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June 22, 2003 - 8:00pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Members of local Roman Catholic churches joined together to commemorate the feast of Corpus Christi. Believers marched in a processional through downtown Zanesville today to signify years of devotion to the Catholic religion. The day is also an important indication of brotherhood in faith. Father Jordan McConway of St. Thomas Aquinas says,
”This is a sign of our unity of Catholics all around the world. We are in communion with one another in our beliefs in the Eucharist. We come from...
June 22, 2003 - 7:59pm
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Many local residents took part in a game of golf today, while honoring some recent graduates. The Zanesville Jaycees golf course held their annual memorial golf course tournament today. Each year the Jaycees help out area high school seniors by contributing to their college education. Today they handed out four-one thousand dollar scholarships. Jason Hines, Chairman of the Jaycees golf course explained,” Most scholarships are based upon grades, or actual academic performance, whereas ours...
June 22, 2003 - 4:29pm
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Leaders of a coalition of Ohio school districts that won its lawsuit against the state for a new funding system says it may take Ohio back to court. They say the state’s compromise budget bill scales back planned increases to fix the funding system. The coalition for equity and adequacy in school funding lawyer Nicholas Pittner says he will argue that the Ohio Supreme Court failed to provide a remedy in its last ruling, issued in December. The Ohio house and senate enacted a two-year 48.8...
June 22, 2003 - 4:23pm
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A Newark man is facing weapons charges after police found a cache of 400 guns including two assault rifles in two homes. A grand jury yesterday indicted 36-year-old Thomas Gough on two counts of unlawful possession of dangerous ordinance and having weapons while under disability. He also faces one count each of possession of criminal tools and possession of marijuana. Acting on a tip, police went to Gough’s home last month and his brother’s home both in Newark and found the weapons and drugs.
June 21, 2003 - 5:39am
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The Ohio Civil Rights Commission announced this week that a failure to provide water service to parts of Muskingum County is racial discrimination. The issue stems from a lack of water service in the Coal Run Road area of the county. The Civil Rights Commission says most of the white families that live in that area have water service, while black families do not. The Commission ruled that the disparity is the result of "unlawful discriminatory practice." The Commission, in its report,...
June 20, 2003 - 11:40pm
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The Fairfield Post of The State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident that claimed one life. The crash between three cars and a tractor-trailer happened Friday morning just before 11:00 on US 33 in Violet Township. According to the patrol, the tractor-trailer failed to maintain an assured clear distance as it was traveling west. As a result, the truck hit two vehicles from behind – those vehicles then hit a fourth car. 26-year-old Jessica Rose of Madison was killed in the crash...
June 20, 2003 - 4:53pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
It’s a bittersweet celebration for the Zane Gray Museum as they acknowledge thirty years in existence and fear it might by their last. The museum holds hundreds of years worth of history in several areas, all of which possess great value to the southeastern region. Although the museum is rich in history and thousands of people visit each year, it might not be enough to keep doors from closing. Recently the museum received notice that funding might not be available to keep the history alive...
June 20, 2003 - 4:46pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Harley enthusiasts from around the state cruised into town this morning. The Ohio State Harley Owners Group Rally made a stop in South Zanesville today at Fink’s Harley Davidson store. Riders say this event was one of the many that keep them coming back for more. Steven Fowler, of the Stark County Harley Owners Group Chapter, says he has ridden many different bikes, but he says there’s just something special about a Harley…and others seem to agree. Over one thousand riders are taking part...
June 20, 2003 - 4:37pm
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Zanesville Mayor Jack Fenton joined with mayors across America to draw attention to the importance of small cities. This is the third year for the "National Small Cities and Towns Day", but only the first year that Zanesville has participated. The event was established to address some of the unique issues that affect small communities throughout the United States, where most of the population lives. The Mayor says that he believes these small communities are the backbone of the country and...
June 20, 2003 - 1:44pm
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Authorities say a 14-year-old West Virginia girl has died after falling about 30 feet from a rock ledge in Salt Fork State Park. Ohio Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Jane Breathard says Aubrey Parson of Friendly, West Virginia was pronounced dead at Southeastern Ohio Medical Center shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday. She says the accident happened at the Hosak’s Cave area of the park in Guernsey County. Parson fell from the ledge into a ravine at around 12:30. It took firefighters...
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