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March 31, 2004 - 5:44am
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It's another strike against an Ohio National Guardsman, who is refusing to be vaccinated against anthrax.

Specialist Kurt Hickman of Granville has been discharged again as he was sent back from Kuwait last month for refusing another anthrax vaccine.

The guard says the twenty-year-old Hickman received an honorable discharge and was demoted to private. He likely will receive a similar discharge from the guard.

He was first charged in November with disobeying an...
March 30, 2004 - 11:04pm
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The Newark Police Department is searching for a Zanesville man Tuesday, wanted in connection to an aggravated robbery earlier this month.

According to Detective Steve Baum with the Newark P-D, authorities are searching for 19-year-old John J. Wallace of Zanesville.

Wallace is described as a black male, standing 6’0” tall and weighing 130-pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

Baum says that in the early morning hours of March 20-th, Wallace entered the...
March 30, 2004 - 7:26pm
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Deputies from the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office drug unit bust a large met amphetamine lab, a rare find in our area.

Officers were tipped earlier this month when a person at 8645 Carson Road near Perry County, accidentally shot himself in the leg. Officers had to take extra precautions due to the extremely explosive materials found.

Firearms were recovered as well as stolen property.

No charges have been filed against the person found at the Meth lab and...
March 30, 2004 - 7:22pm
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Two suspects sit in jail tonight following a muddy chase by Cambridge Highway Patrol troopers.

The officers got into a sticky situation Monday when they arrested two individuals after a highway chase ended in the muddy woods.

The incident began early Monday morning when an officer attempted to stop a vehicle for a lane violation on Interstate 70.

The driver of the vehicle, 35 year old Daniel Hines and his passenger 39 year old Kelly Munnings both of Ashtabula...
March 30, 2004 - 7:20pm
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The John and Annie Glenn Museum is ready for lift off for it’s third season beginning on April 1st.

Visitors can expect to see a few new additions to the house.

Last year over 5,000 people visited New Concord to see the house Glenn grew up in, but this year they hope to see near 7,000 people.
March 30, 2004 - 7:05pm
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One suspect is in custody at Muskingum County Jail tonight with charges pending from a n armed robbery that occurred last night at the Red Roof Inn at East Pike.

The suspect is a 24-year-old woman from Cambridge who apparently took an undisclosed amount of cash from the motel and fled the scene and was eventually found driving on Underwood Street without any headlights on.

Officials believe the female suspect wasn’t the only one involved.

If you have any...
March 30, 2004 - 3:32pm
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The face of Underwood Street business sector in Zanesville is about to change.

Shoney’s Restaurant has closed.

The store located at 445 Underwood Street shut down Monday.

A district manager at the store refused to comment. But Shoney’s President and C-E-O Rodger Head, in a press release, says a lack of profitability gave the company little choice but to close the store.

Head says ever effort is being made to relocate employees to other stores....
March 30, 2004 - 1:57pm
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Gentlemen start your engines and head down to The Colony Square this weekend for the annual Muskingum County Speedway Operation Feed food drive.

Stock Car driver, Donnie Moran says, “this year they’re having a stock car simulator presented by stacker two.”

To drive that car you’ll need to bring a canned good item or pay a dollar.

Pure stocks, street stocks, go-karts, and junior dragsters are just some of the carts that will be on display.
March 30, 2004 - 9:41am
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A Canton judge has refused Ford Motor Company’s request that she order the exhumation of a former factory worker.

Donald Adams died in March 1998. His widow, Rita Adams, didn’t want her husband’s remains disturbed. Lawyers for Ford wanted the body exhumed to test for an illness caused by asbestos.

Ford is appealing an Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation ruling ordering the Company to pay Rita Adams 32-hundred for her husband’s funeral and about 14-thousand dollars a year...
March 30, 2004 - 9:03am
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The body of a twenty-five year old woman was pulled from the ruins of an apartment fire Monday. The fire occurred late Sunday.

Katherine Carl was the city of Columbus' ninth fire victim this year.

Neighbors said they realized Carl was missing as firefighters worked on Sunday to fight the fire, but the heat and flames made it impossible to reach her body. She was found in her bathroom.

The fire quickly spread to two adjacent apartment buildings, forcing some...
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