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February 12, 2002 - 9:46pm
5 years 5 weeks ago
The problems with the Zanesville City Jail continue. According to the Zanesville City Council, police Chief Eric Lambes has concerns over supervision in the jail. In a document made availble to Zanesville City Council Members,
the chief details the problems with the jail supervision. Zanesville public safety director Bob Brandford said he had received the packet in October and has been working on the situation. The packed contains allegations of harrassment, theft, and sex betweeen...
February 12, 2002 - 6:52pm
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A well-known former area basketball coach and high school principal has passed away. Jim Wiezbiski, was an educator and coach at Rosecrans, then at Maysville and finally Zanesville High School before he retired. His six year battle with cancer ended Tuesday morning at his residence in Pickerington. He was principal at ZHS for 14 years, but he started at Roosevelt Junior High. In his coaching career, he took Maysville High School to the state basketball tournament in 1971. Calling hours...
February 12, 2002 - 3:23pm
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The New Lexington police and fire departments are investigating a fatal fire in Perry county. Police Chief Jeffrey Newlon says it happened Monday night at 210 Second street. Newlon says police recieved a 9-1-1 call about a fire. New Lexington firemen were able to rescue 59-year-old Lee Ann Harris, but she died later from injuries she sustained in the blaze. The fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshall's Office, Perry County Fire Task Force and the New Lexington police...
February 12, 2002 - 2:19pm
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It was a day to celebrate as the United Way Agency held its 2000-2001 campaign wrap-up event. A luncheon was held at Genesis Heathcare Bethesda campus to thank all volunteers, employees and everyone who was involved in the success of the yearly campaign. United Way received a huge donation of $85,000 from the Muskingum Valley Fisherman’s Association, after the club dissolved and sold their property, and split the saving and checking account funds. The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan...
February 12, 2002 - 2:18pm
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Sheriff sales in the area have shown swift increases within the past three years. Recently there have been a growing number of foreclosures on homes across the state and also within the county. In 2000, Muskingum county sold 173, in 2001 it increased to 203 and this year foreclosed properties are already at 40 in only a two month period. In Guernsey county sheriff’s sales on homes increased fifty-four percent from the previous year and are also on pace to exceed last year’s total. This is a...
February 12, 2002 - 12:01pm
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A well known former area basketball coach and former high school principal has died. Jim Wiezbiski, who took Maysville high school to the state basketball tournament died early Tuesday morning at his home after a long battle with cancer. Wiezbiski was also the principal of Zanesville high school for many year before retiring. The funeral arrangements are being handled by the Bryan funeral home in Zanesville. Wiezbiski was 63-years-old.
February 11, 2002 - 5:51pm
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The possibility of a union being formed at the Longaberger plant in Frazeysburg has prompted some employees to organize a group of their own. "Keep The Longaberger Company Union Free" is a group of employees who feel that the unionizing of the basket-making giant would be a big mistake. With over 5,000 employees located at the plant, there have been two previous failed attempts to form a union. Just one day into its existence, this group hopes to do the same again. The "Longaberger...
February 11, 2002 - 3:15pm
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Despite chilly temperatures, divers jumped into the water at the Y-Bridge’s canal lift span to continue the effort to restore the bridge. Divers were installing a dam that will allow workers to replace the structure. The project which is estimated to last for 90-days, is off to a great start. If all goes well, the bridge is scheduled to reopen the first week of May.
February 11, 2002 - 3:11pm
5 years 5 weeks ago
Over at the Holiday Inn Monday morning Congressman Bob Ney and local leaders got together to discuss the war on terrorism and the local economy. Ney, took time from his meeting to discuss some of the things he has been working on. One of them being a Education Bill that will be beneficial to our area. Ney also commented on the war and said even if Osma is caught we still need to break up the network. It is currently operating in 34 countries.
February 11, 2002 - 2:55pm
5 years 5 weeks ago
St. Valentine’s Day came a little earlier this year for some elderly residents at the Beckett House in New Concord. Today residents were struck by cupid as seventh grade students from East Muskingum middle school delivered Valentines surprises. The residents all gathered in the rotunda lobby of the building to talk with the students and receive their Valentines. Being able to put a smile on the faces of those who are sometimes forgotten was fun for the students who participated in the giving....
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