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June 8, 2005 - 11:26am
6 years 7 weeks ago
At the beginning of the month, Governor Taft proclaimed June as Ohio Homeownership month, highlighting the impact of home ownership on Ohio’s economy and communities.

For first time buyers, the experience of buying a home can be somewhat daunting, but there are resources to make the process a little easier. According to Bob Connell, the director of debt management for the Ohio Housing Finance Agency, “Either find a realtor with whom you have a great deal of confidence, or go to one...
June 7, 2005 - 3:44pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Zanesville is loosing two respected members of the community, and residents gathered today to wish them well.

Majors Leslie and Susan Walters of the Salvation Army have lived in Zanesville for twelve years, and there are many things they will miss, “Probably the thing I’ll miss most is the small town atmosphere, but also the generosity of the people. I think in the larger communities you don’t always have that, where in Zanesville if the Salvation Army needed something the others in...
June 7, 2005 - 3:23pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
We’re learning now that Ohio Congressman Bob Ney is coming to the area on Monday with a very specific purpose to his trip.

The Community Development departments in this region were told they might have some severe cuts due to the budget.

Stephen Gierhart is the Director for the Cambridge Community Development department. He says the meeting on Monday is crucial for the future of their programs.

Gierhart says, “What we want to do is give him our testimony as...
June 7, 2005 - 1:17pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
It’s probably the last thing students want to hear, but keeping up with education over the summer is very important.

Kevin Appleman, the coordinator of student services for the Zanesville City Schools says it’s important to keep kids’ minds active over the summer, and it’s easy to make it a family activity. “You can out a world map beside the television, and when they talk you can show you children, hey, this is where they’re talking about, to make sure they stay on target, so they’...
June 7, 2005 - 1:04pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
There’s a new addition to Zanesville’s South side, and its arrival means that local residents won’t have to drive across town to do their shopping.

Goodwill Industries opened their doors on the Southside yesterday, and shoppers came in to check out the merchandise and save on opening day bargains.

Adam Jones, the marketing specialist for Goodwill says that the store is little different from the North location. “It’s a little bit smaller square footage. We decided to...
June 7, 2005 - 12:15pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Every employer wants and needs to hire great employees to succeed in the workplace… and a keynote speaker at OUZ spoke about the issue this morning.

David Hart is CEO of Jump Institute, a company that focuses on smart hiring and teamwork. In his speech titled “Who’s Packing Your Parachute?” Hart compares the act of hiring to the act of skydiving, and how it all involves teamwork.

“We really stressed the importance of packing each other’s parachutes, in our lives, in our...
June 7, 2005 - 12:03pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A first today for Ohio University-Zanesville, as a visual and performing arts program kicks off for the summer.

The university has never had a program like this before. It offers secondary students the chance to become more involved in their artistic interests.

Dr. Donna Clevinger is the Associate Dean at OUZ, and she says she has successfully created programs like this in other states. She says Zanesville needs a program like this.

“I felt like there was the...
June 6, 2005 - 4:29pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Attention farmers…you may soon have to pay more in taxes, if a state proposal is approved.

The general assembly is working on a deadline of July 1st, to have the budget set, but within the Department of Agriculture there is currently a proposal to either expand or initiate 17 new fees.

Mark Mechling with the Ohio State Extension office says if approved this could really impact our local farmers.

“This fee will be charged to dealers who sell fertilizers, animal...
June 6, 2005 - 4:13pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
With the increase in accidents in the area, State Highway Patrol officials are speaking out to remind motorists of the dangers of driving.

Sergeant Clark Felix with the Zanesville Post of the State Patrol says drivers need to be more aware during the summer months.

“With the weather getting better, it also means increased traffic on the Interstate and also the state routes and other local roads. I think people just need to be aware of their surroundings where they’re at,...
June 6, 2005 - 11:51am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Everyone knows that a strong arts education is important, but with budget cuts, arts programs are usually the first to go.

Andy LeVeck hopes to change that by allowing children the opportunity to use the arts to learn some valuable lessons, “Teachers are actually the driving force in this program, involving teachers with learning how to develop their own productions in their schools, developing Powerhouse Programs in their own schools, to enable kids to learn bout the arts.”
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