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February 10, 2004 - 6:50pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
A Morgan County mother is crying foul tonight with the local justice system. Tammy Phillips says in her mind justice is far from being served.

After her son was taken away from her six years ago, she worked very hard to get three indictments against the people she believes conspired against her. That is why some news she received this week came as a shock to her.

She says, “I went to the courthouse that’s when I found out that last month on the 14th there were three...
February 10, 2004 - 3:15pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Students were excited at the local elementary school to listen as a U.S. soldier stationed in Baghdad read the story of Aladdin and Hercules.

Its all part of the Reading is Fundamental Program, or RIF. This nationwide program is meant to encourage students to read more.

The third grader that started this all is also Staff Sergeant Brian Giesey’s niece, Alyssa Giesey.

The goal it to have the most students reading based the area population. It they win, the...
February 10, 2004 - 10:42am
6 years 12 weeks ago
The American Electric Power Company has filed a rate plant with regulators that could increase the average monthly bill by up to ten dollars.

According to the plan, the increase would affect about 1.4 million customers of Columbus Southern Power and Ohio Power.

The Ohio’s Consumer’s Counsel, which represents residential customers in rates cases, says the utility is seeking too much.

An A-E-P spokesman says the increase will offset the company’s security and...
February 9, 2004 - 10:56pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
More headway in the 146-60 connector road project tonight, as the City Council continues to make progress towards construction.

The council passed several ordinances including the approval to apply for a five million dollar State Infrastructure Bank (SIB) loan. Jack Humm of the 6th ward says, “the application is one thing, when the application is approved is another thing and a third thing is you don’t pay anything on the loan until you draw some money down.”

All in all,...
February 9, 2004 - 10:16pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
He must always live with the reality of shooting and killing his son with a crossbow while the two were hunting in Muskingum County in 2002.

Now 41-year-old Alan Foster of Middletown, Ohio must also serve three years of community control and spend 60 days of local incarceration. Monday Foster was sentenced based on three charges of having a weapon while under disability.

Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman says Foster plead guilty to these charges on...
February 9, 2004 - 7:22pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Zanesville Police say it started with a report of gunshot fire…and ended up with the discovery of homemade bombs.

With three simple household items, the average person has the ability to create a homemade bomb. Damon Collins, a local store employee says “depending on the size of the bottle, if a 2 liter bottle is used it could get up to about 2 feet long and start to explode.”

Detective Ric Roush of the Zanesville Police Department says around 11:00 last night officers...
February 9, 2004 - 3:50pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Celebrating an important part of history is what February is all about.

That is why the Putnam Underground Railroad Education Center is having it’s fourth annual Lincoln Luncheon.

The PURE center hopes the money raised from the fundraiser will help them get furniture and bookshelves- the finishing touches- in order to open the center this summer.

The luncheon is at noon on Thursday, February 12 at the Zanesville Country Club.

For more information or...
February 9, 2004 - 3:44pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
While the Groundhog may see six more weeks of bad weather, he did bring a bit of good news for the Muskingum County Community Foundation.

Every Groundhog’s Day there is an auction to raise money to help with community projects.

This year more than 400 people attended the auction raising more over $71,000- a 40% increase from last year’s auction.

Vacation packages and handcrafted wooden tables and plates were just some of the things auctioned off.
February 9, 2004 - 1:32pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department is investigating the discovery of a homemade bomb that exploded late Sunday night.

Police were called to the 500 block of Spangler Avenue around 11:00 Sunday night after a report of a gunshot.

Investigators found what called a “mcgyver bomb”. That is a homemade device that includes a soda bottle, some type of cleaning fluid and foil. It then chemically interacts and explodes.

Police found two devices and one of them exploded...
February 8, 2004 - 9:12pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
It’s an annual tradition, one week after the Super bowl.

John Cooper, organizer of the event says Golf-A-Rama is a day when local golfers get together and have a field day at the Knights of Columbus.

Everything is on sale, including golf clubs, balls, and attire.
Cooper says part of the money raised will help fund the Zanesville Junior Golf League.
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