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August 11, 2003 - 1:32pm
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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
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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...
August 9, 2003 - 9:46pm
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Some area kids are working to improve the quality of their neighborhood, and they’re getting a lot of help from two local organizations. The Zanesville Civic League Community Center “TIES” program in cooperation with Lowe’s Home Improvement center hosted the cleaning fun Saturday at Keen Street Park. It was their way of providing important safety and health information, and at the same time displaying the newly repaired public park.
August 9, 2003 - 9:45pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
Over 100 Girl Scout Leaders from nine counties in Ohio gathered in Zanesville Saturday to kick off their 2003-2004 Girl Scout year. The theme for this year’s event: “The Sky Is The Limit.” Attendees learned that the sky is the limit for their future with the organization’s many programs and activities for the upcoming year.
August 9, 2003 - 9:44pm
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A new world record for potato chips appears to be in the bag. Representatives of five Ohio companies finished shoveling more than 1000 pounds of potato chips into a giant bag Friday at the Ohio State Fair. Their efforts should easily earn the new record for the World’s Largest Bag of Potato Chips. The previous champ in the Guinness Book of World Records weighs 450 pounds. Zanesville’s own Conn’s Potato Chip Company was among the five that sliced, fried and salted 288,00 chips for the record.
August 9, 2003 - 9:42pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
Police say they’re working through the weekend to strengthen the case against a man accused of starting the fire that killed five college students near the Ohio State University campus. Prosecutors have until Monday to decide whether to seek an indictment against Robert Lucky Patterson. Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien has said he was considering dropping charges. He says he had questions about the case after reviewing a videotaped police interview with Patterson and five witnesses....
August 9, 2003 - 7:01pm
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If you made it to the Salt Fork Arts and Crafts Festival before the rains, then you were probably busy looking at almost one hundred vendors selling their work in Cambridge. The festival began Friday and runs eleven o’clock to five o’clock Sunday. Besides all of the artwork for sale, a few people are actually creating the art there. Officials said the weekend has gone really well. “I’ve heard people say they haven’t seen this many people in years. So I see constant streams of folks going...
August 9, 2003 - 6:54pm
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The music was loud, the food was hot, and the games were plentiful at a block party in Zanesville this afternoon. A local group called Youth Our Us sponsored an afternoon full of fun. A DJ was on hand keeping everyone dancing and a dunk tank had youngsters trying to soak their friends. Organizers said they just wanted to bring the community together for a good time. “We have bouncing. Kids like to jump, you know, they love jumping. This is better than the bed,” said Jerry Cowart, Youth...
August 8, 2003 - 10:03pm
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On Wednesday night 21-year-old Michael Allen of Zanesville was shot in the head as head attempted to settle a minor dispute in the 400 block of Spangler Drive. Police took 21-year-old Jeremy Smith into custody. He is being held as a material witness to the homicide. According to Detective Ric Roush, early Friday morning 17-year-old Myron Tuttle turned himself in to police. Tuttle in currently being held in the county’s juvenile detention center as a material witness. Roush said 17-year-ol...
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