The deadly accident earlier this week at a California Farmers’ Market has brought mature drivers into the spotlight once again. The accident Wednesday claimed ten lives. Witnesses say the 86-year-old man driving lost control. Some critics say people over a certain age should not be behind the wheel, however law enforcement agencies claim sometimes the oldest drivers are the safest drivers. Keeping in mind that every person is unique, family and friends can watch the vision, flexibility and...
The fatal motorcycle accident on Maple Avenue Wednesday night in front of the Hollywood Video store has the Zanesville Police Department asking for the public’s help. 53-year-old Fred Helser of Zanesville died in the accident, and officers need more information. Any eyewitnesses, or anyone with information is asked to please call Detective Ric Roush, at 455-0700.
If you’re in the mood for music, food, fireworks, or just a lot of fun...the second annual Jam at the Landing is the place to be. It all kicks off Saturday to noon at Zane’s Landing Park with a variety of activities that will go well into the night. Admission to the park is free to the public and all profits will go benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information, call 454-2589.
Aviation fanatics have another chance to soar. Parr Airport is hosting a pancake fly-in for pilots and residents alike. Anyone is welcome Saturday, July 19th from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to enjoy breakfast, lunch, or even an airplane ride for only $15.00. Pilots from as far as Michigan and West Virginia have flown in for past events.
The Ohio Department of Health says a 43-year-old Northwest Ohio man has the state’s first confirmed case of West Nile Virus this year. Health Department Spokesman Kristopher Weiss says the Fulton County man is fully recovered. State Health Director J. Nick Baird says the diagnosis is unfortunate but not unexpected. The state reported 31 deaths last year related to West Nile. Infected mosquitoes spread the disease, although there have been a few cases of the virus being spread through blood...
Many seniors will soon be referring to downtown Zanesville as “home sweet home.” The Historic Senior Apartment Complex located at the corner of 3rd and Market is set to hold its grand opening early next week. The complex offers 20 affordable apartments to citizens aged 55 and older. The project is a 3.1 million dollar venture. The Grand Opening will be held Monday, July 21st from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Everyone is invited.
S-B-C Ohio is hoping to get the o-k from the Federal Communication Commission granting the company’s request to enter the long-distance arena. The company has formally applied for permission. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio last month said it supports S-B-C’s attempt to enter the long-distance market. The agency says it will lead to more competition and lower prices for customers. S-B-C Ohio has more than four million lines in 61 Ohio counties.
An area Volunteer is convicted of around 90 sex related charges. It happened Thursday in Licking County Common Pleas Court. Scott Wagner of Mckean, Ohio, a former Big Brother/Big Sister volunteer, was found guilty on 89 sex related counts. Wagner was found guilty of rape and other charges involving pornographic pictures of children. Investigators say Wagner molested 11 young boys in a seven-year period. One victim was a 9-year-old he was mentoring in the Licking County Big Brothers program...
A state appeals court has dismissed the guilty plea of a man imprisoned for writing fictitious stories of child torture and molestation. The Tenth Ohio District Court of Appeals in Columbus ruled 3-0 Thursday to send the case of Brian Dalton back to the trial court. Lawyers specializing in the first amendment believe Dalton was the first person in the United Sates successfully prosecuted for child pornography that involve writings, not images.
Ohio-grown produce and a bit of friendly competition combined for some laughs but good food at Reisbeck’s Pick-N-Save in South Zanesville. A corn-eating contest kicked off the Ohio Pride “Get Fresh in Ohio” promotion...featuring Ohio-grown, raised, and processed fruits and veggies. Domestic Marketing Specialist Christy Eckstein says the program is important because it promotes fresh, local food.