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August 20, 2004 - 9:31pm
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They appeared on the television show “America’s Most Wanted”…this March they were captured in Canada…and Friday John Stoneman and Patricia Kelley, both 39 and from Guernsey County, filed motioned to move their trials to a different county and to have all the evidence suppressed from a search.

According to Assistant Guernsey County Prosecutor Dan Padden, the couple fled north to Canada following possible rape charges to a severely handicapped 4-year-old girl the two were babysitting....
August 20, 2004 - 6:37pm
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An autopsy was performed Saturday on the man who was appeartly shot to death at his own business at 2250 Mollies Rock Road.

According to Muskingum County Sheriff Bob Stephenson, 55-year old Terry Archibald of Dresden was apparently shot to death at his salvage yard business.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call about this 7am, Friday morning. A motive is not clear at this time.
August 20, 2004 - 3:14pm
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You’ll win more then just a prize at one fair game, a gold medal and a headache

It’s called the Joust game where two people battle it out American Gladiator style.

Jouster Brandi Donaldson says, “you’re supposed to knock them off. You’re supposed to keep your balance on a little round circle and then you have to knock the other person off and it’s really difficult because your socks are slippery and you’re flying everywhere.”

Donaldson says, the best feeling is...
August 20, 2004 - 3:09pm
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There’s some good news for blue-collar workers. A new overtime law beginning Monday will be getting you more money.

Partner of the McClain, Hill, Rugg and Associates, Incorporated Paul Hill says, “This will effect your manual laborers, blue collar worker as well as some of what’s called your first responds or pubic safety personnel, police officers, fire fighters, paramedics and stuff.”

This law means that these workers who make less than $55 per week and can expect to see...
August 20, 2004 - 4:54am
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The face of downtown Zanesville will get a major makeover if an Ohio developer gets his way.

Zanesville Downtown Association manager Dana Matz says the development would be known as "Potter’s Alley” and would include retail space, restaurants and a new movie theater as well as other development.

Matz tells Whiz news that the area to be developed runs from I-70 to Market Street and from Fourth Street to Zane Landing Park.

Matz says Zanesville officials have...
August 19, 2004 - 5:16pm
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Charges have officially been filed against the man who allegedly attempted to rob the B-and-D Sales Store located at 61-South Sixth Street in Downtown Zanesville Tuesday morning.

According to Detective Randy Ritchason, 44-year-old Lloyd Dunlap os Zanesville has been formally charged with two counts of robbery, both of which are felonies of the second degree.

Ritchason says Dunlap will be arraigned Friday morning in Zanesville Municipal Court…meantime he’s being held in the...
August 19, 2004 - 4:23pm
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Without a doubt, one of the biggest attractions to the 158th Blue Ribbon Muskingum County Fair is the rides.

With dozens of rides to chose from, kids and adults have the chance to scream all day long. While the scrambler was a hit with the little ones, the older kids got a thrill being whipped upside down in the Top Gun and the Zipper.

The fair runs through Saturday.
August 19, 2004 - 3:47pm
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Local agencies that support the poor got a major scare this week, expecting to see some major cuts in programs to help the less fortunate.

The state is trying to fix an accounting error that resulted in over spending millions of dollars in federal aid.

Here locally, The Muskingum County Agency of Job and Family Services says our agency is fortunate that our county will not, at this time, see a big impact.

No details yet on how much of a cut back...
August 19, 2004 - 3:42pm
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The amount of fatal crashes in Ohio is down.
Officials from the State Highway Patrol say a ten percent decrease statewide is attributed to seatbelt awareness, motorists reducing their speed and stricter enforcement of traffic laws.

In 2003, in Muskingum County, there were 18 total fatalities, 4 of those alcohol related. Already into August of this year and there have been 10 fatalities, alcohol is to blame for 4 of those deaths.

The patrol says with the start of the...
August 18, 2004 - 9:19pm
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Officials in Licking County say they have stopped a lot of contraband from entering the prison, but items are still flying over the fence.

At least 18 aluminum foil balls suspected of containing marijuana have been found in the last 12-days near the recreation area of the Licking County Jail.

The outdoor area is covered by a mesh net, but contraband still slip over the 20-foot fence. Officials say the net has helped but some illegal substances and items like tobacco find...
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