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May 29, 2002 - 5:06am
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It's just a few days away...Zanesville's number one summer event. The Gus Macker basketball tournament is held in the heart of downtown Zanesville this weekend. Tuesday morning four semi-trucks rolled in the basketball hoop units from London, Ontario. Wednesday, volunteers will help set up the hoops, mark off the courts and get everything in place. Due to a large amount of teams this year, those wishing to register early can do so on Friday from 2:30 until 7 p.m. There will also be a...
May 29, 2002 - 4:58am
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A second county has indicted a former cemetery operator on charges that he sold burial plots and mausoleum spaces that weren't availble. A Jackson county grand jury has issued more than 60 counts against Ron and Diane Bowman and a former business associate, Tony Mcdaniel of Chillicothe. Last month, Perry county issued a 25 count indictment against Ron Bowman. The Bowmans owned Greenlawn Memory Gardens located in two Ohio counties. Customers lodged 65 complaints with state officials from...
May 28, 2002 - 5:39pm
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With joint efforts by the Chamber of Commerce's Muskinghum Growth Partnership, the City of Zaneville, and the Ohio Department of Development, a new loan program in Zanesville is focused on helping small businesses thrive. The loan program is called the "Micro-Enterprise Loan Program." In all, there are six loans to be distributed, totaling $60 million. The first recipient of the loan was announced Tuesday afternoon. Linda Moody will see her hobby of crafts transformed into her career with...
May 28, 2002 - 5:38pm
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The youth of today will become the leadres of tomorrow. Nothing can be more true than for the Community Youth Foundation, part of the Muskinghum County Community Foundation. Thirty-two students from area high schools work together to make adult-like decisons that affect Muskinghum County communities. Tuesday morning, the Foundation announced its recipients of $7,000.00 worth of grant money. 12 local organizations will be given the grants for a variety of projects.
May 28, 2002 - 5:06am
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A new budget plan scheduled for a vote in the house on Tuesday would have Ohioans paying more for cigarettes. And it would raise taxes on trusts held by Ohio banks. But it would lower income taxes for some Ohioans over the long run. That provision helped attract enough antitax conservatives to support the proposal to fix Ohio's one-point-seven billion dollar deficit. The budget deal was approved by the house finance committee at five a-m Saturday. The deal has Governor Taft's support even...
May 28, 2002 - 4:58am
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The State Highway Patrol says one person has died and four others were injured Monday in a crash on state route 13 in Perry county. The patrol says 18-year-old Christopher Staley from New Lexington was pronounced dead at Ohio State University Medical Center. 17-year-old Mary Harvey from New Lexington is listed in serious condition at Grant Medical Center, also in Columbus. 18-year-old Angela Keith from Somerset, 17-year-old Dustin Euman and 17-year-old Dustin Starner, who are both from New...
May 28, 2002 - 4:49am
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John Glenn was in his hometown of New Concord as his boyhood home was rededicated Monday as a museum. Glenn who become a marine fighter pilot, then astronaut and U-S Senator, and his wife Annie, donated the house. It took over a million dollars to restore it into an authentic depression-era homestead. The John and Annie Glenn historic site opened to the public Monday. The home is furnished with many pieces from the original Glenn home. Model airplanes like the ones Glenn built as a child...
May 26, 2002 - 6:01pm
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A small town community is shocked by gruesome procedures in a puppy's cold-blooded death. A Dresden resident is trying to make sense why a council member was given permission by the Mayor, and police Cief to shoot a puppy in a residential area. Council member Terry Ripple is being accused of brutally shooting a dog three times while sitting in his truck on Cass Street in Dresden. Jennifer Hare an eyewitness has filed a complaint against the police chief, mayor, and Ripple for neglecting their...
May 26, 2002 - 5:56pm
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There are millions of veterans across the nation, and the local area sure has its few of honorable men and women that have fought for "Old Glory." In honor of Memorial Day local Veterans of Foreign War organizations will be remembering those who gave up their lives to defend our freedom. Memorial Day was first observed on May 30th, of 1868, when flowers were placed on soldiers graves at the Arlington National Cementary in Virginia.
May 25, 2002 - 1:03pm
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"Come While You Can Get It!" McConnelsville is now offering a Art Walk for a limited time only. Art, historical tours, and basket weaving will sure make you interested in this one day event on the last Saturday of May and June. The Art Walk specializes in Morgan County vendors and artists.
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