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May 24, 2003 - 9:32pm
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Congested traffic slowed even more along Maple Avenue in Zanesville Saturday afternoon. According to American Electric Power representative Vicki Malhosky, the cause of the outage is a broken cross arm. The outage affected 628 customers between the Country Fair Shopping Center to Leonard Road. AEP crews remedied the problem at about 7:00 Saturday evening. AEP also reported scattered outages on the north end of town. Malhosky says these outages are not related to the Maple Avenue problem....
May 24, 2003 - 3:08pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
With more motorists on the road during this holiday weekend, the number of accidents could be on the rise. That’s why the American Red Cross needs your assistance with replenishing its blood supply. The blood mobile will be at the Colony Square Mall this Tuesday May 27th. Donors will receive a free T-shirt and donations can be made in honor or memory of a loved one.
May 23, 2003 - 10:50pm
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An employee at a local jewelry store is accused of stealing more than $10,000 in cash and jewelry. 20-year-old Joseph Ikenberry was indicted this week on one count of grand theft. Ikenberry worked at JB Robinson in the Colony Square Mall. According to Detective Ric Roush with the Zanesville Police Department, store officials noticed that cash and jewelry were missing over a six-month time period. According to Roush, store officials approached Ikenberry about the missing merchandise and he...
May 23, 2003 - 10:25pm
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After two years of fighting to take a lieutenant’s test, the results are in. Zanesville Police Officers Mike Norris and Rick Owen have been fighting for two years to take the promotional test. The battle began in 2000, when the department posted a test for the lieutenant’s position. Eligible candidates were supposed to take both the written exam and an assessment, but because Norris and Owen arrived to the exam late they were disqualified. The two then filed a lawsuit against the city. The...
May 23, 2003 - 10:23pm
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The Muskingum County Hazmat Crew worked for over five hours Friday to help clean up a spill at AK Steel. According to the Zanesville Fire Department, the company had a sulfuric acid spill at around 2:00 Friday afternoon. The spill reportedly happened in a containment area. Crews had to work to pump the acid out of the area. As of Friday night, the Fire Department doesn’t know how the spill happened. No one was injured.
May 23, 2003 - 10:22pm
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It’s a topic that all too often occurs in a relationship: domestic violence. Friday evening the Response Victim Assistance Program held its annual awards ceremony, honoring those who raise awareness on this serious topic. In all, six different awards were presented as well as the introduction of a new award in honor of slain Muskingum County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Tanner. Dan Arter and Fred Curry were both honored Friday evening in regards to the award.
May 23, 2003 - 5:13pm
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If you’re thinking about buying a home, now might be the perfect time. Interest rates on mortgages have dropped for the seventh time this year. Rates on thirty-year mortgages dropped to a record low of 5.34 percent. Bruce Kolopajlo, vice president of Century National Bank in Zanesville, says it’s the first time that he’s worked with rates this low and he's been in the business for over twenty five years. During the historically low rate period, bank officials are not only staying busy with new...
May 23, 2003 - 2:57pm
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Ohio’s two republican senators voted today to approve a bill that cuts taxes by 330 billion dollars and gives troubled states 20 billion dollars in aide. The republican-led Senate approved the measure by a narrow 51-50 vote with vice president Dick Cheney casting the deciding vote. Senator George Voinovich’s vote was the crucial 50th vote republicans needed to pass the bill. Voinovich has been in a standoff with the White House over the proposed tax cut since he said that he wouldn’t support...
May 22, 2003 - 11:40pm
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Jennifer Bryant, the Muskingum College student accused of killing her newborn baby was back in court on Thursday for the start of her sentencing hearing. Bryant pleaded guilty on March 28th to involuntary manslaughter, child endangering and abuse of a corpse. During today’s hearing, the court’s chief probation officer testified that a prison sentence would be appropriate for Bryant. A psychologist also testified that Bryant is not likely to kill again. Judge Butch Zwelling is taking all of...
May 22, 2003 - 6:20pm
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A Muskingum County Sheriff’s Deputy is asked to resign after getting into trouble for the fourth time. Deputy Tim Rice has worked for the county for the past eight and a half years. During that time he’s been in trouble for: failure to report for an off duty job, refusing a call just before his shift ended, a bar fight, and now is facing charges for damaging a historic cemetery and selling the stones that surround it. The cemetery was on his property, but a deed that he signed two years ago...
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