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July 1, 2005 - 10:08pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
If you don't have the money to head out of town this summer, there is some good events here locally to enjoy.

An event downtown this evening proved that paintings and drawings aren't the only kinds of art.

The purpose of one local event was showing spectators that just about anything can be considered art.

Area residents enjoyed the evening by strolling up and down the streets of Zanesville as they popped in and out of local establishments to view the work of...
July 1, 2005 - 4:24pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
We have some updates on Thursday’s brutal homicide.

Today, Muskingum County Prosecutor Michael Haddox released the name of the suspect. Seventeen-year-old Aaron K. Miller of South Zanesville is currently being held in juvenile detention for the killing of Jordan Harrison. It is still unknown exactly what charges Miller will face.

“We’re still investigating this matter,” Haddox says. “There’s still some statements that need to be taken and we also commonly like to get...
July 1, 2005 - 3:43pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Independence Day is right around the corner and that means a colorful display in the night sky. So grab some snacks, a blanket, and your family and get ready to head outside.

In charge of this year’s display is Stephen Vincent of Hamburg Fireworks. He says that although the fireworks are pretty to look at, don’t think about trying to have your own show.

“We refer to it in the industry as the big lie,” Vincent says. “You go into buying consumer fireworks and you sign the...
July 1, 2005 - 3:07pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
It was a big day for Howard S. Zwelling as he began his interim duty as Mayor of Zanesville.

The former teacher and judge took his oath of office today in front of more than one hundred people, including an old friend.

“Mayor Fenton was there and I said a few words about the public servant he has been and he got about a five minute standing ovation,” Zwelling says. “I was so happy for that.”

Zwelling says that this is an exciting time for him, and he plans to...
July 1, 2005 - 11:14am
6 years 11 weeks ago
The long holiday weekend starts today… and AAA is reporting that more Americans will travel this 4th of July weekend than have ever traveled for a holiday weekend before.

The local AAA of Zanesville says more than 40 million Americans will hit the roadways today. Manager Bill Porter says there isn’t much getting in the way of those leaving home this weekend, and even the most obvious reason to travel less isn’t stopping Americans this year.

“Gas prices are up,” Porter...
June 30, 2005 - 11:54pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
It was a somber evening at Rolling Plains United Methodist Church in Zanesville, where friends and family members gathered together to pray for a local teen seriously injured in a watercraft incident and remember a teen killed in an early morning stabbing.

Whiz's Erin Packard has the story.

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June 30, 2005 - 11:42pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Kicking Off The Holiday Weekend In Muskingum County

As Independence Day approaches many events are held in its celebration.

One special concert kicked off the beginning of the holiday weekend aiming to get local residents in to the patriotic spirit.

The 122nd Ohio Army National Guard Band preformed at Secrest Auditorium tonight, presenting a variety of music to those attending.

More than just local residents came to tonight’s concert.

June 30, 2005 - 3:53pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
The County Commissioners received their six-month review of the county garage today and the update was promising.

According to county commissioner, Don Madden, previous changes that were made to the garage are working out well. “The information we were given shows that everything seems to be working very, very well. They are keeping up with the work orders that are coming in. Like most of the departments, their budget is very, very close, but they seem to be on target for budget and...
June 30, 2005 - 3:24pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Some recent changes to area water lines could mean more access to county water.

Today, officials from the Muskingum County Water Department met with the county commissioners, to give an update on recent developments and upcoming projects. This year, the water department plans to extend the water lines on Spry Road and Dillon State Park, around the Ballard Road Area. According to Randy Caw, plant supervisor of the Muskingum County Water Department, extending these lines could help...
June 30, 2005 - 2:27pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Some good news if you were affected by the winter storms that hit in December of last year.

Congressman Bob Ney announced that ten counties in his district are among 22 statewide that will share over 11-million dollars in emergency grant funding.

It’s from the U-S Department of Labor. The federal funding will provide roughly 474 temporary jobs to dislocated and unemployed workers in Muskingum, Morgan, Coshocton, Licking and some other regional counties.

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