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November 3, 2004 - 7:24pm
6 years 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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...
November 3, 2004 - 2:11am
6 years 12 weeks ago
The face of Muskingum County Common Pleas court will change after Tuesday’s election.

Incumbent Judge Howard Zwelling was beaten by Kelly Cottrill in a close race.

The difference was about 1500 votes.

In the race for County Commissioner incumbent Dorothy Montgomery easily won re-election

In the other seat, Brian Hill, a
Republican, beat Democrat Jerry Lavy by about 500 votes.

There were some issues of importance too. Voters...
November 3, 2004 - 2:08am
6 years 12 weeks ago
For the County Commissioner Race whose term begins on January 2nd, Democrat Rick Shriver beat out Mike Oliver and John Thompson. Shriver won with 2,088 votes. Oliver came in 2nd with a little over 2,000 votes. Thompson received 14,001 votes.

For the other county commissioner seat, Republican Dean Cain beat Rebecca Clawson by more than 1,000 votes.

Republican Kaye Tatman won for Morgan County Treasurer over Shirley Bellville.

For the Clerk of Courts Race, Mary...
November 3, 2004 - 2:01am
6 years 12 weeks ago
There were some big wins in Perry County last night in the County Commissioner Races. Thad Cooperrider, a Republican was the victor with 6,476 votes over John Taylor and Tom Shafer for the seat that begins its term 01/02/05.

Democrat Charles Van Horn stole the other seat with 5,865 votes over Michael Heavener and Fred Shriner.

For auditor it was very close, there may even be a recount, as Republican Larry Householder edged out Democrat Bill Crane with 7,422 votes....
November 2, 2004 - 5:10pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Some Zanesville voters may have been unable to get to their precinct today.

Voters called to complain after realizing one of the entrances to precinct 4-B was blocked. Public Service Director Mike Sims says, "We had a temporary closure in front of the building. It left some people unsure of the area how to get there."

Apparently the city's water replacement project along Kane Street blocked one of the entrances to the poll at the Civic League Community Center. Sims says...
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