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September 26, 2002 - 4:54am
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Governor Bob Taft is coming to Zanesville this week. On Friday Taft will unveil the results of "Access Appalachia".
That's a year-long study to determine the extent of broadband availability and capability in Ohio's 29-county appalachian region. Joining Governor Taft will be Mark Defalco of the Appalachian Regional Commission, who will reveal the Ohio site for one of only two experimental broadband technology stations in the United States. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at...
September 25, 2002 - 4:30pm
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Muskingum County Family and Children First Council and Genesis Healthcare System are sponsoring special assemblies at area middle schools featuring Jeffrey Dean. Dean is one of the nation's leading teen communicators. He has spoken to more than a half a million teens throughout the nation. This afternoon, Dean delivered one of his most powerful messages entitled "Right Choices" to 7th and 8th graders at Tri Valley Middle School. Also he will be speaking to Roosevelt, Maysville, and West...
September 25, 2002 - 1:59pm
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A McConnelsville woman who was shot in the face on the doorsteps of her home is showing signs of improvement. A spokesperson for Ohio State University Hospital says 43- year old Kristy Hooper was upgraded today from critical to serious condition. Hooper's 58-year old neighbor, Jack Church, is charged with attempted aggrevated murder after allegedly shooting Hooper last Monday outside her Main Street home.
September 25, 2002 - 1:13pm
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Residents of the Putnam Historic District were treated to artistic trash receptacles, courtesy of the Muskingum County Community Youth Foundation and the Zanesville Appalachain Arts Project. When the foundation received a grant to improve the historic district, they put the folks at ZAAP to work. Foundation president Dave Mitzel says several mosaic trash can bases were designed and placed in and around Putnam, including the riverfront. More trash can bases will be created by area youth and ZAAP...
September 25, 2002 - 1:09pm
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The staff at Experience Works Staffing Service in Zanesville is eagerly celebrating Employ Older Worker week by spreading the word that in most employment cases, hiring older is often better. The week was designed to highlight the benefits of hiring mature workers over 40. For more information, contact Experience Works at 454-3000.
September 24, 2002 - 5:46pm
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Reductions in state funding for Medicaid is having a direct impact on Coshocton, Guernsey, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble and Perry Counties---And the members of those communities who are affected by nmental illness, alcohol and other drug addictions. To treat those afflicted with mental illness and drug addictions, through Medicaid the local Mental Health Board has to absorb 40% of the treatment costs. Financially, the proposed reduction in state funding will greatly affect the six-county service...
September 24, 2002 - 5:43pm
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The Area Labor Management Cooperative Council received two grants that will benefit education for people of all ages in Muskingum County. Earlier this afternoon, SBC Ameritech presented the grants worth 45-thousand dollars to Council director Gary Lambert. These grants are part of a half million dollars that was designated to establish new computer centers in Ohio's rural low income areas.
September 24, 2002 - 3:39pm
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A Perry county family is homeless after a fire ripped through their home. It happened at 8616 Old Town road in New Straitsville. The home of Nancy Walker and David West was destroyed in the blaze. A third person, Dorinda Skinner, was also living at the home. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is assisting the victims with food and clothing. The three will be staying with friends. This is the 20th family in a fire since July first of this year in Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties. No word...
September 24, 2002 - 1:15pm
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Zanesville has been referred to as the pottery capital of the world as long as clay has been molded in the confines of Muskingum County, but one, former educator took that reputation, threw in some history lessons and a competition and molded youth program that lasted 15 years. Charles Colliflower taught history through artwork in the Zanesville City School District. He also developed a competition in which fourth, fifth and sixth grade students entered a pottery plate design. Potters at Turtle...
September 23, 2002 - 4:47pm
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Potential homeowners have a new weapon in the tought world
of home buying. The State Development Department announced Monday a new home ownership program that will asist low-to-moderate-income residents of Muskingum COunty beginning in January 2003. The Program is called the Mortgage Credit Certificate. It works to reduce the home buyer's federal income tax liability. The program only works for purchase loans. Questions, call Century National Bank: 740-454-6892.
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