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December 18, 2003 - 7:40pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Santa is a very busy man this time of the year, but he and Mrs. Claus are taking time out to help host a special breakfast for kids and adults in downtown Zanesville.
The Bryan Place Restaurant is hosting ‘Santa’s Breakfast’ this Saturday morning from 9am until noon. Santa will be there for any last minute wish lists children may have. Elves from big brothers, big sisters and the Zanesville High School National Honor Society will be there as well, spreading Holiday cheer.
Tickets are...
December 18, 2003 - 7:32pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
The property you own may be going up in value.
An update of property values just came out from the county auditor’s office.
Every six years the state of Ohio mandates that property values be updated by reappraisal for taxation purposes. And every third year after that reappraisal the county auditor is required to do an update of those values based on a sales study. County Auditor Anita Adams says
“we wanted to let people know and let them aware the values may have changed and...
December 18, 2003 - 2:09pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro is announcing a new online statewide database for registered sex offenders.

The E-Sorn website will allow people to look up information about sex offenders in all 88 counties.

It’s the first such statewide program. The U-S Supreme Court in March ruled the practice doesn’t violate the constitution, but civil liberties advocates still oppose online registries.

They say they add unnecessary punishment and are subject to...
December 18, 2003 - 1:28pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Local probationers are lending a helping hand during the holidays and getting some credit for it. By donating canned foods to the Salvation Army and Christ’s Table, those on probation in the common pleas court can receive community service hours.

Judge Mark Fleegle says he’s impressed with the number of probationers who have given this year. He comments, “We have 338 people on community control right now and I’d imagine at least 60-70% of them have participated.”

December 18, 2003 - 1:24pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
The Muskingum County probation stats are in for this year and County Commissioners were shocked at the amount of crime we had in 2003. Ed Kenily had this to say about this year’s numbers: “It’s overwhelming how much crime there is and I think some of it’s because of the times and the numbers continue to increase and doubled in the last six years.”

A lot can be blamed on the poor state of the economy, but Commissioner’s hope that will soon take a turn for the better and improve the...
December 18, 2003 - 6:31am
6 years 11 weeks ago
A school district located near where a series of shootings occurred in Columbus is canceling classes today after finding two of its buses were struck by bullets.

Investigators say dents found on two South-Western City School buses were caused bullets but they haven’t linked them to the other shootings.

Superintendent Kirk Hamilton says they don’t know when the buses were shot.

The dents were discovered during a routine check of the buses.

More than...
December 17, 2003 - 11:16pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Ohio investigators have linked a shot fired on Monday to a series of shootings along a Columbus area highway.

Monday’s incident involved a shot fired at a home about two miles north of Interstate 270. Two bullet holes were found in the front of the house; no one was injured.

This is the 16th case in a string of area shootings that began in May. A school, cars, trucks and vans have been hit at varying times of the day and night.

One woman was killed when...
December 17, 2003 - 11:14pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Whether doing research, reading or doing homework libraries are popular places. But because of mandated state funding, cuts at the local level may reduce the amount of resources available.

That’s why local library system would love a letter or an email about the importance of the system sent to your state representative. Otherwise these drastic cuts continue.

Blair Tom, from the Muskingum County Library System adds that monetary gifts are greatly appreciated to keep...
December 17, 2003 - 7:44pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
A groundbreaking was held today, for a $2.5 million renovation project at the Zandex Willow Haven Care Center.

The Center’s administrator Mark Richards says residents will enjoy their privacy with the addition of ten rooms with windows, and a new therapy room.

Ten years in the making, Richards says the project will benefit their residents in several ways including a new activity room closer to the nurses’ station, and increased parking for visitors.
December 17, 2003 - 7:33pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Residents and health officials in Perry County are concerned about a landfill not following Ohio regulations.

The Tunnel Hill Reclamation in New Lexington has been under investigation the past year and now may lose its license to operate.
The landfill has been directly depositing items into the site, not regulated by Ohio law.

Perry County health administrator, Robert Titko says they have found things such as phonebooks, sofas, tires, children’s toys, not permitted...
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