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June 10, 2003 - 4:35pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
For fifty years the McDonald Family has worked to improve the Zanesville community, spreading pride and faith throughout the community. And now, on his 90th birthday, Frank McDonald wants to once again give to the community he cherishes. The Frank and Ruth Endowment Fund is to help those who wish to attend bible colleges further their education. This is the fourth fund the McDonald fund has implemented for the community.
June 10, 2003 - 4:18pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Ohio children and their parents will be hurt in the state's proposed cuts to healthcare and childcare. Families of three making more than 22,890 annually, or $11 an hour will lose eligibility for state assistance with childcare. This cut-off point will affect many working families. Families losing this care may find themselves on public assistance, because they cannot afford to keep working. Eligibility for health insurance coverage is also being reduced below the federal poverty limit of $15,...
June 10, 2003 - 3:47pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Ohio customers of phone giant SBC will soon get hit with a five-dollar fee if they are late paying their bills. The public utilities commission of Ohio ruled it’s ok for SBC to charge the fee for customers whose bills are 19 days overdue. Currently, the company can only apply the fee to charges other than basic phone service. Ohio consumers’ counsel Robert Tongren whose office represents ratepayers before the commission says the late fee goes against SBC’s pledge to cap what it charges for...
June 10, 2003 - 1:46pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Smoking is a nasty habit with serious health risks for the smokers and for people near them. In an effort to combat the unhealthy effects of cigarettes, the Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department held a seminar Tuesday to educate healthcare professionals on how to treat smokers. According to Health Education Director at the Health Department, Bonnie Kirsch, smoking is a long-term health problem that not only causes cancer and heart disease, but also hurts people around smoke. She says...
June 9, 2003 - 10:59pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
United Steel workers at Shield Alloy in Cambridge will vote this week on another contract proposal. The 69 workers have been in contract negotiations for over a month. According to Senior Vice President and General Manager, Hoy Franks, the contracts expired last Friday, but have been extended. Meanwhile, Franks says the company and employees were in intense negotiations over the weekend. During these contract disputes over the last month, workers have threatened to walk off the job. It’s...
June 9, 2003 - 10:55pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
It’s three years behind bars for a Zanesville man convicted of selling drugs. 38-year-old Jerry Pittman was facing two separate indictments. In all, he was charged with 10 counts of trafficking crack/cocaine and eight counts possession of crack/cocaine. Pittman pleaded guilty to the charges in May. The drug sales occurred between October 2002 and January 2003. According to Muskingum County Prosecutor, Mike Haddox, Pittman sold to an undercover police officer working with the Zanesville...
June 9, 2003 - 10:51pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
State Troopers are investigating whether or not a man who died in a car accident Monday night died because of the accident or because he had a heart attack. The crash happened just before 7 p.m. on State Route 158.
According to the Fairfield Post of the State Patrol, the victim is 57-year-old Wilburn Hubbard of Reynoldsburg. According to the patrol, Hubbard hit a tree while driving. He was transported to Fairfield Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. Troopers think...
June 9, 2003 - 5:17pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Free food and a game of golf were all part of an effort to better the Appalachian community. Local professionals attended an advisor seminar at the Longaberger Golf Club, held by the foundation for Appalachian Ohio. Their board strives to improve the quality of life in the region by helping people create a lasting legacy through charitable giving. They hope to build stronger communities and improve the region's economic opportunities. Through the help of local donors the organization funds a...
June 8, 2003 - 8:34pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
The local NAACP is growing tremendously and the organization hopes their efforts will put an end to discrimination. Monthly meetings are held at the Zanesville Civic League. Those who attend discuss current issues concerning the community and work as a team to find resolutions. Kenneth Burke, president of Muskingum County Branch, says there’s a lot of discrimination going on that many people within the community are unaware of. Burke says you can’t put a color or age on it as it affects all of...
June 8, 2003 - 8:25pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Local cancer survivors gathered at Zane Landing Park in downtown Zanesville for the annual Celebrate Life event. They have overcome surprising odds and were able to take part in the event. Local musicians entertained the crowd. . Kathy Soller, chair for Celebrate Life, says cancer is a survivable disease. In fact, 8.9 million Americans can testify. Organizers of the event say a total of one hundred twenty five cancer survivors attended.
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