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June 14, 2005 - 3:04pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Today our country honors a national symbol ..the American flag.

Across the states, flag raising ceremonies were held to observe the holiday.

American veterans, and members of the local VFW, along with representatives from the boy scouts and girl scouts participated in the commemoration at the Colony Square Mall.

“There are so many things you can think of when you look at the flag. To me sometimes it brings tears to my eyes. I just get all goosed up it just...
June 14, 2005 - 2:52pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Seventh and eighth grade girls are being treated like “stars” this week as they participate in the 2nd Annual S.T.A.R.S Summer Institute.

Cindy Brandi, co-director of the program, has been a middle school teacher for twelve years. She says this is an important age for their development.

“I think that girls at this age are at a crossroads where their self esteem can either be boosted and they can therefore reach goals/dreams or they kinds of get lost in the shuffle,”...
June 14, 2005 - 2:47pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
There’s a major development in an old murder case that happened in New Concord in 1984.

The United State Supreme Court has overturned the 6th Circuit Court in the shooting death of Mary Jane Stout of New Concord.

This week the high court overturned a decision by the U.S. Court Of Appeals for the 6th Circuit that had set aside the murder conviction of John David Stumpf.

Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro says the Supreme Court recognized that Stumpf’s guilty...
June 14, 2005 - 10:38am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Summertime means many kids will be outside playing, whether riding their bikes or just crossing the street, it's important to teach them how to be safe around town, which is the purpose of the widely known program titled “Safety Town.”

One local church is hosting the program right here in Zanesville on behalf of the Carr Center. Jenny Sampson is the Youth Services Coordinator; she says you’d be surprised at how much the kids really remember after spending a week at Safety Town....
June 13, 2005 - 8:52pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Another group is showing their support for the partnership between the Muskingum Family Y, Ohio University- Zanesville and Zane State College, as council passed the first of three readings of a resolution to declare its full support.

Craig Miracle is the Executive Director of the local YMCA. He shares his reaction to the passage of tonight’s reading.

“I was pleased to see that first reading went through tonight and everything went as planned and we’re through the first...
June 13, 2005 - 4:36pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Bartlett Run Sewer Project is moving along right on schedule. That’s according to officials.

And today at the Muskingum County Commissioners office, they accepted 4 bids for the final phase of the project.

Jeff Pickrell says they were pleased with the bids.

“We take them under advisement. We’ll take them back to M-E our engineering firm and they’ll confirm that all the data is correct and that we’re under the engineer’s estimate of about 1.8 so we’re happy...
June 13, 2005 - 4:27pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The City of Zanesville is hard at work to improve the safety in the downtown.

You may notice the change on 6th street where crews are replacing the traffic lights.

Public Service Director Mike Sims describes what the upgrade entails.

“It’s a $380,000 project so I think we did quite well there to be able to use the same type of signal pole that we use on Main Street and update the signals and controllers to be compatible with those on Main Street,” says Sims....
June 13, 2005 - 3:22pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Mayors, County Commissioners and elected officials came out to hear Congressman Bob Ney speak about the future of community development block grants (CDBG) today.

Congressman Ney came to the Cambridge Holiday Inn to stress to importance of keeping community block grants alive. As we told you last week, grants around Southeastern Ohio are in jeopardy of being eliminated from next year’s budget. Ney says Democrat or Republican, everyone supports the fact that local funds are...
June 13, 2005 - 3:17pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A family readiness group is an organization of family members, volunteers, and soldiers that work together to provide support among each other…and the McConnellsville branch of the National Guard took it to the golf course today to raise money for this vital group.

The mission of the program is to build strong families that are equipped to handle the situations that come with being in the Army.

April Giesey, chairman of the group, says they raise the money so that the...
June 13, 2005 - 3:09pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Zanesville Fire Department put their climbing skills to work this morning, as they were called to an unusual rescue.

Around 10 a.m. they got a call from the South Zanesville Fire Department for assistance, but there were no flames involved.

The United Methodist Church in the South end of town had some rather “flighty” problems… as they had baby hawks stuck in their bell tower.

Firefighter John Fisk says two red-tailed hawks needed help getting out. “They...
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