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August 4, 2004 - 1:05pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
There are some new changes in the mall, some good and some bad. The bad news is Petland by the Sears Department store is closing, but the good news is more stores are coming.

Marketing Director of the Colony Square Mall, Kevin Pinson, says he’s not at liberty to say what stores are coming to the mall, but he does say it’s a good variety.

“We’re trying to mix it up so that’s there’s something for everyone. Definitely fashion is our biggest cut, but we’re trying to look...
August 4, 2004 - 1:00pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
If you’re planning on making an addition to your family, try the Animal Shelter Society and adopt an adorable dog or cat. This week’s pet is a big lovable dog.

He’s a five-year old yellow lab mix named Marcel. And he’s described as being really laid back.

Marcel has been neutered and is ready for adoption. Gary Graham, Executive Director of the Shelter, says Marcel has only been at the shelter for a few days.

Graham says Marcel is strictly a family pet, he...
August 3, 2004 - 9:01pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
A big agreement has been made between Cambridge city schools and the city council.

In a special session Monday night, city officials decided to annex the schools into the city helping both the schools generate dollars for the general fund and helping cut back out costly utility bills for the school.

And with the annexation comes more developments for the area that surrounds the schools.

The new annexation will also effect the creek development.
August 3, 2004 - 4:54pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
The attorney for Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder says the Speaker has not problem with a federal grand jury subpoenaing his personal banking records.

Attorney Craig Calcaterra says Householder, confident he will be vindicated, welcomes the requests.

The subpoenas were issued to two banks in Perry County, where Householder lives.

They are the latest developments in a wide-ranging federal investigation started in March after receipt of an anonymous memo....
August 3, 2004 - 4:27pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
One of our community’s favorite summer traditions begins tomorrow.

Organizers are setting up stands and preparing rides for the annual Saint Nicholas Festival. Great entertainment continues on Thursday with the Funky Guru’s Band with plenty of food and desserts.

The festivities kick off Wednesday night at 6 and the event lasts through Saturday night. All the proceeds go towards funding programs at St. Nicholas School.
August 3, 2004 - 4:15pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
Two local banks are planning a merger. First Federal Savings Bank and Century National Bank Jointly announced today the two would merge and become one bigger bank serving southeastern Ohio.

The merger could potentionally create the opportunity for new jobs, but it could also cause overlapping where some jobs will be lost. President of Century National Bank, Tom Lyall says it’s still too early to determine how many jobs will be cut.

Lyall says they are customer driven,...
August 3, 2004 - 12:08pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
If you’re looking for an alternative to keep your car’s tires running longer and more efficiently, why not fill them with nitrogen. This inert gas has been popular with many drivers, but recently made it’s way into Muskingum County.

About six months ago, City Tire Service, on the East Pike, decided to offer it’s customer’s nitrogen-filled tires as opposed to the regular oxygen. The service costs about ten dollars per vehicle.

“Nitrogen, it makes the tires run coolers....
August 3, 2004 - 9:43am
5 years 42 weeks ago
The face of banking is changing in Southeastern Ohio.

Century National Bank President and C-E-O Tom Lyall and First Federal Savings Bank President and C-E-O Bill Plummer jointly announced today that Century National Bank and First Federal Savings Bank will merge.

The merger is contemplated by the agreement signed by Park National Bank, pursuant to which Park will acquire First Federal Bankcorp Inc. for $13.25 per share for each First Federal Bancorp Inc., common share...
August 2, 2004 - 5:04pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
If it’s summer..it must be road repair time. And, if you’ve been caught in traffic lately, it might be from the latest paving project the Ohio Department of Transportation is working on.

The project includes roads from the Perry County line to the Guernsey line and all through the downtown area.

Mike Sims, the Public Service Director of the City of Zanesville says, “we’re also going to be paving portions of state route 146, state route 60 south, and state route 719 and...
August 2, 2004 - 4:55pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
Governor Bob Taft has designated August as child support awareness month and as a result our local agency is trying to get the word out.

The Child Support Division of the Muskingum County Department of Job and Family Services is one of the many agencies around the state hosting activities centered around this year’s theme.

Paisley says there are a lot of myths about child support, but the biggest is that the children are not financially supported.

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