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July 31, 2002 - 1:44pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Workers from Paul Contracting were out in the 90 degree temperatures Wednesday afternoon installing a new air conditioning unit and improving duct work at Secrest Auditorium in downtown Zanesville. The new air conditioning unit occupies a vacant space on the roof of the Auditorium. The duct-work will facilitate the flow of air throughout the building. Contractors say the renovations should be complete by October.
July 31, 2002 - 12:53pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
During the dog days of summer, contractors are busy running around Secrest Auditorium like cats on a hot, tin roof. Paul Contracting workers installed a 16 ton air conditioning unit on top of the auditorium roof, this morning. They're also busy completing duct work to facilitate air flow. Contractors say all renovations should be complete by October.
July 31, 2002 - 12:49pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Everyone's favorite wizard celebrates his fourteenth birthday today and to commemorate his birth, the Muskingum County Library System focused on the teenaged phenomenon.
Fans of every age are invited to write birthday wishes to Harry Potter on a large, poster or enter in drawings for various Potter paraphernalia.
July 31, 2002 - 12:37pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Ohio Department of Education miscalculated numbers in a Title One study and that error caused alarm in the Zanesville City School District. Title One-funded schools must have a poverty rate of 35-percent and register low on proficiency scales. Zanesville Title One Director Tony Reese says he saw results regarding Wilson Elementary School and General Rufus Putnam Community school. Reese says the study's numbers did not add up. Both schools might educate more than 35-percent of impoverished...
July 30, 2002 - 5:28pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Late Tuesday afternoon Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox filed charges against the suspect involved in Sunday's shooting death of 9-year-old Michael Derwacter. The suspect, Michael F. Martin, III, is being held in the Zanesville City Jail. Martin is being charged with one count of reckless homicide with a gun specification, one count of involuntary manslaughter with a gun specification, and one count of discharging a firearm over a public road. At this point in the investigation, no...
July 30, 2002 - 2:48pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Expansion plans for Century National Bank are underway as employees and community members attended a ground-breaking ceremony Tuesday afternoon. The Bank broke ground for a building expansion next to its main office in downtown Zanesville. The new space will be a two-story structure, 44-hundred square feet, with eight to ten new offices, and additional parking options. The new addition will also provide better service to the customer and continue the city's vision of downtwon revitalization...
July 30, 2002 - 2:41pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
In keeping with the vision of revitalization in the downtown area, a new sign has been placed by the 5th Street exit ramp off of Interstate-70, to greet travelers to the downtown area. Much of the funding for the new signs comes from the Gus Macker Basketball tournament. Kessler Sign Compmany designed and manufctured the welcome sign.
July 30, 2002 - 1:25pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Former Ohio Congressman James Traficant was led away today from A Cleveland courtroom in handcuffs after a federal judge sentenced him to eight years in prison. The maverick democrat had argued he couldn't be sentenced in court because he's already been punished by his colleagues. But the judge rejected that argument. U-S district judge Lesley Wells told Traficant he has no respect for government and that he used lies to distract attention from the charges. He was convicted in April of...
July 30, 2002 - 11:12am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Hundreds of needy children will benefit from a new program created by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 29 in downtown Zanesville. The ladies of the auxiliary designed a campaign to gather school supplies for local children who need them. Auxiliary members say they're aware other programs exist, but admit there can never be too many programs that benefit the nearly 700 needy children in the Zanesville City School District. Parents interested in obtaining supplies should call the school...
July 30, 2002 - 9:15am
5 years 6 weeks ago
After stealing more than 33-thousand dollars in jewlery from the Lazarus department store in the Colony Square Mall, a Columbus man is going to prison. 21-year-old Albert Watson The Third was in Muskingum county common pleas court on Monday. He pleaded guilty to one count of robbery and one count of theft. In July of last year, Watson, along with co-defendent, Steven Michael Wilson, asked a store clerk to open a jewelry case so they could look at some of the pieces, when the clerk opened the...
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