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January 25, 2003 - 10:08pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A two-year-old wearing only plastic pants and training underwear was found outside of a Newark grocery store in subzero temperatures after wandering from his grandmother's apartment early Friday morning. Supermarket employee Barbara Helwig was preparing breakfast sandwiches at the Newark Market Basket Store on Cherry Valley Road when she heard a strange noise. The disturbance turned out to be two-year-old Chaz Keaton, bumping his behind against the store's front glass windows. Helwig wrapped...
January 25, 2003 - 10:04pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A group demanding increased public access to ancient indians mounds in Newark paid about $875 in fines and costs for a woman convicted of tresspassing at the site. All money was in Sacagawea dollar coins. Barbara Crandell and two fellow members of Friends of the Mounds handed over the coins, wrapped in $25 bank rolls. The 73-year-old Crandell, of Thronville, was convicted in November of tresspassing at the Octagon Earthworks, which was built about 1650 years ago by the Hopewell Indians, and...
January 25, 2003 - 10:00pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The New Zanesville Host Lions Club formally presented itself to the Lions Chapter Saturday evening at the Holiday Inn...an event that brought international members to Zanesville to celebrate. The Zanesville chapter was actually chartered December 11th, 2002. The Lions Club is designed specifically to provide eye glasses and eye research studies to prevent blindness throughout Muskingum County and the world. Currently the New Zanesville Host Lions Club chapter has approximately 30 members......
January 25, 2003 - 8:20pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Local boy scouts are roughing it this weekend. Each year: the Muskingum Valley Boy Scouts gather in Conesville to test their survival skills. Up against Mother Nature, and each other, the young scouts display their abilities that may help them when faced with an emergency. Over 1-hundred boy scouts are participating in the three-day event, and at the end eighty awards will be given to the winners of the various contests.
January 25, 2003 - 8:06pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Today’s “Big Bowl Breakfast”, at Applebee’s was a success. Over three hundred people spent their morning at Applebee’s enjoying a hearty breakfast that consisted of items such as: pancakes, sausage, and bacon. All the proceeds from today’s breakfast will benefit the Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan County Chapter of the United Way.
January 24, 2003 - 6:28pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A 30-hour famine will take place for members of one local church. Starvation and malnutrition problems throughout the world have raised a huge concern to the youth group of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Zanesville. The youth group and other church members will begin fasting on February 28th and during that time they will collect money from area businesses and residents. The group will also take part in community service programs. The C.M.A. church is asking for other churches...
January 24, 2003 - 6:06pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A blood shortage strikes South-Eastern Ohio and the entire nation. There are eight different blood types and out of the eight, six are critically short everywhere. Our local Red Cross supplies to 58-Hospitals and 27-Counties, and because the supply is so low their outstanding orders have been cut. Abby Corder a recruitment representative for Red Cross says although this problem has yet to affect the patients in our local hospitals, it raises strong concerns. If you would like to donate but aren...
January 24, 2003 - 6:11am
5 years 11 weeks ago
A Newark man was sentenced to four years in prison and has had his driver’s license suspended forever after a fatal car crash last spring. 19-year-old Phillip Carter, had faced a possible maximum sentence of 11 and a half years in prison and 25 thousand dollars in fines. He pleaded no contest in December to aggravated vehicular homicide and vehicular assault. Passengers Cliff Heaton and Jennifer Pintz died in the crash that happened last May.
January 24, 2003 - 6:06am
5 years 11 weeks ago
Governor Taft is expected to announce increases in the state’s gas tax today to fund need road construction. In a report issued late last year, cities, engineers and contractors recommended increasing the tax by six cents a gallon of three years. Members of the committee issuing the report on Ohio’s transportation system say they expect Taft to follow the committee’s recommendations closely. The new taxes would raise an additional 390 million dollars over three years. Taft says the state is...
January 24, 2003 - 5:55am
5 years 11 weeks ago
Muskingum Tech is getting ready for a major change. The fourth president of the Technical College, Lynn Willett, Thursday announced that he plans to retire. The 61-year-old Willett says he will guide the college for one more year while the board of trustees conducts a search to replace him. The chairman of the Muskingum Tech board of trustees praised Willett for his 17-year tenure as president of the college. Willett oversaw the growth of the college’s foundation assets to more than two...
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