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November 23, 2004 - 11:13am
7 years 7 weeks ago
There are many ways to help those less fortunate around the holidays… but what do those who help them year round do?

Christ’s Table is holding their annual Thanksgiving dinner for people in need. Head cook Hulda Noris says they are preparing to serve quite a few mouths.

“We’ll probably feed about 300 to 350 people…we’re having sweet potatoes, green beans and turkey,” she says.

Noris says they’ll probably cook over 20 turkeys for Thursday’s meal … and she...
November 22, 2004 - 10:03pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
For residents of Zanesville we have some important news regarding your water bills.

According to Public Service Director Mike Sims, after a recent water rate analysis there is a need to raise water rates.

Sims says, “It was necessary to raise rates in order to keep the water fund in the black and a positive cash flow to the city.”

The rates have not been increased since 1997 and Sims if this increase did not take place the city would be in the red by 2005....
November 22, 2004 - 7:29pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Good news for Zanesville residents, the odor from the waste water treatment plant may soon be gone.

That’s because Congressman Bob Ney secured one million dollars for the expansion and improvement of the plant/

Mayor Jack Fenton says this is a must needed project.

Fenton adds there are only two other plants like this in the entire U.S. so it’s a great addition for our community.

“It’s really kind of something and really new and there’s a lot of them...
November 22, 2004 - 7:24pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Attention deer hunters: As you probably know gun season starts Monday, but are you sure you’re up to speed on your hunting safety?

One rule you should always follow when hunting whether it be with a gun or bow, is make sure you wear orange.

You also cannot carry a gun when going up the ladder of a tree stand.

Muskingum County’s game warden Mike Reed says this year hunters can fill their bag with one more than last year.

“We estimate the deer...
November 22, 2004 - 6:31pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A Philo woman was sentenced in Judge Mark Fleegle's courtroom today.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 36-year-old Lori L. Furr was sentenced to three years, and six months in prison, with those terms to run concurrently.

In October she pleaded guilty to one count of robbery, and one count of theft stemming from a September 8th incident where she entered the North Maple Wal-mart and proceeded to place itmes in an empty handbag. When she...
November 22, 2004 - 6:24pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
An area man was sentenced in court today to three years and six months in prison.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 25-year-old Daniel J. Smith, Jr. of Crooksville previously pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated buglary and one count of assault after he broke into the home of his ex-girlfiend's boyfriend on Maysville Pike, on August 8th. While in the home, he assaulted the man.

Workman says Smith was also ordered to pay restitution in the...
November 22, 2004 - 6:19pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
In news from the courtroom today, Judge Howard Zwelling handed down a sentence of two and a half years behind bars to the man who led local police on a high speed chase earlier this year.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 44-year-old Steven Koehler previously pleaded guilty to one count of theft of a motor vehicle, one count faliure to comply with the order of a police officer (substantial risk of harm to others) and one count failure to comply with the...
November 22, 2004 - 4:19pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Licking County Sheriff’s Office says it’s continuing to investigate a fatal shooting that happened Sunday afternoon.

Sheriff Elect Randy Thorp says 52-year-old Richard Inscho of 4652 St. Joseph’s Road told deputies that he fatally shot an intruder who had threatened him inside his home.

That man is identified as 29-year-old Chris Stallworth of 417 East Main Street in Newark. Detectives arrested Inscho on possession of marijuana charges.

The Sheriff...
November 22, 2004 - 3:35pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A local water company has issued a boil advisory.

Nikki Mollahan of the Portersville East Branch Water Company says if you live north of Porti Flamingo Road and west of Royma Road you need to boil your water before using.

Officials say your water should vigorously boil for two minutes before drinking or cooking.

The boil advisory remains in effect until further notice.
November 22, 2004 - 2:28pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Three days until Turkey Day and one local organization is making it a little easier for those less fortunate to have a Thanksgiving feast.

The Eastside Community Ministry provided 350 families with all the food necessary to make a meal this Thursday. Cars were lined up six deep waiting for their baskets.

Executive Director Jack McClelland says they’ve been hard at work preparing. “We packed the baskets at 6 a.m. this morning and are distributing them at 9 a.m. this...
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