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September 7, 2006 - 5:38pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Members of the Brighton Historic Society are trying to form a comprehensive plan for the trees at the Muskingum County Fair grounds.

The Society has been involved with planting trees on the grounds since the 1990’s.

But recent losses of trees planted by the Society have prompted them to take steps to help protect the trees its invested time and money in.

“We want these trees to survive to the future,” A.J. Smith said.

The Society went to the County...
September 7, 2006 - 1:14pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The week is ending on a bad economic note in Zanesville and Muskingum County.

Greif Brother is closing its plant at the end of October. Greif Director of Communicaitons Deb Strohmaier says the plant employs 78 people, some of whom may have the opportunity to transfer to other locations.

Officials did not disclose the company’s plans for the physical facility.

The local plant designs, tests and manufactures corrugated boxes for a number of regional customers...
September 6, 2006 - 6:20pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A day after the first debate between two candidates for Ohio governor, experts are weighing in with their opinions on the debate.

Walter Huber is an Associate Professor of political science at Muskingum College.

He thinks the debate lacked substance.

“What both parties are doing is what we would call negative advertising,” Huber said.

Huber says he hopes to see more talk on the issues in the coming debates.

The next debate between Ted...
September 6, 2006 - 4:58pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The legality of skilled games has come into question, and while the county has banned them, the city has not.

So for skill game owners that have moved into the area, they have to apply for a permit and pay up to stay open. The permit requirement is not new, but it is now being enforced.

Zanesville’s Zoning Administrator Nathan Strum said Law Director Scott Hillis and Police Chief Eric Lambes are looking into the legality of the games from the city’s...
September 6, 2006 - 4:52pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
It’s supposed to be a tribute to our veterans, a source of pride for Zanesville.

But when veteran Robin Davis brought some family members to see the Medal of Honor monument at Zane Landing Park, he found weeds overgrowing the area, an unlit eternal flame and tattered American flags.

“I asked them not to take pictures. I would send them later. That’s how embarrassing it was,” Davis said.

Davis believes the neglect is just miscommunication...
September 6, 2006 - 4:45pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The anniversary of September 11th is a time to remember and one local church wants the community to remember together at a special service.

The New Hope Full Gospel Church is holding a 9-11 remembrance for all denominations.

Pastor Joe DiVincenzo said Americans have so much going on, we easily forget to take time to reflect.

“We’re trying to stir the community to come out to pray for our president, to pray for our troops and to remember the...
September 6, 2006 - 11:09am
7 years 11 weeks ago
For the majority of American’s it’s easy to remember where exactly you were on September
11, 2001, and for many the memories are still etched in the mind.

As the five-year anniversary of that day drawls near, memories of where residents were that day are again called forward.

“It was pretty scary,” said Zachary Green. “We didn’t know what was really going on. We didn’t know if we were going to get attacked at school or anything like that.”

September 5, 2006 - 11:49pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A pedestrian is rushed to the hospital with serious injuries Tuesday night after he was hit by a westbound vehicle around 9:30.

Witnesses on the scene say a man was walking down the middle of the road on State Route 146/Sharon Avenue just outside the Zanesville city limits when one vehicle swerved to avoid him, then the vehicle behind it, struck him.

Trooper Bailey with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says the victim, whose name is not being released, was...
September 5, 2006 - 11:46pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A teen with an extensive criminal past is charged and sentenced as an adult in a robbery case that left employees at a check cashing store fearing for their lives.

The teen was sentenced Tuesday for his role in the August 2005 robbery at the Urgent Cash in Zanesville.

Charged with aggravated robbery, kidnapping, and grand theft the now 17-year-old Kwame Foggie originally entered a plea of not guilty to the charges, but then changed his plea to guilty in May.

September 5, 2006 - 6:23pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The saying “you are what you eat” is actually true for Buckeye fans…

Kroger stores across Ohio are carrying “Buckeye Heroes,” a Cheerio-like cereal that features former players Anthony Schlegel, A.J. Hawk and Bobby Carpenter on the box. Zanesville store manager Anne Nolan said the cereal is in high demand.

“We weren’t able to get it in right away, so we took customers names and numbers. We had a three page list that we called yesterday morning, and most have...
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