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September 20, 2002 - 1:15pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Artistic talent is percolating in the Greater Zanesville area, and the Zanesville Appalachain Arts Project teamed up the Java House to promote local artists. A coffee theme permeated the interior of the Java House off Maple Avenue. Every medium was showcased and will be featured during a special showing from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday night. ZAAP members say it's essential to have venues like the Java House, to peddle and showcase their work. The coffee artwork will hang in the Java House for...
September 19, 2002 - 4:52pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Officials are giving a word of caution today from animal experts concerning dogs and the West Nile Virus. Authorities say older dogs, puppies and dogs with weak immune systems could be at risk for contracting the potentially deadly disease. The warning comes after an 8-year old dog in Illinois dies from the virus. It's the first reported case in the United States of West Nile Virus in dogs. Gary Graham, the Executive Director at the Zanesville Animal Shelter says it would be a good idea to...
September 19, 2002 - 4:46pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Dry weather conditions are keeping firefighters busy this summer battling wildfires throughout the United States, even here in Southeastern Ohio. Cambridge firefighters are urging people to keep their daytime burning to a minumum. Firefighter Tom Kafury says just using some good ol' common sense could keep a lighted cigarette from ignating a major blaze off Interstate 70. The state-wide burning ban goes into effect in October and November, though firefighters say even the rest of this month...
September 19, 2002 - 4:32pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The Zanesville area has lost a man of many talents. Joe E. Grimm served many titles in Zanesville, most notably as County Commissioner from 1970 to 1977, and as WHIZ News Director beginning in 1963. Mr. Grimm spent more than 20 years in the broadcasting industry, where he worked for stations in Canton, Dover, Youngstown, Phoenix, Arizona, and for WHIZ Television and Radio. He is survived by his second wife, Ruth Ann Kirkbride Grimm, four sons, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren...
September 19, 2002 - 4:22pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The workplace can be stressful, but add to it communication barriers between different generations, and the stree level sky rockets. Some companies noticed Generation X and Generation Y workers clash in a working environment. An expert from Wright State University visited Ohio University of Zanesville to discuss generational differences. The topic is Multi-Generational Motivation and Communication. Cindy Schisler, an expert on Office Dynamics says it's easy for everyone to get along, once...
September 19, 2002 - 4:08pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
32-year-old Darin Jordan fell eight feet Wednesday afternoon onto a large pile of bricks and brick fragments. Initially Jordan was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital for treatment, but this morning was transported to Grant Medical Trauma Center in Columbus. According to family members, Darin shattered his left leg and arm. After the first surgery in which doctors inserted a metal rod into his leg, doctors opted to transport him to Columbus for his second operation. Wednesday afternoon Darin...
September 19, 2002 - 12:56pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
An economic upswing for Longaberger Baskets means 225 laid off employees can dust off their employee badges next Monday. Longaberger representatives say they're excited employees are returning and believe it will be good for morale. Employees in basket making divisions will be asked to return to work on Monday. Longaberger Corporate Communications Director Julie Moorehead credits increased sales from rejuvenated sales, for the return of employees.
September 18, 2002 - 6:11pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
A Zanesville man is recuperating tonight at Good Samaritan Hospital after falling from a scaffolding into a mound of bricks. Around 1 o'clock this afternoon 32-year old Darin Jordan fell eight feet into that mound of bricks suffering injuries to his arm, leg, and head. Zanesville Assistant Fire Chief Dave Lacy says Jordan was working to renovate the old Thompson Radio Supply building on 6th Street when the accident happened.
September 18, 2002 - 4:57pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
New developments are surfacing in the case of a McConnellsville woman who was shot in the face Monday afternoon. McConnellsville Police say 58- year old Jack Church was intoxicated the afternoon of the shooting, and the Church initially admitted to committing the attempted aggrevated murder. Authorites say the victim, 43- year old Kristy Hooper remains somewhat conscious at the OSU hospital. Morgan County Prosecuter Rick Welch says he believes there are witnesses to the incident though none...
September 18, 2002 - 12:17pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Safety is often the last thing on the minds of busy people hustling through parking lots and rushing out of their homes, but law authorities say safety is something people should never forget about. A recent rash of rapes and robberies have plagued the Central and Southeastern Ohio area and local officials say they fear some Muskingum Valley residents think the crime wave is restricted to Columbus city limits. It's not. Although Ohio State University has been the site of several, recent rapes...
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