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May 25, 2004 - 12:53pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
If you’re looking for a perfect bottle then Owen-Illinois in Zanesville is the place for you.

The local company and its employees were awarded a prestigious award by the Miller Brewing Company for outstanding quality control.

Owens-Illinois in Zanesville has the honor of being the only company to have zero defects in the course of a year of making bottles for Miller.

“It’s very good. I’m not sure we’ve ever had a facility with zero,” said Todd Jones, Purchasing...
May 25, 2004 - 7:41am
6 years 17 weeks ago
Negotiators of SBC Communications have reached a proposed five- year deal early this morning, just after fours days of workers striking about job security and health care benefits.

Union officials say the new deal boost wages 12 percent over the period for the nations number two-phone provider.

An SBC spokesperson says the tentative deal addresses economic and competitive pressures facing the telecom industry.

Union spokesman, Seth Rosen says hundreds of third-...
May 25, 2004 - 7:37am
6 years 17 weeks ago
The attorney representing two former Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority employees in a sexual harassment lawsuit says all the issues in the case have not yet been resolved and there is no settlement yet in place.

Columbus attorney Betsy Doucet says that all the parties involved in a possible settlement have not yet negotiated a resolution to the issue.

Doucet added that she hopes that may happen later today, but she would not say what issues remained unresolved....
May 25, 2004 - 6:12am
6 years 17 weeks ago
An ex-marine from Ohio has been convicted of killing his girlfriend and her baby.

A Florida jury on Monday found former Marine Sergeant James Coleman the third guilty of second-degree murder in the strangulation of 19-year old Jessica Hine. It also convicted him of first-degree murder for smothering her two-month old son.

The jury begins deliberating tomorrow on whether to recommend that the 25-year old from East Cleveland should get the death penalty.

May 24, 2004 - 9:38pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The Newark Police Department continues to search Monday night for an early morning stabbing suspect.

According to the Department, the suspect is 22-year-old Damien Turner. He is wanted in connection to the stabbing of 19-year-old Ciara Hadnot, of 41 North 40th Street. The incident took place at the above residence at about 1:00 a.m.

Reports show that Hadnot suffered from multiple stab wounds. She was eventually transported to Grant Medical Center in Columbus.
May 24, 2004 - 8:15pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
A few big issues were discussed at the city council meeting tonight.
The disturbance of the peace ordinance was moved to a second reading after some concerns were raised about the provisions of the existing ordinance pertaining to musical performances at outdoor venues.

Some issues regarding zoning areas and commercial vehicles being parked near residences were also discussed at the meeting.

And as far as the status of the 146-60 connector road project, Council...
May 24, 2004 - 4:17pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
It’s day number 4 as the strike continues for local SBC workers trying to raise awareness about their problems with the company.

The workers are still negotiating with the company, but are frustrated at the status on forming a contract.

Angela Phelps a communications technician says, “As of right now all we are aware of is we are communicating with the company. We’re still not getting very far on any of the issues. I know that we’ll be coming back to work tomorrow but we’...
May 24, 2004 - 4:10pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The search is on tonight for a new health commissioner in Muskingum County.

Today the Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department announced that health commissioner Robert Titko will retire from the Department at the end of the year.

Jennifer Hiestand of the Health Department says, “This gives the Board of Health ample time to recruit a successor and select a person and then that person will have time to work hands on with Robert.”

Titko joined the Health...
May 24, 2004 - 4:04pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
If you were affected by the flooding in Perry County you may be eligible for some help.

The Perry County Department of Job and Family Services has been awarded emergency funds to be distributed to certain elderly and disabled families that meet eligibility requirements.

If you are interested you need to apply for the funds at the Job and Family Services Office in New Lexington.

It’s located at 212 South Main Street and its hours are Monday through Friday from...
May 24, 2004 - 12:47pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
This morning The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office started accepting bids for health care services provided to the inmates.

Only Premier Healthcare made one bid, totaling 181-thousand dollars.

Terry Newman, Jail Administrator, says that this bid will result in major savings.

Currently, health care is provided privately by a doctor and to nurses. Last year the cost totaled 300-thousand dollars and this year the cost was projected to be 360-thousand.

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