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June 18, 2002 - 5:00am
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The Zanesville police department is asking the public for any information regarding a suspect who robbed the Clark gas station on Putnam avenue over the weekend. The suspect is described as a african american male, around six-feet tall with a thin build. He was wearing a red-colored plaid shirt and a ball cap. The suspect fled on foot after taking an undisclosed amount of cash. If you have any information about the incident call Zanesville Police.
June 17, 2002 - 11:34am
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A small Ohio town says it's just trying to keep its residents from being bothered by people knocking on their doors -- but the supreme court says the local law violates free speech rights. The court today struck down a law requiring a permit for any door-to-door soliciting by a salesman or anyone eles in Stratton, Ohio. The eight-to-one ruling is a victory for the Jehovah's Witnesses, who religion calls for going door-to-door to preach. The court says the first amendment includes the right to...
June 16, 2002 - 6:14pm
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Saturday afternoon an important piece of American history was recognized. The Gant House, once owned by freed slave Nelson T. Gant, was marked as part of the Underground Railroad. Mr. Gant had become a self-made millionare, but risked his money and life countless times to help other African American slaves find freedom. His home on West Main Street was a stopping point for many slaves heading north along the Muskingum River. The Friends of Freedom Society and Ohio Department of...
June 16, 2002 - 6:03pm
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Amatuer radio operator's are taking time out this weekend to get the word out about Ohio's best kept secret. Making the historical Salt Creek Bridge home base, the Multi-County Coalition of Southeastern Ohio are using the airwaves to educate people on Ohio's bridges of the past. There are a handful of covered bridges in the state of Ohio such as the one in Salt Creek that date back as far as the 1800's. The Salt Creek Bridge is the only covered bridge in Muskingum County.
June 16, 2002 - 5:59pm
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A part of history came to life today at Roscoe Village as they hosted their annual Heritage Craft and Olde Time Music Festival. The festival transports people back in time and teaches them about everyday life at Roscoe Village during the Canal Era. To fully authenticate the time period, festival goers are exposed to the culture through music and craftsmen demostrating various trades.
June 16, 2002 - 5:53pm
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A fathers job is never done and that's why millions of fathers across the nation are being honored today. Picnics, family outings, or just plain relaxing...dad's deserve a little recognition. At Dillon State Park families swarmed the beach, while some had cook-outs. Being a dad takes alot of hard work and dedication. Pope John Paul the 23rd once said, "It's easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father." Happy Father's Day!
June 14, 2002 - 5:27am
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The Ohio department of education says 98 percent of high school seniors passed the state's ninth-grade proficiency test this year. About 24-hundred students did not graduate because they didn't pass all five parts of the exam. Nearly 73 percent of those who didn't pass all sections of the exam need to pass only one more section. In addition, 91 percent of eleventh-graders, 83 percent of tenth-graders
and 69 percent of nine-graders have passed all five parts.
June 14, 2002 - 4:49am
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A Lancaster man could face up to six months in prison for taking police on a high speed chase. This week a Muskingum county grand jury indicted 25-year-old Robert Donahue of Lancaster on one count of felony fleeing and eluding, which carries a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison. According to Muskingum county prosecutor Mike Haddox, sheriff's deputies tried to pull over Donahue on June 5th to question him about a theft of a stone crock worth one-thousand dollars from an antique...
June 13, 2002 - 3:54pm
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Christ's Table in Downtown Zanesville is making improvements in its appearance with the help of the community. Christ's Table received two grants that they had to apply and be approved for. One grant was through Check Smart. The majority of the grant money was from the Taylor McHenry Fund at First National Bank. The grants helped place new floors inside the building. In addition to the floors, they received some help from the youth group at the First Christian Church in Dresden to replace a new...
June 13, 2002 - 3:48pm
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A new downtown association manager was introduced by the County Commissioner's office today. Dana Matz has a new job that will help local businesses survive and bring new growth to the downtown Zanesville area. Matz will be working for the Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce and try to beautify the present downtown area. Matz has already began making strides in his new career. He was pleased to announce that Zak's Restaurant has reopened and will start serving full-service meals tonight. Matz...
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