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December 11, 2003 - 1:56pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Downtown Zanesville has a new business to add to the 4th Street block. Sweet Meadows is an all-natural organic store that sells locally grown products.

Katie Brown the owner of the shop says the downtown area is a great location and that’s why she opened here. She says, “It’s very easy to get to this location and we’re kind of away from Maple Avenue, so for people coming from Newark and Granville and Cambridge it’s very easy to get to, plus it’s a really neat spot.”

December 11, 2003 - 1:13pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Members of the library association attended a meeting today with the County Commissioners asking for some help. They are in desperate need of a new insurance program because their current plan doesn’t offer the best benefits for their small company.

County Commissioner Dorothy Montgomery says the library is employing about 65 people and that in the insurance world that is considered a very small group. They like everyone else is experiencing enormous increases in their insurance...
December 11, 2003 - 11:28am
6 years 7 weeks ago
A Perry County family is homeless today after a fire burned their home. It happened last night just before 10:00 at 500 Eastern Avenue In New Lexington.

The home is owned by Regina Givens.
She lived there with her two young children and a friend.

They were not home at the time of the blaze. Givens says she thinks the fire may have been caused by a faulty furnace.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is helping the family with clothing, groceries and lodging...
December 10, 2003 - 11:35pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol needs the public’s help.

The patrol is looking for any information regarding a hit-and-skip accident on Saturday, November 6th. The accident on U.S. 33 killed 24-year-old Christopher Winland of Laurelville.

According to witnesses’ accounts, an unknown vehicle struck Winland in a southbound lane of 33 past Hill Road.

The patrol has been able to determine that the car involved is either a 1993 or a 1994 Chevy...
December 10, 2003 - 11:34pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Trooper Jeff Jirles with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says that the Newcomerstown man allegedly responsible for the deaths of two men has been charged.

Jirles says that on September 30th, Dustin Bradford rear-ended a 1997 Camero. As a result of that collision, 26-year-old Cory Ihingher and 48-year-old Lloyd Ihingher both of Roseville were ejected from their vehicle. They were both pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on Avondale Road.

December 10, 2003 - 11:29pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The man who allegedly shot a baby in the back with a pellet gun was arraigned in Judge Mark Fleegle’s courtroom Wednesday.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 23-year-old Charles Hartman allegedly shot a 16-month old baby boy in the back on Friday, November 21st at 1620 Maple Avenue.

The alleged incident occurred when Hartman and his girlfriend were babysitting the child. Wednesday Hartman was arraigned on two counts of felonious assault...
December 10, 2003 - 11:22pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Authorities have not heard from the person or persons responsible for a series of shootings near a Columbus freeway, and they say they are not aware of any copycat cases.

Franklin County Chief Deputy Steve Martin Wednesday says there’s no new reported shootings or ballistic matches.

More than 16,000 tips have been called in about the shootings near Interstate 270.
December 10, 2003 - 11:21pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The former North Carolina State University provost who quit after his boss fired two of his top assistants has left his faculty job to go to Ohio State University.

Stuart Cooper starts his job with the Chemical Engineering Department of Ohio State on January 1st. He is an expert in Polymer Science and Biomaterials.

NC State Chancellor Marye Anne Fox ordered Cooper in January to fire two vice provosts, saying they were not doing enough to move the university forward....
December 10, 2003 - 7:58pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The flu virus is becoming a national problem, and its hitting close to home. Hundreds of local students are out sick. Zanesville City Schools alone reported eleven percent of its students are out with the virus.

Other schools in the area report high numbers of absentees including Maysville schools with 350 out. Tri-Valley schools have 302 students out sick, and East Muskingum 318 students absent from sickness.

Medical director of the Zanesville Health Department, Vicki...
December 10, 2003 - 7:46pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
With the busiest shopping season of the year underway, there is a greater posibility of getting robbed. Officials say now is the time for shoppers to take extra precautions.

Zanesville Police Cheif Eric Lambes says shoppers should lock packages in the trunk of their cars, not on the back seat of their vehicles. Lambes says there are simple ways to prevent you from being a victim of theft.
"keep packages hidden, even if you have to make a trip home and deposit them and go back...
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