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November 7, 2002 - 4:05pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
It's not event Thanksgiving yet and the Chamber of Commerce is already thinking about Christmas shopping. The objective of the Chamber is to promote business activty in the area...and thanks to a new program many local businesses will make money this holiday season. It's part of the Chamber's "Buy Local" program, designed to bring customers to downtown. The gift certificates will be accepted at over 100 local businesses. They will be used as travellers checks, in demoninations of $5.00, $10...
November 7, 2002 - 3:57pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The city of Zanesville has been cleaning up nicely, with the help of the county's new baler. The recycling machine has not only been used to keep out planet clean, it also has a surprising result: making a profit for Muskingum County. The baler sorts through paper, cardboard and plastic products, saving the county money by shipping the baled products directly to the companies. Its dual purpose of saving the envornmnent and benefitting Muskingum County are evident in the people who enjoy...
November 7, 2002 - 1:52pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Students in the Talented and Gifted Class at West Muskingum Middle School wanted to honor the talented and gifted men and women who fought for our country in foreign wars, so they invited area veterans to an early Veterans Day program. World War II Veteran James Feerick talked about bombing missions and being a Prisoner of War for two years. Feerick says the most important lesson children learned today was to learn about the importance of freedom. Seventh grade TAG members Sabrina Shuey and...
November 6, 2002 - 1:50pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
There's still plenty of time and plenty of shots for people interested in obtaining free flu shots from the Rambo Health Center. More than 13,000 were ordered before October and 11,000 have been used. Center employees say they're ordering more. Shots are free for Muskingum County residents and people with Medicare Part B. People without those credentials can obtain shots for ten dollars. For more information, visit the Rambo Health Center in downtown Zanesville.
November 6, 2002 - 1:44pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
After three consecutive tries to pass a bond issue, the West Muskingum School District finally passed their bond issue. Students, parents and educators say they've needed additional funding for quite some time, but passing a levy now is better than never. Funds raised by the bond issue will be used to construct a new high school and two, new elementary schools. Schools are not expected to be completed for a few years.
November 6, 2002 - 1:11am
5 years 10 weeks ago
Coshocton County


County Commissioner
Daugherty (R) - 6,146 Westfall (D) - 4,202


County Auditor
Brandford (R) - 4,290 Tompkins (D) - 5,948


Coshocton School Dist. - Capital Improvements
Yes - 2,287 No - 1,091


Coshocton Co. Memorial Hospital Support
Yes - 4,595 No - 4,334


Coshocton Co. Park Dist. Improvements
Yes - 4,892 No - 5,473


Jackso Twp. - Fire Protection
Yes -...
November 5, 2002 - 2:17pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Perry County Department of Jobs and Family Services picketers protested for the third work day in a row. Picketers say they're upset they were not able to make a resolution with county commissioners or department administrators, regarding a newly altered health care plan. But, they're even more upset that many of their replacements are former Pickaway County Jobs and Family Services employees who belong to the Communications Workers of America Union. Department administrators and legal...
November 4, 2002 - 8:24pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Local juvenile departments, such as the one here in Muskingum County, provide much needed services to the juveniles of their communities with a very limited budget. Juvenile probation officers and support staffs are funded through county, state, or Title IV-E funds. Just this past month, Ohio finally became eligible for the Title IV-E Reimbursement Program which is federally funded. According to Rick Davis, core director of the Muskingum County Juvenile Court, participation in this program...
November 4, 2002 - 1:59pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Muskingum Iron and Metal has operated on the southside of Zanesville for many years. Recently the company --located on Maysville Pike --reaped the benefits of being good neighbors by being awarded a tax abatement. Executive Director of the Muskingum County/Zanesville Port Authority Larry Merry says tax abatements are authorized to help existing businesses, encourage businesses to reinvest and to stay profitable. It is a 100-percent abatement with 25-percent going back into schools and the City...
November 4, 2002 - 1:55pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
A simple lane change became a nightmare when a car traveling westbound on Interstate 70 crossed the path of a semi-truck. According to the semi-truck driver, Grover Hurst, a car swung in front of the truck from the left lane and then slid underneath the truck's cab. Hurst says when he checked on the driver of the car, the driver told Hurst that his wheels locked up on the car. The car's driver and a passenger were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital. Their status is not known. Hurst is fine...
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