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December 24, 2002 - 6:27am
4 years 45 weeks ago
Since March, Jobless Ohioans have been able to apply for an extra 13 weeks of unemployment compensation after their usual 26-week eligibility runs out. But those extensions are paid for by a federal economic stimulus package that ends on Saturday. Today the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services told people to keep applying for the extended benefits. That way, if congress continues the program, the department can issue the checks faster. People won’t receive payments after this week...
December 24, 2002 - 6:23am
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It was a big day Monday at the Salvation Army. It was toy distribution day. The organization works hard to make this special event work. Major Les Walter says his crews work all year long to make sure all kids in the area have a happy Christmas. The Salvation Army collected the gifts for children of all ages through a series of toy drives.
December 24, 2002 - 6:18am
4 years 45 weeks ago
The Smithsonian Institution is going to make a stop in Zanesville. Next year the Muskingum county library system is bringing the institution to town. The exhibit is titled “Yesterday’s Tomorrows” and includes a history of downtowns all across the country. Library official Blair Tom says even though the exhibit is 11 months away, the library will host programs in conjunction with the exhibit throughout the year, including a look back at Zanesville and how its developed over the years. The...
December 24, 2002 - 6:11am
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Muskingum county common pleas judge Butch Zwelling sentenced two Zanesville residents to prison Monday on drug trafficking charges. 42-year-old Charles Curtis of Zanesville was sentenced to 11 months on two counts of trafficking crack cocaine. 20-year-old Mary Ann Holbert of Zanesville was sentenced to 10 months of one count of trafficking crack cocaine. The two were arrested on Separate occasions after selling to confidential informants working with the Zanesville police department drug...
December 24, 2002 - 6:03am
4 years 45 weeks ago
A Zanesville mother who lost her daughter to a fatal car accident makes a plea to area drivers. Donna Barker’s daughter, 29-year-old Pamela Roberts lost her life when she was hit by a car on Linden avenue. Knowing that Linden is a busy street and has been the site of numerous accidents Barker just wants to remind motorist to use extra caution. The fatal accident happened in September of this year.
December 23, 2002 - 1:46pm
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Muskingum County Commissioners are still trying to figure out if they could get two needed items for the price of one project. Commissioners met with Starlight School administrators today, to open bids for constructing a new bus that can hold up to 54 passengers. But instead of receiving several bids by companies offering to construct the entire bus, they received two, separate offers. OBS, Inc. was willing to work with a trade-in allowance, so their construction of a body would cost $18,464....
December 23, 2002 - 10:01am
4 years 45 weeks ago
The Muskingum county sheriff’s office has issued information on this week’s most wanted suspect. He is Stephen Elsworth Bates. Bates is charged with failure to comply with a court order for child support. His last known address is the Maysville Pike in Zanesville. He is described as having brown hair with hazel eyes, weighs about 175 pounds and stands 5-feet 6-inches tall. If you have any information on his whereabouts contact the Muskingum county sheriff’s office.
December 22, 2002 - 5:54pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
What started out as a simple gift, turned into a huge collection. Santas, Sanatas, and more Santas.....Over 700 of them fill Mr. and Mrs. Truex home in Zanesville. For over fifteen years Glenna has been collecting the dolls from all over the world, and she says no two are alike. Every year her, and her husband unpack several hundred boxes filled with Santas, each ranging in size from one-inch to eight-feet tall. It takes them six weeks just to get all of them up, and running. For the past five...
December 22, 2002 - 5:50pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
Today the Colony Square Mall was packed with several people who have yet to buy Christmas gifts. Some say they like to wait because there are more deals right before Christmas, and some of the items are better. Others say they are rushing around because the holiday came up to quick. That could be because the time was shorter between Thanksgiving, and Christmas this year.
December 20, 2002 - 7:22pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
Family relations Judge Jeff Hooper, has a new place to hang his hat, and for a very good cause. Today the domestic relations court building opened it's doors for their official dedication. Speaker of the House, Larry Householder was on site for the dedication. Judge Hooper says it is sad, but true that Muskingum County is not immune to the family relations national statistics, and that one out of every two marriages ends in divorce, and a significant number of children are born to single...
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