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June 3, 2004 - 6:23pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Big weekend is almost here. Organizers for the Gus Macker are gearing up and ready to go.

Downtown Association Manager Dana Matz says trophies are arriving and courts are being prepared for the biggest tournament of the year, with over 800 teams and 3200 players.

Registration will begin tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 in front of the Courthouse. Players need to bring a copy of their birth certificate and a waiver, available at the registration site.

This is the...
June 3, 2004 - 2:31pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
We have some new development to tell you about today. At today’s County Commissioners meeting a member of the Crimson King Farms, Jon McCarty says they have purchased the land on Old Stage Road for development. It would result in 16 to 17 news homes.

The homes are expected to cost between $185,000 to $220,000 and will be three to four bedrooms.

McCarty says the improving economy has made this area very profitable for them.

HE says there has been quite a bit of...
June 3, 2004 - 2:27pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Muskingum County Commissioners today hear about ways to improve some area roads.

Bids were being taken this morning for a seal-coating project.

County Engineer Loren Camp was also there to review the bids and says it’s necessary to help improve the roads and control dust.

“It’s a road building process that we go through to them hard surfaced build them up and build some road base,” said Camp.

Two bids were submitted. The Shelly Company for near $119,...
June 3, 2004 - 11:23am
6 years 3 weeks ago
The House Republican Campaign committee is canceling the contracts of two consultants under scrutiny because of a federal investigation.

A spokesman for House Speaker Larry Householder says Brett Buerk and Kyle Sisk are being let go because issues centered around the two have become too distracting.

Householder spokesman Dwight Crum says the decision was made yesterday afternoon at a republican caucus retreat.

Buerk is Householder’s former Chief of Staff. He...
June 3, 2004 - 8:54am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Police have arrested a co-worker of a man found shot to death six weeks ago in an outdoor farm market’s walk-in cooler.

Laurie Jean Hoover is charged with aggravated murder in the death of 66-year old John Pauley who worked with her at the Gahanna Farm Market.

Police say they have physical evidence from searches at two addresses, including the home the 22-year old Hoover shares with her parents. The case against her also included statements she made to investigators....
June 2, 2004 - 10:23pm
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Despite the rain Wednesday night, the sun was shining for a special awards ceremony for the Soroptimists Club of Zanesville. Our city’s local chapter is part of an international club comprised of business and professional women. But Wednesday night was to honor County Commissioner Dorothy Montgomery with the Woman Of Distinction award.

According to President of the Zanesville Chapter, Bobbe Poe, the club chose Montgomery for her integrity among her other attributes.

June 2, 2004 - 10:09pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
An Ohio trucker is still missing Wednesday night, two days after his truck blew a tire and crashed into a guardrail.

Police say it didn’t appear that 64-yea-olr Parker Lawrence Kelly of Cambridge was hurt in the minor crash on the Pennsylvania turnpike, but now they’re not so sure.

Kelly’s wife told police that after Kelly was given a ride to a motel Monday night that he left to buy cigarettes but got lost. After he was found and returned to the motel, he left to go to a...
June 2, 2004 - 10:04pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The life of yet another Ohio teenager is taken Wednesday evening.

According to the Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol shortly before 3:00 Wednesday afternoon, 18-year-old Joshua Poole was driving south on State Route 93 south of Crooksville when he went left of center around a curve and struck the vehicle of 50-year-old Roger Jadwin of Crooksville.

The patrol says the passenger of the first car 17-year-old Anthony Silvernail of Richmond, Ohio was pronounced dead...
June 2, 2004 - 5:23pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The high cost of gasoline is not only making it tough on motorists, but it’s now costing residents their only meal of the day.

Could you imagine how it would feel if the only meal that you get a day was suddenly taken away? That’s what local residents who rely on Christ’s Table for meals are having to deal with now, since they are temporarily going to stop delivering homebound meals to some families.

Steve Smith a driver for Christ’s Table says, “This is serious for them...
June 2, 2004 - 5:22pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Driving downtown this weekend may be a headache with all the fun festivities like the Gus Macker Tournament and the St. Thomas Festival, taking up a lot of room and causing a great deal of traffic congestion.

Starting this Saturday morning, both 5th and 6th street will be closed due to the tournament, as well as Market and Main, between 5th and 6th. Police say motorists should be mindful of the heavy pedestrian traffic as well, all weekend.

Parking this weekend is on a...
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