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September 28, 2006 - 4:29pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office is filing formal charges against a local teen involved in a Tuesday night shooting.

According to Detective Sergeant Ric Roush with the Zanesville Police Department, the 17-year-old Zanesville juvenile, who's name is not being released, is charged with misdemeanor negligent assault and felony carrying a concealed weapon.

The boy allegedly shot a 16-year-old male in the hand at 713 Lee Street Tuesday around 9:30 p.m.

September 28, 2006 - 2:56pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The news is good today from the Longaberger Company.

It announced that it will hire 100 full-time and 40 seasonal employees at its basket making operation in Frazeysburg.

Longaberger officials say the employees are needed for the historically busy fall and holiday buying season.

If you previously applied for a job you will be considered for the new openings.

You may recall that in July the company announced the hiring of 150 full-time and 50...
September 28, 2006 - 1:51pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Home has been in bad shape for the last few years and commissioners have been trying to come up with a solution to the problem.

Today the County Home Committee gave its recommendation to commissioners privatize it.

After nearly two years of research the committee recommends that commissioners close the facility and sell its beds to private nursing facilities in the county.

The move would pass on the care of the home’s 65...
September 28, 2006 - 1:38pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is putting the word out; they’re looking for bikers for a new event taking place this Saturday.

It’s the first ever Ride for the Red sponsored by Neff Paving. The event is similar to a poker run with riders making four stops along the way.

The idea came from three employees who also work as firefighters and wanted to help the Red Cross.

It didn’t take much arm-twisting to get their boss involved.

September 27, 2006 - 6:29pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The stock market continued its march towards passing the record high set back in the year 2000.

The Dow Jones closed Wednesday just shy of the record 11,722 point close set in January 2000.

Local experts say a Goldie Locks economy is currently driving the market up.

“Investors seem to see the economy as not to hot, which means the federal reserve will not raise interest rates anymore,” financial advisor Scott Atritt said. “They also think it is not too cold, so...
September 27, 2006 - 3:55pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Was it insider information, or was it a legal deal?

Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority President bought the Masonic Temple building downtown in July, after the Board had a discussion about the property in a closed meeting earlier this year.

The Port Authority brought up the issue at their meeting Wednesday, and it’s an issue some still don’t agree on.

There was no insider information… at least that’s what Fred Steele’s attorney,...
September 27, 2006 - 3:40pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
You live and likely work in the community, but do you know what’s going on, or have any questions about community issues?

The Muskingum County Commissioners would like to hear from you. They are holding a Town Hall meeting tomorrow to allow the public to express views and opinions or just listen in about things going on in the County.

The meeting is Thursday, September 28th at 7:00 p.m. at the Timber Run Grange.

If you cannot make it Thursday...
September 27, 2006 - 2:23pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox today requested a special prosecutor be appointed to investigation some allegations.

Haddox says it is in connection with some county employment matters.

So, today Common Pleas Judge Mark Fleegle appointed Keith Plummer, a former Guernsey County prosecuting Attorney.

Haddox says he will not release the names of the targets of the investigation.

He said it would not be proper to discuss a pending...
September 27, 2006 - 12:46pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
It’s almost time for the annual jam at the landing, and organizers say this year has even more to offer.

This is the 5th year for the fundraiser, which takes place at Zane’s Landing on Market Street. 100% of the proceeds go to help the American Cancer Society.

“Our biggest goal is that we want people to know that the money that they support to the cancer society will come back and help our community here.”

Besides all the local bands and vendors, they’ve added...
September 27, 2006 - 11:25am
7 years 11 weeks ago
Almost 100 Maysville High School students join in a nationwide effort. “See you at the Pole” started in 1990 and has spread to all 50 states and more than 20 countries.

By 1998, more than 8 million students participated in the event. Organizers say they gather to pray for the school system and the nation.

Freshman Science teacher Adam King says he hopes the prayer helps students learn to have a backbone against the pressures of being teens. “It’s student led, it’s...
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