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October 7, 2003 - 12:10pm
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The newly opened Northpoint Drive has created a safer and more convenient route for drivers, but there are still a few places to iron out before the project is completed. State Route 60 is closed at the Main Street area of Dresden. The closure is being done to finish the intersection that will connect State Route 60 and Northpoint Drive. Director of Zanesville Port Authority, Larry Merry, says the construction will be finished within two to three weeks and the intersection will then be open...
October 7, 2003 - 10:58am
4 years 45 weeks ago
Low income Ohioans will soon have an easier way to get the legal information they need to defend themselves. Congressman Ted Strickland – a democrat from Ohio – announced a 238-thousand dollar grant to help create a website to make it easier for people to understand the law. The system will explain the law on a fifth grade reading level and allow people to fill in the blanks and then print out the papers in legal form. The money is coming from the legal services corporation that was...
October 6, 2003 - 11:39pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
The Fairfield Post of the State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident Monday evening involving a minor. According to dispatchers, the two-car accident occurred on Sugar Grove Road between Wilsons Lane and Crawfish Road, just after 8:00 p.m. The victim in the crash is a juvenile. He died after arriving at a local hospital. The other driver was transported with minor injuries. According to reports, the Patrol says the juvenile was at fault in the crash: he failed to negotiate a...
October 6, 2003 - 10:02pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
Campers frustrated by full campgrounds will soon get help from the state. The state controlling board has unanimously approved contract between the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Spherix of Beltsville, Maryland, to begin accepting reservations at the state’s campgrounds. The contract will not cost the state any money, but campers will have to pay an eight-dollar reservation fee on top of the campground rental. Currently, campers can take their chances that the grounds won’t be full...
October 6, 2003 - 9:57pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
The state Monday approved a 170-thousand-dollar contract to run security checks on Ohio’s new voting systems. The state controlling board unanimously approved the contract between secretary of state Ken Blackwell’s office and Detroit-based Compuware Corporations. Compuware is one of two companies hired to ensure that new machines to replace punch card and lever machines resist tampering. Blackwell’s office wants the machines in all 88 counties by next year’s presidential election. The federal...
October 6, 2003 - 9:35pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
Police in suburban Columbus are trying to identify a man whose body was pulled from a reservoir early Sunday morning. Genoa Township Police Chief Robert Taylor says the man had a North Carolina driver’s license, but that the ID lists a Greensboro address that doesn’t exist. Police found the body after a woman who they had arrested for disorderly conduct told Columbus officers she had driven her car into the reservoir with a friend inside. Taylor said 24-year-old Latoya Coogler was arrested...
October 6, 2003 - 9:04pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
A tiger found in a Harlem, New York apartment now has a new home. The animal, known as “Ming,” has been transferred to an Ohio wildlife preserve. Noah’s Lost Ark Animal Sanctuary already houses large cat breed such as Bengal tigers and lions. The 400-pound tiger had been living with his owner, Antoine Yates, inside an apartment since he was a 6-week-old cub. Ming was removed from Yates’ apartment Sunday, along with a 5-foot-long alligator, after he attacked his owner. The alligator was...
October 6, 2003 - 3:20pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
A South Zanesville father expands the search for his missing twins to the Internet. Joe Cox has been searching for his twins, Chase and Taylor since his wife Nicole disappeared with them on August 25th. He’s had the help of the police and even got the FBI involved. Now he’s hoping a website might improve his chances of finding his children. Cyberzane.net is hosting his website www.cyberzane.net/lookingformybabies for free until the kids are found. Cox said the site would be running by this...
October 6, 2003 - 3:19pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
The downtown loan fund continues to help revitalize Zanesville. In cooperation with the five downtown banks, businesses are able to get cheaper rates on loans. The most recent is the Mid Ohio Title building, which opened their doors for business on Sixth and Main Streets. Dana Matz, Zanesville Downtown Association Manager said just in the last week he has had a few inquiries from Columbus based businesses about acquiring loans to move downtown. The loan program has been going on for a few...
October 6, 2003 - 2:21pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
The beginning of a much safer and more convenient route from Zanesville to Dresden was unveiled this morning. City officials met for a ribbon cutting ceremony at Northpoint Drive, the new limited-access road. Muskingum County Commissioner Dorothy Montgomery says “hours and hours of planning and engineering went into the project.” The road runs around seven miles, but is actually three miles shorter than the original route to downtown Dresden. Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority...
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