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May 16, 2003 - 10:43pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A local bar is raided, closed and boarded up Friday night by the Zanesville Police Department. According to a statement issued by the ZPD, the Onyx Club located at 932 West Main Street has permitted the buying and selling of illegal drugs for several months. Because the drug violations are deemed dangerous and harmful to the public, the Muskingum County Common Pleas Court Friday issued a temporary injunction allowing the Police Department to close, padlock and board the premises until further...
May 16, 2003 - 3:11pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Shares of Dayton-based Elder-Beerman stock has shot up 20 percent following word of discussions of a possible sale of the company. In morning trading on the Nasdaq stock market, Elder Beerman stock rose 86 cents to five dollars and one cent. The department-store chain says several prospective buyers have expressed interest. Elder Beerman says it has entered into a letter of agreement with one of those interested parties to discuss possible sale. It declined to name the interested party....
May 16, 2003 - 2:56pm
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The Ohio Supreme Court today ended the state’s 12-year-old school funding case that led to three rulings declaring Ohio’s educational system unconstitutional. Ohio has spent billions of additional dollars on schools as a result of the lawsuit, named for Perry County student Nathan Derolph. The court ruled 5-to-2 to “end any further litigation” in the case first filed in Perry County yin 1991. The case was filed after the young Derolph had to sit on a classroom floor to take a test because...
May 16, 2003 - 2:20pm
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Police say a caller to a telephone hot line has admitted making up a story about an eighth-grader threatening to shoot his classmates. The tip led police to the home of 14-year-old Robert Reincheld, where they found a gun and bullets. A prosecutor says Rincheld was arrested and charged with an unrelated delinquency count of trafficking in marijuana. Newark police sergeant Scott Snow says police decided not to pursue a delinquency charge of inducing panic after the caller said the threat...
May 16, 2003 - 1:32pm
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Ohio’s unemployment rate is at a nearly ten year high. The state says the jobless rate was 6.2 percent in April. That’s unchanged from the revised rate for March and the highest level since December 1993. The state says while employment picked up in April, those gains were partially offset by losses in manufacturing. The number of unemployed workers in Ohio was 368-thousand in April. That number is up 20-thousand over the past year.
May 16, 2003 - 1:27pm
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Muskingum County Sheriff Bob Stephenson says he expects an investigation into two house fires on May 3rd to be finished by Monday. Stephenson says an internal investigation is underway into the action of a 9-1-1 dispatcher and how he reacted to the report of two fires earlier this month. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is looking into the burning of the properties without proper permits. The sheriff says the properties are owned by the Downing Company of Zanesville and were being...
May 15, 2003 - 11:40pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Less than a month after announcing over 400 lay-offs, the Longaberger Company announced Thursday more employees would be losing their jobs. Longaberger officials attribute the layoff of 150 administrative and managerial positions to a weak economy. The lay-offs are effective immediately.
The company says it is offering support services such as income and benefit continuation for a limited time period to employees.
Thursday’s announcement comes just weeks after the company announced...
May 15, 2003 - 11:15am
5 years 11 weeks ago
If you live on the north end of Zanesville you were probably in the dark this morning. American Electric Power says a car slammed into a power pole on Military Road this morning around 8:00 a.m. The power pole was knocked to the ground and it knocked out service to just over 370 customers. A-E-P says power should be restored around 12 noon.
May 15, 2003 - 10:15am
5 years 11 weeks ago
Newark school officials are crediting a 24-hour telephone hot line with helping to prevent what they say could have escalated into a threatening situation. An anonymous call to the line on Tuesday led police to the home of a 14-year-old student, where they discovered a gun and ammunition. The caller said the Roosevelt Middle School eighth grader had threatened to shoot his classmates. Robert Reincheld was arrested on an unrelated drug charge and has been expelled from school. Security Voice...
May 15, 2003 - 8:52am
5 years 11 weeks ago
A Zanesville man charged in a local rape case appears in court and pleads not guilty. Last week 50-year-old Gerald Corbitt was indicted on four counts of rape. During his arraignment in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court, Corbitt pleaded not guilty to the charges. Judge Mark Fleegle set Corbitt’s bond at 400,000 dollars. Corbitt is accused of raping a six-year-old child on four different occasions between June of last year and April of this year.
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