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February 28, 2003 - 7:50pm
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New Lexington officials spent their day investigating a sudden building collapse. Around 11 last night police were called to assist in a building that fell apart at 105 Main Street. Tina’s Pizza Shop occupied the downstairs portion of the building and owners Doug and Tina Spurlock used the upper part for their apartment. The Spurlock’s have owned the building for over a year and all of his family’s personal and business belongings are ruined. Spurlock says he’s happy his family is safe....
February 28, 2003 - 6:21pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
Earlier this week the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services declared Muskingum County a disaster area as a result of the winter storms that blanketed snow in our area. With this title Muskingum, Morgan, Noble and Guernsey counties would all qualify for some emergnecy assistance for individuals who suffered structural damagers or lost wages. Thursday afternoon the Muskingm County Job and Family Services was informed that this aid will be adjusted. Meaning aid originally designated as...
February 28, 2003 - 6:17pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
The spuds are staying in Zanesville. That's the word from the Port Authority Friday as the Conns Potato Chip Company signed contracts at a new building location in Zanesville. Conns originally looked to move to a building west of Zanesville. However, a waterline at the location was too small for the company's maufacturing needs, so a new location was sought. Officials chose the Mid-Atlantic Canners Building on Richards Road. The contarcts were signed Friday morning. Conns is anticipating...
February 28, 2003 - 5:43pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
A Zanesville City employee who said he was leaving for another job may not be going anywhere. At Monday night's City Council meeting it was announced that Zoning Planner Robert Hewitt was resigning to take another job in Frankfort, Kentucky. Zanesville Mayor Jack Fenton confirmed that this week. There is talk of an effort to keep Hewitt from leaving. However, neither Hewitt or Mayor Fenton will further comment on this matter.
February 28, 2003 - 5:32pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
Early Thursday morning a woman was beaten and robbed by a man who said he would give her a ride home...instead he attacked her. According to Detective Steve Welker with the Muskingum County Sheriff's Department, at 1:20 a.m. Thursday morning Victoria S. Clark of Zanesville agreed for a ride home from James Jamie Powell, also of Zanesville. Powell drove Clark from West Main Street to Coopermill Road. There he proceeded to beat and rob Clark of approximately $30 and some jewelry. Detective...
February 28, 2003 - 6:44am
4 years 45 weeks ago
Muskingum County republicans held their annual dinner Thursday night. Ohio’s former Attorney General Betty Montgomery was the featured speaker. She’s now Auditor. Since taking her new position at the start of the year Montgomery says she’s created a new unit at the office to help local officials better understand Ohio’s sunshine laws. Laws that keep public meetings open to the press. Montgomery sys she is also reorganizing her office to make it more efficient, which she says is important...
February 28, 2003 - 5:51am
4 years 45 weeks ago
If you were hoping for some disaster aid from the state of Ohio as a result of the big winter storms earlier this year, you can forget it. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has taken back its offer to help local residents. Earlier this week the state announced that Muskingum, Morgan, Noble and Guernsey counties would be eligible for the disaster funds. On Thursday they issued a press release saying no funds will be available. No reason was given. But, each of the mentioned...
February 28, 2003 - 5:48am
4 years 45 weeks ago
Governor Bob Taft today announced a new judge for Muskingum County. Jay Vinsel has been appointed judge of Muskingum County court. He replaces Judge Jeffrey Hooper who was elected to Muskingum County common pleas court. Vinsel is currently an assistant prosecutor in Muskingum County. Vinsel has been in private practice for the past 20 years before becoming assistant prosecutor. He also served as public safety director under former Zanesville Mayor Don Mason.
February 27, 2003 - 7:22pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
Local celebrities will wear aprons and take orders for the American Red Cross. This is to raise money for the organization’s local fire victims. Golden Corral is hosting a celebrity serving benefit, which will help provide funds to five different chapters of the American Red Cross. All tips and donations will go to the Muskingum Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross. This is not only a fund raising event it’s also a competition between the five participating chapters in various locations....
February 27, 2003 - 6:35pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff's Department is taking steps to fight both crime and budget troubles. Sheriff Bob Stephenson is inviting community members to become Associate Members of the Buckeye State Sheriff's Association. Sheriff Stephenson says because of state and local budget troubles, this year's membership drive takes on greater importance. The minimum fee is $20. Stephenson says the mony is used for technical resources, training and legislative support for criminal justice issues....
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