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July 20, 2004 - 2:30pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The war against prostitution in downtown Zanesville is now in high gear. The Zanesville downtown association along with the police department is working together to crack down on the problem.

In a recent board meeting, the downtown association decided to take an active approach at eliminating prostitution downtown.

Dana Matz, manager of the downtown association says, “We’ve had several businesses complain it affects their business so with that we’ve met with officials...
July 20, 2004 - 12:58pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Another new business has popped up in downtown Zanesville and it’s brought a little bit of Seattle, WA with it.

Owner of Zeattle Coffee, Sarah and Franklin Bates opened up shop just one week ago and so far they’re very pleased with the response they’re getting from the local community.

With the addition of 15 new businesses in the past two years, Downtown Association Members have the vision of making Zanesville’s downtown more attractive to tourists as well as the locals....
July 19, 2004 - 8:04pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Monday, July 19, 2004 marks the one-year anniversary of the murder of 58-year-old Donna Weaver in her business, Weaver’s Cycle Shop.

On July 19, 2003 at 5:00 p.m. Zanesville Police Officers responded to a call at the business that Donna Weaver had been found bludgeoned to death in the rear of her store. It’s taken a year, but police now think they’re close to filing charges against their suspect.

Detective Ric Roush says the reason the investigation has taken so long is...
July 19, 2004 - 6:38pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The octagon mounds in Newark are most known for the golf course that sits upon them, but local Native Americans are finding it difficult to pray on their native land with the current restrictions to the public.

For many Americans Monday is a typical work day, but for Native Americans living in our area, it’s your one and only day to pray at your sacred ground.

Barbara Crandell, a member of the Native American Alliance says, “If you wanted to go to your church and pray, I’m...
July 19, 2004 - 6:30pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority has finally made a decision regarding Executive Director Larry Merry’s contract.

In a meeting held this afternoon, the board of directors unanimously approved a revised 2 year contract for Merry which automatically renews annually unless otherwise notified.

In Merry’s contract it outlines his salary of $96,080, plus a $600 monthly auto allowance and major medical insurance, including dental, vision and life. Merry also gets...
July 19, 2004 - 12:47pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The artists are coming! Although it may not seem like it, Downtown Zanesville has a budding art community that’s looking for artists in all mediums.

Public Relations Director for the Armory, Karen Honaker, says the Armory is being renovated as studio space for up and coming artists. She adds the artists in the new colony will work to market themselves on a national scale while continuing to work in the community.

Honaker says many artists have expressed how difficult it...
July 19, 2004 - 6:35am
6 years 7 weeks ago
A newspaper is reporting today that Ohio’s worst juvenile sex offenders are having sex in the youth prison about 20 miles South of Columbus.

The Columbus Dispatch says sex acts at the Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facility go undetected or unreported, and when discovered go unpunished.

The newspaper identified 123 sexual incidents from 2000 through early this year. That’s based on records from the State Highway Patrol, youth services and juvenile courts.

July 18, 2004 - 11:15pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Sounds of Sinatra, Tony Bennet, Gershwin and more were coming from Zane’s Landing tonight.

The first ever concert dedicated to senior citizens was held this evening on the river, with all the proceeds going to the Response Domestic Abuse Programs.

Organizers say they hope to make it an annual event.
July 18, 2004 - 3:56pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Native Americans from all over the US and even Mexico and Canada came to Dillon State Park today to drum, dance and celebrate life.

Around 1, 000 people came to the annual Our Brothers Pow Wow.

A big attraction at this year’s event are the Aztec dancers that came from Mexico.

Plenty of Native American vendors were also on site for people to take a piece of Indian culture home with them.
July 18, 2004 - 3:55pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
It was a collector’s weekend at the annual antique tractor show in Trinway.

Members of the Old Steam and Gas club organized the event as part of a life-long hobby for people of all ages to see.

There was a wide assortment of tractors there especially a couple that are more than sixty years old.
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