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June 18, 2004 - 4:16pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Coshocton man who fatally shot his uncle and wounded his grandmother will be spending the rest of his life thinking about it behind bars.

Donald Eugene Jones was sentenced to life in prison Thursday in Coshocton County Common Pleas Court for shooting his grandmother Roberta Cruxton and killing his uncle Shane Layland. 20 year old Jones pleaded guilty to four charges in connection with the double shooting, one count each of aggravated murder, an unclassified felony, attempted...
June 18, 2004 - 8:56am
7 years 6 weeks ago
U.S. attorneys in Columbus say it was one of the largest collections of child pornography ever found in the Court District, eight thousand computer images.

The computer owner, 36-year old William Kisor of Wellston, was sentenced to nine years in prison. He pleaded guilty last December to one count of possession of child pornography.

Kisor is already serving a 46-month sentence for crossing State lines for immoral purposes after he went to Paris, Tennessee, to have sex...
June 17, 2004 - 10:18pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
In Cambridge Guernsey County Prosecutor Keith Plummer says 23-year-old Jeremy LePlante was indicted Thursday by the Guernsey County Grand Jury.

According to Plummer, LePlante was indicted on one count attempted murder, one count felonious assault, and one count attempted felonious assault. All three charges carry a weapon specification.

According to documents, LePlante was part of a shooting on Reservoir Road on Memorial Day.
June 17, 2004 - 9:30pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department has formally charged two Newark men for their suspected roles in a recent armed robbery.

According to Detective Ric Roush, 29-year-old Carl Grimes, Jr. and 25-year-old James Derifield are facing charges from a Wednesday morning robbery at Jocko’s café on Linden Avenue.

Roush says Grimes has been charged with one count aggravated robbery and Derifield has been charged with one count robbery.

According to reports, it appears the...
June 17, 2004 - 4:41pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The New Lexington Sheriff’s Office is still investigating a major drug bust as a canine unit sniffed out and put an end to a meth lab in Perry County.

39-year-old Fred Thompson of Roseville was arrested Monday night after a routine traffic stop. After the K-9 found methamphetamines in his car, police searched his home at 10369 Township Road. Police and Sheriff’s deputies discovered eight guns and a meth lab hidden in a trailer near the residence. Thompson has previous convictions for...
June 17, 2004 - 12:40pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Earlier this week the mayor and Zaremba Developers announced a new shopping development coming to Zanesville.

The colony Square Mall Marketing Coordinator Kevin Pinson says although the complex won’t be open until next year, the competition will be good.

He also says, “by the time the shopping center opens in the fall of 2005 there will be some changes here at the Mall, nothing we’re ready to announce yet, but you will see a different mall by then.”

No word yet...
June 17, 2004 - 12:37pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
We’ve all about had it with the rain and so have some local farmers and with more threats of rain today, replanting flooded crops is no longer an option for some.

The future of an important crop like hay may be affected later.

OSU Extension Agent for Muskingum County Mark Mechling says, “we’ve been unable to make hay in a timely manner. So, that impacts the quality of the hay made which impacts the condition of the livestock down the road.”

Soybeans are the only...
June 16, 2004 - 8:44pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department reports that they have two men in custody suspected to be involved in an early morning armed robbery at Jocko’s Café.

According to Zanesville Detective Randy Ritchason at about 2:22 this morning officers were dispatched to 2121 Linden Avenue. The owner of the café told officers he was robbed by two white male at gunpoint. The robbers reportedly stole an undisclosed amount of money.

Ritchason says while the two men were fleeing in a car,...
June 16, 2004 - 8:38pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
In March of last year seven people were indicted for attempted to sell and supply drug dealers in Zanesville with nearly 11-pounds of cocaine. Several of those people were from Zanesville.

According to Internal Revenue Services Special Agent Craig Casserly, Thursday one of those people will be sentenced for her role in the case.

38-year-old Jeannie Stewart of Columbus was indicted on one count conspiracy to distribute more than five kilos of cocaine, one count...
June 16, 2004 - 6:37pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Area residents will soon have more shopping options. A 50 million dollar shopping plaza at the corner of Northpointe Drive and Ohio 60 will begin construction this summer.

Phase one of the project will include 450,000 thousand square feet of commercial space with about 20 retail stores, bringing more jobs and more visitors.

Phase two will include the potential for 40 more spaces, totaling around 650,000 square ft, about the size of the Colony Square Mall....
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