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February 11, 2004 - 1:14pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Zanesville Residents can expect to see road closures and detours over the next several months because of a sewer separation project.

Right now the cities storm and sewers share one line. The problem begins when there is any type of flooding causing the water to go into the Muskingum River.

The large project will take around ten months to complete, but plans are in the making for the construction to begin in a months.

A $200,000 grant from the ARC along with the...
February 11, 2004 - 8:41am
6 years 7 weeks ago
After admitting in a Newark courtroom that he provided alcoholic drinks to eight eleven-and-twelve year olds attending his daughter's birthday party, fifty-two year old Jeffrey Yingling was found guilty.

Charged with eight misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, Yingling could be sentenced to four years in jail. Judge Robert Hoover delayed sentencing until a pre-sentence investigation is completed.

Yingling said the children attending the Januray...
February 11, 2004 - 6:45am
6 years 7 weeks ago
The situation was described by a prosecutor as a tragic case of two brothers trying to look out for their sister and ending up in a fatal confrontation over what's best for her.

A judge in Newark Tuesday found 20-year-old Travis Newell guilty of murdering his half-brother, Michael Riddle, last September. He sentenced Newell to 15 years to life in prison with three additional years on a gun specification.

The 23-year-old Riddle was appointed legal guardian of their 17-year-...
February 11, 2004 - 6:37am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Denying charges that he burned down his house in Millersport to collect 235-thousand dollars in insurance money, former Fairfield County Judge Don Mcauliffe took the stand Tuesday in his trial in U.S. District Court in Columbus.

He told jurors that he was innocent and testified that contractor Darrell Faller approached him with the alleged arson-for-profit scheme, but he failed to report the solicitation to authorities.

Faller and Mcauliffe's former girlfriend aren't...
February 10, 2004 - 11:29pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Funeral services were held Tuesday in West Virginia and Virginia for two Ohio soldiers killed in Iraq.

Staff Sergeant Lester Kinney II of Zanesville was buried Tuesday at a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Kinney, killed when a roadside bomb exploded west of Baghdad, is the 48th soldier to be buried at Arlington since the war in Iraq started.

More than 50 people attended the funeral in Sistersville, West Virginia, for Staff Sergeant Roger Clinton...
February 10, 2004 - 11:22pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department and the Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office say 27-year-old Christopher Denton of Zanesville has been charged in Sunday night’s homemade bomb incident.

According to Zanesville Detective Ric Roush, Denton has been charged with two counts of inducing panic and one count of disorderly conduct. Denton was arrested late Sunday night in the Spangler Drive area, after police responded to a call of shots being fired.

Police intercepted two...
February 10, 2004 - 11:21pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Cambridge Police Department is investigating a pornography case involving minors.

According to Captain Randy LePage, an investigation began on February 5th, when a female minor reported seeing a videotape at the home of Robert “Drew” Willis that contained pornographic images of underage participants. One of the underage participants was located and able to provide police with further details.

According to a press release issued by the police department, a search...
February 10, 2004 - 7:23pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Columbus diocese just released the proficiency test results and Rosecrans High School students were among some of the top achievers in the state.

As a requirement for graduation, these proficiency exams are used as a tool to test students’ knowledge in five different categories.

Dave Morland, principal of Rosecrans High School, says, “We were very pleased with the scores that we had gotten back from Ohio regarding our proficiency exams. They are very much in line with...
February 10, 2004 - 6:50pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A Morgan County mother is crying foul tonight with the local justice system. Tammy Phillips says in her mind justice is far from being served.

After her son was taken away from her six years ago, she worked very hard to get three indictments against the people she believes conspired against her. That is why some news she received this week came as a shock to her.

She says, “I went to the courthouse that’s when I found out that last month on the 14th there were three...
February 10, 2004 - 3:15pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Students were excited at the local elementary school to listen as a U.S. soldier stationed in Baghdad read the story of Aladdin and Hercules.

Its all part of the Reading is Fundamental Program, or RIF. This nationwide program is meant to encourage students to read more.

The third grader that started this all is also Staff Sergeant Brian Giesey’s niece, Alyssa Giesey.

The goal it to have the most students reading based the area population. It they win, the...
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