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October 5, 2004 - 12:49pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
An early morning accident has seriously injured a Zanesville man.

The Zanesville Highway Patrol says it happened around 4:30 this morning.

Investigators say 34-year-old Edwin Wesson was driving west on U-S 40 when he went off the left side of the road and struck a tree.

Wesson was medflighted to Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

The Highway Patrol says Wesson suffered serious leg injuries.

His condition is not yet known.

October 5, 2004 - 5:08am
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Granville Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident that claimed the life of a Cambridge man.

Troopers say last night around 9:00, 62-year-old Franklin Mohler was driving north on State Route 586 and drove off the right side of the road, struck a driveway culvert, then drove off the left side of the road and struck a ditch.

Investigators say the vehicle overturned onto its top.

Mohler was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash remains under...
October 4, 2004 - 11:20pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The month of October doesn't just play host to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, or to a well- known holiday, Halloween. It is also a month to promote violence awareness and to take a stand against family violence and abuse.

Tonight was a special night in Zanesville, as the "Light a Candle Against Violence" vigil was held on the courthouse steps with a luminary presentation to honor the victims of violence.

Special programming featured "Elder Abuse" this year, and what signs...
October 4, 2004 - 11:11pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A local man who led police on a high speed chase over the weekend is now behind bars.

According to Sgt. Detective Ric Roush with the Zanesville Police Department, 36-year-old Timothy Hanning of Zanesville is charged with one count felony fleeing and one count driving under suspension.

The incident occurred Sunday morning at 12:45 when ZPD officers were dispatched to the area of Wayne and Marietta Streets in regard to a vehicle disturbance in the neighborhood. A car...
October 4, 2004 - 5:08pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
As the temperatures cool down and furnaces heat up, that means one thing-our firefighters are hard at work. The first week of October is designated as fire prevention week.

Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy alerts the public of the dangers associated with this season.

With the holiday season just around the corner, he warns to take extra caution when using candles.

Lacy says, “A lot of people decide to get their candles out, some of them use them in jack-o-...
October 4, 2004 - 5:04pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The state’s ruling that you can’t have more than 2 water sewer grants at the same time is causing the Muskingum County commissioners to re-evaluate their existing grants.

Bob Hamilton of the Community Development department made a plea to the commissioners for an extension of the 2003 grant in Sonora.

Hamilton says, “It’s a matter of timing and I’m here today to have letters of request to the state endorsed by the county commissioners and they seem to be happy to endorse...
October 3, 2004 - 7:57pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Alcohol is suspected in a deadly accident Saturday night that claimed the life of a local man. The once vehicle crash occurred around 10:30 Saturday night on Church Hill road in Washington Township. That’s according to trooper Troy Hale with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol.

The driver, 47-year-old George Cantley of Zanesville was traveling northbound on Culbertson road when he drove off the right side of the roadway. The vehicle then overcorrected, lost control and...
October 3, 2004 - 6:44pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Pet owners are celebrating on this eve of the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi by bringing their pets to a special service to receive a blessing.

Animals large and small came to the St. Edwards Church in Granville. Monsignor Enke says the blessing is in observance of Saint Francis who was the saint of creation and the lover of all animals.

Each pet received a St. Francis metal to wear as protection and as a reminder of this special day.

October 3, 2004 - 5:12pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
If you were driving down Main Street in Zanesville, you may have passed some runners out there. Today was the first-ever “Y-City Mile.”

Runners of all different age groups ran in today’s event, which started at Rosecrans High School and finished at the bottom of the Y-Bridge.

“We had 90 pre-register and 30 to 40 register today. We have all different age groups,” says co-chair Julie Bay. Area businesses sponsored today’s event and organizers say it was just a fun way to...
October 3, 2004 - 5:08pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Along Maple Avenue in Zanesville, you may have noticed many people lining the streets with signs urging you to “support life.”

The Muskingum Valley Right to Life held their third annual prayer chain. It’s part of a national effort to peacefully protest abortion. Helen Fedorke organized today’s event. She says people from all different area churches participated in the prayer chain.

“Our message is to save the babies. It’s just for people to be aware of...
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