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February 6, 2004 - 8:43pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
It’s three years in prison for a Zanesville man who shot a 16-month-old baby in the back last year.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 23-year-old Charles Hartman plead guilty Friday to shooting the baby boy in the back with a pellet gun. The incident occurred on Friday, November 21st at an apartment located at 1620 Maple Avenue. Hartman and his girlfriend were babysitting the chills at the time of the incident, however it has been noted that Hartman...
February 6, 2004 - 6:36pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Dance your way to a good cause by helping kids at the same time.

The Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps and the Senior Fund Raising Board are teaming up for a benefit dance to raise money for children and their families suffering from serious conditions such as cancer, cerebral palsy and diabetes.

Dale Tom, coordinator of the event, ensures everyone will have a great time at the dance, saying food will be served all evening, along with 5 bands for plenty of...
February 6, 2004 - 4:45pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
If you are into collecting sports memorabilia, you want to check out the Colony Square Mall this weekend.

It’s a sports collectors dream; with over 40 vendors selling signed autographed posters, cards and sports figurines.

Cincinnati Bengals fans will enjoy a special signing with NFL legend Isaac Curtis, tomorrow afternoon from 1-3 pm.

If sports are not your thing, vendors are also selling the ever-popular Beenie Babies, Longaberger Baskets and Ohio pottery.
February 6, 2004 - 4:34pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The Zanesville area is famous for several things and beautiful pottery is high on the list.

So this weekend, The Welcome Center, downtown is hosting Zanesville’s Largest Pottery Sale.

With popular names like Hartstone, Buckeye Stoneware, Ohio Pottery At Norwich and Alpine Pottery will be displaying a variety of beautiful pieces.

The sale continues through Saturday at The Welcome Center through 4 p.m.
February 6, 2004 - 3:40pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department says it’s investigating a complaint about pornography at St. Thomas School.

Today, the Catholic Diocese of Columbus issued a statement concerning the incident. Director of Communications, Robin Miller says this past Monday two computer disks belonging to two St. Thomas Elementary School students were found to contain objectionable photographs.

The lab teacher who discovered the images turned both over to St. Thomas principal Michael Sens...
February 6, 2004 - 1:31pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Area creeks and streams are running high again today. It was just one month ago that rivers were running out of their banks after more than 3 inches of rain fell.

This time widespread reports of an inch or more of rain were certainly enough, when combined with snow melt, to send waterways running high again.

Sporadic road closures have been reported in Morgan and Guernsey counties today due to high water.
You can find the latest road closures and river stages...
February 6, 2004 - 12:04pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
While last month’s flooding may be over, federal assistance was available today for local families and business owners in Morgan county.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency along with local emergency management opened a disaster relief center at the Riecker building in downtown Mcconnelsville.

Damage totals for the area estimated to over $700,000. Morgan County Emergency Management Director Terry Robison urges anyone who was affected by the flood to come to the center...
February 6, 2004 - 9:14am
6 years 24 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department is investigating a complaint about pornography at St. Thomas School in Zanesville.

Chief Detective Ric Roush says his officers are looking into a complaint made by a parent that a student was shown pornography off a computer disk.

Roush says not many details are being released but a detective is looking into the matter.

School and Diocese officials are not commenting on the issue.
February 5, 2004 - 10:42pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
As of news time on Thursday evening, Columbia Gas crews are still going door to door to turn on gas service individually.

A 6-inch gas leak at the intersection of Richey Road and North Mill Drive on the north end of town not only closed off the intersection, but also cause many area residents to lose their heat. Columbia Gas crews turned off service at about 4:00 Thursday afternoon.

According to Columbia Gas’s Ray Frank, as of 8:15 Thursday evening, crews had repaired...
February 5, 2004 - 4:36pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
It’s a parents’ worst nightmare.

If the thought of having your child abducted by a stranger makes you cringe, there are some tips to make sure your child is never taken away from you.

Zanesville Police Chief Eric Lambes says as soon as the child is old enough to understand the concept of strangers, talk with them about the importance of not trusting any adult they do not know.

Lambes also says many times kids have the impression that ‘bad’ people look bad,...
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