Granville native and Olympic silver medalist Leann Parsley visited with Jefferson Elementary students earlier today. Parsley was greeted with screaming kids wearing red, white, and blue for their "Hometown Hero," as they said. Parsley talked with students about her triumphs and experiences as a female skeleton athlete. Parsley is traveling throughout the state of Ohio to thank people for their support.
Nationally, John Glenn is a hero. Locally, he's much more. To New Concord residents, he's a friend and family man. On Monday, the community will finally get a chance to tour the inside of Glenn's childhood home, and share the memories and life of this great man. Following a Veteran's Ceremony at noon and the bicycle parade at 1:20, the Dedication Ceremony to the museum will be at 2:00. Senator and Mrs. Glenn will be on hand to welcome visitors and guests into the museum.
Tom Selock was named Unizan Bank's Regional President of Muskinghum County, and Executive Vice President of Regional Sales Friday morning. Selock will oversee the Muskinghum County market, which employs more than 200 people. The focus is always on the community, and how to locally improve business. Unizan Bank is the result from the merger of First National Bank and United National Bank and Trust Company.
The Tri-Valley School District announced that it's hired a new superintendent of schools. Douglas Spade comes to Muskingum county from the New Philadelphia city schools. He was superintendent there since May 1996. Spade, and his wife Becky, will be looking to relocate to the Tri-Valley area as soon as possible. Spade is a graduate of Muskingum College.
Congressman Bob Ney says funding to buy bullet proof vests for some local law enforcement agencies is on the way. In our area Guernsey and Perry counties will share some of the money. New Concord and Buckeye Lake are also on the funding list. Congressman Ney says the Bullet proof Vest Partnership Grant Act Of 2000 authorizes 25 million dollars a year for the program. Ney says this grant helps protect officers who put their lives on the line for area residents.
The Muskingum county sheriff's office is investigating an early morning armed robbery. It happened Friday morning around 1:30 at the Dillon Duke and Dutchess shop. Deputies say a white male walked into the store with a handgun, demanded cash, and fled on foot. The suspect is described as 6 feet tall, 175 pounds. He was wearing a red long sleeve shirt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes. No injuries were reported. If you know anything about the incident contact the Muskingum County Sheriff'...
What if you were stranded in the middle of a natural disaster? Would you have all of the necessities to survive? Thanks to the American Red Cross-You could! The Red Cross is announcing the release of a new survivor's pack that contains all of the necessities to keep you alive. Some items that are included are: food bars, water, candles, matches, toilet paper, and a first aid kit. Almost anyone could use a survivor's kit in today's world. After all we do live in Ohio that's frequated with...
A severe blood shortage is calling for all prospective O-negative donors. Like reported last week, the American Red Cross is urging anyone with the blood type O-negative, to report to a blood mobile nearest you. A blood drive will be held at Coshocton Memorial Hospital tomorrow(Friday) from 1 to 7 p.m.
Several new eateries will be soon making the Colony Square Mall Food Court home. After several businesses left the food court, the Colony Square Mall was looking for replacements into its popular lunch time hangout. Soon the mall court will become home to two new restaurants: Famous Wok and the American Bistro. Kevin Pinson the Marketing Coordinator for the mall said, "that their will be more additions to the food court in the near future."
With the state of Ohio soon-to-be celebrating its bicentennial, Century National Bank has teamed up with the Ohio Bicentennial Commission to raise funds for the state's celebration. Tomorrow a collectable barn bank signing will help aid with those funds. The Bicentennial ceramic barn banks can be purchased at any Century National Bank for $26.50. The Banks were handcrafted by Buckeye Stoneware, which features the red, white, and blue bicentennial logo.