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February 14, 2002 - 2:59pm
5 years 11 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 11 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...
February 13, 2002 - 6:44pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The Zanesville City Jail is under fire. They are dealing with allegations of sexual harassment, theft and sex between inmates and jail employees. City Council wants some answers. In a packet that Police Chief Eric Lambes handed out to city council he listed those serious concerns. According to the Chief, it’s a result of a lack of supervision. Council President JoAnn Winland wants to know why the problems haven’t been addressed. The internal complaint letters document incidents from 1995...
February 13, 2002 - 6:39pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s office releases more information about the death of a Philo High School student last month. Sergeant Dan Marks says on January 31st 15-year-old Derek Dressler was found unresponsive by his parents and detectives. He was rushed to Genesis where he was pronounced dead. Investigators say that the preliminary tests revealed the cause of death to be a drug overdose. Marks said that traces of the drug oxycontin were found in Dressler’s system.
February 13, 2002 - 6:39pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A Muskingum College student charged in connection with the death of her newborn baby was indicted Wednesday by a Muskingum County Grand Jury. Prosecutor Mike Haddox says 21-year-old Jennifer Bryant was indicted on one count of involuntary manslaughter, one count of child endangering and one count of abuse of a corpse. Bryant was arrested February 4th after her newborn son's body was found in a trash bin behind the house she shared with 5 other students near Muskingum College. The preliminary...
February 13, 2002 - 11:50am
5 years 11 weeks ago
It’s at this time each year that cupid tugs at the strings of everyone’s heart. You want to choose the perfect gift for your special sweetheart. From bears, to chocolates, bouquets and balloons the toll on your wallet can be pretty steep when it’s all over especially if you are looking to buy the traditional dozen roses.
On average nationwide, a dozen roses range from sixty to seventy-five dollars on Valentines Day. Imlay Florists in downtown Zanesville has been in business for almost six...
February 13, 2002 - 1:21am
5 years 11 weeks ago
Jed Stephen scored 55 points in Shenandoah's 88-72 win over Frontier. Stephen's 55 points set a new single game scoring record. It also catapulted the Zep guard into first on Shenandoah's all time scoring list.
February 12, 2002 - 9:46pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The problems with the Zanesville City Jail continue. According to the Zanesville City Council, police Chief Eric Lambes has concerns over supervision in the jail. In a document made availble to Zanesville City Council Members,
the chief details the problems with the jail supervision. Zanesville public safety director Bob Brandford said he had received the packet in October and has been working on the situation. The packed contains allegations of harrassment, theft, and sex betweeen...
February 12, 2002 - 6:52pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A well-known former area basketball coach and high school principal has passed away. Jim Wiezbiski, was an educator and coach at Rosecrans, then at Maysville and finally Zanesville High School before he retired. His six year battle with cancer ended Tuesday morning at his residence in Pickerington. He was principal at ZHS for 14 years, but he started at Roosevelt Junior High. In his coaching career, he took Maysville High School to the state basketball tournament in 1971. Calling hours...
February 12, 2002 - 3:23pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The New Lexington police and fire departments are investigating a fatal fire in Perry county. Police Chief Jeffrey Newlon says it happened Monday night at 210 Second street. Newlon says police recieved a 9-1-1 call about a fire. New Lexington firemen were able to rescue 59-year-old Lee Ann Harris, but she died later from injuries she sustained in the blaze. The fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshall's Office, Perry County Fire Task Force and the New Lexington police...
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