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July 7, 2005 - 12:24pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
A local bank is getting the word out today that they do more than what you think. Century National Bank is letting government agencies and consumers alike know what they have to offer in terms of public financing.

As a local community bank, Century met with the Muskingum County Commissioners on the subject of branching into area agencies to make them aware of al the opportunities the bank offers in terms of getting money for projects.

Jody Spencer is the Vice President of...
July 6, 2005 - 4:00pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
In case you haven’t heard the Y city star semifinals are this Friday night and this year’s show is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

In preparation for the big show, crews began putting together the set and other parts of the stage.

Goss Party Rental was on hand helping deliver set pieces they donated for the production.

“Lot of preparation goes into this before the contestants get here. Once they get here we’ll rehearse what the audience will see on Friday night.”...
July 6, 2005 - 3:43pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The McCoy pottery legacy continues to live on and starting next week you can purchase one of their most recent pottery creations.

The butterfly watering can is part of their “joy” series that Billie McCoy says was a joy to design.

“Each year we try to make one item that’s all we can do anymore. And this year we thought wouldn’t it be fun to have a series. One this year and one next year and so we decided to have the butterfly which is a symbol of joy,” says McCoy.
July 6, 2005 - 3:38pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Firearms accidents in the home are a growing problem nationwide.

In an effort to reduce the risk of firearms-related injuries or even deaths, the Project Childsafe program is on their safety tour distributing free gunlocks to local residents across the country.

Today the tour made a stop in New Lexington.

“Project Childsafe works because public awareness now with firearms in the home in many homes and the accidents that have happened in the past. There’s an...
July 6, 2005 - 3:30pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Southeastern Ohio counties know the importance of industrial growth.

And today Lt. Governor Bruce Johnson presented officials from Morgan County with a total of $250,000 to assist in renovations to the former Malta Windows facility.

Johnson says this money came in the form of a grant from the Industrial Site Improvement Fund.

“This is infrastructure money that makes sure industrial sites and investments can be made here in Morgan County so the state needs to...
July 6, 2005 - 2:13pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Commissioners today announced plans to hold four Townhall meetings.

The idea is to get community input on important local issues.

All meetings will be held from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. in the upcoming months throughout the county.

Commissioners look forward to hearing questions and concerns from their constituents.

You can get your questions on the agenda by sending them to the Commissioners office at 401 Main Street in...
July 6, 2005 - 10:54am
6 years 24 weeks ago
Licking county officials are searching this week for a missing 5-year-old girl who has been missing since December.

Emily Rimel was taken from her Madison Township home seven months ago. Authorities are looking, Wednesday, along the strip of I-70 Westbound in Licking County between state routes 6-68 and 13, the last stretch of the interstate before Muskingum County.

Today’s search began after an inmate said that, while in jail, former family friend Lindsey Bruce confessed...
July 6, 2005 - 10:13am
6 years 24 weeks ago
Maple Avenue is the place to be if you own a business in Zanesville, lots of traffic and plenty of cars. So one local business is buying property on Maple, causing four other businesses to move elsewhere.

A third generation of car wash owners is moving their storefront to Maple Avenue from Taylor Street. Beau and Ty Hankinson are the owners of Rex’s Go Kleen Car Wash. They recently bought the property on the corner of Maple and Taylor, known as Maple Plaza.

According to...
July 6, 2005 - 12:55am
6 years 24 weeks ago
A area teen is dead after getting trapped and suffocating in a grain bin in Hebron Monday evening.

According to officials with the Licking County Sheriff's Office, the accident occurred when 16-year-old Joseph Parrish was transferring soybeans from one bin to another. That is when authorities say he fell into the soybeans and got stuck. The soybeans were too heavy to allow Parrish to pull himself out of the bin.

Parrish was working on his family's farm when the accident...
July 6, 2005 - 12:48am
6 years 24 weeks ago
There were numerous accidents on the roadways Tuesday afternoon as a heavy rain storm hit southeastern Ohio along I-70.

A couple of crashes were reported in the westbound lanes of the interstate, the two occurred only minutes apart.

According to Trooper Kevin Kelley with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, a thirty minute bout of bad weather made visibility poor for motorists and the heavy rains are what contributed to a single vehicle roll-over crash.
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