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April 24, 2002 - 6:37pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
A new power plant in Muskingum County may mean more job opportunities. Earlier this evening the Aquila Corporation unveiled their new project ideas to the public in an open forum at the Muskingum County Welcome Center. They say that hundreds of jobs will be generated through the building of this new plant.
This new power plant is said to be a high efficient and low impact power plant. It has also been said to save on energy and to help reduce blackouts. The project site will be located on...
April 24, 2002 - 6:35pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
An early morning house fire that left a woman and her dog homeless is being labeled accidental. When crews arrived at 1679 Langan Lane, they quickly saw that the home of Margarette Adams was a total loss. Perry, Washington, and Falls townships as well as Zanesville Fire departments responded, but could only contain what was out of control. There were smoke detectors in the home, however fire officials are not sure if they were working. No injuries were reported. At the scene Mrs. Adams declined...
April 24, 2002 - 6:33pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Seeing the judicial system in action, that’s what some local students got the opportunity to do today. The Supreme Court was hearing oral arguments in Perry County, and students got the chance to listen and learn. It is an off site court program where the justices travel around and show school children the importance and reality of the court system. They have been to 43 counties this year alone and over the years, around 2,000 students have taken part in this interactive educational tool. The...
April 24, 2002 - 6:31pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
After an inspiring visit to the Zanesville Appalachian Arts Program last year, some local students have decided to bring the history of the Underground Railroad to the community. Munson Elementary students are working on a project called “Follow the Drinking Gourd” which is a story about a family that is escaping north to freedom. Now back by popular demand, that production was presented in March at the John McIntire Library, and it was a hit. They are preparing for yet another production of...
April 24, 2002 - 6:29pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Taking pies to a whole new level, is what local business leaders teamed up to do today at First Federal Bank in Zanesville. Bank employees are taking pies to the face to help feed the community and contribute to Operation Feed. With Operation Feed in full swing all donations are needed and appreciated. There is a drop off day coming up this Friday at the Old AEP building on fourth street downtown. For more information on how to help or contribute, call the United Way at 452-6872. The campaign...
April 24, 2002 - 5:08am
5 years 10 weeks ago
It was a sobering reminder of the dangers of drinking and driving. That's one way to describe a mock crash that was held at West Muskingum high school Tuesday. The "accident"
showed students the serious consequences of drinking and driving. The students saw a crash, and the victims inside a vehicle. They watched as the 9-1-1 call was made, and as the emergency vehicles responded. One victim was dead on arrival, another was paralyzed and others were put on stretchers and taken to the...
April 23, 2002 - 1:30pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
They have their lives to be thankful for after a fire ripped through a local family’s home Monday afternoon. All six members of the Leiby family made it out safely, and are currently being assisted by the Muskingum Valley Red Cross who responded immediately. After hearing of the many fires locally, the family recently purchased smoke detectors, which essentially saved their lives. One of the Leiby children wasn’t at home when the blaze broke out but says he knew immediately that something was...
April 23, 2002 - 1:28pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
A brand new addition is in the works for the Zanesville area, and is making progress quickly. Soon to be Burrell Funeral Services, it is only four months into construction and already it is creating an interest as to when it will be finished. It is under construction now but all that remains is the interior work and the paving of the sidewalks outside the complex. Currently Burrell Funeral Services is operating out of Bryan Funeral Home on Maple Avenue to serve their clients, until the...
April 23, 2002 - 5:42am
5 years 10 weeks ago
The Muskingum county sheriff's department is working hard to solve the homicide of a Zanesville woman. 40-year-old
Angela Kennedy's body waas found floating in a creek on Thursday April 18th in Hopewell township by two area residents. Detective Steve Welker says he is not releasing how Kennedy died, but it was a homicide. Welker says his department has 12 leads that are being checked out.
And he is asking for anyone with information about the death to step forward and share the...
April 23, 2002 - 5:32am
5 years 10 weeks ago
The Coshocton county sheriff's office is continuing to investigate a shooting incident on county road 19 which sent two people to the hospital with injuries. According to the sheriff's office, the shooting, which happened around 9:30 Sunday night, is related to an argument that happened earlier that day in Holmes county. At the time of the shooting, suspects involved in the earlier fight, attempted to enter a home at 38679 county road 19, when the homeowner fired shots at the suspected...
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