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March 28, 2002 - 8:19pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Tree seedling sales by the Ohio Department Of Natural Resources are drawing to a close. State foresters are encouraging Ohioans to get their orders in before the April 12th deadline. State nurseries carry many species of trees but the demand of certain types have made supplies very limited. The bare root tree seedlings sold by the ODNR are used in many conservation efforts in the state of Ohio. The price range of the seedlings depend on the type and quanity purchased. In the past 80 years...
March 28, 2002 - 8:12pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A local organization is preparing teens for life after high school in a newly formed program. Project Reach, founded by the Youth Counsel, is helping 12 students from Grover Cleveland improve their chances for a successful life after graduation. Funded by grant monies received through "Job And Family Services" and "one Stop Career Center", Project Reach teaches students various skills. This week the students are learning how to build and operate computers. Monday through Thursday students...
March 28, 2002 - 6:12pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A Zanesville woman is facing felony firearms charges after an undercover operation accuses her of selling stolen guns. Zanesville police say 25-year old Jodee Ritterbeck is charged with possession of stolen property. Chief Eric Lambes says, acting on a tip, an undercover officer purchased a 'mac 90 semi automatic assault rifle' from Ritterbeck. That firearm was stolen. Chief Lambes says in all, four stolen guns were recovered. Ritterbeck is awaiting a court date.
March 28, 2002 - 2:36pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Twenty-five people will be hanging out on the roof of Wal-Mart on Monday. Their
goal is to each raise $500 for the American Cancer Society’s research, education, and services. The April Fools Roof-top Fundraiser was the brainchild of organizers at Genesis Systems to raise funds that can go toward the Relay For Life, among other events coming up this summer. Local leaders and community personalities will be participating in the fundraiser. Although on April Fools Day, it’s no joke, anyone...
March 28, 2002 - 2:33pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Muskingum County Commissioners are awaiting word from an outside contractor as to how much repairs will cost for the home that serves so many elderly in the county. In a meeting earlier today with Rebecca Cooper from the County Home it was decided that until cost estimates are produced, a final decision couldn’t be made. The County Home is over 160 years old and the deteriorating exterior wall needs new layers of brick. Although there is no danger to residents who live there, the problem is of...
March 27, 2002 - 4:39pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The cement, steel beams, and wire out at the Zanesville Art Center aren’t part of a sculpture. It’s the building material used to build an improved version of the Zanesville Art Center. Phase one is well underway. The crews are preparing for phase two, when the core of the Dunlap House will be remodeled. The entire project will double the size of the art center. Over 2/3 of the funding is already in place. But they still need to raise around 9 hundred thousand dollars. While the campaign...
March 27, 2002 - 4:38pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The round up of suspected drug dealers continues, in the biggest raid ever in Muskingum County. 34 of the 42 people named in a federal indictment have been captured and more are planning to turn themselves in. Chief Eric Lambes said today that they aren’t done yet, and he vows that more arrests will be made. Chief Lames added that this bust proves that most of the major crime and prostitution in Zanesville is related to the drug trafficking. The chief also said that those indicted appeared...
March 27, 2002 - 4:37pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Thinking of starting a small business or improving your existing one? If it’s in Zanesville you might be able to get up to a 10 thousand dollar loan. The city and the Chamber of Commerce have set up a Microloan Program to help Zanesville companies with 5 employees or less. There is a total of 60 thousand dollars available. The business can be retail, service, wholesale or manufacturing. The program was started to provide financing for those who need it. Anyone needing more information can...
March 27, 2002 - 1:59pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Detectives at the Zanesville Police Department are still investigating a recent shooting that occurred on Tuesday evening. Just after 9pm crews from the department responded to 807 Luck Avenue in Zanesville where an incident took place in the basement of the residence. According to reports, a 19-year old male whose identity is not being released at this time, suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. That individual initially taken to Good Samaritan Hospital died early this morning...
March 27, 2002 - 1:58pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
With the recent drug raid that took place in the area involving over 40 people on Tuesday, it came as a wake up call to local residents as to what is really going on in their community. The reaction to the big bust was surprise but relief and people old and young are united in supporting law enforcement efforts. Although many feel that it is unfortunate that these arrests had to be made, they do know that bringing justice is important to the safety of community members and that by increasing...
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