The Zanesville Police Department continues to search for a missing pregnant teenager. 17-year-old Jessica Bland has been missing since September 29th. Bland is described as a white female, with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5’4” tall and 150 pounds. She is six months pregnant. Because of that and her age, she is considered a high risk. Call the ZPD with any information: 455-0700.
As Halloween approaches, the police department has a few tips to parents: make sure you know where your kids are going, and how long they’ll be gone. Remind them to cross the street at the proper areas, and to stick in groups of three or more at all times. As far as candy is concerned, sort through it all before you let them eat anything. Don’t handle any candy that is missing a wrapper, or has a torn wrapper. Trick-or Treat in Zanesville is next Friday night, October 31st, from 5:30 to 7:...
In state politics, talk show host Jerry Springer says he’s now thinking about running for governor. Earlier this year, Springer bowed out of a run for the U.S. Senate saying his highly rated talk show “The Jerry Springer Show,” is an “albatross” he can’t overcome. But now, he says he wants to be Governor of Ohio, possibly running for office in 2006.
Two Ohio stores are among the 61 Wal-Marts nationwide where federal officials arrested workers who they say are in the country illegally. Immigration officials say they made arrests at the stores in Beavercreek, near Dayton, and in the Cleveland suburb of North Olmsted. The Parkersburg, West Virginia store was also targeted. Officials didn’t say how many people were taken into custody.
Vice President Dick Cheney is returning to Northeast Ohio to raise money for President Bush’s campaign. Ohio Republican Party Chairman Robert Bennett says Cheney will visit Cleveland on November 24th. Kevin Madden, a spokesman for the Bush-Cheney Campaign, says he cannot confirm the trip or private details. Cheney raised $600,000 in Akron on June 30th and the Bush-Cheney Campaign has raised about $3.1 million in Ohio since June. Bennett says Bush is expected to pick up $1 million at a $2000...
After the long and tedious process of selecting a new president, Muskingum Area Technical College has announced their newest leader. Today the board of trustees named Dr. Paul Brown as the college's fifth president. After looking at tons of applicants, the board feels they have found the perfect match for their college. Dr. Brown is very excited to work at M-A-T-C, and take on his new role. Brown will assume his new position after the first of the year.
The Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative and South Central Power held a high-voltage safety program Wednesday evening for all fire, emergency personnel and law enforcement departments. More than 100 people attended the event, complete with demonstrations of dangerous high-voltage incidents.
Ohio Congressmen Ted Strickland and Bob Ney are calling on fellow lawmakers to set aside $1.3 billion for veterans healthcare. The House and Senate passed separate bills last week to approve $87 billion for military and reconstruction efforts in Iraq. The Senate bill contains extra money for veterans healthcare. A committee of House and Senate members is meeting this weeek to work out differences in the two versions.
Agriculture Director Fred Daily Wednesday isued a new closing date for Buckeye Egg Farm. The company must begin closing its barns on November 20th and finish by next October. Buckeye Egg is the state's largest egg producer, and produces about 4% of the nation's eggs.
A former Cambridge Junior High teacher refiles a lawsuit against the city’s board of education and the local teacher’s union. Violet Cummings filed a lawsuit against Cambridge principal John Anderson in 2000, before voluntarily retracting it. The new suit contains 13 counts, with ten against the school board for improperly firing her and the other three against the Cambridge Education Association. Cambridge city school officials had no comment on the lawsuit. The suits were received and...