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October 30, 2003 - 10:34pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A well know architect who was originally form Zanesville will be remembered forever thanks to a special marker that was unveiled today. Cass Gilbert was a big influence on development of architecture in the Untied States. He designed several public buildings, including the state capitols of Minnesota, West Virginia and Arkansas. Gilbert’s great works earned him a marker on the corner of fourth and Market, the place he used to call home. Gilbert was born in 1859, his home is now the law firm...
October 30, 2003 - 5:25pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
If you were in downtown Zanesville this morning you may have felt like you walked into the pages of your favorite children’s book. From the Lion King to Batman, kids were parading through town in honor of Family Literacy Day, which is this Saturday. Charney Fitz the coordinator of the Mideast Career and Technology Center says the city of Zanesville has only a 30 percent literacy rate, and the county even lower with only 19 percent of residents being able to read. If you’d like to get...
October 30, 2003 - 5:20pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Zanesville area continues to grow and construction projects continue as well. In an attempt to keep up with increasing traffic on the South end of town, the state route 93 U.S. 22 connector project is well underway and quickly making progress. The project is currently in step five of the fifteen-step process. One of the tests that will be performed will be digging a hole in the ground or “boring.” Project manager Jim Brenneman says there’s 3 reasons for this soil testing. Brenneman...
October 30, 2003 - 5:15pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Kids at Pioneer Elementary School are wild about being drug-free. In honor of national red ribbon week, monkey and owls are hanging in the halls of Pioneer School as students learn why it’s important to say no to drugs. They’re also participating in various activities throughout the week. The award came from the drug free parents of Ohio and Pioneer was the only school in the state to receive that honor. Headly, the student assistant specialist from Pioneer Elementary School says it was...
October 30, 2003 - 5:06pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Local members of the fire department paid tribute to one of its leaders today. Retired fire chief Eddie Waltemire is being honored and remembered for dedicating over twenty years of service to the Roseville Fire Department. He passed away from natural causes. Firemen from other departments around the area came out to pay their respects. Waltimires’ son is a member of the fire department, here in Zanesville.
October 29, 2003 - 11:05pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department was busy Wednesday afternoon chasing a wanted man. According to Lt. Bill Shaw, 24-year-old Mark Dalton of Zanesville has been wanted by the city on a drug trafficking indictment. At around 4:15 Wednesday, Officer Beck recognized Dalton and attempted too stop his vehicle. Dalton refused to stop and a chase ensued out of the city onto Rehl Road. Dalton eventually made his way back into city limits, and began to flee on foot on South State Street. He was later...
October 29, 2003 - 11:04pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A one-vehicle accident in Guernsey County backed up traffic a bit. According to the State Highway Patrol, a tractor-trailer was traveling eastbound on SR 22 when it went left of center, struck a guardrail and overturned. O-DOT was on scene directing traffic. The patrol says the driver of truck was not injured.
October 29, 2003 - 10:51pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The three mayoral candidates gathered tonight for one last time before next week’s election. Tonight’s candidates’ forum held at the VFW post Ten-58 in the Putnam historic district was the third forum the candidates have participated in for this campaign. Each of the mayoral candidates expressed their opinion about the success of the forums. The major issues discussed tonight included reducing the crime rate, increasing public safety, as well as creating more jobs in Zanesville. You can...
October 29, 2003 - 5:32pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
With elections less than a week away, many of you are no doubt narrowing down votes. But what happens when there’s nothing to narrow down? A few council races in our area have two seats for election, but only one person running. Board of Elections officials said each village handles the process in their own way. Ellen Merriam, mayor of Adamsville, said she found out too late to get someone on the ballot. Now they will have to have a write in, or appoint someone. Merriam said they have an...
October 29, 2003 - 5:28pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
More and more stories of conjoined twins are making their way into the headlines. Now an area mother and her two separated twins need your help this weekend. Mikayla and Jasmine are two pretty healthy babies, but they’ve had their share of struggles. They are only the fourth successful separation of conjoined twins at Children’s Hospital in Columbus. Their mother Trinda said the decision to separate was the hardest she’s ever had to make. But after a 12-hour surgery, it was completed. The...
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