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September 9, 2005 - 7:21pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The Sheriff’s Office didn’t miss a beat in a crack house bust that led to the arrests of two people, Tuesday.

Even with the sheriff and one of the deputies in Mississippi, helping with the hurricane efforts, the department managed to recover $26,000 worth of cocaine and $16,000

“We’re still able to continue on and do our job here,” says Sheriff Bob Stephenson. “Nothing was slowed down. We continued our investigations with regards to the drugs and other crimes have...
September 9, 2005 - 6:31pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Since Hurricane Katrina hit, the local chapter of the American Red Cross has recruited, and trained, 93 volunteers to assist in relief efforts.

No, beginning Monday, they will join forces with Red Cross Chapters across the country for a massive volunteer recruitment drive.

“What we’re hoping for is the listeners out there, you know the viewers say ‘I could volunteer for the Red Cross.’ Whether it be local, or whether it be national,” says Red Cross Executive Director...
September 9, 2005 - 3:21pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
A Group of Muskingum County sheriff’s deputies returned from an area hit hardest by Hurricane Katrina last night.

Led by Sheriff Bob Stephenson, the group arrived in Mississippi Monday morning. While in the affected area, the group performed various tasks to help organize the area and maintain order. “We weren’t sure what we were going to do. We had no idea. All we knew is that the state of Mississippi made the request. We didn’t know if we were going to be doing traffic...
September 9, 2005 - 3:04pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Three people are homeless this evening after a fire destroyed their house this morning.

The fire occurred on the seven hundred block of Dryden Rd in Zanesville, just after 9am. “When we arrived, the front door was completely consumed with flames, the back doors were on fire, and the attic was full of fire,” Kevin Thomas Assistant Fire Chief.

The fire also caused damage to a building behind the home, and also damaged the siding to a neighboring home.
September 9, 2005 - 11:14am
6 years 12 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Transportation Improvement District’s (TID) Board of Directors met today, at the Welcome Center, to discuss current and new projects for the Zanesville-Muskingum county region.

Tom Poorman, Chairman of TID says the Board of Directors mainly talked about the future of the 93/22-connector project. Poorman says Congressmen Ney helped TID obtain over 4 million dollars, in the federal budget, for the construction of the road, which is slated for construction in 2009....
September 8, 2005 - 9:07pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
People from near and far traveled to Zanesville to help with a yard sale that could save one little girl’s life.

Eleven-year old Julie Lae Lindsey was recently diagnosed with End Stage Renal failure, and needs a kidney transplant to save her life.

Her grandfather agreed to give her his kidney. The only problem is…it costs fifty thousand dollars. So her great grandparents took action.

“We’re just fund raising,” says Dorothy Adams, Julie’s great grandmother...
September 8, 2005 - 6:37pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Local churches in Dresden have joined forces with the village’s Kiwanis club to aid in the hurricane relief effort.

The group set up a truck, donated by Putnam Trucking, in the McCoy Plaza parking lot.

Community members donated everything from toilet paper to clothes for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

“Each day from 8 in the morning to 8 in the evening we’ll have volunteers here. We’re looking for especially, charcoal, canned good and non-perishable...
September 8, 2005 - 3:18pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
An early morning fire in Avondale left two residents homeless.

The fire, which started shortly after 5am, started in the kitchen and destroyed most of the house.

The victim, a mother and son, are currently living with other family members after receiving help from the Muskingum Valley Red Cross. "We provided them with food, clothing, and I believe we are going to replace someone's eye glasses that got lost in the fire," Julie Davis said.
September 8, 2005 - 3:10pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The annual Longaberger Heritage Days celebration takes place this weekend.

The festival will feature live music, craft exhibits, lumberjack demonstrations, and plenty of children's activities.

The third in the set of collector's baskets will also be available for purchase.

The event takes place this Saturday and Sunday from 9am until 6pm each day at the Longaberger Homestead in Frazesburg.
September 8, 2005 - 12:58pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
“You only have one opportunity to make a first impression” that was the motto today down at the Muskingum County Opportunity Center.

September is work force services month around the state and the Muskingum County Opportunity Center wanted to do something different this year, by giving job-seekers the first ever make-over, to help them boost their moral when looking for a job.

Bob Mercer, supervisor of the Muskingum County Opportunity Center Says they want people to...
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