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February 12, 2004 - 11:01pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
It’s back to Appeals Court for a local man convicted in the death of his daughter. In the early 1990’s Eric Scott Patterson was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of his three-year-old daughter Lacey.

He appealed the original decision to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and on a technicality won a new trial that must occur within the next six months. The jury in Patterson’s second trail deadlocked, and Muskingum County Common Pleas Judge Howard Zwelling...
February 12, 2004 - 5:50pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Alan Cotrill’s new piece titled “John Rarey and Cruiser” was inspired from a historic horse and famous horse trainer from Groveport, Ohio.

John Rarey was a famous horse tamer in the 1850’s. Cotrill says it took him 6 months to complete the project.

The horse is 10-½ ft tall and weighs 1300 pounds. The John Rarey figure is 8-½ ft tall and weighs 600 pounds. The sculpture will be placed outside the new sports arena in Groveport.
February 12, 2004 - 5:43pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Residents that live on Gorsuch Road may soon have a new way of getting their water supply.

County Commissioners were busy today signing legislation to apply for a bid to construct a new water line for the residents that live in and around Gorsuch Road.

County Commissioner, Don Madden says if everything goes as planned, the project should begin in the spring and be completed by the end of the summer.
February 12, 2004 - 5:36pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
It’s been a busy season for local emergency shelters.

When temperatures dip down as low as they have this winter, its nice to know places like the Salvation Army Emergency Shelter are here to help with food, clothing, and lodging for those in need.

Last month the shelter has so many people in the facility, they had to borrow cots from the Red Cross, 67 people needed help, and capacity is 50.

The Salvation Army says blankets are their biggest need right now. If...
February 12, 2004 - 4:04pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A local man has been sentenced in connection with the sex abuse of children.

A Licking County Judge has sentenced 51-year-old James Burris of Frazeysburg to 16 to 25 years in prison for sex offenses involving two relatives who were children at the time of the abuse.

Officials say an investigation into the case started last March where photographs and other evidence was seized during a search of Burris’ home.

Burris was convicted back on December 19th and will...
February 12, 2004 - 1:15pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Students can have a chance to learn about different technical career at the Mid East Career and Technology Centers in Zanesville.

Today was the open house and students got a first hand look at the careers offered here including cosmetology, media technology as well as welding. The school also offers classes in health and dental occupations.

It’s all part of National Career and Technical Education Week. Over eleven million students, teachers and counselor participate in...
February 12, 2004 - 8:16am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Homicide detectives in Columbus are asking why, as an 83-year-old minister and an unidentified woman were found in a car in the clergyman's garage, dead from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning.

Authorities believe at this point the deaths were accidental, however investigations are continuing.

The Reverand Toney Howell and the woman were found by Howell's daughter. She stopped by to check on her father and found the two unconcious in a car parked in an attached garage last...
February 11, 2004 - 11:02pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The city of Zanesville is having a fit over counterfeit money...According to Zanesville Detective Ric Roush, in the last week the Police Department and the Sheriff’s Office have been inundated with fake $20’s.

In fact, Roush says the department has had nine incidents from various locations including gas stations, restaurants, grocery stores and other in the last seven days. The fake money is discovered when these businesses take their deposits to the bank.

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February 11, 2004 - 4:55pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The totals are in for the United Way campaign of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties, and although the goal was not met, over one million dollars was raised for our community.

To celebrate the end of the campaign, the United Way invited representatives from all of their agencies to a wrap-up luncheon at the Salvation Army.

Wendi Roberts, the chairperson for the campaign blames the economy as a reason the community was more hesitant to donate.

Roberts says...
February 11, 2004 - 4:44pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Rosecrans Key Club hosted its annual meeting with the Kiwanis club today to discuss upcoming projects.

Larry Denbow, advisor of the Key Club says they are lucky to have a Kiwanis sponsorship, because it teaches the kids about helping our community.

Denbow says he’s very proud of the organization and what they’ve accomplished. “We’ve won international awards, we’ve won national awards, and one of our students won the award for international and that’s for every club not...
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