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October 8, 2004 - 1:42pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
In an effort to build up the artist colony here in Zanesville, artists and officials gathered at the Muskingum County Welcome Center to bring together the artists currently working downtown.

Manager of the Zanesville Downtown Association, Dana Matz, says they are trying to formalize their board, as well as make a monthly event for the public. “The artists will be available in their studios during the day, so people will be able to come day or evening and see the artists working in...
October 8, 2004 - 1:35pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
High schoolers from all over the area gathered at the Zane State/Ohio University Zanesville Campus Center today for “College Day.”

It gave high school juniors and seniors the chance to browse over 60 possible schools. John Charlton, Director of Public Information at Zane State College, says the fair was a success. “Anytime you get 18 different high schools in, we’re talking about over 2,000 students here today, checking out their options for college.”

October 7, 2004 - 11:37pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Culminating the success of the first ever Y-City Bike Tour, those in support of the United Way Agencies of Muskingum, Morgan and Perry counties came out this evening for the official wrap-up event.

The "Heart Works" art exhibit was held at the Zanesville Art Center tonight to recognize volunteers and sponsors who made the Y-City Tour a success.

Awards were also presented tonight to those who participated in the Y-City Bike Tour.
October 7, 2004 - 3:48pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The County Commissioners received bids today for the relocation of the Jersey Ridge Pump Station. The current pumps are in desperate need of repair after being there for a number of years.

County Commissioner, Dan Madden, says they are beginning to have problems with the pumps on Jersey Ridge road and this would be a replacement project. “It will basically benefit that entire area that is served by that line. If those pumps were to fail, we would not be able to have a water...
October 7, 2004 - 3:47pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
A sewer grant worth a quarter of a million dollars is in the works for the Bartlett Run sewer project.

The bid was open in November and the funds will be provided by an Appalachian Regional Commission. County Commissioner Don Madden says the grant is greatly needed. “The estimate for that has been over 6 million dollars to complete the project and certainly any grant dollars that we can bring to the project is very helpful.”

Madden adds that a project like...
October 7, 2004 - 3:03pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
More people than ever before are registering to vote. For elections workers like Martha Thomas, that means long hours and more employees. “Never in history have the Board of Elections received so many new registers. It’s just phenomenal the numbers,” says Thomas.

In order to deal with the high volume of new voters, the Muskingum County Board of Elections has nearly doubled its staff from eight employees to fifteen. Just last Monday, over 900 people registered to vote in...
October 7, 2004 - 2:52pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
An electrical motor short at the Genesis Hospital in Zanesville called fire crews to the scene. According to a hospital spokeswoman, smoke started coming out of the roof this morning after a short in an electrical wire caused sparks to ignite.

“We immediately shut down the service elevator which isn’t used by the public and called the fire department. No patients or staff were in danger,” says Holly Voltz, Genesis Senior Communications Consultant.

Voltz says...
October 7, 2004 - 12:21am
6 years 12 weeks ago
Melodies could be heard throughout Zanesville High School Wednesday night as the Sweet Adelines spent the evening preparing for their upcoming October concerts.

The Annual "Let's Sing It With A Song" show will feature three segments for the community to enjoy. A kids segments, a favorites segment and a western theme segment.

October 9th the ladies will be performing at ZHS at 7p.m. and on October 16th they will be performing at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center at 7p.m...
October 7, 2004 - 12:16am
6 years 12 weeks ago
The Dresden community spent Wednesday evening drumming up support for the basket-making giant that put the small village on the map.

Residents came in droves to a "Longaberger basket party" aimed at showing appreciation for the workers of Longaberger and bringing a positive outlook to those who feel their jobs could be the next to go.

With layoffs occurring over the past few months, Longaberger is trying to focus on bringing everyone together to celebrate their successes....
October 7, 2004 - 12:10am
6 years 12 weeks ago
The two men accused in the recent murder of an area businessman appeared before Judge Mark Fleegle in court today.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 21-year-old Shaun A. Norris of Zanesville is charged with aggravated murder with a firearm specification while committing aggravated robbery specification. He is also charged with aggravated robbery with a firearm specification, a felony of the first degree.

28-year-old James E. Walls, also of...
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