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June 19, 2003 - 6:21pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The biggest lottery jackpot ever is up for grabs in Ohio. With the jackpot at 180-million dollars, many people are trying to improve their chances of winning. Peggy Murphy, a clerk at Speedway, says that her store has nearly tripled their sales of Mega Million tickets. With all of that money at stake, Zanesville residents are dreaming of the possibilities. If you haven't gotten your winning ticket yet, you still have until tomorrow evening for the big drawing.
June 19, 2003 - 6:16pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
If you're a motorcycle fan, South Zanesville will be the place to be this weekend. That is where you will find hundreds of Harley Davidson bikes. Fink's Harley Davidson will be the second stop on the Harley Owner's Group ride. The rally kicked off today and will travel through three Ohio cities including Chilicothe, Zanesville, and Columbus. Julie Brown, co-owner of Fink's Harley Davidson, says they have over one thousand people pre-registered for the ride and are very excited about the...
June 19, 2003 - 2:49pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Small American flags lined the long, winding road leading to the funeral today of Perry County soldier killed in Iraq. 20-year-old Corporal Gavin Neighbor of Somerset died June 10th when the bus he was resting on was hit by a rocket propelled grenade. His funeral was at New Lexington High School. The school stage was lined with flowers which flanked his rifle, boots and a framed photo of him. His helmet was on top of the rifle, dog tags draped around them. Many mourners sobbed as the song...
June 19, 2003 - 2:31pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
An Ohio truck driver has pleaded guilty to helping terrorists. And authorities say the man, who has ties to Al-Qaida, was involved in plots to blow up an aircraft and to sabotage the Brooklyn Bridge. Ohio Department of Public Safety spokesman Jeff Grayson says there were never any specific threats to Ohio. According to documents unsealed today, Iyman Faris pleaded guilty last month to providing material support to terrorist, and conspiracy to provide support. Farris is from Columbus. He is...
June 19, 2003 - 11:10am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Dozens of amendments are being proposed to the 49 billion dollar state-spending plan agreed upon by House and Senate lawmakers. Legislators plan to continue working today on a bill that likely will go to the House and Senate floors for votes tomorrow. The compromise plan would levy a temporary one-cent sales tax increase on Ohioans and use up much of the 770-million dollars Ohio will get from the federal tax cut. Late last night, democrats agreed to provide some of the votes majority...
June 18, 2003 - 11:48pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Family and friends gathered at New Lexington High School Wednesday during calling hours for a Somerset soldier killed in Iraq. U.S. Army Corporal, Gavin Neighbor died June 10th of a head injury from a rocket-propelled grenade while serving in Iraq. Neighbor was a 2001 graduate of New Lexington; his funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at the school. Neighbor was stationed at Fort Bragg and was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division.
June 18, 2003 - 11:44pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A man who accidentally shot himself in the leg says his gun discharged when he was cleaning it. According to Detective Mike Ryan with the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department, the 36-year-old man, whose name is being withheld, shot himself in the leg with his revolver around 3:00 Wednesday morning. The shooting happened at an apartment complex on Clay Street. The man was treated at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was then later transferred to Grant Medical Center in Columbus for further...
June 18, 2003 - 6:38pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
After learning last week that there would be no funding for the month of July, Muskingum County libraries are looking to the community for help. The six public libraries have started a program called "Bestow A Book, Enliven A Library". Blair Tom, Public Relations at John McIntire Library explains, "Interested people can donate money to the "Bestow a Book" collection in any of the six public libraries in Muskingum County or donate a gift to "Enliven the Library" and that will contribute to the...
June 18, 2003 - 6:33pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Some Zanesville firefighters received training of a different kind today. Firefighters learned to use a new high-pressure air chisel in the event they would need to extract children from school buses. Alongside Lieutenant Rick Cosman of the Columbus Fire Department, firefighters practiced making emergency entrances into the buses. Robert Hinesman, Assistant Fire Chief of the Zanesville Fire Department says old tools that would have been used in past emergency situations may not have been...
June 18, 2003 - 6:26pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
If you're looking to start a new business, here's your chance to get some tips from experienced entrepreneurs. The Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce is hosting an entrepreneurship series. Thomas Poorman, President of Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce says, "Our purpose is not only to celebrate some of the success stories in the business community, but hopefully inspire some future entrepreneurs...whether they're young people, old people, it doesn't make any...
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