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March 27, 2004 - 12:40pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
It was a lazy day of shopping for people in Dresden today.

Despite the rain shoppers were out in slippers and PJ’s looking for early morning markdown in almost every store.

Store co-owner, Barbara Stewart says, “everybody’s having a great time dressing their PJ’s and we could really get used to this.”

Along with the deep discounts there were door prize giveaways and a best dressed contest won by a woman from Virginia.

Over 250 shoppers were out today.
March 26, 2004 - 10:38pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
A Zanesville man was arrested Thursday night through a joint investigation with the Internal Revenue Service and the Zanesville Police Department Narcotics Unit.

64-year-old Joseph Kennedy was arrested at 543 Thurman Street. According to IRS Public Information Officer Paul Brown, Kennedy was originally indicted on February 17th to six separate counts of mail fraud, one count conspiracy to commit mail fraud and one count conspiracy to commit mail fraud and to impede and impair the...
March 26, 2004 - 6:03pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
We’ve all heard it before- never donate money over the phone because of fraudulent solicitors. That may be the problem some of the time, but not in this case.

The Zanesville Friends of Police are asking for donations for their organization over the phone and some people don’t believe the organization exists.

Pat Corder resident of the F.O.P. Lodge Number 5 says, “people thinking that this telephone solicitation of the F.O.P. is a scam it’s not. We are soliciting funds for...
March 26, 2004 - 6:01pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
A new 10 million dollar highway bill is on its way to the senate after being approved by the house transportation committee.

Congressman Bob Ney supports the six-year highway bill. The bill will fund the relocation of St. Rt. 93 and US 22 from it’s current intersection just south of Zanesville to interstate 70/US 40 west of Zanesville.

Don’t expect to drive on this road anytime soon. As of right now construction is set to begin in 2007.

Congressman Ney also...
March 26, 2004 - 6:01pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
If you’ve been to the mall recently you’ve probably noticed it’s gotten a healthy makeover.

That’s because the annual heath fair at The Colony Square Mall is helping people find out about different ways to stay healthy one shopper at a time.

There are over 20 booths with information packets and even some free food samples.

The health fair runs all weekend.
March 26, 2004 - 3:02pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
It’s that time of year again; the Zanesville Fire Department will be flushing the city fire hydrants starting on Monday. And there are few precautions the Fire Department wants you to take.

Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy says that because of last year’s reconstruction on the South end and the rebuilding of the Water Treatment Plant, they were unable to do any kind of flushing.

The Chief also says that the pipes need to be cleaned out because over the year debris and...
March 26, 2004 - 2:50pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The cost of gasoline seems to go up and up and there’s no end in sight. It’s a financial burden most people are being forced to deal with.

Gas prices are at a record high this year and not too many motorists are happy with this especially with the high unemployment rate in Ohio.

According to AAA, the current gas prices for regular unleaded in our area is just under $1.80, while statewide it’s about a $1.75.

Motorist aren’t the only ones affected, government...
March 26, 2004 - 2:24pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Athens city police plan to start cracking down on Ohio University parties starting tomorrow.

Athens Police Chief Rick Mayer says officers will start enforcing a new “nuisance party” ordinance Saturday.

City Council passed the law, which is aimed at keeping traditional community block parties under control.

If at least four individuals at a party are breaking the law, police can shut down the party.
March 26, 2004 - 12:40pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
A local principal was arraigned in Zanesville Municipal Court today.

The attorney for Michael Sens, Scott Eickelberger, entered a written plea of not guilty to the five charges against his client.

Sens faces five counts of disseminating harmful matter to juveniles.

Sens showed some students pornographic pictures during an investigation into their origin.

A pre-trial hearing is set for April 16th. One other note, Municipal Court Judge Bill...
March 26, 2004 - 6:34am
6 years 17 weeks ago
An accident that happened earlier this week in Coshocton County has claimed a life.

The West Lafayette Police Department and the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office say it happened Wednesday night.

Police say that Doran Miller was struck by a car on the 300 block of West Main Street.

According to Sheriff’s Dispatchers, Miller was pronounced dead at Coshocton Memorial Hospital. The accident remains under investigation.
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