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July 23, 2002 - 5:14am
5 years 7 weeks ago
The state route 146-60 connector road project was the main topic of discussion at Zanesville city council Monday night. After an executive session, council failed to over-ride Mayor Jack Fenton's veto regarding the proposed road. Council wanted the project to be turned over to the local Transporation Improvement District to speed it up. The Override effort fell short by two votes and means the city will keep control of the road project.
July 22, 2002 - 5:21pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
What first sounded like a car crash to one Zanesville resident, actually turned out to be a transformer bursting into flames. Late this afternoon, Lisa Adkins who lives at the intersection of McConnell Avenue and Norwood Boulevard, was working in her garden when she heard a loud noise. When she turned around, Lisa never expected to see a transformer going up in flames. To contain what Lisa described as bright fireworks, she called 911 and the Zanesville Fire Department, Columbia Gas, and...
July 22, 2002 - 11:11am
5 years 7 weeks ago
A 10-year-old child is being hailed as a hero today after alerting his family about a fire in their home. The Muskingum county sheriff's department says it happened in Newton township. It happened at 10 Columbia drive, off of Old Town road. The home was occupied by Mark Stotts and his family. Dispatchers says the fire call came in just after four this morning. The family was asleep at the time of the blaze and neighbors say the family's 10-year-old boy woke up the family and allowed...
July 22, 2002 - 5:04am
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Ohio Super Lotto jackpot is starting to grow again. Look for six million dollars for Wednesday's jackpot after no ticket had the winning combination in Saturday night's five million dollar drawing. In the kicker game, there also was no big winner of the 100-thousand dollar top prize.
July 22, 2002 - 4:56am
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum county sheriff's department has issued information on its most wanted suspect. Detectives are looking for John Davis Gray. Gray is being charged with failure to register as a sexual offender. His last known address is Newark road in Zanesville. Gray is described as having brown hair and blue eyes, stands 5-feet-6 inches tall and weighs around 160 pounds. If you know of his whereabouts contact the Muskingum County Sheriff's department.
July 19, 2002 - 7:14am
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Coshocton county sheriff's department is investigating a fatal accident. It happened Thursday afternoon on state route 83 north. Sheriff's deputies say 30-year-old Kyle Manuez of Millersburg was driving north on 83 when he went left of center and struck a southbound vehicle head-on. That vehicle was driven by 62-year-old Loder Lampela of Amesville. Lampela was lifeflighted to Grant Hospital in Columbus, but while enroute complications developed in Lampela's condition, and the helicopter...
July 19, 2002 - 5:16am
5 years 7 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 7 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
5 years 7 weeks ago
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 7 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....
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