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November 22, 2005 - 12:23pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
This week Zanesville has a special visitor from our own adopted city of Slidell, Louisiana.

Slidell’s Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber of Commerce, Jamene Dahmer arrived on Monday to get to know the city and people of Zanesville.

“I’ve heard a lot about the history of Zanesville, but really I think the thing I’m most interested in is meeting the people,” Dahmer said.

During her visit Dahmer will attend a Chamber of Commerce meeting, visit schools and see...
November 22, 2005 - 12:22pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Some local teachers are using Thanksgiving as an opportunity to teach their students about Indian culture.

Students at Westview Elementary got to hear some tales from storyteller Andy Tippel today.

Tippel is a Native American who tells stories passed down through his family.

He told the students stories about animals, like how the possum got its big smile.

One Westview teacher says it’s important for the students to know the customs and heritage of...
November 22, 2005 - 8:55am
6 years 35 weeks ago
An area dealership has won part of a 10-million dollar contract to provide trailers for homeless hurricane victims.

Stoney’s R-V in Cambridge say FEMA has ordered 225 units that will be used in Texas and Louisiana at a cost of around 4-million dollars.

Owner Brian Stoney says his company was picked because of its prices and availability, also because of its previous relationship with the federal agency.

He says they’re still looking for as many as 80 drivers...
November 21, 2005 - 5:45pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Today marks the start of an online auction to benefit the Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce.

The auction coincides with the annual Festival of Trees and consists of gifts donated by 30 local businesses.

“we have a lot of donated baskets, pre-wrapped items that people can purchase, and then if they’d like use them as gifts and give them right to the people they’d like to,” commented Business Development Specialist Nick Fink.

There will also be a live...
November 21, 2005 - 5:44pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Projects for the Community Development Block Grant Program were presented today to the Muskingum County Commissioners.

Ten projects were submitted by Friday’s deadline, now the Commissioners must come up with recommendations for up to five projects. “We have a little over $200,000 extra that the state has given us, and we need to decide which projects to spend that money on,” commented CDBG Coordinator Stephanie Spencer.

Suggested projects around the county include...
November 21, 2005 - 5:44pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A special presentation at the Muskingum County Commissioners by the County Home.

The Commissioners were presented with a framed print of the county flag, which was created by the County Home in 2002, for their continued support of the home.

“We’re very pleased and proud of the flag for the fact our residents designed the flag and actually went through the process of seeing it made,” commented Rebecca Cooper of County Home.

The flag displays seven symbols of...
November 21, 2005 - 4:43pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A local hunter received an interesting surprise Sunday.

After hitting what he thought was a 9-point buck, 17-year-old Chris McCabe discovered his deer was more special than he had thought. His kill was an antlered female. “I couldn’t believe it was that big of a doe. I’ve heard of it, but never seen it real life.”

Chris made the kill last night in Norwich, and now hopes to have a full body mount of the deer and place it in his living room.
November 21, 2005 - 4:26pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Zanesville Fire Department responded to a fire this morning at 1321 Stansberry Avenue.

The fire occurred just after 6:30, emitting heavy smoke from the second floor and attic.

Neighbors reported that someone may have been in the home, but firefighters found no occupants.

According to Zanesville Fire Chief, Dave Lacy, the cause of the fire was traced back to the faulty wiring. “It was the old knob and tube wiring and there were some wires that had been...
November 21, 2005 - 1:46pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A former Zanesville Police officer has been named chief of police in Reynoldsburg.

Dave Suciu was an officer in Zanesville for 19 years before moving to the Reynoldsburg Police Department.

Suciu started there in August of 2004 and was operating commander.

He becomes chief effective December 5th.

Suciu was promoted to the position of chief by Reynoldsburg Mayor Bob Mcpherson.
November 21, 2005 - 11:14am
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Zanesville Fire Department is investigating an early morning house fire.

It happened at 1321 Stansberry Avenue around 6:30 at the home of Ed Sims.

Chief Dave Lacy says when his crews arrived heavy smoke was flowing from the second floor attic area of the two-story home.

Neighbors reported that someone may still be in the dwelling. A search was conducted and the fire was under control in 10 minutes.

No one was home at the time of the blaze....
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