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October 7, 2004 - 12:10am
7 years 11 weeks ago
The two men accused in the recent murder of an area businessman appeared before Judge Mark Fleegle in court today.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 21-year-old Shaun A. Norris of Zanesville is charged with aggravated murder with a firearm specification while committing aggravated robbery specification. He is also charged with aggravated robbery with a firearm specification, a felony of the first degree.

28-year-old James E. Walls, also of...
October 6, 2004 - 6:04pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Muskingum county agencies are working together so area kids receive the child support they deserve.

The Muskingum County Child Support Enforcement Agency, in conjunction with the Sheriff’s Office, the Clerk of Courts, the Prosecutors office and the domestic relations court conducted what they call “autumn round up” and collected over $9,000 dollars in back child support.

20 obligors appeared in the Muskingum Domestic Relations Court today. 6 people were sent...
October 6, 2004 - 5:55pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A local man appeared in front of Judge Zwelling to face charges of drug possession …According to court documents, 23 year old Jeffrey Mayle of Zanesville was arraigned today.

Mayle is charged with possession of drugs, cocaine, a felony of the fifth degree and possession of drug paraphernalia a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.

The defendant pleaded not guilty and was continued on bond as previously set.
October 6, 2004 - 4:48pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Salvation Army is still in need of your help. The annual Coats for Kids drive collects jackets hoping to keep kids warm this winter.

Nancy Landerman who is in charge of the drive, emphasizes the need for the kids to have warm coats.

Landerman stresses the need for coats in all sizes, as well as thicker coats.

“Coats for kids are for school aged children clear up to high school aged kids and we do it in conjunction with make a difference day.”

October 6, 2004 - 4:39pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A former employee of the Hollinee plant in Shawnee was arrested in connection with a chemical theft incident that occurred last month.

20 year old Cary Hodge of Morgan County was brought in for questioning regarding the theft of some dangerous chemicals.

Officials say a large amount of organic peroxide was stolen from a Hollinee storage shed.

Police Chief of New Straitsville, Jason Lyons says, “The chemical that was involved is a highly flammable chemical, it’s...
October 6, 2004 - 4:29pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Health officials are asking local residents to delay getting flu shots this year after yesterday’s announcement that one of the main suppliers of the vaccine will not release any this year.

Cindy Harrison, Executive Director of the Rambo Health Clinic says this nationwide search should not hurt us too much in this area.

“We have ordered over 16,000 flu shots for the area and 2/3 of the vaccine is coming from Adventis, we have some of that on hand so we will not be able...
October 6, 2004 - 11:00am
7 years 11 weeks ago
Morgan County Sheriff Tom Jenkins says a striking worker from the Hollinee plant in Shawnee may be charged in connection with the theft of some dangerous chemicals.

The Sheriff says he plans on meeting soon with the County Prosecutor to discuss the issue.

Back on September 21st some organic peroxide was stolen from a Hollinee storage shed.

Workers have been on strike since early September.

A short time later a Morgan County man was found to be...
October 6, 2004 - 10:54am
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Bar Association has decided to endorse one of the candidates in the race for Muskingum County Common Pleas Judge.

Both candidates, Judge Howard Zwelling and Judge Kelly Cottrill spoke before the organization this week.

Then the lawyers voted by secret ballot to decide if they should endorse, which they did, then they voted for the candidates.

The association says 57 lawyers voted for Zwelling and 11 lawyers voted for Cottrill.
October 5, 2004 - 11:57pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A local child enticement case went before Zanesville Municipal Court today.

According to court documents, 37-year-old Charles Butcher of South Zanesville was charged with two counts of criminal child enticement stemming from an incident in August 2004 when he attempted to lure two Zanesville girls into his vehicle in the Putnam Avenue area.

He first entered a not guilty plea on both counts and was placed in the city jail on 100 thousand dollars bond.

In court...
October 5, 2004 - 11:51pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Area fire officials are calling a morning house fire in Perry County a total loss.

The residents of the house could have lost thier lives, had it not been for the quick efforts of fire officials who came to thier rescue.

Ironically, this comes in the midst of fire prevention week.

At 10:13 a.m. a call came into the Crooksville Fire Department of a possible chimney fire at 6775 Old State Road in Crooksville.

According to Assistant Fire Chief James...
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