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August 4, 2006 - 9:57pm
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The Chamber of Commerce held its annual golf outing Friday at Jaycee’s Golf Course

The golf outing featured a four man scramble format.

Twenty-three teams participated in the event.

The event serves as a good networking opportunity for local business leaders.

“It is so important for a small community like ours because it brings business people together who can help each other,” Chamber member Dana Matz said.

The outing was the annual...
August 4, 2006 - 9:51pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
New figures from the Ohio Insurance Institute show an increase in the number of reported vehicle thefts in the state after a two year decline.

But is Muskingum County following the same trend?

According to Sheriff Bob Stephenson so far the answer is yes.

When comparing the first 7 months of this year with the first 7 months of last year the number of thefts this year is higher.

“We had 40 reported lat year in the 2005,” Stephenson said. “This year we...
August 4, 2006 - 4:32am
7 years 7 weeks ago
Governor Bob Taft is asking Ohioans to conserve energy, as the temperatures remain hot around the state. So we found out some important tips on how to keep your electric bill down, while alleviating the strain on power grids.

Experts from A1 Heating and Cooling in Zanesville say a major way to conserve is to keep you’re a/c thermostat at a certain temperature.

“We recommend you keep your thermostat between 75 and 78 degrees, in the cooling position,” says Greg Welker. “...
August 3, 2006 - 9:36pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Muskingum County Commissioners opened bids for the Adamsville water extension project Thursday.

The five-mile line would connect the village of Adamsville to the county water supply.

Five companies submitted bids, ranging in price from just under $900,000 to just over $1,000,000.

The estimated cost of the project is $900,000.

New construction in the area is the reason for the extension.

“That basically came about because of the request of...
August 3, 2006 - 6:42pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
On Tuesday we told you about the increasing popularity and influence of a website called Youtube.com and introduced you to a local teenager that uses the site.

But the website is doing mroe than influencing pop culture, it's changing people's lives as well.

WHIZ's Atish Baidya has more.
August 3, 2006 - 5:02pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Zanesville police and fire departments had their hands full Thursday as thunderstorms ripped through the area. They knocked down power lines and a tree.

Officials say the storms may have also been the cause of an apartment complex fire.

Fire officials say a lightning strike appears to have sparked the fire at the Brookover Apartments at 544 Brookover Ave. but have not ruled it as the official cause.

One witness says he felt the lighting strike moments...
August 3, 2006 - 1:40pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Girl Scouts Heart Of Ohio have decided to no longer be an agency of the United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties.

Executive Director Yvette Livers announced Thursday that the board had voted to discontinue its membership as an agency of the charitable organization.

United Way Executive Director Jack McClelland says anytime one of their agencies has the strength to stand on its own financially, they consider that a real success.

The Girl Scouts...
August 3, 2006 - 12:05pm
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Every child likes to start off the school year with a new outfit.

The Zanesville Salvation Army is making that happen for some families in Muskingum County.

The Army opened its doors this morning at 10am for families looking to get five new outfits for the upcoming school year.

Organizers say with the high price of clothing, a program like this makes things a lot easier for families who struggle financially.

Captain Ralph Campbell, “Every child...
August 3, 2006 - 12:01pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Salvation Army is doing its part to help during the heat wave.

Area residents without the use of a fan or an air conditioner are spending some time inside the lobby of the Army on Putnam Avenue.

Cook Bill Gheen says he puts fresh cold water out each day.

“It’s really been bad, people have been coming in and sitting in our hallway and trying to stay cool.”

Gheen says most people who come through the Army are people waiting for the bus or just need...
August 3, 2006 - 5:40am
7 years 7 weeks ago
The power is now back on in the city of Newark, according to AEP Spokeswoman Rachel Dutton.

2,700 residents lost service at 4 a.m. Wednesday morning. About half of that was restored in the early evening, and the other half by 11:30 Wednesday night.

Red Cross Officials even turned a YMCA gymnasium into a cooling center so people could escape the heat since they couldn't use thier air conditioners.
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