Sleeping in a high school and doing construction work all day. This does not seem like a typical way teenagers spend their summer, but a group of kids enjoys trying to make a difference in Zanesville. Over four hundred high school age kids flooded Zanesville for the week in something they call Zanesville Hope. The city, along with United Methodist Church, sponsored the group to come to town. Today was day one of work on repairing homes for the elderly, disabled and low-income families. “We...
A judge is denying bail for a man accused of setting a fire that killed five college students in a house near Ohio State University. The Judge in Columbus ordered Robert Patterson held without bond after a police detective testified Patterson is a threat to people who witnessed the April blaze. The detective told the judge that several witnesses feat Patterson would set their homes on fire if he find out who they are. Patterson did not speak during the hearing.
The annual buyer’s guide is finished and ready for you to take home. It lists over eight hundred companies in our area including: manufacturers, retail companies, insurance agents, and service firms. The new informational guide can be picked up at the Welcome Center in downtown Zanesville. Also the same information is provided on the chamber website at www.zmchamber.com.
The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down twice within about 20 minutes causing minor damage around the Lorain County community of Amherst. Frank Keiltyka of the National Weather Service in Cleveland says no one was injured. Winds reached 50 to 75 miles per hour, putting Sunday afternoon’s storm in the smallest class of Tornado. In nearby Henrietta Township, the tornado was on the ground briefly starting at around 2:45 p.m., Keiltyjka said. The most significant damage was at...
Governor Bob Taft looked a bit sleepy this morning as he helped mix feed for the cows at the Ohio State Fair dairy barn. Taft spent the night in the barn where bright lights, thunderstorms and mooing cows kept him up most of the night. He says he managed to get a couple hours of sleep.
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s office is looking for this week’s most wanted suspect. She is Heather R. Stevens of Linn Street in Zanesville. Stevens is charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of theft over 500 dollars. She is described as having brown hair and brown eyes. She stands five-feet seven-inches tall and weighs 180 pounds. If you have any information on Steven’s whereabouts contact the Muskingum County Sheriff’s department at 740 452-3637.
A two-car accident in Perry County sends two minors to the hospital. According to the Fairfield post of the State Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 6:20 Sunday evening on State Route 13, north of New Lexington. A first vehicle went left of center and struck a second car. Because of the collision, a minor from the second vehicle was med-flighted to Grant Medical Center. A second minor from that vehicle was transported to Fairfield Medical Center and later med-flighted to Columbus...
Ohio currently leads the country in communities receiving a national award for urban tree planting. The national Arbor Day foundation designated 231 Ohio communities this year as tree cities, which is more than any other state. Award winners must spend at least two dollars per resident on green project
The John McIntire Library will now be providing v-h-s and d-v-d’s to borrow… provided you have a library card. Up to five movies can be taken out at a time. Movies in the past have been made available based upon customer’s suggestions, but now customer service representatives says that many of the titles found are what you would see in a rental store. The library is offering a reserve system for movies as well. Go on line at www.muskingumlibrary.org to select your favorite pick.
Over 400 workers from across the United States and Japan are in Zanesville this week to lend a helping hand. As part of a mission group, young people will be in town to help build, fix, or remodel homes for the elderly, low income, or the disabled. The project is called Zanesville Hope. Over 70 sites will be refurbished. A group of at least five children and an adult will be working on each project. Co-sponsors of the event are the city of Zanesville and the United Methodist Church.