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December 9, 2003 - 11:16pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Traffic was backed up in Fultonham for a short time Tuesday morning. That’s according to dispatchers at the state highway patrol, which was on the scene of a two-car accident at the junction of U.S. 22 and S.R. 345 just after 7:00 a.m.

According to accident reports, 29-year-old Douglas Bebout of New Lexington was stopped at a stop sign, waiting to turn left onto SR 345. 22-year-old Robert Hollingshead of Jacksonville was traveling eastbound on 22…he went left of center and struck...
December 9, 2003 - 11:11pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Members of the United Steelworkers if America Local 4836-02 took to the pavement Tuesday to strike against Shield Alloy, a steel foundry and hazardous waste facility in Cambridge.

Striking employees cite wage and compensation reasons for the walk-off.

According to General Manager Hoy Franks negotiations broke down Monday over healthcare, labor costs and work rules.

Striking employee Harvey Hahn says employees have been working under a projected plan since...
December 9, 2003 - 10:56pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
A report due out Wednesday shows that almost half of Ohio third graders failed to reach proficient levels on a new third-grade reading test.

A copy of the report obtained by the Associated Press shows that 46.3 percent of third graders did not pass the test.

The results show that about 60,000 third-graders achieved only limited or basic test scores. Third graders have two more chances this school year to take the test.

The new test was created two years...
December 9, 2003 - 8:24pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
If you haven't gotten a flu shot yet, you may still have a chance. That's only if you're in a targeted, high-risk group.

Rambo Health Center has received another small shipment of 100 flu vaccinations. Those who are eligible for this round of shot include children under the age of 18 and pregnant women past their first trimester.

Rambo will start giving the shots at 8 o'clock on Wednesday morning on a first-come, first-served basis. You're required to have a doctor's...
December 9, 2003 - 8:14pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
8-10 years of hard work are finally paying off at the Zanesville Municipal Airport.

An Instrument Landing System has been in place for nearly two years, but be turned on and actually put to use at the end of December.

The ILS couldn't be turned on until Zanesville's site was printed on the aviation map. Pilots will now be able to perform instrumental landings, rather than simply visual ones. The new system will also allow the airport to be used even when weather is...
December 9, 2003 - 8:00pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Z-bus riders received tokens of appreciation today.

Its all part of this week's annual "Try Transit Week". The events being held are all designed to get passengers involved and new customers on the buses, as well as helping out local charities.

On Wednesday, people can bring canned food or other non-perishable food items as their fare for the day. Thursday will be coupon day, where people can ride for free if they cut the coupon out of the Times Recorder.

December 9, 2003 - 7:42pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Adornetto's Pizzeria was filled with cheer as eighty kids packed the restaurant Tuesday.

The Zanesville Noon Rotary Club sponsored a Christmas party for hearing and speech-impaired children from the Zanesville City Schools.

Thanks to K-Mart, three wishes were granted from the kids' Christmas lists as Santa dropped in for a special visit. The children weren't the only ones brimming with joy. Rotary members clapped and sang along as Santa made his rounds, delivering the...
December 9, 2003 - 2:04pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Forty years and still going strong…

McHugh’s Jeep dealership in Zanesville is proud to have been able to serve the residents of Muskingum County for forty years.

Jim McHugh the original owner of the dealership discusses the importance of keeping the business in the family. He says, “My family’s been in it since 1928. It started in Michigan with my grandfather and my father then I came here and it’s just a business I’ve always loved.”

Jim McHugh has since...
December 9, 2003 - 6:58am
5 years 49 weeks ago
Fire crews are on the scene of a duplex fire on Columbus' west side this morning. Columbus Fire Lieutenant, Ryan Brzezinski says three people died in the fire that started just after three a-m in one side of the duplex.

The identities of the victims are not being released. It took firefighters a half-hour to contain the blaze, and crews are still investigating the cause.

A neighbor says he tried to rescue the victims but the flames were too hot to enter the house. He...
December 8, 2003 - 11:37pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Ohio State fans...here's your chance to follow the Buckeyes to the big Fiesta Bowl.

Even though OSU is headed to Phoenix rather than Florida like anticipated, many local fans are ready to follow and cheer on their team. Thanks to Diosi Travel in Zanesville, your trip can be a pain-free getaway!

The packages, which are based on doubles and run $1,495 per person, include roundtrip, chartered airfare from Columbus, your hotel stay at the Marriott, transfers between the...
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