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September 29, 2002 - 4:58pm
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Another armed robbery strikes the Zanesville area, this time a gas station. Zanesville police say just before seven this morning a white male with a shot gun entered the Duke & Duchess Gas Station on the corner of Adair and Blue Avenue demanding fast cash. Sergeant Floyd Lemmon say the suspect was wearing a knit cap and had a blue bandana covering his face. No one was injured in the early morning robbery, but the suspect who got away with an undisclosed amount of money, is still on the loose.
September 29, 2002 - 3:55pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
There was music in the air at the Zanesville High School Saturday for the 40th annual Battle of the Bands Bonanza. Marching bands from the Central and Southeastern Ohio region put thier best foot forward in hopes of competing at the state level. A total of 16 bands competed in four different classes. The state competition will be held sometime next month.
September 29, 2002 - 3:49pm
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"My Big Fat Greek Wedding" has already made millions as a box-office hit. Saturday Zanesville hosted a Greek wedding...a real life story of love. Zanesivlle resident Thalia Kallipolitis and Marty Haddox tied the knot at the St. James Episicopal Church. The wedding was of traditional Greek traditions, complete with a crowning ceremony and Jordan almonds. For non-Greeks, a pamphlet explaining the customs was passed out. The reception, at the Zanesville Country Club, consisted of a mix of...
September 28, 2002 - 1:57pm
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In a year where going up into an airplane can cause much concern, the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 425 taught children ages 8 to 17 how to fly a single engine aircraft. Pilots say since last September's terrorist attacks, they want children to know it is safer to fly in an airplane than drive a car. More than 1-hundred area children took part in today's activities. They even got to fly in a small aircraft.
September 28, 2002 - 1:52pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
Surviving cancer is a feat most people would rather not do alone. Today family and friends of Julie Shaw, a registered nurse, held a benefit in her behalf at the Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital. Shaw is undergoing chemotherapy and is struggling to keep up with mounting bills. Event organizers say today's event which included a yard sale, bake sale, and lots of entertainment, meant a lot to the cancer survivor.
September 28, 2002 - 1:48pm
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A former Muskingum College student accused of killing her newborn baby will wait a bit longer before heading back to court. 22-year old Jennifer Bryant had her suppression hearing continued yesterday because of a scheduling conflict with her attorney. Bryant pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to involuntary manslaughter, child endangering, and abuse of a corpse in the February death of her newborn child.
September 28, 2002 - 1:44pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
A Big Brother volunteer has been indicted by a Licking County grand jury of 19 sex charges in addition to more than 50 other charges he's faced involving children. Authorities say 34-year old Scott Wagner allegedly mentored at least one child, a 12-year old boy, he's accused of raping. They met through the Big Brother Big Sister Organization of Licking and Perry Counties. Wagner is being held in the Licking County Jail on 750-thousand dollars bond.
September 27, 2002 - 5:02pm
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A Newark Company will shut down operations come next year and more than one hundred jobs will be lost. The reason… Asian competition. John Jenkins, the General Manager of the Dayton Precision Company, says Asian companies are making components for electrical motors for about thirty percent less than what it costs to make them at the Newark plant. Jenkins says Dayton Precision, whose parent company is Cleveland-based Kirkwood Industries, has been in financial strains for the last three years...
September 27, 2002 - 4:54pm
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Wet road conditions led to many fender-benders across Southeastern Ohio. One serious car collision sent a Thornville man to the hospital. Around twelve this afternoon state troopers say a Progressive Auto Insurance S-U-V hydroplaned, sideswiping a Honda S-U-V on Route 22 near Thompson Run Road. The Honda went over an embankment and the driver, 42-year old Carl James, was taken to Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital with back injuries. The driver of the Progressive Auto Insurance vehicle was...
September 27, 2002 - 4:46pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
They offer help to those in need, and today they were dishing up rib sandwiches galore to keep their organization's philanthropic deeds going strong. On the menu for the 12th annual United Way benefit luncheon were almost a thousand rib sandwiches, chips, cookies and drinks. All for four dollars and all possible thanks to generous donations from area businesses. Today’s event was held at the First Federal Savings Bank in downtown Zanesville. Keely Warden, the Executive Director for the...
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