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February 1, 2002 - 9:32am
5 years 6 weeks ago
There has been a water main break at Junction City Elementary School, which has cancelled classes for students that attend that school.
January 31, 2002 - 5:55pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
It was a sad day at Philo High School today as students were dealing with the death of a classmate. The Muskingum County Sheriff's Department says they were called to a home on Wayne Ridge Road when a mother could not wake up her son. The 15 year old boy is identified as Derrick Dressler. Major Bryan Hoover says both the mother and deputies tried CPR on the teenager until medics arrived and transported him to Good Smaritan. Muskingum County cororner Dr. Howard Marsh says there is no...
January 31, 2002 - 4:00pm
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If you're looking for something to do this weekend you're in luck. The second annual pottery extravaganza will be featured in Zanesville and the “Basket Happening” a secondary market seminar and sale will also be held. The “Basket Happening” will be held February 2nd, at the Holiday Inn of Zanesville from 9:00 am until 5:30 pm. Ohio’s largest pottery sale will be February 2nd and 3rd at the Welcome Center from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.
January 31, 2002 - 2:47pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office is also investigating another shooting, this one at the Good Times Night Club on South River Road. According to investigators, the office received a 9-1-1 call around midnight last night. Officers arrested two men at the club, who were apparently involved in an altercation inside the bar, when one of them produced a weapon. Officers say the two continued their altercation in the parking lot and that’s when two shots were fired, one striking a parked car. No...
January 31, 2002 - 2:46pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Bids were brought forth for a Sanitary Sewer Project for Frazeysburg. The project will be located on Nora Avenue and village officials were on hand at the County Commissioners office to hear bids. Nora Avenue has six small pumping stations that have been online for ten years. Individual homeowners have had to pay electric for these stations and maintain them, so by obtaining a sewer service to those people with septic tanks it will help the environment. Seven companies brought bids forth in...
January 31, 2002 - 2:43pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Some steps were taken today towards a county project that could be bringing a power plant facility to the neighborhood. Muskingum County Commissioners were presented with a community applied tax abatement issue that deals with the possibility of constructing a power plant facility near the Licking and Muskingum county lines. Aquila Inc. is an electric utilities company that is out of Kansas City, Missouri and are in charge of bringing the project to the area. The site that was chosen is O’...
January 31, 2002 - 2:41pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A Hoops Basketball League at the James Singer Activity Center is in the works and is currently setting up teams for twelve week play, on Sundays. It begins February 24th and seven people can be on a team. The registration fee is $250 per team and needs to be in by February 17th. Organizers currently have six teams signed up but need more. Contact the ZMHA if you are interested at 452-5463.
January 30, 2002 - 7:28pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The man accused of shooting a Muskingum County sheriff's deputy to death says he is not guilty. 27-year-old Henry Hager's lawyer entered the formal plea in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court Wednesday morning. Last week Hager was indicted on one-count of aggravated murder with 3 death penalty specifications in connection with the death of Muskingum County Sheriff Deputy Robert Tanner Jr on January 8th. During the arraignment Hagar's attorney Jon Schumacher reserved the right to additional...
January 30, 2002 - 4:11pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Superintendent Mike Pockl issued a statement today expressing his sympathies for those affected by the horrific event that took place this morning involving two employees of the Zanesville City School System. Extended were the school district’s deepest sympathies and condolences to the families and friends of the employees involved. Pockl took immediate action and called in counselors for assistance and support. The district’s “Crisis Intervention Plan” was immediately implemented this morning...
January 30, 2002 - 4:05pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Just when things were starting to look brighter in the community, tragedy strikes again. This time in the Zanesville City School System, and coming to grips with an event such as this one is tough, but counselors in the area say it can be done. James McDonald Director of the Muskingum Counseling Center commented on the recent events saying that Zanesville is a compassionate and supportive community and when tragedies like this take place the residents and citizens of the area always pull...
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