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April 17, 2004 - 11:55am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Homelessness is a huge problem for many Americans, but it is just as big of a problem for animals.

Tomorrow at the Cambridge City Park rescue groups from around the state will be on site with dogs for people to adopt.

President for the Eastern Ohio Mingle With Mutts program, Brook Bennett says it’s important for people to adopt because it helps save the life of an animal.

This is the first annual Mingle With Mutts program in eastern Ohio.
April 16, 2004 - 9:36pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Motorists may have noticed an uncommon sight Friday night on East Main Street.

That’s because, according to the Street and Sanitation Division, a slip has occurred on East Main Street. It’s caused trees, mud and debris to block the road, which has been closed off for the past few hours. The incident happened in front St. Nicholas Church.

Superintendent Mark Nauer says his department got a call in from the police department about the incident. As of news time, they crews...
April 16, 2004 - 2:17pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
McConnelsville to lose Zanesville TV Station

The face of television in the McConnelsville area is about to change . . . for the worse!
Adelphia Communications, the cable company serving the McConnelsville area, has notified WHIZ-TV that they have decided to pull the Zanesville station off the system at the end of April.

Adelphia is changing the location where free, over-the-air broadcast stations are received for distribution on the cable system. Due to this change,...
April 16, 2004 - 1:31pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
It’s been a long awaited trip home, and on Sunday 31-year-old James Gibbs of South Zanesville will finally be able to see friends and family after spending the past year in Iraq and Fallujah.

Patty McGrath, mother of Gibbs, says her son felt it was his calling to go into the army after the September 11th attacks and even though she didn’t want him to go, she understood why he had to do it.

Gibbs isn’t the only family to serve in the military, her father served in Vietnam...
April 16, 2004 - 1:30pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
It’s been a controversial case for former St. Thomas Principal Michael Sens.

Sens was charged with five counts of disseminating harmful matter to juveniles.

The case stems from a computer disk with pornographic pictures found by Sens, who ten questioned students as to it’s whereabouts.

Today Zanesville City Law Director, Scott Hillis said a pre-trial hearing was held where a motion made by the defense to dismiss was over ruled.

Hillis also says that...
April 16, 2004 - 1:12pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Attention local boaters!

You no longer have to travel out of the county to acquire you watercraft registration. Effective April 19th, The Muskingum County Common Pleas Clerk of Courts, and the title department will issue new and renewal registration decals for all watercraft.

The registration is good for three years and valid all over the state of Ohio, but if you live in Muskingum County you should register here.

The new title is located at 22 North Fifth...
April 16, 2004 - 11:53am
6 years 7 weeks ago
An international women’s organization needs donations for their many programs they sponsor to make life here in Muskingum County better.

Soroptimists International is an organization that consists of women in all areas such as medicine and business. They currently have over 100,000 members in over 120 countries.

The Soroptimists also provide scholarships to area women. This year’s fundraiser is a series of lectures by author Patty Hathaway. It will be on Tuesday, April...
April 16, 2004 - 11:13am
6 years 7 weeks ago
The student from West Muskingum High who brought a loaded gun to school this week will be in Juvenile Court next week to admit or deny charges.

The 14 year old is being charged with bringing a loaded, semi-automatic 380 handgun to school, allegedly to threaten another student. The charges include a felony charge of aggravated menacing and the other, bringing a firearm into a school safety zone.

The second student in question, a 15-year-old boy, will also be charged...
April 16, 2004 - 7:32am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Convicted of two murders, including that of a month-old baby, a Columbus man has been sentenced to two life terms in prison without a chance for parole.

A Franklin County Common Pleas Judge says Quan L. Tatum got his break when a jury recommended life in prison rather than the death penalty. The judge sentenced Tatum yesterday.

Jurors convicted Tatum last month of aggravated murder in the deaths of one-month-old Alamar John-William Wright and Habu Westbrook, a thirty-two-...
April 16, 2004 - 6:12am
6 years 7 weeks ago
At the invitation of the Circleville Police Chief, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation will examine an incident at the jail that left a Columbus man paralyzed.

Thirty-three year old William Harris Junior was hospitalized with an apparent spinal injury after he wrestled with police officers in the Circleville jail.

Circleville Chief Harold Gray says he sought the outside investigation to ensure an impartial review of the conduct of his officers....
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