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August 25, 2003 - 12:12pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Over the past two weeks, prices at gas stations across the country have been skyrocketing. Here in Zanesville, the story is not different. Gas prices at some stations along Maple Avenue showed most charging between $1.65 and $1.70. Whatever the cost, area drivers are not happy with the added squeeze on their wallets. Sharon Staib from McConelsville said she paid over $22.00 to fill half of her gas tank, when she used to be able to fill it for about $25.00. The national average price per...
August 24, 2003 - 9:12pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department received a call shortly before 5:00 Sunday evening that two juveniles had a gun in the K-Mart parking lot on Maple Avenue. Police received a second call at around 6:00 that the two juveniles were back with the gun, this time in the Country Fair Shopping Center in front of the Big Lots store. As officers approached, the two ran into the store and hid the gun. According to Lt. Bill Shaw with the ZPD, the gun was found. It was only a bb gun. However the two...
August 24, 2003 - 9:11pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
An injury accident Sunday afternoon sent five people to the hospital. According to Lt. Shaw, the accident on Moxahala Avenue happened around 4:30 when a Jeep Cherokee driven by Jinni Johnson of Zanesville ran a red light at the intersection of Moxahala and State Route 719. A GMC pickup truck driven by Dale Harry of Zanesville hit the jeep, causing it to spin and overturn. As a result, all four people in the jeep, and Mr. Harry were transported to the hospital, all with minor injuries. Shaw...
August 24, 2003 - 8:45pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
A man is still loose after peeping over a clothing store’s changing room in Zanesville. Last night, a woman reported seeing a man looking at her as she was changing in the Maple Avenue K-Mart. Many may think of a peeping tom, but the crime is called voyeurism. Regardless of the charges, it left one woman feeling violated for merely trying on clothing. The victim, who wishes to remain anonymous, said she screamed out loud when she saw the man looking over top of the changing area at her....
August 24, 2003 - 7:43pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
A three-unit accident in Perry County results in a fatality. According to the Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol, the accident happened Saturday afternoon on State Route 793, south of Lancaster. 20-year-old Angela Ross of Lancaster was traveling north on 793 when she veered to avoid a pedestrian, also walking northward. The vehicle traveling southbound, driven by 62-year-old Constance Severing of Lancaster swerved off the right side of the roadway, struck and embankment and...
August 24, 2003 - 7:42pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Many took part in a very special blood mobile Sunday at the Longaberger Homestead, where a national initiative is underway. The “Save A Life” tour features two convoys that are traveling to 345 different locations, all to encourage Americans to become regular blood donors. For more information, call 1-800-GIVE LIFE.
August 24, 2003 - 7:41pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
It’s back to school time for the area kids, and students at East Muskingum Middle School area starting off on a new foot, in a new building. The over-80,000 square foot school was dedicated Sunday after nearly two years of work.
August 24, 2003 - 7:40pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Ohio school districts are beginning a state supported building boom to replace aging buildings, and the schools being built are more advanced from the ones that opened 30 years ago. Planners and architects say air conditioning was once a luxury. Now it’s standard. Accommodating students with wheelchairs means wider doors and halls, lower science lab tables and accessible restrooms. Other changes include enhanced security and restrooms with diaper changing stations.
August 23, 2003 - 10:42pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
According to Sgt. Chris Rice with the Zanesville Police Department a portion of State Street was closed Saturday afternoon because of a one-car accident on the street in front of the Ford’s BP Station. According to Rice, a female driver struck a utility pole with her vehicle; she then got into another car driven by an unknown individual. That person dropped her off a short time later behind an address on the 800-block of Lee Street. Officers were able to locate the Zanesville woman. She was...
August 23, 2003 - 10:41pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Police arrested three individuals who allegedly were stealing items from a vacant home on Marietta Street Saturday evening. According to Sgt. Rice, a private citizen alerted police that the residence at 925 Marietta was being broken into. After a short investigation police located the three individuals of the Marietta Street-area and placed them under arrest. A mantle for a fireplace in the residence was taken into police custody as the item stolen from the house. Charges are pending...
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