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May 17, 2002 - 5:11am
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A dedication is planned on Monday May 20th for a senior housing revitilization project in Zanesville. Congressman Bob Ney announced the completion of the 2.7 million dollar renovation to the historic Harper-Cosgrove building in Zanesville. Congressman Ney will join Zanesville Mayor Jack Fenton and representatives from the Muskingum County Community Action Agency and others to dedicate the new facility. Ney "says there is a shortage of affordable housing for our growing senior citizens...
May 16, 2002 - 9:51pm
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Numerous television programs, radio formats and newspapers - that's the way of american media, how is media in other countries such as Russia?
Russian visitors to southeastern Ohio shared the differences between the two cultures. Natalya Yuzhanina says the radio formats in Russia are very similar to the U.S. AM and FM formats. But television programming is mostly limited to movies and news....Yuzhanina also says media advertising is very different in Russia. While meeting with WHIZ...
May 16, 2002 - 9:47pm
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Guernsey County is receiving money to guard against terrorist attacks. The area is the first in the state to receive money as part of federal and state homeland security efforts. Lt. Gov., Maureen O'Conner along with State Emergency Management Director, Dale Shipley, presented a check for 36 thousand dollars to the Guernsey County Emergency Management Agency. The money will be used for anti-terrorist efforts including first response equipment and communication...
May 16, 2002 - 5:51am
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An area man is currently recovering at Ohio State Universtiy Medical Center from injuries sustained in an accident involving a train in Coshocton county. It happened on Wednesday. The Coshocton county sheriff's office says that 33-year-old Matthew Lingo of West Lafayette
was run over by a train near an area known as the "Red Sea" in the Coshocton county area. Deputies say that Lingo was in the process of switching train cars when his foot was run over by one of the train's wheels....
May 16, 2002 - 5:40am
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The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating an emergency landing that took place early Thursday morning on I-70 near the Pickerington exit. The Lancaster post of the highway patrol says it happened around 3:15 in the morning. A small plane carrying a pilot and a passenger ran out of gas and landed on the interstate, almost hitting a cruiser from the Fairfield county sheriff's office. One lane of traffic was blocked after the plane landed. No injuries have been reported. The Federal...
May 16, 2002 - 5:31am
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The move is on to bring an old park back to its former glory. Spangler park once located on the corner of Woodlawn and Muskingum avenues in Putnam used to be a thing of beauty and grace. The park once boasted water fountains, grand landscaping and sculptured handrails. Today there are no traces of the park that once was. The only thing left is trash. But now a husband and wife team wants to change that. Bart and Kate Hagermeyer, who have lived in the area for 13 years are working to change...
May 16, 2002 - 5:25am
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A local church is celebrating 150 years of service to the community. Duncan Falls Presbyterian Church was built in the mid-1800's. The church has around 65 loyal members which is a great accomplishment for the small Muskingum county town. A special church service is planned for Sunday and the church is going to dedicate it's new sign that was recently built near the entrance.
May 16, 2002 - 5:21am
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Some of Zanesville's most prominent citizens were taken to jail on Wednesday. No, it was not a big drug bust, but rather for a good cause....to fight Muscular dystrophy. Dennis Hamm, district director for the Muscular Dystrophy
Association says the jailbirds must raise money in the form of pledges before they are released. The event, which continues on Thursday is being held at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Welcome Center. Last year over 40-thousand dollars was raised.
May 16, 2002 - 5:14am
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Juvenile detention issues were the main topic of discussion during day one of an annual training conference being held in Zanesville. Workers who serve in Ohio's juvenile detention system are taking part in their 22nd annual conference and awards luncheon. Members of the Ohio Juvenile Detention Services Association are at the Zanesville Holiday Inn for the three day event. During the event workers will learn from state and national experts in the field of juvenile justice.
May 14, 2002 - 10:23pm
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Muskingum County is working with the Social Security Administartion to cut down on scams. Across the state, there are cases of people who receive their monthly social security check, but then report to the social security office they did not receive it. The office then issues another check and people are then cashing both.
According to Muskingum County Prosecutor, Mike Haddox, locally, 48-year-old Linda McClain of Zanesville pleaded guilty to this theft by deception in court this week....
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