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November 16, 2004 - 4:01pm
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Local authorities have cracked a three year old case this week involving the murder of a man at a Zanesville bar.

According to Detective Sergeant Ric Roush with the Zanesville Police Department, officials received the call last Friday that authorities in Minnesota had arrested a Zanesville man on drug charges. After further investigation the man's fingerprints proved he was Kelly Carpenter, a man wanted in Zanesville for the murder of a 25-year-old Columbus resident named Tim Dawson...
November 16, 2004 - 12:52pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
The Paul Bowers Auditorium at Hallowed Hills won’t be any ordinary sight this weekend. A South Zanesville man is hosting a pow-wow there on Saturday and Sunday.

Stephen Richard wants to bring more cultural diversity to our city by bringing a tradition of many Native Americans to our area.

Richard says that Saturday will be a nig day for kids coming to the event…and although he wouldn’t spill on all the surprises they have in store, he did share some of the entertainment....
November 16, 2004 - 12:45pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
The holiday season is a popular time for raising funds, and one local school is going about it in a different way.

Students at the Muskingum Christian Academy were all smiles today as they showed off their Christmas baskets up for auction.

Each grade created their own collaboration of gifts. Auction Coordinator, Christine Blackford says this is their 8th annual Christmas auction.

“Each class has to do a basket, so they come up with their theme sand then each...
November 16, 2004 - 12:42am
6 years 50 weeks ago
The man who led police on a high speed chase last January in a stolen car appeared in Judge Howard Zwelling's courtroom earlier today.

Forty-four-year-old Steven Koehler pleaded guilty as charged to the three counts he was facing.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, Koehler pleaded guilty to one count theft of a motor vehicle, one count failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer with substantial risk of causing serious harm...
November 15, 2004 - 7:37pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
One local restaurant chain is taking part in honoring veterans for their courageous efforts.

To show their appreciation to the brave men and women, the Golden Corral restaurant gave each retired and active member of the U.S. military a free dinner.

This is the 4th year they've participated in giving vets a free meal as part of Military Appreciation Day.

Ron Rosser is one of the thousands of unsung heroes who's being honored. "I went in the army when I was 17 in...
November 15, 2004 - 5:43pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
One area preschool program is seeing lower registration numbers here in Muskingum County.

HeadStart Plus Assistant Director Joan Barr says new eligibility restrictions are partly to blame, especially the new rule that deals with daycare.

"The family can't be receiving daycare from another provider. The providers here are open from 6am until 7pm. It doesn't pay them to be open late at night. Most of our families have jobs with flexible schedules, work in the evenings or on...
November 15, 2004 - 5:35pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
If you're sick of the high gas prices, there are serveral places in our area where you can save some pennies at the pump.

Two gas stations at the airport exit off Interstate 70 are selling fuel for $1.72.
We caught up with the manager of Love's who tells us why travelers deserve to save a few bucks.

"It's a good bargain and people deserve it after such high prices for so long. It gives everyone a break and opportunity to get more for their money," says Love's manger...
November 15, 2004 - 4:43pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
Good news for Muskingum County as their recycling department just received a substantial grant.

Program Administrator Joyce Gibbs says the money will help with education programs that help get the word out about recycling.

“It helps me since I go out and do education in the schools and for adult groups. I give talks about recycling and litter prevention so it definitely will help in that area,” says Gibbs.

Even though this division receives this grant every year...
November 15, 2004 - 1:51pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
It was a close call for a Zanesville man this morning after his home caught on fire.

It happened around 9:30 a.m. this morning on Schaum Avenue. The fire forced one man to jump to safety. Some quick-thinking neighbors probably helped 31-year-old Robert Scott Bogard from suffering serious injuries.

I talked with one of the neighbors responsible for getting him out of the house alive.

“We all came running down the street, and they said there’s somebody in the...
November 15, 2004 - 1:46pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
A nearly one-year investigation finally resulted in an indictment on Wednesday.

35-year-old Richard King of Zanesville was indicted by the Muskingum County Grand Jury on 62 counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor. Sergeant Detective Ric Rousch has details.

“This stems from some incidents over the internet involving child pornography. He was indicted on 62 counts, he was arrested at his residence Friday evening on the indictment.”

King is currently...
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