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April 2, 2004 - 6:28am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Ohio University officials say they don't plan on making a sexually oriented offender move out of coed dorms on campus.

Officials claim they are unhappy they didn't know about the situation, however they say freshman student, Raphael Edwards of Akron has caused no problems and there's no reason to cancel his dorm room privileges.

The nineteen-year-old pleaded guilty in July to sexual conduct with a minor, a thirteen-year-old girl. He claims he didn't know she was that young...
April 2, 2004 - 6:14am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Some area school kids got quite a scare when shots from a b-b gun were fired at a school bus dropping children off at a trailer park Thursday afternoon. No injuries were reported.

The incident happened near Chillicothe.

The driver of the Unioto School District Bus ordered the children on the bus to the floor when she heard the first shot.

Driver Jodi Scott says she was driving through the park when kids began screaming that windows had been shot out.

April 2, 2004 - 5:56am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Area authorities are trying to figure out whether a fifteen-year-old boy and at least two other students were planning a Columbine-type attack at their high school.

Entries in three journals were found at Licking Heights High School.

The boy responsible is under house arrest as authoritites investigate whether those entries were a threat against the school.

The attorney for the boys says the situation has been blown out of proportion and no attack was in the...
April 1, 2004 - 8:03pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department arrests a man wanted in connection to an incident last Friday.

According to Detective Ric Roush, 36-year-old Kenneth Johnson of Zanesville was arrested Thursday afternoon on one count robbery and three counts grand theft.

These charges stem from Johnson’s alleged involvement in the Friday evening incident in which a 74-year-old Zanesville woman was robbed while getting out of her car in the 700 block of Indiana Street. The woman’s purse...
April 1, 2004 - 5:35pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A Cambridge woman has been charged with Monday Night’s armed robbery at the Red Roof Inn on East Pike.

The Muskingum County Sheriff Department has charged 24-year-old Joyai Monique Powell also known as Joyai R. Hunter with a gun specification and felony theft.

At the time of the incident Powell was wearing a wig and took about $500 from the motel.

According to Muskingum County Detective KC Jones, Powell was not traveling alone- a second unidentified male was...
April 1, 2004 - 3:13pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
There’s no kidding around today for the people collecting donations for the Genesis Hospital System’s Operation Feed food drive.

The weather may be to blames for today’s bad turnout, but the group hopes that the community will help out all the other donation centers at the Bethesda Campus, local banks, churches and numerous other places.

All donations will be accepted until the end of April and will go towards the Muskingum County United Way.
April 1, 2004 - 3:12pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Thing are moving along as usual. That’s what superintendent of the Muskingum County Home, Rebecca Cooper told County Commissioners today.

Cooper says that they’ve been busy repainting and fixing up an entire wing of the facility.

Another project they’re working on involves a new dinning room for the people with Alzheimer’s.

Funding for these projects cost about six thousand dollars and was taken from their general fund.
April 1, 2004 - 3:12pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
It’s been a year of hard work, but it’s paid off for Muskingum Behavioral Health.

Muskingum county is just one of the four counties in the state to win the Red Ribbon Award given to communities that educate drug awareness and prevention.

Red Ribbon Week is a weeklong celebration in October that helps educate communities about drug abuse and positive alternative choices.

To honor Muskingum Behavioral Health they will be awarded an anti-drug quilt sewn by people...
April 1, 2004 - 12:52pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A group of volunteers were locked in a room for the 3rd annual April Fool’s Fundraiser, “Fools on the Roof.”

The event takes place every year and was supposed to take place on the roof of the Wal-Mart on the North end of Maple Avenue. Unfortunately due to the weather, the event was relocated to Heavenly Ham on Maple.

In order to get out of the room, the volunteers had to raise five hundred dollars or more each. Beth Chapman, Co-Chair of the Relay for Life, says people...
April 1, 2004 - 12:03pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A benefit is planned to help a local family that suffered a tragedy.

Back on March 5th Adam Hill was killed in a truck accident in Duncan Falls.

Hill left a three month-old daughter.

This Saturday a benefit will be held at Salt Creek Beagle Club on Irish Ridge Road in Philo.

It starts at Noon and is open to the public.

A raffle, a Chinese auction, music, karaoke along with food and beverages will be available.
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