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August 14, 2002 - 3:17pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
The City of Zanesville and the Zanesville Housing Development Corporation are trying to get the word out that the Greenwood Revitalization project is still on schedule. Twenty-five new single family homes will be built on Greenwood Ave., Market St. and East Main Street. On July 11, 2.7 million dollars in tax credit funding was reserved for Greenwood Homes, L.L.C.
August 14, 2002 - 12:47pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Red Cross representative say the recent heatwave put a damper on some people at the Muskingum County Blue Ribbon Fair. Exhaustion and sickness landed them in the makeshift infirmary under the grandstand. Medical staff members say there are a few tips people should follow when going to the fair. Hydration is important, as is wearing appropriate, light-colored clothes. Skip Randles, R.N. says the medical staff is there to help anyone with most any ailment, but an ounce of precaution could prevent...
August 14, 2002 - 12:33pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Who knew backpacks could be so dangerous? Last year, nearly 5,000 trips to the emergency room resulted from backpack use. Chiropractors wanted to minimize those trips and banded together to distribute tips for proper backpack use. Tips apply to everyone, but most are geared toward young students. Dr.Randy Myers says children should only carry 10-percent or less of their body weight, on their back. Because workloads require multitudes of paper and course books, many students are weighted down...
August 13, 2002 - 10:17pm
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Tuesday evening those attending the Muskingum County Fair were able to express their patriotic pride and thanks to those who risk their lives to keep us safe. Deputy Robert Tanner was honored, along with local firefighters and law enforcement officials during a special ceremony. Applause erupted from the crowd after a round of Taps and rifle shots. Robert Tanner was shot and killed during routine patrol on Dunzweiler Drive in Falls Township. He was 39-years-old.
August 13, 2002 - 10:07pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Tuesday evening members of the communtiy were able to view diagrams showing different options of the new school buildings on Blue Avenue and at the current Grover Cleveland site. Members of the technical team for the Zanesville City School Board spoke to the public about the diagrams and reasoning behind the placements of the structures. Concerns and questions were also answered regarding the building process. Superintenent Mike Pockl commented that the meeting went well, mostly because...
August 13, 2002 - 6:21pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
The executive director of the Center For Child And Family Development speaks out tonight about the center being turned inot a halfway house that will house sexual offenders. The Center which is liscensed under the Ohio Deparmtment Of Human Services has been dealing with neglected and abused kids for the past ten years. It was over the past year that they have decided to provide services to children who exhibit inappropriate behaviors due to sexual abuse. Renovations are being done on the...
August 13, 2002 - 12:54pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Beware of insect imposters this fall because the Asian Lady Beetles will return this September. Bug experts say even though the lady bug lookalikes are a nuisance, they're harmless. But, if enough of them get out of control they can wreak havoc on unsuspecting homeowners. To avoid their wrath experts suggest caulking all openings and sealing up homes as tight as possible. The Asian Lady Beetles migrate toward homes in September and October, so provisions should be made by the end of August.
August 13, 2002 - 12:46pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Traveling along the midway at the Muskingum County Blue Ribbon Fair, there are elephant ears and french fry stands as far as the eye can see. But, a few food concessionaires stand apart from the rest. A handful of food vendors make appearances, not to pad their pockets but to raise money for some local worthy causes. The Muskingum Eastern Star #485 doles out donuts to raise money for cancer, the Eastern Star Home and various other charities. High school athletes benefit from the numerous stands...
August 13, 2002 - 9:48am
4 years 44 weeks ago
A major power outage hit Zanesville just before 8:30 this morning knocking out service to customers on the north, south and east ends of town. American Electric Power's Carmen Prati says a squirrel got into a north Zanesville sub-station and casued the shortage. That also caused sub-stations in the south and east end of town to also go down. In all, around 24-hundred customers lost service. Power was restored around 10:00 this morning.
August 13, 2002 - 9:39am
4 years 44 weeks ago
A juvenile detention facility that will serve eight area counties opened on Monday after budget problems casued it to be vacant for a year. The Perry-Multi County Juvenile Facility in New Lexington was finished last spring but couldn't open becasue of budget shortfalls at the state department of youth services. The 20-bed facility will serve youths ages 12 to 18 from Muskingum, Perry, Coshocton, Fairfield, Delaware, Licking, Morgan and Knox counties. Perry county juvenile Judge Luann...
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