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August 30, 2004 - 4:41pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
An unfortunate incident for an organization that helps those less fortunate..
The Zanesville fire department received a call early this morning that the Goodwill donation shelter in the North KMART parking lot caught on fire.

Luckily no one was injured in the fire. Currently investigations are continuing to find out exactly what happened, but they suspect arson.

Fire Chief Dave Lacy says, “We’ve received a couple of leads on this and the investigators are out...
August 30, 2004 - 2:41pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
The Newark Fire Department is searching the Licking River for a possible drowning victim.

Fire officials say they are looking for 19-year-old Jeremiah Michaelczar.

Rescue crews are diving in the river, which is swollen due to the recent rains.

Fire officials say the man had been walking across a low-head dam near Waterworks Road last night when he may have fallen in.

No other details have been released.
August 30, 2004 - 5:27am
5 years 49 weeks ago
The Ohio Automobile Club says it expects record travel on Labor Day weekend, which is just five days away.

Triple-A sys that it estimates just over 34-million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this holiday, a 2.2 percent increase from last year’s record matching 33.4-million travelers.

The Auto Club says motorists will likely find higher gas prices at the pump.

Currently, nationwide the average price of gas is $1.87 a gallon which is about 14...
August 28, 2004 - 11:23am
5 years 49 weeks ago
It’s a great way to get to know the businesses that are offered in our area and this weekend you could catch most of them at the Colony Square Mall business Expo.

It’s also a good way for people who don’t live around here to learn about our great community.

The Business Expo ran all day today and yesterday.
August 27, 2004 - 3:24pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
75 residents will soon be moving into the new Work Release Facility on Old Adamsville Road.

The center was built for non-violent offenders to help alleviate over crowding at the county jail. Residents are charged a certain amount of money every day to stay at the facility, the average being around 30 dollars a day. The Sheriff’s Office is calling it the Pay to Stay Program.

The residents have to provide themselves transportation to and from work. They are also...
August 27, 2004 - 2:08pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
If you were out and about today you probably saw some of our local firefighters hitting the streets for the annual “Fill the Boot” campaign.

This campaign is important to our local fire fighters who have dedicated several years to Jerry’s kids and helping people with Muscular Dystrophy.

“Fill the Boot” Chairman for the Zanesville Fire Department Jeff Jadwin says, “the last seven years we’ve raised over $100,000 for Jerry’s kids here in Zanesville, so the people are always...
August 27, 2004 - 2:05pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
The Republican National Convention is just days away and locally.

The Muskingum County Republican Chairperson will be there representing our area as well as the rest of Ohio.

As well all know Ohio plays an important part of this year’s election and it will be very noticeable at the convention.

Muskingum County Republican Chairperson Pat Hennessey says, “there’s never been a Republican President who hasn’t won the White House without winning Ohio and apparently...
August 26, 2004 - 4:08pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Budgeting problems are being blamed for the possible threats of layoffs to many Cambridge City workers including police and other city employees.

Now the City Administration has issued voluntary layoffs because of current contracts.
Cambridge Service and Safety Director John Jones says, “We must balance our budget because contracts require it. We’ve gone ahead and initiated the voluntary layoffs. We’re doing that throughout the entire city.”

Three are 155 full-time...
August 25, 2004 - 10:47pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
In California, a reward is now being offered in exchange for information about the murders of two camp counselors.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office made the announcement Wednesday afternoon during a news conference.

The Office is offering $10,000 for information leading to the conviction of people or persons responsible for the murder of two Christian camp counselors.

Lindsay Cutshall, of Coshocton County, and Jason Allen were found last week on Fish Head...
August 25, 2004 - 10:40pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
A soldier based in Zanesville has been killed in Iraq.

According to the Department of Defense, 42-year-old Staff Sgt. Donald N. Davis, of Saginaw, Michigan, dies August 24th in Fallujah.

He was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom when an M915A tractor and an M106A2 tanker trailer rolled over an embankment.

Staff Sgt. Davis was assigned to the U.S. Army Reserve’s 660th Transportation Company, based here in Zanesville.

The Department of Defense says the...
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