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June 16, 2002 - 5:59pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A part of history came to life today at Roscoe Village as they hosted their annual Heritage Craft and Olde Time Music Festival. The festival transports people back in time and teaches them about everyday life at Roscoe Village during the Canal Era. To fully authenticate the time period, festival goers are exposed to the culture through music and craftsmen demostrating various trades.
June 16, 2002 - 5:53pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A fathers job is never done and that's why millions of fathers across the nation are being honored today. Picnics, family outings, or just plain relaxing...dad's deserve a little recognition. At Dillon State Park families swarmed the beach, while some had cook-outs. Being a dad takes alot of hard work and dedication. Pope John Paul the 23rd once said, "It's easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father." Happy Father's Day!
June 14, 2002 - 5:27am
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Ohio department of education says 98 percent of high school seniors passed the state's ninth-grade proficiency test this year. About 24-hundred students did not graduate because they didn't pass all five parts of the exam. Nearly 73 percent of those who didn't pass all sections of the exam need to pass only one more section. In addition, 91 percent of eleventh-graders, 83 percent of tenth-graders
and 69 percent of nine-graders have passed all five parts.
June 14, 2002 - 4:49am
5 years 7 weeks ago
A Lancaster man could face up to six months in prison for taking police on a high speed chase. This week a Muskingum county grand jury indicted 25-year-old Robert Donahue of Lancaster on one count of felony fleeing and eluding, which carries a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison. According to Muskingum county prosecutor Mike Haddox, sheriff's deputies tried to pull over Donahue on June 5th to question him about a theft of a stone crock worth one-thousand dollars from an antique...
June 13, 2002 - 3:54pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Christ's Table in Downtown Zanesville is making improvements in its appearance with the help of the community. Christ's Table received two grants that they had to apply and be approved for. One grant was through Check Smart. The majority of the grant money was from the Taylor McHenry Fund at First National Bank. The grants helped place new floors inside the building. In addition to the floors, they received some help from the youth group at the First Christian Church in Dresden to replace a new...
June 13, 2002 - 3:48pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A new downtown association manager was introduced by the County Commissioner's office today. Dana Matz has a new job that will help local businesses survive and bring new growth to the downtown Zanesville area. Matz will be working for the Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce and try to beautify the present downtown area. Matz has already began making strides in his new career. He was pleased to announce that Zak's Restaurant has reopened and will start serving full-service meals tonight. Matz...
June 13, 2002 - 3:42pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A historical part of Zanesville is getting a face lift, and it all can be attributed to one man. Construction of a new patio area and walking trail has been announced for residents at the Abbot Home. Today, the Abbot Home Board of Trustees announced the dedication of the project to the motivator behind the renovations... Bob Butler. Butler was behind more than 600 thousand dollars of renovations at the Abbot Home during his time on the board. Butler dug the first patch of dirt in the ground...
June 13, 2002 - 5:07am
5 years 7 weeks ago
Fairfield county sheriff Dave Phalen says an electric company worker died Wednesday afternoon after he came into contact with a live power line. Wayne R. Lane, of Malta, was transferring electric lines from one utility pole to another when he was electrocuted. The sheriff's department does not know his age. Lane was working for New River Electric Corporation of Virginia at a highway interchange construction zone in Violet township, southeast of Columbus.
Witnesses tried to free him from...
June 13, 2002 - 4:50am
5 years 7 weeks ago
A Guernsey county judge has ruled there is enough evidence in an attempted murder case to present the case to a grand jury. 19-year-old Michael Morris appeared in court this week. Judge John Mark Nicholson denied Morris' attorney's request for the case to be dismissed. Nicholson says there's enough evidence to establish probable cause in the case. Morris is charged with two counts of attempted murder with gun specifications in the shootings of Rebecca
Lewers and Crystal Mccalla at the...
June 12, 2002 - 5:34pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The body found in the Muskingum River near Stockport has been identified as 16-year old Joseph Kennedy of Coal Run Road in Zanesville. Kennedy's body was recovered at approximately 3:33 PM Tuesday afternoon by the Morgan County Sheriff's Office. According to the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office, his body was positively identified through the clothing that he was wearing when he was last seen this past Wednesday. According to a preliminary autopsy report which was conducted in Licking County...
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