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December 28, 2005 - 6:10pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
The face of Zanesville and Muskingum County is changing pretty fast these days…from the new north end retail development to the State Route 146-60 connector road project.

Now we have another change to tell you about. Remember the Maple Tree Plaza on Maple Avenue where the old Big Bear grocery store used to be.

Well, now the name has changed. It’s now the Clay City Center. Crews from Kessler Sign Company were out today putting up the new signage.

December 28, 2005 - 5:23pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
New Year’s Eve is Saturday and ringing in the new year the proper way is important.

So you have to make sure you pick the right beverage to serve at your party, and champagne shows the evening is special.

“Wine is a drink that is meant o go with food, and beer is an every day drink, but champagne is up on that upper pedestal,” said Adam Crist of the Winerak.

A bottle of champagne ranges from a few dollars, to a few hundred, but a cheaper bottle doesn’t always...
December 28, 2005 - 5:16pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
The New Year starts Sunday and many people are starting to pick a New Year’s resolution. One of the most popular is to exercise more.

But, most people don’t continue after their first few weeks of exercise.

Local physiologists offer this advice to make sure you continue your resolution.

They suggest setting realistic goals, such as starting small and working your way up.

Tara Poorman, an exercise physiologist says that exercise should be made a...
December 28, 2005 - 5:15pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
One local college is seeing the benefits of a big increase in enrollment over the past few years.

Zane State has seen fall enrollment increase 9% in 2004 and 3% in 2005.

They credit a change in their name for just part of the increase. “It kind of changes our image with the name change. Also, offering a lot of quality programs and word is getting out that we can offer a quality education,” said John Charlton of Zane State College.

Charlton says the college...
December 28, 2005 - 3:25pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
The Ohio Supreme Court today rejected a challenge to the 2004 election of former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder as Perry County auditor.

The unsigned five-nothing opinion upholds a February decision by Perry County Common Pleas Judge John Martin.

He had dismissed a lawsuit challenging the results by defeated incumbent Bill Crane, a democrat.

Martin ruled that 264 questionable votes were not enough to overturn the republican’s 277 vote victory.
December 28, 2005 - 12:41pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Library System usually offers free Internet, DVD rentals and magazines, but budget cuts across the state have left them struggling for funding in 2006.

Almost all of the library’s funding comes from the state, but one representative says if the community doesn’t step forward to help, they will notice the difference.

“Some of the computers, some of the services, some of the titles they’re looking for won’t be available,” said Blair Tom of the Muskingum...
December 28, 2005 - 12:48am
7 years 2 weeks ago
It was a special night at the Zanesville City Council meeting Tuesday, as officials from Slidell, Louisiana made their first visit to the Y-City to bring warm wishes and sincere thanks to the residents who live here.

Slidell's Mayor, Ben Morris and Chief of Police, Freddy Drennan are spending an entire week in Zanesville, the city they say has given them so much hope for the future.

Mayor Howard Zwelling presented them with a key to the city and a Y-City...
December 27, 2005 - 5:09pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
In an effort to promote a safe holiday weekend, Yellow Taxi and Brown Distributing have teamed up to offer free cab rides on New Year’s Eve.

“From 6pm to 6am it’s free from the bars to home, so people aren’t out drinking and driving and getting into accident,” said Tammy Scott of Yellow Cab.

There are some limitations however. The free ride is only good from the bar to your home, and is only open to anyone in Zanesville. However, there will be a $5 discount to anyone...
December 27, 2005 - 5:01pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
The holidays are almost over, and the bills for all those gifts will be coming soon, but are you ready to take on these payments?

Local financial advisors recommend paying as much of your balance as possible if you cannot make the entire payment, and pay it on time, to save you money down the road.

“There are overlying fees, and late charges. When you get caught up in all that, that’s when misery really kicks in,” said Ann Gildow of Century National Bank.

December 27, 2005 - 5:01pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
One way to keep up on your credit history is by taking advantage of a new service that became available to Ohioans in March.

Under federal guidelines, residents are now entitled to one free credit report a year from each of the three major credit repositories.

“As a consumer, I can go in and look and see how I’m being rated by these credit companies, and it gives me an opportunity online to dispute those items in the event there is an issue,” said Bruce Kolopajlo of...
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