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June 16, 2004 - 8:38pm
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In March of last year seven people were indicted for attempted to sell and supply drug dealers in Zanesville with nearly 11-pounds of cocaine. Several of those people were from Zanesville.

According to Internal Revenue Services Special Agent Craig Casserly, Thursday one of those people will be sentenced for her role in the case.

38-year-old Jeannie Stewart of Columbus was indicted on one count conspiracy to distribute more than five kilos of cocaine, one count...
June 16, 2004 - 6:37pm
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Area residents will soon have more shopping options. A 50 million dollar shopping plaza at the corner of Northpointe Drive and Ohio 60 will begin construction this summer.

Phase one of the project will include 450,000 thousand square feet of commercial space with about 20 retail stores, bringing more jobs and more visitors.

Phase two will include the potential for 40 more spaces, totaling around 650,000 square ft, about the size of the Colony Square Mall....
June 16, 2004 - 6:25pm
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It was another tense meeting today for the Port Authority Board.

Shortly after the beginning of the meeting, the Board went into Executive Session, where the media was not allowed to be present. Executive Director Larry Merry’s contract was likely to be the topic of discussion, due to recent sexual harassment allegations from the two former female employees.

It is unclear at this time if the allegations from the two women are related to revising Merry’s contract. Merry’s...
June 16, 2004 - 1:57pm
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It was all about girl power at OUZ today. A new program for young girls is teaching 7th and 8th graders to be self reliant and empowered.

The program is called Stars: Summer Institute for Young Women. Approximately 100 girls registered to learn ways to improve their self-esteem.

“We need girls to feel better about themselves make good choices, be more responsible and learn they are important,” said Jamie Wickham, coordinator.

This is the first year for Stars,...
June 16, 2004 - 1:49pm
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One major national organization is celebrating the big 100, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America is celebrating their 100th anniversary.

“It’s very exciting actually Big Brothers and Big Sisters in the world oldest and largest organization. We help over 200,000 children and 500 communities across the country,” said Megan Mortimer, Big Brothers Big Sisters.

A majority of the celebrations will be in New York, but locally our chapter is focused on getting more volunteers...
June 16, 2004 - 1:22pm
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It’s looking brighter for one local neighborhood. The Greenwood Ave. Housing Project is on schedule.

The first homes to be built will be ready by the end of September. In all, 23 homes will be built by the end of this year, despite rainy conditions.

Six foundations have already been laid for the new homes, hoping to revitalize a street that desperately needs improvement. Zanesville Metropolitan Housing says the application process will begin in a couple of weeks for...
June 16, 2004 - 11:09am
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There is a water boil advisory due to the loss of service for the entire Dresden water system.

Crews are working to restore the service and hope to have it restored by later this afternoon.

When service is restored a 24 hour boil advisory will be in effect.

Please boil water vigorously before drinking or cooking.

Low pressure and water discoloration is expected.
June 16, 2004 - 9:22am
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A Judge has ruled that a 17-year old boy will be tried as an adult for his alleged role in the killing of a woman who was burned alive in the trunk of her car.

Franklin County Juvenile Judge Kay Lias made the decision yesterday. Marcus Sellers has been charged with delinquency counts of aggravated murder, aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary in the March death of Andrea Nance. A grand jury will decide what charges he would face at trial.

Prosecutors say Sellers and...
June 16, 2004 - 9:14am
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A jury recommended life in prison without parole for a man convicted of murdering a Hamilton couple.

The Butler County Common Pleas Jury deliberated for more than ten hours before reaching a decision about midnight in the case of 22-year old Jason Campbell of Middletown. He was convicted of robbing and killing 44-year old Donald Riley and his wife 55-year old Helen, at their home last February.

Prosecutors have sought the death penalty.

Campbell asked the jury...
June 15, 2004 - 10:05pm
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It took four hours, but both westbound lanes of Interstate 70 are open again.

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says a two-semi accident Tuesday afternoon occurred in the westbound lanes, about one mile west of New Concord.

Lt. Barry Donely with the Patrol says a semi driven by 29-year-old Shawn Ross of Grove City was slowing down for traffic that had backed up for an accident further down the highway.

However 72-year-old James Wicker of Zanesville...
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