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November 24, 2003 - 2:16pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
A Zanesville man sits in jail today after allegedly shooting a sixteen-month-old baby in the back. According to Detective Ric Roush with the Zanesville Police Department, the boy was shot with a handgun-style air pellet gun Friday evening at an apartment located at 1620 Maple Ave. 23-year old Charles Hartman of Zanesville who does have a prior criminal record, remains in custody and is currently locked up in Zanesville city jail. Authorities say they are still investigating the shooting but...
November 24, 2003 - 2:07pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
As the day of giving thanks approaches, some local community members have something to be thankful for today. The Eastside Community Ministry hosted their annual basket drive today, which donates food for the holiday to those who are in need. Being a part of a ministry, Jack Mcclelland executive director says it is his duty to help the community, especially during the holidays. Over 350 baskets in total were prepared, and 170 of them were donated by Byron Saunders Foundation in Columbus.
November 24, 2003 - 2:03pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Local army reserves are busy packing and getting ready to leave the Zanesville area. They are headed to camp Eddaberry Indiana on December 10th to fulfill their duty. This is the season families want to spend time together so being sent out can be difficult for any reserve. Ron Elswick unit administrator says there is a possibility they could be sent to Iraq or Afghanistan if necessary.
November 24, 2003 - 7:45am
5 years 38 weeks ago
Kids, don't try this at home. A teenager who locked himself out of the house, tried to make like Santa and shimmy down the chimney. It didn't work. Firefighters in Columbus say he was small enough to get most of the way down the chimney which was about a foot wide. The flue, however, that opens into the house was only eight inches across. Batallion Chief Craig Mosley says firefighters got a call about 5:15 Sunday, reporting a child stuck in a chimney. When they arrived, they made sure the teen...
November 23, 2003 - 11:20pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Staying consistant with the last several years, video games and electronic toys are big favorites on Christmas wish lists. The hottest video game this year is 'Video Now', a personal video player for ages six and up. The games runs around fifty dollars. Retailers say that more traditional toys like CareBears, Winne The Pooh, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are making a comback. The National Retail Federation expects huge chains like Wal-Mart to see a nice raise in sales this year, compared to...
November 23, 2003 - 7:03pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Area residents help out a local woman who’s battling cancer tonight during a benefit in downtown Zanesville. Robin Strauss was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998, which she recovered from. Then almost two years ago she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Her sister in-law Tina, Strauss wanted to help, so she organized a benefit tonight at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran church. Tina said Robin had been doing well until about five weeks ago, when they were told there was no other treatment for...
November 23, 2003 - 5:52pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Despite the warm temperatures, Santa Claus made his way to South Zanesville this afternoon. The Zanesville South Business Association’s annual Christmas parade took over Maysville Avenue for a couple of hours today. The parade featured over 1,000 entries, such as Christmas floats, dance teams and marching bands. Besides spreading Christmas cheer, participants were competing for trophies in 17 different categories. People lined the parade route, which went from Family Dollar to Eagle Sticks...
November 22, 2003 - 9:09pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
The Zanesville Fire Department responded late Friday night around 11pm when flames destroyed two vacant buildings on Greenwood Avenue. There was minor damage to a third home. After inspecting the damage, fire officials decided today to completly demolish the buildings. This fire has one of several fires near and around Greenwood Avenue, just in the past few years.
November 21, 2003 - 9:45pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Ohio’s two senators expressed frustration Friday that the Federal Energy Bill has been blocked in the Senate. The bill would have doubled the amount of ethanol in gasoline to $5 billion a year, a boon for Ohio corn farmers. It also would make reliability standards for operators of high-voltage power lines mandatory. Senator George Voinovich says that change would help prevent another massive blackout. Senator Mike Dewine says the bill isn’t perfect, but it represents a compromise that...
November 21, 2003 - 9:44pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
With terrorism threats possible at any time, each county in the state is required to access how well prepared they are in case of an emergency. According to Ohio State Extension Agent Mark Mechling, one component of recent concern has been a bio-terrorism attack on our country’s agriculture. Officials have compiled a list of what type of locations might be most vulnerable to an attack. Mechling says grain elevators, livestock marketing facilities, and food and meat processing plants are...
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