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May 26, 2004 - 5:42pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
A competency hearing was held for a man convicted in the death of a 13-year-old Cambridge boy.

Marvin Johnson appeared in court this morning at the Belmont County Justice Center in St. Clairsville.

Guernsey County Prosecutor Keith Plummer says Johnson was determined to be competent by Common Pleas Judge David Ellwood.

Johnson is in the sentencing phase of his trial and could face the death penalty.

The mitigation phase of the trial is expected to...
May 26, 2004 - 3:29pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
The Governor will be stopping in Zanesville tomorrow to talk about one of the largest school building projects in the state.

East Elementary, one of the eight new Zanesville schools will have their groundbreaking debut tomorrow. Several political leaders including Governor Taft will be on hand talking about the 96 million dollar project.

The new elementary school is part of Phase One of the project, which also includes two new middle schools.

The projected...
May 26, 2004 - 2:06pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
A local company received a prestigious honor from a military contractor, Lockheed-Martin. The ceremony was held in Zanesville at the Hollowed Hills and representatives from Lockheed-Martin from Akron and Rapicom from Grant, Alabama were present. In addition Mayor Jack Fenton gave out the awards.

Rapicom has a satellite company based here in Zanesville with three employees, but those employees made the company Lockheed Martin’s Star Supplier of the Year.

Peggy Harper,...
May 26, 2004 - 1:59pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
A very familiar face at the Muskingum County Health Department is retiring, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to stop working.

Health Commissioner Robert Titko announced his retirement at the Board of Health monthly meeting on May 20th. In 1992 he joined the Department as an administrator and in January 2000 became Health Commissioner. Titko has worked in the health care services and agencies for over 30 years and decided he needed a change of pace.

“The whole idea of...
May 26, 2004 - 8:21am
6 years 11 weeks ago
A jury has ordered an Akron-area minister and his family to pay 14 million dollars in damages in a civil case that accused them of misusing money intended for a church-run health insurance plan.

Two ministers who were named to the Church Board to help sort out financial questions sued the Reverend Bruce Hawthorn and his family.

Hawthorn founded the Barberton Rescue Mission for the homeless and the Mutual Insurance Program called “The Christian Brotherhood Newsletter.”...
May 26, 2004 - 7:52am
6 years 11 weeks ago
A 16-year old boy must write an apology to the family of a woman whose credit card he used after she died inside her burning car.

Prosecutors say Justin Robinson of Columbus had nothing to do with killing 24-year old Andrea Nance. But he withdrew money from her bank account the day she died.

He pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property in Franklin County Juvenile Court. He was sentenced Tuesday to probation until he turns 18. He must perform 60 hours of community...
May 26, 2004 - 7:16am
6 years 11 weeks ago
Power failure has caused a school closing for some area students today.

New Lexington High School students should not report to school this morning. Classes there have been cancelled.

All other schools in the New Lexington City School District are running as scheduled today.
May 25, 2004 - 11:45pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department is investigating a Tuesday evening shooting.

According to Lt. Bill Shaw with the ZPD, the incident occurred at about 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of Cedar and Luck.

According to Shaw, a Zanesville male reported that he was driving near the intersection when his car was fired at and struck. The victim was not injured.

Shaw says officers have recovered evidence from the car.

The suspect is described as being a light-...
May 25, 2004 - 7:15pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
The port authority board held a “special” meeting tonight to discuss a variety of issues including recent sexual harassment allegations against Executive Director Larry Merry.

Shortly into the meeting, the board went into executive session.

After the meeting ended the attorney for the port authority made a statement regarding the status of negotiations. Steve Chappelear says, “The settlement negotiations have been proceeding in good faith on both sides and have been...
May 25, 2004 - 4:14pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Unizan Financial Corporation today announced that Unizan shareholders approved the merger with Huntinton Bancshares Incorporated.

Of the just over 78-percent of Unizan shareholders who voted, 98-percent voted to approve the deal.

The merger is expected to close in early July, pending regulatory approvals.

Unizan is a 2-point-8 billion-dollar holding company headquartered in Canton, Ohio.

The company operates 43 full-service retail financial...
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