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August 13, 2005 - 12:51am
7 years 6 weeks ago
The suspect believed to be responsible for a string of bank robberies across the state, including the one Tuesday at National City Bank on Maple Avenue in Zanesville, was brought to justice Friday.

According to Detective Sergeant Harry Taylor with the Zanesville Police Department, Gary E. Barnett was taken into custody without incident Friday afternoon at a residence in Baltimore Maryland.

Taylor says the vehicle used in the robberies was also recovered and had stolen Ohio...
August 13, 2005 - 12:45am
7 years 6 weeks ago
Former Zanesville City Council President Joanne Winland filed a motion earlier this week in Muskingum County Court to withdraw her guilty plea and plead not guilty to charges of aggravated theft, a felony of the third degree.

The charges stem from incidents that occurred in January 1999 through December 2001 when Winland allegedly embezzled 150-thousand dollars from Universal Credit Counseling Services while employed there.

According to Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike...
August 13, 2005 - 12:39am
7 years 6 weeks ago
A local man charged in an October 2001 shooting death, withdrew his former plea in court on Friday.

According to Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox, Kelly Carpenter of Zanesville withdrew his plea of guilty to charges of voluntary manslaughter, felonious assault with a gun specification, and having a weapon while under disability, and pleaded guilty to all charges.

Prosecutor Haddox says the charges stem from an early morning shooting incident that occurred at the...
August 12, 2005 - 5:53pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
It’s nice to be your own boss, just ask Rob Sharrer. He began Varsity Title Services last March, and wants everyone to know that besides offering title insurance services, he knows how to throw a great party!

Yesterday and today, Sharrer opened his business up to the community and welcomed everyone to stop out, have a bite to eat, and hear live music; an opportunity more than three hundred area residents took him up on.

Sharrer's new business offers residents a variety...
August 12, 2005 - 5:39pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
New Lexington Goodwill Shoppers will soon be shopping for bargains at a new location.

The lease on the New Lexington Goodwill store runs out at the end of the month, and according to Goodwill Business Development Specialist, Adam Jones, the Goodwill Company is diligently looking for a new home. “We are currently working towards looking for a new building in the area to showcase our retail store.”

All of the workers currently employed by the New Lexington store don’t have...
August 12, 2005 - 4:40pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Local and state officials announced today big plans regarding a major construction process right here in Muskingum County.

Since a malfunction was discovered at the salt fork dam in Cambridge back in February, officials worked many long hours to determine the cause of the seepage at the base of the dam.

After months of investigation officials came to the conclusion that the dams tow drain was collecting natural seepage through the dam.

"The proposal to deal with...
August 12, 2005 - 4:33pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The phrase, children are our future, is one heard quite frequently.

One local agency is doing it's best to make sure residents are aware of how important it is to take care of the children in our society.

The month of August is declared child support awareness month.

Counties across the state are participating in raising the awareness of the support for children.

The Muskingum County child support enforcement agency is taking part in this program...
August 11, 2005 - 5:53pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Muskingum County flood plan has sprung a leak and now officials are working on ways to fix it.

The department of natural resources has determined that there are deficiencies in the Muskingum County flood-planning program.

A tonight officials are one step closer to solving these issues.

Two local officials met with Muskingum County Commissioners today to discuss flood planning and adjustments to the current flood-planning program.

"Timing is...
August 11, 2005 - 5:48pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Community will soon be able to pay their respects to a Marine from Dresden who died in the line of duty.

Funeral arrangements are now set for Sergeant Bradley Harper.

Vensil-Orr-Chute Funeral Home officials say a silent parade to honor Bradley will be held on Main Street this Saturday night at 11:45.

The public is invited to stand along Main Street and hold flags as the slain soldier’s body passes by. Flags will be handed out starting at...
August 11, 2005 - 11:52am
7 years 6 weeks ago
An early morning fire in Newark led to the rescue of 30 residents and damaged or destroyed five homes, and local fire officials were on the scene for hours dealing with the intense blaze.

A call came into the Newark Fire Department around 4:30 a.m. this morning of a fully involved structure fire on North 6th St., which spread, to the corner of West Locust.

According to Fire Chief Jack Stickradt, crews arrived to find the primary home in flames and were faced with immediate...
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