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January 26, 2006 - 7:23pm
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Huntington Bancshares Incorporated and Unizan Financial Corporation today announced that the Federal Reserve Board has approved their merger application.

But, the merger will cost jobs in Zanesville. Vice President of Communications Jeri Grier-Ball says the Unizan Technology Center will close and take 85 jobs with it.

Grier-Ball says there are positions open for Zanesville employees at Huntington branches in Columbus.

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January 26, 2006 - 5:59pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is stepping up safety measures by starting from the source… more training for miners.


The Director of the ODNR, Sam Speck, spoke today about stepping up training rather than inspections. With limited manpower for inspecting surface mines, an alternative is necessary.


Speck also talked about the challenges of energy and its increasing costs. He said burning coal cleanly is something they are working on.

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January 26, 2006 - 5:51pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
It’s day one of the West Pike Sewer project. After weeks of planning, representatives of the Floyd Brown Group met with the Muskingum County Commissioners for the official kick-off meeting.


Floyd Brown presented the Commissioners with a timeline and the final design of the sewer project.


“We want to give our initial thoughts on the methodology and see if we want to make corrections or adjustments,” said Jay Shoup of the Floyd Brown Group.


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January 26, 2006 - 2:00pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
When the weather is cold like today a lot of people start to worry about the cost to keep their home warm.

Stories of high home heating bills have been in the news a lot, but 2006 is looking up for the price of natural gas.

Donald Mason is from the Public Utilities Commissioner of Ohio. He says natural gas and energy prices have slowly lowered over the past year.

Mason says he thinks the average price in 2006 will be lower than 2005 but not 2004.

He...
January 26, 2006 - 1:59pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Underground mine safety is not the only thing miners have to worry about, their health is a major concern.

The number one issue involves breathing.

Yvonne Apair, respiratory outpatient consultant for Genesis Heath says a lot of miners get black lung because of all of the dust they inhale.

With all of these health issues, workers are trying to find better ways to circulate air and keep the miners from breathing in so much dust.

Yvonne also says that...
January 26, 2006 - 1:25pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
It’s been a very bad year for the coal mining industry.

Two fatal accidents with multiple deaths is raising some serious safety issues for the industry.

That was one of the topics today at a mining safety seminar at the Zanesville Holiday Inn.

Miners from across the state took part to find out what’s being done to make the industry safer.

Drake Prouty, safety director for Shelly Company, says Federal regulations will be new guidelines and standards...
January 26, 2006 - 1:17pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
It will save Muskingum County time and money… and spare a lot of paper cuts.


Today the Muskingum County Auditor met with the Muskingum County Commissioners to discuss the purchase of a machine that folds letters and inserts them into envelopes. It sounds simple, but the Auditor says it would be a smart investment.


“There are multiple times per year that just my offices alone have huge mailings that take a lot of man hours and a lot of intensive labor to fold...
January 25, 2006 - 6:38pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Radio planes from around the Midwest will make a landing at the old Maysville High School this Saturday, for the Zanesville area Radio Control Society’s annual swap meet.


Hundreds of radio plane owners will show off their planes and copters, while they share equipment with other radio plane junkies.


“There are venders that rent tables and they sell their items, and it’s basically a flee market; but it’s just for radio control,” says Forrest Carver, the...
January 25, 2006 - 6:28pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Zanesville City School Board has called a special meeting to finalize their levy for the May ballot.

President Tom Vandegriff says it will be held this Friday at 12 noon at the Administrative Center in Zanesville.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider the possibility of placing a five-year emergency property tax levy on the May 2nd ballot.

If the resolution is approved it will be sent to the County Auditor who will calculate the estimated millage...
January 25, 2006 - 6:04pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A 20-year-old Zanesville Girl has pleaded guilty to stealing over $11,000 in Ohio Lottery tickets.

Zanesville Police Detective Sergeant Ric Roush says Heidi Burkhart worked at Zanesville News at 534 Main Street.

The detective says Burkhart took lottery tickets between September and October of last year.

Muskingum County Common Pleas Judge Kelly Cottrill today accepted Burkhart’s guilty plea and ordered a pre-sentence investigation. Roush says the Ohio Lottery...
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