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March 27, 2003 - 10:55pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Students at Muskingum College want to show more red, white and blue around campus, but yellow is the only color campus officials have approved so far.
On Monday, two students met with college officials to try and get the school to display more American flags around campus, however some college officials were against the idea.
Ransom Clark, Vice President of Administration, says by displaying more flags some students could interpret the action as a support for war. Because the...
March 27, 2003 - 6:25pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
If you have a loved one fighting in the war against Iraq, now is not the best time to try and relay a message to them. The U.S. Central Command has advised the American Red Cross to minimize certain messages to and from the Middle East. The Red Cross serves as a communications link between families with their primary focus being to deliver emergency messages to and from service members. They also deliver non-emergency communications. Now that family members are seeing information on television...
March 27, 2003 - 6:16pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is teaming up with various schools in our community to help raise funds for the Red Cross. On Friday the 28th, kids will be able to wear a hat for the entire day if they pay a quarter to the Red Cross. This is the fourth year for the fundraising event. This year 33 schools are participating and the Red Cross expects to raise more money than in years past.
March 27, 2003 - 1:49pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Seven people are facing federal drug charges after a recent round up in southeastern Ohio. The charges stem from a three-year undercover investigation that led to the arrest of 42 others last year. Among the seven indicted were two Zanesville residents: 33-year-old David Kennedy and 34-year-old Ronald Wilson. Zanesville police chief Eric Lambes says this most recent arrest is a major victory in the war against drugs. Lambes says Kennedy is charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and...
March 27, 2003 - 1:39pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
The Zanesville fire department says it has an arson problem on its hands. Acting Fire Chief Dave Lacy says on Tuesday of this week his crews responded to a garage fire at 737 Fountain Square. Lacy says when firefighters arrived the garage was fully involved in flames. Investigators say the blaze was intentionally set. Lacy say a reward is being offered for information concerning the fire. If you have any details about the incident contact the Zanesville Fire Department at 740 455-0700.
March 26, 2003 - 11:52pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
A man accused of robbing Zanesville convenience stores entered a not guilty plea Wednesday. 46-year-old Steven Sims was arraigned on five felony counts of robbery and five misdemeanor counts of theft. Zanesville police say Sims is a suspect in several convenience store robberies involving The Dairy Mart on Linden Ave., the Speedway on Blue Ave. and the Starfire Station on Pershing. If convicted, Sims could face up to 25 years in prison. He’s being held on $100,000 bond.
March 26, 2003 - 11:50pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
31-year-old Kevin Sands is facing a felony count possession of marijuana. During his arraignment Wednesday, the Zanesville resident pleaded not guilty to the charge. Sands was arrested two weeks ago along the Maysville Pike. Police say they discovered 11,214 grams of marijuana in his sports utility vehicle. Sands is being held on $100,000 bond and faces up to five years in prison, if convicted.
March 26, 2003 - 4:39pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Some Zanesville residents were left in the dark for part of this morning. American Electric Power says just after 10:00 am around 16-hundred customers lost service after a power line malfunction. It happened in the Linden Avenue Dresden Road area and last four around 90 minutes. A-E-P says power was restored just before 11:30 this morning. The power outage also caused traffic problems on Maple avenue after some of the stoplights stopped working during the outage.
March 25, 2003 - 9:23pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Volunteers from the local United Way agencies gathered together to enjoy the fruits of their labor Tuesday night. During the annual United Way dinner, volunteers from the Muskingum, Perry and Morgan County agencies celebrated a successful campaign year. According to Vince Durant, Campaign Chairman, this year the United Way raised more than one million, one thousand dollars. This is the sixth time that a United Way campaign has surpassed the one million dollar mark. Keely Warden, Executive...
March 25, 2003 - 5:38pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
The State Highway Patrol will get 50 new troopers to help during times of heightened security alerts if the Ohio House agrees to a plan the Senate added to the Transportation Budget. The Senate plan transfers eight million dollars from a program to beautify rest areas on Ohio highways to pay for the new class of troopers. Patrol Lieutenant Rick Fambro says the troopers will ease overtime costs during the so-called orange, or elevated, alerts. Under those alerts, the Patrol increases security...
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