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March 31, 2003 - 1:51pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
A well-known Zanesville and Newark businessman has died. George Matesich passed way Sunday at the Alterra House in Newark. Matesich was the retired President and Chairman of the board of the Matesich Distributing Company in Newark. He spent over 50 years in the family owned business that was started by his father and late brother John Matesich Junior in 1928. George Matesich was active in the wine segment of the beverage business. He was also active in the community with membership in St....
March 31, 2003 - 10:04am
5 years 38 weeks ago
Playing and socializing at preschool is fine, but the Ohio Department of Education says kids should be learning too.
The state has established its first academic standards for preschoolers. They’re not mandatory, but state officials say using them as teaching guidelines will help children be prepared for kindergarten. They’re simple standards, such as printing and recognizing names and being able to tell coins apart. Math and language standards are already in place and science and...
March 31, 2003 - 9:33am
5 years 38 weeks ago
The Muskingum County sheriff’s office is looking for this weekend most wanted suspect. He is James A. Haught. Haught is charged with domestic violence. His last known address is Owens Hill Road in Zanesville. Haught is described as having brown hair and eyes, stands five-feet nine inches tall, and weights around 180 pounds. If you know of Haught’s whereabouts or have any information that might lead to his arrest, contact the Muskingum County sheriff’s office at 740 452-3637.
March 30, 2003 - 9:48pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
An argument over a microwave takes a turn for the worse for a Coshocton County resident. Just before 8 p.m. Saturday evening, 22-year old Jason Cushman of Coshocton, confronted 26-year old Shane Dubosh also from Coshocton, about stealing his microwave. The two men began arguing on the front lawn of Dubosh’s home. The verbal debate would quickly turn into a physical battle that lasted around forty-five seconds. Cushman then headed to the sheriff’s office to file an assault complaint against...
March 29, 2003 - 7:49pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Alcohol and excessive speed are considered factors in a one vehicle accident Saturday afternoon. At 4:15 p.m. 38-year-old James Bates of Zanesville was traveling eastbound on Grantcliff Road when he lost control of his Ford pickup truck. The vehicle went off the right side of the road. Bates overcorrected and went off the left side of the road, striking a tree and an embankment before turning the car on its top. According to Trooper Troy Hale with the Zanesville State Highway Patrol, Bates...
March 29, 2003 - 7:42pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
An early afternoon accident on State Route 60 sends one woman to the hospital and another to the county jail. A local resident received the surprise of his life as he tried to enter his driveway, located at 325 Wayne Avenue. As he turned his silver 1997 Ford pickup truck, a 20-year-old woman from Columbus, who was behind him, was unable to slow down her white 1989 Chevy Celebrity. The Celebrity made contact with the truck and side-swiped the car of a Zanesville woman, who was traveling...
March 29, 2003 - 7:38pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
A group pushing for lower prescription drug prices might run out of time to get the issue on the November ballot. Donald McTigue, an attorney for the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs, says the petition drive will carry over into next year is necessary. The group wants the legislature to consider mandatory drug discounts. If lawmakers don't act, the group wants to put the question to a statewide vote. The petition drive has gathered about one hundred forty three thousand names....
March 29, 2003 - 2:20pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Zanesville plays host to a special rug-hooking event. Hosted by The Fioriware Shop, it gave women the opportunity to socialize with one another about the rug art. They also had a chance to purchase materials, look at various rugs displayed, and create rugs as a group. The unique hobby is something that women have been doing for over two hundred years. The rugs are made out of either wool or cotton. Each is made by hand and can take several days, months, or even years to complete.
March 28, 2003 - 6:00pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office is moving. You may remember, earlier this month we told you that the search was on for a new building to help with overcrowding. Now, a decision has been made. Sheriff Bob Stephenson has been working with county commissioners on the project. The end result, they will move into a thirteen thousand square foot facility that sits on five acres of land. Stephenson says the new building will combine administrative personnel, a detectives bureau, records division...
March 28, 2003 - 4:30pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
A former Muskingum college student accused of killing her newborn baby now admits that she did it. Earlier today, Jennifer Bryant changed her plea to guilty on all three charges against her. She appeared before Muskingum County Common Pleas Court Judge Butch Zwelling and pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, child endangering and abuse of a corpse. Bryant, who was 21-years-old at the time of the incident, was accused of killing her newborn baby and leaving his body in a trash bin...
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