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March 23, 2004 - 6:36pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The Gus Macker three- on-three basketball tournament is dribbling it’s way back to Zanesville soon and there’s no better time to register your team then now.

This year beat the rush by registering online. Dana Matz, Manager of the Zanesville Downtown Association says, “over 70 percent of our teams registration online last year so, don’t wait for the application go ahead and register online.”

This is the tournament’s eighth year in Zanesville and you can register at www....
March 23, 2004 - 6:36pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
If you hear sirens tomorrow, you won’t be the only one.

Statewide Emergency Management Associations are beginning to test the Outdoor Emergency Sirens.

The Emergency Alerting System is for any type of emergency not just emergencies weather related.

Tomorrow isn’t the only time you’ll hear the Early Warning Systems, it’s done twice a month for all of the Tornado Season.

There are thirty sirens around Muskingum County.
March 23, 2004 - 5:03pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
There will soon be a change in the way the county seeks their health insurance broker, but it won’t happen this year.

Michelle Campbell the new human resource director for Muskingum County says that every three years the County looks at health insurance proposals. She says they will now open the process to other local brokers who can submit proposals for next year’s selection. As for this year, any proposals must go through the county’s current broker.

John Parker, the...
March 23, 2004 - 4:54pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Now that spring has officially arrived, the vendors are out in downtown Zanesville. This year the courthouse corner now has a new hot dog vendor.

Del Warne owner of Del’s Curbside Grill sells a variety of items perfect for a bite on the run.

Although he’s still holding out for some warmer weather, Warne says he has a decent number of customers. “More everyday. As the weather gets better it improves. You see more people out on the street. It adds to the flavor downtown...
March 23, 2004 - 3:24pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
A Noble County grand jury has indicted a man on aggravated murder, kidnapping and rape charges in the death of a 7-year-old girl whose body was found in a well.

29-year-old Fred Mundt could face the death penalty if convicted of aggravated murder in the death of Brittany Hendrickson.

Noble County Sheriff Landon Smith says Brittany drowned in the well where she was found March 10th about a mile from her home in Lebanon.

The coroner had found that Brittany had...
March 23, 2004 - 2:50pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
There’s another survey showing that gas prices have never been higher.

The Triple-A reports that American motorists are now paying an average of just under a $1.74 for a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline, slightly higher than the previous record that was set late last August.

In a statement, the auto club says it had expected to see a new record high this year because of a combination of factors, including rising fuel consumption, high crude oil prices and “...
March 22, 2004 - 5:43pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The city of Zanesville is working on becoming a city committed to the arts.

With the rich history of pottery in the area, some city leaders are working to provide open studio spaces to bring artists and businesses alike to downtown Zanesville.

Members of the Zanesville community and officials representing Appalachia came to today’s luncheon where they talked about how an Artist Relocation Program in Zanesville would help the local economy.

But getting people to...
March 22, 2004 - 5:42pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
A shortage in clothing and other miscellaneous items has the Zanesville Goodwill asking for your help tonight.

Vicki Frick, Manager of the Maple Avenues Good Will says there are a lot of empty crates and storage spaces that are usually full at this time of year.

Frick says that around this time of year people are usually good about donating, but she that the weather has a lot to do with their bad luck.

She also says they always accept donations that people bring...
March 22, 2004 - 8:33am
5 years 10 weeks ago
It was a day to celebrate as hundreds crowded the streets of Chillicothe over the weekend waving flags and shouting their appreciation at members of the 101st Quartermaster Company as they returned home.

The troops spent a little more than 13 months overseas.

Troops were escorted into town Saturday by Chillicothe Police officers, Ross County Sheriff's deputies, State Highway Patrol troopers and several fire engines.
March 22, 2004 - 7:07am
5 years 10 weeks ago
Evacuations have been called off after a large gas explosion in Nashport near the Hamby Farms area.

The Emergency Management Agency announced a little before eleven last night that those who were evacuated from their homes on State Route 146 yesterday could return home.

The incident happened around 7:45 when a safety valve on a transmission line popped off, releaseing gas into the air. Fire officials conducted investigations and concluded that the valve slip was the...
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