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November 19, 2002 - 1:34pm
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A Gaysport landmark burned to the ground, earlier this morning. Wayne Township Fire Department received a phone call from clerks at Green Acres gas station and convenience store around 5:30 a.m. --shortly after clerks opened the store and noticed flames in the office area. Flames engulfed much of the store and its surrounding area. Even though fire stretched out toward gas pumps, fire officials say pumps were not in any danger because they have safety valves. Still, many other objects were in...
November 18, 2002 - 7:15pm
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It's official...Striking employees of the Perry County Department Of Job And Family Services will be returning back to work. Late this afternoon, the deparmtent director, along iwth Attorney Darrell Hughes, met with county commissioners to finalize a new contract. The contract's most noteable change is the health insurance. Benefits will now reflect those given to other county employees. According to both sides of the barganing table, the new contract is a win-win situation. Workers will...
November 18, 2002 - 12:25pm
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Haul out your Buckeye necklaces and don your scarlet and gray because the Zanesville chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters is hosting their second annual Ohio State versus Michigan pep rally and auction on Friday night. In addition to silent and live auctions, there will be table decorating contests, games and of course, food. Big Brothers Big Sisters executive director Mollie Crooks says all proceeds will be donated toward Big Brothers Big Sisters of Zanesville. Tickets can be purchased in...
November 17, 2002 - 7:12pm
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They keep us safe by protecting our country and defending our freedom, but many do not know that the men and women of the United States Armed Forces are talented individuals. Musical mastery through catchy jazz tunes and popular patriotic songs filled Secrest Auditorium Sunday afternoon as the United States Army Field Band "Jazz Ambassadors" entertained more then 800 Zanesville residents. The "Jazz Ambassadors" is the United States Army's premier touring jazz orchestra...and they love...
November 17, 2002 - 7:08pm
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Cassandra McDonald performed a special concert Sunday afternoon at the St. James Episcopal Church in downtown Zanesville, entitled "Centuries of Hope." The concert was a medley of 19th, 20th, and 21st century songs that through the ages have evoked joy in mankind and hope for the future. The hour-long concert featured music in German, French and Italian. McDonald recently was awarded the Vocal Arts Net Award. She is the first vocalist to recieve such an honor.
November 16, 2002 - 10:38pm
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It's often said that a good thing should not be changed...and that can be said for the Perry County Toys for Tots annual Auction. In its 18th year, the auction has grown into a large money-maker for the county's youth. Not only does the auction help local children, it is also considered by many to be the "social event of the year." This year more than 400 people attended the event. More than 275 items were auctioned off...with items ranging from Longaberger Baskets to vacation packages to...
November 15, 2002 - 6:18pm
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The Ohio Department of Transportation is getting ready for winter. Friday the Muskingum County O-DOT held its annual Dry-Run to test all the snow and ice fighting equipment. Cindy Brown from O-DOT says its merely coincidence that snow shows up in this weekend's forecast...but if we get a dusting, or more, crews will be ready to clear the roads. Salt, plows and crews are ready to go in the seven county area of District Five.
November 15, 2002 - 6:09pm
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The city of Zanesville is taking another step toward cutting the odor from the troubled waste water treatment plant...and it's thanks to an Ohio EPA loan. $1.3 million will be specifically used on the roofs of the plant's digestors. According to Public Service Director Mike Sims, the digestors' roofs are between 40 to 50 years old and not safe anymore for workers to walk on. This project is a precursor to the entire plant upgrade, costing an estimated $20 million. The work on the digestors...
November 14, 2002 - 6:00pm
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The Zanesville Police Department announced this afternoon that there is a suspect in custody in connection to this past weekend's bank robbery at the Bank One location on Brandywine Bvld. The suspect is 38-year-old Kenneth O. Gatlin of Toledo. According to Detective Ric Roush, Gatlin was arrested in the Toldeo area at around 1:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. He is currently locked up in Lucas County Jail. In addition to the charges Gatlin faces in Muskingum County, he also is a suspect in...
November 14, 2002 - 5:51pm
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Local law enforcement officials are looking to an annual grant to purchase video cameras for sheriff's cruisers. The Local Law Enforcement Block Grant is designed to help agencies upgrade technology or assist with staffing issues. In the past years the Muskingum County Sheriff's Department has used the grant to improve their computer system and radio dispatch equipment. This year technology remains a priority. Major Bryan Hoover spoke to the County Commissioners today to inform them of the...
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