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June 1, 2002 - 1:04am
4 years 45 weeks ago
A line of very strong thunderstorms pushed through downtown Zanesville Friday evening between 7:15pm and 7:45pm. Significant damage occurred to Gus Macker tents and other structures. Also damaged was the Zak's building on 3rd Street, where a portion of the roof collapsed, and the rest of the building was ruled unsafe Friday night. It is possible that a funnel cloud or possibly even a very weak tornado caused the damage. A final determination is not yet available.
May 31, 2002 - 6:59pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
A Frazeysburg man could be facing lots of jail time, if convicted on numerous drug charges. This week, a Muskingum County Grand Jury indicted Larry Colebank on one count posession of methamphetamine. The charge carries a possible eight years in prison. Colebank was arrested while out on bail for six other drug charges. They include: aggravated trafficking of methamphetamine, posession of methamphetamine, aggravated posession of liquid morphine and aggravated posession of oxycodone....
May 31, 2002 - 6:53pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
Two would-be shoppers tunred into two thieves at the Colony Square Mall. According to the Zanesville Police Department, a man and woman were shopping at the Elder Beerman jewelry counter Thursday, when the woman distracted the counter clerk, while the man took off with more than $22,000 worth of jewelry. Police are reviewing store video tapes and are continuing to investigate..
May 31, 2002 - 6:48pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
A three-vehicle accident Friday afternoon involving two area school buses sent several students to the hospital. The accident happened around 3 p.m. on Kearns Dr. According to the state highway patrol, the accident happened when a truck, followed by two school buses slowed down. The third school bus did not slow down and hit the school bus in front, which in turn hit the truck. The accident involved students from the West Muskingum School District. About 12 students were taken to area...
May 31, 2002 - 6:09pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
A lawsuit says the Z-Bus company has violated the Sunshine Law. Today, the Professional Transit Management filed the suit against the company. Ohio's Sunshine Law requires public institutions to hold their meetings in public, the meeting in question deals with a contract for new management. Brent Stubbins, the attorney for Z-Bus mentioned that the public is not to expect any disruptions in their bus service while the company sorts out legal matters. The board will meet next week to decide...
May 31, 2002 - 5:21am
4 years 45 weeks ago
Gus Macker is one day away. The summer event in downtown Zanesville starts on Saturday. All this week crews have been working hard getting everything ready for the big basketball tournament. All the basketball hoops have been assembled and all the courts have been marked with tape. Hundreds of participants are expected to pour into the downtown area friday evening to take advantage of early registration. Almost 1000 teams are expected to play the games which take place on Saturday and...
May 31, 2002 - 5:09am
4 years 45 weeks ago
The Muskingum county sheriff's office says it has made a drug bust. Deputies say one person was arrested and a large amount of methamphetamine was seized. Investigators say that Larry Colebank of Frazeysburg is being held in the Muskingum county jail on probation violations and felony drug posession charges. Colebank was arrested at his home on North Canal street. Deputies say they seized drugs and cash. Colebank was out on bond awaiting trial for previous drug charges when he was arrested.
May 31, 2002 - 5:04am
4 years 45 weeks ago
An afternoon accident has claimed the life of a Zanesville man. It happened Thursday afternoon just after four on U-S
40 east of Midland Oil road. According to the Granville Highway Patrol, 45-year-old John Reed was driving east on 40 when he went left of center and hit a car driven by 27-year-old Timothy Ruda of Mount Perry. Ruda, along with his three-year-old son were taken to Good Samaritan hospital with minor injuries. Reed was pronounced dead at the scene. The Patrol says the two...
May 30, 2002 - 6:22pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
Area youth rocked to the band Fat Kid Dodge Ball at the Jackson Community Center today. In recognition of their hard work the youth were honored with an end of the year recognition banquet. The students were honored for their academic and work skills. The students were a part of the Multi-Handicap program in Muskingum County.
May 30, 2002 - 6:18pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
A four month process finally leads to allocation of funds for United Way agencies. The allocation process was recently completed and approved by the Board of Directors of the United Way of Muskingum, Morgan, and Perry counties. Today, the United Way thanked all the volunteers and everyone who had money taken out of their paychecks. The allocation process was completed entirely by community volunteers who then translated the dollars into programs and services for the community.
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