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August 19, 2003 - 5:13pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
If you’d like some free back to school clothes for your kids, the Salvation Army is the place to be this Friday. Thousands of articles of clothing will be available from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the Putnam Avenue location. This annual event helps kids get ready for school. Organizers said the annual event draws a large crowd, so they advise getting there early. Salvation Army workers began organizing the clothes months ago. Anyone can donate items at any time for the event.
August 19, 2003 - 10:28am
5 years 49 weeks ago
Ohio State University is putting its raucous fans on notice. The university plans to step up its police presence during football games to stop out-of-control behavior. That means police will be a bit more vigilant in enforcing liquor laws. The enforcement blitz begins August 30th when the Buckeyes play Washington at Ohio Stadium. More OSU police will be patrolling areas that are traditional tailgating spots. The university wouldn’t say how many more officers would be out there.
August 18, 2003 - 9:54pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
A Dollar General semi and a Bronco collided Monday evening in downtown Zanesville. The accident happened at 7:30 at the intersection of 6th and Shinnick. According to Lt. Bill Shaw with the Zanesville Police Department, a Dollar General semi-truck driven by Lloyd Smith of Galena made a wide right-hand turn onto Shinnick. The semi struck a red Bronco traveling in the right lane, driven by Christopher Orner of Zanesville. Shaw said the Bronco went under the truck, partly upsetting the semi....
August 18, 2003 - 9:10pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
In a press conference held Monday, Guernsey County Prosecutor Keith Plummer charged 36-year-old Marvin Johnson with aggravated murder. Johnson allegedly bludgeoned 13-year-old Daniel Bailey of Cambridge last Friday morning. He then fled to the Zanesville area where he was apprehended in Chaps Run Park. Bailey was found dead by his mother when she returned from work on the overnight shift. Police cite robbery or a personal relationship between the mother of the victim and the defendant as...
August 18, 2003 - 9:08pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Two people are dead after an Ohio mother drowned herself and her daughter Sunday. The woman and her children reportedly walked of a peer into a lake near Akron. Akron Police say the 32-year-old Kennetta Lockhart died, as did her four-year-old daughter Kayla Langdon. Her eight-year-old son swam to shore and is in fair condition Monday. Police say the woman seemed to be having personal and financial problems.
August 18, 2003 - 9:07pm
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Cleveland’s mayor said Monday she’s preparing to ask the federal government to reimburse the city for costs associated with Thursday’s blackout. Mayor Jane Campbell doesn’t have a dollar figure yet on how much the blackout cost the city. She expects to have that estimate sometime Tuesday. Campbell says much of the cost is related to overtime paid to police, fire and utility workers.
August 18, 2003 - 4:25pm
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It’s a big day for the Zanesville City Schools Tuesday. Two groundbreaking ceremonies will be held to kick off a big construction project. The first one is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Pershing Road for the new south middle school. The second groundbreaking is set for two hours later at 12:30 for the new north middle school on Blue Avenue. Both events will include a major ceremony involving school officials, school board members, state officials and the Superintendent of Public Instruction...
August 18, 2003 - 3:19pm
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The Maysville Regional Water District today issued a boil advisory for some of its customers. Office manager Beth Lyon says tomorrow the Potts Lane water tower goes back on-line after 8 weeks of maintenance and painting and that’s the reason for the boil order. The new tower must be on-line for the opening of the new Wal-Mart in South Zanesville. So, if you live on Potts Lane, Ridge Road, Coopermill Road, Shaw Road, Meadowfarm Church Road and all side-streets you are under a boil advisory...
August 18, 2003 - 1:00pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Due to the number of phone calls and concerned individuals who had wished to enter the Rocktoberfest Talent Challenge, but missed the deadline due to their involvement in the Muskingum County Fair, the deadline for the Rocktoberfest Talent Challenge has been extended. Auditions will take place a the Welcome Center in downtown Zanesville, on Wednesdays, August 20th and 27th, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Talent Challenge is open to amateur solo vocalists from Muskingum County in three age divisions...
August 17, 2003 - 6:02pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
A Cambridge man is being held as a suspect in the slaying of a teenage boy who apparently was bludgeoned at the man’s home. Guernsey County Prosecutor C. Keith Plummer says 36-year-old Marvin Johnson allegedly hit the victim with a blunt object at his Stewart Avenue residence. Johnson was apprehended in Zanesville later that day. Police report he had blood on his clothes at the time of his arrest. Authorities refuse to identify the dead juvenile. Plummer says the youth was alone Friday...
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