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February 20, 2004 - 3:15pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Some local high school students were in court this morning…but it was not a problem…but rather an educational opportunity.

Students participated as lawyers and witnesses in mock trials. These trials are used as a way to teach students about the legal system.

The trial started at 9 a.m. with the prosecution presenting its evidence. The case was about police harassing witnesses to a riot. The Ohio Bar Association wrote the script for this year.

The student...
February 20, 2004 - 3:03pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The Zanesville Fire Department says a suspect arsonist in the Greenwood area has struck again.

A suspicious fire is being investigated today at a duplex.

At around 11 0’clock last night the Zanesville Fire Department received a call about a house on fire.

Fire Chief Dave Lacy says when crews arrived on the scene at 9-76 Greenwood Avenue; one half of the duplex was on fire. Lacy says that this fire may be connected to the previous fires in the area.

February 20, 2004 - 10:07am
6 years 17 weeks ago
Greenwood has taken another hit, as a fire ripped through a duplex overnight causing significant damage to the structure.

At approximately 11 o'clock last night the Zanesville Fire Department received a call about a house on fire. Fire Chief Dave Lacy says when crews arrived on the scene at 976 Greenwood Avenue, one half of a duplex home was on fire. The portion of the house that was ablaze was vacant. However, the other side was occupied.

Crews extinguished the fire and...
February 19, 2004 - 11:04pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The Lancaster State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a one-vehicle fatal crash.

According to media reports, the accident occurred at 2:05 Thursday afternoon on State Route 204. 48-year-old Ty Haynes of Thornville was driving eastbound when he suffered an apparent heart attack causing him to lose control of the vehicle. The car went of the left side of the road and struck a utility pole.

Mr. Haynes was pronounced dead at Fairfield Medical Center.
February 19, 2004 - 11:03pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
One Ohio workers was killed and three others were sickened in Florida Thursday when they were overcame by methane gas from a landfill seepage line.

Officials say 32-year-old Kenny R. Warne, of Cambridge, was pronounced dead at Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee.

The Daily Okeechobee News reported that 30-year-old Billy Seaborn, of Cambridge, 31-year-old Troy Diloreci of Wintersville, and 36-year-old Dana Ganro of Bowling Green, were hospitalized in stable condition....
February 19, 2004 - 6:34pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Get your home looking great this spring and grab some helpful ideas along the way by checking out the Hearth and Home Show this weekend at the Colony Square Mall.

The Event will showcase a variety of indoor and outdoor ideas on improving your home.
Everything from windows to waterfalls and all kinds of home improvements will be represented, all under one roof.

Hearth and Home kicks off tomorrow, Friday, February 20, through Sunday, the 22nd.
February 19, 2004 - 6:26pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Local service professionals were sharing what they call Muskingum County’s best-kept secrets today at the Welcome Center in downtown Zanesville.

Coordinator of the event, Jane Thompson says the residents’ of Muskingum County are lucky to have some of the best health care for the elderly, and have wonderful agencies geared towards the growth of children.

The sharing event is an annual event; learn more about what Muskingum County has to offer at www.muskingumresources.org
February 19, 2004 - 6:21pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
One of the most important parts of a successful business is its’ employees, and that was the topic today at a special seminar.

Guest speakers Jane and Jim Evans talked to management officials on the importance of recruiting, retaining and rewarding employees.

The seminar offered tips and ideas for implementing career programs for your employees and how to attract new ones.

The event was held at the John McIntire Library in downtown Zanesville.
February 19, 2004 - 2:07pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Judge Kelly Cottrill presented his annual report to the County Commissioner’s Office this morning at 10:30. The report included discussion of the new website and where current funds are being allocated including a new program designed to help people with multiple DUI convictions.

The 90-day in-house program is intended to provide alcohol rehabilitation to those with multiple DUI convictions, as well as other skills. The county will pay for half of the $4500 cost. This will ensure...
February 19, 2004 - 2:00pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
A Zanesville police officer is injured in an early morning accident.

It happened around 1 a.m. on the corner of Maple Avenue and Taylor Street in front of the Rite Aid Drugstore in Zanesville.

According to the Zanesville Police Department the officer was injured while assisting another officer in the pursuit of a vehicle that refused to stop. The injured officer is identified as Kelvin Grimmett.

Police Chief Eric Lambes says the accident occurred when the man...
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