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November 4, 2003 - 12:53am
6 years 12 weeks ago
The Army says of the 16 soldiers killed in a helicopter crash Sunday in Iraq, one was an Ohio soldier. The Army has identified the victim as Sergeant Steven Conover of Wilmington. His family said the 21-year-old had been on his way home to Ohio for a two-week leave when the CH-47 Chinook copter was shot down. Conover had been in Iraq for eight months and was a specialist in field artillery, operating a howitzer. He had been based in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and joined the Army three years ago.
November 4, 2003 - 12:52am
6 years 12 weeks ago
Ohio is getting $69 million to prepare for possible terrorism and other emergencies. The money is Ohio’s share of $2.2 billion is federal homeland security funds. Every state gets a base sum and then extra money is added based on population.
November 4, 2003 - 12:51am
6 years 12 weeks ago
An appeals court has denied Buckeye Egg Farm’s request to delay the closing of its barns scheduled for later this month. State Agriculture Director Fred Dailey has ordered the company to begin closing its barns November 24th and complete the shutdown by late next year. The company appealed Dailey’s order to the Tenth Ohio District Court of Appeals in Columbus and asked the court to delay the closing while it considers the case. The court rejected the company’s request to stop the closing.
November 4, 2003 - 12:50am
6 years 12 weeks ago
A chemical company accused of improperly removing asbestos when it renovated its plant in Circleville is to pay a $23,000 penalty. The state Environmental Protection Agency says it settled the EI Dupont De Nemours Company for violations during the six-month project starting in May 2002. The EPA says Dupont failed to douse bags of asbestos it removed from the facility, which is a violation of state regulations. Wetting the asbestos ensures that particles don’t escape into the air. The agency...
November 3, 2003 - 5:43pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The future is something we all think about. What will it be like and when are those flying cars going to get here? A Smithsonian exhibit coming to the McIntire library shows the ideas of the future from the 1950s. The “Yesterday’s Tomorrow” exhibit has been traveling the state of Ohio and will make a stop in Zanesville beginning this Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until noon. The exhibit features past visions of what the future will be like. This is the only library that will house the exhibit...
November 3, 2003 - 5:42pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
A local pioneer and aviation hero is honored this morning at the Zanesville Municipal Airport. Charles “Gene” Griffin began flying in the mid 1930s. He flew stunt shows and began training American and French pilots for WWII. His friends say this dedication will be an inspiration for pilots to come. This morning a bust of Griffin was dedicated at the terminal building. His friend Chuck Norman remembers the day Griffin died, August 4, 1950. He was flying a plane when the wing snapped and he...
November 3, 2003 - 5:39pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
A local sculptor reports he has half the needed funds for his proposed memorial. Alan Cottrill spoke to the Muskingum County Commissioners this morning. He let them know he’s raised over $87,000 toward his WWII/Korean War Memorial. The funds paid for the three bronze statues outside VFW post 1058 in Putnam. Cottrill said it took over six months to raise the first half and he’s hoping the second half won’t take as long. That money will pay for the 290 helmets in honor of those veterans who...
November 3, 2003 - 1:31am
6 years 12 weeks ago
Rioting partiers at an annual Athens Halloween bash started street fights, lit couches on fire and threw bottles at officers during what police called “the worst event to date.” Athens police chief Rick Mayor said police arrested 66 people overnight Saturday and responded to nearly 20 fights and at least five fires. Another 15 were arrested Friday. During one fight, police say a man’s leg was slashed to the point it might be amputated. They said a second man stabbed repeatedly in the chest was...
November 3, 2003 - 1:21am
6 years 12 weeks ago
The world’s strongest men and women made their way to our area tonight to demonstrate their strength and power. Cornerstone Full Gospel Church played host to the Next Generation Power Team. The team not only shows their strength, but they also provide an encouraging message. If you would like to see the team perform, you still have a chance. The group will be in our area Monday, November 3rd, through Wednesday, November 5th, at the Cornerstone Full Gospel Church located at 4509 Salt Creek Drive...
November 2, 2003 - 7:23pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Another local community event that will be coming to our area is that Soroptimists’ Annual Charity Auction. There will be many great prizes to be auctioned off, but one in particular is special to community. Proceeds from this year’s auction will benefit the Soroptimists’ dental trailer which provides dental services to elementary schoolchildren in Zanesville. The auction is by reservation only because there is a dinner prior to the event. All those who are interested should contact Bobbe...
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