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October 9, 2002 - 12:14pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
There are many, colorful items associated with the month of October including orange pumpkins, yellow haystalks and brown leaves, but black cats are one of the most recognizable symbols of the tenth month and that scares many animal advocates. Concern escalated in the Muskingum Valley in the past, couple of years, after several black cats were dropped off to the Zanesville Animal Shelter after being abused and tortured. Many occult members toture white and black cats, during the month of...
October 9, 2002 - 12:09pm
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It's hard to find a better place to hold the German festivities of Octoberfest than a town named Dresden, so local businessman Glenn Newman took the opportunity to build off the name and create his very, own Octoberfest. Newman says the inaugural festival will supply German eats and treats throughout the day on Saturday, Oct. 12, from noon until 9 p.m., in downtown Dresden. Proceeds will benefit the local fire and police departments. Newman says the community has offered much support and he...
October 8, 2002 - 7:55pm
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Ever since last year's terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania...Homeland Security has been one of the most important issues in our nation. After September 11th, The White House challenged each state to come up with a comprehensive statewide response plan. According to "Ohio's Security Task Force" chairperson Lt. Govenor Maureen O'Connor, the state of Ohio is well prepared. Lt. Govenor O'Connor says that Ohio was ranked in the top 4 states in the country for their level...
October 8, 2002 - 3:29pm
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A Morgan county man accused of shooting his neighbor in the face pleads not guilty by reason of insanity. 59-year-old Jack Church of McConnelsville entered that plea in Morgan county common pleas court to one count of attempted murder and one count of menacing by stalking. He's charged in the shooting of 43-year-old Kristy Hooper, also of McConnelsville, on September 16th. The judge in the case ordered Church to undergo a psychological evaluation and continued Church's bond at a half-million...
October 8, 2002 - 12:17pm
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Even though the Linden Avenue Dairy Mart is open 24 hours a day, operations were shut down earlier this morning after an armed robbery took place around 4:30 a.m. Zanesville Police described the suspect as a white male wearing blue jeans, a light colored shirt and a white article of clothing over his head. The suspect was carrying an unknown type of firearm, demanded money from the clerk and then fled toward Forrest Avenue. Det. Ric Roush says police haven't ruled out a connection with the...
October 7, 2002 - 4:52pm
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To be hip these days your wardrobe has to consist of the latest fashion trends. Clothing retailers take advantage of that and charge an arm and a leg for new treads. Teenagers who want to look cool but don't have a lot of cash will have a chance to update their outfits. The Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Muskingum County is holding a Teen Garage Sale at the Goodwill Store on Maple Avenue. It will be held later this month on Saturday, October 26th....which happens to be "Make A Difference Day...
October 7, 2002 - 4:46pm
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Tuesdays typically are normal, beginning of the work-week days for most of us. But in an effort to make the downtown area more appealing to the community, Tuesdays now have a new look. Tomorrow night will be the ZDA Twosdays Fall Fest Event. Area merchants will promote the downtown area with free hayrides and lots of activities including high school bands. Sponsored by the Zanesville Downtown Association, the Fall Fest will have something for everyone...the fun starts at 5:00 p.m. and runs...
October 7, 2002 - 2:24pm
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The Muskingum county sheriff's office has identified a 14-year-old boy killed when his father accidentally shot him in the chest with a crossbow while the two were deer hunting. Detective Steve Welker says 14-year-old Jason Foster of Lebanon and his father, 39-year-old Alan Foster of Middletown, were hunting deer near Adamsville on Saturday. Authorities say Alan Foster was in an open hay field when he apparently spotted movement in an adjacent corn field. Authorities say Foster Mistook his...
October 7, 2002 - 12:25pm
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Whoever said looks are everything must have been working on a revitalization plan to upgrade a downtown cityscape. Members of the Zanesville Downtown Association joined forces with several, local banks and decided to fund renovation projects -- without the help of outside forces or grants. ZDA and local banks created $2.2 million in funding for housing and property loans and funding for refurbishing projects. ZDA manager Dana Matz said curb appeal is everything. Thousands of visitors pass...
October 6, 2002 - 7:07pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
Police continue their search for an armed robber who struck the Cambridge Cashland yesterday afternoon. They say the suspect tied the hands of the Cashland employee, took her into a bathroom, and ordered her not to push any alarms. Cashland is located about a tenth of a mile from the Cambridge Police Department. The suspect is described as a white male, 45-50 years old, he was wearing a red shirt and dark jeans. Police say the man is around six foot tall 260 pounds. His hair is very black...
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