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February 7, 2003 - 7:29pm
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Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend? Well look no more because the largest pottery sale will be in town. It’s the fifth year for the Largest Pottery Sale and Basket Happenings to make a visit to our area and both get better every year. The events are this weekend. The pottery sale is at the Welcome Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Basket Happening is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn on East Pike.
February 7, 2003 - 7:19pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Today board members of the Underground Railroad Education Center gathered to discuss matters regarding a new landmark for the Putnam Historic District of Zanesville and Southeastern Ohio. The building has been fully renovated and now is in need of furnishings to complete the center. Board president Kathy Brantley, says it is important to hold an event to give people the opportunity to understand the purpose of creating this historic museum. If you would like to join the board for their third...
February 7, 2003 - 5:14pm
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A longtime Zanesville businessman has died. 82-year-old Arlin Frame, who owned City Tire for 50-years died Thursday evening. Frame was active in the community and was a World War II veteran. The Snouffer funeral home is handling the arrangements. Viewing will be held Monday from 2p.m. until 4p.m. and 7p.m. until 9 p.m. The funeral will be held at the Snouffer funeral home on Tuesday.
February 7, 2003 - 3:22pm
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Senate republicans say they’re not ready to agree to an Ohio house plan to balance a budget deficit without taxes. Teri Geiger, chief of staff to senate president Doug White, sys the G-O-P controlled senate need to know more about how the house plan works. House speaker Larry Householder wants to strip Governor Taft’s proposed increases in cigarette and alcohol taxes from a bill balancing a 720 million dollar budget deficit. Householder says the house will wait until April to see if a...
February 7, 2003 - 3:09pm
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The winner of the Zanesville Rotary Daybreak 4-way speech contest will soon be on her way to Columbus for another competition. The event was held at this week at the Zanesville Country Club. The winner of the contest is Brandi Baughman. She is now headed to the Rotary district contest on March 8th in Columbus. The speech had to be original and relate to the 4-way test of Rotary International that asks: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better...
February 7, 2003 - 11:47am
5 years 7 weeks ago
House republicans say they will block Governor Bob Taft’s proposal to raise cigarette and alcohol taxes this year. House Speaker Larry Householder says republicans will also remove a proposal to cut 30 million dollars in state money to local governments. He says the house will pass a budget bill without the taxes but with a series of cuts and accounting procedures. In April, the House will than determine if new taxes are needed to balance the budget.
February 6, 2003 - 7:18pm
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A new program could help eliminate the amount of money you pay for prescription drugs. The Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority is hosting a presentation that will help low income families get the prescription drugs they need. Brenda Beardsley a supervisor for the Housing Authority says that those who register will pay a one-time fee of 25-dollars, and if the individual or family qualifies they will no longer deal with soaring prescription costs. The pharmaceutical companies who are...
February 6, 2003 - 12:46am
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Although the November elections are still months away, political parties are already gearing up for the races. The Muskingum County's Republican Party had two individuals to choose from for their mayoral endorsement. The party chose Dave Joseph over Rick Lavy. Both men are well-known in the Zanesville area: Joseph for his ownership of Dave's Union Bar and Lavy who once served as City Council President and as Mayor. While Lavy was not endorsed, he is still planning on running for the...
February 5, 2003 - 6:47pm
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The cost of crime is going up here and throughout the Country. Locally, there is a move underway for Zanesville and Muskingum County to join in the fight against crime by joining forces. Overcrowding is an issue for the city and county jails. Currently the Zanesville City Jail has a waiting list of 120 people. The County Jail is permitted to hold 180 inmates and because it’s reached its maximum capacity, eleven prisoners have been contracted out to other facilities, costing the county 60-...
February 5, 2003 - 6:40pm
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The political season in Zanesville is officially underway. Mayor Jack Fenton files his petitions to the board, announcing his plans to run for another term. Mayor Fenton has served as mayor for the past seven years, and being a native of Zanesville has helped him run the city. Officials from the Muskingum County Board of Elections, say no one else has turned in petitions to run for mayor and the deadline is February 20th.
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