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August 9, 2005 - 11:49am
6 years 35 weeks ago
When a family loses a home to a fire, they’re not the only ones impacted with a financial burden. The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the Red Cross helps every family with their basic needs, and this year the burden is heavier than usual.

According to Red Cross officials, they have helped 14 families in the last five weeks alone, which is very uncommon. They credit the overheating of air conditioners and cooking fires for some of the latest fires.

Executive Director Dan...
August 9, 2005 - 11:39am
6 years 35 weeks ago
As the nation continues to mourn the death of broadcasting legend Peter Jennings, questions are arising about lung cancer and its impact in the world. We spoke with local officials from the American Cancer Society to understand more about the deadly disease.

Health Promotions Coordinator Bonnie Burns says lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in Ohio and in the U.S. and 87% of lung cancers are caused by cigarette smoking, which means they can be prevented. Burns says...
August 9, 2005 - 9:31am
6 years 35 weeks ago
Zanesville Police are investigating the second armed robbery in two days.

This time National City Bank on Maple Avenue was hit around 9:30 a.m.

Police are searching for two men who may have fled the scene in separate cars.

Police say one car is a white Camero or Firebird and the other is described as a silver car.

No injuries were reported. If you have any information about the bank robbery you are asked to call Zanesville Police at 740 455-0700...
August 8, 2005 - 7:37pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Zanesville City Council passed numerous ordinances tonight by waiving the readings in order to speed up the process to get the projects started.

One project that was approved tonight was the rehabilitation of water supply wells. Council at large, Jeff Tilton says he was glad to see this passed through so quickly.

“We’ve had a lot of trouble with the wells in the past and we’d like to get into a preventative maintenance program and we want to get these wells where we...
August 8, 2005 - 4:16pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
More than 1,000 needy kids will be set for school this year thanks to the efforts of a local organization.

Eastside Community Ministries in conjunction with the American Legion Post 29 Ladies Auxiliary is hosting “Tools for Schools”, for the fifth year in a row.

According to the interim executive director for Eastside Community Ministry, Bob Davidson, this program helps kids who have no other means of obtaining the much-needed supplies. “Each year, we have kids that...
August 8, 2005 - 4:06pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
It was a perfect day to take a swing for a good cause at a local golf course.

Eagle Sticks hosted the 15th annual Diosi Classic this afternoon to benefit the Carr Centers “Kids on the Block” Program.

According to Roseanne Diosi, the “Kids on the Block” program is a crucial learning tool for children as it teaches youngsters about accepting everyone, regardless of their abilities. “It’s a program sponsored by the Carr Center to go out into the local schools and teach the...
August 8, 2005 - 3:36pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A cigarette tax is forcing some area residents to fight back after feeling the heat of the recent price increase.

We’ve received word from workers with the “Smoker Friendly” store that more and more smokers are attempting to fight the hike by rolling their own cigarettes. According to “Smoker Friendly” employee, Kim Woolfe, “Once you get all the equipment to do it, it works out to be about eight dollars a carton, compared to forty-five dollars.”

For others, the key to...
August 8, 2005 - 3:29pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Muskingum County Commissioners are searching for a replacement board member for the Zanesville, Muskingum County Port Authority.

The commissioners choose two board members for the port authority, and with the recent resignation of Danielle Mason, they are forced to find a replacement.

County commissioner, Brian Hill, says the perfect candidate would have a strong background in business, as well as a love for the community. “Someone that is community minded and pro-...
August 8, 2005 - 1:33pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Zanesville Police are on the lookout for two suspects from an early morning armed robbery.

It happened at the Advanced Auto Parts store at 1210 Linden Avenue.

Zanesville Police detective Harry Taylor says two black men entered the store.

One of the men was armed with a handgun. The two made off with an undetermined amount of cash.

Police describe the bandits as a little over six feet tall wearing a red shirt and the other suspect at five feet...
August 8, 2005 - 11:26am
6 years 35 weeks ago
It’s only a week away… the Muskingum County Fair is set for August 14th through the 20th and not only are the rides and trailers rolling in already, but a new addition is almost complete.

The building known as “Veterans Hall” will hold 52 merchants during the weeklong event. It took almost five months to build the 25,000 square foot multi-purpose facility after the setback it faced in May.

Fair Board Treasurer Don Jordan says he is thrilled the hall will be open for the...
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