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December 7, 2001 - 4:57pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Work to replace the failing Blandy Reservoir may interfere with your travel plans. A section of State Route 666 will be closed to allow for the installation of a new water main valve. The work starts on Monday and the city hopes to have the construction complete by Wednesday evening. But until then, State Route 666 will be closed from Hall Avenue to Buckeye Drive. The installation of the pipe will aid in the 1-year project to upgrade the reservoir. The city is putting two 1 million-gallon...
December 7, 2001 - 4:42pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The congregation at Beth Abraham Synagogue are volunteering their time to help the abused children of Muskingum County during the holiday season. Sponsored through Muskingum County Children Services, the congregation is now in their 40-th year of service in the "Adopt A Child For Christmas" program. The program helps make the holiday season a little brighter for children who have been abused or neglected. There are over 200 children in muskingum county that benefit from the project and there...
December 7, 2001 - 2:54pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
There’s a growing interest in technological jobs, and with the Tech Prep Programs available at many area high schools and Career Center students are becoming better prepared. At Muskingum Tech, area students got the chance to take part in a technology workshop. The program is called Transition to College and it allows the students from area tech prep programs to see the opportunities at the post secondary level. More than 60 juniors attended several hands-on, interactive demonstrations....
December 7, 2001 - 2:52pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
It was an unforgettable scene today in John Glenn High School’s gymnasium where over 35,000 food items were stacked from wall to wall. Thanks to the kind hearts of the students and their strong-willed determination to accumulate the most items, this has been the largest amount ever collected in the history of the food drive. The Salvation Army, month long food drive has been a tradition at John Glenn for many years, but just in the past few years it has become competitive in the hopes to get...
December 6, 2001 - 7:18pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Tommorrow marks the 60-th anniversary of the day that the Japanese Imperial Navy attacked Pearl Harbor. Thousand of men from the Navy, Marine Corps and Army lost their lives in the suprise attack. To commemorate that part of American history, WHIZ's radio station AM-1240 will be running a special program. The program will feature accounts of the attack on Pearl Harbor from actual vets, music and icons such as George Burns and Gracie Allen who were apart of that era. The program will air...
December 6, 2001 - 7:14pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A building in the downtown Zanesville area will become the new home of several county offices once it's renovated. The county commissioners heard bids from various contractors who are interested in giving the Penny's Building a new look. The move will make some offices like the Records Department more user-friendly for Muskingum County residents. The county commissioners are hoping the project will be complete sometime next spring.
December 6, 2001 - 1:46pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The Miss America Program is the largest scholarship program in the country for women. It provides over 30 million dollars worth of scholarship money. And with the absence of the Miss Southeastern Ohio program in the Zanesville community last year, young women in the area had to miss out on the opportunity. Zanesville has been hosting the program for 38 consecutive years. This year it's being brought back especially with the feeling of patriotism in the U.S. It is going to be revived this year...
December 6, 2001 - 1:45pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
It was short and sweet today at the County Commissioners Office where an advisory meeting was held. Keeping everyone up-to-date on money matters and county investments was the topic of the day. The meeting of the investment advisory committee made up of County Treasurer Phillip Murphy, County Commissioners Ed Kenily and Dorothy Montgomery served the purpose of updating plans for the county budget, and the county interest income. The Commissioners and Treasurer Murphy are also looking at making...
December 5, 2001 - 6:06pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Zanesville is going to have some part in the 2002 Winter Olympics. The Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Torch relay starts December 4th in Atlanta Georgia where it burned for the 1996 olympics. The torch will be carried by 11-thousand torchbearers including heart transplant recipent Adam Burkhart who lives in Zanesville. Adam was nominated by his Uncle Keith Burkhart.
December 5, 2001 - 3:49pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
If you are having problems thinking of that perfect Christmas gift, we may be able to help. How about a dog or a cat. We have 2 featured pets. One is a 3 month old stray dog, the other is a female cat who is 2 years old. The Animal Shelter Society in Muskingum County would like to encourage the community to make donations for the animals at the shelter by donating to the Christmas barrels that are located in local grocery stores around the area. They will be collecting items until after...
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