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August 9, 2003 - 9:46pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Some area kids are working to improve the quality of their neighborhood, and they’re getting a lot of help from two local organizations. The Zanesville Civic League Community Center “TIES” program in cooperation with Lowe’s Home Improvement center hosted the cleaning fun Saturday at Keen Street Park. It was their way of providing important safety and health information, and at the same time displaying the newly repaired public park.
August 9, 2003 - 9:45pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Over 100 Girl Scout Leaders from nine counties in Ohio gathered in Zanesville Saturday to kick off their 2003-2004 Girl Scout year. The theme for this year’s event: “The Sky Is The Limit.” Attendees learned that the sky is the limit for their future with the organization’s many programs and activities for the upcoming year.
August 9, 2003 - 9:44pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A new world record for potato chips appears to be in the bag. Representatives of five Ohio companies finished shoveling more than 1000 pounds of potato chips into a giant bag Friday at the Ohio State Fair. Their efforts should easily earn the new record for the World’s Largest Bag of Potato Chips. The previous champ in the Guinness Book of World Records weighs 450 pounds. Zanesville’s own Conn’s Potato Chip Company was among the five that sliced, fried and salted 288,00 chips for the record.
August 9, 2003 - 9:42pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Police say they’re working through the weekend to strengthen the case against a man accused of starting the fire that killed five college students near the Ohio State University campus. Prosecutors have until Monday to decide whether to seek an indictment against Robert Lucky Patterson. Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien has said he was considering dropping charges. He says he had questions about the case after reviewing a videotaped police interview with Patterson and five witnesses....
August 9, 2003 - 7:01pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
If you made it to the Salt Fork Arts and Crafts Festival before the rains, then you were probably busy looking at almost one hundred vendors selling their work in Cambridge. The festival began Friday and runs eleven o’clock to five o’clock Sunday. Besides all of the artwork for sale, a few people are actually creating the art there. Officials said the weekend has gone really well. “I’ve heard people say they haven’t seen this many people in years. So I see constant streams of folks going...
August 9, 2003 - 6:54pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The music was loud, the food was hot, and the games were plentiful at a block party in Zanesville this afternoon. A local group called Youth Our Us sponsored an afternoon full of fun. A DJ was on hand keeping everyone dancing and a dunk tank had youngsters trying to soak their friends. Organizers said they just wanted to bring the community together for a good time. “We have bouncing. Kids like to jump, you know, they love jumping. This is better than the bed,” said Jerry Cowart, Youth...
August 8, 2003 - 10:03pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
On Wednesday night 21-year-old Michael Allen of Zanesville was shot in the head as head attempted to settle a minor dispute in the 400 block of Spangler Drive. Police took 21-year-old Jeremy Smith into custody. He is being held as a material witness to the homicide. According to Detective Ric Roush, early Friday morning 17-year-old Myron Tuttle turned himself in to police. Tuttle in currently being held in the county’s juvenile detention center as a material witness. Roush said 17-year-ol...
August 8, 2003 - 10:02pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Four other juveniles have been apprehended in an arson investigation that sent Gant Municipal Stadium up in flame Thursday afternoon. A fire at around 4:00 left the press box and the ball diamond substantially damaged. Witnesses called police to report the blaze and fingered the four suspects. Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Thomas says its unknown at this time the amount of damage to the building. As for the juveniles, they will be charged with vandalism of the property, and possibly other...
August 8, 2003 - 10:02pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A 28-year-old Zanesville man kept police at bay Thursday night, causing a local trailer park to be evacuated by the Muskingum County Special Response Team. The incident occurred at 1710 South River Road. An irate man was threatening to do bodily harm to family members, himself, and officers…all over a court order that forbid him from seeing his children. Muskingum County Sheriff Bob Stephenson says his deputies used tasers to subdue the man. No one was injured in the process. The man was...
August 8, 2003 - 10:20am
5 years 6 weeks ago
In closing arguments today, prosecutors said that a woman who was breastfeeding her baby on the Ohio Turnpike should be punished for putting her seven-month old daughter in danger. Assistant Portage County Prosecutor Sean Scahill says that Catherine Nicole Donkers' daughter could have been killed if they had even been in a minor accident. Donker testified that she nursed her baby while behind the wheel because her husband told her to do it. During preliminary motions, Donkers wouldn't speak...
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