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October 18, 2005 - 3:46pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
Another group of volunteers has recently arrived home from our sister city of Slidell, Louisiana.

The group put together by Mayor Zwelling has begun the rebuilding process in Slidell, and according to Zanesville firefighter, Fred Buck, the morale in the city is high. “The moral is high among the people of Slidell, the moral of our people is high. I think anytime you help someone else, you’re bound to feel good.”

But Buck says, even though things are looking up, there is...
October 18, 2005 - 3:39pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
Area educators and health officials want the children of Muskingum County to be as healthy as possible, and in an effort to learn how, they brought in experts.

During a lecture series held at OU-Z, educators learned the correlation between good nutrition and academic success.

According to Muskingum County Health Commissioner, Corey Hamilton, childhood obesity is a major issue schools are dealing with in a new, ‘wellness policy’, and she is doing her part to make sure...
October 18, 2005 - 3:28pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
The situation in hurricane ravaged Louisiana is getting better, thanks in part to the efforts of some local volunteers.

This afternoon, the crew of volunteers from Community Ambulance arrived back from their second trip to the devastated area. According to paramedic, Damea Alexander, the situation is improving everyday. “Last time we were there we spent a lot of time going door to door, giving immunizations, helping with evacuations and checking on the general welfare. This time,...
October 18, 2005 - 11:35am
6 years 46 weeks ago
A local family needs some help from the community after a fire burned through most of their home.

It happened Monday morning on Old River Road. The family renting the home had put several logs on the fire and thought it was done burning, but an hour later, it sparked and created a new fire.

Fortunately all 7 family members got out safely, but Sue Wolff, a family relative, said almost all of their possessions were ruined.

“Some of the kids’ vides that were in...
October 17, 2005 - 9:48pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
A very moving candle light vigil took place this evening, marking the importance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Over 100 people gathered in from of the Muskingum County Courthouse to show support and make people aware that violence is part of everyone’s life in one form or another. “Its not so much to celebrate violence itself, but to make people aware of all the difference violence going on in the community,” said Project Consultant Genesis Women’s Services Andrea...
October 17, 2005 - 6:18pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
Sentencing of Michael Delozier, who plead guilty in September to charges of aggravated vehicular homicide, and failure to control a motor vehicle, was handed down this afternoon at the Muskingum County Courthouse.

Delozier was behind the wheel on March 6, 2004 when his vehicle went off the side of the road and rolled over, causing the death of the passenger, 22-year-old Adam Hill of Philo.

Before sentencing, Hill's family pleaded for permanent suspension of Delozier's...
October 17, 2005 - 4:05pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
The images of flood stricken New Orleans are now embedded in our minds, and local officials want to make sure devastation of that magnitude doesn’t hit us here in Southeastern Ohio.

Flood plain coordinator, Ray Mennega, met with the county commissioners this afternoon to discuss plans to keep residents safe. According to Mennega, Southeastern Ohio flooding is a not so distant memory. “Last year, in the later part of 2004, we had two major floods in this area and, as a result, we...
October 17, 2005 - 3:22pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
The Cherry Valley Lodge in Newark has been sold.

Business First is reporting that the resort and conference center was sold for 15.5 million dollars to a Denver based investor and manager of hotels.

An affiliate of Sage Hospitality Resources bought the 200 room facility on October 7th, according to Business First.

No word yet on what the new owners plan for the resort.
October 17, 2005 - 2:59pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
An early morning fire has left a family of six from Muskingum County homeless.

It happened early this morning on Old River Road.

The Harrison Township fire department says it got the call around 6:45 Monday morning of a house fire at 3465 Old River Road, Lot 11.

The home is rented by Craig Fracker and his family, which includes four children.

Fracker says he placed six logs in the fire earlier in the day and thought only ashes remained until it...
October 17, 2005 - 12:29pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
With colder weather approaching, many area residents are digging out their warm winter coats; but what about those who don’t have a coat for the upcoming year?

The Salvation Army wants to make sure that everyone in Muskingum County has a warm coat this year, especially children. In an effort to do so, they are asking for the help of area residents. According to Salvation Army Captain, Ralph Campbell, the time to help is now. “We don’t want anyone to go cold, especially children....
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