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July 29, 2003 - 2:09pm
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If you find it difficult making time to stop at the library for the summer’s hottest book, your computer might be able to help you out. It’s a new program the Muskingum County library is starting called the Online Book Club. All you need is an email address and you can select titles from fiction to business reading. You don’t even need a library card to participate. “What registrants will receive is a chapter everyday, Monday through Friday. It takes about five minutes to read and then at...
July 28, 2003 - 11:36pm
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A busy intersection in Perry County is the site of a fatal accident. The crash happened at SR 204 and SR 13 in Perry County, just south of the Licking County line. The accident involved two automobiles and one motorcycle. It happened just before 7 p.m. According to troopers with the Fairfield Post of the State Highway Patrol, 61-year-old, Branham Owen of Millersport was traveling west on 204 when he went through a stop sign and struck the motorcyclist. Owen's car then struck another...
July 28, 2003 - 9:40pm
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A Prisoner of War for more than 6 years, Retired Air Force Col. Ed Hubbard spoke Monday night at the VFW Post 1058. His message stressed the importance of life, and appreciating what we have. Col. Hubbard is affiliated with Edward Jones Investments. He travels around the world talking about his experiences, and encouraging others to smile with each new day. More than 160 people listened to Hubbard’s inspirational message.
July 28, 2003 - 5:20pm
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A former Coshocton fire captain plans to follow in the footsteps of his father and run for mayor. Tim Turner spent twenty-eight years with the Coshocton fire department, ten of them as captain. Now he seeks the city’s highest office. Running as a democrat, Turner made the decision based off people pledging their support. He thinks he is the right man to make a change. “The community needs a lot of improvement. We need industry. We need business. I’ve got a lot of good ideas. I’d could...
July 28, 2003 - 5:14pm
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A Coshocton man is being held by police after beating his girlfriend and threatening to kill himself yesterday. Twenty-one year old Michael Bussey allegedly beat up his girlfriend before taking her and their child inside his apartment in Chatham Apartments. Police were able to free the woman and child. Bussey then barricaded himself in his apartment. Todd Casteel saw the event unfold. “I was up there getting some stuff out of my apartment, I was moving out and saw a bunch of cruisers up...
July 28, 2003 - 11:01am
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A boil advisory has been issued for part of Coshocton. City officials says any customers who lost water service or had a drop in pressure Sunday night for this morning must boil their water before drinking it. The boil advisory is mostly for residents in the southeast portion of Coshocton. City officials say water should be boiled for one minute before consumption until further notice.
July 28, 2003 - 10:20am
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A Coshocton man is in jail today in connection with a weekend hostage situation in Coshocton over the weekend. Coshocton County Sheriff’s Deputies say it happened in the parking lot of the Chatham Apartments around 3:00 Sunday afternoon. Investigators say a man was beating a woman, but before deputies arrived the man took a woman and her child hostage.
Deputies identify the man as 21-year-old Michael Bussey the second of Coshocton. Deputies were able to convince Bussey to release...
July 27, 2003 - 9:58pm
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A Case Western Reserve professor will soon have his day in court for alleged charges of computer fraud. Last week, 44 year-old Leroy Sallee of Ashtabula pleaded guilty to mail fraud, wire fraud, and interstate and foreign shipment of stolen goods. Sallee allegedly used and university office and stationary to run a computer scam. Prosecutors say that he got an education discount on five million dollars of equipment from com-paq by saying it was for a school study. Prosecutors futher say that...
July 27, 2003 - 9:57pm
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The Muskingum township volunteer fire department raised over 15 hundred dollars to help offset expenses needed throughout the year. Firefighters held the annual fundraising chicken BBQ today. Donations will be used to help purchase truck supplies, operating equipment, and other necessities. The firehouse is also in the process of building a new garage to house its tanker and a backup engine as well.
July 27, 2003 - 9:54pm
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Motorcyclists gathered this week to help a worthwhile cause. A benefit hosted by the Valkyrie Riders Cruisers Club helped raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The club is in its third year of charity fundraising events. Organizers set a goal this year of raising over two-thousand dollars through registration, raffles, drawings and the like. Visitors to the event at the Holiday Inn could enjoy demonstrations, seminars, food and various cycle related sessions, as well as purchase...
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