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April 1, 2003 - 6:07am
5 years 12 weeks ago
The state announces a major grant for the village of pleasant city in Guernsey County. State development director Bruce Johnson says that the village will receive 600-thousand dollars to improve its sewer system. The village will use the funds to build a waster water treatment plant and install sanitary sewer lines. The project will benefit around 230 households. The total cost of the project is 5.4 million dollars.
March 31, 2003 - 6:50pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
A leader of the religious comunity in Zanesville is being deployed. Pastor Keith Lingsch, who serves as a chaplain in the 121-st Air Refeuling Wing of the Air National Guard, is waiting for orders that will send him to the middle east. Pastor Lingsch has been called upon to provide spiritual support to troops who are currently fighting on the front lines in Iraq. Although he has never been deployed to a war front during his 14 years of service, he says that his approach will not be any...
March 31, 2003 - 6:45pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
The old saying that good things come to those who wait has became an actual truth for the trustees of Jackson Township. After nearly four years, the Jackson Township trustees were able to hear open bids for a road resurfacing project. In order to support the project financially, the trustees had to rely on monies from the Community Development Block Grant Program. Bids for the repaving project will cover approximately 1.75 miles on Ashcraft Road which is located in the northwest corner of...
March 31, 2003 - 6:39pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
Residents in Chandlersville are one step closer to getting running water in their homes. Engineers on the 1.9 million dollar water project for the village were waiting for a reply from the Ohio Department Of Transportation to allow them to begin construction along State Route 146. Earlier today, the county finally received a response that gives them the green light to proceed. The county commissioners hope to put the project up for bid within a couple of weeks. Also they are anticipating...
March 31, 2003 - 2:51pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
A well-known Zanesville and Newark businessman has died. George Matesich passed way Sunday at the Alterra House in Newark. Matesich was the retired President and Chairman of the board of the Matesich Distributing Company in Newark. He spent over 50 years in the family owned business that was started by his father and late brother John Matesich Junior in 1928. George Matesich was active in the wine segment of the beverage business. He was also active in the community with membership in St....
March 31, 2003 - 11:04am
5 years 12 weeks ago
Playing and socializing at preschool is fine, but the Ohio Department of Education says kids should be learning too.
The state has established its first academic standards for preschoolers. They’re not mandatory, but state officials say using them as teaching guidelines will help children be prepared for kindergarten. They’re simple standards, such as printing and recognizing names and being able to tell coins apart. Math and language standards are already in place and science and...
March 31, 2003 - 10:33am
5 years 12 weeks ago
The Muskingum County sheriff’s office is looking for this weekend most wanted suspect. He is James A. Haught. Haught is charged with domestic violence. His last known address is Owens Hill Road in Zanesville. Haught is described as having brown hair and eyes, stands five-feet nine inches tall, and weights around 180 pounds. If you know of Haught’s whereabouts or have any information that might lead to his arrest, contact the Muskingum County sheriff’s office at 740 452-3637.
March 30, 2003 - 10:48pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
An argument over a microwave takes a turn for the worse for a Coshocton County resident. Just before 8 p.m. Saturday evening, 22-year old Jason Cushman of Coshocton, confronted 26-year old Shane Dubosh also from Coshocton, about stealing his microwave. The two men began arguing on the front lawn of Dubosh’s home. The verbal debate would quickly turn into a physical battle that lasted around forty-five seconds. Cushman then headed to the sheriff’s office to file an assault complaint against...
March 29, 2003 - 8:49pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
Alcohol and excessive speed are considered factors in a one vehicle accident Saturday afternoon. At 4:15 p.m. 38-year-old James Bates of Zanesville was traveling eastbound on Grantcliff Road when he lost control of his Ford pickup truck. The vehicle went off the right side of the road. Bates overcorrected and went off the left side of the road, striking a tree and an embankment before turning the car on its top. According to Trooper Troy Hale with the Zanesville State Highway Patrol, Bates...
March 29, 2003 - 8:42pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
An early afternoon accident on State Route 60 sends one woman to the hospital and another to the county jail. A local resident received the surprise of his life as he tried to enter his driveway, located at 325 Wayne Avenue. As he turned his silver 1997 Ford pickup truck, a 20-year-old woman from Columbus, who was behind him, was unable to slow down her white 1989 Chevy Celebrity. The Celebrity made contact with the truck and side-swiped the car of a Zanesville woman, who was traveling...
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