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January 21, 2003 - 7:54am
4 years 44 weeks ago
The Zanesville police department is on the lookout this morning for an armed robber. Detective Ric Roush says just before 4:00 this morning a white male, possible armed with a handgun, entered the Starfire gas station on Pershing and Pine streets and demanded cash. He then fled on foot. No injuries were reported. The suspect was wearing a brown shirt and a black hat covering his face. He was last seen heading into the Coopermill Manor area. If you have any information about the incident...
January 21, 2003 - 6:25am
4 years 44 weeks ago
The new Z-Bus transportation facility is scheduled to open today in Zanesville. In 1999, South East Area Transit and its board of trustees had a vision to built a transportation terminal that would serve a multitude of transportation needs in Zanesville. In the year 2000 the vision became a reality when South East Area Transit bought property on Main street in downtown Zanesville. The piece of land was turned into a 4196 square foot transportation center. The construction was funded by at...
January 21, 2003 - 6:11am
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Monday American took time out to remember and honor one of the nation’s greatest historical figures, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Locally at the Hallowed Hills residents gathered for a prayer and scholarship breakfast. Although the event takes time out to recognize students who have achieved outstanding academic success, it also recognizes couples that give back to the community. Three couples were honored: Carlotta and James Workman, Maryann and Ron Bucci and the Reverend Keith and Dorothy...
January 21, 2003 - 6:07am
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More federal dollars could be coming to southern Ohio to fight drugs. Ohio republican Senator Mike Dewine has requested 800-thousand dollars from the office of national drug control to establish a high-density trafficking area. The designation would allow for joint federal, state and local law enforcement and drug control efforts in problem areas. Law enforcement officers say southern Ohio faces problems from Marijuana, crack cocaine, oxycontin and methamphetamines.
January 21, 2003 - 6:03am
4 years 44 weeks ago
Old man winter pays another visit to southeastern Ohio. Area residents woke up to a fresh coat of snow. It seems like it snows every other day. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says local roads are snow covered and slick. The Ohio Department Of Transportation has dispatched it crews to salt local highways and roads and clear away any snowfall. Troopers suggest that if you are going to work or to shop today you should plan on a little extra time for your drive. The snowfall is expected to end...
January 20, 2003 - 4:36pm
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For decades women have been contributing to make the world a better place. Now the Muskingum Family YMCA wants to thanks those who have dedicated their lives to the service of others. The YMCA is currently accepting applications for its 15th annual "Women of Achievement" awards, specifically to "honor women in Muskingum County for attaining and empowering other women to succeed." A total of six categories for awards including: Business, Education, Professions, Health Care, Special...
January 20, 2003 - 8:17am
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The legislature is gearing up to go back to work on school funding. House Speaker Larry Householder says cutting reliance on property taxes and giving poor districts more money are priorities. Householder says lawmakers would be working on school funding even without pressure from the Ohio Supreme Court. The court has repeatedly ruled that the funding system is unconstitutional. Householder’s son goes to high school in the same district that Nathan Derolph attended. Derolph sued the state...
January 20, 2003 - 6:33am
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The Muskingum county sheriff’s office has issued details on this week’s most wanted suspect. Deputies are looking for John Eric Mcfarland Jr. Mcfarland is being charged with two counts of failure to appear, no operator’s license, and theft. His last known address is Irish Ridge road in Philo. He is described as having brown hair and blue eyes, stands around five-feet seven-inches tall and weighs around 150 pounds. If you know the whereabouts of Mcfarland contact the Muskingum county...
January 20, 2003 - 6:26am
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It was a day to remember one of their own. Firefighters, law enforcement officers, family and friends all gathered to honor a fallen Muskingum county sheriff’s deputy. Sunday the Harrison township fire department held an intimate dedication ceremony to remember lieutenant Mike Lutz and fellow firefighters. Harrison township assistant fire chief Scott Moore says the time was right for a Mike Lutz memorial. It will honor Lutz and any deceased fireman. Although it has been almost 10 years...
January 20, 2003 - 6:23am
4 years 44 weeks ago
The Muskingum county sheriff’s office says fire fighters are on the scene of a house fire this morning. Officials say the home is located at 9150 Newark road. That’s near the state route 146-586 intersection. A spokesman from the sheriff’s office says a fire is actually a restart of a fire from Sunday. One eyewitness tells Whiz news that flames were shooting out of the house lighting up the nighttime sky. Licking township fire crews are on the scene.
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