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May 3, 2003 - 9:58pm
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The withdrawal of a judge from Tuesday’s primary means 18 unneeded polling places in Fairfield County will be open. Municipal Judge Donald McAuliffe’s decision last week not to run for re-election came too late to reprint ballots or cancel the primary in those precincts, where McAuliffe’s was the only contested race. Polling place notices will advise that any votes cast for McAuliffe will be invalid. That assures County Administrator Pat Harris of being the Republican nominee for Municipal...
May 3, 2003 - 5:27pm
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A one-car rollover accident sent one woman to the hospital Saturday afternoon. According to the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, 58-year-old Veronica Borcila was driving with her passenger 53-year-old Gulhan Kutlu, both from Franklin County. They were traveling eastbound on Interstate 70 when Borcila reportedly spilled her pop and turned her attention away from driving, causing her 2001 Honda CRV to slide off the right side of the road. Borcila then overcorrected and rolled her...
May 3, 2003 - 5:14pm
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The Morgan County Emergency Management Agency in conjunction with the local Emergency Planning Committee conducted a tabletop exercise at the Malta-McConnelsville Volunteer Fire Department. The exercise helps officials throughout the area to prepare for a possible terrorist attack. Discussions at the meeting gave attendees an opportunity to voice their ideas or concerns in various scenarios, all in hopes to figure out a master plan. Morgan County is one of the twenty-eight counties in Ohio who...
May 2, 2003 - 5:51pm
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The Zanesville State Patrol says a drunk driver hit a school bus and fled the scene. The accident between the bus and a pick up truck happened around 3:30 Friday afternoon on State Route 146 West. The driver of the truck was Danny Brown of Nashport. According to the patrol, Brown hit the bus and fled from the scene. Law enforcement officers were able to find Brown after a witness reported the accident. The state patrol says Brown was intoxicated. Troopers cited him with OMVI and hit and...
May 2, 2003 - 2:21pm
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A Judge in Newark has sentenced a 79-year-old Coshocton County man to 22 to years to life in prison for killing a police informant. Robert Boyes of Warsaw was convicted of killing Benjamin Thompson of Alexandria in June, hours after Thompson received a court order to appear before a grand jury in an arson case. Authorities said Boyes fatally shot Thompson on June 17th to keep him from telling investigators about a chain of arson, fraud and other crimes. Thompson was identified in court...
May 2, 2003 - 1:42pm
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Ohio State University students will have to fork our more money starting this summer. The board of trustees approved another round of tuition hikes today, just one year after raising the price by nine percent. New students will have to pay a nine percent increase along with an additional fee of 100 dollars per quarter. The move comes as the state continues to battle a budget crisis. The increase will begin this summer for most students and could cost undergraduate students varying dollar...
May 2, 2003 - 12:51pm
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An area resident is 100-thousand dollar richer today. Betty Leogrande of Newark this morning claimed her prize at the Ohio Lottery’s Columbus office. Leogrande matched all five numbers in the Buckeye 5 drawing. After taxes she will receive a one-time check for 69-thousand-500 dollars. She bought her winning ticket at the Jefferson woods duchess on north 21st street in Newark.
May 1, 2003 - 5:46pm
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Gas prices are on the decline. According to a national report released earlier this week, U.S. drivers are enjoying price relief at the pump for the sixth week in a row. Gas throughout the Zanesville area is ranging from $1.43 to $1.48 per gallon. Motorists traveling the West Pike Thursday afternoon have something to smile about: gas as low as $1.29 per gallon. Overall, the retail price for gasoline has fallen 17 cents a gallon from its record high in mid-march, just before the start of the...
May 1, 2003 - 5:27pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Farmer’s Market kicks off this weekend and this year it will be bigger and better then ever. Over one hundred vendors are expected to display their goods and organizers say this year they have included a bigger variety that will make it like an ongoing fair. Along with fruits and vegetables, there will be homemade breads, crafts, and kitchen cooking supplies for sale. The market will be held at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds. It opens to the public this saturday and will...
May 1, 2003 - 5:12pm
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The third annual fundraiser “Golf Skills Scramble” is almost here and everyone’s invited. The Catholic Social Services Committee is gearing up for this year’s golf challenge. Registration starts at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 17th, at Fuller’s Fairways in Zanesville. Teams of four will cost two hundred forty dollars, which will include eighteen holes of golf, food, and prizes. The money received will go towards the organization’s financial management, senior support, and counseling services. If...
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