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May 23, 2005 - 9:40pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Drainage and Dollars where the key topics at tonight's city council meeting.

Disgruntled South Zanesville residents voiced their disatisfaction with drainage problems and council member Michael Sims assured them officials are doing their best to address the issue.

Last Thursday night rain accumulated to roughly two and half inches in under two hours, as a result the rain drained into the basement of homes on Alfred Street.

"It's a very flat area and there’s no...
May 23, 2005 - 5:02pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Friends and family members of a Crooksville woman missing since Saturday now have the answers they've been looking for, after they found her body in a nearby pond on Monday.

According to Perry County Sheriff William R. Barker, 57-year-old Janet Thomas went missing on Saturday and nobody had seen her since, until an employee of the farm she lived on found her Monday afternoon in the pond behind her home.

"Last time we can right now account for anyone being at the farm is...
May 23, 2005 - 3:52pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Summer is quickly approaching, but one Zanesville attraction is at a standstill.

This time of year, Lorena riverboat is normally filled with tourists, residents, and school children, but with the current captain on sick leave, the Lorena sits tied to the dock.

According to County Commissioner Dorothy Montgomery, city officials are currently searching for a replacement.

"The Lorena has been for thirty some years, it's a delightful opportunity for tourism. It's...
May 23, 2005 - 3:27pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Six districts from around the area met today to discuss a very important issue, our children.

Superintendents and other board members gathered this afternoon in Cambridge to address questions regarding the education Ohio initiative.

One of those speaking at today's event Dan Mumma says he is worried about the future of education in Ohio.

"Four times the legislature has been told that the funding apparatus in the state of Ohio is unconstitutional," Says Mumma....
May 23, 2005 - 2:57pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Muskingum, Morgan and Perry counties often deal with disasters, and whether it be a flood or a fire, the American Red Cross is there to help. They are kicking off yet another campaign to raise money for area residents effected by disaster.

The Muskingum valley chapter is on-call 365 days a year, seven days a week, and when disaster hits they need money.

The latest campaign is called "Heroes for the American Red Cross.” Officials say they will be holding fundraisers around...
May 23, 2005 - 2:38pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
As the biggest food drive in Southeast Ohio begins to wind down, donations are still pouring in from local businesses.

Including a significant one made from Century National Bank this mourning.

Operation feed is a program designed to collect food for our area. In Muskingum County, they look to stock 18 food pantries and 4 hot meal programs.

Molly Allen, from the Market Street branch of Century National, says they have been raising donations since mid-April and...
May 22, 2005 - 11:51pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
While driving down one of Zanesville's busiest roadways you may notice a number of signs outside various businesses all carrying the same meaning.

Just over two weeks ago Zanesville Mayor Jack Fenton announced his resignation and area residents continue to go the extra mile to show their appreciation.

Many local business owners decided to take their thank you's to the next level by using the message boards outside their businesses to honor the mayor.

One local...
May 22, 2005 - 3:42pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Historic music filled Roscoe Village today. This weekend marked the 31st Annual Dulcimer Days Festival. The event is a tradition at Lake Park and the musicians who take part wait all year for the event.

According to Angie Ianniello, the Public Relations Tech Coordinator for Roscoe Village, this event has a lot of historical significance. “Roscoe Village actually sponsors the Dulcimer Days Festival because as a restored 1830’s Canal Town, the dulcimer was actually really popular...
May 22, 2005 - 3:26pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
More than 400 people came out to the Dresden Fire Department to bid on items and eat a steak dinner, all to benefit a good cause.

Today’s auction and dinner was held to help raise money for the department to buy a new fire truck. According to Dresden Fire Chief, Carl Archer, the current truck is just not reliable in the event of an emergency. “The vehicle is twenty-five years old and it is getting some age on it. It’s just not as reliable as it used to be.”

Archer says...
May 22, 2005 - 12:04am
6 years 16 weeks ago
Sunday will be a big day for eating and bidding as one-area fire department hosts an event to raise money for an important cause.

The Dresden fire department is holding a steak dinner and auction to raise money to replace a twenty four-year-old fire engine.

The engine is smaller and mostly used to fight grass and brush fires that are typically harder to reach than others.

Assistant Fire Chief Drake Prouty tells us about the importance of replacing the engine....
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