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January 16, 2004 - 3:45pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Nine counties in Ohio failed to meet yesterday’s deadline for selecting new voting equipment to replace outdated punch-card systems.

That’s a setback for Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell’s efforts to install the equipment in time for the November election.

Martha Thomas, the Director for the Muskingum County Board of Elections says the set back was caused because the funding for the new ballot machines is taking longer then expected.

The new ballot machines...
January 16, 2004 - 3:34pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
honor of Martin Luther King Jr., the Muskingum County Tech had their 12th annual Ethnic Food Fair.

People at the food fair celebrated diversity by listening to a presentation about MLK and gave thanks for everything that he has done.

To help with the celebration, the culinary arts students prepared the meals from four different nations.

The nations honored at this years fair were India, Italy, the Philippines, and African American cuisine.
January 16, 2004 - 6:13am
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Zanesville Fraternal Order of Police held its annual new officer installation banquet on Thursday night.

Elections for the new officer positions were held in November. Muskingum County sheriff’s deputy Pat Corder was re-elected president for the second year in a row.

Corder says the F-O-P is a great way to show a different side of law enforcement than what you see on the street.

The organization gets involved in many local fundraisers and community events,...
January 16, 2004 - 6:08am
5 years 6 weeks ago
A-K Steel Corporation is raising prices for its various steel products.

The Middletown-based steel producer, with a plant in Zanesville, says the price increases are necessary because raw-material prices keep going up.

A-K Steel said today it will add a 30-dollar per ton surcharge to its electrical steel sheet and strip products, effective with shipments on February first.

The company also has added a 30-dollar per ton surcharge to its carbon steel products,...
January 15, 2004 - 11:38pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office, their Special Response Team, and the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force made multiple drug trafficking arrest Thursday afternoon.

According to Coshocton Sheriff Tim Rogers, the arrests occurred at approximately 4:07 p.m. Confiscated was undisclosed amount of cash and drugs. Arrested were Jonathan Doneff and Ryan Finton, both of Zanesville, and Roderick Sumter of Coshocton.

Sheriff Rogers says the arrest stem from months of...
January 15, 2004 - 11:16pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A Guernsey County man was indicted on murder charges Thursday.

According to Guernsey County Prosecutor Keith Plummer, 22-year-old Darrell Brister of Derwent was indicted on one county of murder with a firearm specification and one count of involuntary manslaughter with a firearm specification.

These charges stem from his alleged involvement in the December 5th shooting death of 24-year-old James Aeillo outside a Bloomfield Road home.

Brister’s bond has...
January 15, 2004 - 5:16pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Zanesville/Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce reports they broke their record for the highest number of member companies in 2003.

President, Tom Poorman, said: “we had 835 members, this chamber of commerce has never had that many businesses before, and we did it in a down economy, so were very hopeful that that’s a sign that things are starting to turn around locally.”

Poorman says he’s surprised for the increase at this time of year, businesses typically trend...
January 15, 2004 - 5:09pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Huge problems and concerns still looming in Morgan County.

Governor Bob Taft declared the county under a state of emergency, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency spent the day assessing the county’s flood problems, and deciding whether they need federal aid.

Morgan County’s local EMA officer, Keith Spare. seen in the picture above, says they need the aid now more than ever.
The flood problems added to an already struggling economy.

The Morgan...
January 15, 2004 - 2:58pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A Zanesville area company today confirmed that it’s laying-off some of its employees.

Mattingly Foods Inc. at 302 State Street will be cutting 24 jobs.

Chief Executive Officer Rick Barnes says there has been a reduction in service agreements for the company that means less deliveries for the company.

Barnes says he’s anticipating new growth for the company and hopes to bring back some of the employees who lost their jobs.

Barnes says they also...
January 14, 2004 - 11:36pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The second co-defendant in the Brad Barnett murder case pleads guilty.

However 19-year-old Amanda Miller of Hopewell will not be sentenced in 30 days. That’s because she’s agreed to testify at the trial of 22-year-old Derek Norris, the Hopewell man whom shot and killed Barnett.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, Miller plead guilty to one count complicity to commit aggravated robbery; one count possession crack; one count possession...
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