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December 1, 2004 - 4:37pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
While you’re out shopping this holiday season it’s important to keep in mind those that are less fortunate. Locally there are two organizations in town that are collecting toys for children.

If your child needs a gift this holiday season don’t worry Zanesville has the market cornered.

With two local gift drives everyone should get a present this year.

“Knowing that the Salvation Army always serves the kids 12 and under and they do a great job at that. We wanted...
December 1, 2004 - 12:03pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Tonight marks the start of Holiday Tour 2004 in Downtown Zanesville.

The Festival of Trees preview holds trees from 58 local businesses ready for auction…and the Miracle on Main Street Lighting Ceremony will be the focus of the night.

Musical guests and city officials will be at the courthouse celebrating tonight. Downtown Zanesville Association Manager Dana Matz says it’s a homecoming event meant for everyone to enjoy.

“You’ll see people talking on the...
December 1, 2004 - 7:48am
6 years 16 weeks ago
American Electric Power is reporting several scattered power outages around the area including the entire western part of Licking County. Crews have been working through the night so, they are aware of all of the outages. Drivers use extra caution when heading out this morning. Make sure if you do come across any traffic signals that are out-to treat that like you would a four-way stop. Watch for plenty of trees down and lots of debris on the roads.
December 1, 2004 - 12:27am
6 years 16 weeks ago
A close call for some motorists in Adamsville earlier tonight as a two vehicle accident occured on 93 North around 8:15.

According to officials who were on the scene, the crash occurred as one vehicle that was southbound on State Route 93 went left of center and struck another vehicle traveling northbound while rounding a curve.

Extra assistance was called to the scene to deal with the multiple injuries involved.

Trooper Jeff Fowler with the Zanesville Post of...
November 30, 2004 - 8:38pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Area residents spent the night perfecting all the last-minute details for the upcoming "Home for the Holidays" Christmas production.

Ten year-old Aaron Jackson of Zanesville is participating in this year's performance for his first time--and for Jackson this show has a very special meaning.

"I wanted to do it because my father's in Iraq," says Jackson. Jackson's father, Mike, has been serving as a soldier in the Army National Guard since last January and is expected to...
November 30, 2004 - 4:22pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Local authorities are currently investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Monday around 7:45.

According to Detective Sergeant Ric Roush with the Zanesville Police Department, the robbery occurred at the United Dairy Mart at 13-29 Maysville Avenue, when two suspects described as two blacks males came into the store. One was armed with a knife and threatened the female clerk on duty.

The clerk was not injured and the suspects fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of...
November 30, 2004 - 2:23pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Yesterday kicked off the deer gun season here in Muskingum County and hunters took advantage of the 30,000 acres of land we have to offer.

But this season also has a positive impact on our economy.

Kelly Ashby, Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce says its no surprise why hunters would choose to visit our area.

Ashby says, “We were the number one county last year for deer hunting because Muskingum County has a lot to offer the hunter and I think that...
November 30, 2004 - 2:15pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
We recently told you about the bank merger between Century National Bank and First Federal. Well now Century announces they are selling their First Federal branch in Roseville.

President and CEO of Century Tom Lyall says it all boils down to competition. Federal regulators suggest they sell an office to an outside third party since they are both in this county.

Lyall says, “We have signed an agreement with People’s National Bank of New Lexington to acquire the Roseville...
November 30, 2004 - 1:27pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Money was under the microscope last night at the first of two budget hearings held before Zanesville City Council.

The 2005 budget for numerous city departments was discussed and those discussions were nothing less than heated debates.

Zanesville officials say the city is not doing well financially. They are not yet in a state of emergency, however, if revenues don’t improve, the city departments could be in trouble. That’s including the fire and police departments,...
November 30, 2004 - 1:16pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Still waiting to read the Da Vinci Code or the latest Danielle Steele novel?

If you’re on a long list of readers who have to sit back and wait for the chance to read the newest additions at the Muskingum County’s local library….it may soon be getting a little easier.

The John McIntyre Library will be instituting a new automated system, called Info Tree, for its readers at the start of next week. Customer Service Manger Blair Tom explains.

“The library will be...
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