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October 7, 2004 - 3:47pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A sewer grant worth a quarter of a million dollars is in the works for the Bartlett Run sewer project.

The bid was open in November and the funds will be provided by an Appalachian Regional Commission. County Commissioner Don Madden says the grant is greatly needed. “The estimate for that has been over 6 million dollars to complete the project and certainly any grant dollars that we can bring to the project is very helpful.”

Madden adds that a project like...
October 7, 2004 - 3:03pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
More people than ever before are registering to vote. For elections workers like Martha Thomas, that means long hours and more employees. “Never in history have the Board of Elections received so many new registers. It’s just phenomenal the numbers,” says Thomas.

In order to deal with the high volume of new voters, the Muskingum County Board of Elections has nearly doubled its staff from eight employees to fifteen. Just last Monday, over 900 people registered to vote in...
October 7, 2004 - 2:52pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
An electrical motor short at the Genesis Hospital in Zanesville called fire crews to the scene. According to a hospital spokeswoman, smoke started coming out of the roof this morning after a short in an electrical wire caused sparks to ignite.

“We immediately shut down the service elevator which isn’t used by the public and called the fire department. No patients or staff were in danger,” says Holly Voltz, Genesis Senior Communications Consultant.

Voltz says...
October 7, 2004 - 12:21am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Melodies could be heard throughout Zanesville High School Wednesday night as the Sweet Adelines spent the evening preparing for their upcoming October concerts.

The Annual "Let's Sing It With A Song" show will feature three segments for the community to enjoy. A kids segments, a favorites segment and a western theme segment.

October 9th the ladies will be performing at ZHS at 7p.m. and on October 16th they will be performing at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center at 7p.m...
October 7, 2004 - 12:16am
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Dresden community spent Wednesday evening drumming up support for the basket-making giant that put the small village on the map.

Residents came in droves to a "Longaberger basket party" aimed at showing appreciation for the workers of Longaberger and bringing a positive outlook to those who feel their jobs could be the next to go.

With layoffs occurring over the past few months, Longaberger is trying to focus on bringing everyone together to celebrate their successes....
October 7, 2004 - 12:10am
6 years 3 weeks ago
The two men accused in the recent murder of an area businessman appeared before Judge Mark Fleegle in court today.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 21-year-old Shaun A. Norris of Zanesville is charged with aggravated murder with a firearm specification while committing aggravated robbery specification. He is also charged with aggravated robbery with a firearm specification, a felony of the first degree.

28-year-old James E. Walls, also of...
October 6, 2004 - 6:04pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Muskingum county agencies are working together so area kids receive the child support they deserve.

The Muskingum County Child Support Enforcement Agency, in conjunction with the Sheriff’s Office, the Clerk of Courts, the Prosecutors office and the domestic relations court conducted what they call “autumn round up” and collected over $9,000 dollars in back child support.

20 obligors appeared in the Muskingum Domestic Relations Court today. 6 people were sent...
October 6, 2004 - 5:55pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A local man appeared in front of Judge Zwelling to face charges of drug possession …According to court documents, 23 year old Jeffrey Mayle of Zanesville was arraigned today.

Mayle is charged with possession of drugs, cocaine, a felony of the fifth degree and possession of drug paraphernalia a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.

The defendant pleaded not guilty and was continued on bond as previously set.
October 6, 2004 - 4:48pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Salvation Army is still in need of your help. The annual Coats for Kids drive collects jackets hoping to keep kids warm this winter.

Nancy Landerman who is in charge of the drive, emphasizes the need for the kids to have warm coats.

Landerman stresses the need for coats in all sizes, as well as thicker coats.

“Coats for kids are for school aged children clear up to high school aged kids and we do it in conjunction with make a difference day.”

October 6, 2004 - 4:39pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A former employee of the Hollinee plant in Shawnee was arrested in connection with a chemical theft incident that occurred last month.

20 year old Cary Hodge of Morgan County was brought in for questioning regarding the theft of some dangerous chemicals.

Officials say a large amount of organic peroxide was stolen from a Hollinee storage shed.

Police Chief of New Straitsville, Jason Lyons says, “The chemical that was involved is a highly flammable chemical, it’s...
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