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March 29, 2005 - 4:32pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce re-designed it's website to attract more businesses and developers to our area.

Business development specialist Nick Fink says now you can have all the information about economic development at your fingertips.

"The economic development section has a lot of good information for developers outside the area as well as developers in the area for businesses and things like that" says Fink.

The newly designed...
March 29, 2005 - 1:33pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The Heath Police Department is still searching for two Hispanic men allegedly involved in a gang rape last week.

The two men allegedly took part in the raping of a 19-year-old Heath girl at an apartment complex on 30th Street Wednesday night.

Health Police Chief Tony Shepherd says they currently have two men in custody and the name of another male suspect.

25-year-old Daniel Rodriguez and 18-year-old Carlos Suarez were apprehended when the police on duty arrived...
March 29, 2005 - 12:56am
6 years 12 weeks ago
The worst case of school violence since Columbine came in the form of a shooting rampage in Minnesota last Monday, making school violence a headliner yet again.

In this week's segment of "Connecting with Kids," I learned more about what local school officials are doing to ensure the safety of their students in any educational environment and how parents can help.

Click on view video for more!
March 29, 2005 - 12:43am
6 years 12 weeks ago
Two men are still on the loose after authorities in Heath have been searching for them since last Wednesday night.

The two allegedly gang raped a 19-year-old woman in Heath at an apartment complex on 30th Street.

Two other men are in custody in the Licking County Jail facing charges, they are identified as 25-year-old Daniel Rodrigues Arriaga and 18-year-old Carlos Rbio Suarez.

Bond for the two has been set at 250-thousand dollars.

A third suspect...
March 28, 2005 - 9:54pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
A moral claim by a local resident was defeated by the entire city council tonight in Zanesville.

Rose Ann Lantz of 716 Alfred Street claims her property was damaged from flooding. She says it’s the city’s fault and asked them for $60,000. But her claim was voted down tonight by Council.

“I feel that they’re at fault. Everybody in Zanesville knows they’re at fault over this so I just have to take it higher than here. I contacted Joy Padgett, Bob Ney, Bob Taft and called...
March 28, 2005 - 7:06pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
An early morning shooting is under investigation by local authorities, as one man is in custody set to face charges.

According to Detective Sergeant Ric Roush with the Zanesville Police Department, a shooting incident occurred around five Sunday morning in the 400 block of Moxahala in Zanesville.

The shooting, apparently stemming from a fight that occurred previously that morning, involved a 24-year-old local man.

He shot several times at individuals in a...
March 28, 2005 - 5:19pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
One local college is taking higher learning to a new level.

Students at Muskingum College are using a new device to increase participation in lectures.

Professor Stephen Van Horn’s geology class uses the remote-like device called a “personal response system” as a way to test students’ knowledge of the material.

“It benefits me and the students two ways. We get immediate feedback so I know the students know the concept I was talking about and if not it gives me...
March 28, 2005 - 4:42pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Today the Muskingum County Extension’s Office prepared a comprehensive land-use plan to present the County Commissioners with the thoughts of future development here in our area.

Ohio State University Extension Specialist, Don Lacy, says that the purpose of this meeting is to inform the County Commissioners of the best types of land uses to help achieve the kind of future that community resident’s desire.

“It is a process where everyone in the community should have input...
March 28, 2005 - 1:22pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Looking for something to do this Friday night? Join the Artist Colony of Zanesville this month for the celebration of the arts!

Dana Matz, Manager of the Zanesville Downtown Association says, that there are 24 artists at seven different locations throughout Zanesville, with various types of artwork to admire.

Matz adds, “we have a wide variety of different art mediums, we have sculpture, paintings, collages, and quilts. We have a real nice representation of all the...
March 28, 2005 - 12:25pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Springtime is nearing and the Animal Shelter of Muskingum County is gearing up for an influx of deliveries, as warm weather is a sign that breeding season is on the way.

Executive Director Larry Hostetler says that the animal shelter tends to become over populated in the spring, and they have more trouble adopting out cats than dogs. Hostetler says this is why they are sending some of their animals to another state as part of a rescue network.

“We’re working with a group...
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