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March 26, 2004 - 5:01pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
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.

Congressman Ney also...
March 26, 2004 - 5:01pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
If you’ve been to the mall recently you’ve probably noticed it’s gotten a healthy makeover.

That’s because the annual heath fair at The Colony Square Mall is helping people find out about different ways to stay healthy one shopper at a time.

There are over 20 booths with information packets and even some free food samples.

The health fair runs all weekend.
March 26, 2004 - 2:02pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
It’s that time of year again; the Zanesville Fire Department will be flushing the city fire hydrants starting on Monday. And there are few precautions the Fire Department wants you to take.

Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy says that because of last year’s reconstruction on the South end and the rebuilding of the Water Treatment Plant, they were unable to do any kind of flushing.

The Chief also says that the pipes need to be cleaned out because over the year debris and...
March 26, 2004 - 1:50pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The cost of gasoline seems to go up and up and there’s no end in sight. It’s a financial burden most people are being forced to deal with.

Gas prices are at a record high this year and not too many motorists are happy with this especially with the high unemployment rate in Ohio.

According to AAA, the current gas prices for regular unleaded in our area is just under $1.80, while statewide it’s about a $1.75.

Motorist aren’t the only ones affected, government...
March 26, 2004 - 1:24pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Athens city police plan to start cracking down on Ohio University parties starting tomorrow.

Athens Police Chief Rick Mayer says officers will start enforcing a new “nuisance party” ordinance Saturday.

City Council passed the law, which is aimed at keeping traditional community block parties under control.

If at least four individuals at a party are breaking the law, police can shut down the party.
March 26, 2004 - 11:40am
6 years 24 weeks ago
A local principal was arraigned in Zanesville Municipal Court today.

The attorney for Michael Sens, Scott Eickelberger, entered a written plea of not guilty to the five charges against his client.

Sens faces five counts of disseminating harmful matter to juveniles.

Sens showed some students pornographic pictures during an investigation into their origin.

A pre-trial hearing is set for April 16th. One other note, Municipal Court Judge Bill...
March 26, 2004 - 5:34am
6 years 24 weeks ago
An accident that happened earlier this week in Coshocton County has claimed a life.

The West Lafayette Police Department and the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office say it happened Wednesday night.

Police say that Doran Miller was struck by a car on the 300 block of West Main Street.

According to Sheriff’s Dispatchers, Miller was pronounced dead at Coshocton Memorial Hospital. The accident remains under investigation.
March 25, 2004 - 10:43pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
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.

Shaw says the 15-year-old...
March 25, 2004 - 3:47pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
It’s that time again.. the United Way kicks off their Operation Feed campaign today asking for donations to fill local food pantries.

Patrick Pugh, chairman of the campaign says this year they are taking a more aggressive approach by increasing the goal to 100 tons of food.

The United Way is asking that the public make monetary contributions instead of buying food items since the pantries can purchase more food than individuals can.

Pugh emphasized the fact that...
March 25, 2004 - 3:33pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
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...
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