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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...
February 19, 2004 - 9:09am
6 years 17 weeks ago
Zanesville residents who live in the Country Club Drive area may be experiencing discolored water this morning.

There are confirmed reports by the City Water Department that there is in fact a water main break on Country Club Drive. It was first reported at around 6:15 this morning. However no details are available on a cause.

City Water Superintendant, Bob Pletcher, says crews are currently out working to fix the break and there's no word yet on any advisories or boil...
February 18, 2004 - 11:29pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Clean tap water is flowing for a group of mostly black residents in the Zanesville area.

The group won a civil rights ruling eight months ago that said failure to provide the people with water service is discrimination. The $730,000 project is being paid for with county, state and federal funds.

Previously, they had to use water from cisterns or wells. 30 of 34 white families in the area already had water, but 23 of 27 nonwhite families didn’t.

February 18, 2004 - 11:28pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
He was convicted once in the death of his daughter…he appealed the decision…a new trial resulted in a hung jury.

Now Eric Patterson is facing a third trial. Patterson’s attorney Dennis Belli argued that a third trial would not fall within the time frame set by an appeals court, therefore Patterson should be granted an unconditional release.

On Friday, January 13th, U.S. District Court Judge Edmund Sargus denied that motion. HE also ruled that new evidence may be...
February 18, 2004 - 11:27pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
For about a half hour Wednesday evening, traffic on Interstate 70 eastbound was at a dead stop.

According to Trooper Jeff Jirles with the Zanesville Highway Patrol, at 6:45 32-year-old Michael Ponsler of Zanesville and four passengers were traveling east on I-70 when an unknown commercial truck and trailer merged into their lane.

The Honda Accord bounced off the concrete divider, struck a second commercial truck and trailer, hit the divider once again, and finally came...
February 18, 2004 - 8:53pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The Old Maysville middle school will once again house the donated goods for this year’s United Way Operation Feed campaign.

The campaign collects food to donate to local food pantries and the hot meals program. But what has been a troublesome task in the past few years, wasn’t as difficult this year.

Keely Warden, executive director of the United Way says, “ Last year we generated 65 tons of food this year, our goal being 100 tons of food and we need a very large building...
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