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December 14, 2005 - 1:53pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
A three car crash in South Zanesville two people in the hospital today.

The wreck happened at the intersection of Maysville Pike and West Lasalle. Trooper Dudley with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says Barbara Tighor of Zanesville was driving westbound on Maysville Pike. She ran a red light and hit a Ford Explorer, driven by Jonathan Simms, also of Zanesville. She then hit a second car driven by Edgar Cohen of Zanesville.

Crews took Tighor and Simms to...
December 14, 2005 - 12:21pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Some Maysville area families will have a brighter holiday thanks to the efforts of some Maysville School District students. They gathered canned foods and gifts for the families. Organizers say they’ve been doing this for years. And this year they’ll be helping 65 families.

“We know that sometimes they fall on hard times and we try to take care of them. And we have terrific support from the community,” said Kathy Mohler of Maysville Elementary.

The students say they’ve...
December 13, 2005 - 8:07pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Sometimes one person can make a difference in a community…and Wallace Moore is one of those people.

As a lifetime Zanesville resident, Moore has consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty, to help make Zanesville a little better.

Tonight Sertoma honored him with the annual Service to Mankind Award for his outstanding services.

“If there’s weeds along the highway he’ll be out there cleaning them up, or pulling them out,” says Award Chairperson,...
December 13, 2005 - 3:59pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Zanesville City Council has approved a program that will help change the face of Downtown Zanesville.

This Façade Improvement Program will set aside $25,000 for Downtown businesses to remodel the outside of their buildings.

Community Development Director, Meg Deedrick, says it’s open to all Downtown commercial businesses.

“Anyone who owns commercial property in the Downtown area is an eligible applicant,” says Deedrick. “Also, tenants of commercial...
December 13, 2005 - 3:45pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The Zanesville Downtown Association has announced the dates for the 10th annual Gus Macker Basketball Tournament.

This 3-on-3 tournament will take-to the streets of Zanesville June 3rd and 4th, 2006.

Dana Matz, manager of Zanesville’s Downtown Association says each year the tournament benefits the community by drawing thousands to the downtown area.

“It’s a great way for people to get together,” says Matz. “An estimated 15,000 people will be downtown for...
December 13, 2005 - 1:50pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Some financial help is on the way to fix the damaged Salt Fork State Park Dam.

State Senator Joy Padgett says the controlling board approved the release of just over 2.6 million dollars to fix the dam.

The funds will be used to repair an uncontrolled water seepage problem.

Investigations by engineers from the Dam Safety Program and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources concluded that immediate action must be taken to repair the dam to prevent a...
December 13, 2005 - 12:32pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
As the heating bills come in, many people are looking for ways to save money and cut corners.

But thanks to the Community Bank and WHIZ radio, two lucky people from the community will have a chance to “Chill the Bill.” Two names will be drawn to win $1240 and $1025 dollars to put toward their electricity bills.

One Community Bank representative says this is a great way for the Bank to contribute during a hard time for many.

“We thing it’s going to be a tough...
December 13, 2005 - 12:32pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The holidays started early for a group of Zanesville kids today.

The Noon Rotary Club brought loads of gifts and threw a pizza party for 54 students at Adornetto’s. Each student had a wish list that they were hoping Santa would bring for them today.

The Noon Rotary has been doing this for over 30 years and teachers say the kids have fun with it every year.

“A lot of our children come from disadvantaged homes and especially in the Appalachia area they don’t...
December 12, 2005 - 10:39pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
One of two teens held responsible for holding up a gas station on the Maysville Pike early last month was sentenced in court Monday.

According to documents from the Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office, 19-year-old Zachary Holdcroft of Zanesville was handed a sentence of seven years in prison, credit for time served. He was charged with aggravated robbery with a gun specification, and theft.

Holdcroft and another teen, 18-year-old Adam James, also of Zanesville were both...
December 12, 2005 - 8:15pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Downtown Zanesville will receive a makeover in the near future, after the Zanesville City Council authorized the Façade Improvement Program tonight.

The program will set aside $25,000 to Downtown property owners; and Community Development Director, Meg Deedrick says it’s just the first step to renovating Downtown.

“Financially, it can visibly improve the downtown and emotionally provide momentum for bigger changes in revitalization,” Deedrick says.

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