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July 7, 2004 - 4:26pm
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The fall-out from the Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority sexual harassment case continues.

Since Monday’s executive session, the Port Authority board has not released the details of the settlement that was apparently reached with former Port employees Janie Dailey and Mary Hamilton.

Now the question that still exists is what are the city and the county going to do with their portion of money set aside for the Port Authority?

Zanesville Mayor Jack...
July 7, 2004 - 4:18pm
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Today WHIZ received a copy of the insurance company’s investigators report which describes in detail some of the allegations against Executive Director Larry Merry.

This document is nearly 500 pages in length and outlines interviews with over 25 people.

According to the report, Janie Dailey and Mary Hamilton say Merry talked about sex around them often and took them to lunch in 2002 and offered them time off and extra money if they would have sex with him.

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July 7, 2004 - 3:00pm
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While some people may not enjoy the rain, farmers are pretty pleased this summer. That’s because corn is growing ahead of schedule.

Some of the earlier corn, that is corn that was planted before all the wet weather came is pretty good right now.

Bill Huston, Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency says, “I’d say it’s ahead of schedule, looks good.”

Huston adds the corn this year is better quality in both size and taste.

In Muskingum County, we...
July 7, 2004 - 12:06pm
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It’s a great way to get some exercise and help out some local charities. The Y-City United Tour is all about giving back to the community.

The idea for the bike tour came from an intern at the United Way. The Zanesville version is mimicking a tour in North Carolina. That tour raised over six hundred thousand dollars.

“We’ve got three different levels of participation. We have a 32 mile bike ride for the little more serious bike rider and then a ten mile ride and then...
July 7, 2004 - 8:10am
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A Federal Grand Jury in Columbus has returned a 23-count indictment that accuses a broker of operating a fraudulent investment scheme.

U.S. Attorney Gregory Lockhart says 55-year old Dale Francis defrauded hundreds of investors out of million of dollars.

Francis was arrested June fourth and charged with one count each of mail fraud, defrauding federally insured banks and transporting stolen money across state lines. The Grand Jury yesterday added 19 counts.

The...
July 6, 2004 - 10:03pm
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According to Lt. Bill Shaw with the Zanesville Police Department, sometime Monday night the construction site for the new Grover Cleveland Middle School was vandalized.

Shaw says the incident was reported to police early Tuesday morning that construction materials were vandalized, and some even ruined.

Shaw adds that some tools as well were stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Police Department at 455-0700.
July 6, 2004 - 10:00pm
5 years 50 weeks ago
The Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol was working overtime Tuesday night, as downed power lines closed all the east- and westbound lanes on Interstate 70.

According to Trooper Reimer with the Patrol, at about 6:08 p.m. troopers responded to the scene.

According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, the lines fell between State Routes 310 and 158.

Trooper Reimer says a total of four cars were damaged by the falling lines, but there were no subsequent...
July 6, 2004 - 4:12pm
5 years 50 weeks ago
A decrease in sales might be to blame for a possible 970 job-cut at Longaberger.

The potential layoffs could happen to manufacture workers as early as September.

Director of Corporate Communications Bonny Fowler says, “Overall trends from 2003 combined with where we are today have made it necessary for us to take this step.”

If the potential layoffs do happen, the Longaberger Company will help those employees get back on their feet.

There are more...
July 6, 2004 - 4:07pm
5 years 50 weeks ago
It’s not typical for a grocery store to have empty shelves, but a 16-hour power outage left the South Zanesville Pick ‘N Save store without power and customers.

While the cause of the outage is unknown at this point, one thing is for certain and that is the amount of food and items the store lost.

Employees worked all afternoon restocking shelves, but the question now is who or what is to blame for the outage.

The store does have back up generators, but not...
July 6, 2004 - 3:32pm
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If you are a flood victim and haven’t stopped by the Federal Emergency Management Agency center at the Cambridge Armory, tomorrow is your last chance to talk to federal representatives.

FEMA staff will be on hand to talk to those affected by the floods and help those that need financial assistance.

FEMA’s mitigation staff is also on site and is available to talk to you about your home and how to prevent a flood or other disaster from occurring.

FEMA...
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