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September 17, 2003 - 3:03pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Thinking of starting your own business? The Zanesville-Muskingum county Chamber of Commerce wants to help. The Chamber is sponsoring its third forum on entrepreneurship this year. The next one will take place at the Zanesville Holiday Inn on Wednesday October 8th at 7:30 a.m. The cost is $5, but Chamber of Commerce President Tom Poorman said it is a great educational opportunity. Local entrepreneurs Kevin and Paula Coveney will be speaking about their experience. They franchised three...
September 17, 2003 - 2:59pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Construction begins on a Vietnam Veterans park in South Zanesville. The Vietnam Veterans of America, from the Walt Davis chapter have been scraping money together for the past ten years. Finally, their dream of a memorial park is underway. They have gathered over $14,000 dollars to build a park. A main attraction will be a Cobra Huey helicopter. Also, the center will feature an eternal flame surrounded by memorials honoring members of all branches of the military. Officials said the park...
September 17, 2003 - 2:59pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The local Kiwanis club kicks off their annual peanut campaign. Mayor Jack Fenton proclaimed this week peanut week here in Zanesville. This weekend, members of the Kiwanis club will be at various locations across town selling peanuts. Bud Hardesty, the incoming Kiwanis president said last year they came in first in fundraising for the peanut campaign in Ohio raising over $20,000. The money funds major projects like help with the local Key clubs as well as the Carr Center’s writing program
September 17, 2003 - 5:32am
5 years 47 weeks ago
The Coshocton County sheriff’s office is investigating a motorcycle accident. It happened Tuesday night around 9:30 on Coshocton County Road 171 in White Eyes Township. Deputies say that 49-year-old Eugene Timmons of Fresno was traveling west on 171, lost control of his cycle, went off the left side of the road and struck a sandstone foundation stone. Timmons was taken to Coshocton Memorial Hospital and later life-flighted to Akron General Hospital for treatment of a head injury. Deputies...
September 17, 2003 - 5:23am
5 years 47 weeks ago
The multi-state Mega Millions lottery jackpot grows to 87-million dollars for Friday’s game after no tickets in last night’s drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega ball. Nine tickets, including one sold in Ohio, showed all five lotto numbers but not the Mega ball and pay 175-thousand dollars each.
September 17, 2003 - 5:19am
5 years 47 weeks ago
Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell has asked Attorney General Jim Petro to approve petitions he will circulate to put a repeal of the penny-per-dollar sales tax increase on the November 2004 ballot. The change would revert the state sales tax from six percent to five percent. If approved, Blackwell will try to collect 96-thousand signatures of registered voters on the petitions to place it on the ballot. Blackwell, a republican, says he intends to ask the legislature to rescind the...
September 17, 2003 - 5:14am
5 years 47 weeks ago
The directors of Dayton’s Elder-Beerman stores said today they have agreed to sell the company to Bon-Ton stores for 92-million dollars. The announcement appears to mark an end to a bidding war for the retailer between the Pennsylvania-based Bon-Ton and Wright Holdings, a subsidiary of Minnesota-based Goldner Hawn. Yesterday, Bon-Ton increased its bid for Elder-Beerman to eight dollars a share. That trumped a bid from right Holdings, which had previously offered seven-dollars-and-80 cents,...
September 17, 2003 - 5:08am
5 years 47 weeks ago
The Licking County sheriff’s office says a college student accused of rape used a bed sheet to hang himself in his jail cell. Sheriff’s Colonel Randy Thorp says deputies found 19-year-old Christopher M. Dawson in his cell Tuesday morning. Thorp says Dawson left a note for relatives. Reynoldsburg police sergeant Larry Finkes says the University of Toledo student had been arrested last week at the school on a Licking County warrant for rape. Finkes says Dawson had been accused of breaking...
September 16, 2003 - 11:38pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Four adults were apprehended early Tuesday morning after allegedly breaking into cars. The locations of the crimes have not been released. An eyewitness from a nearby business reportedly saw the suspects in action. According to detectives with the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department, one of the suspects brought out a gun in front of the witness. All four suspects fled the scene, but were eventually caught. That’s all the information that’s being released at this time.
September 16, 2003 - 5:39pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Staff members with the Muskingum County Home plan to plead with county commissioners over the firing of the home’s nursing director. Superintendent Rebecca Cooper dismissed Sharon Mozena from her position last Thursday, according to County Home employees for not providing accurate shift coverage and insubordination. Many came to talk to WHIZ today because this has created an uproar at the home. Shirley Schaum, the evening charge nurse, said residents and staff are upset over the firing. The...
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