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March 20, 2002 - 6:23pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
It’s been just the start of what’s to come, flood season is barely out of the gate and already levels are higher then normal. The engineers at Dillon Dam are still monitoring for the winter pool. The levels are currently a foot and a half too high, but this weekend the water reached seven hundred and thirty seven - about 3 feet above normal. The ground isn’t fully saturated, but this time of year Mother Nature isn’t always friendly. The engineers monitor the gauges on a daily basis. Cliff...
March 20, 2002 - 1:35pm
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Let the games begin. Although the Olympics have come to an end, students at Rufus Putnam Elementary School are holding their own winter games at the Singer Center gymnasium. The 4th, 5th and 6th grade classes made flags for each country and cheered their classmates on as the events took place. Everything from speed skating, and bobsledding to hockey and even basketball is included in the line-up of events that the kids were emulating from the games in Salt Lake. The students got involved by...
March 19, 2002 - 6:04pm
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Despite the rain, former senator and astronaut John Glenn and his wife Annie picked up their shovels and broke ground for the addition being made to John Glenn High School. New Concord is getting bigger and the students are growing out of the current school. Frank Gregory, Principal at John Glenn said that construction begins in June. The plans call for a new gymnasium and locker rooms to be added. The district then plans to expand the music department. The following year, the new science...
March 19, 2002 - 2:28pm
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The City of Zanesville has just unveiled its website and now community members can log on to check it out. It’s been six months in the making and so far city officials are pleased with the results. The site outlines the divisions within the city, gives employees and their responsibilities and also there is an email forum where the employees of the city can be reached. There are still more kinks to be worked out on the site since it is operating in the city hall building, however more is planned...
March 19, 2002 - 2:27pm
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A distinguished professor of American Studies graced the campus of Muskingum College as a guest speaker earlier today. William Dentzer, Jr. a 1951 Graduate of Muskingum College, went on to become a very successful bank regulator and CEO of one of the world’s largest stock securities depositories. The Depository Trust Company, on Wall Street began in 1972 and has grown since then. Last year the company settled in money and securities a market value of 120 trillion dollars. The Depository Trust...
March 18, 2002 - 3:30pm
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New Concord is growing in leaps and bounds. In fact over 40 million dollars worth of construction will commence this year. The biggest project is the building of a new middle school and renovating an existing middle school and high school in the East Muskingum School District. Muskingum College is building a new communication art and theater building, and Genesis is building a medical office and clinic that will house three doctors. The Genesis project is supposed to be completed this year...
March 18, 2002 - 2:52pm
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A group of Muskingum College students are hosting a 5-mile run and walk for cancer research in honor of cancer survivors and Muskingum College Alumni Director Ron Mazeroski. The fund raising event fulfills a group social project assigned by one of the professors at the college. The 5-mile walk and run is April 6th in New Concord. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society's relay for life. For entry forms or information you can call 344-5660 or 826-9201.
March 18, 2002 - 1:29pm
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The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with the Frazeysburg Police Department is continuing to investigate the double stabbing that occurred in Frazeysburg Saturday. On Monday the suspect, 21-year-old David Wion was formally charged. He faces two counts of attempted murder, two counts of felonious assault, and two counts of felony fleeing an officer with a gun specification. According to Detective Steve Welker of the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office, the victims, 22-year-old...
March 17, 2002 - 4:23pm
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Gas prices in Columbus and nationwide have begun climbing again, particularly over the past two weeks, according to the American Automobile Association’s latest price-checking survey. The AAA’s latest fuel gauge report said the average price of self serve regular gasoline is $1.22 a gallon, up 10 cents from the $1.12 a gallon seen at this point last month. The increase in prices at the pump follows a recent climb in crude oil prices and futures as traders react to the slew of encouraging...
March 17, 2002 - 4:18pm
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Peter Cottontail’s bunny trail will pass through the Colony Square Mall this Easter season. The Easter Bunny’s itinerary includes a two-week layover at the mall. He will arrive 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16 and be available to visit the children through Saturday, March 30th. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Children can have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny and will receive a souvenir coloring book and crayons...
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