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June 2, 2003 - 9:22am
5 years 6 weeks ago
It looks like a layoff is planned at Genesis HealthCare System in Zanesville. Whiz news has learned that on Wednesday hospital officials will be meeting with their staff members to deliver the news of cutbacks. Director of Corporate Communications Marsha Allen would not say how many employees would be in the layoff but she did say that the rumor that 200 to 300 people would lose their jobs is not true. Allen says the number is lower than that. Genesis President Tom Sieber, in a letter to...
June 2, 2003 - 8:21am
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Muskingum College student who killed her newborn baby will be in court today to find out her sentence. Jennifer Bryant pleaded guilty on March 28th to involuntary manslaughter, child endangering and abuse of a corpse. She appears in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court before judge Butch Zwelling to learn her fate. Bryant is facing a possible 16 years behind bars. She was arrested in February of 2002 after authorities say she dumped the body of her newborn baby boy in a trash dumpster...
June 1, 2003 - 11:30pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
An accident at the intersection of 60 South and Dietz Lane Sunday evening stopped traffic substantially in both the northbound and southbound lanes. Little information is being released at this time. However, according to the state highway patrol, the accident happened shortly before 9:30 at the intersection. The crash involved two cars and several individuals were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital. The extent of their injuries and the cause of the accident are not known at this time. We’...
June 1, 2003 - 9:45pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A busy road in Guernsey County is closed Saturday evening. O-DOT predicts weather played a major part in the closing of State Route 209. According to Cindy Brown, with O-Dot’s District Five Office, SR 209 is closed due to a slip in the roadway. O-DOT is rerouting traffic onto SR 662 to SR 93 to SR 83 for the time being. They anticipate having the road repaired with one week.
June 1, 2003 - 9:43pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident that occurred Saturday morning on Winchester Road, just west of Carroll. According to the Post, a Chevy Caprice driven by 78-year-old Robert E. Walter of Carroll rear-ended a Waste Management Garbage Truck. 27-year-old Robert F. Reinitz, Jr. of Lancaster drove the truck. Reinitz had been stopped to pick up trash when Walter failed to stop in time and struck the vehicle from behind. Walter was pronounced dead at...
June 1, 2003 - 9:35pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A judge has dismissed a 69-count indictment against Dr. Randall Leuvoy, of Lancaster. Fairfield County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Clark ruled that there was insufficient evidence to prove the physician illegally processed drug documents. Leuvoy was being tried before a jury on 15 counts of the charges when the judge interrupted the trial and granted a defense motion for acquittal. Leuvoy was accused of illegally dispensing narcotics from a Franklin County jail cell in November of 2001. He...
June 1, 2003 - 9:34pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Day two of the popular Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament is over. The trophies have been handed out and the courts have come down. Surprisingly by late Sunday night, the only remnants that basketball mania hit Zanesville are a few left over, taped sidelines on the roads. According to Mark Watson, logistics chairman for the tournament, it takes 35 volunteers to tear down all the basket units. Other volunteers work to break down tables, chairs, tents and food vendors. The County has...
June 1, 2003 - 9:33pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Over 150 people who have won the battle against cancer united at the 17th Annual Cancer Survivor’s Day at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center in Cambridge Sunday afternoon. Those in attendance listened to keynote speakers, survivor testimonials, and inspirational music throughout the afternoon. New this year is a dove release, symbolizing freedom and peace. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, a monthly support group will help you on your journey. Contact Becky Wheeler...
June 1, 2003 - 9:31pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
During the summer season many people enjoy the nice weather with family cookouts, but if you’re not careful when using those barbeque grill dangerous situations can occur. According to Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy, many people place their grills too close to the house and wooden siding catches fire. Lacy also quotes loose connections on the propane system as causes of many grill fires. He also advises to grill away from any combustible materials and keep children out of reach of burning...
May 31, 2003 - 9:34pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
It’s one of the biggest events to hit Zanesville, and rain or shine the Gus Macker Tournament dribbles on. Day one of the popular 3-on-3 basketball tournament is over. Organizers say no significant problems have halted the dunking fun, however the weather could be a bit nicer. Compared to 2002, with plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the upper 70’s, this year seems chilly. Regardless of the cooler conditions basketball hype remains at a feverish level. If you missed any of the...
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