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September 27, 2005 - 2:38pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The devastation from the recent hurricanes down south goes deeper than the images that you see on TV. The tragedy has affected the hearts and souls of the residents of Louisiana and other areas in the south.

The executive directory of the Muskingum Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross just returned from his volunteer efforts and he says what he witnessed will haunt him forever. “It looks like an atomic bomb just went off. But what you really see are the glassy stares in people...
September 27, 2005 - 2:26pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Eight area residents will get a first hand look at the devastation Wednesday during a one day trip to Slidell, Louisiana.

This is a trip to assess the damage before local volunteers go back to help with rebuilding efforts.

According to Mayor Butch Zwelling, the group is extremely excited about tomorrow’s trip. “I’m excited about it, the spirit of this community is amazing.”

Zwelling says that the outpouring of support from the community has been overwhelming...
September 27, 2005 - 1:13pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The Zanesville Highway Patrol says two Coshocton residents were seriously injured in a one car accident just north of State Route 16 in Muskingum County.

Troopers say 78-year-old Paul Blair was driving south on Township Road 402, went off the right side of the roadway, striking a fence and tree.

Blair, and his 76-year-old wife, Joann were taken to Good Samarian Hospital and then medflighted to Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

Mrs. Blair remains in critical...
September 27, 2005 - 1:07pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Job seekers found plenty to choose from at the 5th annual Holiday Inn Job Fair In Zanesville.

More than 30 local businesses attended today’s fair, which offered more than jobs to area residents, but an opportunity to start careers.

According to the supervisor of the Muskingum County Opportunity Center, Bob Mercer, the job and career fair is vital to the area.

“A lot of the layoff’s that we have had in the community over the past months, we’ve had a lot of folks...
September 27, 2005 - 12:52pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The Morgan County Emergency Management Agency is asking for the public’s help in developing an effective flood warning system for the Muskingum River and its tributaries in the county.

E-M-A Director Terry Robison says he’s looking to receive input from residents and government officials on how to advise people of a flooding threat.

Robison is also looking for ideas on how to contact person with no phones, radios or televisions in the case of flooding.

September 27, 2005 - 4:21am
6 years 24 weeks ago
The official opening date of the new Kohl’s department store in Zanesville has been announced.

Store officials say the big day will be Thursday October 6th.

The new Kohl’s store – which created about 150 jobs – is located in the new retail development site near Home Depot on the north end of Zanesville.

Kohl’s regional manager Dave Schmit says shoppers can expect well-known brands, value and convenience.

Kohl’s operates 731 stores in 41 states....
September 26, 2005 - 4:58pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Some big help today for a popular Muskingum County tourist attraction.

The financially strapped Lorena received a check today from the Amrou Grotto to help make sure it stays afloat. “We understand that they were in trouble and we try to help all of the community that we can help,” said Junior Weazer.

Three checks totaling over $6200 were presented today to help keep the boat in the water.

The Amrou Grotto, led the donation with their fundraiser pork chop...
September 26, 2005 - 4:58pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
In less than a week, Ohio’s First Family has stopped by the Y-City. Today, First Lady Hope Taft was in Zanesville.

She was at the Pick-N-Save in South Zanesville celebrating Family Day and emphasizing the importance of eating dinner as a family. “All of the research is showing that the more nights you eat as a family, you are less likely that your child will get into any kind of trouble when they are a teenager.”

The First Lady followed her talk by reading to third...
September 26, 2005 - 4:57pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce released their annual Buyers Guide this month.

The guide is distributed to all residents and is also distributed at the Welcome Center to inform people of local businesses that can cater to their needs. “We use this to tell people outside of the community what is here. We also use it to inform local residents and other businesses where they can get certain products and services,” said Tom Poorman, President of Muskingum County Chamber of...
September 26, 2005 - 2:44pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
It is not typical for the media to report on rumors, but over the past few weeks there have been a lot of people talking about prominent Zanesville businessmen and politicians and others being arrested by the FBI, or the Drug Enforcement Agency. According to the DEA and local law enforcement officials, that is not true.

Zanesville police Chief Eric Lambes commented on these rumors today. “There is a large rumor going around about a large drug investigation that has resulted...
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