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November 12, 2002 - 10:43am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Fire officials have confirmed the death of an area man after he was trapped in a house that caught fire on Fourth Street in Newark, early this morning. According to fire investigator Tim Smith, 18 year old Nicholas Winegardner didn't make it out of the burning home despite firefighters efforts. Another victim, 20 year old Tiffany Halsey, was taken to Licking Memorial Hospital and is currently being treated for injuries as well as smoke inhalation. Her condition is currently unavailable. A third...
November 11, 2002 - 12:36am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Detectives of the Zanesville Police Department have launched an investigation into a bank robbery that occured around 9:20 Saturday at Bank One located at 1200 Brandywine Boulevard. According to Detective Ric Roush, a 30-year old black male described as having a medium build and standing 6-foot tall, casually entered the bank Saturday morning demanding cash. The suspect then fled on foot. Although there were some indications that the suspect could have possibly been armed, no gun was seen....
November 10, 2002 - 7:08pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
It was a time of prayer and pride for the Nelson T. Gant Foundation Sunday afternoon...as the group dedicated the home of Nelson T. Gant to the city of Zanesville. Gant, a former slave, perservered during the height of racial prejudice to become a self-made millionaire. The Foundation, which has overcome many obstacle to obtain the hosue, wants to share Gant's legacy with the community. The Gant Homestead served as a stop for slaves escaping to freedom through the Underground Railroad.
November 10, 2002 - 7:03pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Animal Shelter held its Annual Open House Sunday, where people can come in and get to know the pets. The Shelter incorporates an Adopt-A-Thon with their Open House, which encourages people to adopt due to lowered adoption fees. This is the second year for the Adopt-A-Thon. Gary Graham, Executive Director at the Shelter says this is the ideal time to have both the Open House and the Adopt-A-Thon because things are starting to slow down, and people are getting ready for the holiday season.
November 10, 2002 - 6:59pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The V.F.W. on Putnam Avenue hosted the Third Annual Toys for Tots Auction Sunday afternoon to raise money for the organization. More than 150 people attended the auction which included a Chinese Auction and Spaghetti Dinner. All proceeds from the auction benefit "Toys for Tots." In the past the auction has raised over $3,000. Once the money is collected the foundation will buy toys for numerous charitable organizations throughout the county.
November 9, 2002 - 3:41pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Little kids, big kids, decorated war heroes and local celebrities were present today at the Veteran's Parade in downtown Zanesville. People braved the chilly winds to honor those who served their country by servin armed forces. Frazeysburg resident Holly Mitchell says she believes there was a resurgence in patriotism after 9-11. Jade Johnson is a 9 year old from Zanesville who recently said she learned about foreign wars in school and wanted to honor veterans who fought in those wars. Veteran's...
November 8, 2002 - 2:03pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Freezing conditions can ruin many things, including waterlines -- if they're improperly cared for. But, Zanesville residents shouldn't worry about the state of their water district as winter nears, as long as they use common sense when caring for their water pipes and put faith in the water department. Water Superintendent Bob Pletcher says water crews repeatedly check pipes and water flow from the first snow through the first thaw. But, there are some tips residents can follow to do their part...
November 7, 2002 - 4:05pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
It's not event Thanksgiving yet and the Chamber of Commerce is already thinking about Christmas shopping. The objective of the Chamber is to promote business activty in the area...and thanks to a new program many local businesses will make money this holiday season. It's part of the Chamber's "Buy Local" program, designed to bring customers to downtown. The gift certificates will be accepted at over 100 local businesses. They will be used as travellers checks, in demoninations of $5.00, $10...
November 7, 2002 - 3:57pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The city of Zanesville has been cleaning up nicely, with the help of the county's new baler. The recycling machine has not only been used to keep out planet clean, it also has a surprising result: making a profit for Muskingum County. The baler sorts through paper, cardboard and plastic products, saving the county money by shipping the baled products directly to the companies. Its dual purpose of saving the envornmnent and benefitting Muskingum County are evident in the people who enjoy...
November 7, 2002 - 1:52pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Students in the Talented and Gifted Class at West Muskingum Middle School wanted to honor the talented and gifted men and women who fought for our country in foreign wars, so they invited area veterans to an early Veterans Day program. World War II Veteran James Feerick talked about bombing missions and being a Prisoner of War for two years. Feerick says the most important lesson children learned today was to learn about the importance of freedom. Seventh grade TAG members Sabrina Shuey and...
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