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November 21, 2005 - 2:46pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
A former Zanesville Police officer has been named chief of police in Reynoldsburg.

Dave Suciu was an officer in Zanesville for 19 years before moving to the Reynoldsburg Police Department.

Suciu started there in August of 2004 and was operating commander.

He becomes chief effective December 5th.

Suciu was promoted to the position of chief by Reynoldsburg Mayor Bob Mcpherson.
November 21, 2005 - 12:14pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
The Zanesville Fire Department is investigating an early morning house fire.

It happened at 1321 Stansberry Avenue around 6:30 at the home of Ed Sims.

Chief Dave Lacy says when his crews arrived heavy smoke was flowing from the second floor attic area of the two-story home.

Neighbors reported that someone may still be in the dwelling. A search was conducted and the fire was under control in 10 minutes.

No one was home at the time of the blaze....
November 21, 2005 - 12:00pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
There are a lot of expenses to think about this time of year – holiday meals, gift buying and travel, and even though the prices of gas on Maple Avenue have dropped a few cents, some people say it’s still going to affect their holiday budget.

Zanesville resident John Bowers says he has to buy gifts for about 15 people this year and gas prices will probably force him to stay here in Zanesville for most of his shopping.

“It will put a little bit of a dent in [my shopping]....
November 21, 2005 - 11:17am
6 years 47 weeks ago
A Zanesville woman was killed in a double fatal accident in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

The Wood County Sheriff’s Office says it happened on Interstate 77 Saturday night around 6:30 and involved two vehicles.

The Sheriff’s Office says 74-year-old Agnes Patterson of Zanesville and 66-year-old Roy Bever of Hilliard died in the crash.

Deputies say that Patterson was driving the wrong way on I-77 and it resulted in a head-on collision.

The accident...
November 20, 2005 - 10:50pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
Prices at the pumps may be lower, but that doesn’t mean the long-term effects of the 2005 hurricane season have left us alone.

We can still expect to see price increases in energy bills, and another important item you may not thing about…plastics.

Watch the video to learn more.
November 20, 2005 - 9:03pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
An area church has decided to ring in the holidays. Literally.

Grace United Methodist Church hosted its 16th annual Handbell Festival this evening, giving area residents the chance to get into the Christmas spirit.

The Zanesville Thursday Music Club sponsored tonight’s concert. The next performance at the church will be Handle’s Messiah on December 11, at 7PM.
November 20, 2005 - 8:51pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
Shoppers avoided the day after Thanksgiving crowds, and got an early start on their holiday shopping tonight at the Colony Square mall.

The fourth annual Festival of Giving was a great way for the community to get in the Holiday Spirit, while supporting more than 40 local charities.

“It’s a charity night to kick off the holiday season,” says Marketing Manager of Colony Square Mall Kevin Pinson. “We expect to raise over $15 thousand in ticket sales, which will go to the...
November 20, 2005 - 6:55pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
Thousands lined Maysville Pike this afternoon for the annual South Zanesville Parade.

Over 1200 units comprised of local businesses and community organizations were in this year’s parade, which stretched from Family Dollar to Easglesticks. “We have over 300 Harley’s, and then other bikers come on, and then we had all the surrounding 4-H groups that came in this year, and it just grows and grows and grows, and gets bigger and bigger,” said parade chairman DeeDee Dodson.

November 20, 2005 - 2:14pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
A potentially dangerous situation was averted last night after a fire broke out at Hanby Farms in Licking Township.

Just after 10:15 Saturday night, a small fire started when corn in a grain roaster ignited. The fire then fed into another part of the roaster and began to smoke.

Quick thinking by a work crew at the farm caught the fire before it spread, adverting a major explosion.

“Grain dust will have a small explosion that shakes other dust loose, and then...
November 19, 2005 - 9:04pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
Ohio University and its Zanesville campus are right in the middle of finals week, and it’s only a matter of weeks until other area schools start their final exams.

For most students this dreaded week entails cramming and all-night study sessions.

However, Liesta Walker, Coordinator of the OU-Z Learning Advancement center, says proper preparation can decrease the stresses of finals.

“Preparation doesn’t start a week before or two days before finals,” says...
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