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November 12, 2003 - 4:37pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Zanesville South Business Association prepares for its annual parade down Maysville Pike. The holiday parade will happen the Sunday before Thanksgiving, November 23 at 2:00 sharp. The parade features over 1,000 entries and is free to the community. Zanesville South Business Association raised the money to fund it through an auction held in October. Parade Chairman DeeDee Jellison asks that if you are not interested in seeing the parade that day, please avoid the route since it will be very...
November 12, 2003 - 12:32pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
If you were wondering why you were without water today, the city of Zanesville’s water department was replacing water valves around town. The streets that were affected by the valve change were Woodlawn Avenue, Adams Street, Putnam Avenue and Muskingum Avenue. The six valves that needed to be replaced were either inoperable or not working properly. The city has a water maintenance program set up which consists of turning the valves to make sure they are operable, as well as changing the...
November 12, 2003 - 9:47am
5 years 7 weeks ago
A prosecutor reports a man accused of killing two people and injuring three others at a trucking company admitted to the shootings in telephone calls to several people. Assistant Butler County prosecutor Craig Hedric says Tom West left recorded messages on answering machines saying he shot the people because he was taking revenge against Watkins Motor Lines employees. According to West, the company employees were harassing him.
Hedric says he will seek the death penalty. West’s...
November 12, 2003 - 9:39am
5 years 7 weeks ago
Schools in Vinton and Athens Counties are closed this morning because of flooding. The Vinton County sheriff’s office says flooded roads posed a problem for school buses, so school has been called off in all districts there. In Athens County, the Federal Hocking school district originally called for a two-hour delay but has since decided to cancel classes. The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings this morning for Jackson, Meigs, Athens, Vinton and Washington Counties. The rain...
November 12, 2003 - 6:48am
5 years 7 weeks ago
The ceremonies continued into last evening…as the accomplishments and lessons of local veterans were then shared with the community last night at the Secrest Auditorium. With patriotic performances from local dance and choral groups, veterans and four men in particular were honored for their military service to this country. Lt. Col. Jeff Lewis of the 220 Engineering Installation Squadron said this was a great night to recognize those who have served and are serving both here and abroad, to...
November 11, 2003 - 10:05pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Democratic Presidential Candidate Dennis Kucinich says his campaign is about to take off. That’s despite recent polls in Iowa and New Hampshire that show the Ohio Congressman near the back of the pack. Kucinich says the continued U.S. occupation of Iraq and talk of a draft is changing the race. He opposes both. Kucinich says these factors could make him the surprise of the 2004 election.
November 11, 2003 - 10:04pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Veterans Day celebrations in Cambridge Tuesday brought out Guernsey County residents in the gloomy weather. Despite the dreary day, American pride overshadowed the rain. Joe Morton of the V.F.W. Post 2901 in Cambridge says as long as the country is behind its troops and veterans, we have a strong country.
November 11, 2003 - 4:11pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Boyer Insurance in downtown Zanesville participates in Nationwide’s Safety Awareness Day. Throughout the morning and afternoon, the agency had Safelite etching VIN numbers on car windows and providing free windshield checking. Scott Boyer said by getting a car’s VIN number on the windows, it could prevent it from being stolen. Muskingum County Fire Association also had a children’s safety trailer. Firefighters were on hand to teach kids about good and bad fires, as well as how to escape a...
November 11, 2003 - 4:08pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A Muskingum County common pleas judge announces his plans to run for a second term. Howard Zwelling has been circulating petitions around the community, of which he needs 50 signatures to successfully file with the Muskingum County Board of Elections. Zwelling is five years into his first term as a common pleas judge, and would like to serve one more. Zwelling is one of the pioneers for a breakthrough mediation process that has spread countrywide. He has been on the Supreme Court Committee...
November 11, 2003 - 4:05pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
An Ohio Supreme Court Justice makes his way to Zanesville this afternoon. Justice Terrence O’Donnell spoke to the Rotary Club regarding America’s freedoms on Veterans Day. More specifically, he wanted to talk about democracy and how much we should cherish it. As far as the Supreme Court, he said they have many important issues on the docket like the death penalty and workers compensation. He also commented on the importance of getting along with the other justices. He said right now, they...
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