The United States Postal Service says yesterday was the deadline to send items overseas and have them arriving on time for the holidays.
But Zanesville Postmaster Gary Haenisch says other mail can be delivered if you act quickly. Haenisch says nationally the service carries 850,000,000 pieces of mail; just Monday night alone the Zanesville Post Office handled 800,000 piece of mail.
Holiday drivers should be on the lookout this weekend. The state highway patrol reports that between the 19th and the 22nd the patrol will increase troopers on the roadways to take part in the national Holiday Lifesaver Weekend driving campaign.
Sgt. Russell Pasqualetti says the patrol will have more officers on the roads covering the high crash area specifically looking for DUI’s or impaired people.
This campaign will hopefully take those people off the roads....
An Athens environmental group is objecting to a state program that raised about a million dollars for education by selling timber produced by selective cutting in state parks. Seventeen school districts and 40 local governments are getting money from the state forestry division’s “trees for textbooks” programs. Ross, Scioto and Vinton Counties in southern Ohio are getting the largest amounts. Vinton County schools superintendent John Simmons says his district is using its 66-...
The city of Newark has been awarded some funding to fight drugs. The State Attorney General’s office awarded Newark just over 22-thousand dollars in grant funding for its Drug Abuse Resistance Program. The money will be earmarked for the salaries of the city’s two D-A-R-E officers. The program serves fifth graders at three Newark area schools. Officials say 500 students participate yearly in the program. Attorney General Jim Petro says 67 of the 88 counties in the...
A swearing-in ceremony is planned for later this week for all the elected officials from the city of Zanesville. It’s scheduled for Thursday at the John McIntire Library.
Mayor Jack Fenton will be there and also encourages the public to attend the event. Fenton says, “It’s a good chance to talk to all the elected officials so I think it would be in their interest to come.”
The ceremony will take place Thursday at 7pm at the library.