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June 23, 2003 - 11:36pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Zanesville residents petition council to rename an area street and bridge in honor of two historical figures. Darrel Brown, a Zanesville resident and member of the EastCentral Southeast Ohio Juneteenth Committee, proposed the renaming of State Street in honor of Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. He also proposed renaming the bridge on State Street to Malcolm X Bridge. Fourth Ward Council Member, Julie Marsh, is opposed to renaming the bridge after Malcolm X, but support the renaming of a city...
June 23, 2003 - 4:48pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Two people are dead after a one-vehicle accident Monday morning on Creamery Road. According to the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, the accident happened at 6:49. A 1987 Ford Mustang driven by 22-year-old Joseph J. King of Nashport was traveling westbound on Creamery. Trooper Mike Warner with the patrol says King went off the right side of the road, overcorrected, went off the left side of the roadway, eventually striking a barn. He was pronounced dead at the scene. King’s...
June 23, 2003 - 4:16pm
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A local boil advisory is over. Officials from the Portersville Water Department Monday announced that its water problems are solved. Last week a water tower developed a leak and had to be repaired. While the tower refilled residents in the area were under a boil advisory. That advisory is now lifted.
June 23, 2003 - 4:11pm
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Senator George Voinovich is back in the office Monday after having a pacemaker implanted in his heart Friday morning. The surgery to correct a slowing heart rate was successful and by Friday aftenoon, the Ohio senator was reading the newspaper and calling his office with ideas for things they should be working on. Voinovich spent the weekend resting at his apartment in Washington, D.C. His office says the surgery won't affect his campaign for re-election in 2004.
June 23, 2003 - 4:09pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The Wilds is home once again to a unique bird species. Thanks to the Osprey Reintroduction Project, five 8-month-old chicks arrived Monday afternoon. The project, in collaboration with the Ohio Division of Wildlife wants the ospreys to mature and hopefully return to the Wilds in a few years and nest chick of their own. Once populating the Southeastern Ohio Region, these eight chicks will eventually establish twenty breeding pairs of osprey in Ohio by 2010. The chicks are expected to remain...
June 23, 2003 - 3:53pm
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Over 100 women took to the green turf in hopes of getting a hole in one. But their main focus: to raise money for cancer programs. The American Cancer Society held its annual Women’s Fundraising Golf Tournament at the Jaycees Golf Course. For the past 23 years the society has put on the event and each year has risen between $23,000 and $30,000. Some of the money will also go towards education and research in Muskingum County.
June 23, 2003 - 2:20pm
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Almost one week has gone by since the truck driver who was allegedly involved in Al-Qaeda plots pleaded guilty. Iyman Faris, who was caught in Columbus, could have killed many Americans if his alleged plots to bomb the Brooklyn Bridge and U.S. Airlines came to pass. Congressman Bob Ney says when most people think about terrorists living close to them, they overreact. Ney says war is not like it used to be: because America’s enemies can be anywhere. Congressman Ney also encourages residents...
June 23, 2003 - 2:19pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Congressman Ney also discussed National Homeowner Ship Month while in Zanesville. Ney is the chairman of the Sub-Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. He also oversees the number of homes owned throughout our area. At a meeting held at the Metropolitan Housing Authority, Ney spoke on several surprising home-ownership topics. He hopes that future legislation will increase the percentages of homeowners in this area. Throughout the month of June, Ney is scheduled to attend several...
June 23, 2003 - 7:23am
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Leaders of a coalition of school districts that won its lawsuit against the state over how schools are funded said it may take Ohio back to court. They’re upset that the 49-billion-dollar state budget passed by the legislature and sent to the Governor Taft scales back planned increases in school funding. Coalition attorney Nicholas Pittner says he’ll argue that the Ohio Supreme Court failed to provide a remedy in it’s last ruling, issued in December. Rather than improve funding as ordered by...
June 23, 2003 - 5:34am
5 years 10 weeks ago
The Ohio Super Lotto jackpot is starting to grow again. It’s now up to 17-million dollars for Wednesday’s game after there was no big winner in Saturday’s 15 million dollar drawing. There also was no winner of the 100-thousand dollar top prize kicker game.
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