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December 10, 2003 - 3:56pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
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December 10, 2003 - 2:23pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Despite the rain today, tons of local supporters went to say goodbye to members of the local battalion of the Army Reserve.

It was a tough day for the soldiers from the 660th Transportation unit here in Zanesville. Many of which won’t see their families for quite some time.

Lt. Colonel James Smith says the unit is moving from its headquarters here in Zanesville to a mobilization station in Adderbury Indiana. The unit was mobilized to support Operation Iraqi Freedom...
December 10, 2003 - 12:59pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
They’ve done it again! John Glenn High School has set a new national record, bringing in over 46,000 canned foods for the Salvation Army.

Rick Sherman a teacher at John Glenn says it was a group effort put forth by the entire school. He says, “We were a little bit short on the number of cans to set a new record and the entire student body pulled together and made donations to gather up last minute items.”

The seniors alone brought in over 31,000 cans, which was a new...
December 10, 2003 - 6:38am
6 years 3 weeks ago
American Electric Power customers in Newark are waking up without electricity this morning.

The power circuit station located in Newark experienced some technical problems Tuesday night around 10 pm. A wire failed on one of the six circuits, therefore knocking power out for a little over a thousand customers primarily on the east side of town.

Because of the wire failure, AEP workers had to knock the other five lines connected to the circuit off, so they could repair the...
December 9, 2003 - 11:16pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Traffic was backed up in Fultonham for a short time Tuesday morning. That’s according to dispatchers at the state highway patrol, which was on the scene of a two-car accident at the junction of U.S. 22 and S.R. 345 just after 7:00 a.m.

According to accident reports, 29-year-old Douglas Bebout of New Lexington was stopped at a stop sign, waiting to turn left onto SR 345. 22-year-old Robert Hollingshead of Jacksonville was traveling eastbound on 22…he went left of center and struck...
December 9, 2003 - 11:11pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Members of the United Steelworkers if America Local 4836-02 took to the pavement Tuesday to strike against Shield Alloy, a steel foundry and hazardous waste facility in Cambridge.

Striking employees cite wage and compensation reasons for the walk-off.

According to General Manager Hoy Franks negotiations broke down Monday over healthcare, labor costs and work rules.

Striking employee Harvey Hahn says employees have been working under a projected plan since...
December 9, 2003 - 10:56pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A report due out Wednesday shows that almost half of Ohio third graders failed to reach proficient levels on a new third-grade reading test.

A copy of the report obtained by the Associated Press shows that 46.3 percent of third graders did not pass the test.

The results show that about 60,000 third-graders achieved only limited or basic test scores. Third graders have two more chances this school year to take the test.

The new test was created two years...
December 9, 2003 - 8:24pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
If you haven't gotten a flu shot yet, you may still have a chance. That's only if you're in a targeted, high-risk group.

Rambo Health Center has received another small shipment of 100 flu vaccinations. Those who are eligible for this round of shot include children under the age of 18 and pregnant women past their first trimester.

Rambo will start giving the shots at 8 o'clock on Wednesday morning on a first-come, first-served basis. You're required to have a doctor's...
December 9, 2003 - 8:14pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
8-10 years of hard work are finally paying off at the Zanesville Municipal Airport.

An Instrument Landing System has been in place for nearly two years, but be turned on and actually put to use at the end of December.

The ILS couldn't be turned on until Zanesville's site was printed on the aviation map. Pilots will now be able to perform instrumental landings, rather than simply visual ones. The new system will also allow the airport to be used even when weather is...
December 9, 2003 - 8:00pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Z-bus riders received tokens of appreciation today.

Its all part of this week's annual "Try Transit Week". The events being held are all designed to get passengers involved and new customers on the buses, as well as helping out local charities.

On Wednesday, people can bring canned food or other non-perishable food items as their fare for the day. Thursday will be coupon day, where people can ride for free if they cut the coupon out of the Times Recorder.

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