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September 19, 2003 - 6:12pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Plans are connecting together nicely for the much anticipated 146-60 Connector Road project. Ongoing talks with property owners and the city have been productive. A developer is now part of the project, and is already working to implement a possible site plan. The next step in the project is for the city to direct the Transportation Improvements District Board to facilitate construction. The Zanesville City Council will face an ordinance about this Monday.
September 19, 2003 - 6:11pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Driving home their pledge of building strong kids, families and communities, the Cambridge Area YMCA is upgrading facilities. The site for the new facility is the former Cambridge High School building. In a public meeting held Friday morning, officials explained the future of the new building. Since its inception in 1948, the YMCA has housed several venues. This renovated facility will be a modern, one-story building furnished with state-of-the-art equipment.
September 19, 2003 - 6:10pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
There’s a big decline in Ohio’s unemployment rate in August. But state officials caution against reading too much into this. The rate was 5.8% in August. That’s down from a revised July figure of 6.3%. Tom Hayes is the director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. He says while the number of unemployed workers is lower, so is overall unemployment. The number of unemployed workers fell in August to 338,000 from 371,000.
September 19, 2003 - 5:40am
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Highway Patrol is investigating a Thursday accident that happened in Perry County. An area woman had to be Med-Flighted to the hospital as a result. Troopers say 43-year-old Ronald Matheny Jr. of Crooksville was driving a truck south on State Route 13 when he struck a car driven by 83-year-old Wilma Jones of Thornville. Investigators say Jones failed to yield at a stop sign while traveling east on State Route 204. Matheny was injured and treated at the scene by medics. Jones was...
September 19, 2003 - 5:25am
5 years 7 weeks ago
After ten years, Ohio University President Robert Glidden says he will retire in June. The university’s 19th president made the announcement during his annual state of the university address. The 66-year-old assumed the presidency in 1994. Previously, he served as provost and vice-president of academic affairs at Florida State University. The Iowa native also was a faculty member at Wright State University, Indiana University, The University of Oklahoma and Bowling Green State University.
September 19, 2003 - 5:22am
5 years 7 weeks ago
A prescription drug plan going before the Ohio legislature would provide discounts to about two million Ohioans. The Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs says the plan will cover all Ohioans 60 or older and people who make two-and-a-half times the federal poverty level, about 22-thousand dollars for a single person. Legislative leaders say the plan will be a priority for lawmakers this fall. The program would be administered by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
September 19, 2003 - 5:14am
5 years 7 weeks ago
The trial of a Zanesville man accused of robbing his ex-landlord is over. The jury deliberated for less than two hours Thursday before returning a guilty verdict against 44-year-old Daniel Englehart. Englehart was charged with one count of robbery and one count of petty theft. Englehart was evicted from his apartment. After his eviction, he approached his ex-landlord, 65-year-old Delbert Brock about items left in his apartment. Brock took Englehart to a storage unit on Adair Avenue to look...
September 19, 2003 - 5:09am
5 years 7 weeks ago
If you never experienced a Hurricane, just step outside for a moment. Zanesville and the rest of Southeastern Ohio are feeling the effects of “Isabel”. It’s been raining in this area all night long and should continue through today. We’re also expecting high winds, maybe gusts of up to 50 miles an hour. So far there are no reports of flooding problems in our area, but the heavy rain is causing ponding of water on area roads. The storm system is expected to be through the area by tonight.
September 19, 2003 - 5:03am
5 years 7 weeks ago
A man who police says opened fire on his mother at a campground, but his and wounded two eleven-year-old girls instead, has been convicted of two counts of attempted murder. 21-year-old Michael Morris of Canton faces a maximum prison term of three year to ten years on each count, plus three years for use of a firearm. Sentencing is set for October 2nd. A Guernsey County Common Pleas court judge earlier threw out a third attempted murder count. The jury acquitted Morris on a fourth count....
September 18, 2003 - 5:06pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Family members speak out Thursday about the man suspected in the shooting death of Bradley Barnett. After Wednesday afternoon’s shooting, relatives of the 20-year-old Barnett spent hours at Good Samaritan Hospital, attempting to cope with the potential loss of a loved one. Barnett later died of four gunshot wounds to his abdomen and arm. As of Thursday afternoon, the 22-year-old suspect Derrick Norris is still missing. Police followed tips and leads Wednesday night and all day Thursday,...
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