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September 10, 2003 - 4:01pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Little leaguers will have more new baseball fields to look forward to in Coshocton. With three diamonds completed for play this past season; city officials hope to be able to add three more. Among the skate park and soccer fields at the Ostego Avenue recreation center, baseball players were able to take advantage of brand new fields in Coshocton, and finally have a place to call home. A local non-profit group, Kids America, leased a portion of the recreation center and built a state of the...
September 10, 2003 - 2:44pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
A Frazeysburg man is dead after an early morning accident. It happened around 6:30 on state route 188 in Fairfield County. The Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol says that Brian Hittle of Frazeysburg was driving south on 188 and hit a utility pole. Troopers say a passenger in the car, Robert Turner, also of Frazyesburg was killed. The highway patrol did not have the ages of the accident victims. Hittle was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The cause of the...
September 10, 2003 - 2:39pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Water Department today announced that it is canceling its boil advisory. It affected residents on the West Pike and National Road and all of Wildwood and Kopchak Drives. The Maysville Regional Water District also lifted its boil advisory. It was for customers on Potts Lane, Coopermill Road, Old Coopermill Road, ridge Road, Rock Road, Archer Lane, Meadowfarm Church Road, George Road and all connecting Streets. Both advisories were issued earlier this week due to water...
September 10, 2003 - 11:34am
5 years 38 weeks ago
A Columbus service station owner says gasoline sales have improved since he put up a sign saying, “no Iraqi fuel sold here.” Industry experts question its accuracy, saying there’s no way to tell if fuel form the Middle East reaches his gas station because the fuel mingles together in pipelines. A U-S state department spokeswoman disputes the suggestion that buying Iraqi fuel is a bad thing, since the profits no longer go to Saddam Hussein and now will be used to rebuild the country. Jason Gang’...
September 10, 2003 - 11:27am
5 years 38 weeks ago
Congress will resume hearings today into last month’s massive blackout that darkened homes form Ohio to New York. The chairman of the federal energy regulatory commission along with several existing transmission monitoring groups want a system of mandatory reliability rules, the rules would be enforced by the groups. They say such a system would improve reliability because they have a broader perspective on electrical operations. Not everyone thinks this is a great idea. Opponents say the...
September 9, 2003 - 10:38pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
The Zanesville Fire Department is investigating a Tuesday night blaze. The fire started just before 6:30 at 1509 Moxahala Ave. The structure was fully involved when fire crews arrived. It took about 10 minutes for the department to get the blaze under control. According to Fire Chief, Dave Lacy, the department is investigating reports of some teens who were in the area right before the fire started.
September 9, 2003 - 2:05pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
A South Zanesville father continues the search for his twins, hoping to involve the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Joe Cox called the FBI last week, looking to get their assistance in this case. They let him know the Muskingum County Sheriff’s department would have to initiate the process. This afternoon, Lt. Steve Welker made the call, setting the wheels in motion for possible assistance from the FBI. Until then, Cox keeps searching on his own. He put over 1700 miles on his van this...
September 9, 2003 - 2:03pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
A local daycare facility feels a lot cooler, thanks to a grant from the city of Zanesville. The Zanesville Daycare Nursery recently benefited from a $50,000 Community Development Block Grant. They applied for the money over two years ago and now they are reaping the benefits of electrical upgrades and air conditioning. The daycare’s current location was built in 1937 and is all brick, creating a fairly hot atmosphere in the summer. An extra benefit of the air conditioning is the cooking....
September 9, 2003 - 11:47am
5 years 38 weeks ago
Officials say Ohio State University football fans apparently are getting the message that police won’t tolerate drinking at tailgating parties in parking lots prior to home games. Last Saturday, police cited and warned fewer than half as many tailgaters for drinking violations as they had the week before. Tailgating is one activity city and campus police have zeroed in on in efforts to stem the fire setting, trashing of cars and other vandalism that has followed games the past several years....
September 9, 2003 - 11:41am
5 years 38 weeks ago
Ohio house speaker Larry Householder is featured in a taxpayer-funded public service spot running on radio and cable television in various parts of the state-soliciting volunteers for food banks. Critics suggest Householder, of Glenford in Perry County, is seeking name recognition for a run for statewide office in three years. But Householder says he has long been interested in helping food banks. Lisa Hamler-Podolski of the Ohio Association of Second Harvest food banks agreed that Householder...
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