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August 16, 2002 - 12:16pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A non-profit organization finally realized dreams of helping the city of Newark attain a nationally recognized historical status. Newark Alliance says that the more than 70 buildings add to the atmosphere of Newark, so property owners might as well benefit from it.Buildings are elligible for 20 percent of a historical tax credit. That means if you spend 1-million dollars you can get a 200-thousnad dollar tax credit as long as it qualifies.
City officials say that national and...
August 16, 2002 - 10:52am
5 years 11 weeks ago
Buckey Egg Farm owner Anton Pohlman's 288-acre horse farm and mansion in Licking county sold for five and a quater million dollars. That's according to Longaberger Basket spokeswoman Julie Moorehead. The farm was purchased in July by Rachel Longaberger, who's president of Longaberger chairty division. Formerly called Hartford Farm, the property has been renamed Scion Farms. Moorehead says it will be used to breed thoroughbreds and as a home for a therapeutic riding program for disabled...
August 16, 2002 - 9:54am
5 years 11 weeks ago
The Zanesville police department says it made a drug bust. Chief Eric Lambes says his drug unit and special response team arrested two South Zanesville adults for trafficking in Marijuana, Ecstasy and L-S-D. Chief Lambes says 21-year-old John Mcelfresh and 20-year-old Stephanie Hancock, both of 29 south Montague avenue were arrested. Lambes says his department was helped by South Zanesvlile police chief Mike Prather. Mcelfresh faces four counts of trafficking in drugs and one count of drug...
August 16, 2002 - 6:08am
5 years 11 weeks ago
Another child became the victim of a gun in Zanesville, only this time it was a pellett rifle. A young girl was taken to the hospital yesterday, after being struck by ammunition. Lt. Bill Shaw of the Zanesville Police Department says a group of children were playing at a house on Euclid Avenue when the rifle accidentally discharged. The name of the girl has not been released.
August 15, 2002 - 4:54pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
This weekend the city of Newark is celebrating it's bicentennial and now the city has something else to celebrate. The Newark Downtown Historic District has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The area was added because of the architecture of the area including the Licking County Courthouse built in 1878. There are about 90 other buildings which were constructed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries also helping to the historical nature of the area.
August 15, 2002 - 4:26pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Two male suspects are on the loose after a robbery on Maple Avenue today. Around 2:00 this afternoon the suspects approached a Soft Cloth Car Wash employee and demanded all the car wash's money. Sgt. Bob McDonald of the Zanesville Police Department said that the suspects then ran towards Kroger's on Maple Avenue. The suspects have not yet been found, but are described as two well-dressed black males, possibly in their 20's. Sgt. McDonald also said they're still looking into other possible...
August 15, 2002 - 4:23pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The Zanesville Art Center is getting one step closer to a new look. One section of the Art Center was under demolition today to make room for a new addition. After having numerous problems with the almost fallen building, Strawser, the grounds superintendent of the Arts Center, thought it was time to replace it. The new addition is scheduled for completion in the Spring of 2003.
August 15, 2002 - 4:04pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The United Way is getting ready to kick off their fall campaign with their popular Duck Race. On September 4, the famous rubber ducks will be placed in their race lanes as they complete for the title of top duck. The race will be at the Longaberger Pool in Dresden with three different races: the Celebrity Race at 5:30, the Adopt-A-Duck Race at 6:30, and the Official Race at 7:00. Ducks are on sale at the United Way office, any United Way agency, Unizan Bank, Century National Bank, Bank One and...
August 15, 2002 - 3:54pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
This year's Champion Sale at the Ohio State Fair has apparantly been affected by this year's economic downturn. Profits didn't come close to last year's bonanza when five records were broken and $139,000 were contributed to a fund that provides college scholarships and prizes for other exibitors.
The 2002 sale brought in a total of $137,000 and $75,000 of that money will go to the scholarship. Not even the showcase sale of the night by Stephanie Riley of Dresden could break the slump,...
August 15, 2002 - 3:47pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Over 24 thousand people have ventured out to the Muskingum County Blue Ribbon Fair so far this week, but Don Jordan, the treasurer of the Agriculture Society, says those numbers are around 1,400 less than last year. Jordan also mentioned that the crowds should start rolling in this weekend when country sensation Aaron Tippin will take the stage. According to Jordan, when Tippin performed in 1994 he brought in the biggest crowd the fair has ever seen. Tippin's shows are at 7:30 and 9:30 on...
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