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October 6, 2006 - 10:29am
7 years 6 weeks ago
The number one cause of home fires in the U.S., and Zanesville, is cooking. That’s why fire departments are highlighting the dangers in this year’s Fire Prevention Week.

Starting on Monday, fire officials around the nation will try to get the word out about kitchen fire safety. Zanesville’s Fire Chief Dave Lacy says this year’s theme “Watch What You Heat” aims to teach people not to do anything stupid when it comes to cooking, especially with hot grease.

“In one...
October 6, 2006 - 5:27am
7 years 6 weeks ago
The next phase in choosing a new Zanesville City Schools Superintendent is set for today.

In a noon meeting with a representative of the Ohio School Boards Association, the board will be given all of the applications for the position, which as of September 29th deadline, was 27.

The O-S-B-A will recommend eight of those candidates.

The board is hoping to have a new superintendent named by mid-November.
October 5, 2006 - 6:31pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
It took two months; much planning and renovating but the Rambo Memorial Health Center are back up and running.

But, now you can find them at their new location at 711 Main Street in downtown Zanesville.

The center held a ribbon cutting ceremony to show off the new digs and say they’ll now be able to help even more.

“This will allow Rambo Memorial Health Center to provide enhanced programs and services to better meet repertory healthcare needs of our community,”...
October 5, 2006 - 6:25pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Many may say there’s nothing to do in Zanesville on a Friday night, but the Downtown Association will tell you to look harder.

“First Friday” will take place in the downtown area tomorrow; it’s an event that opens up shops and art studios for public viewing.

And if you’re worried about finding your way to the various locations, they’ve taken care of that.

“We have a bus that Zandex Healthcare has donated for Friday night,” said Dana Matz with the Downtown...
October 5, 2006 - 6:20pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
County Commissioners are helping citizens of Cannelville begin a paving project that will improve the village’s depleting roads.

Four bids were taken under advisement for a multi-street paving and culvert-replacing project.

“45,000 dollars in the CDBG Grant Money from the federal government will pay for the project,” said Stephanie Spencer CDBG Coordinator. “The low bidder was under that, so the township won’t have to pay any money to that project.”

Neff Paving...
October 5, 2006 - 6:09pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Officials from around the state are pushing to let your kids know they can get into college and now they’re getting national support.

United States Senator George Voinovich made an appearance in the area Thursday as he showed support for the “Ohio Appalachian for Higher Education Conference.”

Voinovich spoke to this year’s OACHE Conference to let members know that they have his full support, when the program’s funds go for renewal before the Senate.

The Senator...
October 5, 2006 - 10:37am
7 years 6 weeks ago
The discovery of almost 80 sticks of dynamite in South Zanesville Wednesday night has prompted local officials to send out a warning today.

Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy says although it may have seemed like a rare occurrence, there actually could be many more explosives around Muskingum County. In fact, he says they call in the Columbus Bomb Squad about eight times a year after people find everything from grenade casings to TNT in their own backyards.

Lacy says it’s...
October 4, 2006 - 10:17pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
An evacuation for some residents of South Zanesville is over after officials with the Columbus Bomb Squad dispose of 80 sticks of dynamite that was discovered at a North LaSalle Street residence Wednesday evening.

According to Lt. Steve Simpson with the CFD, the situation is under control and residents have been given the o.k. to return to their homes.

A former Zanesville coal miner owns the shed where the dynamite was found.

The man's son, 43-year-old Tim...
October 4, 2006 - 6:31pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office has evacuated part of South Zanesville after around 50 pounds of dynamite was found on North LaSalle Street.

Sheriff Bob Stephenson says about a one-eighth mile around North LaSalle Street was evacuated.

The Sheriff says the Columbus Bomb Squad has been called to investigate the situation and will determine when it’s safe for residents to return home.

The Bomb Squad was expected to arrive on the scene around 6:45...
October 4, 2006 - 5:43pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
One of the biggest names in movies is changing the way Zanesville views the silver screen.

The Cinemark theater is opening 12 screens at the Colony Square Mall this Friday. There is room for more than 2,000 people, two concession stands and two box offices. Ticket prices are a bit higher than the old theater, but Marketing Coordinator Dan Thompson said it’s worth the price.

“We’ve got stadium seating in every auditorium, so when someone’s in front of you that...
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