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February 3, 2003 - 10:37am
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The Muskingum county sheriff’s office has released details on this week’s most wanted suspect. He is identified as Brian Merriam. Merriam is charged with three counts of trafficking in drugs and four counts of possession of drugs. His last known address is Candlestick Drive in Zanesville. Deputies describe him as six-feet-one inches tall and around 150 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. If you know where Merriam is located call the Muskingum county sheriff’s office at 740 452-3637.
February 2, 2003 - 8:56pm
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Every Tuesday evening children from all over the area crowd into a local restaurant, and its not just to eat dinner. Tee Jaye’s in Zanesville has held a Karaoke competition for children every week, and staff members select one lucky winner each time. There are seven finalists who will compete for a 5-hundred dollar savings bond. There is an open-mic for children who wish not to compete. The singing finals will be held Tuesday February 11th. If you would like more information you make contact...
February 2, 2003 - 8:46pm
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We all know February second to be Groundhog’s Day, and this year our favorite little critter brought some good news. “Buckeye Chuck” did not see his shadow in the central Ohio town of Marion this morning. Chuck failed to see his shadow so belief has it that winter would be over sooner than we might think. It’s a superstition that has been passed throughout the years, if he sees his shadow then the state could face a longer winter by six weeks, and if a shadow goes un-noticed then spring will...
February 1, 2003 - 2:34pm
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The 2003 “Zaney Follies” are headed our way. Singers, dancers, and actors will make a visit to the Secrest Auditorium, in hopes to raise money to benefit Genesis Hospice. This year Genesis officials agreed to give the community a chance to participate in the show. The show will take place Friday, March 21st and Saturday, March 22nd. If you need more information or would like to purchase tickets you can contact the center at 740-819-2759.
February 1, 2003 - 2:26pm
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Space shuttle “Columbia” fails to reach its destination. Columbia was scheduled to land in Florida at 9:16 a.m. Eastern time. The shuttle was carrying seven astronauts one of which was Israel’s first. NASA lost contact with the shuttle as it passed over the Dallas-Fort Worth area around 9:00 a.m. As videos show it appeared that there were multiple trails from the shuttle as it moved across the sky. The space agency says the shuttle was traveling at more than 12-thousand miles an hour at an...
January 31, 2003 - 6:13pm
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It’s a big weekend for some local businesses as they showcase their product and services. Over thirty area businesses are on display at the Colony Square Mall and each has something special to offer. Several thousand people are expected to make their way to the Colony Square Mall this weekend, and Bill Arnett Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce says those who attend may help our economy in the long run by purchasing from local retailers. The Business Expo will continue at the mall this...
January 31, 2003 - 2:59pm
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The strike is on today in Morgan County. County highway department workers are manning the picket line. The strikers are in front of the Riecker Complex on Main Street in McConnelsville holding signs. Morgan county commissioners have been meeting with employees trying to resolve conflicts over medical insurance. The commissioners want all county employees on the same level of premium payment. Most non-union employees receive full coverage paid by the county, and those in need of a family...
January 30, 2003 - 7:16pm
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Its official! Zanesville Ohio is now in the 2004 Guinness Book of World Records. Today a press conference was held at the Alfred S. Carr Center to announce the candle lighting success. An amount of 4,127 candles were lit. The next cake auction will be filled with several different surprises. The next auction will be held at the Colony Square Mall on April 24th and 25th.
January 30, 2003 - 2:30pm
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Governor Bob Taft today proposed two-point-three billion dollars in new taxes to help balance Ohio’s next two-year budget. Taft’s plan would dramatically expand the sale tax to cover professional services such as real estate, cable television, dry cleaning and debt collection. The plan also would reduce the sales-tax exemption on toll-free telephone calls, which would largely affect call centers. It also would lower personal income tax rates so that more than a half million poor Ohioans no...
January 30, 2003 - 1:08pm
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The Zanesville police department today released pictures of the robbery of a local store. It happened last...
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