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May 17, 2002 - 4:27pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Friday marked the end of the Senior Olympiad week with its annual Elder Walk. Seniors from all over Zanesville took part in the walk at the James Singer Center. Throughout the week, more than 100 seniors participated in the events. The oldest participant is 87 years old. Age doesn't matter to these folks, they wanted to have fun, socialize, and keep healthy.
May 17, 2002 - 4:20pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Zanesville Fire Department began its annual hydrant flushing this week...and they say residents should expect to see muddy water, low water pressure, and at times, no water at all. The process will take about 2 months to complete, as there are more than 1,000 hydrants throughout the city that need flushed. This year the fire department is having a heavier water flow, due to large amounts of metal, rocks and foreign materials found within the hydrants. The process started in South...
May 17, 2002 - 4:10pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
This is the second fire in Southeatern Ohio this week, and now left a family without a home. Friday morning a fire on North LaSalle started in the basement of the Garvin home. Fire crews from South Zanesville, Zanesville, and Newton worked together to stop the blaze. No one was inside the home at the time of the fire. The cause is unknown as of now. A neighbor noticed smoke coming from a back window of the home at 9:00 a.m. and immediately called 9-1-1.
May 17, 2002 - 5:35am
5 years 6 weeks ago
The call is going out for blood. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says there is a shortage of type O, A and B-negative blood. Red Cross donor representative Abby Corder says spring colds and other sickness led to this most recent shortage. Several bloodmobiles are planned to help with the problem. On Saturday May 18th there will be a bloodmobile at Captain D's Seafood on Maple avenue in Zanesville and at the Nashport Masonic Lodge on O'bannon road. The Red Cross says there will also be a...
May 17, 2002 - 5:11am
5 years 6 weeks ago
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
5 years 6 weeks ago
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
5 years 6 weeks ago
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
5 years 6 weeks ago
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
5 years 6 weeks ago
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
5 years 6 weeks ago
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...
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