A new 10 million dollar highway bill is on its way to the senate after being approved by the house transportation committee.
Congressman Bob Ney supports the six-year highway bill. The bill will fund the relocation of St. Rt. 93 and US 22 from it’s current intersection just south of Zanesville to interstate 70/US 40 west of Zanesville.
Don’t expect to drive on this road anytime soon. As of right now construction is set to begin in 2007.
Lt. Bill Shaw with the Zanesville Police Department says one of his officers sprained an ankle Thursday night while in pursuit of two juveniles.
Shaw says that shortly after 8:00 Thursday night, an officer attempted to stop a car with no headlights on. The car fled at a high rate of speed south on Dresden Road. The two occupants of the cars jumped out near Normandy Drive and ran through the woods onto Linden Avenue, where they were apprehended.
The high cost of medical care is making some Muskingum County officials sick. The county is paying too much in medical cost for inmates in the county jail. Sheriff Bob Stephenson informed the County Commissioners today of the problem and came up with a possible solution.
This year the county anticipates spending close to $360,000 on medical costs in the jail alone. Currently, there are too many inmates requiring medical attention and the costs to treat them are becoming overwhelming...