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February 10, 2003 - 7:22pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The race for mayor in the city of Newark is off and running. After Mayor Frank Stare announced earlier this year that he will not be seeking another term in office, many government officials speculated on who would seek the office. The first person to take on the challenge is Newark City Council member republican Sheri Hottinger. Up until today, Hottinger may have run unopposed. But former state representative democrat Marc Guthrie and democrat council member Bruce Bain are expected to...
February 10, 2003 - 2:01pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Ohio remains on high terror alert. Ohio’s homeland security task force say the state will evaluate the state’s terror threat level day-to-day. Governor Taft followed the lead of the federal government last Friday in raising the security alert to its second-highest level: to “orange “ from “yellow”. State officials say the national intelligence on the potential for terror attacks included no specific threats against Ohio. The heightened security includes increased patrols around Ohio’s six...
February 10, 2003 - 10:25am
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More than 300 sex offenders can’t be located across the state of Ohio because they failed to register their address, as required by law. That figure represents three-point-three percent of the more than nine thousand people listed on the state’s sex offender registration network. In Muskingum county sheriff Bob Stephenson says there are 64 registered sexual offenders. He added that one of Muskingum County’s sex offenders is in custody in Florida for not registering and another cannot be...
February 10, 2003 - 9:32am
5 years 11 weeks ago
Morgan county highway employees continue to protest a proposed medical insurance cost increase. Morgan county highway department workers disagree with the Morgan county commissioners goal to put all county workers on the sale level of premium payment for insurance. The highway department employees who have been picketing in front of the Reiker complex on main street in McConnelsville, want to resolve the conflict surrounding their medical benefits. Previously the county paid 100 percent of...
February 10, 2003 - 9:28am
5 years 11 weeks ago
The Muskingum county sheriff’s office has released details on this week’s most wanted suspect. She is identified as Angel Smith who is also known as Lula Rojas. Smith’s last known address is Melrose Avenue in Zanesville. She is described as having brown hair and eyes, weighs around 145 pounds and is about five-foot three-inches tall. If you know her whereabouts contact the sheriff’s office at 740 452-3637/
February 9, 2003 - 6:53pm
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The annual Devillete Spectacular brought in 25 different dance groups from all over the Ohio area. Young women dancers met at Zanesville High School to compete at a regional level. The lucky winners receive a trophy and the chance to compete in the state level competition, which will be held on March 2nd at Perrysburg High School.
February 9, 2003 - 12:46pm
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Two Cambridge residents are facing criminal charges after the police department executes a drug raid. Around seven Friday evening, the Cambridge Police Department, along with the Southeastern Ohio Narcotics Team Task Force, raided the residence. A search warrant was issued to the police department from the Guernsey County Prosecutor’s Office after the 2-week long investigation, which uncovered drug activity. Officers were able to seize a large amount of cash, a 25-caliber handgun, and various...
February 7, 2003 - 8:24pm
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To counter the growing demands of manufacturing and production of its snacks, the Conn's Potato Chip Company is looking to move locations. The Zanesville-based organization had planned on moving to the Hartman Truck Center Building in Falls Township but those plans were thwarted by the discovery of 4-inch sewer lines. By E.P.A. standards, the lines need to be 6-inches. A second location has been chosen and is in the process of contratural negotiations. With the move, Conn's will be...
February 7, 2003 - 7:35pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The Zanesville Goodwill is preparing for their busiest month of the year, March. It’s hard for them to prepare when the store has a huge shortage of clothing. Vickie Frick the assistant manager of the store says they are in desperate need of clothing donations. If you have any clothing that you would like to donate you may do so by dropping them off at either Pick-n-Save South, K-Mart North, K-Mart South, and of course Goodwill on Maple Avenue.
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.
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