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January 18, 2002 - 7:53pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Ten libraries in the southeastern ohio area have developed a project to help preserve Muskingum County's history. The Muskingum County Library System received a 92-thousand dollar grant to start the "Digital Shoebox Project". The Digital Shoebox will bring together historical treasures such as old photos, documents, maps and county histories of the region in a searchable online scrapbook. Muskingum County Library System is encouraging local historical genealogical societies, newspapers,...
January 18, 2002 - 7:48pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Students from three different schools in the Maysville District had a chance to get aquainted with their new surroundings. Today was "transition day" for elementary school students from Newton Primary, South Zanesville Intermediate, and Springfield Bell. Armed with maps of the new Maysville Elementary School, students were given guided tours of the new facility. The day which has been in the planning stage for over a year, was needed to make students feel at home. Over 900 students were...
January 18, 2002 - 7:44pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Staff members and students of Rufus Putnam Elementary School are coming to the aide of two former students by selling baked goods. Kevin and Tyler Bryan lost their parents in the fatal fire that happened last weekend in Moxahala Drive. To show their support and compassion for the boys, the Rufus Putnam family decided to do something to help them in their time of need. A portion of the proceeds from the bake sale will be given to the Zanesville Fire Department to help purchase smoke detectors...
January 18, 2002 - 4:28pm
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Muskingum County Sheriff Bob Stephenson is speaking out about the shooting death of one of his men. On Tuesday January 8th deputy Bob Tanner Jr. ws shot to death during a traffic stop in falls township. Sheriff Stephenson says it was a horrific event. He says his first thought was to get to the office to oversee the department reaction. But he also knew he would be needed at the hospital. He says he wanted to make sure his deputy was getting the best possible care. The Sheriff also said he...
January 18, 2002 - 12:50pm
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It was in 1908 that Lash School was built. Fifty-six years later, in 1954, Zanesville High School was constructed. It is now in the beginning of the 21st Century that a new set of buildings may enter into the history of the school district. That is the plan for school officials, and supporting of the upcoming bond issue. And to get the levy in motion, a year’s worth of preparation is setting the stage for what could be a dream come true and “Camelot” for Zanesville City Schools. The district...
January 17, 2002 - 7:47pm
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There is good news for seniors who are taking drugs manufactured by Pfizer. The drug maker has come up with a program that will help seniors reduce the cost of their medications. Unlike tradtional prescription programs, Pfizer's "Living Share Program" goes far beyond the usual discount. If eligible, the customer would only have to pay a $15 co-pay. Enrollment starts Feburary 1st and it is very easy to apply. To receive an enrollment packet at your home, you can call 1-800-717-6005 or visit...
January 17, 2002 - 7:41pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Who is to pay for a medical bill that was left behind by an inmate furloughed by the Zanesville Police Department. This is the question that Genesis HealthCare System wants answered in a lawsuit filed against the City of Zanesville. It has been the policy of the department to suspend the sentence of a misdemeanor violator if they need to seek medical attention. Last year, 44-year old Orville Dunn of Athens Lane, complained of chest pains. Following policy, his sentence was suspended so he...
January 17, 2002 - 7:35pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
The only cardio-thoracic surgeon in the city of Zanesville has decided to leave the Genesis Helathcare System. As early as March, the hopsital which performed their first open heart surgery back in October of 2000, will not have a heart surgeon located in the city. Dr. Brian McDonald who has been the only thoracic surgeon in Zanesville for a little over two years, cited that his reason for leaving is because it is time for a change. Although there will not be a surgeon in Zanesville until a...
January 17, 2002 - 12:40pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
The accused killer of a Muskingum County Sheriff's deputy was back in court Wednesday. In a preliminary hearing the case of 27-year-old Henry Hager was bound over to a Muskingum County Grand Jury on aggravated murder charges. Last week Hager was arrested for the shooting death of Muskingum County Sheriff's Deputy Robert Tanner Jr. In the hearing, Muskingum County Prosecutor Michael Haddox presented evidence to send the Hager case to a grand jury. In sworn testimony three witnesses testified...
January 17, 2002 - 12:05pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
It is a lifesaver and one of the most important safety tools in your home, and surprisingly many homes are without one. Because of the two-fatality house fire that occurred last weekend, the Zanesville Fire Department wants to spread the word that smoke detectors should be in every household. Free smoke detectors are available at the Zanesville Fire Department for anyone who needs a smoke alarm and cannot afford one. These detectors are being provided by the ABC Wilson Fund, which was set up...
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