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December 31, 2002 - 2:13pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
A nationwide security crackdown took place in the past, few weeks. Now that bomb sensors have been installed in most, major airports, travel industry leaders say travelers need to adhere to new rules and change some of their old habits. Because of revamped security, travlers should expect long lines and even longer waits to board planes, says travel agent Roseanne Diosi. But, that doesn't mean travelers should arrive right before the scheduled boarding time. Diosi says travlers should allow...
December 31, 2002 - 11:50am
4 years 44 weeks ago
The West Muskingum Board of Education will be hosting two public meetings in January to talk about school funding. Superintendent Marvin Wourms says the meetings will address the emergency operating levy that expires at the end of next year. Wourms says the levy generates 600-thousand dollars a year. It was first passed in 1993 and renewed in 1998. Wourms sys the board has discussed placing the renewal of the levy, currently at two-point-six mills, on the May ballot. Or, the board has...
December 31, 2002 - 11:42am
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The state has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider a ruling that could cost the state millions of dollars in payments to coal companies that are prohibited from mining on their property. The ruling is based on a case in Guernsey county. The court, in a four-to-three ruling on December 18th, said the state must pay R-T-G Incorporated for coal on land it owns that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources ruled to be unsuitable for mining. The land sites on an aquifer that is the primary...
December 30, 2002 - 6:09pm
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Earlier this afternoon, family and friends gathered at the Muskingum County Courthouse to watch Commissioner Don Madden take his oath of office. Madden, who was re-elected county commissioner in last month's election, was sworn in to office by Judge Mark Fleegle. After the ceremony, Madden thanked everyone, especially his family, for their continued support. The New Year will mark the start of Commissioner Madden's second term.
December 30, 2002 - 1:12pm
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Zanesville Police Department welcomed their newest sergeant, earlier today at a swearing-in ceremony in City Council Chambers. Chris Rice served Z.P.D. for five years and in that short time he rose to the rank of sergeant, but family members say they never doubted he could escalate ranks so quickly. Rice's mother Lou Rice says Chris always excelled at everything he did and wife Amy Rice says Chris is a natural leader. Chris says he relishes his new promotion and looks forward to moving up the...
December 30, 2002 - 10:18am
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The Muskingum county sheriff’s office has issued information on this week’s most wanted suspect. Deputies say he is Shawn Robert Brownfield. He is charged with failure to appear for child support and failure to appear for a driving under the influence charge. His last known address is Poverty Ridge, in Blue Rock. He is described as having blond hair and blue eyes, weighs around 135 pounds and stands 5-feet, 9-inches tall. If you know where Brownfield is located or have any information that...
December 29, 2002 - 7:00pm
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Move over sun light, and ultra violet tanning, because sunless tanning beds are coming our way. The store owner of "Touch of the Tropics Tanning Clubs," in Zanesville, plans on carrying the beds before summer rolls around. In less than a minute, you will look like you've spent all week at the beach. Its like a car wash system of tanning, you step in get sprayed from head to toe, and then wait two to three hours for the results. The solution used has two main ingredients including...
December 29, 2002 - 6:52pm
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Its a new self defense mechanism that will be used by Muskingum County State Patrol Officers. You may have heard of stun guns, but have you heard of taser guns? Last week after being certified, patrol officers were issued one of there own. The guns will strike a person from up to 21-feet. With 26-watts, and 50-thousand volts no one can sustain the force. The taser disrupts the muscles around the skeletal system to where thay just go limp. It doesn't matter if you have a high pain tolerance or...
December 28, 2002 - 11:47pm
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The Zanesville Police Department is on the lookout for a suspect who snatched the purse of a McConnelsville woman. According to police detective Ric Roush, the woman was leaving Colony Square Mall near the Garfield's exit around 7:30-PM Thrusday evening when a black male with a shaved head waked up beside her and grabbed her purse. The man who is being described as 5-foot-9 and wearing black jeans and a sweatshirt, fled on foot through the parking lot. If you have any information regarding this...
December 28, 2002 - 11:36pm
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A section of Linden Avenue was temporarily closed this evening after a two vehicle accident. The incident, which occured around 5-PM, sent one driver to the hospital. According to detectives at the Zanesville Police Department, a gray grand cherokee driven by 78 year-old Betty Foraker of Zanesvilee pulled unto Linden Avenue off of Van Horn and struck a Dodge Ram truck , driven by 64--year-old Russell Bauserman also of Zanesville. The impact of the crash caused the Dodge Ram truck to fishtail in...
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