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August 12, 2005 - 3:40pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Local and state officials announced today big plans regarding a major construction process right here in Muskingum County.

Since a malfunction was discovered at the salt fork dam in Cambridge back in February, officials worked many long hours to determine the cause of the seepage at the base of the dam.

After months of investigation officials came to the conclusion that the dams tow drain was collecting natural seepage through the dam.

"The proposal to deal with...
August 12, 2005 - 3:33pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
The phrase, children are our future, is one heard quite frequently.

One local agency is doing it's best to make sure residents are aware of how important it is to take care of the children in our society.

The month of August is declared child support awareness month.

Counties across the state are participating in raising the awareness of the support for children.

The Muskingum County child support enforcement agency is taking part in this program...
August 11, 2005 - 4:53pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
The Muskingum County flood plan has sprung a leak and now officials are working on ways to fix it.

The department of natural resources has determined that there are deficiencies in the Muskingum County flood-planning program.

A tonight officials are one step closer to solving these issues.

Two local officials met with Muskingum County Commissioners today to discuss flood planning and adjustments to the current flood-planning program.

"Timing is...
August 11, 2005 - 4:48pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Community will soon be able to pay their respects to a Marine from Dresden who died in the line of duty.

Funeral arrangements are now set for Sergeant Bradley Harper.

Vensil-Orr-Chute Funeral Home officials say a silent parade to honor Bradley will be held on Main Street this Saturday night at 11:45.

The public is invited to stand along Main Street and hold flags as the slain soldier’s body passes by. Flags will be handed out starting at...
August 11, 2005 - 10:52am
6 years 34 weeks ago
An early morning fire in Newark led to the rescue of 30 residents and damaged or destroyed five homes, and local fire officials were on the scene for hours dealing with the intense blaze.

A call came into the Newark Fire Department around 4:30 a.m. this morning of a fully involved structure fire on North 6th St., which spread, to the corner of West Locust.

According to Fire Chief Jack Stickradt, crews arrived to find the primary home in flames and were faced with immediate...
August 10, 2005 - 6:59pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
The cost of gasoline is going up and up. A spot check today found regular unleaded gas at record high levels.

Motorists we talked to are outraged with the sky-high expense of fuel and wonder if the cost will ever come down.

WHIZ news caught up with some local travelers today as they expressed their feelings about the cost of gasoline.

The majority of gas stations in the city of Zanesville are near $2.50 a gallon.

"I'm not taking any trips or anything...
August 10, 2005 - 5:57pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
The teenager charged in the fatal stabbing death of another area teen in June, changed his plea in court Wednesday.

According to Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox, 17-year-old Aaron Miller of South Zanesville withdrew his former plea of not guilty to one count of voluntary manslaughter, which is a felony of the first degree and changed his plea to guilty.

Prosecutor Haddox says Judge Mark Fleegle ordered a pre-sentence investigation into the case, which could take 30...
August 10, 2005 - 5:52pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
There's new evidence in the armed robbery that occurred at the National City Bank on Maple Avenue Tuesday morning.

Detectives with the Zanesville Police Department are now releasing the name of the lone suspect.

Detective Sgt. Harry Taylor says a suspect from a bank robbery that occurred at the First Merit Bank in Worthington on July 20th is identified as Gary E. Barnett.

Barnett is believed to have perpetrated the Zanesville and Worthington Bank robberies as...
August 10, 2005 - 1:22pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
The village of Dresden continues to mourn the loss of one of their own…a Marine killed in the line of duty in Iraq.

Today officials have few details about the arrangements for Sergeant Bradley Harper’s return to Dresden.

Funeral Director Ray Orr says the first thing they want to do to honor Sgt. Harper is hold a ceremony for his return home to Dresden.

“That will occur when we receive his casket at Columbus International Airport when we return to Dresden....
August 10, 2005 - 1:12pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
How would you like to have a nice fresh piece of produce, hand picked by local farmers?

Starting this weekend the Zanesville Farmers Market will be in town, but this year it’s relocating to the freight shops at the corner of 3rd and Market Streets.

Downtown Association Manager Dana Matz says this is the first time the Farmers Market has been located at the freight shops during the fair.

“We’re real excited, that’s an historic area and I encourage everyone to...
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