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April 28, 2003 - 8:45am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Ohio First Lady Hope Taft is to meet with the U.S. Surgeon General today in Washington to discuss underage drinking. Taft and three other first ladies are trying to get the government to consider underage drinking one of the nation’s top health priorities. The group wants Surgeon General Richard Carmona to launch a public awareness campaign on underage drinking, similar to efforts in the past to reduce smoking. A Columbia University study released this year says underage drinkers account for...
April 28, 2003 - 8:31am
5 years 6 weeks ago
The search is on for this week’s most wanted suspect in Muskingum County. The Muskingum County sheriff’s office says the search is on for Angela Mock. Mock is charged with trafficking crack cocaine and possession of crack cocaine. Her last known address is Richard Avenue in Zanesville. She is described as having blond hair and brown eyes. She stands five-feet-six inches tall and weighs around 140 pounds. If you know of her whereabouts contact the Muskingum County sheriff’s office.
April 28, 2003 - 8:15am
5 years 6 weeks ago
A spokesman for Governor Taft says he’s very close to announcing the start of his Golden Buckeye Card discount drug-prescription program. Orest Holubec says the program will provide a significant discount to seniors that the Governor discussed during his re-election campaign. Taft wanted to start the program in January, but the pharmaceutical companies, which operate their own discount programs to lure people to buy their products, were reluctant to participate. Steve Proctor, spokesman for...
April 26, 2003 - 9:19pm
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The Zanesville Country Club hosted the ninth annual Muskingum County Community Foundation Awards Banquet Saturday evening, honoring those who have worked hard to make Zanesville a great place to live. Since 1995, the recognition banquet has thanked residents who contribute more than time and money to improving Zanesville. They have also given their hearts. Saturday evening more than 130 people gathered to celebrate Muskingum County living.
April 26, 2003 - 9:12pm
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The Zanesville Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire in an abandoned home on Greenwood Avenue. Around one Friday afternoon fire crews responded to a house fire at 1041 Greenwood Avenue. According to Acting Assistant Fire Chief Robert Heinzman, the fire apparently started in a chair and couch in the basement of the home. A door leading to the basement was left open, leaving officials to believe that the fire had been deliberately set. The fire department is treating this as an...
April 26, 2003 - 2:44pm
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Outdoor recreation enthusiasts once again gathered to celebrate spring as the Wilds hosts EcoThon, a trail run and walking event. Runners had their chance to choose from either a 5k or 10k course. Both courses took participants through remote portions of the Wilds land moving along lakes and wetlands, through wooded areas and grasslands that stretch for miles. The theme for EcoThon 2003 is “Celebrating Ohio’s BisonTennial.” Entry fees from participants will help support the Wilds’ ongoing...
April 25, 2003 - 9:58pm
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The Alfred S. Carr Center is feasting on dessert after their annual Cake Auction raised more than $176,000. The event reached a major milestone Friday morning: surpassing the $2,000,000 mark. This amount makes the Cake Auction Zanesville’s largest fundraiser. Specifically the Cake Auction tallied $176,555 this year. The money will be used to fund the many community programs the center offers.
April 25, 2003 - 1:41pm
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If you’re heading to Washington D-C soon, you’re in luck. Public tours of the U-S Capitol are resuming effective today. Ohio Congressman Bob Ney is chairman of the House Administration Committee, which oversees the tours and capitol security. Ney says with the war in Iraq winding down and a lowered threat level in place for Washington, security officials at the Capitol will be able to handle additional visitors. All tours, expect those led by Congressional staff members, had been shut down...
April 25, 2003 - 1:27pm
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An area man who caused nearly 100-thousand dollars in damage to a Licking County school in February has been ordered to spend ten days in jail and write a letter of apology to the school board. 41-year-old Todd Ross told a judge that he has a drug and alcohol problem. Ross could have gone to prison for more than three years for breaking 131 windows at Granville Intermediate School. The judge has ordered him to pay the district nearly 100-thousand dollars and perform 100 hours of community...
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