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February 26, 2003 - 12:06pm
5 years 4 weeks ago

Seven Zanesville area businesses have teamed up with WHIZ
Radio and Television to help brighten your Mondays with “Monday
Makeovers!”  Each month one
lucky winner has the opportunity to win a makeover package. The first WHIZ
Monday Makeover winner was Pam Richardson from McConnelsville. 
February 25, 2003 - 7:37pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
A late night for one Crooksville resident may have helped save the lives of his neighbors. Around 2 this morning, an elderly resident of the Perry Metroplitan Housing Authority noticed that his apartment was without power. Fortunately a maintenance employee immediately responded to the call because what was thought to be an electrical problem actually turned out to be a potentially dangerous fire. The Crooksville Fire Department, along with Roseville's fire department, were able to contain...
February 25, 2003 - 7:30pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Ten days after invoices for large sums of money is discovered by the Muskingum County Home's administrator, an investigation is launced by the Sheriff's Office. County Home administrator Rebecca Cooper was going through the office's financial records when she discovered invoices for large amounts of money to certain vendors for office supplies. After speaking with the county commissioners, the case was then turned over to the sheriff's office for investigation. Also, Cooper has placed one of...
February 25, 2003 - 5:24pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
House Republicans have voted again to balance the state budget without taxes. The
G-O-P controlled house voted 52-to-44 today to agree with senate changes to a bill closing a 720 million dollar deficit. The budget plan fixes the deficit by tapping surplus funds, speeding up the collection of sales taxes and cuts to local governments. Both chambers have rejected Governor Taft’s proposals to raise the state’s sin taxes or enact a temporary sales tax. Taft says he’ll have to cut schools...
February 25, 2003 - 4:44pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
The village of Frazeysburg says it’s now o-k to drink the water. Last week a major water main break left the whole village without water service. Once the water main break was repaired the village instituted a boil advisory. Today, village officials announced that the tests returned and the water is o-k to drink. So, the boil advisory for Frazeysburg has now been cancelled.
February 25, 2003 - 4:28pm
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It looks like Muskingum County will join Noble and Morgan counties in offering weather disaster assistance funding. The local Job and Family Service office says if you lost wages or suffered damage to your home from the February 15th snow and ice storm, you could be reimbursed. But in order to qualify you cannot be covered by insurance. To be eligible for up to 1500 dollars in temporary assistance for need family funds, families must include a child or pregnant woman and have evidence of...
February 25, 2003 - 11:11am
5 years 4 weeks ago
A Zanesville man has been sentenced in the shooting death of a local child. Muskingum County Common Pleas Judge Mark Fleegle sentenced Michael Martin III to seven years behind bars on one count of wreckless homicide with a gun specification, one count of involuntary manslaughter with a gun specification and discharging a firearm over a public roadway. Martin was randomly shooting his gun into an alley near Sheridan Street while Michael Derwacter was riding his bike in the area. Derwacter...
February 24, 2003 - 6:48pm
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City and County officials may have found an arrangement that will address the overcrowding issues at their respective jail facilities. Like many other local jail facilities in southeast Ohio, the city of Zanesville and Muskingum County are faced with the problem of overcrowding. But with each others help that problem may soon come to an end. On a trial basis the county will take the male prisoners from the city and the city will take the county's female prisoners. If this collaboration...
February 24, 2003 - 4:03pm
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Authorities investigating shots fired at homes in a Guernsey county Amish community are deciding whether to file charges against three men arrested during the weekend. Shots were fired Saturday night in the eastern Guernsey county village of Quaker City, at four homes of people who are Amish or formerly Amish. The Guernsey county sheriff's office says the three men charged are identified as 29-year-old Daniel Roe, 20-year-old Travis Nicewonger and 23-year-old Paul Brown, all of Quaker City....
February 24, 2003 - 3:03pm
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A money-saving idea being tossed around the statehouse these days calls for merging some of the state’s smaller school districts. Compared with similar states, Ohio has a disproportionate number of small school districts, with 120 of them serving fewer than one thousand students. Senate minority leader Gregory Didonato of Denison says districts that merge could eliminate duplicate positions, such as curriculum coordinators, transportation coordinators and food coordinators. And he says if...
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