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September 9, 2005 - 10:14am
6 years 25 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Transportation Improvement District’s (TID) Board of Directors met today, at the Welcome Center, to discuss current and new projects for the Zanesville-Muskingum county region.

Tom Poorman, Chairman of TID says the Board of Directors mainly talked about the future of the 93/22-connector project. Poorman says Congressmen Ney helped TID obtain over 4 million dollars, in the federal budget, for the construction of the road, which is slated for construction in 2009....
September 8, 2005 - 8:07pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
People from near and far traveled to Zanesville to help with a yard sale that could save one little girl’s life.

Eleven-year old Julie Lae Lindsey was recently diagnosed with End Stage Renal failure, and needs a kidney transplant to save her life.

Her grandfather agreed to give her his kidney. The only problem is…it costs fifty thousand dollars. So her great grandparents took action.

“We’re just fund raising,” says Dorothy Adams, Julie’s great grandmother...
September 8, 2005 - 5:37pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Local churches in Dresden have joined forces with the village’s Kiwanis club to aid in the hurricane relief effort.

The group set up a truck, donated by Putnam Trucking, in the McCoy Plaza parking lot.

Community members donated everything from toilet paper to clothes for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

“Each day from 8 in the morning to 8 in the evening we’ll have volunteers here. We’re looking for especially, charcoal, canned good and non-perishable...
September 8, 2005 - 2:18pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
An early morning fire in Avondale left two residents homeless.

The fire, which started shortly after 5am, started in the kitchen and destroyed most of the house.

The victim, a mother and son, are currently living with other family members after receiving help from the Muskingum Valley Red Cross. "We provided them with food, clothing, and I believe we are going to replace someone's eye glasses that got lost in the fire," Julie Davis said.
September 8, 2005 - 2:10pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
The annual Longaberger Heritage Days celebration takes place this weekend.

The festival will feature live music, craft exhibits, lumberjack demonstrations, and plenty of children's activities.

The third in the set of collector's baskets will also be available for purchase.

The event takes place this Saturday and Sunday from 9am until 6pm each day at the Longaberger Homestead in Frazesburg.
September 8, 2005 - 11:58am
6 years 25 weeks ago
“You only have one opportunity to make a first impression” that was the motto today down at the Muskingum County Opportunity Center.

September is work force services month around the state and the Muskingum County Opportunity Center wanted to do something different this year, by giving job-seekers the first ever make-over, to help them boost their moral when looking for a job.

Bob Mercer, supervisor of the Muskingum County Opportunity Center Says they want people to...
September 8, 2005 - 4:28am
6 years 25 weeks ago
An area man arrested last month in one of Muskingum County’s largest steroid drug seizures in years was arraigned in court Wednesday.

The Muskingum County Prosecutor’s office says 29-year-old Richard Scott Reed of New Concord says he is innocent of the 22 counts against him.

Deputies allege the charges stem from day of surveillance video taken in late August of Reed and a lengthy investigation by local and federal authorities.

In that bust, the sheriff’s...
September 7, 2005 - 4:11pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
A four-person team from Zanesville Community Ambulance service left for Baton Rouge, Louisiana Monday, to help in the hurricane relief effort.

The Zanesville group is part of a 20-person team who took with them five ambulances, a support services vehicle and a trailer full of supplies.

“Right now word has it today they are helping with rescuing so they’re working out of boats,” says Kris Knicely of Zanesville Community Ambulance service. “They’re also helping out with...
September 7, 2005 - 4:03pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Travelers may find it a little more difficult to find the flight they’re looking for in the future.

Beginning December 1st, Delta Airlines will cut 26% of its flights out of its Cincinnati Hub. The cuts are an attempt to become more efficient and stay out of bankruptcy.

“What they’re actually doing is cutting some of their commuter service flights, which is Comair, and another one is ASA. And then they’re increasing some of their Delta flights.” Says Zanesville AAA...
September 7, 2005 - 11:57am
6 years 25 weeks ago
The warm weather and lack of rainfall has taken its toll on local farmers.

Each year, farmers rely on precipitation to help nourish their land, which in turn helps to feed their livestock. When it doesn’t rain enough to maintain the land, farmers suffer.

According to the Muskingum and Morgan County Farm Services Executive Director, Bill Huston, the lack of rainfall this past year really had a devastating affect on the income of some local farmers. “The calves that they...
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