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August 12, 2003 - 5:49pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The owners of Cedar Point are making plans to build an indoor water park near their amusement park in Sandusky. The city’s commissioners approved a 10-year tax break for the project that helps clear the way for construction. Cedar Fair, which owns Cedar Point, has proposed building a $20 million water park with tropical themes, waterslides and spas. Construction is expected to start in September and will be completed by the end of 2004.
August 12, 2003 - 4:05pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Maysville Regional Water District says it water problems are over. A spokesman says on Saturday two major water main breaks occurred in Avondale and White Cottage. It forced a district-wide boil advisory. Today, officials say the boil order has been lifted for all customers of the Maysville Regional Water District.
August 12, 2003 - 2:31pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
You don’t have to be a well-known hero to make your way to the history books because a new project will honor all of our nation’s war veterans and those who supported them. A collection of autobiographies will be on the shelves at the Library of Congress for everyone to see. The “Veterans’ History Project” was approved by congress in October of 2000 and today congressman Bob Ney made a stop to Zanesville to kick-off the history project. Ney joined representatives from the U.S. Department of...
August 12, 2003 - 8:51am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Columbus police say a mother who had been drinking fell asleep after placing her eight-month-old son in the bathtub. When her husband arrived home from the office early yesterday, he found the baby dead in the bathtub. Twenty-year-old Sharina Burkes was charged with child endangering. Police said other charges still could be filed. The woman was on suicide watch in the Franklin County Jail. An autopsy yesterday showed that Marcus Burkes Junior drowned. Burkes told police she had drinking beer...
August 12, 2003 - 8:40am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Federal authorities have no immediate plans to step in to prosecute a suspect in a fire that killed five college students who was released from jail yesterday after charges against him were dropped. That puts the case firmly back in the hands of local investigators. An FBI spokesman had said over the weekend that his office would meet with U-S attorneys to explore whether a federal court would have jurisdiction in the case. Yesterday, Fred Alverson the U-S attorneys’ office said the feds...
August 11, 2003 - 9:47pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Several months ago, a proposal was brought before the Zanesville City Council to rename a street and a bridge to honor African American leaders. At the time of the proposal Juneteeth Committee spokesman Darnell Brown addressed council proposing the renaming of South State Street to Martin Luther King Way, and the State Street Bridge to Malcolm X Bridge. However after several meetings with area residents and several work sessions with the community, the only agreement reached is confusion....
August 11, 2003 - 6:59pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A judge denied 17-year-old Jared Higgins request to be released into his mother’s custody on Monday. Higgins is charged with aggravated murder. He’s accused of shooting 21-year-old Michael Allen last Wednesday during a dispute on Spangler Drive. 21-year-old Jeremy Smith and 17-year-old Myron Tuttle, both of Zanesville are being held as material witnesses to the homicide. Meanwhile, investigators continue to look for more answers. Higgins is expected to return to court within the next two...
August 11, 2003 - 3:22pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich opened his campaign headquarters in Manchester, New Hampshire today with promises he’ll be a more frequent visitor to the state. The democratic congressman form Ohio says he’s just getting started on his campaign, but he’s confident he will attract supporters as voters get to know him. Kucinich is proposing a 60 billion-dollar cut to pentagon spending to free up money for education, health care and housing. He says he would cancel the North American free...
August 11, 2003 - 2:37pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Efforts to bring water to the residents on Coal Run Road continue. Actual construction work could begin soon since monetary issues are almost sorted out. The Muskingum County Commissioners signed a resolution putting the grant money into a fund allowing that money to be spent. They also applied for a low interest loan from the Ohio Water Development Authority and received a response on July 31st. “That funding was approved. So the difference between the cost of the project and what is not...
August 11, 2003 - 2:33pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Golfers hit the links this morning to help benefit the community. The Zanesville Daybreak Rotary Club held its third annual charity golf tournament at Zanesville Country Club. Sixty players teamed up to try and take home the $200 cash prize. Officials said a quarter of the money generated goes to the international organization. “The rest will go into our foundation and help eventually pay for some of our programs that we do within the community,” said Gretchen Sayre, a member of the golf...
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