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October 20, 2003 - 3:40pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Perry County officials are investigating what happened to more than 200-thousand dollars missing from the County’s Health Insurance Fund. Commissioner Thad Cooperrider says officials started to look at the fund after county employees complained their health claims weren’t being paid. Cooperrider says an embezzlement scheme was uncovered last year and turned over to the state bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation.
October 20, 2003 - 12:57am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Due to a water main flushing some area residents might experience discolored water tomorrow, October 20th. The water department will be doing a water main flushing on Wayne Avenue. It will affect those on Marietta Street to 1590 Wayne Avenue. Work will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will be completed by 3 p.m. If you live in the area you will experience discolored water, therefore the water department is asking resident who live in that vicinity to reframe from doing laundry all day Monday October 20th...
October 20, 2003 - 12:52am
5 years 6 weeks ago
A boil advisory is in affect for several areas, according to the Muskingum County Water Department, a boil advisory has been issued on October 19th for Dillon Falls Road, Pinecrest Drive to Jersey Ridge Road and Kings View Drive to King Court. The advisory is in affect until further notice.
October 20, 2003 - 12:45am
5 years 6 weeks ago
The body of a woman missing for a week was found in a river, and her former boyfriend is suspected in her disappearance. 23-year-old Jeremy Rucker of defiance was already jailed on a parole violation when Brandy Hurtt’s body was pulled from the Auglaize River in neighboring Paulding County yesterday. Rucker is the father of Hurtt’s two children, ages one and two. 23-year-old Hurtt was from Belle Center in Logan County. She was last seen October 11th when she took the children to visit Rucker....
October 20, 2003 - 12:39am
5 years 6 weeks ago
A state Botanist thinks he’s found a new plant species in Ohio. If his suspicions are confirmed, it will be the first time such a discovery has been made in the state since 1934. Jim McCormac of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the plant is widespread and easy to find, now that he knows what to look for. So far, he has collected samples in Franklin, Delaware, Knox, Mercer and Wayne counties. McCormac’s plant is a non-stinging nettle, without prickers or hairs. Its small, green...
October 19, 2003 - 9:20pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A candidate’s forum was held today at the John McIntire Library. During the forum all candidates running for local office were granted time to speak on their behalf informing the audience of what they plan to do if elected. Candidates running for council at large stressed the importance of having strong roots in Zanesville. The remaining candidates for the council at large position outlined their political platforms highlighting the main areas of concentration. Candidates will continue to...
October 19, 2003 - 9:19pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
5 first place ribbons were awarded today at the Zanesville Applacian Arts Project’s 2003 art show. The event took place at Muskingum College’s Louis Palmer Gallery where over 57 pieces of work were on display for all to view. Today’s event gave students the opportunity to discuss the works being recognized with the artists themselves. Over two hundred people attended the reception today to celebrate the wonderful works of art.
October 19, 2003 - 12:24am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Enrollment at Ohio’s public and private colleges has increased when compared with last fall, according to preliminary figures. Enrollment on public campuses is up one-point-eight percent, according to the Ohio Board of Regents, the coordinating body for higher education in Ohio. The Regents’ count shows 457, 300 students enrolled at the state’s public colleges and universities. That’s 82-hundred more than last fall. Enrollment at the state’s private colleges is up two-point-eight percent,...
October 19, 2003 - 12:01am
5 years 6 weeks ago
The search for a key witness in the 2002 killing of Deputy Robert Tanner comes to an end. The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department has been looking for 30-year-old Clarence Collins for six months. Collins was there when Deputy Tanner was shot and killed on January 8th 2002, he’s considered to be a material witness who is supposed to testify in court. He spent an unspecified amount of time in jail after Tanner’s death and was released because of his assumed innocence. Although he was released...
October 18, 2003 - 7:21pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The third Saturday on October is Sweetest Day, a regional holiday originating in Cleveland in the early 1920s. Originally devised by philanthropist Herbert Birch Kingston to make orphans and the elderly feel happy, the idea of Sweetest Day has progressed into a romantic gesture. Greg Orofino, owner of Florafino’s Flower Shop says because it’s not a traditional holiday, many people don’t understand that the day is about telling others you care about them…not necessarily love. Ohio is the top...
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