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August 21, 2003 - 1:52pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The F.O.P. Zane Lodge #5 is helping underprivileged kids go back to school in style. It’s their first annual back to school “Shop-With-A-Cop” event. Sixty area children along with local authorities spent their day at Wal-Mart selecting fashionable garments. The youngsters were divided into several groups and headed to the isles for their big shopping spree. The lodge raised six thousand dollars through phone solicitations. Pat Corder, President of the lodge, says without the support of those...
August 20, 2003 - 11:40pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Akron-based FirstEnergy avoided rolling blackouts Wednesday after asking electric customers across northern Ohio to conserve power. The company blamed the rolling blackout risk on the high-energy use in hot weather and reduced power-generating capacity since the blackout last week. FirstEnergy is the focus f investigations into the cause of last week’s massive blackout. FirstEnergy serves customers across northern Ohio through operating companies in Cleveland, Akron and Toledo.
August 20, 2003 - 4:35pm
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The Guernsey County Youth Commission seeks to expand its program. This afternoon Cambridge Mayor Sam Salupo addressed the Cambridge Rotary Club about the group’s growth. He said the commission has had great success, but is turning to service clubs and government agencies for funding and leadership. Salupo said he wants to add a professional staff person to lead the commission. The youth commission’s goals are to instill core values into today’s youth like the importance of family, honesty,...
August 20, 2003 - 4:31pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A handful of parks projects have the go ahead in Cambridge thanks to a three on three basketball tournament. This year the Gus Macker basketball tournament brought in over thirty-three thousand dollars for the Cambridge City Parks Department. Two projects are already underway thanks to the money. The first is a concrete pad by the football field’s concession stand. The other project is lights for one of the little league baseball fields. Officials said the money really helps accomplish a...
August 20, 2003 - 1:41pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The new Super Wal-Mart in South Zanesville opened its doors today. The store will offer a bigger selection of items including groceries. Free goodies were given away at the grand opening celebration. Subway is another business that opened its doors today it’s located next to the Super Wal-Mart.
August 20, 2003 - 9:46am
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A Perry County step mom was sentenced to 13 years in prison today in connection with the death of a child. Donna Conley was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and child endangering charges in the death of four-year-old Brandi Marie Conley in December of 1996. During the trial, Conley claimed that she found the injured child on the landing at the foot of a flight of stairs, in the family’s home in Saltillo, in Perry County. An examination concluded that the child had been beaten and died...
August 19, 2003 - 11:40pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Government and petroleum industry officials say motorists probably will face higher gasoline prices the rest of the summer because last week’s blackout temporarily shut down seven refineries including two in Ohio. With gasoline supplies tight and demand soaring, prices at the pump have increased an average of about ten-cents a gallon nationally in the last three weeks and spiked much higher in some places.
August 19, 2003 - 8:45pm
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Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich wants state regulators to tear up FirstEnergy Corporation’s operating license. Spokesman Doug Gordon says the Cleveland democrat will petition the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to revoke FirstEnergy’s right to operate in the Buckeye State. Gordon says Kucinich will release the petition at a news conference in Cleveland Wednesday afternoon. A copy of the complaint was not immediately available, but a release from Kucinich says it’s related to what’s...
August 19, 2003 - 5:24pm
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It’s a big day in the history of the Zanesville city school system. Two groundbreaking ceremonies to kick off two school construction projects. The first, this morning for a new middle school on Pershing Road. A large crowd was on hand to witness many local and state officials shovel the dirt, which will be the new South middle school in 2005. The facility will be almost seventy-five thousand square feet and looks to be a large upgrade. Ward Coffman, president of the Zanesville school...
August 19, 2003 - 5:21pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Public support continues at a second groundbreaking this afternoon for the North Middle School on Blue Avenue. This is the second of two middle schools ready for construction, and with the completion of one elementary school, phase one of the project will be complete. Phase two plans for four elementary schools and a new high school, all to be completed by 2008. Michael Pockl, superintendent of Zanesville schools said the new facilities will be state of the art. He said when it came time to...
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