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April 8, 2004 - 6:40pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
40 local doctors are honored for their effort to help spread the word about reducing tobacco use in our community.

The physicians were recognized for referring clients to the quit tobacco program set up through the Rambo Health Center and the Muskingum County Health Department.

The Quit Tobacco Program offers area residents some tips to help quit using tobacco as well as the resources and information to stick to your decision.

So far more than 250 people from...
April 8, 2004 - 6:33pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
If you are planning on traveling anytime soon, you now have one less place to go for advice.
The Zanesville AAA recently bought out Diosi Travel.

Roseanne Diosi of Diosi Travel will be moving with the company to AAA as an employee with one of her associates.

She views this change as a positive move saying she is hoping to continue serving our community for years to come.

Bill Porter of the Zanesville AAA store says they will now offer a higher quality of...
April 8, 2004 - 6:26pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
A Zanesville man is in jail tonight in connection with a Wednesday night hostage incident.

According to Zanesville police chief Eric Lambes, 23-year old Jeremy McGilton is currently in custody awaiting charges from last night’s incident at 1340 Lewis Drive.

Zanesville Detective Ric Roush adds that McGilton could be facing a combination of felony and misdemeanor charges, including one count of having a weapon under disability, a parole violation, and possibly aggravated...
April 8, 2004 - 6:24pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The day many Ohioans are waiting for is here! The concealed carry law takes effect and the Muskingum County sheriff’s office began taking applications this afternoon.

Many local residents lined up inside and outside the sheriff’s office anticipating the start of the permit carrying process.

Ted Gates of Muskingum County says “ I came to get my license to carry a concealed weapon because I have the right.. it’s a right that I have and I want to exercise that right.”...
April 8, 2004 - 12:33pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
A local woman speaks out about being held at gunpoint.
27-year-old Tawnya Todd tells WHIZ news that six people entered her home last night firing at least one shot.

Todd says she knew the shooter who barged into her home at 1340 Lewis Drive. She also says she was able to escape with three children in the home at the time of the incident while her cousin 27-year-old Sanya Gawhaga was held at gun point.

Landlord and neighbor, Carolyn Frene was home at the time and...
April 8, 2004 - 12:32pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
It may not be football season, but it’s going to feel like it this weekend in Zanesville.

Three Ohio state football players along with former Bengal’s great –Icky Woods will be signing autograph’s at the Colony Square Mall’s sports card show on Friday and Saturday night.

You can meet Buckeyes Scott McMullen, Robert Reynolds, and BJ Sanders making this show the best one yet.

Each of the OSU players autograph’s cost six dollars a piece or all three for $15. Icky...
April 8, 2004 - 8:13am
6 years 17 weeks ago
Robert Lucky Paterson may not be so lucky any more. Patterson , who was once linked to the Arson Fire near the Ohio State University that killed five last April 13th, was charged Wednesday in a Franklin County Municipal Court with stealing Jewelry from a house where he was living.

The 21-year-old last known address was known to be in Marietta, however, a family friend says he invited Patterson to live with him for about a month, but kicked him up when four-thousand dollars worth of...
April 7, 2004 - 10:53pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
State Route 666 in Zanesville has been reopened, after being closed off to traffic earlier this evening…but for a good reason.

The Zanesville Police Department has called this a barricaded hostage situation at 1340 Lewis Drive.

According to Zanesville Detective Ric Roush, a call came into the station at about 8:40 of a hostage incident. Police Chief Eric Lambes says three people, two men and one woman, forced their way into the home. The female resident was able to...
April 7, 2004 - 9:40pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Two men arrested last Friday evening and found with about 40 pounds of marijuana were indicted Wednesday by the Muskingum County Grand Jury.

According to Sheriff Bob Stephenson 53-year-old Rodney Colucy and 31-year-old Gustavo Verdugo, both of Arizona, were indicted on one count drug trafficking, a felony of the second degree.

The men were arrested near the Day Inn on the East Pike last Friday. They will be arraigned next Wednesday.
April 7, 2004 - 9:39pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
A suspect has been charged in the March 2003 death of a Vinton County man whose body was found by an Easter Seals volunteer visiting the man’s home.

Vinton County Prosecutor Timothy Gleeson says 37-year-old Robert Martin of East Liverpool is charged with aggravated murder and aggravated robbery in the stabbing death of Fred Hinty.

Martin is being held at a regional jail in Nelsonville on $500,000 bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Thursday.

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