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July 13, 2005 - 8:10pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The heat might be back on for the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority.

At today’s monthly meeting board members spent the majority of the afternoon in executive session.

The Port Board passed a motion to hire a lawyer for legal matters, possibly involving an employee of the Port Authority.

Board President Fred Steele would not comment on the issue.

He says other important issues were discussed in today’s meeting.

"We are going to...
July 13, 2005 - 8:02pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
We have an update in a story we brought you last night regarding two men who are arrested in connection with a number of recent downtown Zanesville break-ins.

According to Detective Sergeant Ric Roush, 36-year-old Harry Krouskoupf the third and 41 year old Christopher Strain both of Zanesville were both arrested Tuesday morning.

Roush says the two suspects do not know each other and were not working together.

Police say Krouskoupf was arrested shortly after he...
July 13, 2005 - 2:13pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The Longaberger Company today announced another layoff…this time 449 workers are affected.

The Newark based company says it is laying off 383 workers from its manufacturing workforce and 66 salaried professional and administrative positions in a continued restructuring effort.

The company added that it expects to bring back a portion of those employees during the fourth quarter or by early 2006.

Longaberger President Dave DeFeo says the company has had double...
July 13, 2005 - 1:37pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
An annual intertribal Pow Wow is coming to the area this weekend, dancers, drummers and the public are welcome.

It’s the 6th annual All Nations Pow Wow and its being held at the Newton Township Fire Department this Saturday and Sunday.

Joe and Teressa Temple are the organizers of the Pow Wow and say it started 6 years ago at Dillon State Park. Teressa says there is a lot in store for those who come to the event.

“We’re going to have Aztec dancers from Mexico,”...
July 13, 2005 - 1:37pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The heart of Zanesville pottery is right here in Zanesville, and all this week there is a Pottery Lover’s Reunion at the Holiday Inn, and the public is invited to attend.

Hundreds of rooms at the Holiday Inn and the Red Roof Inn are now home to rare and exciting pieces of pottery. Whether you are a collector or a seller, everyone has the same interest… to come and enjoy the pottery.

President of the reunion, Joe Tunnell, says he has been coming to the weeklong event for...
July 12, 2005 - 1:56am
6 years 17 weeks ago
There's more information in a bizarre fire that occurred on Interstate 70 near Zanesville over the weekend, as authorities say an area man is now being charged in the ordeal.

The fire Sunday forced the closing of part of the highway so the blaze could be extinguished.

According to troopers with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, Arthur Herron of Cumberland was hauling 500 bales of straw in a flatbed tractor trailer on I-70 Sunday afternoon when the straw...
July 12, 2005 - 1:43am
6 years 17 weeks ago
It's official, from this day forth July 11th will be known in the Y-City as John Fenton Day.

Monday night at the Zanesville City Council meeting, Interim Mayor Howard Zwelling presented former Zanesville Mayor Jack Fenton with a plaque and a proclamation naming July 11th "John Fenton Day" on behalf of the city, and the community as a whole.

Mayor Zwelling feels it's the least the city can do for a man who has done so much for Zanesville and its residents over the years....
July 12, 2005 - 1:22am
6 years 17 weeks ago
A local pilot makes an emergency crash landing and lives to tell about it.

It happened in Southeastern Ohio Monday afternoon.

According to officials with the Harrison County Sheriff's Office, 62-year-old Ron McClean of Zanesville was flying from an airport in Carrollton to Riverside Field airport when he experienced engine trouble.

He was piloting a 1941 aeronica chief tail-dragger aircraft Monday afternoon around 4:30 when the crash landing occurred between...
July 12, 2005 - 1:16am
6 years 17 weeks ago
A local man must register with the Sheriff's Office for the rest of his life after being labeled a sexual predator in court Monday.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 66-year-old Kenneth Smith of Zanesville was charged with one count of gross sexual imposition, and one count of sexual imposition for charges stemming from an April 9th incident of this year.

Smith pleaded guilty to a Prosecutor's Bill of Information in May and on Monday he was...
July 12, 2005 - 1:05am
6 years 17 weeks ago
A man with previous drug convictions was sentenced in Judge Mark Fleegle's courtroom Monday.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 29-year-old Jamie Covington of California, was charged with one count complicity to trafficking in drugs with a school specification, two counts of possession of drugs (crack) with a forfeiture specification, one count carrying a concealed weapon and one count of obstructing official business.

Workman says the charges...
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