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March 11, 2004 - 3:00am
6 years 16 weeks ago
This morning at the County Commissioners proposals for project manger for the Waste Water Treatment Plant were discussed.

Muskingum County Commissioner Ed Kenily says that the eventual project manger will run the Water Plant and manage any projects that go through it. Kenily hopes to make a decision by next week.

The new project manager would also be in charge of upgrading the Treatment Plant.
March 11, 2004 - 2:56am
6 years 16 weeks ago
An eastern Ohio man has been arrested and charged in the death of his girlfriend’s seven-year-old daughter, whose body was stuffed into a well in Noble County.

Noble County Sheriff Landon Smith says 29-year-old Fred Muntz of Lebanon is charged with two counts of aggravated murder in the death of Brittany Hendrickson.

Smith says Muntz was arrested last night and will soon appear in court.

Smith wouldn’t comment on how Brittany died. Autopsy results are still...
March 10, 2004 - 4:10pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
It’s a constant battle for collection agencies all across the U.S.; parents neglecting taking care of their children, by not paying child support.

Vince Durant, director of Muskingum County Child Support says we fall somewhere in the middle, on how much money is owed.

He says there are several ways to collect money, including holding wages, seizing and freezing bank accounts, and suspending licenses.

In 2003, Muskingum County collected over $15,600,000 in past...
March 10, 2004 - 4:05pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
State Senator Greg DiDonato was in town today to support fellow democrats, in their hopes to win on Election Day.

He says democrats are focusing on one of the hardest parts for any candidate in any race, getting the public to the polls.

DiDonato says democratic candidates are going to win votes by challenging people to think about the issues and how effective their current legislation has been with dealing with the creation of jobs, healthcare and education.

March 10, 2004 - 3:58pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
One of the top 10 Most Wanted Deadbeat Dads in the State is from our area.

Valerie Young’s husband Michael Young is wanted for failure to pay over $46,000 in child support over the past ten years. After filing for divorce six times, she says it’s getting old.

She says, “I’m kind of at the point now where I figure I’m not going to see any money, which I’m kind of used to doing it by myself now. It upsets me that my kids don’t have their dad that they don’t know where their...
March 10, 2004 - 3:54pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
The democratic candidate for the state senate race for the 20th district was campaigning in our area today talking about some of the major issues including jobs, healthcare and education.

Terry Anderson says that the Republican Party has done a poor job in the past decade by not bringing in enough jobs to southeastern Ohio.
Anderson says Ohio is lacking real solutions for job retention and needs a new leader to bring in big businesses to boost our economy.

March 10, 2004 - 3:51pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
The attorney representing the Zanesville Principal involved in the St. Thomas pornography case speaks out tonight.

Scott Eickelberger defends his client saying throughout the whole situation Principal Michael Sens was simply performing his duties as the Principal. At issue are pornographic pictures Sens showed some students while he was conducting an investigation into the matter.

Eickelberger says, “Mr. Sens actually I think was trying to determine who brought the...
March 9, 2004 - 10:45pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Trooper Jeff Jirles with the Zanesville State Highway Patrol says the Prosecutor’s Office will now determine if changes will be filed against a man involved in a fatal accident last week.

22-year-old Adam Hill of Philo was not wearing a seatbelt when the accident happened on Millers Lane just before 9:00 Friday night. Hill was pronounced dead at the scene.

37-year-old Michael Delozier of Zanesville, the driver, was wearing a seatbelt. Jirles says alcohol and excessive...
March 9, 2004 - 8:05pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Spring is just around the corner and that means it’s time for the Zanesville Rotary club’s annual rose sale. This is a tradition for the afternoon club, that originated many years ago.

The flowers come in a variety of colors and cost fifteen dollars per dozen. The proceeds are used for the Rotary club both the daybreak and the noon club to fund local charitable projects.

To purchase the roses you can contact any morning or afternoon club Rotarian. The roses can also be...
March 9, 2004 - 7:56pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
The investigation of pornography at St. Thomas school in Zanesville has ended today, leaving many people in disbelief.

The incident began on February 4th when a parent of an 8th grade student complained that her son had been shown inappropriate pictures by the principal.

Through investigation by the Zanesville Police Department, it was discovered that an 8th grader at St Thomas received an email on his personal computer at home. The email contained four photographs...
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