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August 19, 2004 - 4:16pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Charges have officially been filed against the man who allegedly attempted to rob the B-and-D Sales Store located at 61-South Sixth Street in Downtown Zanesville Tuesday morning.

According to Detective Randy Ritchason, 44-year-old Lloyd Dunlap os Zanesville has been formally charged with two counts of robbery, both of which are felonies of the second degree.

Ritchason says Dunlap will be arraigned Friday morning in Zanesville Municipal Court…meantime he’s being held in the...
August 19, 2004 - 3:23pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Without a doubt, one of the biggest attractions to the 158th Blue Ribbon Muskingum County Fair is the rides.

With dozens of rides to chose from, kids and adults have the chance to scream all day long. While the scrambler was a hit with the little ones, the older kids got a thrill being whipped upside down in the Top Gun and the Zipper.

The fair runs through Saturday.
August 19, 2004 - 2:47pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Local agencies that support the poor got a major scare this week, expecting to see some major cuts in programs to help the less fortunate.

The state is trying to fix an accounting error that resulted in over spending millions of dollars in federal aid.

Here locally, The Muskingum County Agency of Job and Family Services says our agency is fortunate that our county will not, at this time, see a big impact.

No details yet on how much of a cut back...
August 19, 2004 - 2:42pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The amount of fatal crashes in Ohio is down.
Officials from the State Highway Patrol say a ten percent decrease statewide is attributed to seatbelt awareness, motorists reducing their speed and stricter enforcement of traffic laws.

In 2003, in Muskingum County, there were 18 total fatalities, 4 of those alcohol related. Already into August of this year and there have been 10 fatalities, alcohol is to blame for 4 of those deaths.

The patrol says with the start of the...
August 18, 2004 - 8:19pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Officials in Licking County say they have stopped a lot of contraband from entering the prison, but items are still flying over the fence.

At least 18 aluminum foil balls suspected of containing marijuana have been found in the last 12-days near the recreation area of the Licking County Jail.

The outdoor area is covered by a mesh net, but contraband still slip over the 20-foot fence. Officials say the net has helped but some illegal substances and items like tobacco find...
August 18, 2004 - 8:15pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Zanesville Detective Randy Ritchason says he is taking the attempted robbery case from Tuesday to the Prosecutor’s office Thursday.

Ritchason says the 44-year-old Zanesville male arrested Tuesday afternoon is still in custody in the city jail.

It is up to Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox to determine the charges against the suspect.

Reportedly the robbery occurred at 10:07 a.m. at the B-and-D Sales Store at 61 South Sixth Street in Downtown Zanesville....
August 18, 2004 - 8:12pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
An update to the reported shooting on Maple Avenue early Monday morning.

According to Zanesville Police Detective Dan Arter, the victim in the intrusion and shooting, 27-year-old David Paul of 914 ½ Maple Avenue was released from Good Samaritan Hospital possibly Tuesday.

Paul had suffered minor shrapnel injuries after a handgun was discharged in the house.

According to Arter, the police department had asked Mr. Paul to speak with officers for a follow-up...
August 18, 2004 - 8:08pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The two men arrested last week for their alleged involvement in a shooting on South Luck Avenue appeared in Zanesville Municipal Court Friday.

According to court documents, 20-year-old Ryan Saxton and 19-year-old Daniel Gause, both of Zanesville, were arrested last Wednesday afternoon, after a shooting at 1040 South Luck in which 25-year-old Aaron Willett was hit with a bullet. The two men fled and were caught in the same area of the shooting.

Friday Saxton was arraigned...
August 18, 2004 - 5:17pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Hungry and helpless, there are nearly 47,000 people still in shelters in parts of Florida that were devastated by Hurricane Charley last week.

These people are relying on the Red Cross to help them survive. The Muskingum Valley Chapter is asking the local public to contribute money to the much needed relief effort.

The latest update on the hardest hit areas: 730,000 households are still without power; half a million people are with out telephone service. Red Cross...
August 18, 2004 - 5:08pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office has been hot on the tail of a mountain lion for at least a month now.

There have been a total of 19 sightings from area residents in Muskingum County and surrounding counties. The sheriff’s office is now in process of finding specifically trained dogs to sniff out the animal and run the big cat up a tree.

A veterinarian from the Wilds is on call with a tranquilizer gun if they get a chance to get the animal cornered. A goat, a...
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