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May 23, 2001 - 2:06pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
It was a hub of activity at the gas pumps in Zanesville today. Price is the lowest it’s been in a long time – a $1.59 for Regular at most stations – that’s a plunge of more than twenty cents. And many people stopped to take advantage and fill up. But you better act fast because gas station owners don’t think the lower prices will be around through the Memorial Day weekend. Although the prices have gone down for the time being, consumers feel the cost for fuel is still too high. When asked...
May 22, 2001 - 5:21pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Senior citizens show they can still run with the torch as they participate in Senior Olympics. The Zanesville YMCA is sponsoring the Annual Senior Olympics this week. Activities include a euchre and bridge tournament, armchair volleyball, outdoor activities at the YMCA and today, seniors competed in a bowling match. There are more seniors in the population than ever before and the YMCA feels it’s important to encourage active lifestyles for seniors. Active lifestyles not only help seniors...
May 22, 2001 - 5:16pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Grant money brings new rail facility. Muskingum County received $100,000 in grant money from the state’s Department of Development, to help bring railway service to Eastpoint Industrial Park in Zanesville. This is in addition to the $100,000 that state senator Carnes announced recently. Total price tag for the project is over $700,000, but taxpayers, will only pay a small portion of the grand total due to grant money. Wendy’s new bakery company is also giving $100,000 towards the project....
May 22, 2001 - 5:11pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Zanesville Rotary Club honored seniors who have made great strides with the Phoenix Award. The Phoenix Award is presented to one senior from each high school in Muskingum County who has outstanding character, and who has overcome academic as well as personal obstacles. Award recipients received a plaque, certificate and a $100 check today at the Rotary’s luncheon meeting. Rotary representatives will also be doing a presentation at each senior’s high school. Award recipients included...
May 22, 2001 - 4:13pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
With an inch of rain already recorded in the last 24 hours and still more on the way, the Army Core of Engineers at Dillon Dam is taking precautions. The area is under a special directive and they are operating on cautious conditions. Based on information from the gages downstream, they are releasing almost 9 and a half feet of water at the out flow. The engineers are cautiously monitoring the situation, and they are asking the residents who live around the rivers and streams to do the same...
May 22, 2001 - 4:12pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Saving lives is a rewarding and challenging job. This week Genesis Healthcare is joining a national effort to honor the men and women who make up the team of Emergency Medical Services. EMS: Answering the call is the theme that emphasizes the responsiveness and importance of emergency medical services. Genesis will hold an appreciation reception for all EMS professions at Bethesda.
May 22, 2001 - 10:10am
5 years 6 weeks ago
The heavy rain played a part in a fatal accident in Guernsey county on I-77. It happened on Monday afternoon.
The Cambridge Highway Patrol says a Guernsey county family was traveling north on I-77 when the father, 24-year-old James Combs lost control, went off the right side of the road and slammed into a guard rail.
Combs and his wife, Jennifer, were pronounced dead on the scene. Two children in the car were not seriously hurt.
The accident remains under...
May 21, 2001 - 3:10pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A former Zanesville city hall employee has submitted a proposal to the city for the Greenwood Avenue Restoration Project. Gerald Burg was a chief building official for the city, and he has taken the Greenwood Avenue project and developed a proposal for physical improvements. His intent is to show that the area can be developed without wholesale demolition. He wants the city to think about alternative approaches to physical changes. City officals recieved the formal proposal today, and are...
May 21, 2001 - 2:12pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District is offering up to four college scholarships for area high school seniors and college students who are planning to begin their final year of college in Fall 2001. Two $500 scholarships are available for high school seniors who are attending a state accredited two or four year college and majoring in agriculture, natural sciences, or closely related field of study. Two $1500 scholarships are available for college students who will completing...
May 21, 2001 - 1:32pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Floods are the most common and widespread of all natural hazards. Some floods develop over a couple of days, but flooding can happen in a relatively short period of time. Flash floods can results in raging waters in just a few minutes. They can carry a deadly cargo of rocks, mud and other debris so do not underestimate it's power. Since there are torrential rains moving into our area, there are some things that you need to do to ensure your safety.1)Listen to your radio or tv for local...
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