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January 20, 2004 - 6:57pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
What do Nascar and the Democratic primaries have in common? Well actually more than you would think.

Mike King, Chairman of the Licking County Democratic Party compares the Democratic primary season to Nascar, saying there are a lot of key races, but it’s a long season so anything can happen.

King says, “This is a long season what we just had in Iowa was a bash and this is really a marathon so we’ll just have to wait and see how it plays out.”

John Kerry who...
January 20, 2004 - 6:45pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Thanks to the quick response by the Zanesville police department a man who apparently fled from officers was arrested and taken into custody this afternoon.

According to Sgt. Bob McDonald of the ZPD at about 2:45 pm the suspect stole a vehicle from the Country Fair shopping center on Maple Avenue.

McDonald says, “officers located at Maple and Adair then initiated pursuit when the driver refused to stop and pull over. They followed pursuit right on in the interstate...
January 20, 2004 - 7:38am
6 years 3 weeks ago
A former Muskingum College student convicted of killing her newborn baby has an important court date tomorrow.

Jennifer Bryant appears before Muskingum County Common Pleas Court Judge Butch Zwelling for an early release hearing.

Back on June 2nd 2003 Bryant was sentenced to three years on an involuntary manslaughter charge, one year on a child endangering charge and six months on an abuse of a corpse charge.
At the time of her sentencing, Judge Zwelling said since...
January 19, 2004 - 5:17pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
It was a day for board members at the Alfred S. Carr Center to pat themselves on the back.

Today the Carr Center honored those board members who have served on the board for several years, and have made contributions not only to the center, but to the overall Zanesville Community.

One honoree at the center says her term may be over, but she will continue to help the center.

Not only were outgoing members recognized, but the new board members were also sworn in...
January 19, 2004 - 5:13pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
With it being winter, you never know when the roads will turn from bad to worse.

That is why the Muskingum County Sheriff Office has snow level emergency guidelines to let drivers know how bad the roads are.

There are three levels that drivers need to be aware of:

A level 1 Emergency is when drivers should use caution on the road when being out on the roads because of blowing or drifting snow.

A level 2 is only for people who feel it necessary to...
January 19, 2004 - 4:32pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Although the government had a day off from work, Congressman Bob Ney was in town today to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King with some Zanesville residents at the prayer breakfast.

Congressman Ney says he’s happy to be in Zanesville today and had some exciting news to share on this holiday. He says, “ I’m pleased to say that we have passed the African American National Museum. It will be built in Washington, D.C. and it’s a great thing to talk about today.”

As far...
January 19, 2004 - 4:26pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Several local students who are currently living Martin Luther King’s dream were honored this morning by receiving scholarships at the 10th annual prayer breakfast.

Michael Payton, the keynote speaker for the event emphasized the importance of today’s holiday and remembrance of what Dr. King accomplished for our country.

The main message Payton conveyed in his speech was that Martin Luther King stood for the idea of serving others before yourself in the community....
January 19, 2004 - 6:03am
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office has released details on this week’s most wanted suspect.

Deputies are looking for Michael Charles Matts.

He’s charged with two counts of failing to register as a sexual offender.

His last known address is Shannon road in Frazeysburg.

Officers describe Matts as 5-feet-7-inches tall, 180 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

If you have any information on Matts’
whereabouts call the Muskingum...
January 18, 2004 - 8:02pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Singspiration Choir sang their hearts out tonight, in honor of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This is the 13th year for the singers who sing to keep the legacy of MLK alive.

Coordinator of the Choir, Carlotta Workman says singing is part of the Negro spirit and keeps the tradition by sending messages of comfort and inspiration.

The celebrations continue for MLK Jr., at the annual Prayer Breakfast held on Monday morning on Hallowed Hills Road.
January 18, 2004 - 6:09pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Dresden community came together today to celebrate the life of 21-year-old Randy Wills.

Last month Randy Wills lost his battle with Lymphoma.

The Dresden Volunteer Fire Department along with family and friends hosted an auction and steak dinner to help fund the Randy Wills Memorial.

After Wills graduated from River View High School in 2000 he worked at Hathoway Incorporated and volunteered as a wrestling coach for Tri-Valley and River View.

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