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February 25, 2005 - 5:25pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
More parents are speaking out tonight with concerns about the future of Catholic Education in Zanesville.

Diane Hoffer has 3 children in Catholic Schools in Zanesville. 2 of her 3 are currently at St. Nicholas school; she says the consolidation was inevitable and will actually work to the children’s advantage.

Hoffer says her main concern is keeping the tuition affordable.

Hoffer adds she has received a letter from the school board saying they are in the...
February 25, 2005 - 5:16pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Zanesville Police are still investigating a rollover accident on Luck and West Main Thursday evening where the driver left the scene with a baby still in the car.

Police say 19-year-old Brandi Valentine, the babysitter of the infant yelled at a witness to watch the baby then fled the scene immediately after the accident.

“We still don’t know for sure why she left, but she came back about 25 minutes later.”
Said Captain Mike Baker from the Z.P.D.

February 25, 2005 - 5:09pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office says its releasing information about another major drug operation busted in Zanesville.

Early Thursday morning the Muskingum County Drug Unit along with the Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team confiscated 2 ponds of cocaine, an undetermined amount of cash and a firearm at the residence of 915 Prospect Ave.

42-year-old john Norris has been charged with possession of cocaine, possession of crack cocaine and having a weapon while...
February 25, 2005 - 12:00pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The annual legislative breakfast was held this morning at Eaglestick’s Inn, and not only did eggs make the menu… but so did Ohio’s budget.

220 Chamber of Commerce members attended the event, which is intended to allow the community to get up close and personal with state representatives, making sure that everyone is clear on current issues in our state.

State Senator Joy Padgett says that besides the obvious budget concerns, education also topped the list. “We certainly...
February 25, 2005 - 1:06am
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office conducted a drug bust early Thursday morning.

Sheriff Bob Stephenson says it happened around six o'clock on Prospect Avenue in Zanesville.

Deputies seized drugs, but the Sheriff would not elaborate on how much or the type of drugs confiscated.

Two people are now in custody, however they will not be identified until they are formally charged sometime Friday.
February 24, 2005 - 7:35pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A local artist is making his mark in Zanesville and hoping to inspire people at the same time.
Charlie Touvell’s art exhibit titled “Discorporate” opens tonight at the Campus Library at OUZ.

Touvell says he’s hoping to grab the attention of viewers with his bright colors and bold lines and the use of repetition. He says a recent trip to South Africa has inspired several pieces of his art.

Touvell says his interesting self-made stamps make every piece a one of a...
February 24, 2005 - 7:28pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A well-known tourist attraction is in trouble of sinking unless the city or private investors can come up with funds to keep it afloat.

The Lorena Sternwheeler has been one of the biggest summer tourist attractions in Muskingum County for nearly 30 years. Now, because of budget constraints the county commissioners say it might be one of the first things to go.

Commissioners say the weather has been the biggest factor for the Lorena’s declining revenue. The water must be...
February 24, 2005 - 6:14pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
If you like to collect Coca-Cola related products…this is the weekend for you.

The 22nd annual Ohio Valley Chapter Coca-Cola Collectors Show and Sale is this weekend at the Zanesville Holiday Inn.

Admission to the show is free and most members in attendance will have their rooms open for both the selling and trading of thousands of pieces of memorabilia.

A silent auction is set for tomorrow from 2:00 until 4:00 and a live auction is planned for Saturday...
February 24, 2005 - 6:08pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Engineer’s office says it’s got a problem with some water tanks Wayne Ridge Road.

Engineer Doug Davis says a small slip has developed at the tank site and must be repaired.

The water tanks are used for storage then shipped to customers for use.

Davis says the wet weather our area has experienced is one of the reasons for the problem.

He says he hopes to get federal disaster funds to help pay for the project which could cost 25,...
February 24, 2005 - 6:02pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A major road has been closed in Muskingum County.

The Ohio Department of Transportation says State Route 146 west has been shut down due to a slip in the road.

The location of the road problem is about two miles east of the Dillon State Park entrance.

O-Dot says State Route 146 will be closed for around 60 days and the detour is State Route 586 to State Route 16 to State Route 60.

If you are traveling from the Zanesville side the detour is...
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