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October 22, 2004 - 12:13am
7 years 6 weeks ago
It was a special night for area women and their families who've been battling breast cancer.

Genesis Women's Services presented a free program featuring entertainment, speeches and information on treatment options for cancer patients in our region.

Local health officials say knowledge is a powerful weapon in the fight against breast cancer and knowing more about the disease eases the fears for those trying to overcome it.

Since it is also breast cancer awareness...
October 22, 2004 - 12:03am
7 years 6 weeks ago
A Zanesville filling station has been the target of another robbery.

It occurred Wednesday night at 11:20 at the Duke and Dutchess Station at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Brandywine Boulevard.

According to Sgt. Detective Ric Roush with the ZPD, a suspect approached an employee of the Duke Station outside the store, then ordered him back inside. The suspect then demanded money from the cash register and threatened the employee with a knife.

The suspect...
October 21, 2004 - 5:52pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The race for state senate in the 20th district is heating up.

Candidate Terry Anderson says personal attacks from his opponent Senator Joy Padgett have gone too far.

Anderson, a former hostage, walked out on a debate Wednesday after learning about a piece of Padgett’s literature showing a photograph of Anderson and his captor.

The brochure says, “America’s enemies have reason to hate us, are we willing to accept that they hate us, not because they’...
October 21, 2004 - 4:21pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Yesterday it was racecars, today it’s a bus. The Bush campaigners are all over Ohio just days before election time.

Members of Congress, Bob Ney, of Ohio, and Shelley Moore Capito, of West Virginia, are taking a bus your to talk about coal and the views of the presidential candidates.

Ney says that coal jobs are very important to our area and if they are taken away, we will lose more jobs than we think, “for every coal job, you probably have six spin-off jobs, for every...
October 21, 2004 - 4:20pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
A new Dollar General on Putnam Avenue made its debut in Zanesville today, making it the third one in our city.

Dollar General, which has a distribution center in Muskingum County, is a Fortune 500 discount retailer with over 7,000 neighborhood stores.

District Manager John Manes says that even three stores isn’t enough for Zanesville, “There’s room for even more in Zanesville, our local community needs us when it come to the product selection that we carry and the pricing...
October 21, 2004 - 4:19pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
With Ohio’s struggling economy, there always seems to be a need for jobs.

A couple of local businessmen went to the Muskingum County Commissioners today to propose an idea that might help bring some jobs our way.

They call it a business incubator, and Gary Landerman, Executive Director for the project, says it does just what you think… hatches. “The incubator is a place where new businesses can start up and have the opportunity to, much like the name…keep them hatching.”...
October 21, 2004 - 4:11pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
We all know how important it is to recycle, but one local couple went a bit further and made a house entirely of Eco-Friendly materials.

The Warmke family has a pledge they call the four R’s: Recycle, Reuse, Re-Claim and Repair. They believe in this pledge so much they made a house using dirt, tin cans and old tires.

Some people call it a garbage house…they call it an Earthship. Annie Warmke says that unlike a real house, this one can fully function on its own.
October 21, 2004 - 6:19am
7 years 6 weeks ago
A man who was once pulled over for a routine traffic stop was taken into custody Wednesday, but not for his traffic violation.

According to a press release from the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, troopers stopped a car on October 11th in which Scoot E. Fain was a passenger. During that time, Fain gave troopers a false name and information. He was placed under arrest and a search revealed he had possession of marijuana and a crack pipe, but was able to escape and fled on...
October 20, 2004 - 11:54pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
An alleged robbery suspect made his first appearance in court today.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 34-year-old Deric E. Marshall of Columbus, was arraigned in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court on four counts of robbery and one count of theft.

Workman says the charges stem from the defendant's alleged involvement in the Unizan Bank robbery incident on September 30th of this year.

Marshall pleaded not guilty to all charges and...
October 20, 2004 - 9:09pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Deputies and employees of the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office were honored tonight at the annual awards and retirement banquet.

Lt. Steve Welker received the Deputy of the Year award. Corrections Officer of the year was awarded to Mark Harmon and Shirley Maddox, the Sheriff’s assistant financial administrator, received employee of the year.

Retirees Larry Brocklehurst, Kevin Bunting and Jim Peadon were also awarded for their years of dedicated service to the...
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