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March 15, 2002 - 3:14pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Zanesville is going to have its own connection to Olympic hero Lea Ann Parsley. The Olympic silver medalist in the skeleton race will take part in the Carr Center Cake Auction next month. Parsley will light the first candle as the cake auction tries to set a new world record by lighting 3333 candles. Parsley will do the honor on Friday April 12th at the Colony Square Mall. This will be the 16th year for the national record-setting auction which raises money for services for children and...
March 15, 2002 - 2:30pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
It was a packed house of those getting away from the daily grind of business at the Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce 2002 Spring Break. Business leaders from the community came together for the annual meeting. Door prizes were given out to those who took part, and some very valuable businesses were recognized at the event for the services they have provided for the community. North Valley Bank was the winner in the service sector, in tourism Ohio Pottery took home the honors,...
March 14, 2002 - 5:39pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The Zanesville Fire Department now has a new life saving device thanks to one woman's generosity. Earlier this week the deparment received a digital thermal imaging camera. The camera that helps firefighters locate fire victims through smoke is something that the department has wanted for a long time. Ruth Dye of Westerville, who donated the camera, says that it was the least that she could do after the September 11th attacks. The camera has already been put into use, it was used in a fire...
March 14, 2002 - 5:10pm
5 years 10 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
5 years 10 weeks ago
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
5 years 10 weeks ago
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
5 years 10 weeks ago
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
5 years 10 weeks ago
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 10 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
5 years 10 weeks ago
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...
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