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August 10, 2006 - 5:29pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Zanesville City School Board is searching for its next superintendent and it wants you to be part of the process.

The board says it believes it’s important to provide an opportunity for community and staff input during the process.

So, an invitation is being extended to all district teachers, staff, administration and residents to attend one of several focus groups planned for Wednesday September 13th.

All one-hour focus groups will be held at the...
August 10, 2006 - 5:16pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Red Cross needs your help.

There is a blood shortage and Muskingum Valley Chapter officials have set up an emergency blood drive.

It’s scheduled for Friday August 11th from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Zanesville Muskingum County Welcome Center.

Every donor will get a free pint of Tom’s ice cream. You can also register for a free laptop computer.
August 10, 2006 - 10:29am
7 years 11 weeks ago
The countdown is on to the first day of school, as most kids head back at the end of this month, and we’ve got some important information for parents with kids in the Zanesville City School District.

With 4,200 kids attending one of the eight buildings in the district, school officials say its important for them to attend one of the open houses or orientations before school starts on August 23rd.

“If there is an orientation for a certain grade, please go... ask questions...
August 10, 2006 - 5:49am
7 years 11 weeks ago
Six people, including two young children, are taken to the hospital following a crash on the Maysville Pike Wednesday night. According to dispatchers with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, the accident happened just before 10:00 pm at the corner of McFarland Drive.

They say 25-year-old Megan Bagley didn’t yield at a stop sign as she turned onto Maysville Pike, that’s when she struck a Chevy Lumina driven by 30-year-old Renita Banik. Bagley was driving a Dodge Durango...
August 9, 2006 - 10:55pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Two adults and two children were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Wednesday evening with minor injuries after their car collided with another vehicle.

The accident happened just before 10 p.m. on the Maysville Pike at Mc Farland Dr.

Emergency crews from the Newton Township Fire Department, Roseville Fire Department and Community Ambulance responded to the scene.

The children, ages nine and twelve, were sitting in the back of the car.

The ages of the...
August 9, 2006 - 9:01pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Hundreds of pencils, crayons and rulers are being packed into backpacks over the next two days in the St. Thomas gym as part of the “Tools for Schools” program.

The program is a joint effort between Eastside Community Ministry and the American Legion Post 29 Ladies Auxiliary.

An army of volunteers will pack 900 backpacks with supplies the kids will need for the upcoming school year.

Each backpack will be filled with supplies specific to the child’s school....
August 9, 2006 - 8:59pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
General aviation flights landing in Zanesville will be welcomed by a brand new terminal facility.

Zanesville Aviation held an open house to check out its new $3.25 million building.

The private company serves the needs of general aviation customers landing at the airport.

“What you have here is a facility to come and buy fuel, a place to relax, use the facilities,” Joel Downing said.

According to Downing the Zanesville Municipal Airport was built in...
August 9, 2006 - 3:00pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Twelve movie screens, more than 200 seats in a theater and stadium seating is all set to open in a matter of months.

The Cinemark theater in the Colony Square Mall will be opening to the public in October.

“We’ve pretty much finished the exterior work and now it’s getting the interior ready. And of course there will be some landscaping later on,” said Mall Marketing Manager Kevin Pinson.

Pinson said with the addition of the theater, there will...
August 9, 2006 - 12:25pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Although Bob Ney has said he will not run for reelection in the 18th Congressional District, he has not yet formally withdrawn his name from the race in Tuscarawas County.

If or when Ney does resign, 18th Congressional District Boards of Elections will have to hold a Republican primary election in early September.

State law requires that boards have 75 days to prepare for an election, but even if Ney withdraws today, boards would have less than a month for...
August 9, 2006 - 11:02am
7 years 11 weeks ago
As construction continues on a new connector road, Muskingum County looks to a bright future for economic development.

The State Route 146-60 connector road has been under construction since October of 2005, and with the completion in sight, it’s just in time for school to start.

Public Service Director Mike Sims says “provided we don’t have any extensive rain, by August 28th, we will be able to accommodate bus traffic for West Muskingum School District.”

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