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March 6, 2002 - 2:14pm
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Nonprofit organizations that have a vision for the future of the community are encouraged to participate in the Spring Grant Competition. The Muskingum County Community Foundation has recently announced the grant competition for the year 2002, and is hoping that local organizations apply soon. Applications are available now for those organizations interested and thanks to an outpour of support at recent fund-raisers, the Foundation can award even more money this year. The Groundhog auction went...
March 5, 2002 - 6:33pm
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A highly contagious and sometimes deadly disease has popped up in our area. And an unusually high number of cases have been reported in Muskingum County. The health department has confirmed that 8 people have been diagnosed with Pertussis more commonly known as whopping cough. The cases were reported by a private doctor’s office, and those infected are being treated. To prevent this and other childhood diseases, immunization shots are vital. The health department is holding a free child...
March 5, 2002 - 6:31pm
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The old Dave’s Union Bar will reopen this week, under new management and a new name – but the atmosphere will remain unchanged. At 4 this Friday night the union bar and grill will open. The legendary former owner Dave Joseph whose family has owned the building for three generations, will sit on the other side of the bar. The new owner Wes Clark is a police officer. Clark only made a couple of slight changes to the interior and to the menu. The new hours will include lunch: Monday through...
March 4, 2002 - 5:43pm
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The City of Zanesville has been working on connecting State Route 146 to 60 for the past seven years. Now plans are in the works to make the idea a reality. The city is currently looking at four different types of roads. The estimated cost for the new road is between 5.3 and 6.7 million dollars. The project is expected to be completed by 2003.
March 4, 2002 - 4:26pm
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The Muskingum County Home on Newark Road has served mature area residents for many decades. But now, the home is in great need of repair in order to continue its service for years to come. The extreme tempatures that we have experienced within the last two weeks have caused some of the exterior bricks to fall. The exterior of the county home consist of various layers of brick and although the damage looks very extreme on the outside, it does not pose an immediate threat to the residents....
March 4, 2002 - 4:20pm
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The Greenwood Project is currently down but not out. And now there is talk of a new less expensive proposal. Last Monday city council turned down two ordinances that would have moved the project forward due to a hefty price tag of 7-million dollars. But since the city of Zanesville has invested numerous hours of manpower and approximately 100 thousand dollars in the initial stages of the project, council wants to see an alternative plan. Phil Allen, executive director of the Zanesville...
March 4, 2002 - 3:19pm
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Ohio now has a one stop internet shopping center where people looking for a nursing home can find answers to many questions, and Experience Works in Zanesville is playing a role in making the web site successful. The Ohio Department of Aging plans to announce its completion this week at the Westerville Senior Center in Suburban Columbus. The guide which cost one million dollars to design, can be found online at LTCOHIO.org.
March 4, 2002 - 2:04pm
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Years of experience have added up to a very special honor for Zanesville’s first radio station. WHIZ AM1240, has been nominated again for the Crystal Award which is a community service award for radio stations who contribute to their local communities. One of fifty finalists out of 12,000 commercial radio stations in the country, the station attributes much of its success to the Zanesville Muskingum county community and its members. The National Association of Broadcasters Convention is held...
March 3, 2002 - 6:54pm
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High school seniors are looking forward to the end of their final school year and the prom. And to ensure that the young women in the surrounding area have a chance to buy the dress of their dreams at affordable prices, The American Red Cross and the Muskingum County Community Youth Foundation have come up with a plan. With the help of the American Red Cross, the Youth Foundation will resale prom dresses that have been donated by the community. The dresses will be sold at the Community...
March 3, 2002 - 6:45pm
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Over at Bishop Rosecrans earlier today, swimmers of all ages took to the water in order to combat diabetes. For 26 years, thousands of volunteers across the nation have dived in to raise money for the Central Ohio Diabetes Association's biggest fundraiser and this year was no different. The money raised at the annual Swim For Diabetes helps with many area related to the disease and services provided by the Central Ohio Diabetes Association. More than 16 million Americans are diagnoised with...
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