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April 7, 2005 - 12:00am
7 years 2 weeks ago
A local man has been found not guilty in court Wednesday on all charges in a recent kidnapping and attempted rape case.

Thirty-year-old Jeffrey C. Hampton of Zanesville previously pleaded not guilty to one count of kidnapping and one count of attempted rape. Hampton could have faced a hefty prison sentence if convicted.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Jim Workman, the charges stem from a November 23rd 2004 incident where Hampton was arrested by Zanesville Police...
April 6, 2005 - 11:54pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
A warning goes out to area residents tonight about a reported telephone scam in Zanesville.

According to Detective Sergeant Ric Roush with the Zanesville Police Department, their office has received numerous complaints in the last week from people stating they have been contacted by telephone by individuals attempting to obtain their bank account numbers.

The ZPD is reminding people that this is not the way banks conduct business and that no personal information such as...
April 6, 2005 - 4:12pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Cakes for the 19th annual Carr Center cake auction began arriving at the Colony Square Mall today.

This year’s cakes are colorful and very creative. Executive Director of the Carr Center, Sonya Mawhorter describes how this single event involves our entire community.

“Everything we do here depends upon the support of our community and the cake auction is one of those events that involves everyone in our community the cakes, incentives, cake bakers, cake buyers, it takes...
April 6, 2005 - 4:04pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
The Zanesville High School Quarterback Club is paying tribute to a Navy SEAL.

On Friday May 6th the club is hosting a luncheon that will feature former Zanesville players and coaches all in honor of Vice Admiral Albert Calland III.

“He’s an admiral in the navy and stationed at the Central Intelligence Agency. He was also a commander of the Navy SEALS and played football for the Naval Academy,” says Ron Apperson, former Zanesville Athletic Director.

April 6, 2005 - 3:57pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
If you’re like many Americans who procrastinate and put things off, you may want to start thinking about filing your income taxes.

The April 15th deadline is fast approaching. So that means if you haven’t started the process you need to.

Certified Public Accountant Megan Durst says there are specific requirements for individuals who should file.

“Usually a single individual with total gross income of more than $7,950 should file a return. That’s the IRS’...
April 6, 2005 - 2:13pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Gas prices seem to be doing nothing but rising, and it continues to cause aggravation for area motorists.

We went to a local gas station to catch the reaction of some drivers as they filled up their tanks… needless to say, nobody seems to be dealing well with the pain at the pump.

George Arrington works for a trucking company and says he feel bad for those people, who like him, depend on driving to make a living.

“It’s really cutting into their bottom line, and...
April 6, 2005 - 2:07pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
An early morning chase today in Zanesville sent a car slamming into a woman’s home and the driver is still on the loose.

Daphne Bradshaw has lived at 732 Eppeley Avenue since 1954 and this morning she had a rude awakening as a car came crashing into her house.

“I just couldn’t believe it, I just thought, ‘what happened?’ At that time I didn’t know it was car, I just thought something was up.”

Daphne’s son came over as soon as he heard what happened and he...
April 5, 2005 - 11:46pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
There's no end to the continuing increase in gas prices, as motorists are now seeing two dollars 34 cents a gallon for regular unleaded at the pump.

For fuel to be so high, it's taking a big chunk of change for agencies to operate especially when they rely on travel as part of their daily routine.

The Guernsey County Sheriff's Office has already experienced the budget ax on this year's funding, and Sheriff Mike McCauley says his agency is being forced to make an effort to...
April 5, 2005 - 4:57pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
A computer glitch is responsible for the early release of a local murder suspect.

24 year old Jeremy McGilton was in custody in the Muskingum County Jail for a parole violation on February 25th of this year.

2 days later he posted bond and was released.

Sheriff Bob Stephenson says there was a miscommunication between the Zanesville Police Department and the Sheriff’s office and his officers were not informed McGilton had a detainer.

April 5, 2005 - 4:50pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Positive economic news for the Zanesville Muskingum County community tonight as two new projects were announced in today’s port authority meeting.

Executive Director Larry Merry says both projects involve the development of medical offices at Northpointe Park.

One is a new imaging center and Dr. John Hibler has decided to purchase some property on the North end of the office park.

Downtown Association Manager Dana Matz also gave an update on the progress of the...
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