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November 24, 2003 - 10:29pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
A surprising twist to a local kidnapping case. Convicted of kidnapping her 2-year-old twins Taylor and Chase back in August, Nicole Cox of South Zanesville was facing two years in prison stemming from two counts of interfering with custody she pleaded to last month. However her husband Joe interrupted the sentencing hearing saying he wants the court to be lenient on Nicole because he wants to keep his family together. Therefore, according to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman...
November 24, 2003 - 10:28pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
According to the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office, this week’s most wanted suspect is now in custody. Deputies apprehended Myron Gene Beach of Zanesville on Schaum Avenue Monday evening. According to dispatchers, Beach was wanted for failure to appear in court for theft over $500. He is currently being held in the County Jail.
November 24, 2003 - 10:27pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Ohio’s senators joined the majority in the 61-39 roll call by which the chamber voted to advance the Medicare bill to a final vote. On this vote, a “yes” vote was a vote to advance the bill and a “no” vote was a vote to block it.
November 24, 2003 - 2:57pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
A bill that would make firefighters and emergency workers eligible for free medical screenings has passed the U-S Senate and is on its way to the House. The workers who responded to the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York City returned home with respiratory problems so the government set up a free medical screening program for them. Senator George Voinovich says there needs to be a program already in place for future disasters, including earthquakes and large fires. The program...
November 24, 2003 - 2:16pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
A Zanesville man sits in jail today after allegedly shooting a sixteen-month-old baby in the back. According to Detective Ric Roush with the Zanesville Police Department, the boy was shot with a handgun-style air pellet gun Friday evening at an apartment located at 1620 Maple Ave. 23-year old Charles Hartman of Zanesville who does have a prior criminal record, remains in custody and is currently locked up in Zanesville city jail. Authorities say they are still investigating the shooting but...
November 24, 2003 - 2:07pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
As the day of giving thanks approaches, some local community members have something to be thankful for today. The Eastside Community Ministry hosted their annual basket drive today, which donates food for the holiday to those who are in need. Being a part of a ministry, Jack Mcclelland executive director says it is his duty to help the community, especially during the holidays. Over 350 baskets in total were prepared, and 170 of them were donated by Byron Saunders Foundation in Columbus.
November 24, 2003 - 2:03pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Local army reserves are busy packing and getting ready to leave the Zanesville area. They are headed to camp Eddaberry Indiana on December 10th to fulfill their duty. This is the season families want to spend time together so being sent out can be difficult for any reserve. Ron Elswick unit administrator says there is a possibility they could be sent to Iraq or Afghanistan if necessary.
November 24, 2003 - 7:45am
6 years 24 weeks ago
Kids, don't try this at home. A teenager who locked himself out of the house, tried to make like Santa and shimmy down the chimney. It didn't work. Firefighters in Columbus say he was small enough to get most of the way down the chimney which was about a foot wide. The flue, however, that opens into the house was only eight inches across. Batallion Chief Craig Mosley says firefighters got a call about 5:15 Sunday, reporting a child stuck in a chimney. When they arrived, they made sure the teen...
November 23, 2003 - 11:20pm
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Staying consistant with the last several years, video games and electronic toys are big favorites on Christmas wish lists. The hottest video game this year is 'Video Now', a personal video player for ages six and up. The games runs around fifty dollars. Retailers say that more traditional toys like CareBears, Winne The Pooh, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are making a comback. The National Retail Federation expects huge chains like Wal-Mart to see a nice raise in sales this year, compared to...
November 23, 2003 - 7:03pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Area residents help out a local woman who’s battling cancer tonight during a benefit in downtown Zanesville. Robin Strauss was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998, which she recovered from. Then almost two years ago she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Her sister in-law Tina, Strauss wanted to help, so she organized a benefit tonight at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran church. Tina said Robin had been doing well until about five weeks ago, when they were told there was no other treatment for...
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