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September 9, 2003 - 3:05pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
A South Zanesville father continues the search for his twins, hoping to involve the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Joe Cox called the FBI last week, looking to get their assistance in this case. They let him know the Muskingum County Sheriff’s department would have to initiate the process. This afternoon, Lt. Steve Welker made the call, setting the wheels in motion for possible assistance from the FBI. Until then, Cox keeps searching on his own. He put over 1700 miles on his van this...
September 9, 2003 - 3:03pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
A local daycare facility feels a lot cooler, thanks to a grant from the city of Zanesville. The Zanesville Daycare Nursery recently benefited from a $50,000 Community Development Block Grant. They applied for the money over two years ago and now they are reaping the benefits of electrical upgrades and air conditioning. The daycare’s current location was built in 1937 and is all brick, creating a fairly hot atmosphere in the summer. An extra benefit of the air conditioning is the cooking....
September 9, 2003 - 12:47pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Officials say Ohio State University football fans apparently are getting the message that police won’t tolerate drinking at tailgating parties in parking lots prior to home games. Last Saturday, police cited and warned fewer than half as many tailgaters for drinking violations as they had the week before. Tailgating is one activity city and campus police have zeroed in on in efforts to stem the fire setting, trashing of cars and other vandalism that has followed games the past several years....
September 9, 2003 - 12:41pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Ohio house speaker Larry Householder is featured in a taxpayer-funded public service spot running on radio and cable television in various parts of the state-soliciting volunteers for food banks. Critics suggest Householder, of Glenford in Perry County, is seeking name recognition for a run for statewide office in three years. But Householder says he has long been interested in helping food banks. Lisa Hamler-Podolski of the Ohio Association of Second Harvest food banks agreed that Householder...
September 8, 2003 - 11:42pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
A former pharmacist with the Big Bear Store on Maple Ave. pleaded guilty Monday to stealing drugs. 41-year-old John Campbell of Nashport was facing seven counts of theft of dangerous drugs, including Norco and Soma. According to Muskingum County prosecutor, Mike Haddox, Campbell told investigators that he stole the drugs to control pain in his knee, which stemmed from surgery seven years ago. Campbell has not been sentenced.
September 8, 2003 - 11:38pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
It’s a possibly five years behind bars for a Dresden man charged with one count of gross sexual imposition. 34-year-old Jeffrey Mahon pleaded guilty to the charge involving a 12-year-old girl. According to the Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office, Mahon was arrested after the girl said he inappropriately touched her. The victim was at Mahon’s house because she was staying the night with one of his children.
September 8, 2003 - 10:34pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
In Zanesville City Council news, once again council discussed the renaming of State Street and State Street Bridge to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Last meeting, council announced that the East Central-Southeastern Ohio Juneteenth Committee, which proposed the renaming several months ago, was reforming. This reforming places council in a difficult position. According to council president Joanne Winland, the issue is that council has to be sure they are endorsing a valid committee....
September 8, 2003 - 5:27pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
He was a tough little boy who fought for his life, but his struggles have come to an end. Zanesville resident Maurice Sturkey passed away yesterday afternoon at the Children’s Hospital in Columbus. The three-year-old boy was fighting a rare immune disease called Hyper-IGM, according to his family; doctors did everything they could do to save his life. In hopes of curing his condition doctors decided to perform an experimental surgery. After several surgeries including bone marrow transplants...
September 8, 2003 - 4:41pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
The medical examniner in Akron has done an autopsy on the body of a fisherman found dead in the Ohio and Erie Canal during the weekend. The autopsy failed to determine the cause, so more tests must be done in the death of 66-year-old Danny Mason of Akron. The medical examiner is trying to determine is Mason drowned Saturday or died of a medical condition.
September 8, 2003 - 4:12pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
National Assisted Living week begins today and an area complex kicks off the celebration. Residents at the Cedar Hill Apartments were out in full force this afternoon. Among the activities taking place, a time capsule was buried to be opened in 25 years. It contained a host of items from a letter from President Bush to an Ohio state quarter. The activities won’t stop today, a hog roast and dance are planned later on this week. At the ceremonies this afternoon, a giant quilt was unveiled,...
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