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August 24, 2003 - 8:42pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Many took part in a very special blood mobile Sunday at the Longaberger Homestead, where a national initiative is underway. The “Save A Life” tour features two convoys that are traveling to 345 different locations, all to encourage Americans to become regular blood donors. For more information, call 1-800-GIVE LIFE.
August 24, 2003 - 8:41pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
It’s back to school time for the area kids, and students at East Muskingum Middle School area starting off on a new foot, in a new building. The over-80,000 square foot school was dedicated Sunday after nearly two years of work.
August 24, 2003 - 8:40pm
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Ohio school districts are beginning a state supported building boom to replace aging buildings, and the schools being built are more advanced from the ones that opened 30 years ago. Planners and architects say air conditioning was once a luxury. Now it’s standard. Accommodating students with wheelchairs means wider doors and halls, lower science lab tables and accessible restrooms. Other changes include enhanced security and restrooms with diaper changing stations.
August 23, 2003 - 11:42pm
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According to Sgt. Chris Rice with the Zanesville Police Department a portion of State Street was closed Saturday afternoon because of a one-car accident on the street in front of the Ford’s BP Station. According to Rice, a female driver struck a utility pole with her vehicle; she then got into another car driven by an unknown individual. That person dropped her off a short time later behind an address on the 800-block of Lee Street. Officers were able to locate the Zanesville woman. She was...
August 23, 2003 - 11:41pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Police arrested three individuals who allegedly were stealing items from a vacant home on Marietta Street Saturday evening. According to Sgt. Rice, a private citizen alerted police that the residence at 925 Marietta was being broken into. After a short investigation police located the three individuals of the Marietta Street-area and placed them under arrest. A mantle for a fireplace in the residence was taken into police custody as the item stolen from the house. Charges are pending...
August 23, 2003 - 11:40pm
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According to firefighter Jeff Jadwin, this year the Zanesville Fire Department raised over $15,000 for Jerry’s Kids. The annual Fill the Boot event raises funds for kids fighting Muscular Dystrophy. Even though the department did not reach its goal this year of $19,000, Javlin says the department is grateful to everyone who donated this year. The two-day event raised a total of $15,414 for research. All moneys will be used locally.
August 23, 2003 - 7:36pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Thousands of people flock to downtown Cambridge for a peek at the top cars in the area. The 18th annual Cambridge Classic Cruise-in shut down Wheeling Avenue this afternoon. The show broke the record with over 270 entries showing off their wheels, engines and dashboards. Organizers say there were some really new and exotic entries today, like a car with a casket on it. Steve Scott brought his 1966 Cobra all the way from Kingwood, West Virginia. He’s been showing this blue Mustang for three...
August 23, 2003 - 5:57pm
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The Federal Election Commission says candidates in next year’s Senate races raised more than 75.6 million dollars from January through June. That amount far outpaces fund raising by the Senate hopefuls of 2002. Candidates in last November’s election raised 43 million dollars in the first half of 2001. There were 56 candidates running for 33 seats at that time. There are at least 63 candidates for the 34 seats up next year. They began July with 114.6 million dollars in the bank. About one...
August 22, 2003 - 11:42pm
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A motorcycle chase leads to a foot chase, and ends with a police standoff. According to Sgt. Chris Rice with the Zanesville Police Department, the incident began with a motorcycle pursuit early Friday evening. Chris said the suspect, Christopher Bowen of Zanesville, crashed the bike and left it near the intersection of Hoover and Moxahala. Bowen then fled to a nearby house. He barricaded himself in 1218 Moxahala Avenue. ZPD’s Hostage Negotiator Detective Dan Arter was able to contact Bowen...
August 21, 2003 - 10:03pm
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Two of the current members on the Zanesville City School Board have decided not to run for re-election, citing corruption and deceit as the main reasons behind the decision. The two members, Mary Lou Ellis and Mary Antonetz, say major trust issues and unethical decisions have ruined the board’s reputation. However President of the Board, Ward Coffman, refutes those claims, saying he has run the Board with nothing but fair and proper methods.
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