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October 27, 2003 - 10:15pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
At Monday night’s city council meeting, council discussed hydrant flushing on Wayne Avenue. The past week and a half the city has been conducting water flushing almost every day due to extreme sediment buildup. Although there was some improvement more flushing needs to be conducted. This Wednesday October 29th, and Thursday October 30th, residents on Wayne Avenue will experience low water pressure and are asked to reframe from doing laundry as the city conducts another flushing.
October 27, 2003 - 5:09pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
Tired of those changing leaves all over your yard? Starting next week, the city of Zanesville will help you take care of them. Beginning next Monday, November third, the city street division will begin collecting leaves. In order to get your leaves picked up, property owners are asked to rake their leaves to the curb or edge of the street. If you’d like to bag the leaves, just take the bags to the curb on your normal trash day. The service is free and will run until December 12th or...
October 27, 2003 - 4:59pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
This week in Zanesville City schools, some students are taking the ninth grade proficiency test, but none of them are ninth graders. The traditional ninth grade test is a must for graduation, and if a student does not pass during the ninth grade year, they may retake it as a tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grader. This week, those students are getting another chance. Zanesville city school officials said the results aren’t directly linked to school funding. Don Green, director of student...
October 27, 2003 - 4:58pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
A bomb explodes this morning at the International Red Cross Office in Baghdad. The blast killed 12, including two Red Cross employees and injured several others. The office has been in Baghdad since 1980 and these attacks are violations of the international humanitarian law. Dan Hartman, Muskingum Valley Red Cross executive director said this is absolutely devastating. International Red Cross officials will be assessing their working conditions in Baghdad over the next few days. Hartman...
October 27, 2003 - 3:18pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
At Westview Elementary School, "Smarties don't do drugs." That's just one of the many slogans that's being promoted this week. It's all part of National Red Ribbon Week and local schools are encouraging drug free lifestyles through fun filled activities. The students are proving that they know what constitutes good decision-making through posters, door decorations, and essay contests. Aili Swan, a sixth grader at Westview, is the winner of the essay contest. She wrote about why it's so...
October 27, 2003 - 1:51pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
A Muskingum County resident is a 100-thousand dollar winner thanks to the Ohio Lottery. Karen Fornash of Zanesville matched all five numbers in the October 23rd Buckeye Five drawing. She filed a claim at the Ohio Lottery’s Columbus office on Friday. After mandatory federal and state withholdings totaling 28.5 percent, Fornash will receive a one-time check for 71,500 dollars. She plans on buying a house. Fornash, who picked her own numbers, bought the winning ticket at Muttly’s market on...
October 27, 2003 - 1:27am
6 years 8 weeks ago
According to the Zanesville Police Department, around 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon a car entering the highway Westbound on I-70 driven by Cheryl McIntire, apparently hydroplaned and spun in front of a semi truck driven by Vance Seevers, causing the two vehicles to collide. The accident caused traffic to back up and the interstate was forced to shut down for over four hours. According to patrolman Tysinger, McIntire was cited for failure to control. Her condition is unknown at this time. The truck...
October 27, 2003 - 1:21am
6 years 8 weeks ago
The Columbus dispatch reports that as global trade and travel dramatically increase, so has the danger of biological invaders. They cause billions of dollars in damage to ecosystems throughout the world. The newspaper reports in the first of a four-day series that governments are able to react quickly to health crises, but they’re often ill equipped to deal with the pests. The seven thousand destructive foreign plants and animals documented in the United States cost taxpayers 138 billion...
October 26, 2003 - 9:14pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
A guest tenor joins the South East Ohio Symphony Orchestra in New Concord this evening. The symphony is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary season, and they kicked it off tonight with a guest. Gilbert Mata made his professional debut. Originally from Texas, Mata has spent the last six years singing in Germany. Conductor Laura Schumann expected to see between two and five hundred people at the performance tonight. She brought Mata in after meeting him at a party a few years ago. The symphony...
October 26, 2003 - 9:13pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
Ohio State Patrol officers say the rain may have contributed to another accident on I-70 today. Around one o’clock on I-70 westbound, troopers said a jeep went off the left side of the highway, striking the embankment in the median. Trooper Russ McDonald of the Ohio State Patrol said the jeep appeared to have rolled several times. The accident caused lots of backup, closing one lane of traffic. Trooper McDonald said the driver and passenger, whose names are not known at this time were taken...
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