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February 13, 2004 - 9:05pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
The verdict is in on a former judge accused of conspiring to set his house on fire and then collecting $235,000 in insurance proceeds.

A federal jury in Columbus has convicted former Fairfield County Municipal Judge Donald McAuliffe after deliberating the past two days. Authorities charged the 53-year-old McAuliffe with conspiring with another man to burn his home in Millersport nearly two years ago.

McAuliffe is looking at sentenced totaling more than ten years in...
February 13, 2004 - 6:33pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
It won’t be long now until there are some serious 3 on 3 basketball this summer in downtown Zanesville.

This is the 8th year for the annual Gus Macker Tournament, which continues to be a huge success year after year.

Director of Downtown Association, Dana Matz says the best thing about the tournament is all the money raised stays in the community, and helps fund projects like the Downtown Revitalization Project.

For $100.00 dollars, you can still sign up your...
February 13, 2004 - 6:24pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Local leaders gathered today for a brainstorming event to collaborate on ways to increase charitable giving in Muskingum County.

The President of Ohio Hills Planned Giving Council, Shawn Phelps says thankfully, Muskingum County is already a giving county.
State Senator Joy Padgett was there as a motivator to speak to local leaders about how to make visions into realities for the community.

Today’s event was held at the Z-venue in Zanesville.
February 13, 2004 - 6:19pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Some important non-profit organizations in our area may soon be getting some help from state funding.

The Zanesville Community Development Department is currently taking applications from organizations needing federal money. In the past this funding has helped area projects such as Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Help Me Grow, and the Sewer Separation Project.

Community Development Director, Meg Deedrick says this money is the best investment for our community and is designed...
February 13, 2004 - 11:39am
6 years 34 weeks ago
It's time for Pet of the Week and today's pet is a mixed breed dog named Shadow. Shadow is one year old.

Robert Hill of the Muskingum County Animal Shelter says that since Shadow is friendly animal he would be a good fit for any family.

Shadow is ready of adoption. He's already got his shots and he's been nuetered. Also his adoption fees are 45 dollars.
February 13, 2004 - 11:05am
6 years 34 weeks ago
It’s that time of year again….no, not Valentine’s Day, but time to start thinking about filing your taxes.

Steve Hall of the IRS says there are several things you can do now to beat the April rush.

For one thing- get all your records together. Go through your old checks and find any canceled check or contributions you’ve made and save those.

Also make sure you get the right forms, be sure to take your time when you fill your forms out and always double check...
February 12, 2004 - 10:13pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
A member of the 101st Airborne Division is home Thursday with his family.

32-year-old Sergeant First Class James C. Adair of Zanesville landed safely in Fort Campbell, Kentucky where he’s stationed.

His wife Michelle, and their three daughters, as well as members of Adair’s extended family were on hand to greet the 14-year Army man.

Adair has served four months in Iraq, two tours in Panama and also in Desert Storm. He’s a 1989 graduate of Zanesville High...
February 12, 2004 - 10:01pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
It’s back to Appeals Court for a local man convicted in the death of his daughter. In the early 1990’s Eric Scott Patterson was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of his three-year-old daughter Lacey.

He appealed the original decision to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and on a technicality won a new trial that must occur within the next six months. The jury in Patterson’s second trail deadlocked, and Muskingum County Common Pleas Judge Howard Zwelling...
February 12, 2004 - 4:50pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Alan Cotrill’s new piece titled “John Rarey and Cruiser” was inspired from a historic horse and famous horse trainer from Groveport, Ohio.

John Rarey was a famous horse tamer in the 1850’s. Cotrill says it took him 6 months to complete the project.

The horse is 10-½ ft tall and weighs 1300 pounds. The John Rarey figure is 8-½ ft tall and weighs 600 pounds. The sculpture will be placed outside the new sports arena in Groveport.
February 12, 2004 - 4:43pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Residents that live on Gorsuch Road may soon have a new way of getting their water supply.

County Commissioners were busy today signing legislation to apply for a bid to construct a new water line for the residents that live in and around Gorsuch Road.

County Commissioner, Don Madden says if everything goes as planned, the project should begin in the spring and be completed by the end of the summer.
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