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January 5, 2006 - 2:11pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Z-bus announced Thursday that it's making some changes that could effect area riders.
A small extension has been added to the regular bus service. The Z-bus will now go all the way to the North Point shopping center. General manager Steve Connell says the move will help both worker and shoppers.

“We were approached by Mayor Zwelling who had been talking to the merchants out there and they indicated a need not only for shoppers but for their employees to have access to the...
January 5, 2006 - 2:07pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
A non-profit organization briefed the Muskingum County Commissioners today on the importance of their services to the county.

The commissioners listened today as Nancy Summers of the Crossroads RC...
January 5, 2006 - 6:18am
7 years 6 weeks ago
Republican lawmakers are scrambling to ceremoniously cut ties to a lobbyist who once wined and dined them.

Numerous congressional republicans as well as President Bush hastily jettisoned campaign donations linked to Jack Abramoff Wednesday as party officials pondered the impact on their 2006 election prospects.

Abramoff pleaded guilty to a second set of felony charges in as many days, this time in Florida.

Congressman Bob Ney of Heath joined in the rush....
January 5, 2006 - 12:38am
7 years 6 weeks ago
An area couple convicted of multiple counts of drug trafficking was in court this week to be sentenced.

Morgan County Sheriff Tom Jenkins says the charges resulted from a year long investigation of 33-year-old Gary Edward Scott, and 38-year-old Angela Marie Scott, both of Chesterhill.

Sheriff Jenkins says the Scotts, who are husband and wife, have long been suspected of dealing drugs out of their home.

Several items were confiscated in the bust...
January 4, 2006 - 6:42pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
There are new developments in the crash that claimed the life of a Fairfield County Sheriff’s deputy late Wednesday afternoon.

The fatal crash happened on State Route 188, just west of Lancaster when 29-year-old Ethan Collins was on his way to assist another officer, that's when he lost control of his cruiser, flipped over several times then came to a stop.

Officials say he was pronounced dead at the scene. The Sheriff's Office is being assisted in this investigation by...
January 4, 2006 - 5:11pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
After 13 years as the Post Commander of the Zanesville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Lieutenant Barry Donley is leaving for a higher position.

“I’ve been promoted to the position of Staff Lieutenant, which is a position at Cambridge, which oversees six of the patrol posts in Southeastern Ohio,” says Donley.

Today Donley’s co-workers celebrated his promotion with a party.

Donley says he’s proud of the strides the Zanesville Post...
January 4, 2006 - 3:17pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
By: Jackie Preston

With all of the natural disasters lately it is no wonder Muskingum and Perry counties health departments are preparing for a natural disaster or terrorist attack.

The two health departments took the Governments suggestion and had a well-known university come in and train personnel.

Jeff Michaels, an emergency response coordinator says, “We’re having John Hopkins University staff come in. They are delivering their road map to preparedness...
January 4, 2006 - 2:48pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Could you use a new car? Need some money?

Then head to The Barn on Thursday night at 7 pm. Five people who look like Earl from “My Name is Earl” will win $100. And the person who looks most like Earl will win a car from Biggie’s Auto Buffet.

The company says they wanted to pass along good karma by giving away a car.

“We wanted a car that would fit the personality of Earl and I think we got a good one,” said Justin Wagner of Biggie’s Auto....
January 4, 2006 - 2:02pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
In the first few days after the new Medicare prescription plans went into effect, some recipients are already experiencing problems getting their drugs.

But local North Side Pharmacy Director Rod Stickrath says glitches should be expected when there is a new plan in action. “There are people who are not loaded into the system,” he says. “There are people with cards that the computers don’t identify. The eligibility checking that were doing often doesn’t reveal what plan they’...
January 4, 2006 - 1:46pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
A semi accident earlier today on the highway put the driver in the hospital.

It happened just before 11:30 this morning on West Bound I-70, just West of the Airport Road exit.

Washington Township Fire and the Zanesville Post of the State Highway patrol responded to the scene.

“It was a commercial roll over,” says Trooper Ron Dudley at the Zanesville Post. “The driver apparently fell asleep, drove off the right side of the road, struck an...
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