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July 24, 2002 - 7:38pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The move is one to make your home a safer place. Through "Lowe's Heroes Program," Lowe's Home Safety Council addresses the most over-looked cause of injury and death in America: unintentional home injuries. Wednesday at the James Madison Center the Zanesville Lowe's Heroes hosted a safety workshop with on-site safety demonstrations. Children and their parents learned about various types of safety issues that included bike safety and how to properly administer C-P-R. Each year more than...
July 24, 2002 - 7:31pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The face of downtown Zanesville continues to change. Numerous projects are underway to change the interior and exterior of some of Zanesville's oldest structures. The Zanesville Downtown Association has its hands full with these projects to improve business, house families, and update downtown's look.
July 24, 2002 - 7:25pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A Zanesville woman is charged with trafficking drugs, and could face up to one year in prison. Wednesday, 47-year-old Kathryn Gintz pleaded guilty to one count trafficking crack cocaine. According to County Prosecutor Mike Haddox, Zanesville Police arrested Gintz in June after undercover agents saw here making a drug sale on Main Street. A pre-sentence investigation has been ordered in the case.
July 24, 2002 - 7:20pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Wednesday morning the four men who allegedly robbed the National City Bank in Zanesville on Juy 6th were in Muskingum County Court. 40-year-old Terry Wilkinson and 32-year-old Earl Campbell, both of Mount Vernon, were arraigned on one count of aggravated robbery and one count theft. The two pleaded not guilty to the charges and are being held at 250 thousand dollars bond. The other two suspects in the robbery, 22-year-old Alan Weers and 36-year-old Duane Hess, Jr., also of Mount Vernon, were...
July 24, 2002 - 7:08pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The Zanesville Fire Department responded to a fire at 145 Pine Street Wednesday morning. When fire crews arrived at the blaze, occupants of the home were already out of the building. Firefighters say it is still too soon to specualate on the cause of the blaze, but there are some ideas indicating the age of the structure may have had something to do with the fire.
July 24, 2002 - 2:11pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is coming to Muskingum county. Giuliani, who gained national acclaim with his handling of the September 11th terrorist atatcks, will visit our community on September 5th. He will be the guest speaker at the inaugural Longaberger Legacy dinner to benefit local community foundations. The event will be held at the new home of Tami Longaberger on Creamery road in Nashport. Longaberger says the money raised is a good way to give back to the community. The...
July 24, 2002 - 10:50am
5 years 11 weeks ago
The Zanesville police department is investigating an early morning armed robbery at the Starfire gas station on Pershing road. Detectives say a suspect entered the station with a knife around 1:30 Wednesday morning. He took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot. The suspect is described as a white male, five-foot-seven inches tall and a medium build. No injuries were reported.
July 24, 2002 - 10:45am
5 years 11 weeks ago
One of Muskingum county's most well known politicians has died. 82-year-old Ancel Luburgh died Tuesday morning at Good Samaritan Hospital in Zanesville. Luburgh served as a Muskingum county commissioner for over nine years starting in the late 1970's. He also was very active in the community and served on many boards. Calling hours for Luburgh will be held Thursday July 25th at the Bolin Funeral home from 2:00 until 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The funeral will also be held at Bolin. Its...
July 23, 2002 - 10:42pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Another one of Muskingum County's most wanted suspects is behind bars. On Monday, The Sheriff's Department arrested John Davis Gray. Gray appeared on WHIZ news on Sunday as this week's most wanted suspect. Gray is charged with failure to register as a sexual offender.
July 23, 2002 - 10:35pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Twelve full and part-time workers and 19 seasonal employees are out of a job, as the Zanesville State Tree Nursery becomes the latest victim of state budget cuts. In a phone interview with ODNR spokesman, Jim Lynch, he said because of the state budget crisis, the department is having to re-organize and part of that reorganization means closing the nursery. He also says the demand for seedlings has decreased and over the last several years there has been a monetary loss. Lynch says now, the...
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