It’s looking more and more like Big Bear’s days are numbered as a local grocery option.
A company spokesman says the regional grocery chain will begin going out of business sales starting this weekend at its stores in Ohio and West Virginia that were not included in a recent auction. That process will likely last four to eight weeks.
Big Bear Managers in the two states got an e-mail this week from Penn Traffic Company, the chains corporate parent based in New York....
Downtown Zanesville has a new business to add to the 4th Street block. Sweet Meadows is an all-natural organic store that sells locally grown products.
Katie Brown the owner of the shop says the downtown area is a great location and that’s why she opened here. She says, “It’s very easy to get to this location and we’re kind of away from Maple Avenue, so for people coming from Newark and Granville and Cambridge it’s very easy to get to, plus it’s a really neat spot.”
Members of the library association attended a meeting today with the County Commissioners asking for some help. They are in desperate need of a new insurance program because their current plan doesn’t offer the best benefits for their small company.
County Commissioner Dorothy Montgomery says the library is employing about 65 people and that in the insurance world that is considered a very small group. They like everyone else is experiencing enormous increases in their insurance...
Trooper Jeff Jirles with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says that the Newcomerstown man allegedly responsible for the deaths of two men has been charged.
Jirles says that on September 30th, Dustin Bradford rear-ended a 1997 Camero. As a result of that collision, 26-year-old Cory Ihingher and 48-year-old Lloyd Ihingher both of Roseville were ejected from their vehicle. They were both pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on Avondale Road.
The flu virus is becoming a national problem, and its hitting close to home. Hundreds of local students are out sick. Zanesville City Schools alone reported eleven percent of its students are out with the virus.
Other schools in the area report high numbers of absentees including Maysville schools with 350 out. Tri-Valley schools have 302 students out sick, and East Muskingum 318 students absent from sickness.
Medical director of the Zanesville Health Department, Vicki...