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October 6, 2003 - 12:09am
6 years 8 weeks ago
While some of Ohio’s religious colleges have turned into mostly secular institutions, others are attempting to maintain their traditions. A new book on the history of the state’s private colleges and universities says schools such as Franciscan University in Steubenville and Cedarville University in Cedarville are succeeding by embracing their religious roots. John William Oliver is one of the editors of “Cradles Of Conscience.” He says Franciscan is an extraordinary example of how a school has...
October 5, 2003 - 5:05pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
Governor Bob Taft made a trip to Zanesville this afternoon. He was on hand to see the multi-million dollar renovations to the Zanesville Art Center unveiled. The doors were open and the ribbon was cut at the grand re-opening of the art center. Today was the public’s first chance to check out this $3 million project. It provides an extra 12,000 square feet of classroom, exhibition and library space. Zanesville Art Center Director Phil LaDouceur said all the support came from within the...
October 5, 2003 - 5:00pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
The annual Octoberfest brings out hundreds of Muskingum County residents for a sunny fall day of cars and shopping. Octobefest has been run by the Brighton Historical Society for almost a decade. They decided not to do so this year, but three other area service organizations picked it up: the Muskingum County Fair Board, the Muskingum County Veterans Council, and the Springfield Lions Club. The highlight of the festival was a car show, which operates a little different than other area car...
October 5, 2003 - 4:59pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
Respect Life Sunday brings hundreds out to demonstrate on Maple Avenue in Zanesville. Every year, the first Sunday in October is known as Respect Life Sunday. Across the country, thousands take a few hours out of their day to voice their concerns against abortion. Chairperson Helen Fedorke said they sent letters to all of the area churches so they could announce the event in advance. She said this is the second year the Muskingum Valley Right to Life organization has organized the prayer...
October 5, 2003 - 12:02am
6 years 8 weeks ago
Ohio State University has added four essay questions to its undergraduate application to comply with a US Supreme Court ruling on race in admissions. The new OSU application eliminates a system of assigning points based on a person’s race. In June, the Supreme Court struck down the university of Michigan’s race-conscious admissions point system. Michigan’s’ system gave more weight to a person’s race than to some measures of academic performance. The court said colleges still can consider race...
October 4, 2003 - 11:56pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
Authorities have identified the decomposed bodies of two women found in a vehicle that crashed into a ravine and apparently went unnoticed for a month. The body of 37-year-old Ashland, Kentucky resident Tonya Stambaugh was found yesterday behind the wheel of the car. The remains of her 18-year-old niece, Christy Bosquez were found nearby. Mowing crews alerted the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Department after discovering the crash yesterday morning off US Route 23 just South of Circleville. The car...
October 4, 2003 - 6:55pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
Firefighters from across the county practice a variety of skills through an annual fire training school. The Muskingum County Firemans Association puts the training on and this year, the Adamsville fire department played host. Some of the training looked pretty real this afternoon. Smoke could be seen pouring from a house on Market Street, donated to the school for training. Firefighters closed off part of Market Street today and Kevin Thomas of the Zanesville fire department said the...
October 4, 2003 - 6:52pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
Campaign season is underway for public office, and political signs are popping up across our area. According to city officials, everything thus far has been done by the book. Zanesville has no rule on when political signs can begin to appear, but requires they be taken down no later than ten days after the election. There is also no rule on how many can be in an area, but signs cannot be any taller than eight feet. Billboards are a different story. Since they are mounted to a wall, they...
October 4, 2003 - 6:48pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
The former County Home nursing director rejects the offer to return to County Home at a different position. Muskingum County Commissioners offered Sharon Mozena an overnight charge nurse position Thursday. Friday afternoon, Mozena delivered her response to County Home Personnel Director Patty Wallace. County Commissioner Ed Kenily said he’s surprised with her decision, but at the meeting, the commissioners stressed they wanted her to do what’s best for her. Mozena said she felt she had much...
October 3, 2003 - 11:35pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
Besides the chilly weather, residents of northern Muskingum County had another annoyance…no electricity to keep warm. According to American Electric Power Representative Rachel Dutton, a raccoon got into the Dresden Substation shortly before 8:00 Friday night. The little critter caused a big problem…causing 1800 AEP customers to loose power.
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