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October 26, 2005 - 3:03pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A Crooksville man is in custody tonight charged with sexually abusing several young children.

The Perry County Sheriff’s Office says 53-year-old Herbert Holmes was indicted by a grand jury on 73 counts of gross sexual imposition, four counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and one count of rape.

Officials say Holmes is accused of the incidents between 1990 and 2004.

There were several young children who were the victims, according to deputies.
October 26, 2005 - 1:31pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Port Authority met today to discuss the status of some ongoing projects and to start planning for new ones.

They also offered board member Dick Johnson an ex officio position, as today was his last day before retirement.

Executive Director Jerry Nolder commended Johnson on years of service.

“Mr. Johnson has meant a lot to this community. He’s meant a lot to the Port Authority over the years.”

Johnson said after years of service,...
October 26, 2005 - 1:11pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
An out of control driver left a gas pump out of commission. It happened at the BP on the corner of Blue Ave. and Adair at about 2:30 am on Wednesday.

According to Zanesville Police Chief Eric Lambes, a Mercury Mountaineer was parked at the gas station. The driver got in, and was backing out when he lost control of the SUV. No one at the station was hurt in the crash and Lambes says most pumps have safety features to prevent fires.

“There is a mechanism on the pumps that...
October 26, 2005 - 1:06pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
From Bach to Bohemian Rhapsody, from opera to old school, the Ten Tenors do it all. And they’re coming to this area next week.

The Ten Tenors is a group of former University of Australia music students. They’ve sung with talent like Alanis Morisette and Willie Nelson, and the Director of the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center, Marshall Perry says they’re not your typical opera group.

“They’ll be doing some Beach Boys, they’ll be doing a little bit of opera. But the way...
October 25, 2005 - 6:31pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
McCoy’s Pottery is coming up with a new limited edition piece, and you could be one of the first to buy it.

Next Thursday November 3 you can purchase the McCoy Holiday Cookie Jars at a discounted price at the Holiday Hometown Cooking Show.

The McCoys and Buckeye Stoneware are working hard to complete these special cookie jars.

“We start with one mold and then we look the piece over and talk to the customer about it,” says Nelson McCoy. “Each mold can make...
October 25, 2005 - 6:25pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Cold weather is already blasting the area and causing skyrocketing energy prices. The cost of heating your home this winter could leave a hole in your pocket.

But there is good news: the HEAP program is making it easier for Muskingum County residents to afford high heating bills.

The Home Energy Assistance Program increased the program eligibility this year from 150% to 175% of the poverty level.

However, to receive help from the program you need to need...
October 25, 2005 - 6:16pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Every day 18 Americans die waiting for an organ transplant, but Lifeline of Ohio and the local Rotary Club are taking steps to change this.

Today Kathy Wahola, hospital relations representative of Lifeline of Ohio, spoke at Zanesville’s Rotary Club meeting to encourage the Rotarians to give the gift of life by becoming an organ donor.

“The goal is to increase the number of people in the Ohio Donor Registry by the number of Rotarians in our district, which is about two...
October 25, 2005 - 12:06pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Red Ribbon Week continues today, with efforts to keep students drug-free. We went to McIntire-Munson Elementary to see just what the students are doing. Fourth grader Rex Luckett told us he’s learning some important life lessons.

“We’re learning how to be drug-free. How to stay away from drugs, because you can get addicted to them and die.”

The school has different activities each day to keep the students involved in the campaign. Fifth grader Hope Luinland says it...
October 25, 2005 - 11:57am
7 years 7 weeks ago
It’s almost the season of giving and receiving and the Muskingum Respiratory Care Association is asking you to give a little to help them out.

They will soon be mailing out their Yule Time Seals in an effort to raise money for the organization. The seals are little stickers that you can use on your holiday mailings or cards. They come with a donation form that you can send back to the association.

Seal campaign chair Norma Jean Bowman says all the money raised stays in...
October 25, 2005 - 11:37am
7 years 7 weeks ago
A two-vehicle accident on the East Pike this morning sent three people to the hospital and officials say this was only one in a rash of accidents around the county today.

According to officials with the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office, the wet conditions are causing vehicle accidents around the region.

Captain Mark Ross says the accident in question was an indirect result of a previous accident on the same road that happened just moments before.

Around 7:40 a....
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