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June 28, 2005 - 9:56am
6 years 25 weeks ago
Over 30 area officials are learning of ways to bring economic development, which means more jobs, to Muskingum and Guernsey Counties, after AEP Ohio came to Zanesville this morning.

AEP works with the communities it serves and trains local leaders in economic development. During a seminar earlier today, AEP officials spoke about the ways in which economic development can attract and retain employees in our area.

The most important thing for area residents to know is...
June 27, 2005 - 11:54pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
A local man will spend the next 24 years of his life in prison, after he was sentenced in court Monday on charges involving the death of a man last November.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 19-year-old Matthew McIntyre of Zanesville, pleaded guilty last month to charges of felonious assault, voluntary manslaughter with a firearm specification, and felonious assault with a firearm specification.

The charges stem from a November 17th 2004...
June 27, 2005 - 7:59pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
We’re getting closer and closer to announcing the next biggest star in Zanesville. That’s the Y-City Star, of course.

Rehearsals are currently underway to get ready for the production. Vicki Leveck, one of the coordinators, says they are really focusing on not making it solely a competition but, instead, a night of entertainment for the whole community to enjoy.

Leveck says this year’s competition has improved a lot since last year and one way is in the level of talent of...
June 27, 2005 - 7:52pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
There will soon be some relief for motorists who travel through the Blue and Adair intersection. Officials are currently working on a project that will add turning lanes and widen roads.

At tonight’s city council meeting, the ordinance went through its second reading. Public service director Mike Sims outlines where we are in the progress of the project. He says that it is currently under design and in a second stage of submittal to ODOT.

The project will include...
June 27, 2005 - 3:50pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
As gas prices continue to soar local motorists continue to search for the lowest price in town to fill up.

And with the holiday weekend coming up, area drivers are hoping the prices don’t soar some more.

The BP station on Maysville Pike tries to keep up with the competition by offering a cheaper price than many shops on Maple Avenue.

Right now they offer regular unleaded for $2.07.

“Normally we try to stay around the same gas prices as everybody else...
June 27, 2005 - 3:36pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
As the holiday weekend approaches, we’re all gearing up for the fireworks display in downtown Zanesville.

Zanesville Police Chief Eric Lambes says this year’s Stars and Stripes on the River should be packed, but there are a few things to keep in mind if you’re going to attend.

“Be cautious because there’s a lot of people walking,” Lambes says. “We don’t want anyone hit by cars when the event’s over. Please be a little patient, we’ll get you out of there as fast as we can...
June 27, 2005 - 3:17pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
We’re learning about a jet ski accident that occurred at Riverside Park this afternoon, sending both riders to the hospital.

Not many details are known at this time.

According to officials there were two juveniles operating personal jet skis when they collided. One of the males was found unconscious with visible facial injuries. He was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital then later Medflighted to Grant Hospital in Columbus.

The crash remains under...
June 27, 2005 - 10:58am
6 years 25 weeks ago
The renovation of the Muskingum County Courthouse is moving right along, with local officials looking forward to the completion of the re-vamped bell tower.

Built in 1874, the courthouse is one of Zanesville’s finest landmarks, a central point in the city’s downtown.

According to County Commissioner Brian Hill, they aren’t experiencing too many problems with the construction, they are just anxious to see the final product.

“We’d like for them to be done by July...
June 27, 2005 - 10:42am
6 years 25 weeks ago
A Monday morning structure fire caused damage inside a local manufacturing plant today and caused the evacuation of all its employees.

Plaskolite Incorporated is a local acrylic sheet manufacturer that employs over 100 people. It's located at 1175 5-b's Drive near the Zanesville Municipal Airport. Matt Brunner is the plant manager. He says that although the fire was small, the workers played a vital part in the safety of those inside.

“It was a good reaction on our...
June 27, 2005 - 10:32am
6 years 25 weeks ago
Another development project may be on the way to downtown Zanesville. WHIZ News has learned of new plans for a block of the city on Main Street.

According to a local business owner, the Army and Navy surplus store and its surrounding buildings and homes are of interest to a national chain; though details of which one or what type of store have not been confirmed.

The area where the Army Navy store is, as well as the warehouse next to it and the four homes behind it will...
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