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July 1, 2003 - 10:11pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
The Zanesville economy can thanks bronze for its increase in travelers. The Cottrill Sculpture Studio and Gallery has opened its doors to the public. The 17,000 square foot building holds hundreds of bronze works, terra cotta, and plaster pieces. Sculptor Alan Cottrill loves creating the works of art. His gallery is located on Sixth Street in Downtown Zanesville. It is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
July 1, 2003 - 10:09pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
Teenagers and illegal drug use...an unhealthy combination that’s all too common. The teenage demographic is quickly becoming one that uses illegal drugs most often. In a countywide survey conducted by Pro Muskingum, the results show that a large amount of teenagers use alcohol and drugs at an early age. The survey was given to over 6,000 7th- to 12th-graders. Director of Muskingum Behavior Health, Steve Carrel, says the survey found that 55% of the kids drank alcohol in the last 12 months...
July 1, 2003 - 7:11am
5 years 51 weeks ago
A Newscomerstown man who claims he was injured when a stack of dog food bowls fell on him is suing Wal-Mart for nearly one million dollars. Richard Whittington’s lawsuit is scheduled to begin today in Coshocton County Common Pleas Court. Whittington claims an employee was stacking the dog food bowls on shelves at the Coshocton Wal-Mart, when eight or nine fell, hitting him on the neck and shoulder. He says he received two small cuts that took three to four months to heal. Whittington, who...
July 1, 2003 - 5:53am
5 years 51 weeks ago
An area man is dead after a one-vehicle accident. The Granville Post of the Highway Patrol is investigating the crash that occurred on Cristland Hills Road near state route 13 in Licking Township Monday. The victim of the crash is identified as Michael Burns of Heath. Troopers say Burns was traveling east on Cristland Hills Road, when he failed to negotiate a curve, and drove off the edge of the roadway. He then crossed back across the road and slid sideways. The vehicle’s tire clipped the...
July 1, 2003 - 5:27am
5 years 51 weeks ago
A Zanesville drug dealer is going to prison for three years. Muskingum County Common Pleas Judge Butch Zwelling sentenced Gregory Gibson Junior Monday. In addition to the three years, Gibson also received a 5000-dollar fine and had his license suspended for three years. Gibson was arrested after selling cocaine to undercover officers with the Zanesville police department. The sales took place on Lee Street in November of 2001. Gibson has a prior record of carrying a concealed weapon and...
July 1, 2003 - 5:23am
5 years 51 weeks ago
Zanesville police detectives are looking into a weekend robbery. Just after 12:30 Sunday morning, a suspect reportedly entered the Diary Mart on Pine Street and pointed a gun at the store clerk. Police say the man fled the scene heading south near Pine with an undetermined amount of money. The man was wearing a black ski mask, black sweatshirt, black baggy pants and white gloves. There were no injuries. Anyone with information on this case should call Zanesville police at 740 455-0700.
July 1, 2003 - 5:20am
5 years 51 weeks ago
It was court day for a man who robbed the Dairy Mart on Linden Avenue back in March. Edward Mohler of Zanesville was sentenced on one count of robbery and one count of theft. He received three years of community control, was ordered to attend and complete the Licking-Muskingum Community Corrections program and to perform 100 hours of public service.
July 1, 2003 - 5:15am
5 years 51 weeks ago
The Zanesville police department is investigating an attempted rape. A local woman was attacked in a parking lot, but managed to escape. According to detective Ric Roush, an employee with Community Ambulance Service was attacked in the parking of work on Linden Avenue. The attack happened just before 2 a.m. Saturday. The victim was getting out of her car when she was attacked from behind. Roush sys the woman was able to get away. The suspect is described as a white male with a slim build...
July 1, 2003 - 5:07am
5 years 51 weeks ago
Ohioans will pay more for just about everything beginning today. The state sales tax is going up one penny from 5 percent to 6 percent. It will be even higher in counties with their own local sales taxes. Lawmakers needed the increase to balance the two-year state budget that begins today. The sales tax has also been expanded to several new services not previously covered, including dry cleaning, taxis and satellite t-v. The gas tax goes up 2 cents as part of a three-year, 6-cent increase...
June 30, 2003 - 3:34pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
Members of the Appalachian Regional Commission viewed plants in Zanesville Monday morning as part of a 13-state tour. The purpose of the trip is to see first hand how funding has been used in Appalachian areas. One such project is the access road in the North Point Business Park, with Dollar General and New Bakery facilities. Ann Pope, the Federal Co-Chair of the ARC says Ohio is one of the important states within the Appalachian region. “It’s been a real eye opener to see what local, state...
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