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May 6, 2003 - 8:32am
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An Ohio Poll out this week found that 40 percent of Ohioans approve of the job Governor Taft is doing. That matches a low he reached in a February poll. Both were conducted by the University of Cincinnati. The poll also found that 50 percent of those surveyed disapproved of the job Taft is doing. That’s unchanged from two months ago. The telephone poll of 840 adults was conducted from April 11th through April 25th. It had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points.
May 5, 2003 - 4:43pm
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A Zanesville woman pleads guilty to trafficking drugs near a school and now she faces a possible 10 years behind bars.
Twenty-nine-year-old Susan Deckard was charged with two counts of trafficking crack cocaine with school specifications. According to Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox, Deckard was arrested in July of last year after she sold drugs to a confidential informant working with the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department Drug Unit. The sales happened near Grover Cleveland...
May 5, 2003 - 1:50pm
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The Muskingum County Community Foundation today announced that it has awarded over 54-thousand dollars in grants to area organizations. Executive Director David Mitzel says ten different groups benefitted from the spring grant process. Included in that group is a 10-thousand dollar grant to the Zanesville Rotary Club to create a master plan to develop the river, downtown and Putnam. The Nelson T. Gant Foundation received
five-thousdand dollars for the historic preservation of the...
May 5, 2003 - 1:35pm
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Muskingum County has announced the purchase of the Maysville Middle School building. Last week the county commissioners finalized buying the building. On Monday they approved the final piece of legislation: signing the water line into the county’s name. According to commissioner Don Madden the building will house several local agencies in need of additional office space. Madden says a specific time frame on when the agencies will move into the building is too difficult to pinpoint. He...
May 5, 2003 - 1:29pm
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After a successful campaign in 2002, Operation Feed is struggling to reach it's goal this year of 75-tons of donated food. The campaign has collected substantially less than that amount. Organizers point to the lagging national economy and state and federal budget cuts as reasons for the low donations. Two more events are scheduled: Celebrity Server Day at Applebees on Wednesday, May 7th and National Letter Carrier Day on Saturday, May 10th. Organizers say people can donate money and food...
May 5, 2003 - 11:40am
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A Zanesville man has been arrested and taken into custody in connection with a series of rapes of a child. Zanesville Police say that 50-year-old Gerald Corbitt was taken into custody over the weekend. Police allege that Corbitt engaged in sexual conduct with a six-year-old female on four different occasions between June of 2002 and April 30th 2003. The incidents allegedly happened at the child’s Zanesville home. Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox has filed four counts of rape against...
May 5, 2003 - 11:33am
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Authorities have found a bottle of a deadly drug stolen from the Guernsey County Dog Pound over the weekend. The drug Fatalplus is used to euthanize animals and can also be fatal to humans, even in small amounts. Dog Warden Paulette Winland says the drug was in a safe along with hypodermic needles, tranquilizers and cash. The safe was stolen in a break-in early Saturday. Authorities found the safe along some railroad tracks a few hundred yards from the dog pound. It had been destroyed but...
May 5, 2003 - 12:19am
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Brave men and women who protect our lives will be recognized for their service as police officers during “National Police Week”. “National Police Week” begins May 11th and runs through the 17th. During that week officers who were killed last year in the line of duty will be honored at our nation’s capital. Muskingum County sheriff's deputy Robert Tanner will be one of the heroic names placed on memorial wall in Washington. Along with the weeklong ceremonies, “The Police Unity Tour Group” is...
May 5, 2003 - 12:04am
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Community members gathered at Mudgetts' Monuments today for a special dedication for Ohio’s Bicentennial. It took almost two years to complete the three-part historical structure that represents the history of the past and present. Local artist Karen Honaker etched the monuments. She says each of her etchings has a deep significance that local residents can relate to. There are several reasons that the Mudgetts' decided to create a special bicentennial monument in Zanesville, but their main...
May 4, 2003 - 11:48pm
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Police in Kent arrested several anti-war protesters Sunday afternoon after they marched down a city street. It started at the annual May 4th memorial for four students shot by National Guardsmen at Kent State University in 1970. Then it turned into an anti-war rally. Although police warned the several hundred protesters to stay off public highways, they marched off campus and down State Route 59.
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