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August 31, 2003 - 7:39pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
A South Zanesville father continues to search and wait for his kidnapped children. Joe Cox has spent the past two days driving the Newark area, talking to people and looking for clues that might lead him to his children. Joe’s wife Nicole was scheduled to bring the children back Monday, but never showed up. Now an amber alert is in effect. Nicole told Joe she changed her and the children’s identity. Joe has also been getting threatening phone calls on his property and his life. If anyone...
August 31, 2003 - 7:36pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Duncan Falls hosts an annual car and truck show, hoping to raise some extra money for the fire department. Almost 150 cars and trucks competed in a variety of categories this afternoon. The entry fee was $6 and the day featured other things like a 50-50 drawing and plenty of food vendors. Organizers said the money gets used for fire equipment like hoses and nozzles and has helped make payments on trucks as well. Each year the Duncan Falls fire department makes the trophies for the winning...
August 30, 2003 - 6:34pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Families with children were out in full force at Dillon State Park. All weekend the sixth annual Dillon Family Fun Festival takes over the beach area. Many events kept kids busy like a Longerberger basket-weaving tent and live music. Organizers say food was also a big draw with items ranging from Buffalo wings to cotton candy. The money raised from the festival goes towards the park. The cost to attend is free, but all the money from outside vendors benefits special projects like a shelter...
August 30, 2003 - 6:28pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
The rains held off enough today for a charity golf event benefiting area firefighters. Over 100 golfers teed off at Jaycees golf course this afternoon for the second annual Rick Neff Golf Tournament. This year’s tournament had a large increase in participants, from 21 teams of four last year to 30 this year. But the bottom line is more money for area fire crews. Organizers said the money raised goes to volunteer fire departments in the area, which use it for whatever they need. Neff had...
August 29, 2003 - 6:18pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department has issued an Amber Alert for a set of twins from South Zanesville. After being in court several times, it had been determined that Joseph Cox, of South Zanesville, would be awarded full custody of his children, Chase and Taylor. His ex-wife, Nicole Cox, was scheduled to bring the children to Mr. Cox Monday, however she failed to show up. Now the South Zanesville Police Department and the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department are searching for the...
August 29, 2003 - 6:17pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
The unofficial end to summer is nearing, and that means Ohioans are gearing up for one last hoorah of fun. That also means a surge of traffic on the roadways. This holiday weekend the State Highway Patrol will be out in full force, promoting their Click It Or Ticket program. The patrol will also be enforcing Ohio’s lowered alcohol law, now set at .08%. And with 80% of the Post working this weekend, they’re sure to be a visible reminder of safe holiday driving.
August 29, 2003 - 6:16pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
The Zanesville City School Board accepted a bid on sitework at the Blue Avenue North Middle School site Friday. There were a total of five bids for this package. The winning bid went to Layton Excavating of Newark for approximately $1.3 million. The initial stages should be finished within the next couple of months.
August 29, 2003 - 6:16pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
It’s becoming more expensive for Ohio parents to save on college tuition. The state raised rates for its prepaid tuition program by 16.5% Friday. The Ohio Tuition Trust Authority also warned that the fund could have a cash shortfall before the year 2019 if tuition keep soaring and investment rates stay poor.
August 29, 2003 - 7:41am
4 years 44 weeks ago
The president of Zanesville City Council has decided not to seek re-election to office. In a letter to the editor of the Zanesville Times Recorder newspaper, Joanne Winland says she has removed her name from the November ballot. Winland says her decision is based on an ongoing investigation that she stole or mismanaged money during her days as the director of Universal Credit Consulting Services. This means that Councilman Ralph Hennessy will be running unopposed for Council President this...
August 29, 2003 - 5:08am
4 years 44 weeks ago
The Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual fundraiser dinner Thursday night. Hundreds of people turned out to bid during both silent and live auctions. Chamber president Mike Kachilla says the auctions are a way to make fundraising fun and effective. Kachilla says the event is expected to raise around 10-thousand dollars for the chamber. More than 300 items were auctioned off including Ohio State and Cleveland Browns tickets. More than 300 businesses make the up the Cambridge...
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