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January 14, 2004 - 2:41pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Although the economy has taken a toll in certain areas across the country, economic development in Muskingum County has actually been quite positive.

More specifically the city of Zanesville has seen a lot of economic growth over the past year.

Larry Merry of the Zanesville Port Authority says there have been many positive projects such as Dollar General’s continued expansion, and the recent announcement of the 222 jobs at the Lear Corporation.

Merry talks...
January 14, 2004 - 2:32pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
You might want to think twice about where you get your gas next time you fill up…

The AAA daily online fuel gauge report shows gasoline prices are now at their highest level ever recorded in the month of January.

According to the Ohio AAA the nationwide average price for self-serve regular gas is up 8.7 cents per gallon since the middle of last month.

For some local residents the higher prices are becoming a problem and although it might take more time to...
January 14, 2004 - 6:00am
5 years 7 weeks ago
The U-S Supreme Court has denied a convicted killer’s application to stay his execution, clearing the way for him to die.

Lewis Williams, a Cleveland native, is scheduled to die for a 1983 shooting death.

The high court’s decision came at 10:45 p.m. last night, with the justices voting five-to-four to let the execution proceed. The full sixth circuit court of appeals in Cincinnati had also voted to deny Williams a stay earlier in the night.

Ohio Attorney...
January 14, 2004 - 12:29am
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Southern Perry County Water District has issued a boil order for all customers in Moxahala, due to low water pressure.

The district says the boil order will remain in effect until further notice. Anyone with questions is asked to contact the district’s office at 740-347-9030.
January 14, 2004 - 12:28am
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office reports an injury accident on County Road 7.

According to the report, 47-year-old Vickie L. Bachman of Coshocton was driving eastbound on CR 7 when she lost control while rounding a curve. She eventually struck a tree.

Mrs. Bachman was transported to the Ohio State Medical Center by Med flight. Coshocton County EMS, Conesville and Three River’s Fire Departments, Prince’s Wrecker Service and R.E.A.C.T assisted the Sheriff’s Office...
January 13, 2004 - 3:50pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
There’s an investigation going on inside the Zanesville Police Department.

A bullet shot off inside the police station is being looked into.

The bullet was shot of in the men’s locker room a few weeks ago.

Chief of Police, Eric Lambes says they are treating the incident as an accident.

Lambes says this is not the first time an accidental shot has been fired inside the station.

No name is being released as to who shot off the gun.
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January 13, 2004 - 3:45pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
For someone on probation, finding a job may be hard to do.

That is why a job-training workshop was held today for individuals who are on probation, but are trying to find a job.

One person at the seminar says he learned to be confident and keep a good attitude when going on an interview.

Ron Bucci and Hank Littick of the WHIZ media group were the speakers at today’s seminar.
January 13, 2004 - 3:42pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Attention all blood donors, the Red Cross is asking for your help.

A busy holiday season, cold weather and a bad flu outbreak has left the Muskingum Valley Red Cross with a severe shortage of blood.

The back-up supply they have now is less than half of a days worth.

Normally the back-up supply is a three-day supply.

They are looking for all blood types, especially the universal type O donor.
January 13, 2004 - 3:38pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A children’s group is working with forensic experts to see if they can help find who killed a 1 year old boy.

Levi Houston died in December of 2000, when his head had been smashed so hard that his skull shattered.

A Cincinnati- based group known as the Parents of Murdered Children are taking another look at the case to find the murder.

Muskingum County Prosecutor, Michael Haddox says he will help the group in any way he can.

So far the only suspects...
January 13, 2004 - 2:17pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Drivers traveling eastbound on I-70 Tuesday morning were re-routed to state route 40 due to a tractor-trailer overturned.

The accident happened this morning when a car in the left-hand lane stuck the semi in the right lane causing the semi to loose control.

The semi struck the right guardrail and then crossed back over the eastbound lanes and landed on its side in the median.

A third car traveling behind the accident slide on ketchup and tomato paste which had...
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