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May 30, 2003 - 2:58pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
There are more problems for Buckeye Egg farms today. The company has been cited by federal inspectors for ignoring livestock-feeding rules designed to protect consumers from drug-contaminated eggs and mad-cow disease. The Columbus Dispatch is reporting today that the mega-farm has been ordered to change the way it feed chickens and administers production-enhancing drugs or face unspecified penalties. The U-S Food and Drug Administration says the mega-farm has been failing to carefully...
May 30, 2003 - 2:52pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
Ohio farmers are still feeling the effects from last summer’s drought – they’re running out of hay. Hay stocks in the state are at their lowest level since 1997. That’s forcing some farmers to buy hay in order to feed their livestock and others to buy hay in order to feed their livestock. Ohio farmers reported having only 236,000 tons of hay stocks as of May first. That’s down 57 percent from the 551,000 tons they had at the same time last year and the lowest amount since May 1997, when...
May 30, 2003 - 1:42pm
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Some vendors have resumed deliveries at Big Bear stores after parent company Penn Traffic offered to pay in advance. Deliveries were halted after Penn Traffic said last week it might seek protection for the second time in four years. Meanwhile, speculation abounds about Big Bear’s future. Analysts say Pittsburgh-based Giant Eagle is a likely suitor. A spokesman said the chain might be interested in buying some of the stores but has not looked into it. Cincinnati-based Kroger had not...
May 29, 2003 - 11:40pm
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Two teen siblings were reported missing Wednesday, now, one is back home. Zanesville Police say officials found 16-year-old Amanda Marie Glenn Wednesday in New Lexington. As for her 17-year-old brother, Thomas Lee Glenn, he is still missing. He has brown hair and eyes, weighs 160 lbs. and is 5’5”. He is considered a runaway and was last seen Saturday afternoon. According to police, Amada says the two spent the past couple of days staying at different apartments in the Adams Circle...
May 29, 2003 - 8:53pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
Years of experience add up to leadership at the Zanesville Fire Department. A special swearing-in ceremony was held for Dave Lacy, who is now officially fire chief for the department, and Robert Heinzman, who is now assistant fire chief. They have both worked for the department for 23 years. They will work together on various projects that will help benefit the department.
May 29, 2003 - 8:49pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
More jobs are moving into the South Zanesville area as a Wal-Mart Super Center prepares to open its’ doors. With the store’s opening on August 20th, not only will there be a new place to shop, but it will help the local economy. Store managers will be taking applications next week at the Zanesville Muskingum County Welcome Center.
May 29, 2003 - 2:54pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
Proposed changes to who qualifies for Medicaid coverage could jeopardize more than half the 770 million federal dollars Ohio is to get from President Bush’s tax cut. An Ohio Department of Job and Family services official says the agency is studying language in the federal law that says that state must maintain eligibility as it exists. Spokesman Jon Allen says the state wants to know if changing eligibility within the state budget still would allow the state to get the 400,000,000 dollars...
May 29, 2003 - 11:17am
5 years 46 weeks ago
The Zanesville Highway Patrol says an accident closed a major Muskingum county road for five hours today. Troopers say state route 60 North near the Muskingum County Speedway was closed after a semi tractor-trailer overturned. Officers say it was carrying a large load of plastic pipe. The accident happened just south of Mcglade School Road just before 10:30 this morning. The Highway Patrol says the road was re-opened at 3:30 this afternoon. No word on the casue of the accident.
May 28, 2003 - 11:40pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
A Perry County family is homeless after a blaze tore through their residence early Wednesday afternoon. The fire at 231 E. Main Street in Crooksville destroyed the home of Jeff Pidock and Bobbi Gillogly and her four children. Fire crews are continuing to investigate the cause of the blaze, but according to the Red Cross, the fire may have started in the kitchen. The family did not have renter’s insurance. They are receiving help from the Red Cross.
May 28, 2003 - 6:34pm
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The big Gus Macker basketball tournament is this weekend and organizers say there could be over 25-thousand attendees who will fill the streets of downtown Zanesville. That’s why the police department is beefing up security and assuring local residents that everything will be under control. Sponsors of the event have also hired many of the off duty officers, which will help provide additional security. Officers will fill the streets to help with congested traffic. Chief Eric Lambes says there...
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