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August 26, 2005 - 1:58pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
A local man is honored for his service to his country.

Cam Agin has one more accomplishment to add to his long list of honors. The former Zanesville mayor has now been accepted into the National Veterans Hall of Fame.

The American Legion Post 29 of Zanesville decided to nominate Mr. Agin because of the changes he has made in his community.

According to American Legion Adjutant, Russ Kuhn, the Veterans Hall of Fame doesn’t just look at a nominee’s military...
August 26, 2005 - 1:27pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
The cost of driving your car has gone from bad to worse. Unleaded regular is about $1.70 a gallon.

Area residents are fuming at the high prices, but there’s not a lot that can be done. Except to park the car or the S.U.V.

Clarissa Shumace says it used to only take a bout $20.00 to fill up her tank. Now it takes her well over thirty dollars to get around town, and the extra dollars have hurt. “It’s taking money. It’s money that we were going to put for something else...
August 26, 2005 - 11:49am
6 years 25 weeks ago
It’s official, Mayor Butch Zwelling will be completing the term of former Mayor Jack Fenton, as he is running unopposed in the November election and he tells WHIZ of his future plans for the city of Zanesville.

Mayor Zwelling has been serving as acting Mayor of Zanesville since July, but was initially appointed to the position in May after Fenton left for health reasons. There was more than 2 years left on his term. Local GOP officials decided not to challenge Zwelling for various...
August 26, 2005 - 11:38am
6 years 25 weeks ago
The annual Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo is in full swing at the Colony Square Mall today, and with over 20 businesses featured, the event shows much of what Zanesville has to offer.

Local businesses set up shop along the Sears wing for two days for the chance to show area residents what they are all about. Business Development Specialist Nick Fink says they’ve had a large turnout for the first day of the expo, and not only does the event benefit...
August 25, 2005 - 2:36pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Thanks to a large monetary grant residents of Muskingum County are now able to apply for assistance when it comes to re-building and purchasing their home.

The CHIP Foundation, which is short for, the community housing improvement program has granted $500,000 to the improvements of homes in Muskingum County.

"It was what we had hoped for it was what we requested and we are glad that the program director could grant the money", says County Commissioner Dorothy Montgomery....
August 25, 2005 - 2:24pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Commissioners announced the name of a New Port Authority Board Member today.

The new member will replace the empty seat of Danielle Mason after she resigned just a few weeks ago.

The President of the Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, Tom Poorman, will fill the empty seat.

County commissioner Don Madden says Poorman is a dedicated representative of the business community and has worked hard to help the community continue to...
August 24, 2005 - 5:42pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department along with three other local agencies have made another local drug bust in Muskingum County; this time the drugs recovered are steroids.

Deputies arrested 29-year-old Richard Reed of New Concord for possession of anabolic steroids.

The arrest took place on Monday just after a few days of surveillance by the Muskingum County Drug Unit, the United States Postal Services, and the Ohio Crime Investigations Commissions.

August 24, 2005 - 5:39pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
It looks like Congressman Bob Ney will face competition in the next election.

The mayor of Chillicothe, Joe Sulzer, has announced that he will run for congress in the 18th congressional district.

Mayor Sulzer is currently serving his eleventh term as Mayor of Chillicothe.

He has also served six years as a state legislature.

Sulzer says he is concerned about the direction our country is headed, the type of country we will leave our children and the war...
August 24, 2005 - 5:22pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
A fire in downtown Zanesville this afternoon caused major damage to the upstairs of an apartment complex, located at 157 South 6th street.

The building which was condemned on August 5th, has now left some area residents homeless. The Red Cross says it helping Tammie Conkle and Rodney Harris with housing.

No cause was given for the fire, but according to Fire Chief Dave Lacy, it appears an electrical panel caught fire.

The Red Cross is also assisting the...
August 24, 2005 - 5:12pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
$1,000,000-that’s the United Way’s new goal for this year’s campaign.

Eager to get started, Campaign Chair Shawn Phelps says he’s optimistic that the goal will be reached.

“It’s going to take more dollars this year to do what we want to do this year and so a million dollars is what we’re going to raise,” says Phelps.

Jack McClelland is the new executive director of the United Way. He says he’s excited about the future of this organization.

“We’ve got...
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