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June 30, 2005 - 2:53pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The County Commissioners received their six-month review of the county garage today and the update was promising.

According to county commissioner, Don Madden, previous changes that were made to the garage are working out well. “The information we were given shows that everything seems to be working very, very well. They are keeping up with the work orders that are coming in. Like most of the departments, their budget is very, very close, but they seem to be on target for budget and...
June 30, 2005 - 2:24pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Some recent changes to area water lines could mean more access to county water.

Today, officials from the Muskingum County Water Department met with the county commissioners, to give an update on recent developments and upcoming projects. This year, the water department plans to extend the water lines on Spry Road and Dillon State Park, around the Ballard Road Area. According to Randy Caw, plant supervisor of the Muskingum County Water Department, extending these lines could help...
June 30, 2005 - 1:27pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Some good news if you were affected by the winter storms that hit in December of last year.

Congressman Bob Ney announced that ten counties in his district are among 22 statewide that will share over 11-million dollars in emergency grant funding.

It’s from the U-S Department of Labor. The federal funding will provide roughly 474 temporary jobs to dislocated and unemployed workers in Muskingum, Morgan, Coshocton, Licking and some other regional counties.

June 30, 2005 - 1:19pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide in the South Zanesville Area.

Sheriff Bob Stephenson says 18-year-old Jordan Harrison of South Zanesville was stabbed to death in an incident this morning.

Stephenson says it happened at 25 South Linden Avenue.

One suspect is in custody.

The Sheriff identifies him only as a 17-year-old South Zanesville resident.

He’s being held in the Muskingum County Juvenile Detention...
June 30, 2005 - 11:58am
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Y-City Star competition is moving right along; with the semi-finals taking place next Friday. As we take a closer look at each contestant, we get to know 14-year-old Philo student, Sierra Moore.

Sierra sang “Part of Your World” for her audition, and says she wants to do just that… be a part of the world of singing. “It’s fun to perform,” she says, “you’re nervous at first, but it’s crazy the adrenaline and everything when you get up there… and you just do your thing.”
June 30, 2005 - 11:48am
6 years 35 weeks ago
New shops and businesses seem to be popping up all over downtown Zanesville lately, so if you’re looking to get out and about this weekend, we’ve got some ideas.

Downtown Association Manager Dana Matz says the development downtown is finally on track; the empty buildings are filling with thriving businesses and new growth is being welcomed with open arms.

He says there are two new shops opening their doors this weekend. The first is an antique shop.

“Two Peas...
June 30, 2005 - 8:58am
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an early morning homicide in the South Zanesville Area.

Sheriff Bob Stephenson says not many details are being released, but one person is in custody.

The Sheriff would only describe the suspect as a juvenile.

In fact, the Sheriff says the homicide involved all juveniles.

Stephenson says the fatal incident happened this morning near the South Zanesville village line.

More details are...
June 29, 2005 - 9:05pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The contestants are narrowed down and ready to shine, and now it’s up to the judges to decide who will be this years Y City Star.

Whiz caught up with one celebrity judge who knows just how it feels to put his all on the line.

Former lead singer of the Hughes Corporation, Karl Russell, carried the group to a gold record in 1974, the record labeled “Don’t Rock The Boat” is still one of the most requested retro dance classics in clubs today.

Russell says he knows...
June 29, 2005 - 9:02pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Voices are reigning in the halls of Secrest auditorium tonight as local residents put their talents to the test.

The Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Zanesville will hold their first ever Big-Little show this weekend and tonight performers of all ages took the stage as they practiced for the big event.

Various dance groups and other community members will also participate in the big show along with well known pianist David Tolley.

The purpose of the event is to...
June 29, 2005 - 3:59pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
There’s a major power outage on the north end of Zanesville.

American Electric Power says 1700 customers are without service after a transformer exploded at 4:30 this afternoon on McConnell Avenue.

A-E-P says its does not know how long it will take to restore power.

The Zanesville Police Department says that motorists using Maple Avenue need to be extra cautious since many of the traffic lights are not working due to the outage.
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