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February 18, 2004 - 11:27pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
For about a half hour Wednesday evening, traffic on Interstate 70 eastbound was at a dead stop.

According to Trooper Jeff Jirles with the Zanesville Highway Patrol, at 6:45 32-year-old Michael Ponsler of Zanesville and four passengers were traveling east on I-70 when an unknown commercial truck and trailer merged into their lane.

The Honda Accord bounced off the concrete divider, struck a second commercial truck and trailer, hit the divider once again, and finally came...
February 18, 2004 - 8:53pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Old Maysville middle school will once again house the donated goods for this year’s United Way Operation Feed campaign.

The campaign collects food to donate to local food pantries and the hot meals program. But what has been a troublesome task in the past few years, wasn’t as difficult this year.

Keely Warden, executive director of the United Way says, “ Last year we generated 65 tons of food this year, our goal being 100 tons of food and we need a very large building...
February 18, 2004 - 8:48pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Pazcki’s are here! But this year low-carb dieters might have a tough time saying no to the delicious polish pastries.

Today marked the first day Pazcki’s went on sale, and local customers seemed to flock to them.

Traditionally made with a prune filling, Pazcki’s also come in a variety of fillings.

John Chickery, the bakery director at Pick N Save says, “ Bavarian is very good, red raspberry does well, we also have apricot, lemon and cheese fillings.”
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February 18, 2004 - 1:17pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A local school is being honored as one of the best community colleges in the country. Muskingum Area Technical College was voted as one of the top four schools in terms of student satisfaction.

In November, Muskingum Tech was selected as one of four recipients of the 2003-2004 MetLife Foundation Best Practice College Awards. The MetLife Initiative on Student Success presented the Award. This national award shows that Muskingum Tech is working for their community.

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February 18, 2004 - 1:16pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Today is Ohio University in Athens 200th birthday party and the celebrations are underway.

The OU Athens campus was founded in Boston 1804. The Zanesville campus was founded in 1946 but also participated in birthday celebrations.

Upcoming events include the art exhibit being displayed in the library, a poetry reading and a free concert open to the public. The art exhibit contains 20 paintings and drawing that are being borrowed from the main campus’s Kennedy Museum.
February 18, 2004 - 10:32am
6 years 3 weeks ago
The multistate Mega Millions lottery jackpot is growing to a whopping 215 million dollars for Friday’s game.

There was not big winner in last night 177-million dollar drawing.

The best Ohio Players could do was one second-place ticket paying 175-thousand dollars.
February 17, 2004 - 5:09pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
School Work can be hard for kids and keeping up in the classroom can be a constant battle for some.

That is why Sylvan Learning Center has opened a local branch here in Zanesville.

While Sylvan is a learning center it does not take the place of school. It is primarily an after school program that helps kids of all skill levels.

Right now the center is open Tuesday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm – 8:30 pm
February 17, 2004 - 2:51pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A merger between two major wireless giants was announced Tuesday. Cingular Wireless said they will be buying out AT...
February 16, 2004 - 7:25pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The City of Zanesville is continuing its investigation with counterfeit money being used at local restaurants and businesses.

Zanesville Detective Ric Roush says they don’t know where the fake money is coming from, but whoever is making the money is certainly not a professional.

The police department has collected twelve to fifteen, $20 bills and Roush says he assumes there are more out there.

The serial numbers of the bills are:
08260738 C,
59364379...
February 16, 2004 - 6:50pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says that it appears alcohol played a role in the two-car accident on state route 93 that sent three people to the hospital Sunday night.

Sue Wescott of Zanesville was traveling southbound with a passenger when the driver, Ryan McNeal of a Pontiac Grand Am hit her Chevy Lumina head-on.

McNeal was cited for failure to control, DUI and not wearing a seatbelt.

All three suffered only minor injuries.
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