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October 28, 2003 - 2:59pm
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Muskingum County residents now have a new payment option to pay child support. The Muskingum County Child Support Division now accepts credit and debit cards. The agency will take Visa and Mastercard to pay for child support when paying in person in Zanesville. Officials said they see this as a customer service option. Vince Durant, child support deputy director, said they also accept cash payments. He said Muskingum is one of a few counties in Ohio taking credit and debit cards to pay...
October 28, 2003 - 2:54pm
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Thousands of yule time seals were mailed this morning from the McIntire Post Office in Zanesville. The campaign sends area residents holiday-seasoned stickers to put on envelops. Organizers said the stickers show support for the services at Rambo Health Center and the efforts at Muskingum Respiratory Care Association. Bill Phillips, the seal drive chairman, said the campaign raised over $50,000 last year and they have set a goal of $55,000 for this year. He said all of the money goes...
October 27, 2003 - 11:26pm
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He’s been in jail since March, on a felony count of drug possession. Now Kevin Sands’ lawyers are working to have evidence in his case suppressed. The 31-year-old Zanesville man was arrested on March 11th on Maysville Pike, following a two-year investigation by the Sheriff’s Office. Sands has plead not guilty, and has been arraigned...but instead of his conviction hearing, he was in court Monday for a suppression hearing. According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, Sands...
October 27, 2003 - 11:25pm
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In other court news, local gas station robber Steven Sims appearing in court Monday. According to Workman, the 45-year-old Zanesville man robber several local gas stations including a Dairy Mart, a Star-Fire, and a Speedway station. Sims plead guilty to five counts of robbery and five counts of theft under $500 on September 29th. He was sentenced to a total of four years in prison, and he must pay restitution of $594.
October 27, 2003 - 11:24pm
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President Bush has been the brunt of much criticism because of the Iraqi War. And now the President will be one of three top republicans making separate visits to Columbus this week, showcasing Ohio’s importance in the upcoming presidential campaign. Bush will make his 13th stop in Ohio since taking office...FBI Director Robert Mueller and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist will also talk to groups in the Buckeye State this week.
October 27, 2003 - 10:25pm
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A special commemoration will be held in honor of Cass Gilbert, a man who was born in Zanesville and became an architectural legend. Gilbert had an enormous influence on the development of architecture in the United States…Such works included the Woolworth building, the George Washington Bridge, and several state capital buildings. Gilbert’s accomplishments will be forever remembered in Zanesville. He was born at the corner of Fourth and Market, now home of the law firm Kincaid, Taylor and Geyer...
October 27, 2003 - 10:15pm
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At Monday night’s city council meeting, council discussed hydrant flushing on Wayne Avenue. The past week and a half the city has been conducting water flushing almost every day due to extreme sediment buildup. Although there was some improvement more flushing needs to be conducted. This Wednesday October 29th, and Thursday October 30th, residents on Wayne Avenue will experience low water pressure and are asked to reframe from doing laundry as the city conducts another flushing.
October 27, 2003 - 5:09pm
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Tired of those changing leaves all over your yard? Starting next week, the city of Zanesville will help you take care of them. Beginning next Monday, November third, the city street division will begin collecting leaves. In order to get your leaves picked up, property owners are asked to rake their leaves to the curb or edge of the street. If you’d like to bag the leaves, just take the bags to the curb on your normal trash day. The service is free and will run until December 12th or...
October 27, 2003 - 4:59pm
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This week in Zanesville City schools, some students are taking the ninth grade proficiency test, but none of them are ninth graders. The traditional ninth grade test is a must for graduation, and if a student does not pass during the ninth grade year, they may retake it as a tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grader. This week, those students are getting another chance. Zanesville city school officials said the results aren’t directly linked to school funding. Don Green, director of student...
October 27, 2003 - 4:58pm
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A bomb explodes this morning at the International Red Cross Office in Baghdad. The blast killed 12, including two Red Cross employees and injured several others. The office has been in Baghdad since 1980 and these attacks are violations of the international humanitarian law. Dan Hartman, Muskingum Valley Red Cross executive director said this is absolutely devastating. International Red Cross officials will be assessing their working conditions in Baghdad over the next few days. Hartman...
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