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October 21, 2005 - 10:49am
6 years 35 weeks ago
It could rain the better part of the weekend, so if you’re looking for something to do and stay dry, head to the Colony Square Mall for the Sports Memorabilia Collection Show.

There will be 25 tables filled with all kinds of items, including some great gift ideas. The show director, Don Dogwiler, says there will be a little something for everyone.

“The scale models, the die casts probably go for $500-$600. And then we have other pieces of memorabilia, autographed items...
October 21, 2005 - 10:43am
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Zanesville Fire Department is anticipating one of the most dangerous winters in years. And they say with the high heating costs, they can’t stop people from using alternative methods of heating. So we talked to Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy to get some dos and don’ts of home heating.

“We’ve seen a lot of people using the electric space heaters. We find that they try to plug into undersized extension cords and circuits that are not made for the heat producing device and that’...
October 20, 2005 - 5:35pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The United Way has set an aggressive goal for this year’s annual campaign and is asking the community for help.

Representatives from the United Way are pleased with the way the campaign is going, but they met with Muskingum County Commissioners today to make contact with several additional organizations.

“Our pledge right now is probably around $17 thousand to $18 thousand and we have to reach $25 thousand, or more, for the county department,” says Chris Cochrane from...
October 20, 2005 - 5:28pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Plans for a housing development in Washington Township may be in jeopardy after more than a year of planning.

Walt Whitmyre from the WODA group met with Muskingum County Commissioners today to ask for help with their plans for a residential subdivision off of U-S 40.

The company is facing budget issues, but Whitmyre says the main obstacle is access to the development.

“The most critical issue to our development right now is our ability to secure the...
October 20, 2005 - 3:04pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Veterans of the War on Terror continue to come home from overseas, some of whom are now disabled.

Reporter Steve Borecky found one veteran is getting some big help adjusting to his new life.
October 20, 2005 - 10:03am
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Miss Southeastern Ohio Scholarship Program is back in Zanesville and they’re looking for young women ages 17 to 24, who are pursuing higher education to compete.

The Director of Miss SEO, Vicki LeVeck says winning the competition can lead to many other opportunities.

“Primarily what they’re vying for is a chance at over $20,000 worth in scholarship prizes and awards. And Miss Southeastern Ohio is an official preliminary for Miss America organization which is the...
October 19, 2005 - 10:46pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
What's believed to be a three vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon leaves authorities searching for the third party involved.

According to Trooper Lori Dixon with the Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol, two cars were traveling on State Route 93 in Roseville around 3:25 today when one of the vehicles struck a Jeep Grand Cherokee that was waiting to turn onto 93. The jeep then slammed into a Chevy Lumina going in the opposite direction.

Trooper Dixon says the Lumina...
October 19, 2005 - 9:05pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
It may only be October but some were getting in the Holiday spirit Wednesday night at the auditions for an upcoming Holiday show.

From 7 – 9pm 21 acts took the stage to try out for the second annual Home for the Holidays Show, presented by WHIZ Media Group, the Times Recorder and LeVeck Entertainment and Productions (LEAP). The show will take place December 9th and 10th at Secrest Auditorium, and Andy LeVeck, Owner of LEAP was impressed with the talent he saw at the auditions....
October 19, 2005 - 8:58pm
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It was a night of remembrance tonight for the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office as they took time to honor those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

At the annual Retirement Dinner and Awards Banquet several dedicated officers received awards that their fellow officers voted upon; and Sheriff Bob Stephenson says he’s honored to work with all of them.

“I’m just very glad that I have these people and the rest of my staff,” Stephenson says. “It’s I think its...
October 19, 2005 - 8:51pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Community members who stepped up to combat domestic violence received special recognition tonight at the Response Victim Assistance Program’s annual Community Awards Banquet.

The agency awarded several awards tonight, and among these was the distinguished Robert Tanner Memorial Award, named after Deputy Robert Tanner, who died in the line of duty in January of 2002.

Dorothy Thomas, domestic violence advocate, who worked with Deputy Tanner, started the award, and says...
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