Roberts says...
February 11, 2004 - 4:44pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
The Rosecrans Key Club hosted its annual meeting with the Kiwanis club today to discuss upcoming projects.

Larry Denbow, advisor of the Key Club says they are lucky to have a Kiwanis sponsorship, because it teaches the kids about helping our community.

Denbow says he’s very proud of the organization and what they’ve accomplished. “We’ve won international awards, we’ve won national awards, and one of our students won the award for international and that’s for every club not...
February 11, 2004 - 1:35pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
In other road construction news…if your car’s alignment is out you’ve probably hit one of the many potholes in the Zanesville area.

The city is working on repairing the worst hit roads but the Zanesville Public Service Director, Mike Simms; still needs residents help in locating any other problem areas.

So far no vehicular damage has been reported but new issues are always popping up. If you think your car has been damaged by a pothole, the burden of proof is on you....
February 11, 2004 - 1:14pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
Zanesville Residents can expect to see road closures and detours over the next several months because of a sewer separation project.

Right now the cities storm and sewers share one line. The problem begins when there is any type of flooding causing the water to go into the Muskingum River.

The large project will take around ten months to complete, but plans are in the making for the construction to begin in a months.

A $200,000 grant from the ARC along with the...
February 11, 2004 - 8:41am
5 years 42 weeks ago
After admitting in a Newark courtroom that he provided alcoholic drinks to eight eleven-and-twelve year olds attending his daughter's birthday party, fifty-two year old Jeffrey Yingling was found guilty.

Charged with eight misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, Yingling could be sentenced to four years in jail. Judge Robert Hoover delayed sentencing until a pre-sentence investigation is completed.

Yingling said the children attending the Januray...
February 11, 2004 - 6:45am
5 years 42 weeks ago
The situation was described by a prosecutor as a tragic case of two brothers trying to look out for their sister and ending up in a fatal confrontation over what's best for her.

A judge in Newark Tuesday found 20-year-old Travis Newell guilty of murdering his half-brother, Michael Riddle, last September. He sentenced Newell to 15 years to life in prison with three additional years on a gun specification.

The 23-year-old Riddle was appointed legal guardian of their 17-year-...
February 11, 2004 - 6:37am
5 years 42 weeks ago
Denying charges that he burned down his house in Millersport to collect 235-thousand dollars in insurance money, former Fairfield County Judge Don Mcauliffe took the stand Tuesday in his trial in U.S. District Court in Columbus.

He told jurors that he was innocent and testified that contractor Darrell Faller approached him with the alleged arson-for-profit scheme, but he failed to report the solicitation to authorities.

Faller and Mcauliffe's former girlfriend aren't...
February 10, 2004 - 11:29pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
Funeral services were held Tuesday in West Virginia and Virginia for two Ohio soldiers killed in Iraq.

Staff Sergeant Lester Kinney II of Zanesville was buried Tuesday at a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Kinney, killed when a roadside bomb exploded west of Baghdad, is the 48th soldier to be buried at Arlington since the war in Iraq started.

More than 50 people attended the funeral in Sistersville, West Virginia, for Staff Sergeant Roger Clinton...
February 10, 2004 - 11:22pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department and the Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office say 27-year-old Christopher Denton of Zanesville has been charged in Sunday night’s homemade bomb incident.

According to Zanesville Detective Ric Roush, Denton has been charged with two counts of inducing panic and one count of disorderly conduct. Denton was arrested late Sunday night in the Spangler Drive area, after police responded to a call of shots being fired.

Police intercepted two...
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