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November 4, 2004 - 12:37pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
Many people think the elections are over…but there are still provisional ballots all around the state that could inevitably change the outcome of some issues.

I talked with Muskingum County Board of Elections Director, Martha Thomas, to find out just how many ballots are left in our area.

According to Thomas, “Muskingum County has a total of 871 provisional ballots, which after 12 o’clock today we are permitted to begin processing these and verifying then with other...
November 4, 2004 - 12:53am
6 years 8 weeks ago
A local man who allegedly robbed the Duke and Dutchess store on Maple Avenue last month appeared in Judge Mark Fleegle's Court today.

Porsecutor Workman states that the alleged suspect, 35-year-old Henry J. Newkirk of Zanesville entered a not guilty plea for the two charges he is facing.

He's charged with one count of aggravated robbery and one count of theft.

Investigators say the defendant claimed to have a knife when he robbed the Duke and Dutchess on October...
November 4, 2004 - 12:47am
6 years 8 weeks ago
The man who allegedly set fire to a local church appeared in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court today.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 30-year-old Troy L. Hyson of Zanesville entered a not guilty plea in front of Judge Mark C. Fleegle.

Hyson has been charged with one count of arson, one count of breaking and entering and one count of possessing criminal tools.

Hyson allegedly set fire to the Union Baptist Church on 8th Street on...
November 3, 2004 - 7:32pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
Talking with local residents, we received reaction to President Bush’s win.

Kyle Jones says he voted for Bush.
“Bush started this war and I guess I picked him because I knew he would finish it out, if you’re wining a baseball game you can’t change pitchers in the middle of the game, and I guess that’s how I decided.

Other residents said moral issues including abortion and same-sex marriage were key issues with Bush winning the election.
November 3, 2004 - 7:24pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
One of the biggest local races in Muskingum County Tuesday night centered on Muskingum County Common Pleas Court.

And Kelly Cottrill defeated Howard Zwelling for the position.
Zwelling stood on a platform of experience. Cottrill says his stand on tough crime put him over the top with voters because people in the community want to feel safe.


Cottrill says he’s encouraged and excited to start his new position in this county.
Ohio Common Pleas Judges serve a...
November 3, 2004 - 4:19pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
When was the last time you recycled? Well the Muskingum County office of recycling is reminding you of the importance of this vital program.

Program Administer Joyce Gibbs says there are many items you can recycle in 7 different categories.

Gibbs says, “We accept plastic, glass, cardboard, magazines, paper and just anything else that can be recycled.”

There are warehouses scattered throughout the county to make it easier for you to bring your recyclables and...
November 3, 2004 - 4:12pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
Although we’re not even a week past Halloween, the annual Christmas parade in South Zanesville is rapidly approaching.

This year’s parade is on Sunday November 21t. Parade Chairman Dee Dee Dodson says this year will be even better than year’s past.

“It’s going to be bigger and better because bigger corporations bigger businesses, but it can be the smallest business it could be an independent you don’t even have to be a business you can just want to have a great time,”...
November 3, 2004 - 4:08pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
Muskingum County Commissioners continue their one party system with a win from Republican Brian Hill.

We caught up with Mr. Hill who explains his reaction to the win.

“Just overjoyed we worked so long it was a long campaign and just really excited of course for myself and also for Muskingum County,” says Hill.

Hill attributes his victory to getting out and meeting the people of Muskingum County and learning about what matters to them. He thinks it’s great there...
November 3, 2004 - 4:02pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
With the passing of a 2 Mill levy for the maintenance and operation of the Muskingum County Home, the residents and staff couldn’t be happier.

Rebecca Cooper, Superintendent of the home says she is so grateful for the continued support from the entire community.

Cooper says, “I give thanks to the community for their support really from the bottom of my heart because I’m here each day and I see the good we do.”

Cooper describes her thoughts when she found out the...
November 3, 2004 - 12:07pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
One local issue that passed with flying colors last night was the Rambo Health Clinic levy.

Cindy Harrison, Administrator for Rambo, says many will benefit from the money.

“With the levy passing, it means that Rambo will be here to provide all of our free programs and services to Muskingum County residents for another 5 years and we just want to take this opportunity, on behalf of the board of directors, the staff and myself, to say thank you so much.”

Harrison...
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