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March 2, 2004 - 1:38pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Community Foundation is now accepting nominations for the Thomas Community Service Award. The award was named after the Foundation’s founder Ray Thomas.

Recipients will receive a $1000 grant that will be given to the winner’s charity of choice. According to Ann Day, Special Projects Coordinator, the award is for people who have volunteered in the community to improve the quality of life in Muskingum County.

“The potential winner will be someone who...
March 2, 2004 - 6:41am
5 years 11 weeks ago
It's a guilty plea for a Columbus mother who admitted she had acted irresponsibly the night her eight-month-old son drowned in the bathtub.

Authorities say 22-year-old Sharina Burkes admitted to drinking eleven beers and had been smoking with neighbors on August tenth when the incident occured. She also told police she recalled giving the baby a bath and getting out of the tub herself to get a towel, but nothing after that.

When her husband, Marcus Burkes, returned home...
March 2, 2004 - 5:59am
5 years 11 weeks ago
Election Day has arrived in Ohio and ten other states today.

The polls opened this morning at 6:30 and will close tonight at 7:30.

Voter turnout has been predicted at 34 percent, however, every Presidential Primary in recent memory was over before it ever got to Ohio. That's not the case this year with those running on the Democratic ticket.

Even though ten other states are holding primaries or caucuses today, Front-runners John Kerry and John Edwards have...
March 1, 2004 - 6:58pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
If you’re like most drivers you’ve been keeping an eye out for the cheapest gas prices.

At the Shell Gas Station on Maple Avenue gas for regular unleaded was among the highest.

Tim Talley was filling up his tank to the tune of a $1.69, which was the average price for most of the gas stations on Maple Avenue.

Meanwhile at the Wal-Mart gas station on Maysville-Pike was the cheapest around as well as the busiest. It was $1.62.

Other gas stations with...
March 1, 2004 - 6:36pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The rain didn’t stop the Zanesville city school levy and Dr. Seuss birthday parade.

Inside the Seacrest auditorium people learned a thing or two about what voting yes means for Zanesville city schools.

Zanesville Mayor Jack Fenton, County Commissioner Dorothy Montgomery and Superintendent Michael Pockl were just some of today’s speakers.

Today also marks Dr. Seuss’ 100th birthday.
March 1, 2004 - 4:25pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A 14 year old Roseville boy is recovering tonight after being shot in the back.

The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office says it happened Sunday night.

At his home near Roseville, a teenager was shot in the back with a 12-gauge shotgun.

Around 8:00 last night emergency crews responded to a shots fired call at a house located at 7170 Payne Road.
Investigators say the shooting appears to be accidental.

The victim was medflighted to Children’...
March 1, 2004 - 4:08pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s office also investigating an aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery that occurred early Saturday morning.

The incident took place at this residence on Center Road near South Zanesville. The victim, Ron Hall of Ron’s Auto Parts was assaulted and taken to a local hospital where he was later released.

Sheriff Bob Stephenson is asking for the public’s help in this case, urging people to call the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office with any...
March 1, 2004 - 1:47pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The State has some good news for Morgan County today.

Ohio Development Director Bruce Johnson says Morgan County will receive a 515,000-dollar grant to improve its water system.

The County will use the funds to build a water tank and install a water line, pump station and three pressure reduction values.

Johnson sys the 1.1 million dollar project will benefit around 100-housholds in Homer and Union townships.

He says the grant will help improve the...
March 1, 2004 - 1:39pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Election time is here. Today people came to the Board of Elections to vote absentee, but tomorrow you’ll be able to vote for the primary.

The elections were moved up from May to March so Ohio could play a bigger role in the primaries. Martha Thomas, Director of the Board of Elections says it’s very important for people to come out and vote.

“It’s very important for people to voice their opinion and narrow down the field of candidates and the primary election,” said...
March 1, 2004 - 1:38pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Today at the County Commissioners Office the board members reviewed the one and only bid they had for waste collection. Waste Management offered the new bid. The County has decided to re-advertise the bid to attract a better deal.

According to Ed Kenily, a Muskingum County Commissioner, the bid offered was $232 cheaper than what the original companies were charging.

Kenily says that the other bids may not have been offered because no one else saw the advertisement....
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