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January 22, 2002 - 2:31pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
The numbers are in and two year tech schools in our area are faring very well. Enrollment has been increasing since the fall and is growing now for the winter quarter at Muskingum area Technical College, locally this establishes a trend which could impact the community in a positve way. There are a few new programs to attribute to the increasing numbers of students who are choosing to attend MATC, and because of these programs the college is also retaining students as well as recruiting them.
January 22, 2002 - 2:17pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
Fire officials from the Zanesville Fire Department are investigating a fire this morning that gutted the interior of a local man's home. It happened around 9:30 this morning when black smoke began seeping out of the windows of the house prompting a neighbor to call fire crews to 130 Brighton Blvd. The owner was not home at the time of the fire.
January 22, 2002 - 2:14pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
Former Fairfield County Sheriff Gary Demastry was sentanced in Fairfield County Common Pleas Court friday to 6-years in prison for using over 10-thousand dollars of the taxpayers money for his own use, and then asking subordinates to cover his tracks. His wife Penny Demastry a former book keeper for the Sheriff's Department was also sentanced 2 1/2 years in prison for helping her husband.
January 22, 2002 - 2:10pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
The effort to keep our streets free of drugs and weapons continues. The Muskingum County Sheriff's office says that 2-search warrants this past week in the Frazeysburg area have resulted in the seizure of several drugs and weapons. The search took place Wednesday morning at 42B North Canal Street and 331/2 North Canal. Methamphetamine, liquid morphine and other drugs were found at the scene. Also seized were 2-handguns, a sawed off shotgun, assult rifle and several long guns. The Sheriff's...
January 21, 2002 - 4:11pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
It was messy and slick this morning as those travelers on the back roads and highways braved the horrible conditions. Tow trucks were working as soon as daylight broke to pull cars out of culverts and gully’s, many had more than one customer to attend to. Since many companies work for Triple A and other services, towing companies are the first ones called to come out and pull the vehicles out. On Route 60 North between New Ripley Road and Kenlo Woods was the location of a couple of cars that...
January 21, 2002 - 3:14pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
The unexpected bad weather caught everyone off guard this morning. Since it is a national holiday, many people working for the state and the city were off the job for the day however for those at ODOT, business was as usual like any other snow day. Crews were out this morning by 4:30 with salt and plows, and eighteen trucks were on duty to clear roadways. Because of the surprise snowstorm the county received, it was difficult to have the roads clear for the early bird travelers. ODOT had things...
January 21, 2002 - 3:12pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
Not only did the salt crews at ODOT have a heavy-duty job this morning but so did local law enforcement officials. Numerous calls came in from motorists needing help getting vehicles out of ditches and off the side of the roads. Thankfully the accident toll was down despite the circumstances traveling wise. The State Patrol handled only two car accidents involving damage that were called in, and the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office took care of six. Local law enforcement officers are advising...
January 19, 2002 - 3:09pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
There is a window company who is interested in making the former Malta Windows site their home. The Morgan County Community Imporvement Corporation has signed an agreement for the purchasing of the Malta Windows site from Phillips Products Incorporated. This maybe good news for the 250 Malta workers who lost their jobs last year when the plant closed. The plant's closing contributed to the county's unemployemnt rate which is now at 12.6 percent.
January 19, 2002 - 3:05pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
Three men were indicted by the Muskingum Grand Jury this week for snatching purses from elderly women in the area. 18-year old Devon Riffle, 23-year old Robert Angler, and 34-year old Ron Hall, all from Zanesville, were indicted for two seperate robberies. Riffle was indicted on two counts of robbery and two counts of theft while Angler and Hall were indicted on one count of complicity to theft according to court records. The two robberies occured January 2nd. The first was at Sunrise...
January 18, 2002 - 7:53pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
Ten libraries in the southeastern ohio area have developed a project to help preserve Muskingum County's history. The Muskingum County Library System received a 92-thousand dollar grant to start the "Digital Shoebox Project". The Digital Shoebox will bring together historical treasures such as old photos, documents, maps and county histories of the region in a searchable online scrapbook. Muskingum County Library System is encouraging local historical genealogical societies, newspapers,...
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