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October 26, 2003 - 12:44am
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Ohio hasn’t decided whether to link its databases with an interstate anti-terrorism program. The multi-state anti-terrorism information exchange program would give law-enforcement officials a one-stop search engine of public and private records. Critics of the federally funded program say it includes too much information about law-abiding citizens. Ohio attorney general’s office Spokeswoman Kim Norris says the state has not transmitted any data. Former attorney general Betty D. Montgomery...
October 26, 2003 - 12:42am
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A consultant’s draft report is again at the office of Ohio Consumers’ Counsel Rob Tongren, after it was discarded in July. The report made recommendations on how much Akron-based Firstenergy Corporation should be allowed to recover from what it spent on nuclear power facilities before the electricity market was deregulated in 2001. Tongren’s decision to keep the findings from the public during Ohio’s deregulation debate in 1999 and 2000 and his office’s destruction of the draft report last...
October 25, 2003 - 9:39pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
A local church spends the evening with food, prizes and lots of fun. The South Zanesville Church of the Nazarene held their annual hog roast this evening on the church grounds. For $3 per person or $8 per family, attendees got all the barbeque food they could eat including: hog, turkey and all the fixin’s. Also included in the festivities, a cake walk. This is a unique game where the winner ends up with a homemade dessert. All the proceeds are going towards building a worship and...
October 24, 2003 - 10:38pm
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The former superintendent of Muskingum Valley Schools was honored today for his contributions to education in this area. The Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center officially dedicated their new learning center in James Mahoney’s name. The new facility will benefit Southeastern Ohio Schools by enabling students to connect to other local area schools via a T.V. signal and phone line. In total the learning center project will cost around 1-hundred thousand dollars.
October 24, 2003 - 10:31pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
A special groundbreaking ceremony was held today in Zanesville for the Greenwood Revitalization Project. It’s been three years since the initial project began. Today several officials took to the podium to speak about the project and how it will benefit our area. Among the speakers included Congressman Bob Ney. The project will cost over two-and-a-half-million dollars. Once its complete there will be 23 new houses sitting on Greenwood Avenue. The project is scheduled to be complete by the end...
October 24, 2003 - 9:54pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
New from Morgan County: at approximately noon Friday the Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant in Bloom Township. According to Sheriff Thomas Jenkins, the warrant was the product of an on-going investigation into drug trafficking in the county. A 54-year-old man was taken into custody, and is facing multiple charges of felony drug trafficking. While deputies were on scene, five other arrests were made in connection to drugs. Formal charges will be filed Monday through the County...
October 24, 2003 - 9:52am
5 years 12 weeks ago
S-B-C Communications begins selling long-distance telephone service today in Ohio and three other states. The local telephone service provider that used to be known as Ameritech got permission from the Federal Communications Commission ten days ago to start offering long distance service. The entry of S-B-C is likely to trigger a long distance price war. It intends to offer a local and long distance plan for six dollars less a month than similar plans offered by M-C-I and Sprint. A...
October 23, 2003 - 11:38pm
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According to the Fairfield State Highway Patrol, troopers are investigating a one-car accident Thursday evening. The accident happened when a car driving northbound on State Route 37...the car went off the right side of the road, overcorrected and struck a utility pole. The male driver was life-lighted to O.S.U Medical Center. The name of the driver is not being released at this time. The Patrol says the incident remains under investigation.
October 23, 2003 - 10:11pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department continues to search for a missing pregnant teenager. 17-year-old Jessica Bland has been missing since September 29th. Bland is described as a white female, with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5’4” tall and 150 pounds. She is six months pregnant. Because of that and her age, she is considered a high risk. Call the ZPD with any information: 455-0700.
October 23, 2003 - 10:10pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
As Halloween approaches, the police department has a few tips to parents: make sure you know where your kids are going, and how long they’ll be gone. Remind them to cross the street at the proper areas, and to stick in groups of three or more at all times. As far as candy is concerned, sort through it all before you let them eat anything. Don’t handle any candy that is missing a wrapper, or has a torn wrapper. Trick-or Treat in Zanesville is next Friday night, October 31st, from 5:30 to 7:...
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