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October 5, 2003 - 4:59pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Respect Life Sunday brings hundreds out to demonstrate on Maple Avenue in Zanesville. Every year, the first Sunday in October is known as Respect Life Sunday. Across the country, thousands take a few hours out of their day to voice their concerns against abortion. Chairperson Helen Fedorke said they sent letters to all of the area churches so they could announce the event in advance. She said this is the second year the Muskingum Valley Right to Life organization has organized the prayer...
October 5, 2003 - 12:02am
5 years 10 weeks ago
Ohio State University has added four essay questions to its undergraduate application to comply with a US Supreme Court ruling on race in admissions. The new OSU application eliminates a system of assigning points based on a person’s race. In June, the Supreme Court struck down the university of Michigan’s race-conscious admissions point system. Michigan’s’ system gave more weight to a person’s race than to some measures of academic performance. The court said colleges still can consider race...
October 4, 2003 - 11:56pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Authorities have identified the decomposed bodies of two women found in a vehicle that crashed into a ravine and apparently went unnoticed for a month. The body of 37-year-old Ashland, Kentucky resident Tonya Stambaugh was found yesterday behind the wheel of the car. The remains of her 18-year-old niece, Christy Bosquez were found nearby. Mowing crews alerted the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Department after discovering the crash yesterday morning off US Route 23 just South of Circleville. The car...
October 4, 2003 - 6:55pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Firefighters from across the county practice a variety of skills through an annual fire training school. The Muskingum County Firemans Association puts the training on and this year, the Adamsville fire department played host. Some of the training looked pretty real this afternoon. Smoke could be seen pouring from a house on Market Street, donated to the school for training. Firefighters closed off part of Market Street today and Kevin Thomas of the Zanesville fire department said the...
October 4, 2003 - 6:52pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Campaign season is underway for public office, and political signs are popping up across our area. According to city officials, everything thus far has been done by the book. Zanesville has no rule on when political signs can begin to appear, but requires they be taken down no later than ten days after the election. There is also no rule on how many can be in an area, but signs cannot be any taller than eight feet. Billboards are a different story. Since they are mounted to a wall, they...
October 4, 2003 - 6:48pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The former County Home nursing director rejects the offer to return to County Home at a different position. Muskingum County Commissioners offered Sharon Mozena an overnight charge nurse position Thursday. Friday afternoon, Mozena delivered her response to County Home Personnel Director Patty Wallace. County Commissioner Ed Kenily said he’s surprised with her decision, but at the meeting, the commissioners stressed they wanted her to do what’s best for her. Mozena said she felt she had much...
October 3, 2003 - 11:35pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Besides the chilly weather, residents of northern Muskingum County had another annoyance…no electricity to keep warm. According to American Electric Power Representative Rachel Dutton, a raccoon got into the Dresden Substation shortly before 8:00 Friday night. The little critter caused a big problem…causing 1800 AEP customers to loose power.
October 3, 2003 - 11:35pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Bond was set at $1,000,000 Friday for a man whom authorities say led a ring that bought and re-sold stolen goods. Authorities say the ringleader Omran Saleh sent millions of dollars to bank accounts in Middle Eastern countries during the past two years. Investigators said they are trying to determine whether the money was used in support of terrorism. Saleh is among 23 people arrested Thursday in Cincinnati on a variety of felony charges.
October 3, 2003 - 11:30pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
A high school prank turns violent...and more than 100 students end up behind bars. Early Friday morning students from Davidson High School in Dublin, Ohio planned to paint their school colors on the rock of their rival school, Dublin Coffman High. But when police arrived to break up the group, authorities say some of the students began throwing spray paint cans at the officers. In all 119 students were arrested on charges ranging from criminal trespassing to criminal damaging...one student...
October 3, 2003 - 11:30pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
People from the small western Ohio farm town of New Breman gathered for a prayer vigil Friday night to honor two firefighters kills in a silo explosion Wednesday. The blast occurred at the Hoge Lumber Company in New Knoxville. 40-year-old John Garman in an aerial basket and the other victim 44-year-old Kenneth Jutte, was atop the silo for wood shavings when smoldering scrap exploded, blowing the top off the concrete structure and throwing the two to the ground.
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