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December 17, 2005 - 1:45pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Thanks to the efforts of some local citizens on probation, our community is looking cleaner today.

Several probationers bundled up to hit the streets of Muskingum County in search of litter.

Chief Probation Officer of the Common Pleas Court Doug Pollock says the cleanup is one of the ways probationers can fulfill their sentences. He ways one day’s efforts brings in a lot of garbage.

“We’re going to get 3 to 4 tons today,” Pollock said.

They’ve been...
December 16, 2005 - 5:52pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
For the second time in a month, those on probation were given the opportunity to donate canned goods for community service.

The program, which is in its seventh year, allows people to complete one hour of community service for each canned item they donate, good up to 10 hours.

“A lot of them treat it as bringing in more than ten cans. Many of them over the years have received the benefits of this food and want to give it back,” said Judge Mark Fleegle who oversees the...
December 16, 2005 - 5:46pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Pick-n-Save in South Zanesville is holding a food drive benefiting Christ’s Table.

There are two ways you can donate in the annual drive. You can buy a pre-packaged bag of items, or you can drop off non-perishable food items.

“A customer donates $5 and picks up a bag, and takes it up front. They don’t have to gather any of the items themselves, and everything in the bag is what they need,” said Rich Daugherty of Pick-n-Save.

The food drive continues tonight...
December 16, 2005 - 5:45pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
For the second consecutive year, members of the community have compiled a CD to help the United Way.

The CD consists of 14 tracks compiled by local artists with all proceeds benefiting the United Way of Morgan, Perry and Muskingum counties.

The CD is a collection of songs performed at Home for the Holidays, but not be the artists who performed them at the show earlier this month. “You will find some of the Y-City Star and Home for the Holiday people that are actually...
December 16, 2005 - 5:37pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Students and faculty at Morgan High School remembered a former student who died in Iraq earlier this week.

28-year-old Staff Sergeant Curtis Mitchell of McConnelsville died Monday when a bomb struck his tank in Baghdad.

Teachers at Morgan said Curtis was well liked and always had a smile on his face. “He was very easy going, laid back, and didn’t get upset over much of anything,” said Morgan High School Principal Anita Eldridge.

Curtis was just 36 hours away...
December 16, 2005 - 5:37pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Those looking for a free warm meal on Christmas day will have to look no further than Downtown Zanesville.

Grace United Methodist Church will be serving a warm meal after their 10:30am mass Sunday. “We thought since Christ’s Table will not be serving a meal since they are closed on Sundays that this would be an opportunity for us to do something,” commented Grace United Methodist Pastor James Sands.

The meal will be served at 11:30am in the Fellowship Hall, and is open...
December 16, 2005 - 5:53am
7 years 7 weeks ago
The father of a Morgan County soldier who was killed this week in Iraq says his son was just 36 hours from coming home.

Staff sergeant Curtis Mitchell died Monday when a bomb struck his tank in Baghdad.

The 28-year-old from McConnelsville had been in Iraq since January on his second tour. Mitchell’s brother was on the same patrol and was supposed to come home in January.

Now he’s on his way back for the funeral. Another Mitchell brother recently graduated...
December 15, 2005 - 5:49pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A successful campaign for the United Way in 2005, as it surpasses its million-dollar goal.

Volunteers from the United Way of Muskingum, Morgan and Perry counties gathered to celebrate this years campaign this afternoon.

Campaign organizers attribute the hard work of the organizations volunteers and the generosity to the community to the campaigns success.

“It’s incredible when you consider the heart of these folks that are so concerned about our community that...
December 15, 2005 - 5:41pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The County Commissioners received a check for over $11,000 for timber management activities at Blue Rock State Forest.

The check represents 75% of the proceeds from two different sales completed last year.

The timber in this sale is from seeds planted in the 1930’s and 1940’s. “We will be having two more sales that are proposed. One is a pine sales and one is a harvest sale,” said Blue Rock State Park Forest Manager Dave Hildebrand.

The funds from the sale...
December 15, 2005 - 5:40pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
After receiving several complaints about the lack of heat in the local jail, the City of Zanesville assessed the problem this morning and found no major problems with the heating system.

Almost every room had a temperature between 65 and 78 degrees. “The only room that was below 65 degrees was the mechanical room, which is an unoccupied space where the mechanical equipment is situated,” said Zanesville Public Service Director Mike Sims.

There are 17 zones in the jail,...
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