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March 11, 2004 - 10:46am
5 years 46 weeks ago
The concealed carry legislation goes into effect April 8th, but many Ohioans including here in Southeastern Ohio have plenty of questions about it.

That’s why the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office held an informational meeting Thursday evening for business owners and residents alike to learn about the rules for carrying concealed weapons.

Major Bryan Hoover says the law is geared toward personal protection and that firearms will be prohibited in the most highly...
March 11, 2004 - 10:25am
5 years 46 weeks ago
A man was charged Thursday in the death of his girlfriend’s seven-year-old daughter, who had been left in his care.

The body of Brittany Hendrickson was found Wednesday in an abandoned well in a remote area of Noble County. The well was about a mile from her home in the tiny village of Lebanon in Monroe County.

29-year-old Fred Mundt is jailed without bond Thursday night. Noble County Sheriff Landon Smith says Mundt was charged Thursday with aggravated murder, and an...
March 11, 2004 - 5:42am
5 years 46 weeks ago
It was a day 12 officers and dispatchers will never forget for the rest of their lives.

January 8th, 2002 their fellow officer Deputy Robert Tanner was killed in the line of duty.
Today, those 12 were recognized for their heroic actions on that day for the capture and arrest of Henry Hager, the man who shot and killed Deputy Tanner.

The Awards were given to the officers to recognize their actins for handling a situation under extreme pressure and stress, a job...
March 11, 2004 - 3:12am
5 years 46 weeks ago
A house fire on Langan Lane in Zanesville looked a lot worse that it was.

A call for a house fire at 1145 Langan Lane came in to the Washington Township Fire Department at around 9:30 this morning. Marvin Kennedy was living in the home when he smelled smoke.

The Zanesville Fire Department also showed up to provide assistance. Assistant Chief Bruce Burley the damage wasn’t extensive.

There were no injuries reported. Kennedy says that he and his dog were the...
March 11, 2004 - 3:00am
5 years 46 weeks ago
This morning at the County Commissioners proposals for project manger for the Waste Water Treatment Plant were discussed.

Muskingum County Commissioner Ed Kenily says that the eventual project manger will run the Water Plant and manage any projects that go through it. Kenily hopes to make a decision by next week.

The new project manager would also be in charge of upgrading the Treatment Plant.
March 11, 2004 - 2:56am
5 years 46 weeks ago
An eastern Ohio man has been arrested and charged in the death of his girlfriend’s seven-year-old daughter, whose body was stuffed into a well in Noble County.

Noble County Sheriff Landon Smith says 29-year-old Fred Muntz of Lebanon is charged with two counts of aggravated murder in the death of Brittany Hendrickson.

Smith says Muntz was arrested last night and will soon appear in court.

Smith wouldn’t comment on how Brittany died. Autopsy results are still...
March 10, 2004 - 4:10pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
It’s a constant battle for collection agencies all across the U.S.; parents neglecting taking care of their children, by not paying child support.

Vince Durant, director of Muskingum County Child Support says we fall somewhere in the middle, on how much money is owed.

He says there are several ways to collect money, including holding wages, seizing and freezing bank accounts, and suspending licenses.

In 2003, Muskingum County collected over $15,600,000 in past...
March 10, 2004 - 4:05pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
State Senator Greg DiDonato was in town today to support fellow democrats, in their hopes to win on Election Day.

He says democrats are focusing on one of the hardest parts for any candidate in any race, getting the public to the polls.

DiDonato says democratic candidates are going to win votes by challenging people to think about the issues and how effective their current legislation has been with dealing with the creation of jobs, healthcare and education.

March 10, 2004 - 3:58pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
One of the top 10 Most Wanted Deadbeat Dads in the State is from our area.

Valerie Young’s husband Michael Young is wanted for failure to pay over $46,000 in child support over the past ten years. After filing for divorce six times, she says it’s getting old.

She says, “I’m kind of at the point now where I figure I’m not going to see any money, which I’m kind of used to doing it by myself now. It upsets me that my kids don’t have their dad that they don’t know where their...
March 10, 2004 - 3:54pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
The democratic candidate for the state senate race for the 20th district was campaigning in our area today talking about some of the major issues including jobs, healthcare and education.

Terry Anderson says that the Republican Party has done a poor job in the past decade by not bringing in enough jobs to southeastern Ohio.
Anderson says Ohio is lacking real solutions for job retention and needs a new leader to bring in big businesses to boost our economy.

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