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July 30, 2002 - 2:41pm
5 years 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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...
July 30, 2002 - 9:10am
5 years 7 weeks ago
Muskingum county prosecutor Mike Haddox is expected today (Tuesday) to decide if charges will be filed against a suspect in connection with the shooting death of a Blue Rock boy. Nine-year-old Michael Derwacter was shot in the head, possibly by a stray bullet. Zanesville Police have one man in custody. His name has not been officially released. He has not been charge in connection with the shooting. The incident happened Sunday night just off Maple avenue.
July 30, 2002 - 8:33am
5 years 7 weeks ago
Many people continue to work on last-minute details for the upcoming Labor Day festivities at Dillon State Park. The Fifth Annual Dillion Family Festival is designed to bring families together in a community setting. From early morning to late night, a lengthy list of activities are planned for August 31. New and old traditions will be celebrated including the introduction of bike races conducted by the Ohio Mountain Bike Association. For additional information contact Dillon State Park during...
July 29, 2002 - 12:44pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Zanesville police today identified the 9-year-old boy shot to death Sunday night off Maple Avenue. Chief Eric Lambes says the victim is Michael Derwacter of Blue Rock. The shooting incident happened around 8:00 p.m. in an alley between Sheridan Street and Forest Avenue. It's thought to have been a stray bullet from someone practicing shooting. Police have one man in custody, but he's being held on an unrelated charge. His name is not being released and he is not an official suspect. The...
July 29, 2002 - 10:47am
5 years 7 weeks ago
Ohio and other states are rushing to enact laws cracking down on unwanted e-mails known as spam. But some technology experts and state officials are questioning the laws' effectiveness. Anti-spam legislation was introduced in at least 30 states in 2002, with laws passed in Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, South Dakota and Utah. Governor Taft is scheduled to sign Ohio's anti-spam law Thursday.
July 29, 2002 - 8:22am
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum county sheriff's office has issued information on this week's most wanted suspect. Detectives are looking for Jeffrey Delong. Delong is charged with contempt of court and failure to appear. His last known address is Mcintire avenue in Zanesville. Delong is described as having brown hair and green eyes, is 6 feet one-inch tall and weighs around 225 pounds. If you know of his location call the Muskingum County Sheriff's office.
July 26, 2002 - 2:49pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
For one bank employee her days of counting money and dealing with customers has come to an end. Today, Priscilia Andrews turned in her credentials to start a new life as a retiree. After 43 years as a Service Associate at the Zane Plaza Unizan Bank office...Andrews is calling it quits to make more time for family and friends. Andrews originally started working at the First National Bank, before it became known as Unizan Bank.
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