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June 18, 2004 - 4:46pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
You might see your grocery bill change in a good way next month.

The Ohio Department of Taxation has announced that after July 1st some popular food items will be tax free.

Pick ‘N Save General Manager Leo Braido says, “all over the state basically the definition of food is going to change in such items that were previously taxed are now not going to be taxed.”

Those items include: bottle water, fruit or vegetable juice with 50% or more juice content, chewing...
June 18, 2004 - 3:33pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
A specific date when Unizan and Huntington Banks will merge is still up in the air.

The banks announced their merger last month, and the Duncan Falls Branch was set to close July 1st, when the two banks systems merge.
The name change was supposed to happen at this time as well, but now a specific date for the closure and the merger is unclear.

It is also not known at this time how many of Unizan’s employees will lose their jobs. Unizan employees cannot comment on...
June 18, 2004 - 3:28pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Water has returned to Dresden residents.

The Dresden Water Department reports the water system is up and running, but a 24 hour boil advisory remains in effect. Residents in the village of Dresden should boil their water vigorously before using.

The Water Department again asks those in Dresden to conserve water as much as possible.
June 18, 2004 - 3:23pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
A Perry County mother and son will be heading to jail for serving alcohol to minors at a party, as one of them died as a result.

A Perry County court sentenced Brenda Butler and her son Graham jail time, fines, probation and community service for serving alcohol to teens last January. 18-year-old Dustin snider of Somerset was killed after crashing his car after leaving that party.

Brenda Butler will serve 90 days in jail and pay a $ 750 fine. Graham Butler will serve 30...
June 18, 2004 - 3:16pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The Coshocton man who fatally shot his uncle and wounded his grandmother will be spending the rest of his life thinking about it behind bars.

Donald Eugene Jones was sentenced to life in prison Thursday in Coshocton County Common Pleas Court for shooting his grandmother Roberta Cruxton and killing his uncle Shane Layland. 20 year old Jones pleaded guilty to four charges in connection with the double shooting, one count each of aggravated murder, an unclassified felony, attempted...
June 18, 2004 - 7:56am
6 years 24 weeks ago
U.S. attorneys in Columbus say it was one of the largest collections of child pornography ever found in the Court District, eight thousand computer images.

The computer owner, 36-year old William Kisor of Wellston, was sentenced to nine years in prison. He pleaded guilty last December to one count of possession of child pornography.

Kisor is already serving a 46-month sentence for crossing State lines for immoral purposes after he went to Paris, Tennessee, to have sex...
June 17, 2004 - 9:18pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
In Cambridge Guernsey County Prosecutor Keith Plummer says 23-year-old Jeremy LePlante was indicted Thursday by the Guernsey County Grand Jury.

According to Plummer, LePlante was indicted on one count attempted murder, one count felonious assault, and one count attempted felonious assault. All three charges carry a weapon specification.

According to documents, LePlante was part of a shooting on Reservoir Road on Memorial Day.
June 17, 2004 - 8:30pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department has formally charged two Newark men for their suspected roles in a recent armed robbery.

According to Detective Ric Roush, 29-year-old Carl Grimes, Jr. and 25-year-old James Derifield are facing charges from a Wednesday morning robbery at Jocko’s café on Linden Avenue.

Roush says Grimes has been charged with one count aggravated robbery and Derifield has been charged with one count robbery.

According to reports, it appears the...
June 17, 2004 - 3:41pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The New Lexington Sheriff’s Office is still investigating a major drug bust as a canine unit sniffed out and put an end to a meth lab in Perry County.

39-year-old Fred Thompson of Roseville was arrested Monday night after a routine traffic stop. After the K-9 found methamphetamines in his car, police searched his home at 10369 Township Road. Police and Sheriff’s deputies discovered eight guns and a meth lab hidden in a trailer near the residence. Thompson has previous convictions for...
June 17, 2004 - 11:40am
6 years 24 weeks ago
Earlier this week the mayor and Zaremba Developers announced a new shopping development coming to Zanesville.

The colony Square Mall Marketing Coordinator Kevin Pinson says although the complex won’t be open until next year, the competition will be good.

He also says, “by the time the shopping center opens in the fall of 2005 there will be some changes here at the Mall, nothing we’re ready to announce yet, but you will see a different mall by then.”

No word yet...
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