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August 14, 2006 - 6:18pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
It would save Muskingum County around $500,000 a year while still providing county employees with complete coverage if they’re injured on the job.

Today the Muskingum County Commissioners decided to no longer stay in a group rating through the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation.

Commissioner Brian Hill says the county could stay group rated for another year, but they decided to make the change now.

“We entered into a group-rated status some years ago...
August 14, 2006 - 5:55pm
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It hasn’t happened yet, but experts say influenza pandemic may be right around the corner.

Preparedness is the message the health department was trying to get across today at the fairgrounds.

Although no one knows for sure when the next pandemic will hit, but when it does our lives will be disrupted.

“Schools may be closed temporarily, events may be cancelled. There may be shortages in the stores, so that is why we are here. There are things you can do to...
August 14, 2006 - 3:17pm
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There’s still time to ride the Lorena Sternwheeler before the summer ends.

It’s docked at Zane Landing Park right now, but will get ready to head out again this month. The last few rides were almost sold out, prompting the captain to add extra dates to the public ride schedule.

“It has had a really great year. We certainly enjoyed the success this year has brought to the Lorena,” said Chamber of Commerce’s Kelly Ashby.

There will also be a...
August 14, 2006 - 1:40pm
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The South Zanesville Police Department has a warning for some of its elderly residents.

Chief Raymond Wheeler says his department is currently investigating three separate incidents with all the victims being elderly.

Chief Wheeler says the suspect is approaching individuals at their home.

The suspect says her vehicle stopped working and she needs to use the phone.

Wheeler says once inside the suspect has stolen money, credit cards and other...
August 14, 2006 - 11:08am
7 years 7 weeks ago
His office says Ohio Congressman Bob Ney has formally requested that his name be taken off the November ballot.

That means a special primary must now be held to replace the six-term lawmaker as a candidate.

A week ago, Ney confirmed he would not run for re-election, pointing to the strain on his family.

The Congressman has been under scrutiny because of his ties to a lobbyist at the center of a corruption scandal.

Ney has denied wrongdoing. His...
August 14, 2006 - 9:47am
7 years 7 weeks ago
There’s a new addition to downtown and it’s making banking more convenient in the Y-City.

Today Huntington is celebrating the grand opening of its new downtown Zanesville drive-thru banking facility.

Banking representatives see the new addition as a demonstration to their new commitment to the area.

Bank President, Thomas Selock says, “We wanted to add some additional banking services and we think this office will provide those services to our clients and...
August 13, 2006 - 8:43pm
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A church in Nashport is celebrating a milestone anniversary.

The St. Mary’s Catholic Church is turning 150 years old.

The church was built on the land originally surveyed by the first settler, William Mattingly in 1812.

Parishioners dressed up in 1850’s era clothing to celebrate.

“We just wanted to honor the people that build the church,” Mary Ann Miller said.

The anniversary also coincides with the annual Mattingly family reunion.
August 13, 2006 - 8:42pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Food and music were part of a fundraising event at the Canteen Bar, all to help a sick man gain a second chance at life.

Lance Alexander is in need of a kidney transplant.

His son is a perfect match and will be donating one of his kidney’s to his father, but there is a catch.

Lance’s son is currently serving time for murder.

So while the man who took a life is now trying to save the life of his father, the family needs help to raise the $2500 needed...
August 13, 2006 - 8:41pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Members of the Goldwing Riders Bike Club gathered at Dillion Lake for their annual bike show event.

This year’s show featured 40 bike entries and drew about 100 people.

A wide variety of bikes were on display.

“Everything and anything is welcome,” Chapter Director Tim Wood said. “We’ve have a wide variety of antiques, old school and new school.”

The annual show serves as a fund raiser for the club.

The money raised goes to operating...
August 13, 2006 - 8:39pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Blue Ribbon Fair kicked off today.

County and state representatives were on hand to officially open the 160th Blue Ribbon Fair.

There is plenty to do at the fair, from rides, to games, to food, the fair has it all.

There is so much going on people will visit the fair more than once.

“I know we are coming back Friday for Lonestar,” Cameron Little said. “I’m going to try and come back on Wednesday.

While the food and...
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