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March 14, 2002 - 5:10pm
5 years 5 weeks ago
A local Olympic hero will be honored this weekend in Granville. Lea Ann Parsley, will be featured in a parade
Saturday in her hometown to be celebrate her silver medal.
It's set for two in the afternoon. Organizer Lisa Miller says the event will start at Plum street and run to Pearl street. After the parade, city and county officials will honor the skeleton racer. Parsley will then be availble to sigh autographs until around 4:30 pm. The event is open to the public.
March 13, 2002 - 5:42pm
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The plan to build a new Big Bear in South Zanesville has come to a stop. The wrecking ball and construction rigs stood still on Wednesday. Gaping holes are evident in the partially demolished structure. Kevin Bush from the Columbus based construction company Corna Kokosing confirmed that they received a notice Wednesday to suspend construction. Bush said that it could be a temporary ban, and that details are still being worked out. Alex Iglesias, spokesman from a public relations firm that...
March 13, 2002 - 5:32pm
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State inspectors were at the Zanesville City Jail Wednesday to try and help solve the supervisory staffing problems. Chief Eric Lambes, the safety director, jail administrator and union representatives met with two members of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. The city voluntarily contacted the department to look over their proposed solution and offer suggestions. The jail’s current practice of putting a senior corrections officer in charge is okay under the standards, but...
March 13, 2002 - 1:05pm
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Local pastors are gathering together to promote Christianity and unity within the Zanesville community. Because of the incidents that have taken place in the area, these congregations are coming together to pray for the city. Every month the community prayer services are held at 7:14pm. Zanesville and the community has experienced quite a bit of tragedy in the past few months and for guidance and understanding the pastors who have organized these services feel that being unified is important....
March 12, 2002 - 1:54pm
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A cigarette in a trashcan appears to have caused an early morning fire at a Cambridge Restaurant, that’s according to The Cambridge Fire Department. Investigations are continuing after it took crews about 20 minutes to get the fire under control. The blaze began just after midnight at the Lanning Family Restaurant on Wheeling Avenue. The damage is estimated to be around ten thousand dollars. There were no injuries reported.
March 12, 2002 - 1:53pm
5 years 5 weeks ago
The Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate a fatal accident that claimed the life of a Thornville man. The accident happened just before midnight on Monday. According to the patrol, 27-year-old Russel Mobley Junior was driving northbound on Mill Dam Road when he lost control around a curve near Christland Hill Road. The vehicle went off the road, struck a tree and caught on fire, trapping Mobley inside. Officers say speed may have been a factor in the accident.
March 12, 2002 - 1:52pm
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The refined Greenwood Revitalization Plan underwent a change big enough to get the go ahead from City Council Monday night. Just two weeks ago seven out of nine City Council members shot down the project, but a more scaled back version passed with no opposition from council. The new plan differs in three ways, it requires less commitment for the city, road realignment will be done by 2004-2005, and the number of people to be relocated has been minimized. The city heard from people who oppose...
March 12, 2002 - 1:51pm
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With only one more test to go, Pleasant Grove Elementary School is getting prepped for the final proficiency exam. Two students, Colten Maxwell, 4th grader and Kelsey Short, 6th grader, were chosen as students of the month, part of the Partners in Proficiency Program. The science portion of the proficiencies will be administered tomorrow. A pizza party sponsored by WHIZ, Domino’s, Coca- Cola and the Times Recorder will be provided for the school. Those students who participated by signing a...
March 11, 2002 - 3:35pm
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Zanesville city council president Joanne Winland is speaking out about the city jail. During the February 11th city council meeting, a lengthy report was sumbitted by Zanesville's police chief Eric Lambes requesting 6 supervisors for the jail facility. To prove that there was supervision needed, Lambes cited incidents of sex between inmates and officers, sexual harrassment and sleeping on the job. Once city police administrators were made aware of the indecent behavior that was happening...
March 11, 2002 - 3:23pm
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On the economic front in Muskingum County the Chamber Of Commerce has good news to report. Each year at the end of a business quarter, the Chamber Of Commerce sends out 250 random surveys to see what local businesses are prediciting. And despite the economic recessions that has occurred nationally as a result of the September 11th terrorist attacks things are going pretty well. Also many of those companies actually expect to increase the number of employees that they have over the next six...
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