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November 18, 2004 - 12:45pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
With only two days to go until the Bucks take on Michigan, there’s no better time to get your tickets to the Big Brothers Big Sisters Pep Rally tomorrow.

They will be hosting the event, with some great things up for auction. Everything from autographed OSU memorabilia to baskets of wine to a years worth of extra value meals will be on the block.

Executive Director Mollie Crooks tell us when to be there, “It will be at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Sunrise Center from 6:...
November 18, 2004 - 12:39pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
The end of the year is approaching and with that comes finalizing company budgets for 2005.

The Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District met with the Muskingum County Commissioners today with their final budget proposition…but unlike most budget revisions, this time they wanted less money from the county.

Richard Sorg, District Program Administrator for the Soil...
November 18, 2004 - 2:21am
7 years 2 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police department is continuing to investigate a Wednesday night fatal shooting.

Today police reported one man is in custody and one man is dead, while another will recover from his wounds.

Detective Ric Roush say 19-year-old Aaron Rey of Zanesville was shot and killed.

The other victim, 25-year-old Cad Morrison of Zanesville is listed in serious condition. A 19-year-old Zanesville resident has been taken into custody.
He’s currently...
November 18, 2004 - 1:33am
7 years 2 weeks ago
A local man facing child pornography charges appeared in court Wednesday.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 35-year-old Richard N. King of Zanesville pleaded not guilty today to 62 counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor.

The charges stem from a one year investigation which resulted in King's arrest last week at his residence.

Workman says King is looking at something equivalent to a life sentence if all time served runs...
November 18, 2004 - 1:27am
7 years 2 weeks ago
Local authorities are making efforts to find two teens tonight.

According to Detective Randy Ritchason with the Zanesville Police Department, the two are sisters, 15-year-old Christina and 13-year-old
Amanda Pletcher.

Christina is described as a white female who is five feet six inches tall, weighs 180 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. Her sister Amanda is five feet two inches tall and weighs 115 pounds, she also has brown hair and brown eyes.

The...
November 17, 2004 - 11:13pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
A shooting has rocked a Zanesville neighborhood tonight, as local authorities are still on the scene of the mysterious shooting incident that left one person dead and another injured.

According to Chief Eric Lambes with the Zanesville Police Department, the shooting occurred around 8:30 on Muskingum Avenue between Luck Avenue and Pine Street.

At this time, Chief Lambes says both victims are male and officials will not be releasing their names or ages. Investigations are...
November 17, 2004 - 6:52pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
It was a proud and emotional day at Zane State College as they formally inaugurated their 5th President.


Dr. Paul Brown accepted his President’s medallion at the ceremony and said his family has been his inspiration to accomplish such a prestigious career in education.


Dr. Paul Brown served as dean at the Findley Campus of Owens Community College before coming to Zane State.
November 17, 2004 - 6:45pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
The official count for provisional ballots is finally in.


The Muskingum County Board of elections has added 748 provisional ballots to the official voter turnout.


The majority of the provisional ballots that were not counted were the result of people not registering to vote or they voted in the wrong precinct.


The board says even after the ballots counted, there will be no changes in results from election night.


Thomas adds the...
November 17, 2004 - 6:37pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Two Coshocton parents charged with chaining their child to a bed while a fire burned their home have been found guilty today.

Gerald Stewart and Karen Allington were on trial in Coshocton County Common Pleas Court on child endangering charges.

Fire officials had to use bolt cutters to remove chains from the child’s neck and ankle on July 23rd of this year.

The couple says the chains were needed because the child was very active. Prosecutors called it a crib...
November 17, 2004 - 4:37pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Graduation day came a little early for some local students as 5th graders at Duncan Falls Elementary School had their D.A.R.E. commencement ceremony.

The DARE program “Drug Abuse Resistance Education” is taught to area students by a sheriff’s deputy.

Deputy Bill Hoops says 5th graders are chosen because they are very impressionable at this age.

Deputy Hoops believes the 9-week program was very effective for the students at Duncan Falls. He says they are fully...
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