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June 3, 2006 - 1:48pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Are you looking for a new vacuum, a weed whacker, or what about a kitchen sink?

Well, no matter what it is your looking for, chances are you will find it along the 824 miles of yard sale that lines the National Road.

The sale stretches from Baltimore, Maryland to St. Louis, Missouri.

National Road-Zane Grey Museum Director Alan King says it’s a way to celebrate the road’s history.

“There is nothing more American than a yard sale, and we thought...
June 2, 2006 - 6:16pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
It may only be the beginning of their educational journey, but today James Madison students celebrated graduation.

In caps and gowns, around 100 preschoolers and kindergarten students accepted their diplomas.

Even though the students are still young, Director Vicky French says celebrating achievements is important.

“We want to make sure that our kids have the vision that education is very, very important and it starts in children very young.”

June 2, 2006 - 6:01pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Laws are obeyed and broken everyday, but today was a day to celebrate American law.

Law Day was established back in 1957 by the American Bar Association. Today it is celebrated nationwide.

Today former, current and future lawyers filled Judge Fleegle’s courtroom for a few unveilings.

“Something new for Law Day 2006, the bar association commemorated a plaque for all of the past presidents of the Muskingum County Bar Association. So that plaque with all of the...
June 2, 2006 - 10:22am
7 years 2 weeks ago
Streets are already blocked off and registration is underway, as Gus Macker 2006 starts Saturday morning at 8 a.m.

With over 400 volunteers working day and night to put together 47 basketball courts and prepare for the nearly 15,000 people set to visit downtown Zanesville, organizers say they are ready for all the action to begin.

“Let’s have fun down there,” says Dana Matz, Downtown Association Manager, “None of the children down here are going to receive scholarships for...
June 2, 2006 - 8:40am
7 years 2 weeks ago
An area food market is making some changes, the first in its 77-year history.

Buehler’s food market in Coshocton is reducing its staff by 12 people by the end of the week.

A combination of high unemployment and the opening of combination grocery/department stores forced owners to make a change.

Store operators are saying that if business does pick up those employees will have the option to come back.

Buehler’s has been located in Coshocton since 1968.
June 2, 2006 - 4:37am
7 years 2 weeks ago
Authorities are still investigating a crash that left a Frazeysburg woman in fair condition Thursday.

Troopers say the crash on State Route 146 happened when a semi, traveling south, slammed into a car going north near Ohio 16, in front of the Sunoco Gas Station.

30-year-old Tina Wise was trapped in her vehicle until medics used the jaws of life to free her. She was taken to Licking Memorial Hospital and then to Grant Medical in Columbus.

The semi driver was...
June 1, 2006 - 9:16pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Proposed changes for the Z-Bus transportation system could mean better service starting as early as July.

The transit system is proposing several route and schedule changes aimed at increasing the convenience for riders.

Some of the proposed route changes include extending service on the Brighton-Pine route down to Maysville Pike.

“Right now an individual that wants to go to South Zanesville has to go through the downtown terminal, transfer and get on another...
June 1, 2006 - 9:10pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency has fourteen new tools to help save people’s lives.

The EMA purchased fourteen automatic electronic defibrillators or AED’s that will be located at various county and city facilities.

The Medtronic LifePak CR Plus model defibrillators were chosen because they are east to use in an emergency.

“We felt these were a little simpler for people that were not medically trained,” Judy Hatfield of the EMA said. “They have...
June 1, 2006 - 2:05pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
The Zanesville Municipal Airport upgrade has been an important project for the city of Zanesville.

Today Congressman Bob Ney talked about phase 2 of a plan to improve the airport.

This is federal money and for the first time a few years a go we put it into local airports. So this money here is to expand what’s called the apron for the modernization of the airports.”

The Congressman is on the Transportation Committee and has been a big supporter of local...
June 1, 2006 - 1:56pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Morgan County has seen it’s share of disasters after the flood of October 2005, but county officials aren’t taking any chances this year.

Morgan County received a grant last year to fund an Emergency Management Facility and with the money comes the requirement to put on an emergency exercise with all agencies involved, including police, sheriff’s and fire departments.

Keith Spare, Public Information Officer says he hopes the public will understand they are taking every...
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