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July 11, 2003 - 6:02pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
It’s a possible two years behind bars for a former employee of Creno’s Pizza on Maple Avenue. 27-year-old William Rose pleaded guilty to one count of breaking and entering and one count of theft. According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor, Jim Workman, Rose who was an employee at Creno’s, used the store’s access code to gain entry into the building on April 15th, 2003. He reportedly stole an amount that was more than $500 and less than $5,000. He has not been sentenced.
July 11, 2003 - 6:01pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
He’s grilling on the corners of Main and 5th Streets in Downtown Zanesville...and he love every minute of it. Bill Risinger has made that corner his home away form home for the past few months, by feeding hungry residents. His food cart features a variety of lunch items ranging from traditional cheeseburgers to mouth-watering gyros. Risinger says the one bad thing about his food cart is how unpredictable the weather can be. Despite the raindrops, he says it’s the people he meets that keep...
July 11, 2003 - 6:00pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
In conjunction with the Pottery Festival, Zanesville Pottery is hosting a special tent sale from July 10th-20th from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Vendors stress the pottery heritage of the area as the main reason to hold such an event.
July 11, 2003 - 1:07pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Results of a study released today from the Ohio Department of Public Safety show more Ohio drivers are buckling up than ever. The survey was conducted by Miami University’s Applied Research Center in Middletown following May’s “Click It or Ticket” mobilization. During the program, anyone not wearing a seat belt when pulled over for another violation is fined. Researchers observed how many drivers wore seat belts before the two-week program, and then afterwards. The department says the study...
July 11, 2003 - 8:38am
5 years 7 weeks ago
The state has suspended two employees of the Ohio Civil Rights Commission after the agency ran up 290-thousand dollars in phone bills for unused, obsolete computer lines. Neither the state nor AT...
July 11, 2003 - 8:36am
5 years 7 weeks ago
With the minimum score set a t about 57 percent, fewer than one in four of the 140-thousand Ohio High School sophomores who took a new math test passed it. Officials said the students were given the test, which will be put into use in 2004 mostly to see how the proposed passing score would work out.
July 10, 2003 - 4:42pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A Columbus Man changes his plea to guilty in connection with four counts of drug charges in Muskingum County. 25-year-old Fred Wolverton III pleaded guilty to one count possession of a drug called MDMA, one count possession of marijuana, one count possession of drug paraphernalia – such as scales and one count possession of cocaine. Wolverton originally pleaded not guilty to the charges on June 4th. He was arrested in May on Interstate 70 during a routine traffic stop. State troopers found...
July 10, 2003 - 1:45pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A well-known Zanesville man has died. 66-year-old Frank Rossi was co-owner of the Friendship Pottery in Roseville. He moved to Zanesville in 1961 as plant engineer for Cesco-Ferro Corporation. Rossi, who passed away Wednesday, was a member of the Knights of Columbus, The Zanesville Country Club, and a former member of the Zanesville Rotary Club. He also served on the St. Thomas and Rosecrans school boards. Calling hours are Friday from 2-to-4 and 7-to-9 at the Hillis funeral home. The...
July 10, 2003 - 9:17am
5 years 7 weeks ago
A plan that cuts funding for the Appalachian Regional Commission has been approved this week by a house subcommittee. Forty-one congressional lawmakers had asked the subcommittee’s chairman, Ohio Congressman Dave Hobson, to help them preserve funding for the commission, which helps poor people in Appalachia. Hobson is a Springfield Republican and says there wasn’t enough money in the budget to spend more on the commission. The proposed 33-point-one-million-dollar budget for the A-R-C isn’t...
July 10, 2003 - 8:41am
5 years 7 weeks ago
Health officials in the buckeye state are pleased to learn that two-thirds of Ohio’s possible cases of SARS-Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome- are not SARS after all. The Ohio Department of Health said test results from the U-S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ruled out ten of the state’s 15 cases. Test results are pending on the other five.
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