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November 2, 2003 - 2:43am
5 years 6 weeks ago
The federal government says two Wisconsin companies voluntarily recalled nearly 80-thousand pounds of beef today over contamination fears. Abbyland meats, of Abbotsford, sold about 78-thousand pounds of fresh boneless beef to wholesalers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio, Illinois and Pennsylvania. The second company’s meat was sold to restaurants in Wisconsin. The U-S agriculture department’s food and safety inspection service says the companies learned the meat might have been contaminated with...
November 2, 2003 - 2:35am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Former inmates at an alternative jail are being allowed to settle with Union County for much less than the nearly 700-thousand dollars they collectively owe for their stays. The alternative jail in Union County, which closed in December 2000, housed nonviolent offenders and charged them a daily fee for their stays. But not everyone paid, and county officials tried for up to six years in some cases to collect from former inmates. Now they’ve decided to decrease the former inmates’ financial...
November 1, 2003 - 3:39pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Those who attended the 73rd annual statewide NAACP convention had a special guest today as the Lieutenant Governor of Ohio came to Zanesville. She was invited to speak to women about their role in helping the community. The leader spoke about various ways the younger generation in particular can gain empowerment. Bradley has attended various other NAACP events throughout the state of Ohio.
November 1, 2003 - 3:39pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Today marked the 3rd annual Zanesville Elder Beerman Community Day. Nonprofit organizations participated by selling tickets with all the proceeds going to that organization. Members were able to help the community in other ways as well. At least 17 organizations participated in today’s event, all benefiting the community of Zanesville.
November 1, 2003 - 3:29pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A 21-year old is dead tonight after being ejected from his vehicle in a two-car accident in Muskingum County. The highway patrol says it happened around 9:30 this morning on route 208 just outside of Adamsville. Troopers say 21-year old Nicholas Starcher of Dresden went left of center, but it is unclear as to why. The driver of the other vehicle is 35-year old Rhonda Paisley of Adamsville who had her 12-year old daughters with her at the time of the crash. The three of them were taken to...
October 31, 2003 - 9:59pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A living memorial and keepstone were dedicated Friday at Zane Landing Park in Zanesville. The yellow wood tree was planted in celebration of the 75th anniversary of National Business and Professional Women’s Week. President of Zanesville’s chapter of the women’s club Lisa Browning says the club is for women who are interested in learning about health issues. Browning also says any woman who is interested is encouraged to join the organization.
October 31, 2003 - 9:56pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
As wildfire continue to rage in California, Ohio Forestry Officials are launching a program to help residents here protect themselves and their homes from similar blazes. The Firewise Ohio Program brings together local fire departments and citizens who live in forested areas to develop fire safety plans and teach homeowners about wildfire protection. In Ohio, wildfires usually burn down 4,000 to 6,000 acres a year. Forestry officials say they’ll use the program to provide risk assessment and...
October 31, 2003 - 5:44pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
An extra special dog is in need of a loving family and a new home. The Muskingum County Pound has recently found a little dog that only has three legs. She was found ten days ago on state route 666 in Zanesville and so far no one has claimed her. Bryan Catlin, Assistant Dog Warden for the Muskingum County Pound, says they have been calling the pup Chancy, because they want to give her a second chance at finding a home. Catlin says Chancy would fit in with almost any family who is willing to...
October 31, 2003 - 5:35pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
It’s trick-or-treat night tonight, which means Thanksgiving is less than a month away and time to start thinking of a local tradition. In preparation for the big feast, the owner’s of Longshore Turkey Farm in Zanesville have been raising hundreds of turkeys. Longshore Turkey Farm has been a family owned and operated business for 75-years and those who have tried a Longshore bird just keep coming back for more. Longshore turkeys could also be popular because they are raised on open range, and...
October 31, 2003 - 5:30pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Halloween festivities continued today, especially for the kids. The Help Me Grow center held a harvest party and invited all the kids…in costume of course. Parents were able to participate as well by helping out with arts and crafts. For more information about the Help Me Grow program you can call the center at 450-3275.
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