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August 29, 2002 - 12:50pm
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There could be a few land transfers within the year that would relocate portions of Jackson Township to the Village of Frazeysburg. Jackson Township trustees and Frazeysburg Village Administrator Dan Mount showed up before Muskingum County commissioners to discuss annexing 80-acres of township land into the village. Annexing portions of the township ito the village would mean property owners would have access to village utilities including sewer and water. Mount says Frazeysburg already...
August 29, 2002 - 12:47pm
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Leaks and age are the main reasons the Muskingum County Jail needs a new roof. If all goes according to plan, that new roof could be constructed by snowfall. Three bidders showed interest inthe job, but only two submitted bids. Both hovered between $80,000 and $90,000. Saup-Hartley won out with an $84,456 bid. No special options or alternates were included in the final batch of bids.
August 28, 2002 - 3:39pm
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The Zanesville Stoneware company closed back in March of this year...now the company's assets have also been sold. Robinson Ransbottom Pottery company of Roseville is buying Zanesville Stoneware Company's assets. Robinson recently bought the equipment of the company. The deal was completed in July. The former Zanesville Stoneware facility will be known as Robinson Ransbottom's Zanesville plant. Stoneware owner Milman "Bud" Linn says the company's name was not sold in the transaction.
August 28, 2002 - 3:34pm
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Governor Bob Taft has signed an executive order creating a statewide alert system to thwart child abductions. Taft's order requires the state's Amber Alert system to be in place by January. Taft says the statewide system will help broadcast information quickly about an abduction in the first few hours after a child is taken. He introduced the statewide alert system today along with Misty Baker, whose daughter Erica disappeared three years ago from the Dayton suburb of Kettering. At least...
August 27, 2002 - 11:29pm
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An alert for parents and children in the Dresden Road and Taylor Street area of Zanesville. According to Zanesville Police, within the past 48 hours there have been two incidents where a male in a purple vehicle has acted in a threatening manner towards children in the neighborhood. The first incident happened Monday afternoon, when Police say a man driving a purple vehicle pointed a gun at crossing guards at Westview Elementary. Tuesday night, in the same area, police reported a man in a...
August 27, 2002 - 4:59pm
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A 75-year old man hospitalized after tests showed he probably had the West Nile virus died on Monday according to Cleveland city officials. It is the second suspected human death of the virus in Ohio. State officials are reporting that a 79-year old Clermont County man apparently died of the virus on August 12th at a hospital near Cincinnati. Since there has been positive test results for the West Nile virus in Muskingum, Licking, Coshocton, Guernsey, Morgan, and Perry counties, residents...
August 27, 2002 - 4:53pm
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The Zanesville City Schools Board Of Education held a special meeting today to discuss plans for two new middle schools. The Board met with architects and a construction manager to review various options for the new middle schools that well be built on the Blue Avenue and Grover Cleveland sites. Once the Board has decided on an appropriate plan for the two middle schools, the project will then move into the design phase. The Board will meet next Tuesday to make a final decision on the two...
August 27, 2002 - 1:37pm
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Zanesville Fire Department continues to piece together parts of a puzzling and mysterious fire. Fire ripped through a Wheeling Avenue home shortly after midnight yesterday and authorities continue to patch together bits and pieces of information collected at the scene. Meanwhile, occupants of the household at 1164 Wheeling Avenue are regrouping what is left in their lives. A beloved pet perished, but no one else was hurt. Authorities say the investigation continues as they patch together pieces...
August 27, 2002 - 6:15am
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Transportation officials convened at the Muskingum County Commissioner's meeting Monday, to discuss the possibility of funding a new program designed to facilitate economic resolve. Z-Bus officials presented a plan to develop a new bus route that would better connect workers to the newly developing east side of Zanesville. Many, local community agencies are backing the idea. The twenty-one mile route will run three times a day, past forty Zanesville businesses. Z-Bus representatives say they...
August 26, 2002 - 9:58pm
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The Greenwood Revitalization Project is well underway, but Monday night at the City Council meeting one Greenwood resident voiced concerns about the plan. Up for Council's discussion was the acquisition and necessary demolition of property for the project to proceed. Council opted for a second reading of the issue...when Greenwood resident Jacob Hempfling approached Council with concerns. Mr. Hempfling feels that to improve the area, raising the City's housing standards is a better approach...
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