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March 12, 2004 - 6:21pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
Zanesville City Law Director Scott Hillis made his decision concerning the St. Thomas pornography case.

At issue is Principal Michael Sens. He showed students pornographic pictures during an investigation into their origin.

Earlier this week County Prosecutor Mike Haddox decided not to file charges in the case.

Today Hillis decide to file five counts of disseminating harmful matter to juveniles.

Each count is a first degree punishable by up to six...
March 12, 2004 - 3:52am
6 years 8 weeks ago
A fire this morning leaves a Muskingum County family homeless. The fire was at a residence at North River Road East.

The Zanesville Fire Department was the first on the scene of a call reportedly having people trapped inside. Luckily everyone escaped the flames without injury.

Mark Viney was standing in his socks and pajamas outside the burning wreckage of his home shaking his head in disbelief. Neighbors saw the flames and called 911. The flames had also melted part of...
March 12, 2004 - 2:53am
6 years 8 weeks ago
The old standard of a healthy cholesterol level is being thrown out the door. Now doctors are saying the levels need to be much lower to decrease your chances of a heart attack.

It used to be that if your LDL was lower than 100 you’d be okay, but that’s all changed. The LDL or bad cholesterol needs to be lower than 60 to prevent deadly heart attacks in the future.

According to Rod Stickrath, director of the Northside Pharmacy, new cholesterol lowering drugs called statins...
March 11, 2004 - 10:46am
6 years 8 weeks ago
The concealed carry legislation goes into effect April 8th, but many Ohioans including here in Southeastern Ohio have plenty of questions about it.

That’s why the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office held an informational meeting Thursday evening for business owners and residents alike to learn about the rules for carrying concealed weapons.

Major Bryan Hoover says the law is geared toward personal protection and that firearms will be prohibited in the most highly...
March 11, 2004 - 10:25am
6 years 8 weeks ago
A man was charged Thursday in the death of his girlfriend’s seven-year-old daughter, who had been left in his care.

The body of Brittany Hendrickson was found Wednesday in an abandoned well in a remote area of Noble County. The well was about a mile from her home in the tiny village of Lebanon in Monroe County.

29-year-old Fred Mundt is jailed without bond Thursday night. Noble County Sheriff Landon Smith says Mundt was charged Thursday with aggravated murder, and an...
March 11, 2004 - 5:42am
6 years 8 weeks ago
It was a day 12 officers and dispatchers will never forget for the rest of their lives.

January 8th, 2002 their fellow officer Deputy Robert Tanner was killed in the line of duty.
Today, those 12 were recognized for their heroic actions on that day for the capture and arrest of Henry Hager, the man who shot and killed Deputy Tanner.

The Awards were given to the officers to recognize their actins for handling a situation under extreme pressure and stress, a job...
March 11, 2004 - 3:12am
6 years 8 weeks ago
A house fire on Langan Lane in Zanesville looked a lot worse that it was.

A call for a house fire at 1145 Langan Lane came in to the Washington Township Fire Department at around 9:30 this morning. Marvin Kennedy was living in the home when he smelled smoke.

The Zanesville Fire Department also showed up to provide assistance. Assistant Chief Bruce Burley the damage wasn’t extensive.

There were no injuries reported. Kennedy says that he and his dog were the...
March 11, 2004 - 3:00am
6 years 8 weeks ago
This morning at the County Commissioners proposals for project manger for the Waste Water Treatment Plant were discussed.

Muskingum County Commissioner Ed Kenily says that the eventual project manger will run the Water Plant and manage any projects that go through it. Kenily hopes to make a decision by next week.

The new project manager would also be in charge of upgrading the Treatment Plant.
March 11, 2004 - 2:56am
6 years 8 weeks ago
An eastern Ohio man has been arrested and charged in the death of his girlfriend’s seven-year-old daughter, whose body was stuffed into a well in Noble County.

Noble County Sheriff Landon Smith says 29-year-old Fred Muntz of Lebanon is charged with two counts of aggravated murder in the death of Brittany Hendrickson.

Smith says Muntz was arrested last night and will soon appear in court.

Smith wouldn’t comment on how Brittany died. Autopsy results are still...
March 10, 2004 - 4:10pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
It’s a constant battle for collection agencies all across the U.S.; parents neglecting taking care of their children, by not paying child support.

Vince Durant, director of Muskingum County Child Support says we fall somewhere in the middle, on how much money is owed.

He says there are several ways to collect money, including holding wages, seizing and freezing bank accounts, and suspending licenses.

In 2003, Muskingum County collected over $15,600,000 in past...
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