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March 20, 2003 - 6:55pm
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Ohioans are facing new security measures as the war against Iraq continues. State Highway Patrol officers searched the bags of people entering the Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus Thursday morning. 49-year-old Barbara Fleher, who works in the Ohio Senate Clerk's office, says she's happy to see the troppers and feels more secure with them checking people. In Toledo, Ohio Air National Guard planes streaked above the city just before dawn in a reminder the nation is at war.
March 20, 2003 - 12:56am
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The first bombs have been dropped on Baghdad in what President Bush calls the “opening stages of what will be a broad and concerted campaign.” In an Oval Office address, the President announced to the nation the start of war to force Iraqi President Saddam Hussein from power. President Bush address the nation just hours after his ultimatum expired for Saddam Hussein to give up power and go into exile. He spoke as the U-S military struck with cruise missiles and precision-guided bombs against...
March 20, 2003 - 12:51am
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Service offices for the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation are being consolidated – and that includes the office in Zanesville. The Bureau, which administers the insurance plan for workers who suffer on-the-job injuries, will consolidate the Zanesville office with the office in Bridgeport. The new facility for the two offices will be based out of Cambridge. The consolidation project is expected to take 12 to 18 months and will save anywhere from five to seven million dollars in...
March 20, 2003 - 12:47am
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A Columbus man could face up to eight years behind bars on drug charges. According to Asst. Muskingum County Prosecutor, Bob Smith, a jury deliberated two hours on Wednesday before returning a guilty verdict against 28-year-old Ty Quan Perry. Perry was charged with one count possession of crack/cocaine. Smith says Perry was also facing one count possession of marijuana, but the jury found him not guilty on that charge. Perry was arrested in May of 2001 during a traffic stop. A pre-sentence...
March 20, 2003 - 12:44am
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A man accused of robbing several convenience stores in Zanesville appeared before a Muskingum Grand Jury on Wednesday. 46-year-old Steven Sims was indicted on five felony counts of robbery and five misdemeanor counts of theft. Sims was arrested last week. Zanesville police say he is a suspect in robberies at the Dairy Mart on Linden Avenue, The Speedway on Blue Avenue and the Starfire Station on Pershing. If convicted, Sims could face up to 25 years in prison.
March 20, 2003 - 12:43am
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A man accused of possessing 25 pounds of marijuana was in court today. A Muskingum County Grand Jury indicted 31-year-old Kevin Sands Wednesday. Sands was arrested last week during a drug bust along Maysville Pike. The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department says they discovered 11,214 grams of marijuana in Sands’ sport utility vehicle. According to Sheriff Bob Stephenson, Sands’ arrest ended a two-year investigation. He faces up to five years in prison if convicted.
March 18, 2003 - 7:53pm
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After President Bush gave his speech last night, the terror alert was raised to orange, the second-highest level. The president warned that terrorists could strike the U.S. in response to possible action against Iraq. The threat of terror attacks is increasing fears for some local residents. As the tension and fears set in, some people are fleeing to the phone to call authorities for answers. In doing so, they are tying up 911 lines and making it hard on officials to respond to everyday...
March 18, 2003 - 7:28pm
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City hall has received another grant to help with expansion plans at the Zanesville Municipal Airport. The 100 thousand dollar grant will allow the city to continue their multi-million dollar project the includes repaving and adding runways and installing an instrument landing system. Mayor Jack Fenton says that the improvements to the airport will provide great economic benefits to Muskingum County.
March 18, 2003 - 7:23pm
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The Muskingum County Center For Seniors is hoping local residents will join them for a few good laughs. Next month, the organization will host a "Muskingum County Comedy Night". They are inviting everyone to attend the fundraiser that will benefit the county's mature population. Comedy Night will be held at the Muskingum County Welocme Center in downtown Zanesville on April 5th. The show begins at 8PM and will feature comic Mike Veneman who has appeared on Comedy Central, Showtime, and HBO...
March 18, 2003 - 7:18pm
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Some East Muskingum Water Authority customers will experience a disruption in their service on Wednesday. The East Muskingum Water Authority will be installing a new line and water will be shut off from 4845 to 4260 Salt Creek Drive and the following: Deer Path, Rabbit Run Road, Red Fox Drive, and Cornerstone Lane. The water will be shut off tomorrow from 8:30AM until the work is completed. A rain date has been scheduled for Thursday, March 20th at the same time.
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