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November 15, 2002 - 6:18pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The Ohio Department of Transportation is getting ready for winter. Friday the Muskingum County O-DOT held its annual Dry-Run to test all the snow and ice fighting equipment. Cindy Brown from O-DOT says its merely coincidence that snow shows up in this weekend's forecast...but if we get a dusting, or more, crews will be ready to clear the roads. Salt, plows and crews are ready to go in the seven county area of District Five.
November 15, 2002 - 6:09pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The city of Zanesville is taking another step toward cutting the odor from the troubled waste water treatment plant...and it's thanks to an Ohio EPA loan. $1.3 million will be specifically used on the roofs of the plant's digestors. According to Public Service Director Mike Sims, the digestors' roofs are between 40 to 50 years old and not safe anymore for workers to walk on. This project is a precursor to the entire plant upgrade, costing an estimated $20 million. The work on the digestors...
November 14, 2002 - 6:00pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department announced this afternoon that there is a suspect in custody in connection to this past weekend's bank robbery at the Bank One location on Brandywine Bvld. The suspect is 38-year-old Kenneth O. Gatlin of Toledo. According to Detective Ric Roush, Gatlin was arrested in the Toldeo area at around 1:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. He is currently locked up in Lucas County Jail. In addition to the charges Gatlin faces in Muskingum County, he also is a suspect in...
November 14, 2002 - 5:51pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Local law enforcement officials are looking to an annual grant to purchase video cameras for sheriff's cruisers. The Local Law Enforcement Block Grant is designed to help agencies upgrade technology or assist with staffing issues. In the past years the Muskingum County Sheriff's Department has used the grant to improve their computer system and radio dispatch equipment. This year technology remains a priority. Major Bryan Hoover spoke to the County Commissioners today to inform them of the...
November 14, 2002 - 5:47pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The picketters in Perry County resumed talks today with the Family Services Department. The striking employees of the Perry County Job and Family Services walked off the job on November 1st, showing how strongly they oppose an increase in health benefit payments. Due to a court order, only a limited amount of picketters have been allowed to walk to sidewalk. Despite the quietness, the strikers still are adament about their cause...Both sides were hopeful talks today would resolve issues....
November 14, 2002 - 2:11pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Mayor Jack Fenton says the Sertoma organization has helped numerous people in Zanesville and surrounding areas for 35 years and that is why he issued a proclaimation declaring next Wednesday, Community Pancake Dinner Day. Unlimited pancakes will be served at Secrest Auditorium, courtesy of Sertoma,throughout the day on Nov. 20. Money for tickets will be donated toward Sertoma who will use it to help others with medical and monetary problems.
November 14, 2002 - 2:03pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
When the City of Zanesville decided to tear down parts of Greenwood Avenue to make way for a revitalization project, people knew remnants of the old neighborhood would have to be discarded somewhere, but residents say they didn't know disposal plans included using a wooded lot off Arcadia Lane -- just off Route 60 South -- until they read the fine print in the newspaper on Tuesday. Residents and business owners say they were shocked to find life altering information in the form of a legal...
November 13, 2002 - 11:21pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Two Muskingum County Sheriff's deputies are on administrative leave after they get into a fight in a downtown Zanesville bar.
According to Sheriff Bob Stephenson, the fight happened in October at the Union Bar and Grill.
The Sheriff did not reveal what caused the confrontation between the two officers, but it's thought to have been over a mutual female friend.
Officers from the Holmes County Sheriff's office are conducting the investigation into the incident.
The Sheriff...
November 13, 2002 - 2:15pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Education officials from around the state are demanding the state supreme court rule on Ohio's 11-year-old school-funding lawsuit. Individual school board members and the Ohio School Boards Association rallied outside the statehouse today. Robert Shreve, past president of the Buckeye Association of School Administrators, says the Ohio supreme court must decide if the state's school funding system is constitutional. He says the court's current deadlock is inexcusable. The supreme court is...
November 13, 2002 - 12:43pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The City of Zanesville is trying to clean up its act so the city code enforcement supervisor employed the use of jailed inmates to help clear overly filthy property lots. City officials say they've watched many residents tarnish the squeaky clean reputations of some neighborhoods, so Code Enforcement Supervisor Tim Smith is cracking down on offenders, saying he'll work with them to keep them out of court, but if communication is not established he will take the necessary actions. Ordinary...
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