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June 24, 2005 - 10:50am
6 years 7 weeks ago
It’s been over 12 days since Columbus has seen rain, and although a few drops have fallen here in Muskingum County, the yards are still turning brown and the fields are looking thirsty.

And with all that dry air, the risk for grass fires is rising daily. According to Fire Chief Dave Lacy, the Zanesville Fire Department often deals with the issue of grass and brush fires in the summer, and the fact that Independence Day is right around the corner makes it even more risky.
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June 23, 2005 - 5:16pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
One local pottery company will keep it's doors open and area residents might have their jobs back after investors purchase it's real estate and business assets.

Virginia based, Clayfish Limited Liability Company and the original Hartstone pottery announced today that they purchased Hartstone pottery in Zanesville, previously run by Carlisle incorporated.

"We saw real opportunity we said well you know what these guys were doing a lot of things wrong, we think we can do them...
June 23, 2005 - 5:06pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department says the fatal shooting of a man on Wednesday is now being called an accident.

Twenty-five year old Frank Mack was pronounced dead at good Samaritan hospital Wednesday afternoon.

Detective Sergeant Ric Roush of the Zanesville Police Department gives details of what happened after being called the the scene.

"What we found when we got there was that twenty-five year old Frank Mack had been fatally shot from a gunshot wound to the...
June 23, 2005 - 4:56pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Law Enforcement Supports A Good Cause

State law enforcement officials teamed up with the special olympics to generate funds and raise awareness for a very special cause.

More than one thousand law enforcement officers across the state of Ohio began a series of torch relays to signify the opening ceremonies of the Ohio Special Olympics that begin Friday.

Officers running the Marietta to Columbus leg began yesterday and passed through Zanesville today.
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June 23, 2005 - 10:43am
6 years 7 weeks ago
The importance of Homeland Security is being stressed at a local level, as the Emergency Management Agency of Muskingum County is undergoing intense training for any future structure collapses in Ohio or the U.S.

There are 10 teams in our 88 county region training for various situations. From how to break through steel beams to rescuing victims from inside storm sewers and even re-playing the Oklahoma City bombing and World Trade Center rescues, these men and women are preparing for...
June 23, 2005 - 9:21am
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department is now saying Wednesday’s fatal shooting may have been an accident.

Detective Sergeant Ric Roush says 25-year-old Frank Mack was pronounced dead at Good Samaritan Hospital after the shooting took place around 1:15 in the afternoon at 1104 Converse Avenue.

Roush says several witnesses who were in the home at the time of the shooting lead detectives to believe the shooting was accidental.

Roush says the victim may have been...
June 22, 2005 - 8:44pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Tonight was a night of recognition at the Zanesville school board meeting where four local residents were honored for their dedication and another was welcomed to the area.

Superintendent of schools Mike Pockl announced the new principal of Zanesville High School, Richard Sykes.

Sykes has over twenty years of experience in education and is thrilled to become a part of the Zanesville schools systems.

"I feel very excited right now because it will be all new it...
June 22, 2005 - 3:56pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
An afternoon shooting resulted in the death of a 26-year-old in Zanesville today.

According to Detective Sergeant Ric Roush with the Zanesville Police Department, the shooting occurred at 1:15 this afternoon at 1104 Convers Avenue.

Police are currently interviewing witnesses on the scene at this hour.

No other injuries have been reported, and the victim's name is not being released at this time.

More information in this case is expected to be...
June 22, 2005 - 3:35pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Big economic development news today from the Port Authority as board members announce they are planning two new spec buildings projects.

The Spec buildings will be used tools to market our community and hopefully bring additional tax revenues.

“We’re going to be negotiating with two different companies to put in two different Spec buildings one at our airport park and one at Eastpointe Park. It’s something we’ve been working the last couple of years to try to get so we’re...
June 22, 2005 - 2:26pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Tuesday marked the first day of summer and that means kids are ready to get out in the sun!

The Muskingum Family YMCA is offering some summer activities that are guaranteed to keep your kids cool while keeping them entertained. Craig Miracle, the executive director of the YMCA, says the activities are designed to beat the heat.

“Obviously we have our swimming lessons going on right now and our campers are in doing skill building right now, after lunch staying cool and...
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