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February 27, 2002 - 1:41pm
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As the cold weather sets in again and temperatures begin to drop around the area, technicians at the Animal Shelter Society want to remind pet owners not to forget about their furry friends who live outdoors. Some advice they recommend is to provide some type of shelter or structure for the animal, with straw or a blanket inside. Keep it off the ground a few feet if it is outside to keep the draft out and place a flap or cover on the opening of the house to keep the wind from coming in. For...
February 27, 2002 - 1:38pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
With nearly five thousand customers going in and out of Wal-Mart on a daily basis, getting thousands of people to come in for a community event should be no problem. Wal-Mart stores around the country in co-operation with Energizer is holding a Bunny Hop competition and are hoping to gather over three thousand people into the store for the event. In an attempt to break the Guiness World Record for the most people at a bunny hop, the Wal-Mart in Zanesville feels that they have a shot. Taking...
February 26, 2002 - 5:47pm
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Local employees got the scoop Tuesday from the Ohio Civil Rights Opportunity Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission about Employment Laws when it comes to discrimination. The program was free and was beneficial to those who attended. Tuesday night at 6:30 a public forum will be held at Council Chambers in Zanesville City Hall. They will be discussing housing, education, global and fair housing issues.
February 26, 2002 - 5:41pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
It was back to the Ohio Supreme Court early this morning for a man found guilty of killing a Muskingum County Sheriff’s Lt. In 1995, Tony Gross was convicted of killing Lt. Mike Lutz. Since this is a capital case each side had 30 minutes to present the facts. Gross’s attorney’s argued two main points today. One of the issues had to do with the search of Gross’s house, the other had to do with jury misconduct. Gross has been on death row at the Mansfield Correctional Institution.
February 26, 2002 - 12:57pm
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An early morning blaze has been ruled suspicious by the Zanesville Fire Department, it happened this morning around 4:40 when crews were called to the scene of a building engulfed in flames. The fire at Vee Jee’s Beauty Salon 1014 West Muskingum was fully involved and Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Thomas says that one section of the building was completely charred when he was called out to investigate. He also says that the fire appears to have been intentionally set. The department is continuing...
February 25, 2002 - 3:57pm
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Students in Cambridge will be moving into more modern and spcaious schools in the fall of 2004. The current facilities are at full capacity. In order to build the new schools, the district was granted funds by the state. The new buildings began construction this past fall. No current plans have been set for the old buildings.
February 25, 2002 - 3:31pm
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Believe it or not, Cambridge's second annual Gus Macker basketball tournament is only five months away. But according to Jeff Fergueson, the tournament's general chair, getting sponsors are at the top of this years agenda. Cambridge's inagural event attracted over 400 teams last year making the maiden voyage a success. To repeat last year's feat, Ferguson has set the sponsorship deadline for March 15th. The Cambridge Gus Macker will take place at the Cambridge City Park the weekend of July...
February 25, 2002 - 3:22pm
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Detectives from the Guernsey County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at a home near Cambridge which resulted in the arrest of an area resident and the seizure of more that 30 marijuana plants. According to Guernsey County Sheriff Mike McCauley, detectives received a tip regarding an indoor marijuana garden at the residence and a search warrant was executed. Inside the home, detectives say they found a very high quality indoor marijuana grow operation throughout the residence. As a...
February 25, 2002 - 1:46pm
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Area water projects are in the works, and over the past few weeks the Muskingum County Commissioners have been hard at work getting these projects underway. Right now the focus is on the Gaysport water project. The water line will go from Duncan Falls to Gaysport and branch off to some surrounding side roads near Route 60. It has been broken down into two parts to make bidding easier on local contractors, and those in charge of construction. About 100 residents have signed up and shown interest...
February 25, 2002 - 1:40pm
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This is reading awareness week and for some students it is a daily challenge and struggle to learn how to read. At Dillon Elementary School today, a special speaker was there who knows all too well about the daily struggles in life.
Adam Burkhart spoke about his heart transplant in 2000, carrying the Olympic torch this year and organ donor-ship. The students were most impressed with Adam’s determination to overcome his illness and were interested in his role in the Olympic games. Adam...
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