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June 23, 2005 - 9:21am
6 years 8 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department is now saying Wednesday’s fatal shooting may have been an accident.

Detective Sergeant Ric Roush says 25-year-old Frank Mack was pronounced dead at Good Samaritan Hospital after the shooting took place around 1:15 in the afternoon at 1104 Converse Avenue.

Roush says several witnesses who were in the home at the time of the shooting lead detectives to believe the shooting was accidental.

Roush says the victim may have been...
June 22, 2005 - 8:44pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
Tonight was a night of recognition at the Zanesville school board meeting where four local residents were honored for their dedication and another was welcomed to the area.

Superintendent of schools Mike Pockl announced the new principal of Zanesville High School, Richard Sykes.

Sykes has over twenty years of experience in education and is thrilled to become a part of the Zanesville schools systems.

"I feel very excited right now because it will be all new it...
June 22, 2005 - 3:56pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
An afternoon shooting resulted in the death of a 26-year-old in Zanesville today.

According to Detective Sergeant Ric Roush with the Zanesville Police Department, the shooting occurred at 1:15 this afternoon at 1104 Convers Avenue.

Police are currently interviewing witnesses on the scene at this hour.

No other injuries have been reported, and the victim's name is not being released at this time.

More information in this case is expected to be...
June 22, 2005 - 3:35pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
Big economic development news today from the Port Authority as board members announce they are planning two new spec buildings projects.

The Spec buildings will be used tools to market our community and hopefully bring additional tax revenues.

“We’re going to be negotiating with two different companies to put in two different Spec buildings one at our airport park and one at Eastpointe Park. It’s something we’ve been working the last couple of years to try to get so we’re...
June 22, 2005 - 2:26pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
Tuesday marked the first day of summer and that means kids are ready to get out in the sun!

The Muskingum Family YMCA is offering some summer activities that are guaranteed to keep your kids cool while keeping them entertained. Craig Miracle, the executive director of the YMCA, says the activities are designed to beat the heat.

“Obviously we have our swimming lessons going on right now and our campers are in doing skill building right now, after lunch staying cool and...
June 22, 2005 - 2:12pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Library is facing some major changes and that could mean that patrons could start paying for services that were once free.

The state legislature recently proposed its new budget and the proposals mean a lot of changes for Muskingum County. This new budget freezes funding to libraries for two years, putting the library at the same level of funding it received in the year 2000. According to Blair Tom of the Muskingum Library the results could be devastating....
June 22, 2005 - 1:52pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
Animals don’t have the luxury of splashing around in a pool or lounging in the shade when temperatures start climbing and the results can be fatal.

Larry Hostetler of the Muskingum County Shelter Society has some tips to keep your pets cool this summer.

“If you have outdoor pets, you need to make sure they have water at all times,” Hostetler says. “Avoid traveling with your pet, leaving then in the cars with windows rolled up an animal can die in just a matter of minutes...
June 22, 2005 - 1:39pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
He’s a fast talker, in fact he’s so fast that he’s the new world champion!

Ron Kries took the 2005 World Champion Livestock Auctioneer title last week in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He beat out thirty-one of the top auctioneers for the title. Kries says he had some inspiration for becoming an auctioneer.

“It’s all because of my dad,” Kries said. “I grew up in the auctioneer business and I’ve been doing it ever since I’ve been old enough to run around a stockyard or be at the...
June 22, 2005 - 12:06pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
Each year, 100 local kids travel to Blue Rock State Park for Camp Adventure, and this year is no different as the kids learn valuable lessons and have fun at the same time.

This is the 5th year for Camp Adventure. Some of the activities are planned are COSI-on-wheels, archery, making turkey calls and even flint knapping. Organizers from the Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District say the kids get a new experience every year.

“The nice thing about this camp is...
June 21, 2005 - 7:17pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
Zanesville’s Gus Macker is over, but if you didn’t get your fix of 3 on 3 tournament action, you can play in Cambridge’s Gus Macker which is coming up.

Even though the registration deadline has passed, officials say you can still participate.

“The registration deadline has been extended and our deadline will now be this Friday June 24th,” says committee member Sharon Kessler.

The actual Gus Macker tournament will take place the weekend of July 9th and 10th with...
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