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July 15, 2005 - 6:03pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Today was a day of honor and dedication in one area city as officials presented a brand new facility to those who work hard to keep the streets of their city safe.

The Newark division of police held a ceremony to present a brand new building police headquarters at 39 South Fourth Street in Newark.

The dedication began with the posting of colors, pledge of allegiance and invocation.

Chief of Police Darrel Pennington says there are many people who made the opening...
July 15, 2005 - 5:31pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
After nearly two months of searching for the perfect fit for one very important position, a local organization announced today that they have appointed a new leader and a familiar face in Zanesville.

Officials with the local branch of the United Way announced today the appointment of their new Executive Director of the facility, Jack McClelland.

McClelland has spent the past five years as Executive Director at Eastside Ministries in Zanesville.

He says he is...
July 15, 2005 - 5:02pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Pottery lover’s week was the perfect time for the grand opening of a new clay manufacturing plant.

Today, Ross and Tiffany Pattison announced the grand opening of Ohio Stoneware. The couple purchased the plant from Robertson, Ransbottom Pottery, and according to Tiffany Pattison, they plan to accomplish quite a bit with their new acquisition. “We’ll be producing bird baths, and flower pots, and one, two and ten gallon crocks. We hope to expand in the future with pet feeders and...
July 15, 2005 - 12:23pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Many of you may suffer from seasonal allergies, and with the warm weather and high humidity levels we have been seeing here in South Eastern Ohio, the pollen levels for this area have been rather high.

Seasonal allergies affect people who are allergic to pollens such as trees, grass, weeds, and mildews. Allergist, Dr. Bill Grant says they are noticing many people who are suffering this allergy season.

“Well we are seeing a quite a bit of people in this area who see their...
July 15, 2005 - 11:39am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Attention Seniors! The 2nd annual Seniorfest is this Sunday at Zane Landing, and there will be plenty of entertainment for seniors and everyone else interested in having a good time.

The event is celebrating the lives of the greatest generation, and co-founder Janie Malloy is helping organize the event. She says its important to show the seniors they are important and worth celebrating.

“Many times seniors are the forgotten generation, however, the greatest generation....
July 15, 2005 - 11:33am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Plane and pancakes seem to go well together, especially at an annual pancake breakfast fly-in set for this weekend in Zanesville, which will be held at the Parr Airport.

Chairman of the organization, Chuck Bruckelmeyer, says the turnout for the event on Saturday should be great if the weather cooperates. In past years, they’ve had over 50 planes fly in.

The event raises money for the Experimental Aircraft Association, better known as the EAA, and Bruckelmeyer explains...
July 14, 2005 - 5:00pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The 2006 budget was announced for Muskingum County Departments today and County Commissioners say they are surprised with the numbers.

Recent budget cuts have forced Muskingum County Departments to be lean when it comes to spending money.

Muskingum County Commissioner Brian Hill says he thinks department heads are finally realizing that they need to be "real" when it comes to asking for funds.

"The numbers as of this year verses a year ago as far as what the...
July 14, 2005 - 3:27pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A South Zanesville Teenager accused of murder will now face the charges as an adult.

Aaron Miller is charged in the death of 18-year-old Jordan Harrison of South Zanesville.

Authorities charged Miller on Tuesday with murder and voluntary manslaughter. He has been in custody since June 13.

According to County Prosecutor, Mike Haddox, the victim’s parents are still in shock “I’ve talked with them just to basically explain the process to them and to get some...
July 14, 2005 - 3:19pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Zanesville Highway Patrol had its hands full with a series of accidents this afternoon in Muskingum County, one which turned fatal.

First, a pick-up truck and a UPS truck were involved in a serious accident.

Then, a Washington Township Fire Truck, leaving the scene of the accident to set up a landing site for Med-Flight helicopter, backed into a patrol cruiser then later overturned.

Authorities are still investigating the crash that occurred around 12:00PM,...
July 14, 2005 - 3:02pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The biggest week in Southeastern Ohio wouldn’t be complete without one annual activity.

Today marked the annual plate breaking ceremony at the Heritage Center, a tradition that Vice President of Hocking College, Roy Palmer, says has been going on for quite some time. “It goes back really, about thirty years. We’re actually going to have two board members that have been board members from the very beginning.”

According to Palmer, this is a celebrated event that the whole...
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