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July 6, 2006 - 4:35pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A California gang leader who ran a drug distribution network in Zanesville, Coshocton, Reynoldsburg and Middletown has been convicted in a federal drug case.

43-year-old Clarence Remble of Compton, California was convicted in United States District Court for Southern Ohio.

It related to his involvement in the conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, crack cocaine, prescription drugs and marijuana in Southern Ohio from October of 2003 through July of 2005.

July 6, 2006 - 1:26pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The city of Zanesville got a major financial boost in its efforts to upgrade the municipal sewer plant.

Mayor Butch Zwelling and Public Service Director Mike Simms met today to receive a 2 million dollar check from County Commissioners to complete phase one of a sewer upgrade for the wastewater treatment plant.

Mike Simms says, “We are eliminating all future spreading of sewage on the farmers fields and other vacant lands which of course improves water quality and better...
July 6, 2006 - 12:10pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Zanesville fire officials have their hands full as they are investigating two fires that happened in the city... one Wednesday night, the other early Thursday morning. And according to Chief Dave Lacy, they are set to meet with the insurance company from Carskadden Optical on Friday afternoon.

Lacy says the fire at Carskadden Optical on Highpointe Road is being blamed on a piece of faulty equipment that caught fire, resulting in almost half a million dollars worth of damage. No...
July 6, 2006 - 9:59am
7 years 7 weeks ago
The State Highway Patrol says a man running from authorities in Guernsey County was struck and killed early this morning by some of his pursuers.

The patrol’s Cambridge Post says around 2 a.m., troopers tried to stop a vehicle for speeding on Interstate 70, but it fled south on I-77.

A dispatcher says the driver exited the interstate near Buffalo, then lost control and crashed into a swampy area. Troopers say both men in the car took off on foot.

The patrol...
July 6, 2006 - 12:19am
7 years 7 weeks ago
The man accused of attacking his former girlfriend with a machete was arraigned in court Wednesday with bond continued at half a million dollars.

According to court documents, 43-year-old Greg Tabler of Zanesville appeared in Judge Mark Fleegle's courtroom to enter a plea of not guilty to charges of attempted murder, felonious assault, aggravated burglary and failure to comply with the order of a police officer.

The judge also ordered Tabler to have no contact...
July 6, 2006 - 12:08am
7 years 7 weeks ago
What's being called a major drug house by local law enforcement may soon be shut down for good.

This after four months of investigations and over one hundred complaints from the community results in a bust by police.

Two local residents remain under investigation after last Friday's raid. According to Lt. Curry with the Zanesville Police Department, a search warrant was executed by officers with the ZPD and the Special Response Team, at 518 Spangler Drive...
July 5, 2006 - 11:56pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Local fire officials are investigating a blaze that sparked at a business off of Northpointe Wednesday evening.

According to officials with the Zanesville Fire Department, every station in the city responded to the scene at Carskadden Optical on Highpointe Drive in Zanesville around 8 p.m. Carskadden manufactures eyeglasses.

Investigations are still underway into how the blaze sparked, preliminary reports indicate the fire began as a result of faulty equipment...
July 5, 2006 - 7:38pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Zanesville City School Board held a special meeting to discuss various employment related issues.

As a result of the meeting the board finalized their administrative staff for the upcoming school year and reinstated three teachers that were on the reduction of force list.

“We hope at the end of the day or in time that everyone what wanted a job will still have a job with Zanesville City Schools,” Superintendent Mike Pockl said.

The school board also hired a...
July 5, 2006 - 7:32pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Officials hope a new study released Wednesday by the National Traffic and Safety Administration will encourage states to increase the minimum age for people to get a drivers license.

Safety officials say in addition to increasing the minimum age to legally drive states need to place other restrictions on young drivers.

The study shows those states with restrictive teen licensing laws reduce the fatal accidents involving 16-year olds by 21%.

Here in Zanesville...
July 5, 2006 - 7:30pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The rain over the holiday weekend may have dampened the Independence Day celebrations but it brought some much-needed rain to local farms.

But how much is too much?

According to experts that all depends on what the farmer is growing.

“There is the old adage that rain grows grain,” Mark Mechling said. “So our corn and soybean growers are pleased to see some rain.”
But for hay producers the recent rain has created more of a headache than a benefit.
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