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November 13, 2003 - 3:20pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
As the winter weather settles in, it’s time to start thinking about the holidays. The 10th annual holiday tour in downtown Zanesville will kick off its celebration on Wednesday December 3rd. This year’s holiday tour will be an improvement from previous years with six new businesses open this year. Following the holiday tour will be Miracle on Main Street another event that marks the official lighting of the downtown lights from the courthouse steps.
November 13, 2003 - 3:17pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Downtown Zanesville was the scene of a magazine photo shoot today. A former Miss Ohio from Zanesville, now managing editor of Cast-On magazine was out getting pictures for the spring issue. The magazine that is home-based in Zanesville is the official publication of the Knitting Guild Association. The issue will go on newsstands in January and the current Miss Ohio will also be featured
November 13, 2003 - 11:15am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Ohio utilities say more than 110-thousand customers lost power during severe storms that rolled across the state overnight. The power companies say service has been restored to all but 45-thousand customers. In Zanesville, American Electric Power says 400 customers remain without service today. The high winds are being blamed for the power problems. At least 10 people were injured across the state as storms triggered by a fast-moving cold front swept across Ohio last night. None of the...
November 12, 2003 - 11:52pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
We all take water for granted...Wednesday many residents on the north end of Zanesville wished they had water, because they had to deal with a 20-inch water main break. According to Zanesville Water Department Superintendent Bob Pletcher, the break occurred at the intersection of Maple and Brandywine Boulevard. This morning city officials reported that all repairs have been made and north-end customers now have water service restored.
November 12, 2003 - 11:51pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
45-year-old Lawrence Cook of Zanesville has been charged with 17 counts of mail fraud and one count of wire fraud stemming from incidents involving the Genesis Healthcare System. According to Police Detective Ric Roush, this is a joint investigation with the Zanesville Police Department and the FBI, in which Cook and Jack Malamut of Massachusetts were found to be ordering equipment with fake invoices, but receiving actual checks. The mail fraud scam worked since 2001, because Cook is the...
November 12, 2003 - 11:50pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
In grocery store news, grocery stores analysts are waiting to see if Giant Eagle expands as Kroger copes with a strike. Giant Eagle operates more than 200 stores throughout western Pennsylvania, central and northern Ohio, northern West Virginia, and western Maryland. Kroger has shut down a number of stores in Ohio and West Virginia because of a strike by some of its workers. Union workers are upset that Kroger says it can no longer pay the entire health insurance costs for employees. It’s...
November 12, 2003 - 11:49pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A federal highway bill approved by a Senate committee gives Ohio billions of dollars more for transportation projects. But senators haven’t decided yet how to pay for the highway bill. It could mean a gas tax increase to cover inflation. The change made Wednesday in the Federal Highway Funding Formula is significant for large states like Ohio that collect more gas taxes than they get back. That means Ohio would get an extra $2 billion in highway find over six years. Senator George...
November 12, 2003 - 4:47pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Two Washington lawmakers introduce a bill they believe will lower obesity. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Senator Tom Harkin and the Center for Science and Public Interest are proposing a bill making chain restaurants list nutrition facts for their entire menu. This would include places like Chillis and Applebees as well as fast food restaurants. McDonalds began posting nutrition information years ago in response to consumer interest in healthy eating. The proposed bill is an extension of the...
November 12, 2003 - 4:43pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Does it fell like Christmas is creeping up on you more quickly this year? If you’ve been to the Colony Square Mall in Zanesville, you might think so. The mall staff began decorating at the beginning of November. They said it is no earlier than they normally start. Now they are almost completely decked out for the holidays with bells hanging overhead and garland lining the food court. The official kick off to the holiday shopping season is usually black Friday, November 28th. But this year...
November 12, 2003 - 4:40pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Many children had the day off school for Veterans Day yesterday, but St. Thomas Aquinas school celebrated the holiday as a group today. The entire school gathered for a Veterans Day ceremony this afternoon in the activity center. The event featured patriotic songs, an honor guard from American Legion post 29 and guest speakers. One of the speakers was a Korean War veteran from the Navy. He explained to the children what a veteran was. This year marked the 50th anniversary of Veterans Day...
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