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August 26, 2003 - 4:37pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
One of the Muskingum County commissioners takes his name out of the mix for re-election. Ed Kenily announced he will not be running for another term this afternoon. He wanted to make the announcement early so other people could have four months before the primary petitions are due. He said he is getting older and just wants a new challenge. Kenily looks back at his time as a commissioner fondly. He believes he has helped get a lot of area facilities built, including a juvenile center,...
August 26, 2003 - 4:32pm
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The kickoff of the academic year begins at the Muskingum College with a convocation speech today. Nikhil Deogun spoke to students this afternoon about their paths through college. An alumnus of 1991, Deogun wanted to give students a simple message: find your passion and try to nudge the world. Today he works at the Wall Street Journal as a media and marketing editor. He remembers his years as a Muskie where he decided that journalism was his choice. He believes he “nudges the world” as a...
August 26, 2003 - 4:26pm
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Good news for Muskingum County and their work with the Appalachain Regional Commission. As part of Appalachia, Muskingum County qualifies to get funding, both state and federal, for projects in our area. Today Joy Padgett, director of the governor’s office of Appalachia spoke at the Zanesville Rotary Club to address where the ARC has contributed. Projects include the East Point Industrial Park and the New Bakery area. Besides putting money back in the community, Padgett had some other...
August 26, 2003 - 4:19pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
School is back in session and that means school buses returning to the roads. The Zanesville police department reminds people to take extra caution around the big yellow buses, especially when children are getting off. Sgt. Bob McDonald said drivers in the opposite direction of buses need to pay attention as well as those following it. McDonald said when you see the flashing lights, just stop. Crosswalks are also another area with more traffic during the morning and afternoon. Law in Ohio...
August 26, 2003 - 4:18pm
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Besides bringing a Super-Center to South Zanesville, the new Wal-Mart may bring lower gas prices. Murphy Gas USA leases land from the new Wal-Mart and opened in conjunction with them on August 20th. Many drivers around town have noticed the low gas prices at the gas station. The price per gallon today was $1.53. Manager Lynn Watson said she is starting gas prices off low to attract customers. Murphy Gas USA is not owned by Wal-Mart, but they are attracting quite a crowd to South Zanesville...
August 26, 2003 - 11:36am
5 years 4 weeks ago
A report ranks Ohio seventh in the country in exporting guns that end up in the hands of criminals in other states. The report by Americans for Gun Safety is based on data for 2001 from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Jim Kessler of Americans for Gun Safety says gun shows allow firearm sales without background checks and that those guns end up in other states. The group blames weak gun laws for an “iron pipeline” of guns out of Ohio. But Joe Waldron, Executive Director...
August 25, 2003 - 11:49pm
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It’s a possible 36 months behind bars for a Zanesville man who admitted to setting fire to two structures. 21-year-old Russell Tanner pleaded guilty to two felony counts of arson on Monday. Tanner is charged with setting fire to two garages, one located at 718 Lexington Ave. on March 11. The other at 736 Fountain Square on March 24th. Judge Mark Fleegle has ordered a presentence investigation into the case.
August 25, 2003 - 11:45pm
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It’s 11 months behind bars for a drug trafficker charged with selling crack/cocaine. Judge Mark Fleegle sentenced 21-year-old Laron Fuller on one count of trafficking. Fuller was arrested after selling to a confidential informant working with the Zanesville Police Department in March of this year. In other drug cases, 20-year-old Justin Smith of Zanesville is sentenced to three years of community control on two counts of trafficking crack/cocaine. Leroy Strickland also received three years...
August 25, 2003 - 1:34pm
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The Muskingum County Sheriff’s office has released details on this week’s most wanted suspect. He is Jonathan Rollins. He's charged with receiving stolen property, misuse of credit cards and seven counts of forgery. He is described as five-feet five inches tall, 155 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes. His last known address is the Maysville Pike. If you know of the whereabouts of Rollins you are asked to call the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office at 740 452-3637.
August 25, 2003 - 1:12pm
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Over the past two weeks, prices at gas stations across the country have been skyrocketing. Here in Zanesville, the story is not different. Gas prices at some stations along Maple Avenue showed most charging between $1.65 and $1.70. Whatever the cost, area drivers are not happy with the added squeeze on their wallets. Sharon Staib from McConelsville said she paid over $22.00 to fill half of her gas tank, when she used to be able to fill it for about $25.00. The national average price per...
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