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July 7, 2004 - 8:10am
6 years 3 weeks ago
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.

July 6, 2004 - 10:03pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
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
6 years 3 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
6 years 3 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
6 years 3 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
6 years 3 weeks ago
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.

July 6, 2004 - 11:53am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Ohio voters may be among the first to greet John Kerry’s running mate. This morning at 9 in Pittsburgh, Kerry announced North Carolina Senator John Edwards as the Vice Presidential candidate.

So we decided to go out and get local reaction. Some people like Zanesville resident Karen Penrod says John Edwards isn’t going to make much of a difference in Kerry’s campaign.

“I’m not really sure. I’m sure that Edwards is going to be good as anyone else,” said Penrod.

July 6, 2004 - 11:44am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Today at the Wendy’s on Maple Avenue, representatives from WHIZ Media Group and Wendy’s teamed up to get local kids new shoes for the next school year.

It’s the 16th annual Lace Up For Kids Program and Wendy’s and WHIZ are asking people in the community to purchase a pair of new shoes and drop them off at any Wendy’s location in Zanesville.

“This is just a way to give back to the community in a time of the year when there’s not a lot of giving gong on around the holiday’s...
July 6, 2004 - 6:37am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Forget about “knee high by the 4th of July.” This year, Ohio farmers who planted early are up to their ears in corn.

In Northern Ohio’s Sandusky County, Farmer David Rimelspach says his corn is tasseling, something that usually doesn’t happen until the start of August. He says he’ll probably start pulling his corn sometime this week.

Rimelspach credits the stream of warm weather in early April that enabled farmers to get a good start.

Mary Haslinger of...
July 5, 2004 - 4:42pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
In a special Executive Session today, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority Board reached an agreement for a closed settlement between Janie Dailey and Mary Hamilton.

The exact settlement agreement could not be disclosed, however this is expected to end the investigation that is being done by the Ohio Civil Rights Commission.

Port Authority Attorney Steve Chappelear says, “the board approved the settlement. There will be claims that may have been asserted by Ms....
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