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June 17, 2004 - 4:41pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The New Lexington Sheriff’s Office is still investigating a major drug bust as a canine unit sniffed out and put an end to a meth lab in Perry County.

39-year-old Fred Thompson of Roseville was arrested Monday night after a routine traffic stop. After the K-9 found methamphetamines in his car, police searched his home at 10369 Township Road. Police and Sheriff’s deputies discovered eight guns and a meth lab hidden in a trailer near the residence. Thompson has previous convictions for...
June 17, 2004 - 12:40pm
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Earlier this week the mayor and Zaremba Developers announced a new shopping development coming to Zanesville.

The colony Square Mall Marketing Coordinator Kevin Pinson says although the complex won’t be open until next year, the competition will be good.

He also says, “by the time the shopping center opens in the fall of 2005 there will be some changes here at the Mall, nothing we’re ready to announce yet, but you will see a different mall by then.”

No word yet...
June 17, 2004 - 12:37pm
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We’ve all about had it with the rain and so have some local farmers and with more threats of rain today, replanting flooded crops is no longer an option for some.

The future of an important crop like hay may be affected later.

OSU Extension Agent for Muskingum County Mark Mechling says, “we’ve been unable to make hay in a timely manner. So, that impacts the quality of the hay made which impacts the condition of the livestock down the road.”

Soybeans are the only...
June 16, 2004 - 8:44pm
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The Zanesville Police Department reports that they have two men in custody suspected to be involved in an early morning armed robbery at Jocko’s Café.

According to Zanesville Detective Randy Ritchason at about 2:22 this morning officers were dispatched to 2121 Linden Avenue. The owner of the café told officers he was robbed by two white male at gunpoint. The robbers reportedly stole an undisclosed amount of money.

Ritchason says while the two men were fleeing in a car,...
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
6 years 3 weeks ago
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
6 years 3 weeks ago
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
6 years 3 weeks ago
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...
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