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May 26, 2004 - 8:21am
6 years 7 weeks ago
A jury has ordered an Akron-area minister and his family to pay 14 million dollars in damages in a civil case that accused them of misusing money intended for a church-run health insurance plan.

Two ministers who were named to the Church Board to help sort out financial questions sued the Reverend Bruce Hawthorn and his family.

Hawthorn founded the Barberton Rescue Mission for the homeless and the Mutual Insurance Program called “The Christian Brotherhood Newsletter.”...
May 26, 2004 - 7:52am
6 years 7 weeks ago
A 16-year old boy must write an apology to the family of a woman whose credit card he used after she died inside her burning car.

Prosecutors say Justin Robinson of Columbus had nothing to do with killing 24-year old Andrea Nance. But he withdrew money from her bank account the day she died.

He pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property in Franklin County Juvenile Court. He was sentenced Tuesday to probation until he turns 18. He must perform 60 hours of community...
May 26, 2004 - 7:16am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Power failure has caused a school closing for some area students today.

New Lexington High School students should not report to school this morning. Classes there have been cancelled.

All other schools in the New Lexington City School District are running as scheduled today.
May 25, 2004 - 11:45pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department is investigating a Tuesday evening shooting.

According to Lt. Bill Shaw with the ZPD, the incident occurred at about 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of Cedar and Luck.

According to Shaw, a Zanesville male reported that he was driving near the intersection when his car was fired at and struck. The victim was not injured.

Shaw says officers have recovered evidence from the car.

The suspect is described as being a light-...
May 25, 2004 - 7:15pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The port authority board held a “special” meeting tonight to discuss a variety of issues including recent sexual harassment allegations against Executive Director Larry Merry.

Shortly into the meeting, the board went into executive session.

After the meeting ended the attorney for the port authority made a statement regarding the status of negotiations. Steve Chappelear says, “The settlement negotiations have been proceeding in good faith on both sides and have been...
May 25, 2004 - 4:14pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Unizan Financial Corporation today announced that Unizan shareholders approved the merger with Huntinton Bancshares Incorporated.

Of the just over 78-percent of Unizan shareholders who voted, 98-percent voted to approve the deal.

The merger is expected to close in early July, pending regulatory approvals.

Unizan is a 2-point-8 billion-dollar holding company headquartered in Canton, Ohio.

The company operates 43 full-service retail financial...
May 25, 2004 - 2:23pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A new survey conducted by the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce shows more businesses would recommend our county to businesses looking to relocate.

The survey was designed mainly to gain feedback from existing businesses in an effort to help further economic development in our area.

Over 80 businesses were contacted and of that 70% say they have plans to modernize or expand their businesses which could mean more jobs in Muskingum County.

But the...
May 25, 2004 - 2:07pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Arthritis is the number one cause of physical immobility in the United States. And while it affects people of all ages, the percent of people with arthritis increases with age.

Tara Poorman, an exercise physiologist at Genesis Lifestyle and Fitness Centers says exercise is one of the biggest ways to treat the disease.

Poorman also says, “Some people think you can’t exercise if you have arthritis. Another common misconception is that you shouldn’t do any weight bearing...
May 25, 2004 - 2:03pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Lieutenant Governor Jennette Bradley was in Zanesville today talking to the noon rotary club about some of the key issues affecting our state.

The main topic on her agenda was economic development and the job market in Ohio.

She also discussed the importance of housing development and finding a way to lower the state’s unemployment rate. Bradley says, “That’s the whole point of the jobs cabinet that Governor Taft created. It is a way to market Ohio to be more competitive...
May 25, 2004 - 12:59pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
It was back to work for S-B-C employees in Zanesville and the rest of the country.

With the four-day SBC-Ameritech strike over, service employees were seen around town catching up and repairing damaged lines from the recent storms.

Negotiators reached a proposed five-year deal early this morning. Union officials say the new pact boosts wages 12 percent over the period and projects health care benefits and job security for the 100-thousand employees.

“The two...
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