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August 30, 2002 - 4:50pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
The month of September is upon us and the City of Zanesville has been planning an event to remember the September 11th terrorist attacks. After almost a year, the economy and the hearts of every American are still feeling the impact of the attacks. With this in mind, the city and Mayor Fenton are keeping the day as a special reminder of what happened. A tribute will be held at Zane Landing Park from noon to 12:30 p.m. Local law enforcement officials and city officials will be on hand to pay...
August 30, 2002 - 4:46pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Ernie isn't the only one to love his rubber ducky...next week for the United Way Duck Race the entire city of Zanesville can show their appreciation of the yellow quacker. Friday afternoon the Sheriff's Department was gearing up for the race by selling pizza and tickets. The Rubber Duck Race is the kick-off of the United Way campaign. It will be held Spetmeber 4th at the Longaberger Pool beginning with the celebrity race, with the numbered duck race to follow.
August 30, 2002 - 1:39pm
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What's holding you back? If it's not a seatbelt, you might have to explain your reasoning to a state highway patrolman. Authorities say they expect a lot of traffic to travel through the Muskingum Valley throughout Labor Day Weekend and half those travelers won't be buckled up. Local authorities say they will be out in force and will not hesitate to issue a traffic citation for not wearing a seat belt if they pull someone over for another violation. Ohio State Highway Patrol officers say they'...
August 29, 2002 - 6:48pm
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A local group wants to share its love of radio-controlled airplanes with the public...On Sunday anyone and everyone is invited to attend the Fly-For-Fun day at the ZARKS airfileld. Anyone who would like to try to their hand at flying an actual radio-controlled craft may do so, with the help of the buddy system. The event will start at noon and end whenever the last person leaves. Food will be available, and parking is free. The Fly-For-Fun day follows a flying day at Dillon.
August 29, 2002 - 6:38pm
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America's pasttime may get some time off...a strike is looming if the players and the owners have not agreed on labor disputes. Dr. Robert Burke, a Muskingum College Professor, has written two books recently on baseball labor problems. Dr. Burke predicts that a strike will occur, but hopefully it's not longer than two weeks. He pointed out that both sides have so much at stake financially that they can't afford to let the issue go unresolved for very long.
August 29, 2002 - 12:50pm
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There could be a few land transfers within the year that would relocate portions of Jackson Township to the Village of Frazeysburg. Jackson Township trustees and Frazeysburg Village Administrator Dan Mount showed up before Muskingum County commissioners to discuss annexing 80-acres of township land into the village. Annexing portions of the township ito the village would mean property owners would have access to village utilities including sewer and water. Mount says Frazeysburg already...
August 29, 2002 - 12:47pm
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Leaks and age are the main reasons the Muskingum County Jail needs a new roof. If all goes according to plan, that new roof could be constructed by snowfall. Three bidders showed interest inthe job, but only two submitted bids. Both hovered between $80,000 and $90,000. Saup-Hartley won out with an $84,456 bid. No special options or alternates were included in the final batch of bids.
August 28, 2002 - 3:39pm
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The Zanesville Stoneware company closed back in March of this year...now the company's assets have also been sold. Robinson Ransbottom Pottery company of Roseville is buying Zanesville Stoneware Company's assets. Robinson recently bought the equipment of the company. The deal was completed in July. The former Zanesville Stoneware facility will be known as Robinson Ransbottom's Zanesville plant. Stoneware owner Milman "Bud" Linn says the company's name was not sold in the transaction.
August 28, 2002 - 3:34pm
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Governor Bob Taft has signed an executive order creating a statewide alert system to thwart child abductions. Taft's order requires the state's Amber Alert system to be in place by January. Taft says the statewide system will help broadcast information quickly about an abduction in the first few hours after a child is taken. He introduced the statewide alert system today along with Misty Baker, whose daughter Erica disappeared three years ago from the Dayton suburb of Kettering. At least...
August 27, 2002 - 11:29pm
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An alert for parents and children in the Dresden Road and Taylor Street area of Zanesville. According to Zanesville Police, within the past 48 hours there have been two incidents where a male in a purple vehicle has acted in a threatening manner towards children in the neighborhood. The first incident happened Monday afternoon, when Police say a man driving a purple vehicle pointed a gun at crossing guards at Westview Elementary. Tuesday night, in the same area, police reported a man in a...
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