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July 17, 2004 - 6:36pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The latest expansion at Muddy Misers Restaurant is making this establishment one of the hottest places in Zanesville.

The restaurant opened a little over a year ago and now, an open patio is a great outdoor option for dining and drinks.

Since the patio has opened it’s created quite a buzz and has attracted people for not only the great menu of burgers, steaks and seafood, but also for the great line-up of specialty drinks.

The patio is right next to the river...
July 17, 2004 - 11:03am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Our coverage of the Pottery Lovers week continues as we headed to Cambridge for an annual event that captivated many area residents.

Vendors may have traveled from all over the country, but they all share the same goal: to display their own unique pottery and to see what others have brought.

Most of the exhibitors are selling American art antiques and each has their own unique style.

This is the 28th year for the Pottery Lovers show and the 10th year at the...
July 16, 2004 - 11:34pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Cambridge State Highway Patrol reports a fatal accident involving a tractor-trailer Friday afternoon.

According to Sgt. Van Buren, the accident happened at 1:08 p.m. when 40-year-old Ricky Blackburn of Springfield, Ohio was driving the tractor west on U.S. 22, just east of Antrim. Blackburn failed to negotiate a left-hand curve and went off the right side of the roadway.

Van Buren says the tractor overturned, struck a guardrail and a utility pole before coming to...
July 16, 2004 - 11:32pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The City of Zanesville Water Department will be doing a valve replacement on Rehl Road at Burnham Foundry Saturday morning.

According to the Water Department the following streets will be without water from 7:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. These streets may also experience discolored water after the work is completed.

The affected roads are: Franklin Road, Rehl Road, Galena Road, Whitman Road, Highland Road, and Grandview Road.
July 16, 2004 - 11:29pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Army says an Ohio native serving on the Army’s Special Forces has died of the injuries he sustained nearly two months ago in Iraq.

Staff Sergeant Paul Mardis of Palmetto, Florida, died yesterday at an Army Medical Center in Washington.

The 25-year-old born in Coshocton was wounded when an improvised explosive device was detonated.

He worked as an engineer with the Fifth Special Forces Group based in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Mardis has been awarded...
July 16, 2004 - 5:31pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The flag at West Muskingum High is flying at half-staff tonight,

As hundreds of people are still lining up to pay their respects to principal Gary Ankrum, who passed away Tuesday morning. Known better as Hank, students, colleagues, and friends came to the high school this evening, saying they are going to miss their principal and friend.

Students said although he was busy, he always inquired about their lives.
Gary Ankrum spent over 40 years in education.
July 16, 2004 - 5:23pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
20-year-old B.J. Richard-Bey changed his original plea from not guilty to guilty Friday in Judge Mark Fleegle’s courtroom.

Richard-Bey, seen here in the store’s security camera picture, was arrested after an armed robbery at the Speedway Gas Station on Blue Avenue.

He pleaded guilty Friday to one count of aggravated robbery with a gun specification, one count felony theft, one count misdemeanor theft, and one count of having a weapon while under disability.

A...
July 16, 2004 - 5:18pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Charges are still pending from Thursday night’s accident on Underwood Avenue near Shinnick Street.

According to Sgt. Chris Rice, 24-year-old Kenneth Guisinger of Zanesville was driving down Eastman Street when he reportedly drove into oncoming southbound traffic on Underwood Avenue.

His car hit a second car driven by 33-year-old Monica Abbott, also of Zanesville. Both drivers were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital following the accident. Guisinger was treated and...
July 16, 2004 - 5:13pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
An update to the shooting in an Echo Avenue house from earlier this week.

The shooting allegedly happened just before 11:00 p.m. Wednesday night at this house located at 538 Echo Avenue. After questioning, police arrested 40-year-old Randy Taylor of that address.

Officers originally had responded to a domestic dispute call and found that a 9-mm handgun had been discharged into the floor of the house. Five people were inside the home at the time of the alleged incident,...
July 16, 2004 - 3:50pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A local furniture store has decided to expand its services to the community.

In a special groundbreaking ceremony today Coconis furniture hopes to have it’s newest building serve as the company’s 30,000 square foot warehouse and distribution center.

With a new distribution center comes more jobs for the community.

President of Coconis Furniture Randy Coconis says, “Because of the increased growth there will be dramatically increased jobs in our existing store...
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