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November 11, 2003 - 10:05pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Democratic Presidential Candidate Dennis Kucinich says his campaign is about to take off. That’s despite recent polls in Iowa and New Hampshire that show the Ohio Congressman near the back of the pack. Kucinich says the continued U.S. occupation of Iraq and talk of a draft is changing the race. He opposes both. Kucinich says these factors could make him the surprise of the 2004 election.
November 11, 2003 - 10:04pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Veterans Day celebrations in Cambridge Tuesday brought out Guernsey County residents in the gloomy weather. Despite the dreary day, American pride overshadowed the rain. Joe Morton of the V.F.W. Post 2901 in Cambridge says as long as the country is behind its troops and veterans, we have a strong country.
November 11, 2003 - 4:11pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Boyer Insurance in downtown Zanesville participates in Nationwide’s Safety Awareness Day. Throughout the morning and afternoon, the agency had Safelite etching VIN numbers on car windows and providing free windshield checking. Scott Boyer said by getting a car’s VIN number on the windows, it could prevent it from being stolen. Muskingum County Fire Association also had a children’s safety trailer. Firefighters were on hand to teach kids about good and bad fires, as well as how to escape a...
November 11, 2003 - 4:08pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
A Muskingum County common pleas judge announces his plans to run for a second term. Howard Zwelling has been circulating petitions around the community, of which he needs 50 signatures to successfully file with the Muskingum County Board of Elections. Zwelling is five years into his first term as a common pleas judge, and would like to serve one more. Zwelling is one of the pioneers for a breakthrough mediation process that has spread countrywide. He has been on the Supreme Court Committee...
November 11, 2003 - 4:05pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
An Ohio Supreme Court Justice makes his way to Zanesville this afternoon. Justice Terrence O’Donnell spoke to the Rotary Club regarding America’s freedoms on Veterans Day. More specifically, he wanted to talk about democracy and how much we should cherish it. As far as the Supreme Court, he said they have many important issues on the docket like the death penalty and workers compensation. He also commented on the importance of getting along with the other justices. He said right now, they...
November 11, 2003 - 3:38pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
The Penn Traffic Company says it’s asking a U-S bankruptcy judge to approve a plan to sell eleven Big Bear stores to Cincinnati-based Kroger Company for 20 million dollars. Syracuse, New York-Based Penn Traffic already has closed one store and says it plans to close 41 more by the end of the year. Penn Traffic says a December third auction is scheduled to sell real estate, store leases and warehouse facilities. The company filed for chapter-eleven bankruptcy protection in May. It has until...
November 11, 2003 - 2:38pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
The Veteran’s Day activities continued today at the Maple Avenue Walmart in Zanesville. Many local residents were in attendance showing their support for the veterans who served our country. Julie Noe’s son who recently served in the war in Afghanistan is unlike most veterans, because of his young age. Today’s event included a fly-over with F-16’s, guest speakers and a ceremony with some local veterans.
November 11, 2003 - 2:32pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
While most students had the day off from school today a local middle school showed their appreciation for our veterans. West Muskingum middle school held their annual Veteran’s Day event in honor of those who have served our country. Local veterans from the V.F.W. Post in Zanesville were also in attendance and honored by their relatives. The program included band and choir performances, reflections by students as well as a guest speaker.
November 11, 2003 - 12:38am
5 years 49 weeks ago
An update now on the 146-60 Connector Road project. The Connector Road Committee met one week ago to discuss options in building the road. Monday night at the city council meeting, the decisions were presented. According to Sixth Ward Councilman Jack Humm, the plan is to grade for four lanes but not pave all four until it’s determined how much traffic the road will carry. Humm said the road would likely only be about one and half miles long.
November 11, 2003 - 12:37am
5 years 49 weeks ago
Eight more guilty pleas Monday in an Amish Country prank that led to a fatal shooting. Eight teenagers appeared in Holmes County Juvenile Court and admitted hiding in a cornfield on Labor Day and throwing tomatoes at passing traffic. Each must spend one weekend in juvenile detention. Three men, ages 20, 21 and 22 pleaded guilty Friday in adult court in Millersburg to similar charges. One of their friends was shot and killed when an angry motorist whose car had been pelted returned and fired...
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