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June 22, 2002 - 12:47pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The nation has watched terrorists invade our country and take lives of innocent people. One thing terrorists don't know is that Americans band together and will fight to end terrorism. Local law enforcement agencies are coming together to promote a new safety program called the Highway Watch. Truckers are expected to act as an extra set of eyes, with any out of the ordinary situations. State troopers have been training for the new federally funded program and will continue throughout the year.
June 21, 2002 - 5:07pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
There is always a need for blood donors, but currently in Zanesville there is a need for Type-O, Type-A, and Type-B negative blood. After months of decline, the American Red Cross is operating four bloodmobiles next week, starting on Monday the 24th. The demand for blood comes at the beginning of the summer trauma season. Also, the nice weather has prompted residents to spend more and more time outside, and they forget to donate as a result. Appointments are welcome to donate at the...
June 21, 2002 - 4:59pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The summer season brings with it vacations and days off...and this summer is no different. With the Fourth of July weekend almost here, some local residents are travelling instead of staying home. Triple A says that more than 36 million people will hit roadways or airports to find some adventures in thier hectic lifestyles this upcoming holiday. Gas prices may seem high, but that does not seem to deter travellers. Last year, gasoline prices at this time were $1.63. This year, prices are $1...
June 21, 2002 - 5:37am
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Perry county sheriff's department has now released the name of the person who drowned this week. Detectives are continuing to investigate the incident which happened in a quarry off of township road 395. The victim is identified as 20-year-old Joseph Gordon of Lancaster. Sheriff William Barker says the Tri-County dive team recovered Gordon's body from the quarry, which is a popular place for swimming, around 11 pm. No other information has been released in the case.
June 21, 2002 - 5:31am
5 years 6 weeks ago
A Zanesville babysitter is being accused of sexually molesting four children while they were in her care. 21-year-old Elizabeth Gill of Zanesville was indicted this week on eight counts of gross sexual imposition and three counts of child endangering. According to Zanesville police detectives, Gill sexually molested the children at a Zanesville residence on March 8th of this year. Gill also allegedly provided beer and marijuana to the children whose ages range between six and 10 years old....
June 20, 2002 - 4:44pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Cambridge Chamber of Commerce has finally found their man...that is their new president. Guernsey County native Mike Kachilla was awarded the position after a very lengthy search for the right man. Kachilla who succeeds Bill Davis, has many plans for the community, such as, economic developments, and improving the area in many ways. Kachilla is currently serving the City of Cambridge as the Downtown Revitalization Grant Manager.
June 20, 2002 - 4:37pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A new lawn mowing law make residents want to cut their grass. After complaints of out-of-control weeds and grass, the Legislative committee of the Cambridge City Council approved written warnings if your grass is taller than nine inches. The proposal will go into effect if the city council agrees to its adoption. Residents who don't cut their grass in a timely manner will be issued a warning letter, then a follow-up letter is issued if the grass isn't cut within 7 days. And the last result will...
June 20, 2002 - 10:21am
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Ohio Super Lotto jackpot grows to seven million dollars for Saturday's game after no tickets had the winning combination in Wednesday night's six million dollar drawing.
But that's not the big news...one kicker ticket was sold in Byesville in Guernsey county. It has all six number and pays 100-thousand dollars. The holder of the ticket has not yet come forward to claim the prize.
June 20, 2002 - 10:18am
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Ohio House passed and sent to the Senate this week a bill that would toughen penalties for people who use guns against police officers. The bill would require judges to tack seven years on the sentence of anyone convicted of attacking a peace officer or prison guard with a gun, even if the weapon is not fired.
June 20, 2002 - 10:16am
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Perry county sheriff's office is investigating a drowning in an area quarry. Sheriff William Barker says deputies were called to a quarry at the intersection of Pike township roads 395 and 324 around 8:15 last night. The sheriff says the Tri-County Dive and Rescue team recovered the body of a 20-year-old Lancaster man around 11 Wednesday night. The name of the victim has not been released.
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