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May 21, 2002 - 3:21pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Frequently, awards are given to students with the highest G.P.A., best athletic ability, or most community service work. Tuesday afternoon, the Rotary Club of Zanesville recognized students for their accomplishments during life. The award is known as the Phoenix Award. It is given to students who have fought adversity in thier lives, and have overcome every difficulty they faced along the way. The students were nominated by their advisors from each of the 7 area high schools. Each of the...
May 21, 2002 - 3:15pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
More than 150 seniors were at the Zanesville Senior Center Tuesday afternoon to celebrate...themselves! Tuesday was "Senior Citizen's Day," part of "Older Americans Month," during May. The Senior Center put on a day of fun, including Bingo, Wheel of Fortune, lunch, and entertainment. Mayor Jack Fenton, County Commissioners Madden and Montgomery, and numerous representatives from area agencies congratulated and thanked the seniors for all they do. And the seniors...they loved every minute of...
May 21, 2002 - 3:06pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Chimney sweeping got a new name Tuesday morning, as thousands of birds were forced out of the smoke stack at the Zanesville Day Nursery. Carbon monoxide detectors called firefighters to the daycare. Columbia Gas also arrived and checked for gas leaks. No problems were found, except for lots of feathered friends. After the birds had been driven out, the chimney was capped to prevent future problems. A more permanent structure will be placed on the chimney in the near future. No one was...
May 21, 2002 - 5:14am
5 years 6 weeks ago
An area man gets probation after being convicted of an internet scam. Muskingum county prosecutor Mike Haddox says after selling merchandise on E-Bay, collecting money and never delivering the goods, a Zanesville man was sentenced to three years probation. 24-year-old Scott Woods, pleaded guilty to telecommunications fraud. Ten victims from across the country bought items from woods such as video games and morgan silver dollars. However, after sending money and never recieving their...
May 21, 2002 - 5:07am
5 years 6 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 6 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
5 years 6 weeks ago
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 6 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 6 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
5 years 6 weeks ago
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...
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