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March 3, 2002 - 6:20pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Cell phones are seen as a must have for many business people on the go. But safety advocates say they’re a distraction that can steal a driver’s attention from the road. And while states nationwide have considered banning the use of hand held cell phones while driving, only New York has taken that step. Forty-three states including Ohio have introduced legislation involving cell phones within the last year. But safety advocates say the legislation has been stalled by a powerful cell phone...
March 2, 2002 - 3:13pm
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Despite the rainy and windy weather the community turned out to attend a rib dinner benefit that honored one of their own. At the Zanesville Municipal Airport, people had the chance to reminisce about fallen deputy Robert Tanner Jr. and donate to a good cause. In honor of his memory the money from the benefit will go to a fund that will help MATC students, the Muskingum County Sheriff's canine unit and the animal shelter. Tanner's wife also revealed that some of the proceeds will be used to...
March 2, 2002 - 3:09pm
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A handful of adults attended class in hopes of one day teaching a class of their own. Due to a shortage of substitute teachers, The Ohio University-Zanesville is holding a two day substitute teacher training workshop. For two consecutive saturdays, degreed participants will cover topics that will allow them to function effectively in the classroom. Participants will also learn the process of becoming a substitute teacher through background checks, fingerprinting and filing the correct forms.
March 1, 2002 - 5:47pm
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An early afternoon fire disrupts the operations of two businesses located near Maple Avenue and Dresden Road Point. Housed in the same building, there were 2-employees from Cashland and approximately 5-employees from Tri-County Foot And Ankle Associates inside at the time of the fire. But by the time the Zanesville Fire Department arrived, all employees were able to evacuate the building unharmed. Luckily, the blaze was contained to one room located on the right front Cashland side of the...
March 1, 2002 - 5:41pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
To easily identify drivers under the age of 21, the state of Ohio has decided to take on a new shape. Beginning today new vertical driver's license and identification cards will be issued. The change, that stems from legislation in the 2001 Budget Bill, is part of a statewide crack down on certain underage behaviors. The main reason for the vertical licenses is to alert proper establishments of sale to minors under 18 for tobacco use or under 21 for alcohol consumption. Republican state...
March 1, 2002 - 5:36pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
To honor the memory of Muskingum County Sheriff's Deputy Robert Tanner Jr, a group of local businesses is holding a "Rib Dinner" Benefit at the Zanesville Municipal Airport. Proceeds from the dinner will go to several funds established in his honor. The event is also looked upon as a personal thank you to Tanner who was killed in the line of duty. The Rib Dinner is tomorrow from noon to 5PM at the new Zanesville Aviation hangar #7. The cost of the dinner is 10-dollars.
March 1, 2002 - 12:56pm
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For three generations it’s been a staple in the downtown area, and now a well-known hangout is getting a second chance. When it closed down in June many were disappointed and shocked. Once Dave’s Union Bar, will now be known as Union Bar and Grill. Although under new management, the owner, Wes Clark assures his patrons that most things will remain the same. His focus is on the food and since Dave’s menu was so well liked it will virtually stay the same. Tim the cook will also be along for the...
March 1, 2002 - 12:55pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
With spring right around the corner, what better time to adopt a pet. The Animal Shelter Society features pets for the week and these lovable animals are available for adoption immediately. Tigger a striped tiger cat is the pet of the week and she is a year old. She has been at the shelter since January 27th and she is friendly and very playful. Included in the adoption fee for any of the animals is shots, spay/neuter procedures and some of the animals are even sponsored by Adopt a Pet Program...
February 28, 2002 - 9:39pm
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The Republican party in Muskingum County joined together Thursday night to prepare for this year's upcoming elections. Each year during their annual "Lincoln Day Dinner", card carrying republicans are introduced to candidates of the past and present. Area republicans also had the chance to meet with main speaker Lt. Gov. Maureen O'Connor who is seeking to fill a vacant spot on the Ohio Supreme Court. Lt. Gov. O'Connor officialy announced her candidacy for the vacancy left by Justice Andrew...
February 28, 2002 - 4:50pm
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The state of Ohio is helping people with their dreams of buying their own home. At least once a year, the Ohio Finance Agency provides bond money to state lenders to underwrite mortgage loans at a very low and competitive rate. Last year the bank was able to run the program from March to September. But this year, the money available is statewide and is available on a first come first serve basis. For more information on the housing program, you can call century National Bank at 454-6892 or...
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