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January 2, 2003 - 11:48am
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Whiz stations are boasting about a new member to the family. Courtney Coleman is the morning newscaster at both the television and radio stations and today she gave birth to a baby girl. It happened early this morning at 3:37 at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus. The infant was 8 weeks early. But still weighed a healthy four-pounds 12 ounces. Mom, dad and baby are doing fine.
January 2, 2003 - 11:45am
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Zanesville highway patrol is investigating the first fatal accident of the year 2003. It happened around three New Year’s morning on state route 666 about four miles south of Dresden. According to troopers the victim is 23-year-old Gailey Davis. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The patrol says Davis was driving south on 666 at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his car, hit two trees and overturned. The crash remains under investigation.
December 31, 2002 - 6:14pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The holiday season normally is full of happy times...but it can also be a time when some people suffer from depression especially if you've recently lost a loved one. Depression affects many people every year, but family and friends are not powerless. The best advice is to pick up the phone and talk to the grieving person. Judy Hamilton, a consultant at Genesis Hospice says that post-holiday depression can be even worse once everyone else gets back to their normal lives. "Many times family...
December 31, 2002 - 6:09pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Some changes are taking plave at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services...and the Zanesville branch is in the middle of implementing the new policies. Starting January 8th, every office across the state will close to the public on Wednesday afternoons. According to Jeff Bresock, office manager at the Zanesville branch, the closings will allow the department to "take the information that the customers are providing through the telephone system and give us four to five hours to be able...
December 31, 2002 - 2:13pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A nationwide security crackdown took place in the past, few weeks. Now that bomb sensors have been installed in most, major airports, travel industry leaders say travelers need to adhere to new rules and change some of their old habits. Because of revamped security, travlers should expect long lines and even longer waits to board planes, says travel agent Roseanne Diosi. But, that doesn't mean travelers should arrive right before the scheduled boarding time. Diosi says travlers should allow...
December 31, 2002 - 11:50am
5 years 7 weeks ago
The West Muskingum Board of Education will be hosting two public meetings in January to talk about school funding. Superintendent Marvin Wourms says the meetings will address the emergency operating levy that expires at the end of next year. Wourms says the levy generates 600-thousand dollars a year. It was first passed in 1993 and renewed in 1998. Wourms sys the board has discussed placing the renewal of the levy, currently at two-point-six mills, on the May ballot. Or, the board has...
December 31, 2002 - 11:42am
5 years 7 weeks ago
The state has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider a ruling that could cost the state millions of dollars in payments to coal companies that are prohibited from mining on their property. The ruling is based on a case in Guernsey county. The court, in a four-to-three ruling on December 18th, said the state must pay R-T-G Incorporated for coal on land it owns that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources ruled to be unsuitable for mining. The land sites on an aquifer that is the primary...
December 30, 2002 - 6:09pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Earlier this afternoon, family and friends gathered at the Muskingum County Courthouse to watch Commissioner Don Madden take his oath of office. Madden, who was re-elected county commissioner in last month's election, was sworn in to office by Judge Mark Fleegle. After the ceremony, Madden thanked everyone, especially his family, for their continued support. The New Year will mark the start of Commissioner Madden's second term.
December 30, 2002 - 1:12pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Zanesville Police Department welcomed their newest sergeant, earlier today at a swearing-in ceremony in City Council Chambers. Chris Rice served Z.P.D. for five years and in that short time he rose to the rank of sergeant, but family members say they never doubted he could escalate ranks so quickly. Rice's mother Lou Rice says Chris always excelled at everything he did and wife Amy Rice says Chris is a natural leader. Chris says he relishes his new promotion and looks forward to moving up the...
December 30, 2002 - 10:18am
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum county sheriff’s office has issued information on this week’s most wanted suspect. Deputies say he is Shawn Robert Brownfield. He is charged with failure to appear for child support and failure to appear for a driving under the influence charge. His last known address is Poverty Ridge, in Blue Rock. He is described as having blond hair and blue eyes, weighs around 135 pounds and stands 5-feet, 9-inches tall. If you know where Brownfield is located or have any information that...
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