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August 10, 2002 - 1:17pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Muskingum County is making it easier for local residents to get rid of their hazardous waste. Today, at Muskingum Tech and OU-Z parking lot, a hazardous waste collection day took place. Anything from paint cans, oil, to anti-freeze were hauled in for recycling. Over 500 cars were expected to drop off their waste products.
August 10, 2002 - 1:12pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
After a week-long schedule of physical activites, local business men and women are ready to hang up their athletic gear. The final day of the Corporate Cup ended and many new relationships have been made. Brian Kaufman, the VP for First Federal Savings Bank said, its a good way to renew friendships that you had in the past with people, but its a great way to meet new people. So far, almost all of the teams are battling it out for the title. We'll have more when the results are in.
August 9, 2002 - 2:52pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Gus Macker three-on-three basketball tournament will be making another stop in our area...this time in Coshocton. The event is set to take place October 26th and 27th at the Kids America indoor facility in Coshocton. That's the first time the b-ball event will take place indoors in Ohio. Organizers say they hope to have around 240 teams and expect to draw around three-thousand fans. If you are interested in placing a team in the event you should contact Tom Fay at the Kids America...
August 9, 2002 - 11:48am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Something's brewing on the corner of Brighton and Dryden in Zanesville. Peeking out from a corner lot sits one of Muskingum County's newest entrepreneurial ventures. Cheryl Johnson hung up her white nurse's coat and tied on an apron when she decided to quit the medicine field and opted to start her own business -- Cheryl's Java Jive and Tanning Hive. Cheryl says she enjoys a good cup of joe and a dark roasted tan to match, so she spliced the two together and created a joint venture. City...
August 9, 2002 - 9:31am
5 years 6 weeks ago
A Zanesville news reporter is in trouble with the law. A reporter with the Zanesville Times Recorder newspaper could face up to 28 years in prison, if convicted, for numerous counts of deception. According to Muskingum county prosecutor Mike Haddox, 46-year-old Kathy Thompson was indicted this week on 28 counts of deception to obtain dangerous drugs. Thompson is accused of providing false information to six pharmacies in the Zanesville area over the course of seven months in order to obtain...
August 9, 2002 - 9:26am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Some might say Kid Rock is a victim of typecasting, but the hick-hopper surely doesn't mind in the least. He's just lined up another role in which the acting required -– for him, anyway -– will be slim.

Rock will play the leader of a motorcycle gang in DreamWorks Pictures' Biker Boyz, starring Lawrence Fishburne and Lisa Bonet, according to the Hollywood ReporTer. Like his role as a Trans-Am-driving hood in 2001's Joe Dirt, the Harley-loving Rock will fit right in as Dog, the head of...
August 8, 2002 - 4:12pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
If you want to do something for stray animals but don't have enough room for another member of your family, the annual Animal Shelter Auction may be a way to help. This Saturday, items donated by community members and businesses will go on sale to the highest bidders. The social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. while the floor auction starts at 7:00. Tickets are $15 and include a light meal as well as a chance to bid. Up for sale will be arts and crafts, televisions, and other various items. All of the...
August 8, 2002 - 4:03pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Ticket sales continue to rise for the historic John and Annie Glenn site. After only two months in business, the senator and astronaut's boyhood home has seen over 1,000 visitors. Lorle Porter, assistant director of museum, said that the museum is very happy with the unexpected numbers of visitors. People from 34 states as well as other countries have visited. Porter said she was especially pleased that many of the visitors include family members from several generations, as one of the main...
August 8, 2002 - 4:01pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
As the school year approaches, Ohio University-Zanesville is experiencing some difficulties with their enrollment. There is a 20% increase in fall applications from last year, which makes this year the fourth fall that there is a double digit rise. According to James Foneseca, a dean at Ohio University-Zanesville, as more parents and students from local high schools get to know the good things OUZ has to offer, they start to come to the branch. Since the college's increase in fall enrollment,...
August 8, 2002 - 12:17pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
After bids were opened for Muskingum County computer services this morning, it looks like Cott Systems will upgrade existing computer systems for $151,834. Six companies expressed interest in servicing the county computers, yet only Cott Systems submitted a bid. County officials say they're pleased with the bid choice, as Cott Systems has been their vendor for more than 20 years. Cashier, index, and imaging systems will be upgraded and internet capabilities will be added. County officials say...
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