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May 21, 2002 - 5:07am
5 years 4 weeks ago
There's another delay for the Y-Bridge renovation project. The Ohio Department Of Transporation has given contractors an extension to complete the Y-Bridge project. Zanesville Public Service director Mike Simms says weather is being blamed for the delay. Simms say the wet spring has caused problems for the contractors. The main portion of the bridge, from main street to the center is expected to be open by June 8th. The overall completion date is now scheduled for July 4th.
May 21, 2002 - 5:02am
5 years 4 weeks ago
A Zanesville man is facing aggravated robbery and kidnapping charges after stealing money from a local hardward store. According to the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office, 29-year-old Scott Bennett robbed the S and A hardware and grocery store in Adamsville. Detectives say he took money from the cash register, and tied up the clerk and put him in the back room. The clerk was able to untie himself and as he made his way to the front of the store, Bennett was leaving the parking lot. A customer...
May 21, 2002 - 4:56am
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It's day two of a trial for a woman accused of fatally shooting her friend with a sawed off shotgun last September. It started on Monday in Muskingum County Common Pleas court. Muskingum county prosecutor Mike Haddox says 35-year-old Dawn Martin of Newark faces one count of involuntary manslaughter with a gun specification and one count of posession of dangerous ordinance. She is accused of shooting her live-in boyfriend, 63-year-old James Breneman, after a domestic dispute. Martin has...
May 21, 2002 - 4:52am
5 years 4 weeks ago
A major change is planned for the Zanesville airport. The facility has recieved funding fromt the Federal Aviation Administration that will allow it to expand its runways...and that means bigger planes will be able to land. Public Service Director Mike Simms says the runway expansion is part of an ongoing project to improve the overall operational capabilities of the airport.
May 20, 2002 - 5:45pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Who, what, and when were some of the basic questions at a community building meeting in Maysville today. The meeting was center stage for various local agencies who wanted more information on the renovation process of their soon-to-be-new home-The Maysville Junior High Building. The building once renovated will house county agencies such as: The Health Department's Dental clinic, Job and Family Services, and other various entities, once completed.
May 20, 2002 - 3:44pm
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Muskinghum and Licking counties teamed up to put a roof overa family's head...Monday morning, a group of juniors from Licking County Joint Vocational School saw their hard work pay off. The twenty students have worked since Thanksgiving, constructing and building a ranch-style home for Habitat for Humanity. The house was built inside the school so the students could be a part of each phase of the project. Monday, the foundation was laid and the frame was placed on the house. The house is...
May 20, 2002 - 3:25pm
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Congressman Bob Ney and Mayor Jack Fenton announced Monday plans for the new senior housing project in downtown Zanesville. Congressman Ney spoke to a group of Fannie Mae representatives who are investing money in the project. The project is to redevelop the Harper-Cosgrave building on North Third Street; it will cost 2.7 million dollars. When completed, the building will have both 2- and 3-bedroom apartmens, new appliances, an elevator, and laundry services. According to Mayor Fenton,...
May 20, 2002 - 4:56am
5 years 4 weeks ago
The owner of Ohio's largest egg producer says he is giving up his environmental fight against the state and retiring to his native Germany. Anton Pohlmann and his Buckeye Egg Farm were in court last week facing the ninth round of contempt charges filed by the state for violating environmental laws. Pohlman told the Newark Advocate that state officials do not appreciate the progress his company has made. Bill Glass, the farm's chief operating officer, says Pohlman left friday for Europe....
May 19, 2002 - 5:12pm
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Over one hundred bikers from the surrounding area gathered at the Muskingum County Courthouse to celebrate May as Motorcycle Awareness month. Throughout the month of May, motorcycle enthusiasts will start revving up their engines to hit the highway. Today bikers were given proclomations on motorcycle safety and awareness. Last year: over two thousand motorcyclist lost their lives in traffic accidents. Over 50 percent of all motorcycles involved in fatal crashes collided with a moving vehicle.
May 19, 2002 - 5:05pm
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Under partly sunny skies and a cool wind, the Eastside Community Ministry finally was able to hold a dedication ceremony for their newly built playground and picnic shelter. The shelter was completed by volunteers in the fall of last year. Eastside Ministry, which is part of the United Way Agency, provides various services to the youth of the area.
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