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June 2, 2003 - 1:51pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
He’s one of our area’s brave marines...and he’s home! Corporal Matt Kieffer with the 24th Expeditionary Unit is home after a long stay overseas. Tonight (Monday) the Military Deployment Support Group is hosting a homecoming celebration for Corporal Kieffer at 6:00 p.m. at Secrest Auditorium. Everyone is invited to welcome him back to Muskingum County. Bring balloons, banners and flags to show your American pride.
June 2, 2003 - 1:44pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
The Zanesville Municipal Airport project is coming to an end...and that means increased air traffic for Muskingum County. The project is slated to be complete next week. By June 9th, the city will be conducting flyovers to make sure the airport and runways meet FAA specs. The city anticipates having an operating ILS, Instrument Landing System, installed in the fall. This system will allow much larger corporate planes to use the Zanesville Airport, increasing traffic and business...
June 2, 2003 - 1:42pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Cleaner water will soon be flowing through Zanesville...but the Public Service Department says it’s possible some residents could experience discoloration or dirty water. The City of Zanesville is in the process of changing the water filters in the treatment plant. According to Public Service Director Mike Sims, there are six filters that will be changed one by one. Each filter takes approximately one month to change. Sims says that as long as the water levels remain constant, the city will...
June 2, 2003 - 1:41pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
A sobering fact is that many single-family homes involve the father as the primary caregiver. To establish a father friendly atmosphere in Zanesville the National Practitioners Network for Fathers and Family offers a seminar for area social services systems. The seminar focuses on gender differences between moms and dads, and how societies need to respect both parents in any situation. The most important aspect to maintain a father friendly environment is to appreciate that maternal and...
June 2, 2003 - 1:39pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
It’s bringing more jobs to the Zanesville economy and bringing a super shopping center to the residents. The new Wal-Mart store in South Zanesville is slated to open in August, and management this week is taking applications for over 400 job openings. Applicants have the option of choosing which area they want to work in. Starting next week the applicants will have one-on-one interviews with management for job positions. This process will last for five weeks. Stop by the Welcome Center all...
June 2, 2003 - 8:22am
5 years 38 weeks ago
It looks like a layoff is planned at Genesis HealthCare System in Zanesville. Whiz news has learned that on Wednesday hospital officials will be meeting with their staff members to deliver the news of cutbacks. Director of Corporate Communications Marsha Allen would not say how many employees would be in the layoff but she did say that the rumor that 200 to 300 people would lose their jobs is not true. Allen says the number is lower than that. Genesis President Tom Sieber, in a letter to...
June 2, 2003 - 7:21am
5 years 38 weeks ago
The Muskingum College student who killed her newborn baby will be in court today to find out her sentence. Jennifer Bryant pleaded guilty on March 28th to involuntary manslaughter, child endangering and abuse of a corpse. She appears in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court before judge Butch Zwelling to learn her fate. Bryant is facing a possible 16 years behind bars. She was arrested in February of 2002 after authorities say she dumped the body of her newborn baby boy in a trash dumpster...
June 1, 2003 - 10:30pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
An accident at the intersection of 60 South and Dietz Lane Sunday evening stopped traffic substantially in both the northbound and southbound lanes. Little information is being released at this time. However, according to the state highway patrol, the accident happened shortly before 9:30 at the intersection. The crash involved two cars and several individuals were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital. The extent of their injuries and the cause of the accident are not known at this time. We’...
June 1, 2003 - 8:45pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
A busy road in Guernsey County is closed Saturday evening. O-DOT predicts weather played a major part in the closing of State Route 209. According to Cindy Brown, with O-Dot’s District Five Office, SR 209 is closed due to a slip in the roadway. O-DOT is rerouting traffic onto SR 662 to SR 93 to SR 83 for the time being. They anticipate having the road repaired with one week.
June 1, 2003 - 8:43pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
The Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident that occurred Saturday morning on Winchester Road, just west of Carroll. According to the Post, a Chevy Caprice driven by 78-year-old Robert E. Walter of Carroll rear-ended a Waste Management Garbage Truck. 27-year-old Robert F. Reinitz, Jr. of Lancaster drove the truck. Reinitz had been stopped to pick up trash when Walter failed to stop in time and struck the vehicle from behind. Walter was pronounced dead at...
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