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May 7, 2002 - 9:59pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
It was a big night for Zanesville City Schools as the bond issue for the renovation of schools was passed 2,812 to 2,175. The bond issue for West Muskingum School District failed to pass with 1,666 yes votes to 1,697 no votes. Receiving an overwhelming show of support, the Muskingum County Senior Services tax levy was passed with 7,376 votes over 4,070 no votes. And out of the seven other issues on the ballot only two failed. They were the fire protection issues in Clay and Licking...
May 7, 2002 - 9:50pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
In Perry County the race for county commissioner the republican candidate receiving the nod is Tad Barker who received 1,042 votes and the winner for the democratic party is Lonnie Woods receiving 1,040 votes. They will face each other in November's election. Turning to other issues on the ballot, the only thing that passed was the Somerset police protection issue receiving 169 yes votes and 95 no votes.
May 7, 2002 - 9:46pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Zanesville City Schools Bond Issue
YES= 2812
NO= 2175

West Muskingum School District Bond Issue
YES= 1666
NO= 1697

Muskingum County Senior Services Tax Levy
YES= 7376
NO= 4070

Licking County Commissioner-Republican
Jay Baird= 8528
Jim Crane= 5163

Licking County Clerk-Republican
Gary Burkholder=5610
Gary Walters= 8306

Licking Joint Vocational School-Construction...
May 7, 2002 - 5:37pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Aggressive police work in the Coshocton area has caused a housing issue for the county. According to the Coshocton County Sheriff's Department the number of law offenders being arrested is on the rise. Although putting criminals behind bars is their priority, the increasing number of arrests are causing problems. In order to alleviate the housing issue, authorities and the county commissioners are housing inmates at jail facilities in surrounding counties. Also, county commissioners have...
May 7, 2002 - 5:31pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
The Ohio Department of Transportation is working hard to improve one of Zanesville's busiest roads. It seems that Maple avenue is always busy. In conjuction with the city of Zanesville, ODOT felt that a survey was necessary. Between the years 1997-99, the heavily congested route had more than 9-hundred accidents. Once the study is complete the information gathered will allow the department to find possible solutions to improve the traffic flow as well as safety for motorists. This summer...
May 7, 2002 - 3:30pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
This is the 26th season for the Lorena Sternwheeler...and Zanesville is proud to have her. As Lorena season is about to begin, Captain Jeff Hall and his crew are ready. Rides for the general public begin June 1st, and run through mid-October. Lorena has already been inspected by the Coast Guard and is in perfect condition. She will be closed on Mondays this season; Tuesdays through Sundays rides will be given at 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, and 4:00 pm.
May 7, 2002 - 3:15pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
The Gus Macker tournament doesn't start for a month, but registration needs to be completed by this weekend. The tournament holds 850 teams total, and benefits the Zanesville Downtown Association. There are currently about one hundred slots still open, but they are filling up fast.
For information on registration, you can call 455-8282, or check out the web, at
May 7, 2002 - 5:10am
5 years 4 weeks ago
A big rally was held Monday to show support for the Zanesville city school bond issue. Voters will decide the 5.73 mills 27 year issue at the polls on Tuesday. The rain did not keep away the more than 3000 students, parents and faculty who gathered to show how much they support the bond issue. Zanesville Mayor Jack Fenton partcipated in the event and said it is an important issue that voters should approve. At the end of the rally hundreds of balloons were launched. If the issue passes the...
May 6, 2002 - 10:36pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
The Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate an afternoon fatal crash.
Troopers say 25-year-old Holly Cain of New Lexington was driving Westbound on State Route 37 when she lost control of her car and struck a guardrail. The car then overturned and Cain was ejected. Cain was transported to Fairfield Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead...
May 6, 2002 - 10:32pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
A weeknd stabbing sent one man to the hospital for stitches. According to the Zanesville Police Deprtment, a 34-year-old suspect slashed the throat of 28-year-old John Medley Junior early Sunday morning outside a bar on Ridge Ave. The suspect's name is not being released pending charges, police do say the two men were acquaintances.
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