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February 4, 2005 - 9:14am
6 years 46 weeks ago
A rare wintertime air pollution warning remains in effect throughout much of the state today.

Ground-level particles are hovering at unhealthy level for children, the elderly and anyone with breathing problems.

Those at risk are cautioned to stay indoors.
February 4, 2005 - 8:55am
6 years 46 weeks ago
Local fire crews were busy knocking down a house fire Wednesday evening at 314 Bailey Street in Zanesville.

Officials were called to the scene after a neighbor saw smoke and flames around 5:30 and called the fire in.
No one was home when the fire began.

Investigators believe the blaze may have sparked from a faulty electric furnace.

There were no injuries reported, however the family did lose their dog in the fire.
February 4, 2005 - 2:23am
6 years 46 weeks ago
The Zanesville City School District is on pins and needles awaiting the grand opening of their latest middle school.

According to Superintendant Mike Pockl, since last year crews have been busy working to build two new middle schools. One for Grover Cleveland students, the other one for Roosevelt Middle School students.

Tuesday, school officials took a tour of the new Grover Cleveland School to see how things were coming along and discovered that work is 75 to 80 percent...
February 4, 2005 - 2:17am
6 years 46 weeks ago
Another main road has been re-opened after weeks of shut down due to flooding.

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced Monday that State Route 83 at Wills Creek near the Coshocton County line has been opened to traffic.

ODOT's Phil Newman says that State Route 93 in Msukingum County is also clear and open, but crews are continuing to work on that portion of the road in Coshocton County.
February 4, 2005 - 2:15am
6 years 46 weeks ago
It was a day of apologies in Muskingum County Court Monday as a local man sentenced for the arson of a downtown church apologized to its members.

According to Muksingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 31-year-old Troy Hyson of Zanesville told the court that his act of setting fire to the Union Baptist Church on October 14th of 2004, was not racially or religiously motivated.

Hyson claims that when he committed the crime, he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol....
February 4, 2005 - 2:09am
6 years 46 weeks ago
An area man was shot to death Sunday after a shooting occurred in Coshocton County late that night.

Deputies with the Coshocton County Sheriff's Office received the report of a shooting at 614 Walnut Street, Apartment 4 around 10:30.

Upon arrival, officials found one man with a gun shot wound to the chest.

County Prosecutor, Bob Batchelor says 24-year-old Alan Bailey has been charged with murder in the death of Ray Tomack, Jr.

Batchelor says Bailey...
February 4, 2005 - 2:03am
6 years 46 weeks ago
A life-long member of a Morgan County community was laid to rest Monday.

John Finley was the longest member of the M...
February 4, 2005 - 1:38am
6 years 46 weeks ago
Saying goodbye to one of their finest community members, Crooksville residents turned out for the funeral of longtime Mayor Douglas Cannon on Wednesday.

Cannon died Sunday at his home after a long illness.

Friends, family and area residents came to pay their respects and to reflect on all of the wonderful memories of the well-respected man.

Cannon was very involved in the community, he served as a past member of the Crooksville School Board and member of the...
February 4, 2005 - 1:29am
6 years 46 weeks ago
The prevalence of drugs is making itself known in rural areas like Muskingum County.

The number of drug cases and drug related incidents has been on the rise just within the past six months.

The problem is not only that are more people are using than ever before, but the combination of drugs are becoming much more dangerous.

Drug counselors say marijuana has always been the drug of choice for many in this area, but now users are turning to drugs that are more...
February 4, 2005 - 1:10am
6 years 46 weeks ago
An announcement from the Zanesville Police Department Wednesday, that two men are are behind bars after being arrested and indicted by a Muskingum County Grand Jury.

According to Detective Sergeant Ric Roush, 18-year-old Joshua S. Perry of Zanesville was indicted on two counts of aggravated robbery with gun specifications and two counts of theft.

Also indicted was 19-year-old Ernest L. Taylor III, of Zanesville, on two counts of complicity to aggravated robbery with gun...
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