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July 19, 2002 - 5:16am
5 years 6 weeks ago
A construction project in Licking county did not go so well. Thursday, work involving a torch on the roof of a Newark nusing home caused a fire at the Arlington Nursing Home on South 30th street. That according to the Newark fire department. The fire started in the roof area over the dining room of the home...and officials say that's were work was being done. All the residents were evacuated. There were no injuries. The damage, which is estimated at 40-thousand dollars, does not include...
July 19, 2002 - 5:10am
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Perry county fair is off and running. 40-thousand people are expected to attend the blue ribbon event this year and officials say the big draw will be Saturday night. Fair board president Frank Newlon says the fair's biggest attraction is the Saturday night truck and tractor pull. Newlon says a rodeo night is also planned. There are also more than one-thousand junior fair exhibits for poeple to experience. In addition to the numerous junior fair exhibits, the fair also has a new coliseum...
July 19, 2002 - 5:04am
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A Zanesville man was sentenced to 11 months in prison this week for breaking and entering and entering into two local businesses. 27-year-old James Dooley pleaded guilty to two counts of breaking and entering and one count of theft. Dooley was accused of using a rock to break into the front door of Jessica's Clothes Closet on Wayne avenue and also the front door of the Clark gas station on Maple avenue back in June of this year. He also stole merchandise from Jessica's. Three other co-...
July 19, 2002 - 4:59am
5 years 6 weeks ago
A big drug harvest for the Muskingum county sheriff's department. The drug unit and special response team this week seized more than one-thousand marijuana plants worth more than one-million dollars. According to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, one marijuana plant that's processed and distributed on the street has a value of at least one-thousand dollars. There have been no arrests made in connection with this seizure, but the sheriff's department is investigating possible suspects....
July 18, 2002 - 10:46pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A crash Thursday afternoon on Interstate 70 near Cambridge killed two motorcyclists from Pennsylvania. According to the Cambridge post of the State Patrol, a car traveling Westbound collided with a tractor trailer heading in the same direction. After the two vehicles separated, the car crossed the median and struck the motorcyclists who were traveling Eastbound. One victim, 48-year-old George Horner of Lancaster, PA was pronounced dead at the scene. The other victim, 38-year-old Nicholas...
July 18, 2002 - 5:01pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
After years of arguing of "who's" going to fund the Sanitary Sewage Plant in Muskingum County...The City of Zanesville and Muskingum County have finally entered into an agreement. Mayor Jack Fenton and County Commissioner Don Madden are both pleased with the joint venture and are hoping that this agreement will be beneficial to both sides and will calm any dis-agreements in the future. The agreement will go in front of the City Council on Monday night.
July 18, 2002 - 5:26am
5 years 6 weeks ago
It was a perfect night in downtown Zanesville as a big crowd turned our for the annual Taste Of Zanesville Celebration Wednesday. Area residents enjoyed music, pottery, food, games and prizes. More than 40 downtown businesses particpated in the event, which highlighted services and goods local merchants have to offer to the community. Visitors stood in line to take advantage of the food, horse drawn carriage rides and other events. This was the fourth year for the Zanesville event.
July 18, 2002 - 5:18am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Some tense moments Wednesday on the south side of Zanesville when a gas line ruptured during routine electrical work. Pike electrical workers said they were contracted by American Electric Power to do some work on Maysville avenue, but were not aware a gas line was present.
Columbia Gas field supervisor Kim Ramsey says although there was not an emminent danger from the leak, several area residents and businesses were evacuated. No injuries were reported. A-E-P does not see any more...
July 18, 2002 - 5:14am
5 years 6 weeks ago
A Zanesville company is closing its doors. Custom Coil and Transformer company on Newark road will close August 2nd. Company president Marty Lucas says the operation is being consolidated into a Cleveland company called Transformer Engineering Corporation. Lucas says Custom Coil has 10 employees and a temporary worker. The comany manufactures transformers and serves many different markets including elevators, cable t-v, audio products and airport lighting. One of its bigger customers is...
July 18, 2002 - 5:07am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Zanesville police are investigating an early morning robbery at the Dairy Mart on Linden avenue in Zanesville. It happened on Wednesday. Detective Ric Roush says the suspect entered the store just before 5 a.m. and demanded money from the clerk. The robber stole around 100 dollars and then fled on foot towards Forest avenue. The suspect was wearing a black toboggin with holes cut out for the eyes. He is described as five-feet seven inches tall and weighing between 160 and 185 pounds. He...
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