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August 23, 2003 - 11:41pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Police arrested three individuals who allegedly were stealing items from a vacant home on Marietta Street Saturday evening. According to Sgt. Rice, a private citizen alerted police that the residence at 925 Marietta was being broken into. After a short investigation police located the three individuals of the Marietta Street-area and placed them under arrest. A mantle for a fireplace in the residence was taken into police custody as the item stolen from the house. Charges are pending...
August 23, 2003 - 11:40pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
According to firefighter Jeff Jadwin, this year the Zanesville Fire Department raised over $15,000 for Jerry’s Kids. The annual Fill the Boot event raises funds for kids fighting Muscular Dystrophy. Even though the department did not reach its goal this year of $19,000, Javlin says the department is grateful to everyone who donated this year. The two-day event raised a total of $15,414 for research. All moneys will be used locally.
August 23, 2003 - 7:36pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Thousands of people flock to downtown Cambridge for a peek at the top cars in the area. The 18th annual Cambridge Classic Cruise-in shut down Wheeling Avenue this afternoon. The show broke the record with over 270 entries showing off their wheels, engines and dashboards. Organizers say there were some really new and exotic entries today, like a car with a casket on it. Steve Scott brought his 1966 Cobra all the way from Kingwood, West Virginia. He’s been showing this blue Mustang for three...
August 23, 2003 - 5:57pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Federal Election Commission says candidates in next year’s Senate races raised more than 75.6 million dollars from January through June. That amount far outpaces fund raising by the Senate hopefuls of 2002. Candidates in last November’s election raised 43 million dollars in the first half of 2001. There were 56 candidates running for 33 seats at that time. There are at least 63 candidates for the 34 seats up next year. They began July with 114.6 million dollars in the bank. About one...
August 22, 2003 - 11:42pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A motorcycle chase leads to a foot chase, and ends with a police standoff. According to Sgt. Chris Rice with the Zanesville Police Department, the incident began with a motorcycle pursuit early Friday evening. Chris said the suspect, Christopher Bowen of Zanesville, crashed the bike and left it near the intersection of Hoover and Moxahala. Bowen then fled to a nearby house. He barricaded himself in 1218 Moxahala Avenue. ZPD’s Hostage Negotiator Detective Dan Arter was able to contact Bowen...
August 21, 2003 - 10:03pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Two of the current members on the Zanesville City School Board have decided not to run for re-election, citing corruption and deceit as the main reasons behind the decision. The two members, Mary Lou Ellis and Mary Antonetz, say major trust issues and unethical decisions have ruined the board’s reputation. However President of the Board, Ward Coffman, refutes those claims, saying he has run the Board with nothing but fair and proper methods.
August 21, 2003 - 10:02pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The deadline for all local elections ended Thursday at 4:00...as mentioned two positions would be open, by Ellis and Antonetz. Coffman’s position is also open, however he has chosen to run for re-election as an incumbent. Besides Coffman, there are three remaining individuals you’ll see on the ballot: Lee Eppley, Brian G. Kaufman, and Janet Stewart. The election is November 4th.
August 21, 2003 - 10:01pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A school district near Lima, Ohio is taking drastic cost cutting measures including cutting off the AC on the first day of school. Kids returning to the Pandora-Gilboa School District Thursday morning were face with hot classrooms and temperatures inside the building in the triple digits. Administrators are trying to protect teacher positions by cutting costs and giving teachers a three-percent raise instead. School officials have also cancelled field trips, and are cutting back on books and...
August 21, 2003 - 10:00pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
FirstEnergy continues to feel the burden from last week’s blackout. A Philadelphia law firm Thursday filed an investor lawsuit against the company. The lawsuit filed in Akron Federal Court says the utility misrepresented its earnings and accounting issues. FirstEnergy restated its earnings on Tuesday, reducing results by 99-million dollars. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of anyone who may have purchased stock in the utility company between April 24th, 2002, and August 5th, when it...
August 21, 2003 - 9:59pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A walk to the office almost turned deadly for the Acting U.S. Attorney in Louisville, Kentucky Thursday morning. Monica Wheatley is the Acting U.S. Attorney for Western Kentucky. She stopped to talk to a driver, and was struck by an SUV when she resumed her walk. Her condition was severe enough to at one time be labeled as life threatening. She has been upgraded to serious condition.
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