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April 10, 2002 - 6:14am
4 years 44 weeks ago
A Noble county teenager is being on murder charges. 16-year-old Matthew Lallathin is accused of shooting 38-year-old Todd Morrison of Byesville. Police says Morrison stopped to help Lallathin during a traffic accident last fall, and that's when he was shot. So far about 12 witnesses have testified in the trial. The trial is expected to last until Friday. If convicted, the teenager could face life in prison.
April 9, 2002 - 4:12pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
A staple in the Zanesville Pottery industry for 113 years is closing down. The family owned business, Zanesville Stoneware will no longer exist. Buddy Linn worked for his family’s company since high school. Now 50 years later, he decided it was time to retire. A major fire destroyed most of the shop in the late 80’s, but Linn rebuilt. The history of Zanesville Stoneware is detailed in a new book. Written by independent authors, the book is for sale over the Internet at www.artpots.com....
April 9, 2002 - 4:12pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
The West Muskingum School District and the Zanesville School District got a little financial help from a ground hog and the Muskingum County Community Foundation Council. Each year the foundation hosts an annual event call the Ground Hog day celebration. The foundation raised over 5 thousand dollars, giving each school district 25 hundred dollars. Both the schools are using the money to gain support for their levy.
April 9, 2002 - 4:11pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
America is getting fatter, that’s what studies are showing. It’s a serious health issue that concerns both children and adults. Locally, the medical profession is fighting back against the bulge. Medical professions got together at MATC/OUZ to discuss the problem here in Muskingum County. Dr. Vicki Whitacre said there are ways to keep your weight under control. Like limit the time you watch TV and use the computer, she recommends getting outside and doing physical activity. Whitacre says...
April 9, 2002 - 5:23am
4 years 44 weeks ago
More bad news for Morgan county. Gould Electronics has layed off some of its employees. Company spokesman Al Hall says that 30 workers have been layed off. Gould manufactures foil used for computers and other electronic items. Morgan county lead the state in unemployment, but recently announced the opening of an industrial park to help bring new jobs to the area.
April 9, 2002 - 5:17am
4 years 44 weeks ago
A man with only one leg managed to save himself and his two sons from a house fire early Monday morning. The Crooksville fire department says the fire happened at 13013 Possum Hollow road around 1:30 in the morning. It took four fire crews to put out the fire. The owner of the home, James Wilson was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital and treated for smoke inhalation, his two sons were not hurt. Fire crews are continuing to investigate the cause of the fire, but Chief Denny Dew says the cause...
April 8, 2002 - 4:28pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Feeling a little green? With the dream of cold hard cash, many Ohioans are getting lotto fever. It’s only Monday but the sickness has already started. Wednesday’s 56 million dollar super lotto jackpot is the biggest ever. Retailers are expecting long lines. The cash payout is around 24 million dollars. Everyone has their dreams of what they are going to do with all that money.
April 8, 2002 - 4:24pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
A sign that the local economy is picking up, sales at Colony Square Mall in Zanesville have increased 20 percent. Those figures, from February, are a total of all mall shop sales. Some of the increase is attributed to the addition of Dunham’s and Old Navy. Several veteran retailers had impressive increases: Zanesville Chiropractic, Shoe Sensation and Vitamin World are among those stores. Not only have sales increased, but the number of shoppers have gone up. The food court is getting a new...
April 8, 2002 - 1:38pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
County employees could see some added benefits to their health care plans in the next couple of months. Monday the Muskingum County Commissioners reviewed the health care plans for over 8-hundred of their employees. The health care plans should be finalized by June.
April 8, 2002 - 1:35pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Rufus Putnam Elementary School children learned a lesson in pottery Monday from the oldest acting pottery maker in the world. Fred Beane from North Carolina has been in the pottery business since he was ten, now sixty-nine years later he is still going strong. Students were able to watch Beane make different sculptures, as well as ask questions.
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