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September 28, 2002 - 1:48pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A former Muskingum College student accused of killing her newborn baby will wait a bit longer before heading back to court. 22-year old Jennifer Bryant had her suppression hearing continued yesterday because of a scheduling conflict with her attorney. Bryant pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to involuntary manslaughter, child endangering, and abuse of a corpse in the February death of her newborn child.
September 28, 2002 - 1:44pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A Big Brother volunteer has been indicted by a Licking County grand jury of 19 sex charges in addition to more than 50 other charges he's faced involving children. Authorities say 34-year old Scott Wagner allegedly mentored at least one child, a 12-year old boy, he's accused of raping. They met through the Big Brother Big Sister Organization of Licking and Perry Counties. Wagner is being held in the Licking County Jail on 750-thousand dollars bond.
September 27, 2002 - 5:02pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A Newark Company will shut down operations come next year and more than one hundred jobs will be lost. The reason… Asian competition. John Jenkins, the General Manager of the Dayton Precision Company, says Asian companies are making components for electrical motors for about thirty percent less than what it costs to make them at the Newark plant. Jenkins says Dayton Precision, whose parent company is Cleveland-based Kirkwood Industries, has been in financial strains for the last three years...
September 27, 2002 - 4:54pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Wet road conditions led to many fender-benders across Southeastern Ohio. One serious car collision sent a Thornville man to the hospital. Around twelve this afternoon state troopers say a Progressive Auto Insurance S-U-V hydroplaned, sideswiping a Honda S-U-V on Route 22 near Thompson Run Road. The Honda went over an embankment and the driver, 42-year old Carl James, was taken to Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital with back injuries. The driver of the Progressive Auto Insurance vehicle was...
September 27, 2002 - 4:46pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
They offer help to those in need, and today they were dishing up rib sandwiches galore to keep their organization's philanthropic deeds going strong. On the menu for the 12th annual United Way benefit luncheon were almost a thousand rib sandwiches, chips, cookies and drinks. All for four dollars and all possible thanks to generous donations from area businesses. Today’s event was held at the First Federal Savings Bank in downtown Zanesville. Keely Warden, the Executive Director for the...
September 27, 2002 - 4:43pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
We’ve all heard money makes the world go around. Well today a legislative forum allowed people to share concerns about funding for the treatment of mental illness or drug and alcohol addiction. This afternoon it was standing room only as more than two hundred people discussed Ohio’s Medicaid crisis and how to get the most out of limited resources. Rod Hollingsworth, Executive Director of the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, says doubling the excise tax of alcoholic beverages could...
September 26, 2002 - 10:21pm
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The one year anniversary of the September 11th attacks reminded our nation of the sacrifices our law enforcement officials take on everyday. Thursday and Friday nights The New Hope Full Gospel Church will be holding a special service honoring Zanesville's fire, police and sheriff's deputies. Pastor Joe DiVincenzo says the service is called "We Care" and it's meant to tell those who keep us safe how thankful we are, and to let them know that they are in the thoughts of many residents. The...
September 26, 2002 - 10:15pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Thursday afternoon the Ohio State University campus was bustling with educational excitement as the Jeopardy! Clue Crew was quizzing students to participate in the upcoming College Championships. This is the first Mid-west trip for the Clue Crew, who chose OSU because of its enthusiasm and prestige. Possible contestants volunteerily took numerous tests to see if they made the grade as a contestant. But Jeopardy! workers are quick to say that being a contestant means more than book smarts......
September 26, 2002 - 6:37pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Before you flip through the pages of your phone directory, you’ll see a piece if history across the cover. The new S-B-C Ameritech Zanesville telephone directories feature Muskingum County’s Bicentennial Barn. Commissioner Dorothy Montgomery, a Governor’s Appointee to the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, made the barn print happen. The barn idea was also used for other community phone directories in Perry and Belmont counties.
September 26, 2002 - 6:32pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
While the economy is uncertain and employment rates fluctuate, jobs were aplenty today in Zanesville. The One Stop Career Center hosted an all-day job fair at the Holiday Inn. From food services, to banks, and technical jobs, more than 30 companies were on hand to hire. Organizer Bob Mercer says around 500 people turned out for today’s event.
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