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November 7, 2003 - 4:40pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
As the winter months approach it is important to stay warm and stay healthy. The Rambo Memorial health center would like to remind everyone they are still offering free flu shots to Muskingum County residents. Nurses at the center are encouraging all age groups to take advantage of this opportunity. The clinic has limited supply of the vaccine available so now is the time to take advantage of the offer. A special reminder… tomorrow the Rambo health center will be open from 10am to 2pm to...
November 7, 2003 - 6:20am
5 years 10 weeks ago
The city of Zanesville will honor local veterans during a parade this weekend. Secrest Auditorium manager John Kunkle says a parade is planned for Saturday morning at 10:00. The route will be Shinnick Street to 5th street and 5th Street to Main Street to 4th Street and then the parade will go to Market Street. The Grand Marshall will be Ron Rosser, a Medal of Honor recipient who served in the Korean War. The public is invited to attend the event.
November 7, 2003 - 6:11am
5 years 10 weeks ago
Muskingum County Sheriff’s deputies are in the middle of negotiating a new contract with the county commissioners. Thursday both side met in executive session to discuss the main issues of the contract. Commissioner Ed Kenily says a broad range of topics was discussed during the closed-door session. The Commissioner says one of the more difficult parts of the process is the fact that money is tight due to the poor state of the economy. Wages appears to be one of the main issues of the talks.
November 7, 2003 - 6:05am
5 years 10 weeks ago
A Zanesville family is homeless this morning after a fire heavily damaged their home. It happened around 1:00 Thursday afternoon at a house at 329 Abbington Avenue in Zanesville. One fire fighter was hurt in the fire. Fire investigators say while the fire remains under investigation, it appears a young child playing with a cigarette lighter in a bedroom is what caused the fire. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is helping the family with food, clothing and lodging.
November 7, 2003 - 6:00am
5 years 10 weeks ago
Three men and eight teens have been charged in Holmes County with throwing tomatoes at passing vehicles. The Labor Day prank led to the shooting death of their friend. Three adults ages 20, 21 and 22 face a court hearing today on one-count each of vehicular vandalism. Eight juveniles ranging in age from 15 to 17 face one count each of delinquency by reason of vehicular vandalism. A Holmes County man has been charged with murder and involuntary manslaughter. He allegedly returned to the...
November 7, 2003 - 5:55am
5 years 10 weeks ago
The Zanesville police department is investigating an armed robbery. It happened last night just after 11:00 at the Duke and Dutchess on Blue Avenue. Detectives say the suspect came into the store with a gun and demanded money. He’s described as a white male, in his early 20’s, around six feet tall with a medium build. Police say he was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, jeans and a mask. The suspect fled the scene of foot. No injuries were reported and an undetermined amount of cash was...
November 6, 2003 - 11:53pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The State Highway Patrol reports a fatal accident at the intersection of State Route 586 and 16 Thursday afternoon. According to Trooper DeLong with the Zanesville Post, the incident occurred at 3:20 Thursday, when Richard Wright went left of center on 586 and struck a southbound vehicle head-on. Two people were in the southbound car: the driver, Deborah Watson, and the passenger, Daphne Watson, both of Warsaw. Because of the crash, the two drivers are both in critical condition at Good...
November 6, 2003 - 11:52pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The Federal Election Commission says U.S. Senator George Voinovich can’t return $85,000 in contributions from a donor who is now in prison. The commission voted Thursday 4-to-1 to approve a draft ruling that forbids using Senate campaign funds to repay donations he accepted while he was governor. Several elected officials have returned contributions from Larry Rogers, co-founder and former president of the defunct PIE Mutual Insurance Company of Cleveland.
November 6, 2003 - 11:51pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The Commission on Presidential Debates has chosen Case Western Reserve to host the 2004 Vice Presidential Debate next October. Case was picked from 14 proposals submitted to the commission in March. University President Edward Hundert, Cleveland Schools Chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett and Greater Cleveland Growth Association President Dennis Eckart are to serve as event chairs. Hundert says the event cost about $4 million, which he expects to raise through corporate donations.
November 6, 2003 - 11:53am
5 years 10 weeks ago
Authorities say a gunman has shot several people at a trucking company in the Cincinnati suburb of West Chester. West Chester police captain David Kelly told a Cincinnati t-v station that five people have been shot, one fatally. It happened at Watkin’s Motor Lines. Indiana Police have arrested a suspect in the shootings. Lieutenant Marty Mckinney says 50-year-old Tom West, who used to work at Watkin's, has been arrested. But West has not been charged in today's shootings.
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