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September 3, 2003 - 8:45am
5 years 47 weeks ago
The deaths of at least seven people since 1998 in the Hydraulic undertow of low dams has gotten the attention of several state lawmakers. Ohio has hundreds of low dams that slow water flow dams that slow water flow and create pools behind them. Stat representative Jon Husted says the dams are very dangerous. The republican from Kettering plans to contact the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Miami Conservancy District about the hazard of the dams. Dams of this type were originally...
September 2, 2003 - 10:36pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
An inmate at the Muskingum County Jail who was accused of trafficking drugs from behind bars pleaded guilty to the charge in court Tuesday. 31-year-old Forrest Johnson faces up to a year in prison for trafficking marijuana in the jail. The charge is a felony of the fifth degree. Johnson was reportedly passing the drugs through the prison’s kitchen system. Authorities found out about the sales back in February.
September 2, 2003 - 10:32pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
A former employee with the Masonic Temple in Zanesville pleaded guilty Tuesday to 37 counts of forgery. 31-year-old Charles Lewis also pleaded guilty to one count of theft and one count of theft by deception. Lewis was the building manager for the Masonic Temple. Between 2001 and 2002, he reportedly forged and cashed checks from the temple account. According to the Muskingum County Prosecutor’s office, he also deceived the Masonic Temple into paying him $8,900 by claiming he personally paid...
September 2, 2003 - 10:24pm
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A Zanesville man convicted of involuntary manslaughter is free on bond. According to the Muskingum County Prosecutor’s office, Judge Butch Zwelling set a $75,000 bond with a 10% provision for Eric Patterson Tuesday. In 1997, Patterson was tried and convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of his 3-year-old daughter Lacey. This year, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the court’s instructions to the jury at the time of the trial were insufficient. As a result, the...
September 2, 2003 - 3:10pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Many parents have no doubt spent a small fortune getting their children ready to go back to school. As the kids get bigger, they may need new winter jackets, and the Salvation Army wants to help. Beginning September 8th, they kick off their annual Coats for Kids program, collecting coats at area dry cleaners. In past years, the program has distributed warm jackets to over 600 youngsters. The program aims to benefit children 18 and younger from Muskingum, Morgan, and Perry counties. Coats...
September 2, 2003 - 3:10pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Before today, you had to drive to Columbus or farther if you wanted acupuncture therapy. Now a doctor has made it available in Zanesville. Dr. Charles Feicht took a 300-hour training program before being certified to perform it. Although not covered by most insurance carriers, anyone can receive treatment at the Physician’s Pavilion at the Genesis-Bethesda hospital. It helps relieve many ailments from arthritis to neck pain. The first patient today was trying it for weight loss. The...
September 2, 2003 - 2:21pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s office has issued details on this week’s most wanted suspect. He is Troy Kepler of Spruce Street in Zanesville. He is charged with failure to register as a sexual offender. He is described as five-feet 11-inches tall and 155 pounds. He has red hair and hazel eyes. If you know of the whereabouts of Kepler call the Muskingum County Sheriff’s office at 740 452-3637.
September 2, 2003 - 10:11am
5 years 47 weeks ago
Some Muskingum County residents woke up in the dark today. American Electric Power says it happened around 4:00 this morning in the Nashport area. A-E-P says a tree hit a power pole causing the problem. At first over 500 customers lost service, right now it’s around 300. A-E-P says its hopes power is restored by later this afternoon.
September 1, 2003 - 10:52pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
President Bush spoke with Ohioans about the economy and job prospects on Labor Day. He spoke with members of the International Union of Operating Engineers. He highlighted how his tax cut policies have helped to jump-start the economy. He also noted that he wants everyone in the United States to have a job, and said that one of the strengths of the economy is the workforce. Despite President Bush’s words of hope, more than nine million Americans are currently out of work, many of them...
September 1, 2003 - 10:48pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
A woman is recovering at Good Samaritan Hospital after police say she was shot in the arm. According to Lt. Bill Shaw with the Zanesville Police Department, 40-year-old Donna Felix was shot in the arm some time overnight. Shaw says Felix’s son found her walking along the Greenwood avenue area with the wound. The son told police he took his mom to the hospital. As for how the shooting happened, where it happened, a possible motive and suspect, all that information is unknown. Lt. Shaw says...
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