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August 6, 2002 - 11:27pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff's Department S.W.A.T. team raided a house at 1206 Putnam Ave. in Zanesville Tuesday night. Officials haven't released what kind of drugs or how many drugs were confiscated during the raid. The bust is still under investigation, more details will be available Wednesday morning.
August 6, 2002 - 2:06pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
A Zanesville food pantry needs help. A lot of people rely on Christ's table in downtown Zanesville for their daily meals. But in the summer months donations dry up and that has happened again this year. Kitchen coordinator Paul Griffin says this time of the year his food pantry could use produce from farmers or home gardeners. If you would like to make a donation or help in some other way you can by contacting Christ Table in downtown Zanesville at 28 South 6th street.
August 6, 2002 - 1:57pm
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It won't be long now until the Muskingum county fair is off and running. It starts this Sunday and crews are putting final touches on the blue ribbon event. Fair board president Darrell Cubbision says he can't wait for it to start. Junior and senior fair board members will meet tonight to go over any last minute issues that need to be addressed. This year will be the 156th edition of the Muskingum county fair.
August 6, 2002 - 6:09am
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The fate of the Licking County Joint Vocational School will be revealed after polls close tonight. The JVS is asking voters to approve a 1-mill, 21-year bond issue that would pay for expansion and renovation of the high school and adult education facilities. If passed, the issue would generate $35 million. Polls opened at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.
August 5, 2002 - 9:49pm
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Late Monday afternoon the Zanesville City School Board met to discuss the placement of several new school buildings. A total of seven diagrams were discussed showing the new middle and high school buildings off Blue Avenue. Also debated were possible placements for the two new elementary schools at the Grover Cleveland site. The public will have a say regarding the building sites as the school board will be holding a community meeting sometime next week. Also Monday the school board hired...
August 5, 2002 - 1:30pm
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Newton Township will be home to one of Muskingum County's newest housing developments, now that Muskingum County Commissioners approved a request for plat approval. The Smith Family owned a substantial amount of land off Heckel Road for generations, but developer Sandy Smith says he thought it was time to divvy up the land and plot single family sites for others. Eighteen plots are scheduled to be built. Gas, underground electric, telephone and cable service will be extended to residents of the...
August 5, 2002 - 1:26pm
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The Ohio Mountain Bike Association is eager to showcase their sport and they'll have their chance at Dillon Family Fest on August 31. The Family Adventure Challenge is a mountain bike race that riders of all ages and riding levels can participate in. People interested in the challenge should visit Southside Cycling on Maysville Pike. Registration for the challenge will be held at the park at 11 a.m. The race will begin at 12:30 p.m
August 5, 2002 - 1:11pm
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Governor Taft has signed a bill that give speeding drivers a better chance of keeping their licenses. The legislation removes previous violations as a factor in determining points against a driver's license. For example, a person going 85 miles an hour in a 65 zone would receive two points against his license, whether it was a violation for the first time or the fourth time. The bill also lessens the penalty for those convicted of being under the influence of alcohol in a parked car....
August 5, 2002 - 1:03pm
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The village of South Zanesville is having some water problems. Administrator Richard Guss Sr. says residents can expet disclored water until Friday of this week.
Guss says it's due to a problem with the water filter in the plant. Although Guss says the water is safe for drinking and cooking, residents need to watch when washing clothes.
August 5, 2002 - 12:56pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
The Longaberger family has made another investment in Licking county. Rachel Longaberger, president of the Longaberger Foundation, has purchased the Hartford Farm and Horse Barn. She bought the property from Anton Pohlmann, who owns Buckeye Egg farm. Longaberger says that "after searcing in various locations, it's great to have found the perfect place to pursue two life dreams...helping kids in need through a not-for-profit therapeutic riding program and breeding world class horses for...
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