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April 28, 2003 - 11:42pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
A man trying to keep warm is now police custody for criminal trespassing. Around 8:00 Monday evening the South Zanesville Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at the Old Mosaic Building in the Brighton area. When fire crews arrived at the scene they found wooden pallets on fire. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, and Sheriff’s deputies arrested one individual. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a man was living in the building at the time of the fire. He is charged with...
April 28, 2003 - 6:07pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
The President of Zanesville City Council speaks out about allegations of grand theft. Monday afternoon Joanne Winland called a news conference to talk about the investigation into her days as the head of the Universal Credit Consulting Service. Winland maintains the problem is a mismanagement issue, not one of money. Last Thursday the Zanesville Police Department announced an investigation of internal thefts at the UCCS is downtown Zanesville, Winland’s former employer. The accusations stem...
April 28, 2003 - 4:30pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
Cardiologist is calling it a major breakthrough in cardiac medicine. Doctors will now change the way they open narrowed arteries of about 800-thousand Americans. The cypher stent will now be used in most heart patients to allow blood to flow freely in areas previously clogged or narrowed by fat, cholesterol and smoking. Although stents have been used for several years by cardiologist, the cypher stent is coated with a drug that will help reduce reblockage in the vessel. In a U.S. study ,...
April 28, 2003 - 3:16pm
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A man convicted of a 1985 murder is scheduled for execution tomorrow morning. Lawyers for David Brewer said today they plan to file no more appeals. State Public Defender Greg Meyers said there is no new information to bring to a court’s attention in defense of Brewer. Ohio Governor Bob Taft on Friday rejected Brewer’s request for clemency. The 43-year-old Brewer was convicted of killing 21-year-old Sherry Byrne, the wife of a fraternity brother. Police said the victim was beaten, choked...
April 28, 2003 - 8:45am
5 years 42 weeks ago
Ohio First Lady Hope Taft is to meet with the U.S. Surgeon General today in Washington to discuss underage drinking. Taft and three other first ladies are trying to get the government to consider underage drinking one of the nation’s top health priorities. The group wants Surgeon General Richard Carmona to launch a public awareness campaign on underage drinking, similar to efforts in the past to reduce smoking. A Columbia University study released this year says underage drinkers account for...
April 28, 2003 - 8:31am
5 years 42 weeks ago
The search is on for this week’s most wanted suspect in Muskingum County. The Muskingum County sheriff’s office says the search is on for Angela Mock. Mock is charged with trafficking crack cocaine and possession of crack cocaine. Her last known address is Richard Avenue in Zanesville. She is described as having blond hair and brown eyes. She stands five-feet-six inches tall and weighs around 140 pounds. If you know of her whereabouts contact the Muskingum County sheriff’s office.
April 28, 2003 - 8:15am
5 years 42 weeks ago
A spokesman for Governor Taft says he’s very close to announcing the start of his Golden Buckeye Card discount drug-prescription program. Orest Holubec says the program will provide a significant discount to seniors that the Governor discussed during his re-election campaign. Taft wanted to start the program in January, but the pharmaceutical companies, which operate their own discount programs to lure people to buy their products, were reluctant to participate. Steve Proctor, spokesman for...
April 26, 2003 - 9:19pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
The Zanesville Country Club hosted the ninth annual Muskingum County Community Foundation Awards Banquet Saturday evening, honoring those who have worked hard to make Zanesville a great place to live. Since 1995, the recognition banquet has thanked residents who contribute more than time and money to improving Zanesville. They have also given their hearts. Saturday evening more than 130 people gathered to celebrate Muskingum County living.
April 26, 2003 - 9:12pm
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The Zanesville Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire in an abandoned home on Greenwood Avenue. Around one Friday afternoon fire crews responded to a house fire at 1041 Greenwood Avenue. According to Acting Assistant Fire Chief Robert Heinzman, the fire apparently started in a chair and couch in the basement of the home. A door leading to the basement was left open, leaving officials to believe that the fire had been deliberately set. The fire department is treating this as an...
April 26, 2003 - 2:44pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
Outdoor recreation enthusiasts once again gathered to celebrate spring as the Wilds hosts EcoThon, a trail run and walking event. Runners had their chance to choose from either a 5k or 10k course. Both courses took participants through remote portions of the Wilds land moving along lakes and wetlands, through wooded areas and grasslands that stretch for miles. The theme for EcoThon 2003 is “Celebrating Ohio’s BisonTennial.” Entry fees from participants will help support the Wilds’ ongoing...
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