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February 12, 2004 - 4:04pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
A local man has been sentenced in connection with the sex abuse of children.

A Licking County Judge has sentenced 51-year-old James Burris of Frazeysburg to 16 to 25 years in prison for sex offenses involving two relatives who were children at the time of the abuse.

Officials say an investigation into the case started last March where photographs and other evidence was seized during a search of Burris’ home.

Burris was convicted back on December 19th and will...
February 12, 2004 - 1:15pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
Students can have a chance to learn about different technical career at the Mid East Career and Technology Centers in Zanesville.

Today was the open house and students got a first hand look at the careers offered here including cosmetology, media technology as well as welding. The school also offers classes in health and dental occupations.

It’s all part of National Career and Technical Education Week. Over eleven million students, teachers and counselor participate in...
February 12, 2004 - 8:16am
5 years 46 weeks ago
Homicide detectives in Columbus are asking why, as an 83-year-old minister and an unidentified woman were found in a car in the clergyman's garage, dead from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning.

Authorities believe at this point the deaths were accidental, however investigations are continuing.

The Reverand Toney Howell and the woman were found by Howell's daughter. She stopped by to check on her father and found the two unconcious in a car parked in an attached garage last...
February 11, 2004 - 11:02pm
5 years 46 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 46 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 46 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 46 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 46 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 46 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 46 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-...
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