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July 1, 2002 - 9:03pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Muskingum County Law Enforcement find $75,000 in drugs, now two people are behind bars. 34-year-old Theophilus Nile Jr., originally of California and 28-year-old Tuesday Perry of Zanesville were formally charged today after a weekend drug raid. According to the Sheriff's Department, law enforcement confiscated one kilo of cocaine and over 5 pounds of marijuana at 803 1/2 Locust Ave. Using search warrants, the Sheriff's Office Drug Unit along with members of the Ohio Organized Crime Package...
July 1, 2002 - 5:19pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
A newly opened business in Muskingum County will start scooping it up and dishing it out to travelers and area residents. Earlier today, a ribbon cutting ceremony marked the grand opening of a Tastee Freez located at the Airport Interchange on the East Pike. Owners Kevin Coveney and his wife Pam, who also have the Denny's restaurant next door, thought that the aiport exchange was an ideal location for the dessert franchise. Along with Denny's, the Tastee Freez Ice Cream Shop joins other food...
July 1, 2002 - 5:11pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Over the weekend, the Muskingum County Sheriff's Department confiscated more than 75 thousand dollars worth of drugs at 803 1/2 Locust Avenue. Using search warrants, the Sheriff's Office Drug Unit along with members of the Ohio Organized Crime Package Task Force and the U.S. Postal Service were able to confiscate one kilo of cocaine and over five pounds of marijuana. Authorities also impounded several vehicles from the scene. According to the Sheriff's Separtment, today formal charges were...
July 1, 2002 - 4:56pm
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Only a few days are left to set your plans for 4th of July celebrations. The Zanesville Jaycee's has been getting ready for the national observance, as they are preparing for the "Stars and Stripes on the River." Stephen Vincent a pyrotechics exhibitor said, "they have about 2,000 fireworks that are to be set off for the big event. He also added, "that the festivities are to set off about dusk, and to make sure you get there early enough to get a seat." The best spots to get are down in the...
July 1, 2002 - 10:42am
4 years 44 weeks ago
Smokers who didn't stock up on cigarettes over the weekend are going to be paying 31 cents more per pack today as Ohio's news cigarette tax kicks in. The increase raises the state tax on a pack of cigarettes from 24 cents to 55 cents. That brings the price of a pack of cigarettes to about four-dollars and fifty cents. Some smokers who live near Ohio's boarders say they'll go to other states to buy cigarettes. Others say the increased tax is another incentive to quit smoking.
July 1, 2002 - 5:29am
4 years 44 weeks ago
An early morning fire in Muskingum county has destroyed a trailer and a business. National trail volunteer fire chief Mike Partin says it happened just after midnight today at 4195 Pert Hill road in Hopewell township. Chief Partin says the call came into the Muskingum county fire dispatch center as a trailer and a business fully involved in flames. Partin says both the trailer and Barnhart Electronics were destroyed in the blaze. No word on the cause. No injuries were reported. The name...
July 1, 2002 - 5:14am
4 years 44 weeks ago
The owner of the one winning ticket in Saturday's nine million dollar Ohio Super Lotto drawing chose the discounted lump-sum payment, which will be about two and three-quater million dollars, after taxes. The ticket was sold in Milford Center, near Marysville. One 100-thousand dollar kicker was sold in the Dayton area. The Lottery is waiting for the winners to come forward.
July 1, 2002 - 5:04am
4 years 44 weeks ago
President Bush will make his seventh trip to Ohio today since he took office. Bush's visit to Cleveland is expected to promote his domestic agenda. His speech at the city's Playhouse Square Center will focus on school choice and welfare reform. He'll also talk about the work of faith-based institutions. Because Ohioans' attitudes usually mirror those of the country, the politically important state has become a place for Bush to test-market his deomestic agenda. Bush was last in Ohio less...
July 1, 2002 - 4:58am
4 years 44 weeks ago
One person is dead after a weekend car accident. The Coshocton county sheriff's department reports that 33-year-old Elizabeth Meckley of Coshocton was traveling south on state route 621 when a tractor driven by 51-year-old Andrew Hunter of Fresno, pulled onto 621 from county road 406 and into Meckley's path. Investigators says Meckley swerved to avoid hitting the tractor, and went off the road and into a ditch. Meckley was pronounced dead at the scene. Three passengers in Meckley's car were...
June 29, 2002 - 7:42pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
A Coshocton county man has been indicted on an arson charge involving a Heath police officer's truck. Robert Boyes, of Warsaw, has been charged in connection with the fires. He was also charged this past Friday with receiving stolen property, fraud, making false statements to investigators and possesing an illegal firearm. Officer David Kendall reported his truck stolen last July, the truck was found the next day stripped and burned. Investigators say 78-year old Boyes had seats from the...
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