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November 22, 2005 - 6:07pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
The relief efforts for those affected by hurricane Katrina continue, as a local business owner is giving victims a place to live in time for the holidays.

Stoney's R.V. of Cambridge has been awarded paret of a ten million dollar contract by FEMA to provide more than 200 units that will be used in Texas and Louisiana. Four million is being spent in Cambridge.

According to Stoney’s R.V. owner, Bryan Stoney’s, they are extremely excited to help, but in order to get all the...
November 22, 2005 - 5:58pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
With deer hunting right around the corner, now is the time to think about safety.

Some students from West Muskingum High School are ready for the upcoming deer season, and they took their learning outdoors to demonstrate how important safety is.

One of those students is Joe Fisher; he says one of the most important things about hunting is to know your surroundings. “When you are firing, you need to know your target and what’s beyond it. You’re only allowed to have three...
November 22, 2005 - 5:07pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
A Zanesville woman gets her shot on the Martha Stewart Show.

Tomorrow Tammy Devoll will ask Stewart a question about Thanksgiving preparaton.

This is how it all happened…Devoll went to Martha’s website and e-mailed her a question.

The shows producers called Devoll back and asked if she would be interested in asking the question to Martha personally.

Tammy agreed and spent two minutes on the phone with Stewart.

The phone call will take...
November 22, 2005 - 4:56pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
The Zanesville Highway Patrol is investigating a morning accident in Muskingum County.

It happened on North Dresden Road at the intersection of Raiders Road.

Troopers say 85-year-old Ethan Carnes of Dresden was traveling east on Raiders Road, failed to stop for a stop sign and drove through the intersection, off the road, over an embankment and into a creek.

Passengers in the vehicle were 40-year-old Charlotte Yarus of Zanesville and 4-year-old Tristin...
November 22, 2005 - 1:23pm
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This week Zanesville has a special visitor from our own adopted city of Slidell, Louisiana.

Slidell’s Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber of Commerce, Jamene Dahmer arrived on Monday to get to know the city and people of Zanesville.

“I’ve heard a lot about the history of Zanesville, but really I think the thing I’m most interested in is meeting the people,” Dahmer said.

During her visit Dahmer will attend a Chamber of Commerce meeting, visit schools and see...
November 22, 2005 - 1:22pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
Some local teachers are using Thanksgiving as an opportunity to teach their students about Indian culture.

Students at Westview Elementary got to hear some tales from storyteller Andy Tippel today.

Tippel is a Native American who tells stories passed down through his family.

He told the students stories about animals, like how the possum got its big smile.

One Westview teacher says it’s important for the students to know the customs and heritage of...
November 22, 2005 - 9:55am
6 years 50 weeks ago
An area dealership has won part of a 10-million dollar contract to provide trailers for homeless hurricane victims.

Stoney’s R-V in Cambridge say FEMA has ordered 225 units that will be used in Texas and Louisiana at a cost of around 4-million dollars.

Owner Brian Stoney says his company was picked because of its prices and availability, also because of its previous relationship with the federal agency.

He says they’re still looking for as many as 80 drivers...
November 21, 2005 - 6:45pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
Today marks the start of an online auction to benefit the Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce.

The auction coincides with the annual Festival of Trees and consists of gifts donated by 30 local businesses.

“we have a lot of donated baskets, pre-wrapped items that people can purchase, and then if they’d like use them as gifts and give them right to the people they’d like to,” commented Business Development Specialist Nick Fink.

There will also be a live...
November 21, 2005 - 6:44pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
Projects for the Community Development Block Grant Program were presented today to the Muskingum County Commissioners.

Ten projects were submitted by Friday’s deadline, now the Commissioners must come up with recommendations for up to five projects. “We have a little over $200,000 extra that the state has given us, and we need to decide which projects to spend that money on,” commented CDBG Coordinator Stephanie Spencer.

Suggested projects around the county include...
November 21, 2005 - 6:44pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
A special presentation at the Muskingum County Commissioners by the County Home.

The Commissioners were presented with a framed print of the county flag, which was created by the County Home in 2002, for their continued support of the home.

“We’re very pleased and proud of the flag for the fact our residents designed the flag and actually went through the process of seeing it made,” commented Rebecca Cooper of County Home.

The flag displays seven symbols of...
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