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May 14, 2002 - 10:23pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
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....
May 14, 2002 - 5:14pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
In the wake of a death yesterday of a Cambridge man, the Zanesville Fire Department wants to remind everyone that smoke detectors save lives. Already this year, three deaths have occurred due to misuse of smoke detectors, including not installing the battery. To cope with this problem, the city has a program where anyone and everyone who wants a smoke detector can have one, free of charge. This program is a reminder that you can die from smoke inhalation, not just from the fire itself. The...
May 14, 2002 - 2:49pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Life shouldn't be all work and no play...Tuesday morning, 45 seniors from Maysville High School took a break from classes to clean Kidzville, the playground at Riverside Park. The students are involved in the Service Learning and J.O.G. (Jobs for Ohio Graduates) Programs. These programs allow high school students to job shadow professionals, and find out about different careers. The purpose of this morning was for the students to perform one last service project before they graduate. The...
May 14, 2002 - 5:51am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Two local teenagers are dead after a case of wreckless driving in Licking county. And State Troopers are saying that alcohol and speed are the main factors in that fatal crash. According to the Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol, at around 10:30 Monday night, a 1994 Geo Tracker, driven by 19-year-old Phillip Carter of Newark, and another vehicle were driven wrecklessly on Bolin road in Licking county. The patrol says the Tracker lost control, went off the left side of the road, hit a...
May 14, 2002 - 5:06am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Zanesville City Council met in regular session Monday night and passed two important issues. The first issue, Port-a-potties. The city will use them for special events. The Port-o-Let facility will have running water, sanitary features and it will be able to handle 140 women and 350 men per hour. Another issue that was addressed at the meeting...the state route 146-60 connector road. It was also passed by council. The road will be designed as a five-lane highway and will help development...
May 13, 2002 - 5:37pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources announced today that more than one hundred and eighty thousand dollars in grants will be disbursed to local recycling centers. The grants are part of a statewide project aimed at improving efficiency at local recycling facilities. The Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce will match the grant by 50 percent to help the Muskingum Community Recycling Center. Muskingum County recieved approximately 35 thousand dollars, while Perry, Coshocton, Fairfield, and...
May 13, 2002 - 5:31pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Over one hundred residents of Gaysport will be benefiting from a 1.2 million dollar loan to help with new water lines. The Gaysport water project will help rural residents to be up-dated with water lines. The need for the water lines are demanding, because it's about five miles between residents. The loan was guaranteed with a low 1.5% fixed interest rate. The rate was made possible through the Ohio Water Development Authority and the Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce.
May 13, 2002 - 12:01pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Cambridge Fire department is investigating an early morning fatal fire. It happened at 613 Grant avenue just after 5:30 this morning. Fire investigators found the victim in the kitchen. He is identified as 38-year-old Lonnie Vandyne. Guernsey county officials think Vandyne may have died from smoke inhalation. One fire fighter was slightly injured in the fire.
May 13, 2002 - 5:10am
5 years 6 weeks ago
A local woman was killed in a weekend accident in Muskingum county. It happened early Sunday morning. The Zanesville post of the State Highway Patrol says that 32-year-old Annette Garnes of Spangler drive in Zanesville was driving north on Culter Lake Road near Blue Rock State Park, when she drove off the right side of the road and struck a tree. Troopers says she wasn't wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene by the cororner. It has not been determined what caused the...
May 13, 2002 - 4:49am
5 years 6 weeks ago
A man from the Ukraine is accused of assaulting a State Highway Patrol Trooper. Eduard Ryumshin is charged with felonious assault, tampering with government documents, forgery, possession of criminal tools and resisting arrest. His arraignment is set for Monday in Canton Municipal court. He was arrested after driving on Interstate 77 in Guernsey county shortly after an attack Friday in a driver's license station in Canton. The patrol
said the 34-year-old Ryumshin, of Kiev, matched the...
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