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October 10, 2006 - 8:31pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Zanesville City Council took steps to encourage development in the city Tuesday night with the formation of the Zanesville Community Improvement Corporation (CIC)

The CIC will help advance the Potters Alley development project.

“It is a legal mechanism to advance economic development, specifically to convey property in anticipation of the Potters Alley project,” Community Development Director Meg Deedrick said.

The corporation will not replace the Port...
October 10, 2006 - 6:07pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Preparations are already underway for the 3rd annual “Home for the Holidays” production in Zanesville.

The musical show will feature holiday and patriotic music and is dedicated to those soldiers who can’t be home for the holidays.

Like last year, the show will also be webcast to our men and women in the military.

“Submit the military email address of their soldier so we can send them a message telling them they have a message from home for the holidays,”...
October 10, 2006 - 6:06pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is bucking the national trend of chapter consolidation and opening a new office in Perry County.

The new office will be located in the First United Methodist church in New Lexington.

Executive Director Dan Hartman says opening the new office makes sense.

“We are so busy in Perry County,” Hartman said. “There are so many fires, so many floods down there, the need for us to be there is now.”

Kelly...
October 10, 2006 - 5:29pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Ohio Department of Transportation today announced that the big slip repair project on State Route 146 west will not be finished on time.

ODOT’s Cindy Brown says all the rain we’ve had will make it impossible to finish the project by the October 13th deadline.

Brown says it will take at least another two or three weeks to complete.

The project – which includes moving a large amount of earth- is located near Dillon School.
October 10, 2006 - 12:43pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
It’s been a hot button topic in Muskingum County since August, when the county decided to put a stop to games of skill.

Now, the city is dealing with bringing skill game locations around Zanesville up to code. So far, 12 locations have filled out applications for conditional use permits. Businesses will go before the Zoning Board to see if they’ll be certified.

“Before they can operate they need to go before a public hearing. We’ll talk to businesses and owners within 200...
October 10, 2006 - 12:36pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Over two and a half years ago the United States engaged in war with Iraq. It was during that time that it was not uncommon to see yellow ribbons and support the troops banners.

Now with national issues rising, more then ever troops are in the minds of residents.
November 11, the city will hold it’s annual Veteran’s Day Parade, to show love for the troops.

“We though we’d invite any parents or spouse of an active duty soldier to come down and ride on the float,” said...
October 10, 2006 - 12:31pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
How many times have you come home from work, stressed, and unintentionally snapped at your children?

It happens to everyone and that’s why Forever Dads and Enriching Lives Through Lasting Marriages got together to present a lecture on compassionate parenting.

Dr. Steven Stosny says it’s important for parents to show compassion for their children.

“The biggest thing is to learn from your children,” said Stosny. “You're living with a complex miracle that’s...
October 9, 2006 - 6:41pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Cold weather is expected later this week and for plant lovers it means they need to take a few extra steps to protect their gardens.

Annuals are most at risk for frost damage.

Experts say protecting your plants is as simple as using a piece of cloth.

“We recommend putting something over the top of them to stop the frost.” Tom Wilson of Timber Run Gardens said.

Perennial plants should be trimmed and tropical plants brought indoors.
October 9, 2006 - 6:41pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
If you are driving around town this week be prepared for some road closures and delays.

The City of Zanesville is milling and paving several streets.

Penn Street and Muskingum Ave. from Putnam Ave. to Pine St. was closed for several hours.

On Tuesday, Oct. 10th Taylor St. from Maple Ave. to Center Dr. will be closed.

Wednesday, Oct. 11th Center Drive will be closed and on Thursday Oct. 12th Brandywine Blvd. from Maple Ave. to Eastward Cir. will be...
October 9, 2006 - 6:40pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The final preparations are underway for a candidate’s forum this Sunday at the John McIntire library.

The forum is being sponsored by the American Association of University Women and the Zanesville Times Recorder.

Organizers say holding the forum allows voters to learn about the candidates.

“The main reason to do this is because people jolly need to vote,” Helen Harper said. “I think they are more likely to vote if they hear something from the candidate.”...
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