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May 18, 2005 - 9:36pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The rejection of the school levy deficit has led school board officials to face some difficult decisions regarding future school budgets.

Wednesday night Superintendent of schools, Mike Pockl presented a number of ideas to reform upcoming school budgets.

One of the ideas brought fourth was the merging of schools.

A new middle school is in the process of being built which frees up the old school.

The board also looked at the idea of students paying to...
May 18, 2005 - 9:26pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
United Way Director Resigns

The executive director of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties has resigned.

After just four months on the job, Rhonda Baer announced she's stepping down.

According to chairman of the board Vince Durant, Baer is the primary caregiver to her mother who requires a lot of attention.

"She simply wasn't able to commit the time necessary to affectively administer the local untied way agency" Says Executive Director of the local...
May 18, 2005 - 4:57pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
New projects are coming along is the word from today’s Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority meeting.

Executive Director Larry Merry says there is a lot of activity at North Pointe, especially the office park that is really coming along.

Since there are a lot of new projects underway, the board passed a motion today to increase the professional services fund by $50,000, an increase Merry says is necessary.

“That’s where we pay for surveys, that’s where we...
May 18, 2005 - 4:49pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The search continues tonight for a local man who has been missing since Monday. The Muskingum County Sheriff’s office along with other agencies spent today combing the Muskingum River, where they believe they will find the body of 43 year old John Mumaw.

Capt Mark Ross with the Sheriff’s office says, “We have tools of cadaver dogs, we have divers on standby and also ODNR is going to bring one of their watercrafts here shortly with a high tech sonar, that could help to locate a...
May 18, 2005 - 11:32am
6 years 7 weeks ago
After more than a year of construction, an area nursing facility is celebrating the completion of a multi-million dollar renovation.

Willow Haven Care Center on Taylor Street in Zanesville is opening its doors after a $2.8 million makeover. The skilled nursing facility is part of Zandex Corporation. Stoey Stout is the Vice President of Zandex. He says the renovation was long in the books before it became a reality.

“I think 10 years ago they started in the planning...
May 18, 2005 - 11:23am
6 years 7 weeks ago
It’s not too late to hit the hoops with your friends. As the 9th annual Gus Macker tournament approaches, local organizers are stretching the application deadline for interested teams.

Even though over 700 teams have already applied to play in the Zanesville tourney, Downtown Association Manager Dana Matz says that is still about 100 less teams than last year.

He attributes the decline in the number of teams to the increase of Gus Macker tournaments in Ohio.

May 18, 2005 - 12:02am
6 years 7 weeks ago
It was a special day for a local women's home Tuesday, as the Helen Purcell Home celebrated its 100th anniversary with a reception held at the home.

Vonda Price, President of the Lady Managers at the Helen Purcell Home, says the facility has done a lot of growing over the years, as it began in the Putnam District and became large enough to relocate to accomodate more women.

The Helen Purcell Home is the only chartiable home for ladies in Southeastern Ohio and is proud to...
May 17, 2005 - 11:47pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Officials with the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office began their search for a local man early Tuesday evening after being contacted by family members that their loved one was missing.

Search efforts were called off for the night around 9 p.m. and the whereabouts of the Linden Avenue resident, believed to have drowned in the Muskingum River, remain in question.

Zanesville Fire officials, Falls Township Fire Department, Tri-County Dive and Rescue Team, and United K-9 are...
May 17, 2005 - 4:34pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The call goes out to the public tonight as 3 people were found dead in Newark and police are left looking for clues.

A 911 hang up last night around 11:30 led Newark Police officers to a gruesome crime scene.

“They discovered a good deal of blood and 3 adults that appeared to have been shot,” says Newark Police Captain Al Zellner.

The victims are identified as 21 year old Misty Butts, 22 year old James Nelms and 48 year old John Boyce.

Their bodies...
May 17, 2005 - 1:50pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A building collapse at the Muskingum County fairgrounds Tuesday morning sent four men to the hospital.

The future “Veteran’s Hall” at the fairgrounds may now be facing some setbacks, after the structure collapsed around 9:30 a.m.

There were four men working on it when it came crashing down and all were sent to the hospital, but have since been released.

Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy has more on why the structure fell. “Workers here at this location had...
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