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June 11, 2004 - 2:38pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
With the heavy rains today, flash flooding plus warm temperatures equals potential for some very dangerous situations.

Many children like to play in the water, and on warmer days like today, moving water in rivers and streams can seem harmless but the water may be a lot deeper and stronger than it looks. Rescue teams urge parents to not let their children play in moving water.

Rescue teams also say let the professionals rescue someone from high water. A second person...
June 11, 2004 - 2:31pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
A South Zanesville man arrives home from Iraq just in time to see the birth of his baby boy.

Army Reserve Specialist Robert Kirkbride has been deployed in northern part of Iraq since December. Most of the other soldiers in his unit don’t get to come back to the U.S. but Kirkbride was granted a rare two-week leave home from the combat zone.

The timing for his leave was quite a gamble. With only two weeks here, Kirkbride thought he would get to spend very little time with...
June 11, 2004 - 12:04pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Besides the danger of flooding, the rain has caused several accidents on our roadways.

This accident happened on the West bound lane of 1-70. According to Patrolman Phil McIntyre of the Zanesville Police Department, the vehicle was in the right lane when it began to hydroplane.

To avoid hitting the guardrail, the driver tried to swerve back into the right lane and ended up skidding into the left lane and then the median.

McIntyre says there were five people...
June 11, 2004 - 12:00pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
The magic number used to be 65, but with more Americans foregoing retirement, the number of working people 55 and older has grown to 22 million, the largest growth since 1948. And right here in Zanesville 81-year old Jeanne Penn is one of those Americans.

Penn’s story has become national news; she was included in the June issue of “U.S. News and World Report”. The article is titled, “You Call this Retirement?”

The article says many older people just can’t afford to...
June 11, 2004 - 8:00am
6 years 34 weeks ago
A jury took only four hours Thursday to convict a man of murdering a Hamilton couple as they slept to steal 20 dollars from them.

The jury will return on Monday to decide whether to recommend the death penalty of life in prison for 22-year old Jason Campbell.

Campbell’s defense team didn’t contest the charges. They said Campbell wanted to plead guilty but agreed to a trial solely because he wanted a jury, rather than a panel of judges, to decide his sentence.

June 10, 2004 - 8:48pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
He was supposed to appear this past Monday for his sentencing, but now a bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of 32-year-old Kevin Sands.

According to Assistant County Prosecutor Jim Workman, the Zanesville man was arrested on May 11, 2003 on the Maysville Pike after a routine traffic stop revealed nearly 25 pounds of marijuana in his car.

After filing to have evidence in the search suppressed, the legal process continued. In April Sands plead no contest to one...
June 10, 2004 - 3:57pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
A Zanesville man is sitting in Guersey county jail tonight with an attempted murder charge, waiting his preliminary hearing for shooting a teen over Memorial Day Weekend.

31- year-old Paul Lynch of Zanesville allegedly shot 19- year- old Bruce Mosely on May 30th at a residence on North 6th street in Cambridge.

Cambridge police arrested Lynch on June 3rd after finding the gun believed to be used in the shooting and bullets in his home.

Lynch has since been...
June 10, 2004 - 3:45pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
A one-car accident on Interstate 70 caused some major traffic problems today.

Zanesville police say one vehicle ended on its side blocking one lane of traffic.

A witness at the scene says he had just gotten on the interstate when the SUV that was following him was forced to move over and flipping on its side.

The damage looks worse than the accident really was, but luckily no on was seriously injured.

The witness at the scene Eric Steiers says, “I...
June 10, 2004 - 3:44pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Muskingum County Commissioners also today got a review of the insurance plan for county employees.

For the past two years Quality Care Partners insurance company has been handling the county’s insurance and says things are going well for the county.

Administrative Director for Quality Care Partners Cindy Baker says, “I think that’s what’s important for this group is that they’ve had a very good year claim wise.”

Enrollment has also increased for the county,...
June 10, 2004 - 12:14pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Art lovers get ready!

The Noble County Art on the Square is this weekend in Caldwell. Bill Saling and his wife Beth started the art show 28 years ago and says every year it gets bigger and better.

Handmade paintings, drawings, sculptures, jewelry, rugs, everything you can think of, will be available to buy at the show. The Salings say people come from all over Ohio and the country to experience Art on the Square.

The show is this weekend from 10-5 on Sat and...
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