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March 14, 2003 - 10:38am
5 years 7 weeks ago
Governor Taft has released recommendations on ways families, schools and businesses can deal with future security alerts. The recommendations are included in homeland security response guides from the state’s security task force. The guides provide information to help Ohioans take proper security precautions at each of the five levels of the state’s terrorist alert system. They will be distributed to school superintendents, business associations and local governments. Like the federal...
March 13, 2003 - 6:55pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A local convenient store was robbed again. For the third time in ten days, The Dairy Mart on Linden Avenue was targeted. However, this time police say they have their prime suspect in custody. Just hours after the most recent robbery, Zanesville Police arrested a man who they believe is linked to this robbery and several others in the area. The suspect is currently in the Zanesville City Jail. His name won’t be released until he’s formally charged.
March 13, 2003 - 12:39am
5 years 7 weeks ago
Ohioans can expect to pay more at the pumps. The House approved increases to the gas tax and vehicle fees today. The transportation Budget Bill now goes to the Senate for its consideration. And senators aren’t raising any strong objections to the plan. A house committee voted to raise the state’s 22-cent gas tax by six cents a gallon over three years and increase motor vehicle fees by eight to ten dollars. The additional gas tax is expected to raise six billion dollars for road maintenance...
March 12, 2003 - 7:35pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
You may have heard of the Amber Alert, but have you heard about A Child Is Missing? Muskingum County is ready to put out the new program to help parents in our area should their child come up missing. The new program will only be accessible by officials. This means if parents think their child is missing or feel there is suspicious activity in the neighborhood they can call 9-1-1. Then officers will be able to evaluate the situation and possibly use the computerized system. The system will...
March 12, 2003 - 7:24pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Fifteen officers and two K-9 dogs sniff out one of Muskingum County’s most wanted suspects. Deputies say they found 25-pounds of marijuana. Sheriff’s deputies were out in full force along the Maysville Pike where the drug bust took place. The two-year investigation on Kevin Sands is finally over. Sands is currently being held in the Muskingum County Jail. He is being charged with one count of possession of marijuana. His bond is set at 100-thousand dollars. Sands has a preliminary hearing...
March 12, 2003 - 4:52pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Some Muskingum county residents are without phone service today. A spokesman for Sprint phone company says that a truck hit a telephone pole in the Adamsville area around noon today knocking out phone service. Officials say around 190 customers are without service. Sprint officials say local service will not be restored until around midnight tonight.
March 12, 2003 - 1:30am
5 years 7 weeks ago
For the second time in a week, the Dairy Mart on Linden Avenue in Zanesville has been robbed. The most recent robbery happened Tuesday night at 9 p.m. According to Lt. Bill Shaw with the Zanesville Police Department, the robber entered the store, demanded cash and fled on foot – store employees did not see a gun. Now police are looking for a white male with black hair, about 5’5” tall and 150 pounds. Reportedly, the man has a thin mustache and beard. The suspect was wearing a green hooded...
March 12, 2003 - 1:28am
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department continues to look for solutions to jail overcrowding problems. In recent months, the county has spent thousands of dollars housing inmates in other counties; now the county is considering an additional jail facility that will house work release, non-violent inmates. The county is looking at three locations for the project. County commissioners are considering property owned by Danny James with James and Sons on Old Adamsville Road, an old motorcycle...
March 11, 2003 - 6:59pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Girl Scouts all across the country are celebrating "Girl Scout Week" along with the organization's anniversary. But the Girl Scouts Heart Of Ohio Council has something extra special to celebrate....a new leader. Coming from Munice, Indiana, Yvette Livers is the new executive director for the Heart Of Ohio Council. One of the major goals of the organization is to help the community's young women to be their best. Livers hopes to accomplish this goal by helping the girls deal with the issue...
March 11, 2003 - 6:52pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The increase in natural gas prices nationally will result in higher gas bills for area Energy Cooperative customers. The increase in price is due in part to colder than normal weather for the months of January and February, continued cold forecasts for the remainder of the winter and declines in storage inventory levels. Effective March 1-st, the average gas bill will increase by 15 dollars. To help residents deal with the monthly increase, the company is suggesting that customers take...
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