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April 23, 2005 - 2:22pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Boy Scout motto is, “Be prepared”, and the 800 area scouts who took part in this weekends activities learned how valuable this lesson can be; especially when it comes to preparing for the weather.

This weekend marks the 95th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts and the 75th Anniversary of the Cub Scouts. Scouts from all over the area met at Muskingham Valley Scout Reservation last night, expecting the weather to cooperate; but they were wrong.

According to John Harding, the...
April 23, 2005 - 2:06pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The National Ceramic Museum and Heritage Center was a center of creativity this afternoon as people stopped out to experience Raku pottery.

Raku pottery is a unique type of pottery that has a long history behind it. It’s a type of pottery you just don’t see very often in Ohio.

According to Mary Ellen Weingartner, the coordinator of the National Ceramic Museum, “Raku pottery started in Japan in the 16th century. In the Western culture here, however, it is not utilitarian...
April 23, 2005 - 12:18pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
In Muskingum County Court this week an area man was sentenced to ten years in prison for his involvement in a recent rape case, and he was labeled a sexual predator.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor, Eric Martin, 42-year-old Ronald Trussell of Fultonham previously pleaded guilty to charges of gross sexual imposition, rape and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles.

Martin says the charges stem from incidents that occurred between August and September...
April 22, 2005 - 5:17pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
If you were thinking bout filing for bankruptcy to clear your debts…you may want to think twice. Or act twice as quickly.

The bankruptcy bill has passed through the house and is going on to the President. If he signs it, it will make filing for chapter 7 bankruptcy a lot harder.

In chapter 7 bankruptcy the majority of your assets are cancelled, giving you what’s known as a, “fresh start.”

According to attorney Susan McDonald, “Last year there were 1.1...
April 22, 2005 - 1:43pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Muskingum County is launching a new program today, a countywide effort to catch parents not paying their child-support, those who are flying under the radar and cannot be found.

Officials with the local Job...
April 22, 2005 - 1:38pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Ohio Treasurer made a stop in Muskingum County this morning as part of a seven-city statewide marketing effort. She’s hoping to show Ohioans a new way to invest in our state.

Ohio Treasurer of State, Jenette Bradley, came to promote the Buckeye Savers Bond Program. The effort encourages the purchase of bonds that are triple tax-exempt.

Bradley says by buying the bonds, you are supporting the improvement of Ohio’s highways, by-ways and bridges.

Bradley says...
April 22, 2005 - 1:32pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
We have an update on a story we broke last night involving a three-year investigation and an ongoing search with the Muskingum County Sheriff’s and the Zanesville Police Department.

Kevin Sands, a local drug trafficker, was arrested in 2003 for possessing 25 pounds of marijuana. According to Sheriff Bob Stephenson, Sands was charged for this crime in Muskingum County and failed to appear for sentencing in 2004… that’s when he fled the state.

Local officials have since...
April 22, 2005 - 12:18am
7 years 7 weeks ago
A night of food, fun, prizes and plenty of new cooking ideas can describe the first ever "Healthy Hometown Cooking Show" held Thursday night at Zane State College.

The events of the evening were presented and sponsored by, Zane State, Riesbeck's Pick-N-Save, Big Dawg Farms Landscaping, C.H.E.S.S., your local connection for Viking professional grade appliances, and The WHIZ Media Group.

Chef Marco Adornetto served up some excellent dishes with the help of students in his...
April 22, 2005 - 12:07am
7 years 7 weeks ago
Breaking news out of the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office, as what's been an ongoing search since June of 2004 nearly came to an end Wednesday night.

The search for a local drug trafficker went in a positive direction after almost ten months at a stand still.

However, just when they were close enough to bring this dealer in a second time, the office hit yet another snag in the case.

If you remember on March 11th of 2003, local resident Kevin Sands was arrested...
April 21, 2005 - 6:22pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A popular drug is off the streets thanks to the efforts of the Zanesville Police Department.


Yesterday, undercover officials nabbed Theresa Cox, who was attempting to sell about $1,000 worth of the drugs, or about 60 pills, when she was arrested.


Oxycotton, a medication used to treat pain, has become a popular drug in recent years. A drug Chief Lambes believes is too easy for dealers to get their hands on.


“It’s pretty common. You go to...
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