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June 8, 2001 - 4:52pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department is getting closer to opening the New Minimum-Security Jail and work release center. The 3rd floor of the county jail is being remodeled to house the new facility, which will allow prison officials to better classify prisoners. The new jail allows the county to house 55 minimum-security inmates, twice their current number. The increase saves money because the county won’t have to pay to house prisoners at other facilities. The county is also looking...
June 7, 2001 - 5:51pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The 2001 Community Development Block Grant means money for local projects. Grant Coordinator, Robert Hamilton, met with Muskingum County Commissioners today to finalize projects. Areas receiving grant money are Jefferson Township for First St. paving, South Zanesville for a sanitary sewer on King St., Frazeysburg for a sewer on Nora St. and a lift station and paving on Perine Rd. To get grant money, applications had to be from low to moderate-income areas. Hamilton then arranges the...
June 7, 2001 - 5:50pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Concerns about the meningitis outbreak in Alliance have hit close to home. The Zanesville/Muskingum County Health Department has reported that two local children, ages 4 and 15, have received a preventive anti-biotic against the disease, the two were recently in Alliance. Now, the Health Department says they’ve been getting many calls about meningitis and preventive medicine. But, health officials want to assure people in Muskingum County, there is no cause for alarm. Meningitis is a...
June 7, 2001 - 5:49pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Zanesville Art Center broke ground today for a new work of art. The Center’s new masterpiece is the “Shirley Gorsuch Doll Gallery,” and it began when a husband didn’t know what to do with his wife’s collectibles. Charles, Gorsuch, lost his wife in 1998 and didn’t know what to do with her 600, hand-made Madam Alexander Dolls, so he decided to donate them to the Zanesville Art Center. But the Center didn’t have enough space to showcase the dolls, so that got the ball rolling for a $3...
June 7, 2001 - 10:45am
5 years 7 weeks ago
Attorney General Betty D. Montgomery announced Wednesday that Ohio consumers that purchased disposable contact lenses may be eligible to receive cash rebates on future lens purchases and eye exams. The above settlement is a result of a lawsuit filed by the Ohio Attorney's General office against Johnson...
June 6, 2001 - 4:05pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The closing of the Akro Plant on Virginia Street in Zanesville is not a sign of hard economic times said The Muskingum County Port Authority. They also said today that the closing wasn’t a complete surprise and there were talks for a longtime. The Akro Plant, which is owned by Collins and Aikman out of Troy, Michigan manufacturing commercial floor mats. Collins and Aikman sold that segment of the company to Superior Manufacturing Group of Chicago. The Chicago Group has decided to close the...
June 5, 2001 - 6:20pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Flower gardens can add lots of color to a home, but many people live in an apartment or condo and don’t have the luxury of a big yard to plant lots of flowers. One option to consider for those with limited space, is container gardening. With container gardening, you still get colorful flowers, but they’re all contained in one pot and can be placed on a patio or porch. When choosing flowers, Wilson’s Garden Center suggests you make sure your selection is compatible with the amount of sunlight...
June 5, 2001 - 6:19pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Recreational therapists are giving hope for those who love the game of golf, but who have a disability. The Fore Hole Golf Clinic works with recreational therapists and local golf professionals to teach handicapped golfers to make adaptations to the game based on their disability. They begin with simple putting and driving and hope golfers will soon move to play out on a course. Gene Baker, a cancer survivor five times over, has been attending the clinic since 1997. Because he’s had surgery...
June 5, 2001 - 6:18pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Newark Rotary Club got an honor from the president of Rotary International today. President, Frank Devlyn, of Mexico, presented the Newark Club with a Presidential Citation at a luncheon today. The Newark club has increased membership by 18 this year. One goal of the International club is to increase membership from 1.2 million to 1.5 million by the year 2005 and also to eradicate polio from the world by the year 2005. And the Newark Rotary raised $15,000 to help with the polio effort...
June 5, 2001 - 6:17pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Muskingum County Common Pleas Court sentenced Robert Davis Jr. of Zanesville today. Davis received a sentence of 7 years after pleading guilty to a felonious assault charge against Burkey Jackson Jr. of Zanesville. Originally Davis was charged with Jackson’s death after a bar fight back in October at McCarty’s Bar in Zanesville. But Muskingum County Prosecutors dropped murder and manslaughter charges when final evidence from autopsy reports showed Jackson died of a brain aneurysm and not...
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