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November 22, 2004 - 5:24pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
An area man was sentenced in court today to three years and six months in prison.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 25-year-old Daniel J. Smith, Jr. of Crooksville previously pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated buglary and one count of assault after he broke into the home of his ex-girlfiend's boyfriend on Maysville Pike, on August 8th. While in the home, he assaulted the man.

Workman says Smith was also ordered to pay restitution in the...
November 22, 2004 - 5:19pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
In news from the courtroom today, Judge Howard Zwelling handed down a sentence of two and a half years behind bars to the man who led local police on a high speed chase earlier this year.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 44-year-old Steven Koehler previously pleaded guilty to one count of theft of a motor vehicle, one count faliure to comply with the order of a police officer (substantial risk of harm to others) and one count failure to comply with the...
November 22, 2004 - 3:19pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Licking County Sheriff’s Office says it’s continuing to investigate a fatal shooting that happened Sunday afternoon.

Sheriff Elect Randy Thorp says 52-year-old Richard Inscho of 4652 St. Joseph’s Road told deputies that he fatally shot an intruder who had threatened him inside his home.

That man is identified as 29-year-old Chris Stallworth of 417 East Main Street in Newark. Detectives arrested Inscho on possession of marijuana charges.

The Sheriff...
November 22, 2004 - 2:35pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A local water company has issued a boil advisory.

Nikki Mollahan of the Portersville East Branch Water Company says if you live north of Porti Flamingo Road and west of Royma Road you need to boil your water before using.

Officials say your water should vigorously boil for two minutes before drinking or cooking.

The boil advisory remains in effect until further notice.
November 22, 2004 - 1:28pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Three days until Turkey Day and one local organization is making it a little easier for those less fortunate to have a Thanksgiving feast.

The Eastside Community Ministry provided 350 families with all the food necessary to make a meal this Thursday. Cars were lined up six deep waiting for their baskets.

Executive Director Jack McClelland says they’ve been hard at work preparing. “We packed the baskets at 6 a.m. this morning and are distributing them at 9 a.m. this...
November 22, 2004 - 1:21pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A lawyer for the Zaremba developers made a visit to the County Commissioners today… asking for annexation of a final piece of land to complete their shopping mall project.

In June, Zaremba announced a new shopping mall coming to Zanesville off of SR 60, since then they have had to get permission to turn county property into that of the city.

Bill Taylor, lawyer for Zaremba, says there’s no controversy now because of revenue sharing. City income tax that is imposed to the...
November 22, 2004 - 12:52pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
An expansion project is still in the works for one local furniture store.

Coconis Furniture began their expansion in July after 5 years of planning, and has since been hard at work hoping to complete the project this year.

President Randy Coconis says it’s to benefit the customers.

Coconis says the company has grown so much in Southeast Ohio that this expansion is necessary to keep up with the growth.

“We just needed a bigger warehouse, we ship and...
November 21, 2004 - 11:37pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
We have received word from the State Highway Patrol that a young woman has died after being thrown from her vehicle in an accident Saturday night.

17-year-old Laraine Harrison of Pickerington was driving westbound on I-70 near mile marker 166 which is between Norwich and New Concord. Those who were at the scene say debris was everywhere.

Harrison was not wearing a seatbelt. She died en route to the hospital.

Although the crash remains under investigation,...
November 21, 2004 - 11:30pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Licking County Sheriff’s office reports a fatal shooting today in Newark.

Around 4:30 this afternoon detectives say a man shot an intruder who threatened him inside his home located at 4642 Saint Joseph’s road.

52-year-old Richard Inscho admitted he shot the man whose name is being withheld at this time. Detectives are actively investigating the incident.

Inscho was arrested on possession of marijuana.

We’ll have the latest as details become...
November 21, 2004 - 5:31pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The holiday season just wouldn't be complete without the "Nutcracker."

Now the Nutcracker will be here in Zanesville and Cambridge. Since this summer, the East Central Ohio Dance Theatre has been busy practicing for the show.

More than 60 area children and young adults are participating in the annual holiday classic. The Nutcracker symphony will also accompany the dancers during the December performances. For more information about how you can get tickets, call 740-454-...
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