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September 3, 2003 - 11:32am
5 years 37 weeks ago
Thanks to donations from the public, the Zanesville Fire Department has been able to raise thousands for “Jerry’s Kids.” The Muscular Dystrophy Association receives millions of dollars each year from firefighters who raise money through their “fill the boot campaign.” This year, Zanesville crews were able to raise a substantial amount of cash. They raise 15,434 dollars through the boot campaign and another 3,000 through their annual golf outing. Firefighters in the United States and Canada...
September 3, 2003 - 11:28am
5 years 37 weeks ago
Maple Avenue might be a little congested for the next couple of weeks. The city of Zanesville is working on making better driving conditions for those who drive on Maple Avenue. City crews are repairing 35 manhole covers on the avenue and once complete the road will be leveled. To alleviate the headaches of traffic jams, the city will work on the street during designated hours. Mayor Jack Fenton says the project should be complete in two to three weeks.
September 3, 2003 - 9:55am
5 years 37 weeks ago
The soggy summer is slowing a project meant to speed traffic and development through southeast Ohio. The Ohio Department of Transportation says the first part of the U-S 33 bypass around Lancaster won’t open in November as expected because of rain. O-Dot spokeswoman Cindy Brown says the northern part of the bypass from Carroll to U-S 22 likely will open by next summer. But Brown says if there’s good weather next year, the overall project still might makes its 2005 completion date. The 141...
September 3, 2003 - 7:45am
5 years 37 weeks ago
The deaths of at least seven people since 1998 in the Hydraulic undertow of low dams has gotten the attention of several state lawmakers. Ohio has hundreds of low dams that slow water flow dams that slow water flow and create pools behind them. Stat representative Jon Husted says the dams are very dangerous. The republican from Kettering plans to contact the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Miami Conservancy District about the hazard of the dams. Dams of this type were originally...
September 2, 2003 - 9:36pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
An inmate at the Muskingum County Jail who was accused of trafficking drugs from behind bars pleaded guilty to the charge in court Tuesday. 31-year-old Forrest Johnson faces up to a year in prison for trafficking marijuana in the jail. The charge is a felony of the fifth degree. Johnson was reportedly passing the drugs through the prison’s kitchen system. Authorities found out about the sales back in February.
September 2, 2003 - 9:32pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
A former employee with the Masonic Temple in Zanesville pleaded guilty Tuesday to 37 counts of forgery. 31-year-old Charles Lewis also pleaded guilty to one count of theft and one count of theft by deception. Lewis was the building manager for the Masonic Temple. Between 2001 and 2002, he reportedly forged and cashed checks from the temple account. According to the Muskingum County Prosecutor’s office, he also deceived the Masonic Temple into paying him $8,900 by claiming he personally paid...
September 2, 2003 - 9:24pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
A Zanesville man convicted of involuntary manslaughter is free on bond. According to the Muskingum County Prosecutor’s office, Judge Butch Zwelling set a $75,000 bond with a 10% provision for Eric Patterson Tuesday. In 1997, Patterson was tried and convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of his 3-year-old daughter Lacey. This year, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the court’s instructions to the jury at the time of the trial were insufficient. As a result, the...
September 2, 2003 - 2:10pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Many parents have no doubt spent a small fortune getting their children ready to go back to school. As the kids get bigger, they may need new winter jackets, and the Salvation Army wants to help. Beginning September 8th, they kick off their annual Coats for Kids program, collecting coats at area dry cleaners. In past years, the program has distributed warm jackets to over 600 youngsters. The program aims to benefit children 18 and younger from Muskingum, Morgan, and Perry counties. Coats...
September 2, 2003 - 2:10pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Before today, you had to drive to Columbus or farther if you wanted acupuncture therapy. Now a doctor has made it available in Zanesville. Dr. Charles Feicht took a 300-hour training program before being certified to perform it. Although not covered by most insurance carriers, anyone can receive treatment at the Physician’s Pavilion at the Genesis-Bethesda hospital. It helps relieve many ailments from arthritis to neck pain. The first patient today was trying it for weight loss. The...
September 2, 2003 - 1:21pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s office has issued details on this week’s most wanted suspect. He is Troy Kepler of Spruce Street in Zanesville. He is charged with failure to register as a sexual offender. He is described as five-feet 11-inches tall and 155 pounds. He has red hair and hazel eyes. If you know of the whereabouts of Kepler call the Muskingum County Sheriff’s office at 740 452-3637.
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