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March 18, 2005 - 2:42pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
It was a casual Friday for a lot of local businessmen and women today. The Zanesville-Muskingum County Chambers of Commerce held it’s annual Spring Break meeting. President, Tom Poorman, says at today’s meeting they are celebrating the chambers 100th anniversary and gave out awards for safety council and business assessment.

“The awards are called aces and that is the award for community and economic success. It recognizes economic development in the community. We gave out over 50...
March 18, 2005 - 2:41pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
A Local Domestic Violence Shelter says the budget ax has fallen and will sever an important program. The Transitions, Incorporated Shelter for women and children announced bad news today.

Executive Director Barbara Davis says that she received a notice that the Bush Administration’s proposed 2006 budget would wipe out crime victim funds.

“The Bush Administration wants to take our VOCA money which is victims of crime act money, and put it in the general budget. This money...
March 17, 2005 - 7:19pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The Muskingum Valley Educational Board is celebrating a huge accomplishment tonight.

One of their governing board members attended his 500th consecutive meeting this afternoon. Russell McCall has served on the board for nearly fifty years.

Today the board honored him with a special ceremony marking the milestone. McCall says it has been a privilege to serve Muskingum and surrounding counties.

Board members and former superintendents presented McCall with...
March 17, 2005 - 5:00pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Have you ever dreamed about having a face like Miss America? Well some of you had a chance to do just that today.

Lancôme National Make-up Artist, Eduardo Pajardo Guardo, visited Elder Beerman to give one-on –one make-up consultations.

Guardo says, “they send me to educate our clients, we do these events to promote our product and to teach women how to put them on.”

And Guardo is not a rookie; he has over 18 years in the hair and make-up industry. He says he...
March 17, 2005 - 4:59pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Commissioners held a bid opening today in regards to the repaving of various streets in South Zanesville.

Shelly and Sands Incorporated and the Shelly Company were the two parties who made bids on the resurfacing project. Their bids ranged from forty thousand to one hundred and four thousand dollars.

Community Development Block Grand (CDBG) Coordinator, Robert Hamilton, says whomever gets the job will be working on a number of streets in the south end...
March 17, 2005 - 4:58pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
As we reported earlier this week, local Sheriff’s are lobbying in Columbus about proposed budget cuts, and we have a local Sheriff’s reaction.

Sheriff Bob Stephenson, as well as many other sheriffs around the region, gathered in Columbus yesterday to voice their concerns.

Sheriff Stephenson says that if the twenty percent budget cut was honored, then his department could be affected. “I am concerned as well as other sheriff’s in the state of Ohio that this could be real...
March 17, 2005 - 6:25am
5 years 47 weeks ago
The New Lexington Police Chief says a shooting that killed two men and wounded a woman appears to be the result of a domestic dispute.

Chief Jeffrey Newlon says officers believe one of the men shot the other two, then himself shortly before 11:00 last night.

He says a pistol was found at the scene. Newlon says 30-year-old Jody Vause is in critical condition at Ohio State University Medical Center.

The neighbor, 18-year-old Eric Bussey witnessed the entire...
March 16, 2005 - 5:34pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The most famous pageant in the country is getting a little closer to home.

Zanesville is serving as host for a local Miss America event this weekend.
The Miss America Organization will pick two women this Sunday out of 21 contestants.

Those two ladies will advance to the Miss Ohio Competition in June and the winner then advances to the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City.

Vicki LeVeck of the Muskingum County Welcome Center says Zanesville was chosen...
March 16, 2005 - 5:24pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The new executive director at the animal shelter says he is eager to serve Muskingum County.

Larry Hostetler was named executive director at the shelter after being interim director for 8 weeks. He says he’s excited for the great opportunity.
“I’m thrilled, it’s a great job. I’m looking forward to be working in Muskingum County and with my staff at the shelter.”

Hostetler adds we are fortunate here in Muskingum County to have a low cost spay/neuter program to help...
March 16, 2005 - 5:14pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The first official day of spring is approaching this weekend, which means the threat of tornados and other severe weather.

This week marks Severe Weather Awareness Week, with statewide siren testing.

The Emergency Management Agency tested 29 outdoor sirens around Muskingum County this morning at 9:50.

EMA Director Gene Hanning says two failed the test and he assures us those will be repaired. He says he feels confident with our sirens being up to par.
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