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July 6, 2005 - 11:54am
6 years 17 weeks ago
Licking county officials are searching this week for a missing 5-year-old girl who has been missing since December.

Emily Rimel was taken from her Madison Township home seven months ago. Authorities are looking, Wednesday, along the strip of I-70 Westbound in Licking County between state routes 6-68 and 13, the last stretch of the interstate before Muskingum County.

Today’s search began after an inmate said that, while in jail, former family friend Lindsey Bruce confessed...
July 6, 2005 - 11:13am
6 years 17 weeks ago
Maple Avenue is the place to be if you own a business in Zanesville, lots of traffic and plenty of cars. So one local business is buying property on Maple, causing four other businesses to move elsewhere.

A third generation of car wash owners is moving their storefront to Maple Avenue from Taylor Street. Beau and Ty Hankinson are the owners of Rex’s Go Kleen Car Wash. They recently bought the property on the corner of Maple and Taylor, known as Maple Plaza.

According to...
July 6, 2005 - 1:55am
6 years 17 weeks ago
A area teen is dead after getting trapped and suffocating in a grain bin in Hebron Monday evening.

According to officials with the Licking County Sheriff's Office, the accident occurred when 16-year-old Joseph Parrish was transferring soybeans from one bin to another. That is when authorities say he fell into the soybeans and got stuck. The soybeans were too heavy to allow Parrish to pull himself out of the bin.

Parrish was working on his family's farm when the accident...
July 6, 2005 - 1:48am
6 years 17 weeks ago
There were numerous accidents on the roadways Tuesday afternoon as a heavy rain storm hit southeastern Ohio along I-70.

A couple of crashes were reported in the westbound lanes of the interstate, the two occurred only minutes apart.

According to Trooper Kevin Kelley with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, a thirty minute bout of bad weather made visibility poor for motorists and the heavy rains are what contributed to a single vehicle roll-over crash.
July 5, 2005 - 3:54pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Life can’t be risk-free but most household accidents can be prevented by using a safety checklist or attending a safety class.

And if you live in the area and are between the ages of 9 and 12 you’re in luck! Genesis is offering a one day program called Get the Scoop on Safety.

“It’s at the age when kids are starting to be able to not necessarily be home alone but we feel that they’re at an age where they need to start knowing some of these basics nutrition fixing their...
July 5, 2005 - 3:38pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The Zanesville Rotary Clubs now have new Presidents in place for the next term.

Today was Sandi Plymire’s first meeting since being named the noon club President.

She says she’s looking forward to the new projects they’re working on this year.

“We just have a lot of exciting projects we do that support in the community. I hope we’re going to have some new projects we have some new committees this year,” says Plymire.

The club used to be a male only...
July 5, 2005 - 3:28pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The much-anticipated State Route 146-60 connector road project is hitting some new roadblocks that mean more delays.

Apparently there was speculation that an endangered species of bats were living in some trees near where the corridor of the road is going to be built.

Interim Mayor Howard Zwelling says this creates a big problem for transportation officials and now a hold has been put on the project.

“The fact of the matter is there were no bats in the trees and...
July 5, 2005 - 11:22am
6 years 17 weeks ago
As construction season continues, so does the completion of the Northpointe expansion project in Zanesville… and according to local officials, it's right on schedule.

If you’ve driven down Rt. 60 lately, you may be surprised at the rate that the $75 million plaza is going up.

Larry Merry, Executive Director of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority, says, “I think that anybody that drives up that area will be impressed with the amount of construction that’s going...
July 4, 2005 - 3:58pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Hundreds of people will be coming to Zanes Landing Park tonight to take part in the holiday festivities. But getting to the park could be a problem for some.

Parking will be tough for motorists this year. According to Brent Kappes, the president of the Zanesville Jaycees, you may want to come out early to get a spot. “Parking is going to be kind of limited with the parade going on at six o’clock and also with the car show. I really can’t tell you the best place to park, I’d say...
July 4, 2005 - 1:27pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The town of Thornville celebrated its 25th Annual 4th of July parade today, and the whole community came out to celebrate.

Gavin Renner has been the coordinator of the event for the last three years. He says that everyone gets involved in some facet of the celebration. “Everybody from floats to bands, from marching, walking…everybody gets involved.”

Renner says he’s learned a lot about organizing the parade over the last few years and he claims he depends on the input...
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