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September 23, 2004 - 5:26pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Ohio Department of Transportation has come through with some major funding for some local projects.

Governor Bob Taft says 32 communities and organizations will share 12 million dollars.

In our area, Zanesville, Muskingum County and Morgan County will get some money.

In Zanesville 940-thousand dollars is slated for 6th street rehabilitation…in Muskingum County just over 414-thousand dollars for the Muskingum Trail extention…and in Morgan County 168-...
September 23, 2004 - 3:02pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Shawnee Police say they now have several suspects in the chemical spill at the Holinee Fiberglass Plant from earlier this week.

Investigators say that several bags of the chemical, known as organic peroxide, were recovered Wednesday.

Apparently some of the vandals returned several bags that they had stolen on Tuesday and dumped them nearby the plant site.

The spill caused some area residents to evacuate. Shawnee police say this incident was an act of...
September 23, 2004 - 4:56am
6 years 7 weeks ago
The United States Department of Agriculture has approved a big loan for Muskingum County.

Congressman Bob Ney says 5,000,000 dollars is headed to the county to help with the construction of new water and waste disposal lines.

Ney says the funds will be used to build 12 miles of trunk sewer lines and five underground lift stations to connect to the interceptor operated by the city of Zanesville wastewater treatment plant.

The terms of the loan are 40 years at...
September 22, 2004 - 10:39pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a fatal accident involving a pedestrian.

According to dispatchers, the accident happened at 6:25 p.m. on State Route 37 east of Lancaster, when a truck driven by 21-year-old Trent Woodgeard of New Lexington went off the right side of the roadway and struck a pedestrian walking eastbound.

The victim, Daniel Fleming, of Logan was transported to OSU Medical Center in Columbus, where he later died from...
September 22, 2004 - 6:35pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Local businesses are teaming up once again to help our area kids.

This past summer the WHIZ Media Group and the Times Recorder worked together for a great cause.

The Y City Star event helped the organizations bring in over 7,600 for each of the two fundraisers, Lace up for Kids and Newspapers for Education.

United Way says they purchased over 93 pairs of shoes for area kids.
Dan Shaw from the Times Recorder says their Newspapers for Education will help...
September 22, 2004 - 6:34pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum County sheriff’s Office says charges have been filed in a Dresden area murder case.

Sheriff Bob Stephenson says 28-year-old James Walls, who’s from Columbus, but was, living in Zanesville, is facing charges of aggravated murder and aggravated robbery charges with gun specifications in the death of 55-year-old Terry Archibald.

The Sheriff say if convicted Walls could face the death penalty. The other suspect charged is identified as 21-year-old Shawn...
September 22, 2004 - 12:19pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The king is coming to Zanesville! Well not exactly, but an Elvis impersonator will be singing all of his original songs at a benefit concert at Secrest Auditorium.

Mike Albert and his 7-piece band are known worldwide having won several major world Elvis contests.

He’s appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show and “A Current Affair.”

Stephanie Winland, Executive Director of the Miss Ohio scholarship program says, “He does a nice celebration of Elvis. It’s been 50 years...
September 22, 2004 - 12:05pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
An accident this morning involving an East Muskingum school bus sends one person to the hospital and leaves plenty of school kids shook up.

The accident occurred off State Route 93, when a white Ford pick-up truck and a John Glenn School bus hit almost head on.

Third Grader at John Glenn Austin Husk says, “we were scared, my sister was crying, we all were.”

He wasn’t the only one scared, his grandfather was the driver of the truck involved in the crash and was...
September 21, 2004 - 10:50pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The United Way of Muskingum, Morgan and Perry Counties has named an interim director…well actually two interim directors.

According to United Way Chairman Brian Wagner, Charlie and Marcy White have agreed to serve on an interim basis as a team in the position vacated earlier this month by long-time Executive Director Keely Warden.

Wagner says Charlie has served on the campaign cabinet for many years and Marcy has bee very active in the Carr Center. They both are very well...
September 21, 2004 - 4:30pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A major break in a Muskingum County murder investigation. The Sheriff’s office says its making big progress in their investigation into a murder on Mollies Rock Road near Dresden.

55-year old Terry Archibald was shot at his salvage yard on August 19th of this year.

They now have two men in custody after a tip they received brought them to the Bonifield Court apartment area in Zanesville early this morning.

Sheriff Stephenson did say at least ten officers were...
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