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May 29, 2003 - 8:49pm
5 years 51 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 51 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 51 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 51 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
5 years 51 weeks ago
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...
May 28, 2003 - 6:22pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
Zanesville police say an armed robber is caught in the act and now faces multiple charges. The victim who lives in the Pershing Apartments called police Sunday evening and reported the in home armed robbery. Shortly after police arrived they placed 20-year-old Kyle Largent under arrest. They say that Largent’s actions weren’t at random because he was an acquaintance with the victim. Largent is being charged with one count of robbery and one count of weapons. He is currently locked up in jail...
May 28, 2003 - 3:33pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
The search is on for a missing brother and sister from Zanesville. 17-year-old Thomas Lee Glenn has brown hair and eyes, weighs around 160 pounds and stands five-feet-five inches tall. His sister, Amanda Marie Glenn is 16-years-old. She has sandy blond to light blond hair, hazel eyes, weighs around 120 pounds and stands five-feet tall. The two, who are considered runaways, were last seen this past Saturday afternoon. If you have any information about their whereabouts contact the...
May 28, 2003 - 2:10pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
The Senate president says spending the Senate version of the two-year state budget will be slightly higher than in plans Governor Taft and the House put forth. Senate president Doug White would not detail just how much more expensive the plan is compared with the record 49.2 billion dollar plan Taft had wanted and the 48.5 billion dollar budget the House passed. The Senate version will be introduced later today in the Senate finance committee. Hearings will resume tomorrow and a vote by the...
May 27, 2003 - 11:48pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
Fire crews are continuing to investigate a morning blaze that left a family homeless. The American Red Cross is helping Ted and Itel Cullins after their home on Fulton Lane caught fire around 10:45 Tuesday morning. The Cullins were not home at the time of the blaze. Their trailer was a total loss. The Red Cross says the Cullins do not have insurance. Currently, they are staying with family until they can find another home. The Red Cross is helping with food and clothing.
May 27, 2003 - 11:44pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
It’s been a long process, but Zanesville City Council approved raises for police officers and firefighters Tuesday night. The groups have been negotiating since last August. Approved are an annual four percent wage increase for the next three years, establishing holiday pay and health insurance costs for both the police and fire departments. Also at city council, members approved the city’s annexation of the Zanesville Art Center property in Falls Township and improvements to the boat ramp...
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