A Morgan county grand jury will hear the case of a local family accused of numerous drug charges. 34-year-old Marsha Halloway, 47-year-old Hank Halloway and 29-year-old Kelly Adkins, Hank's son, all of Chesterhill, are accused of trafficking in Marijuana. The family's home at 5265 Strode Lane, was raided at the end of April by Morgan county sheriff's deputies and Cleveland police. Investigators say they confiscated a large amount of marijuana, almost 100 guns and 10 vehicles. Detectives are...
A 14-month-old child, who fell down an elevator shaft in the abandoned Montgomery Ward department store building In Zanesville is reported in fair condition. The boy fell from the third floor to the first floor of the building on Saturday. He was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Zanesville, before being taken to Columbus by Med-Flight. He only suffered minor cuts and bruises.
Guernsey County High School Students got down and dirty at Cambridge City Park. Hundreds of students turned out to participate in the county's "Mud Madness." In an attempt to promote drug and free fun. The event consisted of mud volleyball, sack races, and tug of war. The program was sponsored by the Alcohol and Drug Services of Guernsey County, the Guernsey County Youth Commission, and the Ohio Department of Safety.
Muskingum and Guernsey Counties kicked off the start of National Tourism Week. Muskingum County kicked off the week by stopping by the Colony Square Mall in Zanesville. While in Guernsey County the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center housed the "Your Passport to Discovering Guernsey County. Both places offered exhibitors displaying their tourist attractions. Both places were sponsored by their county Visitors and Convention Center.
Tourism in Muskingum County is about to take center stage. To kick off National Tourism Week, the Chamber of Commerce will host the 10th annual "Spotlight on Tourism." The event will be held at the Colony Square Mall from noon to six and will feature over 35 booths representing the tourism industry. Their will also be various activities throughout the week for the event.
May is motorcycle month and in Perry County, bikers of all ages gathered to hear a special proclamation. The county commissioner proclaimed that May was motorcycle month, and to be aware of the bikes on the road. After the proclamation was made, motorcyclists hopped on their bikes for the annual Slow-Joes Spring Run, which was hosted by the NewLex Classic Riders. This year's run was dedicated to Joe Ellis, who was the group's founder.
Hundreds of kids were fingerprinted and photographed for one good cause. Dutro Ford once again sponsored a free children's safety day that addressed several safety concerns for young children and their parents. At the event the American Red Cross, the Zanesville Fire Department, and Eddie the Eagle were on hand.
Folks in Cambridge are hoppy...and happy. May 3rd through 5th is the Hop-A-Long Cassidy Festival, complete with Hoppy memorabilia, western celebrities and lots of fun. Vendors from all over the United States and more than one-thousand two hundred people are expected to attend throughout the weekend. Hop-A-Long is a western hero to the area of Cambridge, and a positive role model for children.
The day to vote to pass the school levy is rapidly approaching, and the schools are getting ready to rally. On Monday, May 6th at 5:30, over one-thousand students and teachers will gather together to show the Zanesville community how much they support the levy. The state of Ohio has agreed to pay for 68 percent of the total costs for construction of the new buildings. If passed, construction would start immediately with hopes of being completed between 2008-2010.
It's Goodwill Week, and what better way to celebrate than at the Goodwill store on Maple Avenue. On Friday, Zanesville Mayor Jack Fenton awarded the store a proclamation of hard work and serivce, and thanked the workers for their dedication to the community. The training program for handicapped citizens was highlighted, as people with disabilities are given jobs at the Goodwill store and trained for work at other jobs. It is a popular training program, and shows how the Goodwill store is...