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October 24, 2005 - 6:18pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Each year the county’s insurance company updates the county commissioners on the status of Muskingum County’s insurance claims, and this year the company claims we are doing an excellent job.

According to commissioner Don Madden, many new policies have been put in place to keep the number of claims down. “We have implemented several new policies, such as defensive driving training, and it’s impacted our claims dramatically. They are much better than they have been in the past.”...
October 24, 2005 - 6:11pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The commissioners have a bumpy road ahead of them as they as they try to decide the ownership of a Muskingum County street.

Residents from the Route 60 area, near Ash Meadows, met with the commissioners over concerns of a community road.

The State realigned route 60 in the late 60’s, and according to commissioner Brian Hill, the county has been dealing with ownership issues since that time. “Residents in that area want to know if the road is a public one or a private one...
October 24, 2005 - 11:59am
6 years 17 weeks ago
As the cold weather rolls in, it’s also time for flu shots. Local health officials say it’s going to be easier to get one this year than last year.

The Rambo Memorial Health Center has plenty of vaccines on hand and there are no restrictions to who can get a shot.

But the Director of the Health Center, Cindy Harrison, says there are people who should make sure they get a shot every year.

“People that have any type of chronic health disease, such as...
October 24, 2005 - 11:53am
6 years 17 weeks ago
We’ve been keeping you up to date on efforts in our sister city, Slidell, Louisiana and another crew of volunteers just returned on Sunday, reporting even more progress.

The crew cleaned up a cemetery and a part that Hurricane Katrina ravaged. Crewmember Greg Hamilton says he’s never done anything so rewarding.

“We’re all so sore, tired and scratched up, but we’d all do it again. These people need so much help. They were so appreciative.”

Hamilton says every...
October 24, 2005 - 5:51am
6 years 17 weeks ago
Local authorities are now reporting a Zanesville girl missing since Friday has been found.

17-year-old Amanda Hendershot dissappeared from a home on Sharon Avenue around 4 a.m. on Friday, October 21st. Her mother called WHIZ this morning to say that she has been found and they are going to pick her up and bring her home. Amanda is said to have run away.
October 23, 2005 - 7:54pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
A three hundred-year old home on Durant Road in Wayne Township burned to the ground today when a fire suddenly ignited early this afternoon.

The Duncan Falls Volunteer Fire Department rushed to the scene, to find a full-blown structure fire.

Fire Chief Don Alexander says they couldn’t enter the home safely.

“It was an older log cabin that had been rebuilt into a house and had been remodled 2 or 3 times and built over and covered up,” Alexander says. “It...
October 23, 2005 - 4:50pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Local churches took part in the ninth annual Souper Bowl to raise money for local, non-profit organizations.

The even featured a luncheon, 50/50 raffle, and a Chinese auction.

Event organizer Yvonne Factor said the event was a chance to bring the community together. “We brought together 14 churches who are working hand in hand for God’s purpose, and to help those who are less fortunate.”

Aside from door receipts, the event also featured corporate sponsors...
October 23, 2005 - 4:49pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
An art display depicting theatrical expressions in fashion is now on display at the Zanesville Art Center.

The exhibition features costumes designed for theatrical productions, historic costumes, and contemporary custom-made apparel. “The Art Center since is reopened has not displayed a costume exhibition. So this is a first. It’s a little unusual, but these are all beautiful things,” commented Zanesville Art Center Director Susan Talbot-Stanaway.

The three exhibition...
October 22, 2005 - 1:33pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Local youths took part in Make A Difference Day.

The Red Cross Youth Corps put on a disaster preparedness presentation today at the South Zanesville Wal-Mart. The event also featured a blood drive, and a 50/50 raffle to help the local Red Cross.

Make A Difference Day is a national day of helping others. Each group project is then entered into a competition. “There are 10 winners, and they receive $10,000 for their organization. All the money is donated by the Paul...
October 22, 2005 - 1:32pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The Salvation Army started their Coats for Kids give away today.

Families from all over Muskingum, Morgan and Perry counties took part in the annual event for needy families. “Our winters seem to be colder and colder, and we want to make sure that our kids and children are prepared, and are warm waiting for the bus,” said Captain Diane Campbell of the Salvation Army.

400 to 500 coats were given away today. Last year, the Salvation Army distributed over 800 coats...
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