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April 26, 2006 - 3:08pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Past and present students of Philo High School looking to study education or nursing have a new scholarship opportunity to help pay for their education.

The Muskingum County Community Foundation announced the Beckwith Farm Scholarship Fund Wednesday.

The fund was created with a donation from the estate of Fontella Imlay.

“She held teachers in high regard,” said Steve Baldwin, attorney for the Fontella Imlay Estate. “She said if she had her life to live all over...
April 26, 2006 - 3:07pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A Duncan Falls second grader made history today when he became the first child to win the Unsung Heroes Award from the Zanesville Kiwanis Club.

Nate Swinconos decided he wanted to help others out and he did it in a big way.

Nate convinced his principal to let him start a school-wide campaign to collect funds for the March of Dimes. Three weeks later the school had raised over $2300.

“We got cans and put them in the different classrooms and...
April 26, 2006 - 12:34pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
With a big new business calling Muskingum County home, the Port Authority is making decisions to get the process moving.

The Muskingum County Port Authority have approved the Belgium based company EMCO a 6 million dollar tax exempt bond package, allowing the company low interest financing for their equipment and real estate to encourage further economic development.

Jerry Nolder Director of Port Authority; “It’s tax exempt so they don’t have to pay taxes on it, the...
April 26, 2006 - 11:01am
7 years 11 weeks ago
With the recent outbreak of mumps around the nation, and whooping cough on the rise, Muskingum County Health Officials are taking this week to remind parent how important it is to vaccinate their kids.

It’s National Infant Immunization Week, and statistics show that every day, 11,000 babies are born in the U.S. who will need to be immunized against 13 diseases before age 2. For that reason, the health department is focusing their efforts on protecting kids against infectious...
April 26, 2006 - 5:44am
7 years 11 weeks ago
A severe crash last night turned fatal, and shut down part of a major roadway.

According to the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, 59-year-old Steven Harrison of Zanesville was driving his Ford F-150 on State Route 60 when he slid off the right side of the road, striking an embankment near Carnation Road.

The truck went airborne and hit a utility pole, it flipped and rested back on its wheels.

Harrison was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital where...
April 25, 2006 - 10:49pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
An vehicle crash closes down part of a major roa in Muskingum County tonight after a car runs into a ulitity pole.

According to dispatchers with the Muskingm County Sheriff's Office, the crash occurred on State Route 60 North near Fairview and Richvale Road.

The roadway is down to one lane of vel as of 10:30 this evening. A-E-P and O-DOT along with area law enforcement officials and emergency crews are currently on the scene.

There's no word...
April 25, 2006 - 10:00pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Sharing moments, changing lives, it’s more than a motto, for the 800 volunteers at Genesis it is what they do.

This week is National Volunteer Week and to celebrate, Genesis Healthcare Systems held an appreciation dinner where they gave thanks to all those that helped throughout the year.

Director of Development and Volunteer Services Stephanie Neff says, “ A lot of them are volunteers that help us with our fundraising efforts, which last year helped us to generate $402,...
April 25, 2006 - 9:59pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
1.3 million Ohioans are currently living without health insurance; now some in the buckeye state are trying to change that.

Tonight a handful of people gathered at the Muskingum County Y to talk about the Single Payer Action Network.

A proposal for the Ohio ballot that if passed would give everyone in the state health insurance, it may seem too good to be true, but Marcia Hartman says there’s a way.

“The fund would be created by tax on high income individuals...
April 25, 2006 - 6:32pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Some Zanesville firefighters had a busy day today...

But instead of fighting flames they were waiting tables at the Applebee's on Maple Avenue.

The firefighters were celebrity servers trying to make some tips that they will later donate to a local charity.

"I think anything that we raise will be of benefit. We haven't put a goal or a total on it," said firefighter Jeff Bell.

Bell said waiting tables is definitely different...
April 25, 2006 - 6:25pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
As elections approach, candidates are busy making a push for their campaigns.

Thomas Marcelain has been busy traveling the state. He made a stop at the Zanesville Country Club on Tuesday to raise money and support for the Marcelain For Court of Appeals campaign.

"We've had a great reception everywhere a great reception here in Zanesville, Muskingum County. People are friendly, they're supportive, they're excited about having a judge closer to them than 100...
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