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October 31, 2003 - 5:19pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
A nationally recognized speaker was in Zanesville talking to school kids about drugs. Rob Paugh shared his message with students at Roosevelt Middle School as part of their Red Ribbon week celebration. Paugh says the presentation taught students about the “lies” the media is telling youth. Students were shown clips from movies and video games to help get the message across. The true lies presentation is shown nationwide with over 25 speakers across the country.
October 31, 2003 - 3:43pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
The State Health Department is starting a new statewide kidney registry intended to match living donors with those who need the organs. Health department spokesman Michelle Loparo says the program will include nine of eleven transplant hospitals in the state. Previously, individual Ohio transplant hospitals managed their own transplant patients without an organized method for exchanges in different areas. Patient and donor information will be input into a central computer registry, which...
October 31, 2003 - 3:35pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
A Zanesville woman is recovering from injuries she sustained in a two-vehicle accident in Licking County. The Granville Highway Patrol says it happened around 4:30 Thursday afternoon at the intersection of State Route 586 and State Route 79. Troopers say 59-year-old Jo Taylor-Brace failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection. The driver of the other vehicle is 42-year-old Diana Randles of Dresden. Taylor-Brace was Med-Flighted to Ohio State University Medical Center. Randles drove...
October 30, 2003 - 11:49pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
The President spoke at a fundraiser Thursday in Columbus, and promised that his administration would not stop working on the economy until everyone who wants a job can get one. President Bush said he wants to create the conditions in which small businesses can grow into big businesses. His speech at central aluminum extrusion supplier to the Midwest, was one of two given Thursday to build up his campaign war chest. He also spoke in San Antonio, Texas, adding to an already record-setting fund...
October 30, 2003 - 11:47pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
A Muskingum County man who pointed a loaded gun at an officer is in custody. According to Detective Steve Welker, the incident happened Wednesday night. 52-year-old Michael Wray had called the Sheriff’s Office several times, with complaints of unknown persons on his property. When deputies arrived, Welker says Wray raised a loaded 22-caliber rifle at Deputy Pete Fisher. No one was injured, however Wray is now facing one count of menacing, one count of handling a gun while intoxicated, and...
October 30, 2003 - 11:46pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
Thursday night Park National affiliate Century National Bank hosted its annual Education Lecture Series. Guest Speaker Dr. Carl A. Grant addressed the audience about the achievement gap between African American and European American students. Century National Bank President and CEO Thomas Lyall agrees that the issue is an important one. Dr. Grant says the best place to start change is through awareness, which this lecture achieves.
October 30, 2003 - 10:35pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
Today the 146/60-connector road project committee held a meeting to discuss various options for the North end project. According to Jack Humm who is a member of city council, the meeting was meant to give direction to the Transportation Improvement District, which is now responsible for building the road. Humm says the road should be complete by summer of 2005.
October 30, 2003 - 10:34pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
A well know architect who was originally form Zanesville will be remembered forever thanks to a special marker that was unveiled today. Cass Gilbert was a big influence on development of architecture in the Untied States. He designed several public buildings, including the state capitols of Minnesota, West Virginia and Arkansas. Gilbert’s great works earned him a marker on the corner of fourth and Market, the place he used to call home. Gilbert was born in 1859, his home is now the law firm...
October 30, 2003 - 5:25pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
If you were in downtown Zanesville this morning you may have felt like you walked into the pages of your favorite children’s book. From the Lion King to Batman, kids were parading through town in honor of Family Literacy Day, which is this Saturday. Charney Fitz the coordinator of the Mideast Career and Technology Center says the city of Zanesville has only a 30 percent literacy rate, and the county even lower with only 19 percent of residents being able to read. If you’d like to get...
October 30, 2003 - 5:20pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
The Zanesville area continues to grow and construction projects continue as well. In an attempt to keep up with increasing traffic on the South end of town, the state route 93 U.S. 22 connector project is well underway and quickly making progress. The project is currently in step five of the fifteen-step process. One of the tests that will be performed will be digging a hole in the ground or “boring.” Project manager Jim Brenneman says there’s 3 reasons for this soil testing. Brenneman...
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