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October 31, 2002 - 7:28pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Not only does Goodwill sell gently-used items for reasonable prices, the organizations also looks to help special employees. The Zanesville Welfare Organization and Goodwill Industries Incorporated has been awarded a three-year accreditation for their work with disabled and the disadvantaged. Stephanie Peoples, Director of Corporate Development and Training said that an organization recieving a three-year accreditation outcome has put itself through a rigorous peer review and has demonstrated...
October 31, 2002 - 7:24pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
This is the time of year when the leaves turn a multitude of colors...but once they hit the ground the hard work begins. The City of Zanesville has announced its plans for its leaf pick-up program, which begins Friday. City officials ask that if you do decide to bag your leaves, don't include trash in the leaf bags. If you decide to rake your leaves to the curb, don't push them into the street. Any questions pertaining to the collection, call 455-0615.
October 31, 2002 - 7:20pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Water will soon be flowing through the Chandlersville area. Thursday morning the County Commissioners announced that the County has been awarded a C-D-B-G Grant allowing for the development of a water system. The grant totals $1.9 million and will be used for the Village of Chandlersville. Once the grant is signed the County can begin the process of installing water into the area. Public hearings will be held to announce plans and steps that will be taken during the process.
October 31, 2002 - 4:20pm
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A Muskingum county family is homeless tonight after a fire destroyed their home. It happened Wednesday night to Tiffany Dunn, Travis Riggs and their six-month old daughter. The fire started in the baby's room of their mobile home at 1164 Gayla drive. No one was home when the fire started. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. Both the South Zanesville and Newton township volunteer fire departments responded to the blaze. The Muskingum Valley Red...
October 30, 2002 - 12:06pm
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A divided Ohio Supreme Court today threw out the death sentence of a man convicted of killing a Muskingum county sheriff's deputy. In a four-to-three vote, the justices sent the case of Tony Gross back to the trial court for resentencing. The Supreme Court says that alternate jurors should not have have been present in the jury deliberation room during the penalty phase of Gross' trial. Gross was convicted of aggravated murder in the July 1994 death of Lieutenant Mike Lutz. Prosecutors say...
October 29, 2002 - 8:00pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
It's cold outside and that means the winter heating season has arrived. Two years ago, Ohioans were shocked when the cost of natural gas used to heat their homes hit an all time high. And with area tempatures dropping into the low 30's, most residents will again become preoccupied with their monthly gas bill. But according to the Public Utilities Commission Of Ohio, the cost of heating your home will be lower than the previous year due to the slowing economy. Also under the winter reconnect...
October 28, 2002 - 9:11pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Major drug arrests took place on Friday, October 25, 2002 when the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office arrested two local residents, 25-year old Ralph Long Jr and 35-year old Eric Murvine. Seized were nearly 2 kilos of powder cocaine and 145 grams of marijuana. Estimated street value of the drugs would be nearly one hundred thousand dollars. Additionally, detectivs confiscated cash totaling over 21 thousand dolalrs, 3 trucks, 2 Jeeps, 1 car and a motorcycle. Also seized were firearms as well...
October 28, 2002 - 1:38pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Pumpkins are barely rotting on the vines, kids haven't even got tricks or treats yet, but that hasn't stopped Dee Dee Jellison from preparing for the tenth annual Christmas parade in South Zanesville. Anyone can turn in an application to ride in the parade, but time is running out. Applications can be found at numerous, Zanesville stores and Jellison's beauty salon Hairport II Plus Uni Tan. Jellison encourages applicants to ride on a float or vehicle because the parade route stretches from The...
October 27, 2002 - 6:26pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The East Muskingum School District has been working since April 1st on its new middle school building, and due to the amount of questions about the building process the district decided to host an open house to allow curious residents to tour the facility. The curiousness of human nature is understandable and appreciated. Both the construction management firm and the general construction company welcomed the public to the site. The completation date is July 15 of next year with construction...
October 27, 2002 - 6:22pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
In its sixth year, the Souper Bowl event raises money for area agencies such as East Side Community Center, Catholic Social Services, Christ's Table and the Muskingum COunty Center for Seniors. A total of 14 area churches volunteered time to make the savory soups: homemade bean, vegetable and potato. Last year the Souper Bowl raised near $9,000 for the four benefactors. This year, more than 1,500 people enjoyed the soup at the Center for Seniors.
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