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June 26, 2002 - 5:27am
5 years 11 weeks ago
Some bad news for the John Mcintire Library in Zanesville. Due to lower income tax revenue from the state, the Legislature has decided to divert money from the library system and local government support fund. Library public relations manager Blair Tom says they will lose 250-thousand dollars in funding. Tom says some of the cuts were anticipated, but not as severe as occured. Tom says a a result some projects have been eliminted or delayed and no new staff will be added. Tom also says that...
June 26, 2002 - 5:15am
5 years 11 weeks ago
A Zanesville babysitter accused of sexually molesting four children while they were in her care has a court date Wednesday morning. 21-year-old Elizabeth Gill was indicted last week on eight counts of gross sexual imposition and three counts of child endangering. She's scheduled to be arraigned at 11 a.m. in Muskingum county common pleas court in front of Judge Mark Fleegle. It's at that time she will enter a plea to the charges against her. According to Zanesville police detectives Gill...
June 25, 2002 - 4:35pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The agonizing wait for the recovery of a loved one is now over for one local family. For the past three days, emergency teams that included specially trained dogs, searched the Tuscarawas River in hopes of recovering Coshocton resident James Eric McHenry. McHenry had been pulled under by a strong current after accidentally stepping off the river's bank on Sunday. Today, with the help of a dog team from Athens, divers were able to recover his body, approximately 1 and a half miles down river...
June 25, 2002 - 12:32pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The Eastside Community Ministry is luanching a new program called Faith in Action with a $35,000 grant received from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The program will aid elderly who need help with everyday activities such as picking groceries and going to the doctor through the help of volunteers.
With many elderly poeple not able to complete simple tasks by themselves, volunteers will assist them with these activities, and also give the elderly someone who cares about their welfare....
June 25, 2002 - 5:19am
5 years 11 weeks ago
Residents and business owners along Ohio's portion of the National road hope its new designation as an All-American road and National Scenic byway will draw more people to route 40. The road runs through Muskingum, Guernsey, Licking, Belmont, Franklin, Madison, Clark, Miami, Montgomery and Preble counties. That's the highest designation a highway can receive from the U-S department of transportation. Alan King, director of the National Road Zane Grey Museum in Norwich thinks the designation...
June 24, 2002 - 10:33pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
It is now day two of the search for a young man who tried to cross the Tuscarawas River. Beginning at 8 Monday morning, divers and other emergency personnel were back in the Tuscarawas River in hope of recovering 25-year old James McHenry. McHenry who was visiting his brother in Canal Lewisville over the weekend, was pulled under the water when he decided to cross the river at a shallow point with three other friends. To help with the second day of recovery efforts, human scent dog teams...
June 24, 2002 - 4:26pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Traditionally, golf has been a man's sport, but today women took the course to show off their skills. MOnday, ladies hit the Jaycee's Golf Course to help support the ongoing fight against breast cancer. The 22nd annual Pink Ribbon Golf Classic, sponsored by the American Cancer Society was played under bright sunny skies and high temperatures. The event last year brought in 26-thousand dollars. Organizers hope to bring in more money this year.
June 24, 2002 - 4:22pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The Wilds can only get better...thanks to a partnership with the Columbus Zoo. The wildlife preserve is the largest in North America. But has had some tough financial luck. Representatives from the Wilds met with the Muskingum county commissioner's Monday to ask for some funds for road repairs and directional signs for the Wilds. Commissioner's said that they will have to sit down and figure out how much funds are needed and how they will distribute the money.
June 24, 2002 - 4:15pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
An accomplished painter, poet, teacher, and author died at the age of 91. Dr. Charles Dietz one of the founders of the new Zanesville Art Center, was remembered as a peaceful and intellectual man. Today, a long time friend of Dietz reflected on his loving nature of art and people. Esther Dix said, "he thought positive and made people feel so special." Dietz was a simple man, who didn't want people to fuss over his death. In Dietz's will he wanted no viewings or ceremonies, but he asked people...
June 24, 2002 - 12:54pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A well known Zanesville man who made many area children smile, has died. 81-year-old Virgil Shivers of Hopewell died Sunday at the Sunnyview nursing home. For many years he was Shiv'o the Clown and he had his own television show on WHIZ-TV. He also was the official information clown for the Ohio State Fair for 25 years. He retired from Armco Steel as a rigger welder. The funeral arrangements are being handled by the Bolin Funeral home. Calling hours are Thursday from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8pm......
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