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August 11, 2003 - 9:47pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
Several months ago, a proposal was brought before the Zanesville City Council to rename a street and a bridge to honor African American leaders. At the time of the proposal Juneteeth Committee spokesman Darnell Brown addressed council proposing the renaming of South State Street to Martin Luther King Way, and the State Street Bridge to Malcolm X Bridge. However after several meetings with area residents and several work sessions with the community, the only agreement reached is confusion....
August 11, 2003 - 6:59pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
A judge denied 17-year-old Jared Higgins request to be released into his mother’s custody on Monday. Higgins is charged with aggravated murder. He’s accused of shooting 21-year-old Michael Allen last Wednesday during a dispute on Spangler Drive. 21-year-old Jeremy Smith and 17-year-old Myron Tuttle, both of Zanesville are being held as material witnesses to the homicide. Meanwhile, investigators continue to look for more answers. Higgins is expected to return to court within the next two...
August 11, 2003 - 3:22pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
Presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich opened his campaign headquarters in Manchester, New Hampshire today with promises he’ll be a more frequent visitor to the state. The democratic congressman form Ohio says he’s just getting started on his campaign, but he’s confident he will attract supporters as voters get to know him. Kucinich is proposing a 60 billion-dollar cut to pentagon spending to free up money for education, health care and housing. He says he would cancel the North American free...
August 11, 2003 - 2:37pm
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Efforts to bring water to the residents on Coal Run Road continue. Actual construction work could begin soon since monetary issues are almost sorted out. The Muskingum County Commissioners signed a resolution putting the grant money into a fund allowing that money to be spent. They also applied for a low interest loan from the Ohio Water Development Authority and received a response on July 31st. “That funding was approved. So the difference between the cost of the project and what is not...
August 11, 2003 - 2:33pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
Golfers hit the links this morning to help benefit the community. The Zanesville Daybreak Rotary Club held its third annual charity golf tournament at Zanesville Country Club. Sixty players teamed up to try and take home the $200 cash prize. Officials said a quarter of the money generated goes to the international organization. “The rest will go into our foundation and help eventually pay for some of our programs that we do within the community,” said Gretchen Sayre, a member of the golf...
August 11, 2003 - 2:26pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
They sell tires and today a monster truck helped kick off a milestone. Just as WHIZ is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, City Tires also celebrates fifty years of business. President of City Tires David Frame said a lot has changed over the years. They have a lot more high tech equipment like hydraulics. “In 1953 my father started jacking up vehicles on the side of the street,” said Frame. For the event, Big Foot was on hand along with driver Rick Long. City Tires is also holding...
August 11, 2003 - 1:49pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
A man previously accused in an arson that killed five college students near the Ohio State Campus has been released from jail today after all charges against him were dropped. 20-year-old Robert Lucky Patterson was arrested August first and charged with aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder and aggravated arson in the April 13th fire. All charges were dropped this morning. Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’brien says he wants more investigation before he goes before a grand jury but...
August 11, 2003 - 1:32pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
The Ohio Department of Transportation has announced that a portion of state route 666 will be closed for 50 days beginning today for slip repair and culvert replacement. The work on the road will take place at two locations north of Zanesville. A posted detour will be state route 208 to state route 60. Access to homes between the two mile markers will require use of local roads. Weather permitting, all work will be completed by October 9th. The state also announced that a portion of state...
August 10, 2003 - 8:34pm
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The Zanesville Concert Association prepares for a new year of music and entertainment. The Concert Season Membership Kickoff was held tonight at Grace United Methodist Church to coordinate memberships. The new season kicks off in six weeks. The first show features the River City Brass Band on September 27. “They have been to Zanesville before, they were well received. They’re a twenty-eight member orchestra and they play everything from folk music, the classics, to Broadway tunes, and they...
August 10, 2003 - 8:30pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
Troops and their families were the center of attention today in Roseville. A group called Operation Troop Support put together a day to honor the men and women in the military. It began with a parade down Main Street, complete with marching, army vehicles and the crowd favorite, candy. The parade ended at Roseville Park where the summer aroma of barbequed pork filled the air. “We figured we’d have the family fun day for the troops that are home, for the families of the ones that aren’t home...
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