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February 15, 2002 - 6:16pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A long standing tradition in the city of Zanesville will have a little twist to it this year. To help raise money for the Alfred S. Carr Center, along with the annual cake auction, area school aged children will be lighting the way in order to become listed in the Guiness Book of World Records. For a four dollar donation, the students will try to get over 3 thousand candles on a cake that will be in the shape of the "Y" bridge. The cake, which will be baked by the Muskingum Area Technical...
February 15, 2002 - 5:21pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The daughter of Deborah Law, the bus driver who’s life was so tragically taken by Ron Melvin, spoke out Friday about the Washington Fire Department's decision to hang Melvin’s helmet on the wall to honor him. Carrie Henry says she is extremely upset about the decision, and doesn’t think he needs to be honored for murdering her mother. Henry did say that the school system did retire her mother’s school bus number and bus.
February 15, 2002 - 5:13pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A fallen hero from Zanesville is going to be honored at a benefit and all the proceeds go to helping others. A benefit to recognize Muskingum County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Tanner Junior will be held at the Zanesville Municipal Airport. On March the 2nd between 12:00pm and 5:00pm a rib dinner will be served in hanger number 7 at the airport. All the proceeds go to the family fund, a MATC scholarship that will be in his name, the canine unit at the Sheriff’s Department and the Animal Shelter...
February 15, 2002 - 5:04pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A 32 year old Zanesville man who is currently on parole for breaking and entering, barricaded himself in a house Thursday night after a domestic dispute.
According to the Zanesville Police Department, the domestic dispute started at 808 Dryden Road, when officers arrived, the man involved in the incident was gone. He later returned and fired shots outside the residence. He fled once again to 683 Dryden Road. He remained in the attic of that house for 3 hours. Police were able to get...
February 15, 2002 - 12:20pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
His book is out in stores across the country, in England even Japan. A retired Zanesville and Newark police sergeant, Bill Queen, has definitely found his niche. His book “Escarpment” is a western with a twist and is the first part of a trilogy. Queen began writing fifteen years ago after he retired from the Newark Police Department. His interest was sparked by his love of reading and he actually went back to school to become a better writer. He took courses at Denison University and Ohio State...
February 14, 2002 - 6:09pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Making sure that your child is properly immunized could save their life. On the rise since 1990, pertussis, better known as whooping cough, has been reported in the Muskingum County area. Pertussis, which is a highly contagious bacterial infection that causes coughing and gagging, was reported to the Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department just a little over a month ago. Pertussis is primarily spread through respiratory droplets and anyone who is exposed can contract the disease....
February 14, 2002 - 5:20pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The fight between a domestic violence shelter in Zanesville and a volunteer fire department heated up Thursday. You may remember when we told you about plans by the Washington Township Fire Department to honor one of their firemen who was involved in a murder suicide last month. Fifty-nine year old Ron Melvin senior shot and killed forty-one year old Deborah Law and then turned the gun on himself. Shortly after the incident Washington Township Fire President Bo Keck said his department...
February 14, 2002 - 3:05pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
We aren’t out of the woods yet when it comes to the dreaded flu season. Even if you haven’t received a flu shot, there is still some time left to get one. There are 600 shots available at Rambo Memorial Health Center, and they are free to Muskingum county residents and only ten dollars for out of county residents. Flu season will remain for another two months and a flu vaccine, if received now, can prevent and protect you from being infected with the flu. No appointment is necessary for a flu...
February 14, 2002 - 2:59pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Bringing more job opportunities to the Muskingum county area was the discussion of the day at the County Commissioners Office. A zone abatement for the Lear Corporation in Zanesville was brought forth by Larry Merry of the Zanesville Muskingum county Port Authority. The Commissioners approved the Lear Corporation abatement, which will bring in 110 new jobs over the next year. Lear Corporation is an automotive supplier of interior wiring parts and molding machines that are used on vehicles and...
February 14, 2002 - 2:47pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
It is National Hospital Veterans Week and to honor those veterans who served our country, some students from Frazeysburg Elementary decided to bring a valentines thank you to those being treated at the V-A outpatient clinic on Bethesda Drive. The Program is “Valentines for Vets” and schools across Ohio are participating in it today. The V-A community based outpatient clinic behind Bethesda has only been operating since April of 1999 and since then, the clinic has provided quality care for the...
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