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March 30, 2004 - 7:20pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The John and Annie Glenn Museum is ready for lift off for it’s third season beginning on April 1st.

Visitors can expect to see a few new additions to the house.

Last year over 5,000 people visited New Concord to see the house Glenn grew up in, but this year they hope to see near 7,000 people.
March 30, 2004 - 7:05pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
One suspect is in custody at Muskingum County Jail tonight with charges pending from a n armed robbery that occurred last night at the Red Roof Inn at East Pike.

The suspect is a 24-year-old woman from Cambridge who apparently took an undisclosed amount of cash from the motel and fled the scene and was eventually found driving on Underwood Street without any headlights on.

Officials believe the female suspect wasn’t the only one involved.

If you have any...
March 30, 2004 - 3:32pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The face of Underwood Street business sector in Zanesville is about to change.

Shoney’s Restaurant has closed.

The store located at 445 Underwood Street shut down Monday.

A district manager at the store refused to comment. But Shoney’s President and C-E-O Rodger Head, in a press release, says a lack of profitability gave the company little choice but to close the store.

Head says ever effort is being made to relocate employees to other stores....
March 30, 2004 - 1:57pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Gentlemen start your engines and head down to The Colony Square this weekend for the annual Muskingum County Speedway Operation Feed food drive.

Stock Car driver, Donnie Moran says, “this year they’re having a stock car simulator presented by stacker two.”

To drive that car you’ll need to bring a canned good item or pay a dollar.

Pure stocks, street stocks, go-karts, and junior dragsters are just some of the carts that will be on display.
March 30, 2004 - 9:41am
6 years 3 weeks ago
A Canton judge has refused Ford Motor Company’s request that she order the exhumation of a former factory worker.

Donald Adams died in March 1998. His widow, Rita Adams, didn’t want her husband’s remains disturbed. Lawyers for Ford wanted the body exhumed to test for an illness caused by asbestos.

Ford is appealing an Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation ruling ordering the Company to pay Rita Adams 32-hundred for her husband’s funeral and about 14-thousand dollars a year...
March 30, 2004 - 9:03am
6 years 3 weeks ago
The body of a twenty-five year old woman was pulled from the ruins of an apartment fire Monday. The fire occurred late Sunday.

Katherine Carl was the city of Columbus' ninth fire victim this year.

Neighbors said they realized Carl was missing as firefighters worked on Sunday to fight the fire, but the heat and flames made it impossible to reach her body. She was found in her bathroom.

The fire quickly spread to two adjacent apartment buildings, forcing some...
March 30, 2004 - 5:48am
6 years 3 weeks ago
A man is scheduled to death this morning, 22 years after killing and dismembering a couple.

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block the execution of 52-year old William Wickline.

He’s been taken to the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility where he’s to be put to death by lethal injection for killing Christopher and Peggy Lerch in his Columbus apartment over a six thousand dollar drug debt.

A state prison official says Wickline’s brothers David and Robert plan...
March 29, 2004 - 6:13pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
As with most things, nothing lasts forever. And with the county now being in charge of the water department, when they are in need of new vehicles it is up to the Muskingum County Commissioners to approve the proposal to purchase them.

At a meeting today, the County’s maintenance supervisor asked for two new trucks to be replaced because they both are simply too old.

He is still waiting to receive a quote from a manufacturer, before the county makes a decision.
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March 29, 2004 - 6:12pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
It’s almost time to spring forward and move those clocks ahead…but it’s also time to change the batteries in one of the most important household items..smoke detectors.

Zanesville fire chief Dave Lacy says there is a national campaign set up to remind the public to perform this necessary task.

In the unfortunate event of a fire, your chances for survival are two times better when smoke detectors are present than when they are not.

Lacy says you can purchase a...
March 29, 2004 - 1:33pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
It’s that time of the year again, appraisal of all land and building in Muskingum County. Today at the County Commissioners the County Auditor presented her contract for the upcoming appraisals.

Anita Adams, the Muskingum County Auditor, says that the state of Ohio requires that property be appraised for tax purposes every six years. The county is working with a Dayton company, Manitron, to assess all property in the county. That includes residential and commercial.

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