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April 22, 2004 - 8:49pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Police Thursday night are searching for a suspect involved in a shooting incident.

According to Zanesville Detective Ric Roush, at about 8:45 Thursday night, 25-year-old Robert Walker of 532 Forest Avenue was reportedly shot in the leg with a handgun. Roush says as of news time, the victim is being treated at Bethesda Hospital with minor leg injuries.

Roush adds that the investigation is still in the early stages, but the department is searching for a black male who they...
April 22, 2004 - 5:07pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
A senior from Zanesville High School can now have her cake and eat it too.

18 year old Chelsea Connar was awarded a $1,000 dollar scholarship today at the annual Alfred Carr Center Cake Auction. The program awards area college bound students with either cognitive or physical disabilities.

Chelsea says she loves computers and is excited about taking classes at MATC this fall.
April 22, 2004 - 4:58pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
The much anticipated Muskingum County Port Authority Board Meeting was held today. The organization responsible for economic development has recently been under fire for allegations of sexual harassment against executive director Larry Merry.

Two female employees, Janie Daly and Mary Hamilton, made the allegations, which have never been detailed. The board opened its meeting earlier this afternoon and then after 15 minutes, went into executive session for around 2 hours.
April 22, 2004 - 11:57am
6 years 34 weeks ago
One of the candidates in the race for 20th district State Senator has issued a debate challenge.

Democratic candidate Terry Anderson today challenged his opponent Joy Padgett to a series of debates addressing the issue facing southeastern Ohio.

Padgett is currently the State Senator from the 20th district.

She is filling the term of Jim Carnes.

Anderson is proposing a series of nine debates in a town hall format, which would allow residents to...
April 22, 2004 - 11:40am
6 years 34 weeks ago
It’s that time of the year again, time for the Carr Center Cake Auction. And there were some creative cakes this year.

A variety of unusual shaped cakes were brought together by Zanesville’s local businesses for a great case, the Alfred S. Carr Center.

There were over 400 cakes in every shape and size, available for people to view at the Colony Square Mall and view they did. Most have been coming to the auction for many years and are still excited to see the cakes....
April 22, 2004 - 5:41am
6 years 34 weeks ago
The 8000 corrections officers at Ohio Prisons will lose part of their so-called “roll-call pay” on July 1st, but not as large a chunk as the Taft Administration wanted.

Since 1986, the guards have received roll-call pay of 45 minutes a day for showing up 10 minutes early so they can get to their assigned posts on time. Some are long distances from the institution check-in-point. That costs the State 21 million dollars a year.

The Taft Administration tried to...
April 22, 2004 - 4:06am
6 years 34 weeks ago
There may be something in the water at one Ohio school district as eight teachers have delivered babies in the last 18 months and three more are due later this year.

It's a baby boom at Royalview Elementary School near Cleveland, and all these babies being born is prompting jokes among school staff.

Three teachers at the school all gave birth within hours of each other and then the following day another teacher had her baby.

The four teachers who delivered their...
April 22, 2004 - 3:04am
6 years 34 weeks ago
A forty-six-year-old cirriculum coordinator in the Reynoldsburg School District has resigned after being accused of disclosing details about a state writing proficiency tests for students.

Laura Lawrence, who hasd been with the district for 25 years, quit her job yesterday.

Lawrence was placed on leave March 5th, the School Board President says the board was prepared to fire her for telling other teachers about the exam, but her resignation has brought an end to the matter...
April 21, 2004 - 8:34pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
The 2004 Carr Center Cake Auction starts Thursday. But Wednesday evening cake lovers flooded the Colony Square Mall to vote on the Best Incentive cakes for Thursday and Friday and the People’s Choice for Thursday and Friday.

According to Sonya Mawhorter, the People’s Choice for Thursday:
1st place: cake #60: Dollar General
2nd place: cake #82: Animal Shelter
3rd place: cake #174: Suzie’s Favorites and Tiffany’s Treasures

People’s Choice for Friday:
April 21, 2004 - 3:34pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department is investigating the death of a Zanesville attorney.

Police detective Ric Roush says that 55-year-old Mike Robb was found dead in his Hazel Avenue home today.

Detective Roush says a preliminary investigation shows that Robb may have died from an accidental overdose of alcohol and prescription drugs.

Detective Roush says nothing suspicious was found in the home where Robb was found and no foul play is suspected.

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