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August 27, 2003 - 4:39pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
Coshocton residents reap the benefits of an educational center with college classes and degrees. The Coshocton Educational Center is in its second quarter of operation, offering programs from Central Ohio Technical College, Ohio State University, and Muskingum College. It operates like a community college, but students can take classes from any of the schools. Earned degrees range from associates to masters. Organizers said the numbers have been steadily rising. They expect around 250...
August 27, 2003 - 10:19am
6 years 4 weeks ago
The city of Newark today announced that it received a 500-thousand dollar grant to improve housing. Mayor Frank Stare says the money comes from the comprehensive housing improvement program for the rehabilitation of owner occupied homes. Stare says Newark faced stiff competition statewide and placed in the top third of applications submitted. Homeowners residing within the city limits may ask about their eligibility by contacting the Newark Department of Community Development.
August 26, 2003 - 4:58pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
A teacher arrested Monday after being chased through Fairfield County farm fields by Sheriff’s deputies, dogs and a police helicopter has been charged with masterminding a theft ring. Authorities say the theft ring allegedly organized by 34-year-old John Dolby included former students at the Fairfield Career Center in Lancaster, where he has been a computer support technology teacher for two years. Fairfield County Sheriff, Dave Phalen says Dolby was charged with felony counts of receiving...
August 26, 2003 - 4:52pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
An area man is in custody after a shooting incident occurred last night in Fairfield County. It happened a little after 10 Monday night when Lancaster police officers responded to a 911 call at 420 Mulberry Street. As officers arrived on the scene they heard shouting and gunshots coming from behind the residence. Officers located a male subject with a gunshot wound in the parking lot in the 400 block of East Wheeling Street. During a search of the area, officers found a firearm and a...
August 26, 2003 - 4:37pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
One of the Muskingum County commissioners takes his name out of the mix for re-election. Ed Kenily announced he will not be running for another term this afternoon. He wanted to make the announcement early so other people could have four months before the primary petitions are due. He said he is getting older and just wants a new challenge. Kenily looks back at his time as a commissioner fondly. He believes he has helped get a lot of area facilities built, including a juvenile center,...
August 26, 2003 - 4:32pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
The kickoff of the academic year begins at the Muskingum College with a convocation speech today. Nikhil Deogun spoke to students this afternoon about their paths through college. An alumnus of 1991, Deogun wanted to give students a simple message: find your passion and try to nudge the world. Today he works at the Wall Street Journal as a media and marketing editor. He remembers his years as a Muskie where he decided that journalism was his choice. He believes he “nudges the world” as a...
August 26, 2003 - 4:26pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
Good news for Muskingum County and their work with the Appalachain Regional Commission. As part of Appalachia, Muskingum County qualifies to get funding, both state and federal, for projects in our area. Today Joy Padgett, director of the governor’s office of Appalachia spoke at the Zanesville Rotary Club to address where the ARC has contributed. Projects include the East Point Industrial Park and the New Bakery area. Besides putting money back in the community, Padgett had some other...
August 26, 2003 - 4:19pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
School is back in session and that means school buses returning to the roads. The Zanesville police department reminds people to take extra caution around the big yellow buses, especially when children are getting off. Sgt. Bob McDonald said drivers in the opposite direction of buses need to pay attention as well as those following it. McDonald said when you see the flashing lights, just stop. Crosswalks are also another area with more traffic during the morning and afternoon. Law in Ohio...
August 26, 2003 - 4:18pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
Besides bringing a Super-Center to South Zanesville, the new Wal-Mart may bring lower gas prices. Murphy Gas USA leases land from the new Wal-Mart and opened in conjunction with them on August 20th. Many drivers around town have noticed the low gas prices at the gas station. The price per gallon today was $1.53. Manager Lynn Watson said she is starting gas prices off low to attract customers. Murphy Gas USA is not owned by Wal-Mart, but they are attracting quite a crowd to South Zanesville...
August 26, 2003 - 11:36am
6 years 4 weeks ago
A report ranks Ohio seventh in the country in exporting guns that end up in the hands of criminals in other states. The report by Americans for Gun Safety is based on data for 2001 from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Jim Kessler of Americans for Gun Safety says gun shows allow firearm sales without background checks and that those guns end up in other states. The group blames weak gun laws for an “iron pipeline” of guns out of Ohio. But Joe Waldron, Executive Director...
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