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July 31, 2003 - 9:38am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Some Zanesville residents are in the dark this morning after a power outage. American Electric Power says it happened around 9 a.m. after a squirrel got into a transformer and shorted it out. A-E-P says 32-hundred customers are without service. Power should be restored by 12 noon today.
July 30, 2003 - 10:31pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A former employee at the Clark Station on Putnam Ave. who lied to police pleaded guilty to a Prosecutor’s Bill of Information Wednesday. 22-year-old Amanda Wyatt was facing one count of theft and one count of falsification. Police say on June 22, Wyatt reported a robbery where two suspects stole money and lottery tickets. As it turns out, Wyatt actually stole the money and tickets. The total theft amount was $1,263. Prosecutors are recommending community control and full restitution for...
July 30, 2003 - 10:29pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A concrete mixing truck tied up part of Elks Run Rd. in Muskingum County for six hours Wednesday. According to the State Highway Patrol, at 2 p.m., 54-year-old Richard Holcomb was backing up in the truck when he drove into a ditch. That caused the road to close for about six hours. The concrete mixer was fully loaded. According to the Patrol, the cement was contained to the mixer, but it hardened and ruined the truck. The patrol cited Holcomb with failure to control and commercial vehicle...
July 30, 2003 - 6:33pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
For the second year, the Zanesville Post of the American Legion is helping kids prepare to go back to school. The legion is currently taking donations and buying school supplies for Muskingum County children. Last year they filled 400 bags with supplies and are hoping to reach even more students with the program this year. If you need assistance with your children’s supplies, applications are available at the City Board of Education between now and August 15th. The legion is still in need of...
July 29, 2003 - 10:52pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Business groups are pushing to deny injured workers benefits if the workers were drunk or on drugs at the time the injury happened. A bill sponsored by Rep. Bob Gibbs, a Lakeville Republican would deny worker’s compensation benefits. The Ohio Chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business says the proposal sends the message that drugs and alcohol don’t belong in the workplace. In a decision hailed by unions, the Supreme Court overturned a law in December that made refusal to take...
July 29, 2003 - 3:49pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The race for mayor in Zanesville is starting up already. Independent candidate Rick Lavy challenged incumbent mayor Jack Fenton and Republican candidate Dave Joseph to a series of debates. Lavy suggests the three get together since in past elections, no debates have been held. “I’d like to have a one on one debate to where we can face all the issues, tell the public exactly where we stand, what we want to accomplish in the next four years,” said Lavy. He said the issues in the upcoming...
July 29, 2003 - 3:09pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
President Bush is planning another trip to Ohio. The White House announced today that the President will spend labor day weekend in Richfield, near Cleveland. White House Spokesman Scott Stanzel says Bush will speak in Richmond in the morning and travel back to Washington in the afternoon. Stanzel says the speech will likely key in on the Labor Day holiday, and probably will address contributions that working Americans have made to the country.
July 29, 2003 - 2:15pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Board of Elections prepares for a special election next week. Residents of West Muskingum school district will be able to vote on Tuesday August fifth on a tax levy. Residents may vote at a variety of places such as Coburn United Methodist church and the Falls Township fire department. “In Muskingum County, the special election August fifth will only involve the residents in West Muskingum local school district. This is a renewal tax levy for the emergency requirements...
July 29, 2003 - 2:09pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
If you find it difficult making time to stop at the library for the summer’s hottest book, your computer might be able to help you out. It’s a new program the Muskingum County library is starting called the Online Book Club. All you need is an email address and you can select titles from fiction to business reading. You don’t even need a library card to participate. “What registrants will receive is a chapter everyday, Monday through Friday. It takes about five minutes to read and then at...
July 28, 2003 - 11:36pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A busy intersection in Perry County is the site of a fatal accident. The crash happened at SR 204 and SR 13 in Perry County, just south of the Licking County line. The accident involved two automobiles and one motorcycle. It happened just before 7 p.m. According to troopers with the Fairfield Post of the State Highway Patrol, 61-year-old, Branham Owen of Millersport was traveling west on 204 when he went through a stop sign and struck the motorcyclist. Owen's car then struck another...
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