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October 20, 2004 - 2:49pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
A new leadership award is available through the Muskingum County community foundation, which will honor those who make a difference in the lives of others.

If you would like to nominate someone they must be between the ages of 18 and 45. The other qualification is they must show generosity of time and spirit.

Steve Randles, a member of the community foundation council describes how the Brian Wagner award came about. “We needed to recognize the community efforts of folks...
October 20, 2004 - 1:30pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
With one of the closest Presidential races in our nations history, scam artists are hard at work to sway the swing voters.

Recent reports claim people are calling local residents and asking to pick up their absentee ballots.

Terry Dunn, Executive Director of the Senior Center, says there’s no surprise seniors are the targeted group.

Dunn says, “They’re vulnerable. They’re very trusting people and when an individual approaches them saying I can help you, they’re...
October 20, 2004 - 11:49am
5 years 42 weeks ago
If you love NASCAR and President Bush, then Zanesville was the place to be today.

Four NASCAR figures made two stops in our city to show their support for the president. We met up with them at the Zanesville Victory Center this morning and driver Bill Elliott says they came to rally people together in the final weeks before the election.

“The main thing is to get people out and vote. I mean, right, wrong or indifferent get out and vote. I believe in the President and...
October 20, 2004 - 11:39am
5 years 42 weeks ago
Heating your home in the winter can be extremely costly… and HEAP is trying to help those less fortunate with the burden.

The Home Energy Assistance Program, better known as HEAP, will begin emergency assistance on November 1st. Community Services Coordinator, Gary Wilson, says it is for those who have been disconnected from their heat source or those with less than a ten day supply of bulk fuel.

Wilson says you will be eligible, “As long as you fall under the Department...
October 19, 2004 - 11:48pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
A local man is now in custody in connection with a recent arson.

According to Sgt. Detective Ric Roush with the Zanesville Police Department, 42-year-old Timothy Norris of Zanesville is being held in connection with the fire at a vacant house at 1660 Meadow Street.

The fire occurred last Sunday around 2:30 in the morning. The structure sustained heavy damage.

Norris is facing one ocunt of arson at this time.

The case goes before a Muskingum County...
October 19, 2004 - 11:37pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
Local firefighters rushed to the scene of a fully involved house fire on Maysville Avenue today around five o'clock.

According to officials with the Zanesville Fire Department, the home was burning fast and because crews responded very quickly, they got the fire knocked down in no time.

Assistant Zanesville Fire Chief Kevin Thomas said when his crews arrived, there was heavy smoke and fire coming from the first and second floors. They advanced two attack lines and within...
October 19, 2004 - 4:27pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
Most people probably have trouble catching their breath while on the treadmill, but imagine being hooked up to an oxygen tank.

Jim Mesaro says it’s no sweat. Mesaro has suffered a heart attack and has emphysema, but for the last two months, his workout has helped him breathe more than a sigh of relief. “I’m using my lungs better I think. I learned how to use what I got better,” says Mesaro.

And using what he’s got is what the Pulmonary Rehab Program is all about. Exercise...
October 19, 2004 - 4:15pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
With all the rainy weather over the last few days, roads have been slick—and today’s wet conditions caused another accident on Chandlersville Road in Zanesville.

Trooper Wesley Archer of the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says the wet roads caused one lady to lose control of her car. “It was a Ford Mustang traveling eastbound on 146, it hit the curb, lost control and went off the side of the road and struck a culvert,” says Archer.

Betty Clark lives on this...
October 19, 2004 - 4:05pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
The two candidates running for Muskingum County Commissioner whose term will begin on January 2nd are new when it comes to politics. However, Brian Hill and Jerry Lavy say they're ready to give it a try.

Hill says if elected, he will bring honesty, integrity and service to the office. “I’m a family man, been in business, small business owner, farm operator and feed consultant. I’ve been involved with the Guernsey/Muskingum Electrical Office over 10 years,” says Hill.

October 19, 2004 - 1:50pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
To help kickoff Red Ribbon week, community leaders were joined by a very special guest today—Ohio’s first lady Hope Taft.

Taft has a passion for lifting up young people and is a strong supporter of alcohol and drug prevention.

She says, “Muskingum County has been recognized 3 out of the 4 years for their efforts in drug prevention during red ribbon week. I thought that it would be nice to come out and compliment them and see what they’re doing.”

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