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July 27, 2004 - 11:47am
6 years 34 weeks ago
One important local charity is fighting to stay alive and active in our community.

For almost twenty years they’ve been feeding the people in our community. And although it’s been tight they’ve always managed to pull through, but that could change.

It’s a desperate situation for this local charity that’s been in existence since 1986. Christ’s Table here in Downtown Zanesville is at the point where they might have to shut their doors.

Gretchen Sayre, Executive...
July 27, 2004 - 11:37am
6 years 34 weeks ago
Christ’s Table in Downtown Zanesville got a little help from out of State. Florissant Presbyterian Church Youth Group from Florissant, Missouri came here to Zanesville to help give back to our community.

Youth Director Debbie Galle says she’s been to Christ’s Table four times in the past twelve years and says they come here because it’s important to get the kids out of their comfort zone.

“It gives the kids a chance to put a face on people they would normally pass by....
July 26, 2004 - 8:17pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
A Coshocton couple who left their 4-year-old child inside a burning house chained to a crib, has been ordered held on $25,000 bail.

Gerald Stewart and Ridgley Allington was facing second-degree felony child endangerment charges, stemming from a fire at their home last Friday.

A witness spotted flames from the home and the couple emerging from the residence. When firefighters arrived on the scene the broke an upstairs window and found 4-year-old Karen Stewart chained to a...
July 26, 2004 - 7:42pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Still no decision as to whether or not the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority will receive the 120,000 dollars from the City of Zanesville.

But at city council tonight, Mayor Jack Fenton voiced his opinion on the issue saying he’d like to keep in line with what the County plans.

Mayor Fenton says, “I think we’re going to do the same thing the County is, we’re working together on it and we’ve worked together on a lot of projects. We’ve had a lot of conferences so we...
July 26, 2004 - 4:36pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
He was arrested in April on the East Pike after a drug bust at the Days Inn…shortly thereafter he plead not guilty to the charges he was facing.

But 53-year-old Rodeny Colucy of Mesa, Arizona changed his plea to guilty on June 7th to the two counts he was facing. Monday he was sentenced to prison.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, Judge Mark Fleegle sentenced Colucy to a total of five years on one count of trafficking drugs and one count...
July 26, 2004 - 2:43pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
For new moms and even young moms there is a new place to turn to for help with th elatest addition to your family.
The Muskingum County Help Me Grow office had it's offical open house today where people got a first hand glimpse of the new facility.

Program Coordinator Delmer Dunlap says a program like Help Me Grow is very much needed in our community.

State Senator Joy Padget, State Representatives Jim Aslanides and Nancy Hollister along with city and county...
July 26, 2004 - 10:45am
6 years 34 weeks ago
The funeral arrangements are now finalized for the Zanesville Marine who was killed in the line of duty in Iraq last week.

Josh Snouffer of Snouffer Funeral Home says calling hours for Todd Justin Godwin are set for this Wednesday in the chapelof the funeral home from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m.

The Godwin funeral will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Maranatha Bible Church at 2400 Chandlersville Road.

Snouffer says Godwin will be buried with full military...
July 26, 2004 - 10:22am
6 years 34 weeks ago
If you’re trying to catch up with new technology and need to get rid of your old equipment, drop it off at the Recycling Plant on Old Adamsville Road.

The Plant is collecting old televisions and computers as part of a six-week recycling program. District Coordinator for Southeastern Ohio Solid Waste Management District some of the materials will be sent to Ohio prisons and DuBlock Glass in Sandusky, where it will be recycled.

“The acrylics will be used are re-shredded and...
July 26, 2004 - 7:10am
6 years 34 weeks ago
Authorities are looking for convicted sex offender who they believe has abducted four children from the Dayton suburb of Miamisburg.

A Statewide Amber Alert has been issued for the children, who authorities believe are with their step-grandfather, a convicted child molester from Arizona.

Police say 51-year old Wayne McMurtey was last seen driving a 1996 green Ford Contour with license plate: D-G-G 5925.

Authorities are looking for ten-year old Shannon Volz, six-...
July 26, 2004 - 7:04am
6 years 34 weeks ago
A soldier returned home to the Cincinnati area the weekend for the first time since he was seriously injured July 7th in a rocket-propelled grenade attack in Iraq and says he was thrilled with the reception he got.

Staff Sergeant Paul Brondhaver says a couple picked up the tab when he and his family and three children were at a restaurant for dinner.

When he visited the Coney Island Amusement Park, his arrival was announced over the loudspeaker and got an ovation from the...
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