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October 2, 2004 - 12:13pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
Some area bikers are teaming up to support a Zanesville teen who is paralyzed because of a gun accident. Today the family of Michael Grant held a benefit ride through the Amish country.

Fifteen year-old Michael Grant was accidentally shot in the back. Now his family is asking the community for their support as they try to pay back thousands of dollars in medical supplies and hospital bills.

"There's a 3% chance that he'll walk again. We'll go for that and try out best. We...
October 2, 2004 - 12:05pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
If you’ve suffered flood damage and are in need of clothing, furniture or other items, the Cassell Station Fire Department is here to help. The fire department has rounded up all kinds of items to give away to flood victims and needy families.

The giveaway will take place tomorrow from 9 am - 4 pm. Fire Chief Ron Brokaw says its open to everyone, even if you don’t live in Guernsey County. “If you need something and we have it come and get it. It’s gonna be free. We have appliances,...
October 1, 2004 - 11:59pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
This Sunday will be a special day for family members of two firefighters killed in action last year.

The two New Bremen firemen, 44-year-old Kenneth Jutte, and 42-year-old John Garman will be honored by The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

They are among 110 fallen firefighters honored during a ceremony on the campus of the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Jutte and Garman were killed last October first when a burning silo filled with wood...
October 1, 2004 - 11:52pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
A one vehicle accident is under investigation by area law enforcement officials.

According to Trooper Appleman with the Cambridge Post of the State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred on Freedom Road just north of Salt Fork State Park when a vehicle went off the right side of the roadway, entered back onto the road, then rolled over twice.

The driver of the car was ejected and was taken to Southeastern Ohio Medical Center then later transported by med-flight to OSU Med...
October 1, 2004 - 4:20pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
One of our local museums is getting statewide attention.

Recently the Zanesville Art Center was recognized in the Columbus Dispatch as one of the 5 outstanding museums in smaller cities in Ohio.

The beautiful architecture and a diverse collection of art, make the visit to the Zanesville Art Center a memorable visit.

The other small cities recognized for great art include Springfield, Canton, Massillon, and Portsmith.
October 1, 2004 - 4:15pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
Employees at the Muskingum County Board of Elections are working over time trying to keep up with the amount of people registering to vote before Monday’s deadline.

Director Martha Thomas says her office is overwhelmed by the great turnout.
Thomas says the presidential candidates hit the campaign trail hard in our area, making the southeastern Ohioans feel like their votes count in this election.

The Deadline to register is Monday. Stop by the Board of Elections to...
October 1, 2004 - 4:59am
6 years 46 weeks ago
A soldier from Marietta who suffered severe burns in a missile attack in Iraq died Wednesday at a Texas hospital.

Specialist Allen Nolan was a member of the army reserve’s 660th Transportation Company in Zanesville.

His brother, Larry, says the attack occurred while Nolan was driving a fuel tanker on September 18th north of Baghdad.

The Department of Defense hasn’t released any information.

The 38-year-old Nolan died at an Army Medical Center in...
October 1, 2004 - 12:11am
6 years 46 weeks ago
The names of two suspects involved in the murder of an area businessman were released this week.

According to Muskingum County Prosecutor Michael Haddox, 21-year-old Shaun A. Norris of 532 Forest Avenue in Zanesville, and 28-year-old James E. Walls of 459 Bonifield Court in Zanesville were both indicted this week on one count aggravated murder with a death specification, which alleges that the suspects committed murder while in commission of an aggravated robbery.

Norris...
September 30, 2004 - 10:44pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
After a three day trial, a verdict has been reached in the Jared Higgins murder trial. Eighteen year-old Higgins has been found guilty of murdering 21 year-old Michael Allen on Spangler Drive last year. The trial took place in Judge Howard Zwelling's Muskingum County Common Pleas Court.

After nearly five hours of deliberation, the jury found Higgins guilty of murder, but was unable to reach a verdict on an additional charge of aggravated murder. The 12 member jury decided unanimously...
September 30, 2004 - 3:37pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
An underground piece of our local history was discovered unexpectedly, and it’s leaving a lot of questions unanswered.

The American Legion recently bought the old Rokel Electrical wholesale property on 3rd. Street, behind the city jail.

Roy Schultz from the American Legion says they were digging for their new landscape when they discovered a huge underground cave, about 10 ft deep, 20 ft wide.
Shultz says he thinks the room was used to store coal in the early 1900’s....
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