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June 29, 2006 - 12:57pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The 4th of July holiday is almost here.

Zane's Landing will be the place to be starting on July 3rd for the annual Jaycess Stars and Stripes on the River, which is a two-day event.

The opening ceremony will be held on the 3rd at 6 pm.

Jaycee treasurer Scott Dunn says “on the Fourth it starts off at noon, we have registration from noon until 1:30 for our cornhole tournament and at 2:00 that starts. The band starts at 3:00 and they will play from 3 until 11 or 12...
June 29, 2006 - 12:55pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A community grant has been providing low to moderate-income families in and around Muskingum County the chance to get important information concerning fair housing rights.

The director of the Fair Housing Program, Cheryl Staron, met with Commissioners today to fill them in on how the program is going.

“We are able to make the required presentations as required by the CDBG formula grant. The Commissioners have also sponsored several public service presentations where we...
June 29, 2006 - 12:22pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The drive to make sure every child that needs a new pair of shoes for the school year is underway.

The Wendy's/WHIZ "Lace Up for Kids" shoe drive kicked off Thursday. The event helps needy children fit into a pair of shoes donated by members of the community.

Wendy's, WHIZ and the United Way are asking people in the community to donate a new pair of children's shoes and drop them off at any container located in Wendy's throughout the greater Zanesville area.

June 28, 2006 - 6:34pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
She’s on her way to becoming the next Miss Ohio.

Jenna Wilson is the current Miss Southeastern Ohio. Next week she’ll compete against 23 others to represent the state at the Miss America competition.

Wednesday she stood before a panel of local judges in a mock interview. As part of her preparations for the real thing next week, they questioned her on everything from her personal strengths to international news issues.

“You never know what...
June 28, 2006 - 6:30pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
It’s an opportunity for the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority to help out a non-profit organization and make a little cash.

The Port Authority is working with attorneys with the Richland Community Service Center in Richland County to help them finance a new facility.

Attorney Jason George said money loaned to the Port Authority will be tax exempt, which is why they want the Port Authority’s Assistance.

“The local bank up there is...
June 28, 2006 - 6:25pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
State spending is skyrocketing...

That's the message the Ohio Chapter of the Americans For Prosperity Foundation brought to Cumberland Wednesday.

The organization is focused on opposing what they call "out of control" state spending, giving taxpayer dollars to agencies that should get funding elsewhere.

One example the group calls "out of control" is one million dollars that went to the Wilds in Cumberland.

"It's an African...
June 28, 2006 - 4:27pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Duncan Falls man, Tuesday night.

Muskingum County Sheriff, Bob Stephenson, is confirming that 41-yr-old Michael Bintz, died Tuesday night around 11 p.m. on Water Street in Duncan Falls.

Officials aren't releasing a cause of death at this time.

Sheriff Stephenson says detectives are conducting interviews with those who were at the residence Tuesday night. At this point they...
June 28, 2006 - 10:45am
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Crystal Springs Golf Course will tee-off a charity golf outing for the Zanesville Children's Hospice.

Next month, Crystal Springs, along with several other local businesses, are teaming up to raise money for terminally ill children.

"We thought the hospice was a great opportunity," said Kendal Waite-Lahrmer for Central Ohio Mortgage. "Not a lot of people do charities for the hospice and I think it's a great opportunity to help the people out, especially in our...
June 27, 2006 - 6:33pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
There is finally a decision on whether or not a member of the Perry County Auditor’s Office can run for the seat in November.

After winning the Democratic primary in November, Barbara Stevenson found out a little while ago that she could still run for county auditor against Larry Householder this fall.

Today present Perry County Auditor, Householder, and Stevenson, both with their representation, met with a hearing officer at the Perry County Sheriff's Office.
June 27, 2006 - 6:14pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Its popularity is growing but many people still think quilting is just for little old ladies.

But the Zanesville Art Center’s Director said that’s not the case anymore and the quilt exhibition at the Art Center proves it.

The exhibit displays hand and machine made quilts. The artists used a variety of techniques to make their pieces unique. Some even added things like twigs and miniature scissors.

“Quilters took patterns and the shape of a...
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