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September 8, 2003 - 10:34pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
In Zanesville City Council news, once again council discussed the renaming of State Street and State Street Bridge to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Last meeting, council announced that the East Central-Southeastern Ohio Juneteenth Committee, which proposed the renaming several months ago, was reforming. This reforming places council in a difficult position. According to council president Joanne Winland, the issue is that council has to be sure they are endorsing a valid committee....
September 8, 2003 - 5:27pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
He was a tough little boy who fought for his life, but his struggles have come to an end. Zanesville resident Maurice Sturkey passed away yesterday afternoon at the Children’s Hospital in Columbus. The three-year-old boy was fighting a rare immune disease called Hyper-IGM, according to his family; doctors did everything they could do to save his life. In hopes of curing his condition doctors decided to perform an experimental surgery. After several surgeries including bone marrow transplants...
September 8, 2003 - 4:41pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The medical examniner in Akron has done an autopsy on the body of a fisherman found dead in the Ohio and Erie Canal during the weekend. The autopsy failed to determine the cause, so more tests must be done in the death of 66-year-old Danny Mason of Akron. The medical examiner is trying to determine is Mason drowned Saturday or died of a medical condition.
September 8, 2003 - 4:12pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
National Assisted Living week begins today and an area complex kicks off the celebration. Residents at the Cedar Hill Apartments were out in full force this afternoon. Among the activities taking place, a time capsule was buried to be opened in 25 years. It contained a host of items from a letter from President Bush to an Ohio state quarter. The activities won’t stop today, a hog roast and dance are planned later on this week. At the ceremonies this afternoon, a giant quilt was unveiled,...
September 8, 2003 - 4:07pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
An area church offers a way to remember the tragedy of the terrorist attacks of September 11th. Saint Nicholas Catholic Church will host a mass this Thursday, the two year anniversary of 9-11-01, at 5:15 p.m. The pastor, Father Leo Connolly, was one of many priests from across the country that went to ground zero to help the community deal with the tragedy. Connolly said the event was beyond understanding and description. He served as a chaplain with the Franklin County Sheriff’s department...
September 8, 2003 - 3:40pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
A Muskingum County family is homeless after a fire destroyed their home. It happened Sunday night to Tory and Cindy Havens of 4500 Narrows road. The Dresden fire department responded to the call. The fire started in the den and spread throughout the house. The home is a total loss. No injuries were reported. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is helping the family with lodging, food and clothing.
September 8, 2003 - 3:02pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Water Department has issued a boil advisory for some area customers. Officials say if you live at 3615 West Pike going east to 3255 National Road you are affected. The boil advisory also includes all of Wildwood Drive and Kopchak Road. Water may be discolored so you should refrain from doing laundry for a few days.
County officials say the problem is being caused by a water main break on the National Road.
The Maysville Regional Water District is also...
September 8, 2003 - 1:39pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
It appears that the Bobcat may be on the rebound in Ohio. State wildlife officials say there were 48 unconfirmed sightings of the endangered species in Ohio in 2002 and ten verified sightings. That compares with 2001, when there were 28 unconfirmed sightings and five verified sightings.
September 8, 2003 - 1:34pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The Ohio Super Lotto jackpot is starting to grow again. You can look for a 17 million dollar prize on Wednesday. No tickets showed the winning combination in Saturday night’s 16 million dollar drawing. There also was no winner of the 100-thousan dollar top prize in the kicker game.
September 7, 2003 - 9:15pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
A weekend of charity golf wraps up in a pro golfer playoff at the Zanesville Country Club. John Aubrey and David Lawrence had to play the 18th hole again to determine who would win the Genesis Healthcare ProAm. Lawrence wrapped it up with a par putt, taking home five thousand dollars. The three-day tournament is the largest fundraiser for Genesis. Organizers say they expected to raise over $200,000 this year. The tournament has raised over $2 million in the past 20 years.
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