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April 16, 2004 - 1:30pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
It’s been a controversial case for former St. Thomas Principal Michael Sens.

Sens was charged with five counts of disseminating harmful matter to juveniles.

The case stems from a computer disk with pornographic pictures found by Sens, who ten questioned students as to it’s whereabouts.

Today Zanesville City Law Director, Scott Hillis said a pre-trial hearing was held where a motion made by the defense to dismiss was over ruled.

Hillis also says that...
April 16, 2004 - 1:12pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Attention local boaters!

You no longer have to travel out of the county to acquire you watercraft registration. Effective April 19th, The Muskingum County Common Pleas Clerk of Courts, and the title department will issue new and renewal registration decals for all watercraft.

The registration is good for three years and valid all over the state of Ohio, but if you live in Muskingum County you should register here.

The new title is located at 22 North Fifth...
April 16, 2004 - 11:53am
7 years 7 weeks ago
An international women’s organization needs donations for their many programs they sponsor to make life here in Muskingum County better.

Soroptimists International is an organization that consists of women in all areas such as medicine and business. They currently have over 100,000 members in over 120 countries.

The Soroptimists also provide scholarships to area women. This year’s fundraiser is a series of lectures by author Patty Hathaway. It will be on Tuesday, April...
April 16, 2004 - 11:13am
7 years 7 weeks ago
The student from West Muskingum High who brought a loaded gun to school this week will be in Juvenile Court next week to admit or deny charges.

The 14 year old is being charged with bringing a loaded, semi-automatic 380 handgun to school, allegedly to threaten another student. The charges include a felony charge of aggravated menacing and the other, bringing a firearm into a school safety zone.

The second student in question, a 15-year-old boy, will also be charged...
April 16, 2004 - 7:32am
7 years 7 weeks ago
Convicted of two murders, including that of a month-old baby, a Columbus man has been sentenced to two life terms in prison without a chance for parole.

A Franklin County Common Pleas Judge says Quan L. Tatum got his break when a jury recommended life in prison rather than the death penalty. The judge sentenced Tatum yesterday.

Jurors convicted Tatum last month of aggravated murder in the deaths of one-month-old Alamar John-William Wright and Habu Westbrook, a thirty-two-...
April 16, 2004 - 6:12am
7 years 7 weeks ago
At the invitation of the Circleville Police Chief, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation will examine an incident at the jail that left a Columbus man paralyzed.

Thirty-three year old William Harris Junior was hospitalized with an apparent spinal injury after he wrestled with police officers in the Circleville jail.

Circleville Chief Harold Gray says he sought the outside investigation to ensure an impartial review of the conduct of his officers....
April 15, 2004 - 9:13pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
He was arrested just over one year ago, after a routine traffic stop on the Maysville Pike revealed about 25 pounds of marijuana in his car…and now 32-year-old Kevin Sands of Zanesville is found guilty on that charge.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Bob Smith, Sands Thursday plead no contest to one count of possession, a felony of the third degree. After a short hearing Judge Howard Zwelling found him guilty on that charge.

Sands was arrested on March...
April 15, 2004 - 5:39pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The gun incident Wednesday at West Muskingum High School is raising concerns about safety of the school.

Superintendent Marvin Wourms says the incident has sparked a need to take a step back and look at their present methods to ensure that weapons are not brought into schools, and hoe to keep students safe.

Some safety ideas in the past have included installing metal detectors in the schools; superintendent Wourms says this may be an option down the road.

April 15, 2004 - 11:27am
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Sheriff’s investigation into the student that brought a loaded gun into West Muskingum High School continues.

The incident deals with a fourteen-year old boy that brought the loaded gun to the school to apparently threaten another student. The Sheriff’s Office says that they may charge the juvenile with aggravating menacing and conveying a weapon or firearm on school property.

Currently the Sheriff’s Office is trying to determine whether there is enough evidence to...
April 15, 2004 - 11:22am
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum Sheriff’s Office will be changing their hours to process concealed carry applications, and it’s not because of the large influx of people wanting to carry concealed weapons.

Muskingum County Sheriff Bob Stephenson says he thought the lines would be going around the corner and was surprised by the lack of excitement over the new privilege.

Since April 7th when the law took effect, the Sheriff’s Office has had only 130 people apply for permits. The low numbers...
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