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November 29, 2005 - 6:33pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff Office is investigating the robbery the Subway restaurant in Frazeysburg.

Investigators say it happened just after 5:00 tonight.

Two female suspects entered the store and demanded money.

No weapon was shown.

Deputies say one suspect is described as a white female in her early 20’s…5-foot-3 inches tall and weighing about 90 pounds.

She was wearing a white and black hankie over her head. She was wearing...
November 29, 2005 - 4:39pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
They are well known in the big cities, but one is coming right here to downtown Zanesville.

According to the manger of the Downtown Association, Dana Matz, plans are underway to develop an urban center. The center, known as Potter’s Alley, will offer many features to area residents and businesses. “Potter’s Alley will be an urban center where people can have entertainment, dining, things like that. A lot of cities are doing this, we just happened a great location to house this...
November 29, 2005 - 3:24pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
The Muskingum Valley Tobacco Free Coalition along with the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department has some good news for diners looking for a smoke-free restaurant.

They have released a smoke-free guide for Muskingum County.

According to tobacco grant coordinator, Beverly Huth, this new booklet was created to provide healthier environments for families. “Tobacco smoke is a serious health risk and many people with existing health problems are sensitive to tobacco...
November 29, 2005 - 3:14pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
‘Tis the season to be jolly, but if you are a recovering drug or alcohol user, you might not be whistling a happy tune this year.

The holidays are synonymous with parties, and many times alcohol is at the forefront of the fun.

According to Muskingum Behavioral Health Executive Director, Steve Carrel, this is not the most wonderful time of the year for some. “For those in recovery, they have a really hard time. Places that normally don’t have alcohol have alcohol....
November 29, 2005 - 12:47pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
More than 200 businesses have come together to celebrate an annual holiday tradition.

The annual festival of trees celebration kicks off tomorrow night with hundreds of trees, wreaths, and decorations promising to ring in the holiday’s on a festive note.

According to the Vice President of the Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, Kelly Ashby, this is one of the many area events the whole community looks forward to. “We have over two hundred entries and we are...
November 29, 2005 - 11:03am
6 years 34 weeks ago
The flu shot is an easy way to safeguard your health this winter, but some area residents still haven’t taken this simple and free way to protect themselves.

Cindy Harrison of Rambo Memorial Health Center says some people think a flu shot will make them sick, but the soreness or stuffiness that can come with the shot shouldn’t be mistaken for flu symptoms.

“There’s nothing live in the flu shot to actually give them the flu or make them sick. It’s all inactive ingredients...
November 28, 2005 - 7:58pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Home repairs may be more costly, as the city council has raised the cost of building permits for those do-it-your-selfers.

City Council voted to pass an ordinance tonight that would increase the price of a building permit to repair any sidewalk or curb within the city limits.

According to Zanesville building inspector, Tim Smith, the decision to raise the prices came after looking at the city budget. “Basically under the circumstances, we can’t continue to lose money on...
November 28, 2005 - 4:15pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Wednesday is a big night for our area.

Downtown Zanesville will be the place for the 12th annual Miracle on Main Street.

It’s the night holiday lights are turned on. “Downtown is going to be all lit up. We’re going to have the lights on at 5:30pm for people to walk around, see their friends from the community, and to visit stores,” said Dana Matz, Manager of the Zanesville Downtown Association.

The event kicks off Wednesday evening with an open house at the...
November 28, 2005 - 4:15pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Deer-gun season kicked off this morning at sunrise, and it wasn’t long before hunters were finding their prize.

Some deer check points have seen lower than usual numbers this opening day, and are attributing it to the warm weather. “It’s been kind of slow. Of course the weather, the wind, and stuff have kept the deer down, and the hunters aren’t moving too much because it’s warm,” said Tom Robinson of T...
November 28, 2005 - 3:51pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Last January, hundreds of people throughout Southeastern Ohio fell victim to flooding, resulting in millions of dollars in damages.

This year, local officials are taking proactive measures to ensure that it never happens again.

Through the help of a recent grant, several displaced workers throughout Muskingum and Perry counties have had the opportunity to work while helping to complete this project.

According to Muskingum County Opportunity Center Supervisor,...
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