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November 11, 2003 - 3:05pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
An Ohio Supreme Court Justice makes his way to Zanesville this afternoon. Justice Terrence O’Donnell spoke to the Rotary Club regarding America’s freedoms on Veterans Day. More specifically, he wanted to talk about democracy and how much we should cherish it. As far as the Supreme Court, he said they have many important issues on the docket like the death penalty and workers compensation. He also commented on the importance of getting along with the other justices. He said right now, they...
November 11, 2003 - 2:38pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
The Penn Traffic Company says it’s asking a U-S bankruptcy judge to approve a plan to sell eleven Big Bear stores to Cincinnati-based Kroger Company for 20 million dollars. Syracuse, New York-Based Penn Traffic already has closed one store and says it plans to close 41 more by the end of the year. Penn Traffic says a December third auction is scheduled to sell real estate, store leases and warehouse facilities. The company filed for chapter-eleven bankruptcy protection in May. It has until...
November 11, 2003 - 1:38pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
The Veteran’s Day activities continued today at the Maple Avenue Walmart in Zanesville. Many local residents were in attendance showing their support for the veterans who served our country. Julie Noe’s son who recently served in the war in Afghanistan is unlike most veterans, because of his young age. Today’s event included a fly-over with F-16’s, guest speakers and a ceremony with some local veterans.
November 11, 2003 - 1:32pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
While most students had the day off from school today a local middle school showed their appreciation for our veterans. West Muskingum middle school held their annual Veteran’s Day event in honor of those who have served our country. Local veterans from the V.F.W. Post in Zanesville were also in attendance and honored by their relatives. The program included band and choir performances, reflections by students as well as a guest speaker.
November 10, 2003 - 11:38pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
An update now on the 146-60 Connector Road project. The Connector Road Committee met one week ago to discuss options in building the road. Monday night at the city council meeting, the decisions were presented. According to Sixth Ward Councilman Jack Humm, the plan is to grade for four lanes but not pave all four until it’s determined how much traffic the road will carry. Humm said the road would likely only be about one and half miles long.
November 10, 2003 - 11:37pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Eight more guilty pleas Monday in an Amish Country prank that led to a fatal shooting. Eight teenagers appeared in Holmes County Juvenile Court and admitted hiding in a cornfield on Labor Day and throwing tomatoes at passing traffic. Each must spend one weekend in juvenile detention. Three men, ages 20, 21 and 22 pleaded guilty Friday in adult court in Millersburg to similar charges. One of their friends was shot and killed when an angry motorist whose car had been pelted returned and fired...
November 10, 2003 - 11:36pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
A state program to fight Lake Erie erosion would be restored under an alternative piece of legislation to be introduced later this week. The program was targeted for elimination under the legislation proposed earlier this year. Environmentalists continue to oppose the legislation, a Lakeshore Property Rights Bill, saying it could erode public access to Lake Erie. The legislation would limit the state’s control of shoreline properties.
November 10, 2003 - 4:41pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
With Muskingum County Commissioner Ed Kenily not running for re-election, a Zanesville businessman files petitions to take his seat. Dean Cole, who co-owns Tom’s Print Shop and the Bridal Suite in Zanesville, as well as Social Supper in Dresden became the first official candidate for county commissioner. He began taking the petitions in September and filed last Thursday. Cole, or any candidate, needed only 50 signatures, but he received over one hundred. This gave him confidence to run for...
November 10, 2003 - 4:37pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Hospital food. It immediately brings out a stereotype of bland taste. But Good Samaritan and Bethesda hospitals in Zanesville are out to change that. They introduced a made to order menu system in June, and results are off the chart. The new system allows patients to order off a much larger menu when they’re hungry. The old system just brought all the meals at a specific time. The process starts with the patient placing an order. It’s so sophisticated it even guards against people on...
November 10, 2003 - 4:23pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
A meeting of the Ohio Board of Regents reviews how New Bakery in Zanesville used its grant money. New Bakery received a grant, which is worth up to $40,000. The Ohio Board of Regents is paying half of the training costs for the company’s workers. New Bakery is using the money in three areas: on the job training, safety training, and computer training. Robert Johnson of the Ohio Board of Regents said New Bakery represents everything they were looking for with this grant. The training...
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