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July 4, 2003 - 6:15pm
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With summer in full swing, boaters are launched and ready to ride down the Muskingum River. The county's marine patrol will be out keeping the waters safe. Their main priority is to educate boaters and make sure they have the proper requirements. Ray Dunlap, Auxiliary Deputy with the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office says, "Basically make sure all equipment required by the coast guard rules is up to date, it's in good condition, and that everyone knows how to use it. Pay close attention to...
July 4, 2003 - 11:48am
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People carrying cameras and binoculars trooped onto a military base today to celebrate Independence Day with their president. Thousands of people were expected at Wright-Patterson air force base in Dayton to hear president Bush speak on an unused tarmac near the US air force museum. Bush is among several notables helping the Wright Brothers’ hometown kick off its 17-day celebration marking the 100th anniversary of the first flight. Yesterday, guests included former astronauts Neil Armstrong and...
July 3, 2003 - 10:42pm
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The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department is waiting for autopsy results after one of their inmates died early Thursday morning. The Sheriff’s Department believes 54-year-old Howard Roe of Zanesville may have died from natural causes. Corrections officers reportedly found Roe Thursday morning around 12:15 – he was unresponsive in his cell. Roe was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The Sheriff’s Department says Roe had reportedly talked with the...
July 3, 2003 - 5:55pm
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Public transportation in Muskingum County is getting a little help from Butler County. A Z-Bus official met with county commissioners this morning to begin the process of receiving extra funds. Butler County's transportation system is not running this year. That means more money is available Muskingum County, as well as other counties. Mark McClanan, General Manager of Southeast Area Transit, says they will receive over 21-thousand dollars. This will let them make some improvements in...
July 3, 2003 - 5:47pm
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A stabbing incident late last night left on man injured and another in custody. The stabbing happened in the Marietta Street Apartments around 11 o'clock last night. The victim, Richard Snyder, says, "I was sitting here drinking a couple of beers with some friends and some guy just ran in with a knife and stabbed me a couple times. I don't know him and I didn't do anything to him that I know of." Snyder suffered stab wounds to his left arm and torso area. He was treated at Good Samaritan...
July 3, 2003 - 5:34pm
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Muskingum County golfers, mark your calendars. Three weeks from today on July 24th, there will be a charity golf tournament at the Jaycees Public Golf Course. The entry fee is eighty dollars per person and all of the proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. This tournament brings in over 25-thousand dollars each year and helps to eradicate the cancer blight that we currently have. The winner of the tournament goes on to the state championship in Akron, but if you’re just looking for a...
July 3, 2003 - 6:12am
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The Zanesville police department is investigating a car-train accident in downtown Zanesville this morning. Police say it happened around 3:30 on Lee Street near the General Wholesale building. Police and fire crews arrived on the scene to find a car lodge under one of the train cars. However, investigators are trying to determine if the car ran into the train or the train into the car. Police had to close the Linden Avenue span of the Y-Bridge and all side streets off Keen Street, but they...
July 3, 2003 - 5:21am
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A Zanesville native is doing his part to help a local project…and now he’s challenging you to do the same. Paul Newman made a five-hour drive from Flint Michigan to Zanesville on Wednesday. Newman is donating 1000 dollars to help the Nelston T. Gant foundation pay off the mortgage on its new house. Newman is making a challenge to the community to do the same. The Gant foundation needs another 20,000 dollars to pay off their property. If they get it before September they will receive a huge...
July 3, 2003 - 5:13am
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Several Zanesville residents are facing drug charges. A Muskingum County grand jury indicted 54-year-old Howard Roe on two counts of trafficking drugs. His girlfriend, 51-year-old Martha Wilson was indicted on two counts of permitting drug abuse. Also, because the alleged drug sales occurred at Roe’s home on Maysville Avenue, there is a forfeiture specification on the home at 11-thousand dollars. Roe is also facing four counts of having a weapon under disability. Also, 40-year-old Jeffery...
July 2, 2003 - 11:56pm
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A Grand Jury indicted one of Muskingum County’s Most Wanted Suspects Wednesday. The Grand Jury indicted Jerry Galigher on two counts of failing to register as a sexually oriented offender. Galigher was convicted of a sex offense in the early 1990s. He was released from prison in 1997. Because of his sexual offender conviction, Galigher must register his address with the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department at least once a year or every time he changes his address. If he’s convicted,...
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