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November 7, 2003 - 10:58pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
The son of a well-known Zanesville family has been found dead is his apartment in England. 21-year-old Noah Graham, son of Bob and Linda Graham of the Graham, McClelland, Ransbottom Law Firm, was in the United States Air Force stationed at the Royal Air Force Base in Fairford, England. Graham was found dead in his apartment. Military officials tell the family that an autopsy will be performed on Monday to determine the cause of death. Bob Graham tells WHIZ that his son joined the Air Force...
November 7, 2003 - 4:53pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
In other local news, authorities are still searching for an armed gas station robber. The Zanesville Police Department says the incident occurred last night just after 11:00. According to Detective Ric Roush, the robbery took place at the Duke and Dutchess station located on Blue Avenue. The suspect is described as a white male approximately six foot tall, 150 pounds. He was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and a ski mask. The Zanesville Police Department is asking for...
November 7, 2003 - 4:50pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
A two-car accident occurred this afternoon on Military road in Zanesville. According to the Zanesville post of the Ohio State Patrol, two female drivers were transported to Bethesda hospital for treatment without visible injuries. While the accident is still under investigation, it appears the cause of the accident is assured clear distance ahead. Military road was closed for approximately one hour while crews tended to the accident.
November 7, 2003 - 4:45pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
A local organization is hosting a benefit for one of their deceased members at the Putnam Tavern. The benefit is raising money for the family of Marty Mercer, the former vice-president of the Y city southeastern Ohio bikers. There will be all sorts of activities for the community to partake in. There will also be a local poker run at the taverns in town that Mercer liked to frequent.
November 7, 2003 - 4:40pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
As the winter months approach it is important to stay warm and stay healthy. The Rambo Memorial health center would like to remind everyone they are still offering free flu shots to Muskingum County residents. Nurses at the center are encouraging all age groups to take advantage of this opportunity. The clinic has limited supply of the vaccine available so now is the time to take advantage of the offer. A special reminder… tomorrow the Rambo health center will be open from 10am to 2pm to...
November 7, 2003 - 6:20am
5 years 51 weeks ago
The city of Zanesville will honor local veterans during a parade this weekend. Secrest Auditorium manager John Kunkle says a parade is planned for Saturday morning at 10:00. The route will be Shinnick Street to 5th street and 5th Street to Main Street to 4th Street and then the parade will go to Market Street. The Grand Marshall will be Ron Rosser, a Medal of Honor recipient who served in the Korean War. The public is invited to attend the event.
November 7, 2003 - 6:11am
5 years 51 weeks ago
Muskingum County Sheriff’s deputies are in the middle of negotiating a new contract with the county commissioners. Thursday both side met in executive session to discuss the main issues of the contract. Commissioner Ed Kenily says a broad range of topics was discussed during the closed-door session. The Commissioner says one of the more difficult parts of the process is the fact that money is tight due to the poor state of the economy. Wages appears to be one of the main issues of the talks.
November 7, 2003 - 6:05am
5 years 51 weeks ago
A Zanesville family is homeless this morning after a fire heavily damaged their home. It happened around 1:00 Thursday afternoon at a house at 329 Abbington Avenue in Zanesville. One fire fighter was hurt in the fire. Fire investigators say while the fire remains under investigation, it appears a young child playing with a cigarette lighter in a bedroom is what caused the fire. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is helping the family with food, clothing and lodging.
November 7, 2003 - 6:00am
5 years 51 weeks ago
Three men and eight teens have been charged in Holmes County with throwing tomatoes at passing vehicles. The Labor Day prank led to the shooting death of their friend. Three adults ages 20, 21 and 22 face a court hearing today on one-count each of vehicular vandalism. Eight juveniles ranging in age from 15 to 17 face one count each of delinquency by reason of vehicular vandalism. A Holmes County man has been charged with murder and involuntary manslaughter. He allegedly returned to the...
November 7, 2003 - 5:55am
5 years 51 weeks ago
The Zanesville police department is investigating an armed robbery. It happened last night just after 11:00 at the Duke and Dutchess on Blue Avenue. Detectives say the suspect came into the store with a gun and demanded money. He’s described as a white male, in his early 20’s, around six feet tall with a medium build. Police say he was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, jeans and a mask. The suspect fled the scene of foot. No injuries were reported and an undetermined amount of cash was...
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