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October 10, 2003 - 3:37pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Penn Traffic Company plans to close 16 supermarkets in four states, including eight Ohio Big Bear stores. Big Bear stores in Zanesville and the rest of southeastern Ohio are not included on the shutdown list. The closures would mean the loss of about 1000 jobs. The Syracuse-based regional grocer must first get permission from the U-S bankruptcy court in White Plains, New York, which is overseeing the company’s second chapter 11 bankruptcy in five years. Company officials say the 16...
October 10, 2003 - 1:32pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The State Teachers Retirement System says it’s handed over travel and investment releated documents to the Ohio Ethics Commission. The retirement system in Columbus has been accused of lavish spending in tough times. System spokesman Laura Ecklar said today that the ethics commission asked for the copies and the system cooperated. She says she doesn’t know why the commission wanted the papers. Ethics commission head David Freel says he can’t talk about it because of state law. Several...
October 10, 2003 - 8:56am
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum County sheriff’s office says no charges are being filed after bullets shattered windows in two homes in South Zanesville last week. Deputies believe the rounds were stray bullets from a shooting range that sits atop a hill eight-tenths of a mile south of the village. But owner of the Briar Rabbit Shooting Range isn’t convinced the bullets came from his place. Even so, he says he’ll add 12 feet of dirt to a 15-foot earthen backstop to avert the possibility of stray shots....
October 9, 2003 - 9:20pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Perry County Sheriff’s Department continues to search for two missing juveniles. 17-year-old Jeremy Borden and 16-year-old Reese Hooper, Jr. have been missing since around noon Wednesday afternoon. According to dispatchers, the two males escaped wearing blue sweatshirts and sweat pants. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at 740-342-4123.
October 9, 2003 - 9:19pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Young professionals may be singing a happy tune after stopping in at the area’s 7th Annual Muskingum County Sophomore Career Expo. It’s a chance for local businesses to attract workers from right here in Muskingum County. Organizers say the focus on the sophomores is because this is the year when students really need to determine the career path they wish to pursue, and schedule courses around that goal.
October 9, 2003 - 9:17pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Drenching rains and floods helped dampen the number of West Nile virus cases in Ohio this year. Across the state, the number of people with probable and confirmed cases of West Nile virus dropped dramatically, from 441 a year ago to 68 this year. Deaths attributed to the virus dropped as well...from 31 to four. The biggest difference between the last two years has been the weather. Last year’s heavy rains followed by a summer-long drought led to perfect breeding conditions for mosquitoes...
October 9, 2003 - 7:18pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The 1st annual Rocktoberfest in Muskingum County is right around the corner. The planning committee met today to discuss the event for one last time. The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 19th. It will be held at the Zane Landing Park in Zanesville. It begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 11 p.m. Vicki LeVeck, Roctoberfest Chairperson, says their will be a variety of activities going on throughout the day including: a classic car cruise-in, live entertainment, and a section of fun just for...
October 9, 2003 - 3:47pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Governor Bob Taft today announced a major grant to help a project in Muskingum County. The Governor says 290,000 dollars is headed to the Muskingum Valley Park District for the Muskingum Recreational Trail. The funds will be used for 2.3 miles of the project that includes two routes in Dresden. Taft says the Clean Ohio Trails grants
are an important part of the state’s vision to create an statewide network of interconnected recreational trails. In all 6.2 million dollars in grants were...
October 9, 2003 - 2:32pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A local fire department is getting a financial boost from the federal government. Congressman Bob Ney says that the Perry Township Volunteer Firefighters are going to receive just over 81,000 dollars as part of a nationwide assistance to firefighters grant. The money can be used to increase the effectiveness of firefighting operations, fund firefighters health and safety programs, acquire new equipment and make modifications to fire stations. The grant was approved by Congress earlier this...
October 9, 2003 - 2:12pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
It could be the beginning of a new era at A-K Steel under its new management. Former Chief Executive Richard Wardrop Jr. and former president John Hritz both resigned last month. After years of clashing with labor unions and battling with environmentalist and regulators, A-K Steel’s interim Chief Executive Officer has opened lines of communications. James Wainstcott met with United Steelworkers union officials before they jointly announced an agreement to try to work out disputes lingering...
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