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February 19, 2004 - 2:00pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A Zanesville police officer is injured in an early morning accident.

It happened around 1 a.m. on the corner of Maple Avenue and Taylor Street in front of the Rite Aid Drugstore in Zanesville.

According to the Zanesville Police Department the officer was injured while assisting another officer in the pursuit of a vehicle that refused to stop. The injured officer is identified as Kelvin Grimmett.

Police Chief Eric Lambes says the accident occurred when the man...
February 19, 2004 - 9:09am
5 years 11 weeks ago
Zanesville residents who live in the Country Club Drive area may be experiencing discolored water this morning.

There are confirmed reports by the City Water Department that there is in fact a water main break on Country Club Drive. It was first reported at around 6:15 this morning. However no details are available on a cause.

City Water Superintendant, Bob Pletcher, says crews are currently out working to fix the break and there's no word yet on any advisories or boil...
February 18, 2004 - 11:29pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Clean tap water is flowing for a group of mostly black residents in the Zanesville area.

The group won a civil rights ruling eight months ago that said failure to provide the people with water service is discrimination. The $730,000 project is being paid for with county, state and federal funds.

Previously, they had to use water from cisterns or wells. 30 of 34 white families in the area already had water, but 23 of 27 nonwhite families didn’t.

February 18, 2004 - 11:28pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
He was convicted once in the death of his daughter…he appealed the decision…a new trial resulted in a hung jury.

Now Eric Patterson is facing a third trial. Patterson’s attorney Dennis Belli argued that a third trial would not fall within the time frame set by an appeals court, therefore Patterson should be granted an unconditional release.

On Friday, January 13th, U.S. District Court Judge Edmund Sargus denied that motion. HE also ruled that new evidence may be...
February 18, 2004 - 11:27pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
For about a half hour Wednesday evening, traffic on Interstate 70 eastbound was at a dead stop.

According to Trooper Jeff Jirles with the Zanesville Highway Patrol, at 6:45 32-year-old Michael Ponsler of Zanesville and four passengers were traveling east on I-70 when an unknown commercial truck and trailer merged into their lane.

The Honda Accord bounced off the concrete divider, struck a second commercial truck and trailer, hit the divider once again, and finally came...
February 18, 2004 - 8:53pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The Old Maysville middle school will once again house the donated goods for this year’s United Way Operation Feed campaign.

The campaign collects food to donate to local food pantries and the hot meals program. But what has been a troublesome task in the past few years, wasn’t as difficult this year.

Keely Warden, executive director of the United Way says, “ Last year we generated 65 tons of food this year, our goal being 100 tons of food and we need a very large building...
February 18, 2004 - 8:48pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Pazcki’s are here! But this year low-carb dieters might have a tough time saying no to the delicious polish pastries.

Today marked the first day Pazcki’s went on sale, and local customers seemed to flock to them.

Traditionally made with a prune filling, Pazcki’s also come in a variety of fillings.

John Chickery, the bakery director at Pick N Save says, “ Bavarian is very good, red raspberry does well, we also have apricot, lemon and cheese fillings.”
February 18, 2004 - 1:17pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A local school is being honored as one of the best community colleges in the country. Muskingum Area Technical College was voted as one of the top four schools in terms of student satisfaction.

In November, Muskingum Tech was selected as one of four recipients of the 2003-2004 MetLife Foundation Best Practice College Awards. The MetLife Initiative on Student Success presented the Award. This national award shows that Muskingum Tech is working for their community.

February 18, 2004 - 1:16pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Today is Ohio University in Athens 200th birthday party and the celebrations are underway.

The OU Athens campus was founded in Boston 1804. The Zanesville campus was founded in 1946 but also participated in birthday celebrations.

Upcoming events include the art exhibit being displayed in the library, a poetry reading and a free concert open to the public. The art exhibit contains 20 paintings and drawing that are being borrowed from the main campus’s Kennedy Museum.
February 18, 2004 - 10:32am
5 years 11 weeks ago
The multistate Mega Millions lottery jackpot is growing to a whopping 215 million dollars for Friday’s game.

There was not big winner in last night 177-million dollar drawing.

The best Ohio Players could do was one second-place ticket paying 175-thousand dollars.
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