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May 28, 2003 - 6:34pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The big Gus Macker basketball tournament is this weekend and organizers say there could be over 25-thousand attendees who will fill the streets of downtown Zanesville. That’s why the police department is beefing up security and assuring local residents that everything will be under control. Sponsors of the event have also hired many of the off duty officers, which will help provide additional security. Officers will fill the streets to help with congested traffic. Chief Eric Lambes says there...
May 28, 2003 - 6:22pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Zanesville police say an armed robber is caught in the act and now faces multiple charges. The victim who lives in the Pershing Apartments called police Sunday evening and reported the in home armed robbery. Shortly after police arrived they placed 20-year-old Kyle Largent under arrest. They say that Largent’s actions weren’t at random because he was an acquaintance with the victim. Largent is being charged with one count of robbery and one count of weapons. He is currently locked up in jail...
May 28, 2003 - 3:33pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The search is on for a missing brother and sister from Zanesville. 17-year-old Thomas Lee Glenn has brown hair and eyes, weighs around 160 pounds and stands five-feet-five inches tall. His sister, Amanda Marie Glenn is 16-years-old. She has sandy blond to light blond hair, hazel eyes, weighs around 120 pounds and stands five-feet tall. The two, who are considered runaways, were last seen this past Saturday afternoon. If you have any information about their whereabouts contact the...
May 28, 2003 - 2:10pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The Senate president says spending the Senate version of the two-year state budget will be slightly higher than in plans Governor Taft and the House put forth. Senate president Doug White would not detail just how much more expensive the plan is compared with the record 49.2 billion dollar plan Taft had wanted and the 48.5 billion dollar budget the House passed. The Senate version will be introduced later today in the Senate finance committee. Hearings will resume tomorrow and a vote by the...
May 27, 2003 - 11:48pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Fire crews are continuing to investigate a morning blaze that left a family homeless. The American Red Cross is helping Ted and Itel Cullins after their home on Fulton Lane caught fire around 10:45 Tuesday morning. The Cullins were not home at the time of the blaze. Their trailer was a total loss. The Red Cross says the Cullins do not have insurance. Currently, they are staying with family until they can find another home. The Red Cross is helping with food and clothing.
May 27, 2003 - 11:44pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
It’s been a long process, but Zanesville City Council approved raises for police officers and firefighters Tuesday night. The groups have been negotiating since last August. Approved are an annual four percent wage increase for the next three years, establishing holiday pay and health insurance costs for both the police and fire departments. Also at city council, members approved the city’s annexation of the Zanesville Art Center property in Falls Township and improvements to the boat ramp...
May 27, 2003 - 11:39pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
A Zanesville man is charged with aggravated robbery after Zanesville Police respond to a disturbance at an apartment on Pershing Road. 20-year-old Kyle Largent is facing one count of aggravated robbery and one count of having a weapon under disability. According to Muskingum County Prosecutor, Mike Haddox, the alleged robbery happened on Sunday. The weapon allegedly used in the robbery is a 40-calibar semi-automatic handgun. Largent is not allowed to carry a weapon because he has a prior...
May 27, 2003 - 5:46pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
As we're entering the summer months the possibility of sexual assaults increases. With the reported rape of a Zanesville woman this weekend the Response Victim Assistance Program is reminding residents how to protect themselves from sexual and physical harm. Jane Malloy, Program Director for Response, says the best things are for woman to be smart and physically ready. She suggests taking self-defense classes, traveling in numbers, carrying a cell phone and always telling someone where you...
May 27, 2003 - 5:45pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
More area kids are learning to say no to drugs and alcohol. Tuesday afternoon Munson Elementary Students graduated from the 17-week DARE program. DARE officer Sandy McElhaney stresses that teaching children at young ages about the importance of abstaining from drugs and alcohol will improve their chances of leading a healthy adult life.
May 27, 2003 - 5:44pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The Gus Macker Basketball tournament is set to begin this upcoming weekend. Over 50 courts will allow 937 teams to dribble and dunk their way to the trophy. Starting Friday morning at 9:00 am, motorists will notice a difference: Main Street between 4th and 5th Streets will be closed. Also on Friday, beginning at 5:00 p.m, 5th and 6th Streets will be closed from South to Shinnick Streets.
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