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March 7, 2005 - 5:57pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
It’s testing time in Ohio and that means local students’ thinking caps are getting a work- out taking their proficiency and achievement tests.

Starting today students across Ohio are taking their proficiency and achievement tests in reading, math, science, social studies and writing.

“From the very beginning of school all our classrooms and teachers and students have been focusing on the skills that are necessary to be successful not only on these test but in life,” says...
March 7, 2005 - 5:48pm
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Other news from the County Commissioners tonight includes a resolution that passed approving tax abatement for Worthington Foods.

Larry Merry, Executive Director of the Port Authority says this will give Worthington an additional facility in town.

“They’ll have two facilities; they’ll have a large facility at North Pointe Park and then this one at our airport park so we’re very happy that we were able to help a major employer like that,” says Merry.

The building...
March 7, 2005 - 5:43pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Commissioners have a decision to make. They have to decide whether or not to sign a letter of support so Frontier Community Services can continue a housing project that will benefit low income families.

Rod Siddons, the Chief Development Officer for Frontier says the project will provide affordable housing for local residents.

“The benefit to the community is the addition of 76 new affordable apartments for people who are essentially working class,”...
March 7, 2005 - 5:37pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
After it was discovered last week that the Nader’s Insurance building in Zanesville was deteriorating, local officials are taking a proactive approach to make sure it doesn’t become an epidemic in the downtown area.

Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy says they plan on performing thorough inspections on other downtown buildings.

“One of the things we can look for is infiltration of water into these buildings this is normally what causes the partial collapses to occur is the...
March 7, 2005 - 6:44am
5 years 49 weeks ago
The Coshocton County sheriff’s office is investigating a fatal accident.

It happened on County Road 41 in Jefferson Township.

Deputies say that 43-year-old Daniel Fitch of Coshocton was driving west on 41, at a high rate of speed, when he lost control, slid sideways going off the right side of the road, striking a parked pick-up truck, a three and another vehicle.

Fitch was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident happened just before midnight...
March 6, 2005 - 7:44pm
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Local churches and Habitat for Humanity are working together for a great cause.

The Joining Hands Project is a collaborative effort involving churches all across Muskingum County and the Zanesville Habitat for Humanity Board.

Their goal is to build a home for a less fortunate family.
Dr. Dennis Baker from the Coburn Methodist Church says this is a wonderful opportunity to share faith while helping others.

Habitat Board member Ann Gildow says this is great...
March 6, 2005 - 7:34pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Art students from all across southeastern Ohio are displaying their masterpieces at the Zanesville Art Center.

The Student Scholastic Exhibition is a non-competitive art show and displays art from students at both public and private schools.

The Zanesville Branch of the American
Association of University Woman has hosted the art show for 49 years.

11th grader Kacy Trout from Zanesville High School says it was her art teacher who inspired her to draw....
March 6, 2005 - 7:29pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Today was the last day of the third annual Home and Garden show at the Fairgrounds here in Zanesville. The Buckeye Valley Building Industry Association (BIA) was here this weekend showing off booths for anyone interested in any type of home improvement projects.

Kim Blackstone, Executive Manager of BIA, welcomed special guest Spongebob Squarepants out to the show today since he is always doing projects of his own, and to visit with the children who were attending the show....
March 6, 2005 - 1:05am
5 years 49 weeks ago
A country music star makes an appearance in the Y-City while spreading a message of hope for those who are living a life of abuse.

Millions of women each year experience the devastation of having someone they love raise their hand to them, or their children, causing life-long emotional scars that may never heal.

In an effort to stop the vicious cycle of domestic violence, a concert was held at Secrest Auditorium to spread the message of hope and triumph for those victims...
March 6, 2005 - 12:42am
5 years 49 weeks ago
A local road has been re-opened by O-DOT officials.

Saturday it was announced that US 22 and State Route 40 at mile marker 20.01 at Bridgeville Road has been re-opened for travel.

On Thursday officials shut the road down to conduct a slip repair project on the bridge.
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