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January 16, 2003 - 6:20am
4 years 45 weeks ago
Two Muskingum county robbery suspects appeared in Muskingum county common pleas court on Wednesday. 20-year-old Chaise King of Zanesville and 24-year-old Tony Buechner of Norwich entered not guilty pleas to one count of complicity to aggravated robbery with a firearm specification and one count of misdmeanor theft. The two are suspects in the robbery of the Duncan Falls BP gas station on December 2nd of last year. They could face up to 13 years in prison if convicted.
January 16, 2003 - 6:16am
4 years 45 weeks ago
A man accused of kidnapping a local cab driver could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted. 22-year-old Matthew Rupe of Bidwell entered not guilty pleas Wednesday to one count of aggravated robbery and two counts of abduction. On New Year’s Eve, Rupe was arrested after he allegedly kidnapped the cab driver and another passenger. He is being held on 100-thousand dollars bond.
January 16, 2003 - 6:10am
4 years 45 weeks ago
There is a new program to help you buy that dream home. The Ohio Housing Finance Association is introducing a program that will allow home loan applicants to receive a 20-percent tax credit. Century National Bank Vice President Bruce Kolopajlo says it’s a great program that will allow people that want to build a new home to get lower interest rates. He says for example: a loan applicant would typically pay six-percent for a 30-year fixed mortgage. If they purchase a home within the sale...
January 16, 2003 - 6:06am
4 years 45 weeks ago
The city of Coshocton is moving up when it comes to higher education. For year, Coshocton residents have relied on the Central Ohio Technical College, Ohio State-Newark branch, and Muskingum College for their higher education needs. But resident no longer have to make the drive because the Coshocton Education Center has opened its doors. The center features the services of a number of universities under one roof. The center offers Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programs.
January 16, 2003 - 6:02am
4 years 45 weeks ago
Zanesville police are looking for a suspect who reportedly stole a woman’s car, while she was shopping in a local store. Zanesville officer Bill Shaw says the suspect is described as five-feet-nine to five-feet-ten inches tall, and in his early 20s. He was wearing a black coat with yellow coloring. Lt. Shaw says the suspect stole the woman’s car when she left it running and went into Richey’s market. Police say they pulled the suspect over on Dryden road and he then fled. The suspect was...
January 15, 2003 - 1:08pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
The Morgan county economy is taking another hit. A local plant has announced that it’s closing. Gould, which makes cooper foil for electronic circuitry will be going out of business. Plant officials told employees about the issue this week. Morgan county economic development specialist Jeff Shaner says Gould has had three or four major job cuts in the last two years. At its peak the company employed 215 people. This final layoff will affect around 65 workers.
January 15, 2003 - 6:36am
4 years 45 weeks ago
America will honor one of its greatest historical figures on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Locally, the Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship foundation will be hosting its annual prayer breakfast. The breakfast not only is to honor the memory of King, it’s also a scholarship ceremony for outstanding area minority students and a presentation for outstanding community members. Since the inception of the event over 63 scholarships have been awarded. The breakfast is scheduled for Monday...
January 15, 2003 - 6:35am
4 years 45 weeks ago
The Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District has been selected to receive the National Association of Conservation District’s Education award. The award come after being chosen for their very broad range of education programs they provide to the community. Program administrator Dick Sorg says his office competed with 87 other districts and was selected for having the top conservation education program in the state.
Sorg says their diverse education program includes school programs...
January 15, 2003 - 6:22am
4 years 45 weeks ago
A local company is getting international attention. Mccullough’s Tree Service, distinguished itself this year by being one of 16 winners worldwide of the 2002 Excellence In Arbor-I-Culture Award. The company received the award for their work on the Norwood boulevard removal project. This project involved removing a 130 year-old oak tree that was posing a hazard to several area homes. Wess Mccullough, president of the company says he’s proud of the work on this special project.
January 15, 2003 - 6:18am
4 years 45 weeks ago
The blue light special is fading at K-mart. More than 35-thousand K-mart employees are losing their jobs as the chain announced that it will close 330 stores nationwide. None of the closings are occurring in southeastern Ohio. Some analysts says part of K-mart’s demise has been the inability to compete with other discounters like Wal-mart and Target.
After declaring bankruptcy a year ago, K-mart announced the elimination of 283 stores in March -- all were closed by the end of June...
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