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November 7, 2005 - 8:47pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Union Kroger workers in central Ohio agreed last night to strike as early as November 17th if a new contract is not reached.

Members of the United Foods and Commercial Workers are currently working under a 10-day extension after their contract expired at midnight Saturday. The agreement covers workers at 82 central Ohio stores, including those in Zanesville, Newark, Heath, Mt Vernon, and Lancaster.

The union needed two-thirds of members who voted to support the...
November 7, 2005 - 8:26pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Authorities are releasing the identities of the two suspects who robbed a local gas station over the weekend.

It happened at the Duke and Duchess on Maysville Pike on Sunday, when two armed men entered the store before one a.m. carrying guns. They stole a small amount of cash during the robbery. Deputies were able to recover the money and take the men into custody just a few hours later.

Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox says 19-year-old Zachary Holdcroft of...
November 7, 2005 - 7:43pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The co-defendant in the 2004 murder of an area salvage yard owner, was sentenced in court today.

55-year-old Terry Archibald was shot to death in his salvage yard "Archie's Garage" on Mollies Rock Road on August 19th 2004 by two robbery suspects. A worker found his body the next morning and reported the crime to the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office.

On October 7th of 2004 two local men were arraigned in the murder, both on charges of murder with a gun specification, and...
November 7, 2005 - 5:47pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The cost to heat your home is expected to reach record highs this year, and one man believes Congressman, Bob Ney is partially to blame.

Chillicothe Mayor, Joe Sulzer, who’s running for Ney's seat, visited Zanesville to speak out about the energy crisis and how he plans to combat the issue. “I think that what we need to do is look at the profit’s the oil company’s have made. We need to take some of that money and put it into coal use research, so we can have less dependance on...
November 7, 2005 - 5:00pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Commissioners spoke out today, opposing four of the five issues on tomorrow’s ballot.

Citing concerns of out of state funding, the Commissioners commented on their concerns with Issues 2-5, all aimed at reforming Ohio’s election process. “We need to remember Issues 2-5 are constitutional changes and I just caution people to be careful of what they ask for, because it may not necessarily be what we think it will be, and to reverse them down the road is nearly...
November 7, 2005 - 12:12pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Zanesville High School students are returning back to class as normal, after a fire forced them to evacuate this morning.

Fire officials say it started when an electric motor overheated and smoke spread in the area near the music room. Fire Chief Dave Lacy says crews blew the smoke out and made sure there was no danger before classes started back.

“We’re cleared out, our people are back on the streets, school’s back in session and everybody’s happy.”

The...
November 7, 2005 - 12:06pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
It’s almost time to cast your ballot and if you’re planning on heading to the polls tomorrow, Board of Elections Director Martha Thomas wants to remind you to familiarize yourself with the five state issues.

She also told us what you can expect when you arrive at the polls.

“The voter will sign in just like they always have. The poll worker will activate a voter access card, which the voter will take to the unit to activate the unit. From there you read the...
November 6, 2005 - 10:23pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Two men are in custody tonight after they held up in a BP Gas station early this morning.

Detective Matt Lutz of the Muskingum County Sheriff’s office said at a little before 1AM, the two males entered the Duke and Duchess on the Maysville Pike.

Both men were carrying guns and managed to steal a small amount of cash.

Lutz said the Sheriff’s Office was able to recover the money and put the men in custody by 4 a.m.

They remain in the Muskingum County...
November 6, 2005 - 9:09pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Cold temperatures are on their way, and now is the time to prepare your home for the winter ahead.

Winterizing your home is that yearly chore that can save you a bundle on energy bills; but with so many products out there, it’s hard to know what to choose.

Dennis Erb, assistant store manager at the Zanesville Home Depot, says you should start with your thermostat.

“If you have an old analog thermostat, I recommend you go to a digital thermostat,” says Erb...
November 6, 2005 - 5:30pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Dozens of people were at Positive Image Hair Studio this afternoon to take part in Locks-of-Love by donating their hair.

The program is designed to provide wigs for sick children. “It takes about seven to eight ponytails to make a wig, so it takes a lot of people donating their hair to do this,” said stylist Erin Rock.

In order to donate hair, you must have at least 10-inches that can be cut off. Those who donate their hair for the program receive a free haircut and a...
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