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September 13, 2005 - 3:30pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The generosity continues throughout Southeastern Ohio as more volunteers are on their way to the Gulf Coast.

Four paramedics from Community Ambulance have teamed up with Genesis Extended Care to help those devastated by hurricane Katrina.

Four men left today to relieve the paramedics that are currently stationed in Louisiana. One of those aiding in the rescue efforts is Damia Alexander, who is a little nervous about the devastation he’s about to see. “I don’t think...
September 13, 2005 - 1:11pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The State of Ohio today announced 70 communities will share just over 36,000,000 dollars in housing improvement money.

Three of those counties are in our area. Lieutenant Governor Bruce Johnson says Muskingum, Perry and Noble Counties will each receive 500,000 dollars.

The grants will help local government maintain, improve and expand affordable housing for low and moderate income residents.

Some of the funded activities include home repair, rental...
September 13, 2005 - 12:58pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office today released details from the preliminary autopsy of this weekend’s high profile suicide.

It happened at the home of Zanesville businessman Greg Barnes, who is under investigation by the Drug Enforcement Agency, The Internal Revenue Service and the Zanesville Police Department.

Detective Steve Welker says he conferred with Muskingum County Coroner Dr. Howard Marsh on the issue.

Welker say the autopsy results match the...
September 13, 2005 - 11:59am
6 years 17 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Veterans Council is seeking nominations for qualified veterans to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, which is located at the Secrest Auditorium.

John Kunkel, Manager of the Secrest Auditorium, says the Veterans Hall Of Fame was created over 5 years ago, to commemorate the vets who have made a difference in the community.

“The requirements are to be a resident of Muskingum County, member of the armed forces, honorably discharged and then the...
September 12, 2005 - 11:58pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The final paperwork in the resignation of Former Port Authority Director Larry Merry was released by the Port Board.

Merry resigned in late July from the Port Authority and just last week a severance agreement between Merry and the Port Authority was finalized.

Outlined in the agreement: A compromise that the Port Authority will compensate Merry on a basis equivalent to what he would have earned as director from July until the end of this year. That's just under 30,000...
September 12, 2005 - 11:46pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The results of an autopsy involving a man who apparently committed suicide over the weekend are complete.

The suicide occurred at the home of a Zanesville businessman currently under investigation by the IRS, the DEA and the Zanesville Police Department.

Muskingum County Sheriff Bob Stephenson says Saturday afternoon his office received a call from Gregory Barnes about a suicide that occurred in his home at 2100 South River Road in Zanesville.

That's where...
September 12, 2005 - 9:35pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Revitalization of Downtown Zanesville was on the agenda at tonight’s meeting, and the previously condemned Nader Building was the main focus.

Steven Randles of the Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority presented plans for a new 35-unit apartment building on the corner of Market and Fifth Street. “This is an opportunity to have a $3.6 million development in the heart of our downtown, where there has been vacant structure. $3.2 million of that funding is coming from the Federal...
September 12, 2005 - 6:05pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
“We’re going to adopt a sister city in New Orleans.” Zanesville Mayor Howard Zwelling said as he announced the city’s plan of helping Hurricane Katrina victims. A plan he describes as “A challenge to the rest of the country.”

The Mayor and other city officials have created a plan to help rebuild a sister city along the Gulf Coast rebuild. Slidell, Louisiana is one of the cities the team is looking at. They are looking for a city that resembles Zanesville in both population and...
September 12, 2005 - 4:28pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Some area seniors are upset about the regulations at the senior center at Sunrise, and they hope that by speaking out, they can change the rules.

They are upset because they can’t take home the senior center’s prepared meals.

Executive director of the Senior Center, Terry Dunn, says the rules are in place to keep the seniors safe and healthy. “By our being a title three meal provider, we have to abide by certain state regulations, and regulations set forth by the area...
September 12, 2005 - 4:18pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The November elections are only two months away, and this year promises to be one of the most exciting elections ever, thanks to a new and improved voting machine.

The Muskingum County Board of Elections has welcomed more than two hundred of the new machines, which are aimed at helping voters vote more accurately and quickly.

According to the director of the county board of elections, Martha Thomas, the new machines offer a lot of modern features. “They are very easy to...
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