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January 12, 2006 - 6:06pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
In a tense meeting at the County Commissioners office today, a crowd of people came to discuss the annexation of 40 acres of land from Springfield Township to the Village of South Zanesville.

The property owners filed a petition in October of last year.

A lawyer representing the property owners says becoming a part of South Zanesville will allow the residents access to snow removal, police and fire protection. That’s among other services agreed to between the...
January 12, 2006 - 5:44pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
When sex offenders are on the prowl, a parent’s involvement can make all the difference.

Detective Roger Kelly from the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office says getting parents involved is the best way for a child or teen to protect themselves.

“I think that great when parents get involved right away,” Kelly said.

And he offers advice for kids if they get any business cards or other approaches from strangers.

“They need to show...
January 12, 2006 - 1:27pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Mother nature cannot decide what time of year it is. Wildly fluctuating weather patterns have confused, and could kill plants and animals across the country.

Agriculture agents say the record-breaking heat wave fooled numerous species into believing winter had already passed.

Agriculture expert Mark Mechling says we don’t need to worry…yet. “To date we have not had enough warm weather to get them out of that state of inactivity. However if conditions...
January 12, 2006 - 1:17pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum Family YMCA is holding its 17th Annual Women of Achievement recognition. The event honors women in the Muskingum County area who achieve different things through different means such as being a role model, or giving back to the community.

Craig Miracle, the executive director of the "Y" says these women are an important asset to the community and should be recognized for their accomplishments.

“On the same hand we have women out there that are doing...
January 11, 2006 - 11:37pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A former Zanesville church pastor was indicted Wednesday for stealing and forging checks from two area churches.

According to Detective Sgt. Ric Roush with the Zanesville Police Department, 31-year-old Philip Watters of Zanesville is charged with two counts of felony theft and eight counts of forgery.

The charges stem from alleged incidents that occurred from December 8th to January 5th 2005 when Watters allegedly forged and cashed checks totaling...
January 11, 2006 - 10:21pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Congressman Bob Ney was in Zanesville tonight to speak to the Muskingum County Republican Party regarding several issues.

First and Foremost, Ney defended himself against allegations that he knowingly took part in the Abramoff lobbyist scandal.

“I’ve done nothing wrong, and so we’ve got to separate the accusations by some people who I think have really done some wrongs to people, and that was the lobbyists involved in this; and they’re not accusing a lot of...
January 11, 2006 - 7:26pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A local homeowner is lucky to be alive tonight, after a car smashed through the front of her house.

An unnamed driver was traveling on Old Falls Road when firefighters say she leaned over to pick up fallen milkshakes. That’s when she lost control of her vehicle and ended up inside Martha Stemm’s living room.

“This is a case of obviously not paying attention to the roadway,” says Fire Chief of Old Falls Fire Department, J.D. Johnson. “Luckily she wasn’t...
January 11, 2006 - 4:58pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Ohio State School Board has just voted against reopening the debate on teaching intelligent design in schools. One of the board members had brought the issues to the board because she believed the lesson on evolution was flawed.

Here in Zanesville, city school officials say they choose to follow the curriculum put together by the state, but there is room for discretion.

“They talk about different theories that there are in evolution so one of the things...
January 11, 2006 - 4:52pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A.J. Hawk, Anthony Schlegel and several other Ohio State players arrived at the Colony Square Mall around 6:00 pm today for an autograph signing.

But some fans started lining up as early as 10:00 am. They had their lawn chairs set and their Ohio State gear in hand ready to be signed. But the very first man in line was there to support more than just the Buckeyes.

“On February 24th we have a euchre contest and silent auction at the Holiday Inn in Zanesville....
January 11, 2006 - 2:09pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Improvements in the water systems around Muskingum County are something county commissioners want to focus on this year. We reported to you first on Tuesday about Muskingum County receiving just under 550 thousand dollar grant from the state. County commissioner Don Madden says getting the Adamsville grant improves Muskingum County as a community. “It’s been something that we have been very diligent with working on extending infrastructure. It improves the quality of like for individuals...
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