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November 18, 2004 - 12:27am
6 years 24 weeks ago
Local authorities are making efforts to find two teens tonight.

According to Detective Randy Ritchason with the Zanesville Police Department, the two are sisters, 15-year-old Christina and 13-year-old
Amanda Pletcher.

Christina is described as a white female who is five feet six inches tall, weighs 180 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. Her sister Amanda is five feet two inches tall and weighs 115 pounds, she also has brown hair and brown eyes.

November 17, 2004 - 10:13pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
A shooting has rocked a Zanesville neighborhood tonight, as local authorities are still on the scene of the mysterious shooting incident that left one person dead and another injured.

According to Chief Eric Lambes with the Zanesville Police Department, the shooting occurred around 8:30 on Muskingum Avenue between Luck Avenue and Pine Street.

At this time, Chief Lambes says both victims are male and officials will not be releasing their names or ages. Investigations are...
November 17, 2004 - 5:52pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
It was a proud and emotional day at Zane State College as they formally inaugurated their 5th President.

Dr. Paul Brown accepted his President’s medallion at the ceremony and said his family has been his inspiration to accomplish such a prestigious career in education.

Dr. Paul Brown served as dean at the Findley Campus of Owens Community College before coming to Zane State.
November 17, 2004 - 5:45pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The official count for provisional ballots is finally in.

The Muskingum County Board of elections has added 748 provisional ballots to the official voter turnout.

The majority of the provisional ballots that were not counted were the result of people not registering to vote or they voted in the wrong precinct.

The board says even after the ballots counted, there will be no changes in results from election night.

Thomas adds the...
November 17, 2004 - 5:37pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Two Coshocton parents charged with chaining their child to a bed while a fire burned their home have been found guilty today.

Gerald Stewart and Karen Allington were on trial in Coshocton County Common Pleas Court on child endangering charges.

Fire officials had to use bolt cutters to remove chains from the child’s neck and ankle on July 23rd of this year.

The couple says the chains were needed because the child was very active. Prosecutors called it a crib...
November 17, 2004 - 3:37pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Graduation day came a little early for some local students as 5th graders at Duncan Falls Elementary School had their D.A.R.E. commencement ceremony.

The DARE program “Drug Abuse Resistance Education” is taught to area students by a sheriff’s deputy.

Deputy Bill Hoops says 5th graders are chosen because they are very impressionable at this age.

Deputy Hoops believes the 9-week program was very effective for the students at Duncan Falls. He says they are fully...
November 17, 2004 - 11:26am
6 years 24 weeks ago
What’s better than all-you-can-eat pancakes? Eating them for a good cause.

Today was the 47th annual Sertoma Pancake Day at Secrest Auditorium. Residents from all around the area came to indulge in the smorgasbord of flapjacks and sausages.

Co-chairman Jerry Lavy says they use quite a bit of supplies to make this day happen. “We use 2,000 lbs of sausages, 1,530 lbs of pancake mix, 30 lbs of frozen eggs, 360 gallons of milk and 5,000 half pints of milk…and 50 cases of...
November 17, 2004 - 11:19am
6 years 24 weeks ago
Most food drives are open to the public, but not the one put on by the Muskingum County Common Pleas Court.

Judge Fleegle and Doug Pollock offer their adult probationers a chance to help those in need and help themselves. With every can of food they donate, they can take off an hour of their community service, up to 10 hours.

Judge Fleegle says it’s a great trade-off. “It’s a great way for probationers to give back to the community different than the other stuff we do like...
November 16, 2004 - 8:49pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
An internationally known author and speaker made a stop in Zanesville tonight.

Dr. Robert Twycross came all the way from the United Kingdom to be the featured speaker at the 3rd annual ethics symposium. Twycross spoke about palliative care and ethical decision-making involving end-of-life care.

President and CEO of Ohio Hospice...
November 16, 2004 - 8:36pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
If you like Western art, you won't to miss the artists display at the Armory in Zanesville.

The exhibit will be going on until Thursday and you'll be able to see all kinds of artwork from different artists all over the country.

If you are interested in cowboy poetry, campfire singing, rope tricks or ponyrides, the Smokerise Ranch will be offering entertainment tomorrow afternoon.
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