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January 13, 2004 - 2:45pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
For someone on probation, finding a job may be hard to do.

That is why a job-training workshop was held today for individuals who are on probation, but are trying to find a job.

One person at the seminar says he learned to be confident and keep a good attitude when going on an interview.

Ron Bucci and Hank Littick of the WHIZ media group were the speakers at today’s seminar.
January 13, 2004 - 2:42pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Attention all blood donors, the Red Cross is asking for your help.

A busy holiday season, cold weather and a bad flu outbreak has left the Muskingum Valley Red Cross with a severe shortage of blood.

The back-up supply they have now is less than half of a days worth.

Normally the back-up supply is a three-day supply.

They are looking for all blood types, especially the universal type O donor.
January 13, 2004 - 2:38pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
A children’s group is working with forensic experts to see if they can help find who killed a 1 year old boy.

Levi Houston died in December of 2000, when his head had been smashed so hard that his skull shattered.

A Cincinnati- based group known as the Parents of Murdered Children are taking another look at the case to find the murder.

Muskingum County Prosecutor, Michael Haddox says he will help the group in any way he can.

So far the only suspects...
January 13, 2004 - 1:17pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Drivers traveling eastbound on I-70 Tuesday morning were re-routed to state route 40 due to a tractor-trailer overturned.

The accident happened this morning when a car in the left-hand lane stuck the semi in the right lane causing the semi to loose control.

The semi struck the right guardrail and then crossed back over the eastbound lanes and landed on its side in the median.

A third car traveling behind the accident slide on ketchup and tomato paste which had...
January 13, 2004 - 5:38am
6 years 24 weeks ago
The Marietta Post of the Highway patrol is investigating a fatal accident in Morgan County.

Troopers say it happened on State Route 377 and involved one vehicle.

Investigators say just after 11:00 p.m. 32-year-old Shannon Kuhn of McConnelsville was driving north on State Route 377 and failed to negotiate a curve to the left, then went off the right side of the road, struck an embankment and overturned.

Kuhn was partially ejected from his car. Troopers say...
January 13, 2004 - 5:18am
6 years 24 weeks ago
It was a mess on Maple Avenue on Monday after a power outage knocked out service and traffic lights.

The Maple Avenue area was without power from 2:40 to 3:45 yesterday due to a tree limb that fell on a power line.

American Electric Power officials reports that tree crews were cutting down a tree limb which fell on a power line, which caused the power outage.

A-E-P says around 1600 customers were without service during the incident.
January 13, 2004 - 5:05am
6 years 24 weeks ago
A children’s group is working with forensics experts to see if they can help find who killed a one-year-old Zanesville boy.

Levi Huston died in December of 2000, a day after his head had been smashed so hard that his skull shattered.

No one has been charged. Authorities have identified the boy’s mother and then-boyfriend as suspects.

Tawyna Todd and Douglas Coles Junior each blame the other for Levi’s death. Parents of Murdered Children created a program...
January 12, 2004 - 10:03pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Just days before his trial is set to begin, 34-year-old Clay Martin of Zanesville pleads guilty to two separate indictments.

According to Muskingum County Prosecutor Michael Haddox, late last Friday night Martin pleads guilty to charges tying him to three separate rapes within Zanesville City Limits.

The first incident occurred on May 24th, 2003, when Martin raped and kidnapped a Zanesville woman on West Main Street. Police were able to apprehend Martin shortly after...
January 12, 2004 - 9:21pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
At the City Council meeting tonight an ordinance passed allowing city officials to purchase new water meters that will eliminate the room for human error.

The city will be converting to a radio read unit which will be much more efficient. Crews will be able to simply drive by an area and pick up the meter reading from their vehicle.

Mike Sims the public service director says the accuracy of these radio read heads are far more accurate than the existing meters, so...
January 12, 2004 - 5:30pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Attention all Morgan, Perry and Muskingum County residents, it’s not too late to make a donation to the United Way.

It looks like this year’s campaign will not meet the projected goal of $1,075,000, which will in turn affect all the agencies supported by the United Way.

Keely Warden, Executive Director for the United Way says they are many reasons this year’s campaign has suffered, but blames a large part of it on the economy.

If you would like to make a...
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