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February 2, 2006 - 6:26pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Commissioners have been working to put together a project near Dillon State Park, where there is a water line that serves the park, but not the residents in the area.

The Commissioners have signed an agreement with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources that would grant $170,000 for the construction of the project. They are now preparing to advertise for the project.

“The plans are being finalized by the engineer, they will go to the...
February 2, 2006 - 6:22pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
After a rough year in 2005, the Muskingum County Commissioners have passed this year’s budget. The final number came to about $29.5 million.

Most departments got a 3 percent increase - not as much as they had asked for, but Commissioner Brian Hill said it will help cover the rising cost of operation.

“A lot of departments have helped by saving money and becoming a lot more efficient. They skimped and tried to get by so they had some dollars to return in the...
February 2, 2006 - 6:18pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A $300,000 grant will help improve Guernsey County economically and physically. It’s part of a $5.2 million project that will develop 7 acres of land. Right now it’s just dirt and rock, but within the next 18 months, it will be part of Fed Ex Ground Package, Inc.

The expansion will bring the equivalent of 40 full-time jobs to the county. As part of the Community Development Program, the jobs must meet certain criteria.

“They will be looking for low to...
February 2, 2006 - 11:43am
6 years 35 weeks ago
With two heavily traveled roads closed, drivers have been forced to find alternative ways around, and some residents are even experiencing problems with water.

Today and Friday West Main Street’s westbound lane at the intersection with State Street, and State Street’s northbound lane at the intersection with West Main is closed because of a water main break.

The city of Zanesville is hoping the repairs will fix any future problems in that area.

Michael Sims,...
February 2, 2006 - 11:41am
6 years 35 weeks ago
We all love to receive packages, and area students are making sure soldiers feel that love as well.

Ohio University Zanesville students are putting together care packages for soldiers overseas.

Students like Katie Sharkey say it was not hard to want to do this project.

Katie says, “We are inspired because we have a lot of friends and family members that we know overseas and we are just trying to help them out a little bit.”

The soldiers are running...
February 2, 2006 - 12:07am
6 years 35 weeks ago
From 45 to 18 and then whittled down through the rounds down to the final two.

The Tri-Valley School District held its spelling bee tonight at Tri-Valley High School.

Students ranging from grades fourth through eighth participated in the event, for a chance to reach the county spelling bee later this month.

Sixth graders Billy Lintz and Trac Tassen, made it through the eight rounds to become this year’s champions.

Billy was able to spell the word...
February 1, 2006 - 11:50pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Facing ten counts of illegal processing of drug documents, a Roseville man entered a plea of not guilty in court Wednesday.

According to court documents, 47-year-old Richard Bochin Junior was caught passing forged prescription blanks at a Newton Township Pharmacy in an attempt to acquire the painkiller Oxycontin.

Bochin was arrested by the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office January 14th.
February 1, 2006 - 11:46pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A Zanesville man was arraigned in court Wednesday on numerous drug charges.

According to The Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office, 27-year-old David Giamarco was arrested on January 21st for trafficking in drugs (crack cocaine), possession of drugs (cocaine), having a weapon while under disability, and possession of drug paraphenalia.

Giamarco entered a plea of not guilty to the charges in Judge Kelly Cottril's courtroom.

At the time of his...
February 1, 2006 - 11:42pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
It was a big day for local law enforcement and local prosecutors as justice was served Wednesday after four long years.

A 2001 shooting death case came to a close as the man held responsible in the shooting that occurred at a local bar was handed a hefty prison sentence.

30-year-old Kelly Carpenter of Zanesville was handed an 18 year sentence in Judge Mark Fleegle's courtroom. Carpenter was charged with voluntary manslaughter with a gun specification, felonious...
February 1, 2006 - 5:37pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The city of Zanesville says two area streets that see a lot of traffic will be closed for part of two days.

The Water Department will be repairing a water main break at the intersection of State Street and West Main Street.

Anyone living in this area may also experience low water pressure during this repair on Thursday.

The city says starting at 7:30 tomorrow morning the westbound lane of West Main Street at the intersection with State Street and the...
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