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July 26, 2003 - 8:01pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Besides the heat this afternoon, another bit of the Middle East made its way to Zanesville. The all Amateur Arabian Horse show had hundreds making their way to the Morgan County Fairgrounds today. The horses competing today are descendants of horses from the Middle East. Earlier in the day, horses jumped three-foot fences. Later on, it was the decorated horses taking the spotlight. Morgan County’s show is a little different than other Arabian horse shows. “We offer a lot of classes that...
July 26, 2003 - 7:55pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A tradition in hand made arts continues in Morgan County this weekend. Today kicks off year thirty-six of the Howard Chandler Christy Arts and Crafts festival. Besides selling the pieces, three judges from the Zanesville area determined who would leave with cash prizes. “We have photography, applied arts, and fine arts. And there’s a grand total of about two thousand dollars worth of awards given away,” said John Houser, president of Howard Chandler Christy Arts and Crafts festival....
July 26, 2003 - 5:59pm
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Federal investigators say two Belmont County Sheriff’s deputies accepted money to guard drug shipments to the community they were sworn to protect. FBI Agent Matthew Campe outlined the sting Friday in Federal Court in Columbus on whether to detain Robert Sears and Ronald Dyson. Campe says undercover state and federal agents posed as members of a Miami drug cartel and local drug dealers and hired the two men last winter. He says videotapes show the men watching a fake drug deal go on in a...
July 25, 2003 - 4:46pm
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Zanesville Police are continuing to search for answers to a deadly crime last weekend. 59-year-old Donna Weaver was found beaten to death inside her store, Weaver’s Cycle Shop, on Saturday. According to Detective Ric Roush, the department has collected DNA and fingerprinting information from 20 so-called persons of interest. The department also sent 50 pieces of evidence to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation. The department is still asking for help from the community in solving this...
July 25, 2003 - 4:45pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The sewer system in Zanesville is set for an upgrade by the end of the summer. The G.W. Morris Sewer Separation project is spearheaded by the City of Zanesville and the Ohio Environmental Agency to improve water quality and flow. The $.5 million project will separate the sanitary sewer system from the storm sewer system, affecting up to 200 residents. Public Service Director Mike Sims says that by taking the storm water out of the combined system, it will lessen the amount of water flow and...
July 25, 2003 - 3:36pm
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The state agency charged with preserving and chronicling Ohio history says that it is eliminating 39 more staff positions. The move is the latest attempt by the Ohio Historical Society to deal with continuing budget problems that have led to previous job cuts and curtailed services. The new cuts will mostly affect preservationists, archivists, librarians and support personnel at the society’s main center in Columbus. They also mean that the society’s staff has been cut by 25 percent...
July 25, 2003 - 8:40am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Noble county commissioners yesterday came up with enough money to keep the sheriff’s office open, providing sheriff Landon Smith lays off two of his seven deputies. Smith had said he needed 250-thousand dollars to keep his deputies on patrol and his jailed staffed. The commissioners came up with 123-thousand dollars, saying that’s all they could scrape from the strapped treasury. The sheriff in the county 80 miles East of Columbus was preparing to lay off all of his deputies this weekend if he...
July 24, 2003 - 8:46pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The coroner Thursday is ruling that the three found dead in a house near Ohio State's Campus died after being shot execution style. Franklin County Coroner, Brad Lewis, says 21-year-old Kayla Hurst of Granville and her boyfriend, 23-year-old Aaron Grexa of Greensburg, PA were shot several times in the head. Lewis says Grexa's roomate, 22-year-old Eric Hlass from Arkansas sustained one bullet in the head. Police are investigating drugs as a possible motive in the deaths. At this time there...
July 24, 2003 - 4:23pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Training never stops for emergency personnel. As technology improves, so does the threat of bio-terrorism. The Muskingum County Disaster Services is preparing for the worst by holding training seminars. Thursday, different agencies were at the water department, working on a confined space rescue. Through several Weapons of Mass Destruction, Homeland Security grants, our area Haz-Mat team now has the capabilities to handle different levels of emergencies.
July 24, 2003 - 4:22pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Residents may soon find some cash in their mailboxes. The government is sending families who qualified for the Child Tax Credit last year a pre-payment for this year’s amount. Families will be contacted by the IRS. They will receive up to $400 per child starting July 25th. This is an advanced payment because the Child Tax Credit increased from $600 to $1,000. Families can receive up to $1,200 total.
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