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April 30, 2004 - 12:52pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
Some good economic news for Muskingum County today.

Kellogg Company announced it’s considering closing it Worthington Foods plant near Columbus and consolidating production in its newer Zanesville plant.

Kellogg officials say the decision is subject to negotiations with the United Industrial Workers Union, which represents hourly employees of the Worthington plant.

Kellogg Natural and Frozen Foods President Anthony Palmer sys the Zanesville location provides...
April 30, 2004 - 9:53am
5 years 41 weeks ago
A local company donated their time today at Riverside Park to help beautify the park.

McCullough’s Tree Service donated their time and efforts to help celebrate Arbor Day by clearing up old, dead trees at the handicap bike trail in Riverside Park. Mayor Jack Fenton was also there to present President of McCullough’s Tree Service, Wess McCullough with a certificate of appreciation.

The tree service removed four dead trees considered hazardous because they were rotten and...
April 30, 2004 - 5:43am
5 years 41 weeks ago
A failure to secure funding for an internet broadcasts could cause the demise of a renowned Ohio alternative-rock radio station.

Doug and Lind Balogh are the owners of W-O-X-Y F-M in Oxford. They say they will pull the plug on internet broadcasts if they can’t line up investors by May 13.

The Baloghs have already arranged to sell the station’s F-M frequency, broadcasting license and broadcasting assets of the station, including the studio in a deal expected to be final...
April 30, 2004 - 5:36am
5 years 41 weeks ago
A jury in Hamilton County that convicted a Kentucky man of killing his former girlfriend decided on Thursday to spare his life.

Instead, 44-year old Anthony Mason of Covington, Kentucky, will spend the rest of his life in prison with no chance of parole.

The Butler County Common Pleas Court jury rejected the death penalty in the murder of 27-year old Angela Turley.

The prosecution had pushed for the death penalty but Assistant Prosecutor Craig Hedric said he had...
April 30, 2004 - 4:18am
5 years 41 weeks ago
Two Guernsey County residents accused of raping a handicapped four-year-old girl appear for a pre-trial hearing today.

Former Happydale Road residents John Stoneman and co-defendant Patricia Kelly have already entered pleas of not guilty to several felony charges in the case.

Stoneman and Kelly are alleged to have raped the girl while she was under the care of Kelly, who is a former nurse.

The two are scheduled in Guernsey County Common Pleas court today....
April 29, 2004 - 3:34pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
Representatives from the Ohio Central Railroad System are asking the Muskingum County Commissioners for support tonight.

They want to take over and privatize the Ohio Panhandle Rail System, a railway they have managed for over 10 years. The company says owing the rail privately, versus the state owing it, will take care of much needed repairs on the rail.

The Company will go before the Ohio Rail Commission some time before the end of the year. County Commissioners say thy...
April 29, 2004 - 3:27pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
Zanesville and 10 other southeastern Ohio communities are continuing their efforts in the maintenance and planting of trees.

They were awarded today at the Tree City USA Ceremony at the OUZ Campus Center.
Ohio leads the nation in Tree Communities, and Ann Bonner, A regional urban forester says our state is such a great place to host events such as these to raise awareness on how beneficial trees really are.

The USA Tree Awards are given in April, around Arbor Day,...
April 29, 2004 - 3:22pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
The village of Philo may soon see a huge improvement on one of their heavily driven roads.

The Muskingum County Commissioners opened bids today for the reconstruction of the county Road 6 Bridge, in Philo.

Loren Camp, Muskingum County Engineer says the bridge has been worked on several times, including last winter, but now says the bridge is beyond repair.

The County Commissioners only had one bid at over $133,000 to reconstruct the bridge.
April 29, 2004 - 11:46am
5 years 41 weeks ago
Volunteers at the Heavenly Ham on Maple Avenue were busy putting together sandwiches and box lunches to help support the Operation Feed Food Drive.

Starting today volunteers delivered Heavenly Ham box lunches to area businesses. Prior to today the deli had taken over 800 orders for the lunches and today with people faxing in orders and walking in, owner of Heavenly Ham Mike Alfman anticipates over 1000 box lunches will be bought.

Alfman says a portion of the sales will go...
April 29, 2004 - 11:39am
5 years 41 weeks ago
A major insurance company has awarded the Zanesville Fire Department a grant for two thousand dollars to help aid in fire investigators and to help stop arson.

The two thousand dollar grant was used to purchase equipment to aid fire investigators in their investigators. They bought a digital camera, which will enable investigators to take pictures of the area immediately without development.

The other item was a hydrocarbon detector, which allows fire officials to detect...
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