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Local Commissioner Reacts to Gas Leak

by Emily Baird on November 16, 2009 at 6:10 am

Philo residents who live near the Rockies Express Pipeline are back in their homes after a gas leak near Irish Ridge Road on Saturday, but some are still on edge. Muskingum County Commissioner, Brian Hill, says that is completely understandable. "I’m sure it made them nerous. It would make me as well. Again, I think… Continue Reading

Bed Bugs Becoming Problem in Ohio

by Emily Baird on November 16, 2009 at 6:09 am

There are more reports of bed bugs surfacing in Ohio, and hotel rooms seem to be their breeding grounds. 65 to 70 percent of hotel rooms have reported infestations at one time. "Most likely it’s because of our mobile society. People do a lot of traveling and they’re picking those insects up either in another… Continue Reading

Red Kettles Are Back

by Emily Baird on November 16, 2009 at 6:05 am

The Salvation Army’s red kettles are back for the holidays. Captain Diane Campbell says there’s a small number of them out now, but that will grow and spread to some of the area’s bigger locations after Black Friday. She says the warm weather has been nice for volunteers so far, but they will be out… Continue Reading

Most Wanted Suspect Sentenced

by Kelly Mills on November 16, 2009 at 5:37 am

A man formerly named as one of the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office’s weekly most wanted was sentenced in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court Monday. 46-year-old David Scott Parsons of Zanesville was sentenced on one count of cultivation of marijuana with a juvenile specification by Judge Kelly Cottrill. Judge Cottrill sentenced Parsons to two years of… Continue Reading

16-Year Old Arraigned in Accidental Shooting Case

by Audry Kensicki on November 16, 2009 at 5:33 am

A 16-year old St. Louisville teenager admits in court that he accidentially shot his friend. Zachary Harvey appeared in Licking County Juvenile Court and entered the equivalent of guilty to a single delinquency charge of negligent homicide. Licking County Sheriff’s Captain Dave Starling says 17-year old Tyler Gargus of Heath was shot in the head… Continue Reading

Pancake Day is Fast Approaching!

by Katie Jeffries on November 16, 2009 at 5:27 am

Get your appetite ready…. this Wednesday is Sertoma Pancake Day at Secrest Auditorium. Thousands of people are expected to fill Secrest Auditorium throughout the day for all-you-can-eat pancakes. Doors open at 6 AM and pancakes will be served until 7 PM Wednesday night. Tickets are $5 in advance and $6 at the door. All the proceeds will stay local… Continue Reading

Man Sentenced to 9 Years for Drugs

by Kelly Mills on November 16, 2009 at 4:11 am

Sentenced Monday in front of Judge Kelly Cottrill was 32-year-old Shawn Krouskoupf. Krouskoupf was sentenced on having a weapon under disability, possession of cocaine and five felony counts of trafficking in cocaine, with one count having a juvenile specification. Judge Cottrill sentenced him to a total of nine years in prison and a $30,000 fine…. Continue Reading

Reward Being Offered For Information On Counterfeit Money In Licking County

by Carolyn Fleegle on November 16, 2009 at 2:10 am

Authorities need your help in their investigation of counterfeit money being passed in Licking County.  The Newark Police Department says anyone with any information regarding counterfeit U.S. currency being passed in Licking County at retail merchants and between private individuals should contact the Licking County Crime Stoppers.  They are offering up to a $1,000 reward…. Continue Reading

Fultonham Man Sentenced For Robbery

by George Hiotis on November 16, 2009 at 1:12 am

A Fultonham man was sentenced Monday in connection with the robbery of a local gas station. 26-year-old Ryan Taylor plead guilty last month to robbery and theft charges in the October 13th robbery of the Starfire gas station on Pershing Road. Monday he was sentenced by Common Pleas Judge Mark Fleegle to two years in prison. 

2 Sent to Hospital after Hitting Deer

by Emily Baird on November 15, 2009 at 8:57 am

Two people are MedFlighted to Grant Medical Center in Columbus after a one vehicle accident. It happened around 3 p.m. on State Route 93 near Crooksville. The Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol says Paul Haas, of Heath, was traveling on his motorcycle when he hit a deer. Troopers say Haas and his passenger… Continue Reading