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July 23, 2002 - 10:42pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
Another one of Muskingum County's most wanted suspects is behind bars. On Monday, The Sheriff's Department arrested John Davis Gray. Gray appeared on WHIZ news on Sunday as this week's most wanted suspect. Gray is charged with failure to register as a sexual offender.
July 23, 2002 - 10:35pm
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Twelve full and part-time workers and 19 seasonal employees are out of a job, as the Zanesville State Tree Nursery becomes the latest victim of state budget cuts. In a phone interview with ODNR spokesman, Jim Lynch, he said because of the state budget crisis, the department is having to re-organize and part of that reorganization means closing the nursery. He also says the demand for seedlings has decreased and over the last several years there has been a monetary loss. Lynch says now, the...
July 23, 2002 - 10:59am
4 years 45 weeks ago
The hot and dry weather is taking it stool on Ohio's corn and soybean crops. The U-S-D-A's Ohio agriculture statistics service says there's a critical need for rain in the next few weeks. Corn is nearly a week behind its normal development and soybeans about 10 days.
July 23, 2002 - 6:22am
4 years 45 weeks ago
Some Zanesville area kids are learning some important lessons this week...lessons that could save their lives. Y-City Safety Town is in session. In its 12th year, the program has managed to educate numerous area youngsters about safety. The Muskingum county sheriff's department runs the school in connection with the Alfred S. Carr center in Zanesville. Children between the ages of four and five learn everything from how to cross the street to fire safety. For more information about the next...
July 23, 2002 - 5:14am
4 years 45 weeks ago
The state route 146-60 connector road project was the main topic of discussion at Zanesville city council Monday night. After an executive session, council failed to over-ride Mayor Jack Fenton's veto regarding the proposed road. Council wanted the project to be turned over to the local Transporation Improvement District to speed it up. The Override effort fell short by two votes and means the city will keep control of the road project.
July 22, 2002 - 5:21pm
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What first sounded like a car crash to one Zanesville resident, actually turned out to be a transformer bursting into flames. Late this afternoon, Lisa Adkins who lives at the intersection of McConnell Avenue and Norwood Boulevard, was working in her garden when she heard a loud noise. When she turned around, Lisa never expected to see a transformer going up in flames. To contain what Lisa described as bright fireworks, she called 911 and the Zanesville Fire Department, Columbia Gas, and...
July 22, 2002 - 11:11am
4 years 45 weeks ago
A 10-year-old child is being hailed as a hero today after alerting his family about a fire in their home. The Muskingum county sheriff's department says it happened in Newton township. It happened at 10 Columbia drive, off of Old Town road. The home was occupied by Mark Stotts and his family. Dispatchers says the fire call came in just after four this morning. The family was asleep at the time of the blaze and neighbors say the family's 10-year-old boy woke up the family and allowed...
July 22, 2002 - 5:04am
4 years 45 weeks ago
The Ohio Super Lotto jackpot is starting to grow again. Look for six million dollars for Wednesday's jackpot after no ticket had the winning combination in Saturday night's five million dollar drawing. In the kicker game, there also was no big winner of the 100-thousand dollar top prize.
July 22, 2002 - 4:56am
4 years 45 weeks ago
The Muskingum county sheriff's department has issued information on its most wanted suspect. Detectives are looking for John Davis Gray. Gray is being charged with failure to register as a sexual offender. His last known address is Newark road in Zanesville. Gray is described as having brown hair and blue eyes, stands 5-feet-6 inches tall and weighs around 160 pounds. If you know of his whereabouts contact the Muskingum County Sheriff's department.
July 19, 2002 - 7:14am
4 years 45 weeks ago
The Coshocton county sheriff's department is investigating a fatal accident. It happened Thursday afternoon on state route 83 north. Sheriff's deputies say 30-year-old Kyle Manuez of Millersburg was driving north on 83 when he went left of center and struck a southbound vehicle head-on. That vehicle was driven by 62-year-old Loder Lampela of Amesville. Lampela was lifeflighted to Grant Hospital in Columbus, but while enroute complications developed in Lampela's condition, and the helicopter...
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