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November 11, 2003 - 2:32pm
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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
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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
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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...
November 11, 2003 - 12:36am
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A state program to fight Lake Erie erosion would be restored under an alternative piece of legislation to be introduced later this week. The program was targeted for elimination under the legislation proposed earlier this year. Environmentalists continue to oppose the legislation, a Lakeshore Property Rights Bill, saying it could erode public access to Lake Erie. The legislation would limit the state’s control of shoreline properties.
November 10, 2003 - 5:41pm
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With Muskingum County Commissioner Ed Kenily not running for re-election, a Zanesville businessman files petitions to take his seat. Dean Cole, who co-owns Tom’s Print Shop and the Bridal Suite in Zanesville, as well as Social Supper in Dresden became the first official candidate for county commissioner. He began taking the petitions in September and filed last Thursday. Cole, or any candidate, needed only 50 signatures, but he received over one hundred. This gave him confidence to run for...
November 10, 2003 - 5:37pm
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Hospital food. It immediately brings out a stereotype of bland taste. But Good Samaritan and Bethesda hospitals in Zanesville are out to change that. They introduced a made to order menu system in June, and results are off the chart. The new system allows patients to order off a much larger menu when they’re hungry. The old system just brought all the meals at a specific time. The process starts with the patient placing an order. It’s so sophisticated it even guards against people on...
November 10, 2003 - 5:23pm
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A meeting of the Ohio Board of Regents reviews how New Bakery in Zanesville used its grant money. New Bakery received a grant, which is worth up to $40,000. The Ohio Board of Regents is paying half of the training costs for the company’s workers. New Bakery is using the money in three areas: on the job training, safety training, and computer training. Robert Johnson of the Ohio Board of Regents said New Bakery represents everything they were looking for with this grant. The training...
November 10, 2003 - 2:57pm
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Trade officials say the World Trade Organization has reaffirmed its position that U-S tariffs on steel imposed last year are illegal. Officials say an appeals panel has upheld major findings in a July ruling. It was issued after a complaint from the European Union and seven other countries. The ruling is expected to be made public later today. The E-U has threatened to impose sanctions on U-S imports if it fails to end the duties within weeks. Ohio Congressman Bob Ney is calling the...
November 10, 2003 - 1:49pm
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It’s never too early to start thinking about the cold and snowy days of winter. And that’s exactly what the Ohio Department of Transportation is doing in Muskingum County. O-Dot’s Phil Newman emphasizes the importance of being prepared for what may come our way. O-Dot has been getting loads of salt in all week and estimates that by the end of this week they should have over six thousand tons. Newman reminds everyone to drive carefully, use common sense and judgment and avoid driving near...
November 10, 2003 - 1:46pm
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Veteran’s Day activities began today at the Wilson School in Zanesville. Four veterans from the local V-F-W post visited the school to partake in the festivities. In an assembly for the entire school, fourth, fifth and sixth grade students each focused on a different part of history to explain how the veterans helped serve our country during various time periods. Ohio history, U.S. history and world history were all featured in the timelines made by the students.
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