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June 10, 2004 - 12:42pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Adamsville residents may see some improvements with their water supply over the next year.

In a Muskingum County Commissioner’s meeting this morning the Muskingum County Community Grant Coordinator was there to update the commissioner’s on the county’s annual Formula Grant.

Muskingum County Community Development Grant Coordinator Robert Hamilton says, “The county will receive $249,000.”

$207,000 of it will go towards water lines in Adamsville and towards fire...
June 10, 2004 - 10:56am
6 years 12 weeks ago
A big event is scheduled for this Sunday at the New Hope Full Gospel Church on the East Pike. The event is to honor families who have lost loved ones in Iraq.

A member of the Bikers for Christ Organization Ron Holshuer, says over 300 bikers are expected to make the trip out to the Church. In addition, two local families will be present for the worship service honoring their sons, who lost their lives fighting in Iraq.

Pastor Fred Z, who gave up drug dealing and devoted...
June 10, 2004 - 8:04am
6 years 12 weeks ago
A Portage County Grand Jury had declined to return indictments in the death of an accused shoplifter subdued by employees and customers of a grocery store in Rootstown in Northeast Ohio.

Prosecutor Victor Vigluicci says the Grand Jury struggled with the fact there was a death, although unintended by the employees and customers, and decided not to bring criminal charges.

Thirty-one year old Paul Niskanen of Akron had left the supermarket last January 22nd when two store...
June 10, 2004 - 6:22am
6 years 12 weeks ago
A two vehicle accident Wednesday evening resulted in a fatality according to reports from the Cambridge Post of the State Highway Patrol.

It happened on State Route 821 just south of State Route 313 in Guernsey County around 7:15 pm when 23-year-old Dylan Ogle of Cambridge was traveling northbound on St. Rt. 821 and went off the roadway. Ogle overcorrected then went left of center and struck an oncoming car driven by 19-year-old Kayla McCullough of Byesville, head-on.

June 10, 2004 - 6:16am
6 years 12 weeks ago
A power outage is affecting residents in the Dillon Lake area this morning.

It happened overnight when a small storm passed through the region and caused a tree to topple into a power line.

According to American Electric Power representatives, about 132 power customers are affected right now.

Crews have been on the scene patching the lines, however there is no estimated time as to when power will be restored to those residents this morning.
June 9, 2004 - 9:35pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Two men caught allegedly attempting to escape from the Muskingum County Jail via a makeshift tunnel were arraigned in Judge Mark Fleegle’s courtroom Wednesday.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 25-year-old Jeremy Garber of Zanesville plead not guilty to one count escape and one count vandalism.

His bond has been set at $200,000. If convicted, Workman says he faces a maximum nine-year prison sentence.

18-year-old Scott Haughey of...
June 9, 2004 - 5:59pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
A Zanesville man has pleaded guilty to worker’s compensation fraud.

The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation says Robert Vance is set to be sentenced on July 28th in Franklin County Common Pleas Court.

It’s estimated that Vance defrauded the Worker’s Compensation system of just under 60,000 dollars.

The Bureau’s Special Investigation unit was alerted that Vance was working as a roofer at Dillon State Park while receiving worker’s compensation benefits.
June 9, 2004 - 3:30pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Ronald Reagan’s body flew to Washington D.C. today where the former President will be honored with a state funeral. His body will lie in state in the Capital Rotunda until Friday morning.

But as we take these days to remember our former President, we asked some local residents what their favorite Reagan moments were. Here’s what they had to say:

Ron Van Voorhis says, “I would have to say that his care and concern for the United States and his moral standard that he set...
June 9, 2004 - 2:59pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Finally, it looks like gas prices are starting to inch down.

Prices should be on the decline as soon as additional oil exports from OPEC arrive, but until then, here are some tips to save money at the pump.

The Federal Government announced relief from the skyrocketing gas prices is expected at the end of the summer, but local experts in our area say there are still dozens of ways to save money.

“One thing we recommend the main thing don’t use an octane higher...
June 9, 2004 - 2:48pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
It was almost like something out of Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures, but more serious, a deer was creating havoc for drivers and store employees on Maple Avenue.

From where our WHIZ News Crew was standing, the deer ran across the Tansky Honda parking lot and jumped right onto Maple Avenue, where it was hit by a red pickup truck.

Miraculously the deer survived only to run scared and injured into the Country Fair Shopping Center. That’s when it crashed into the front window...
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