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October 4, 2005 - 1:39pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
The School House and Muskingum Behavioral Health have joined forces to help our sister city of Slidell, Louisiana.

According to School House manager, Shannon Keck, they hope to help the educators of the storm-ravaged city get back on track. “We are actually in contact with Bayou Woods Elementary, which is in Slidell. We are going to take school supplies to them, and work with the teachers to get them materials.”

The School House has been in contact with the principal of...
October 4, 2005 - 12:29pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
There are new developments today concerning the old Nader Insurance Building on 616 Man Street.

Community Development Director Meg Deedrick announced they received a grant agreement from the state in the amount of 200,000 dollars for the renovation of the former Nader Building.

Deedrick says it is expensive to renovate the building.

“The projected budget is nearly 500,000 dollars and we’ve helped defray those expenses by bringing 200,000 to the table in the...
October 4, 2005 - 12:27pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
New details were announced today in the efforts to help rebuild our sister city in Slidell, Louisiana.

Zanesville Mayor Butch Zwelling announced more specifics on what our community is doing to help the hurricane ravaged area.

Zwelling says that this weekend two crews will be heading down to Slidell to help put a roof on the Chamber of Commerce and to clean out the city parks and cemeteries.

He says in a couple weeks several crews consisting of 60-70 people...
October 3, 2005 - 4:01pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
Muskingum County Commissioners will hold an open forum Thursday, the third in a four part series. It's designed to gather input from area residents about issues important to them.

The forum will take place from 7-8:30pm at the Dresden Munincipal Building.

County Commissioner Dorothy Montgomery says the forum is an opportunity for the commissioners to hear from people they usually wouldn't during the week. "It's permitted us to meet with people, who because of jobs, do...
October 3, 2005 - 3:53pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
If you think your prescription drugs cost too much money, there may finally be some help on the way. It's a new Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.

Anyone who is Medicare eligible, qualifies for this voluntary plan, designed to help seniors save money on their current prescriptions.

Rod Stickrath of Northside Pharmacy recommends all who qualify to check with their pharmacist to see how the program benefits them. "Your pharmacist knows the medication you take, and they know...
October 3, 2005 - 3:44pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
Hospitals across Ohio, and right here in Zanesville, are facing a financial setback from the state.

New legislation went into affect Saturday that will affect the rate Ohio hospitals receive money for workers' compensation.

A Columbus judge refused to delay cuts in payments to Ohio hospitals from the state insurance fund for injured workers. The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation says it will save $50 million a year by bringing rates closer to Medicare and Medicaid....
October 3, 2005 - 2:28pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
A former Tri-Valley girl’s soccer coach appeared in Zanesville Municipal Court today to answer to one charge of soliciting.

42-year-old Russel Annis Jr. of 3345 Dresden Road entered a plea of no contest in front of Judge Bill Joseph.

Joseph found Annis guilty of soliciting and sentenced him to 15 days in jail, which were suspended, and fined him 250-dollars and court costs.

Tri-Valley Superintendent Doug Spade told Whiz News that Annis submitted his...
October 3, 2005 - 11:25am
6 years 50 weeks ago
As the city of Zanesville is gathering volunteers to help our sister city of Slidell, Louisiana, organizers say they’ve decided on some of the projects they’ll be handling and what they need from the people of Zanesville.

After seeing the devastation that took over the small city of Slidell, Zanesville officials say they’re starting at one of the places that needs the most help, so they can then help others.

Butch Zwelling, Mayor of Zanesville, says “We are organizing...
October 3, 2005 - 11:22am
6 years 50 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office is reporting on an early morning fire in South Zanesville today.

Dispatchers say the call came in just before 3:30 of a two-story garage on fire at 2815 Maysville Pike.

The garage is owned by Roy McFadden, who told WHIZ news he estimates the structure suffered at least 25,000 dollars worth of damages.

No word yet on the cause of the blaze, authorities are still investigating.

Newton Township as well as South...
October 3, 2005 - 5:17am
6 years 50 weeks ago
A Perry County man hurt in a motorcycle accident this past weekend has died.

The Highway Patrol says 44-year-old Joe Stover of Junction City was riding south on State Route 664 in Fairfield County Sunday when he lost control of his cycle while going into a curve.

Troopers say Stover’s cycle-frame or kickstand hit the road and caused him to lose control and drive into a ditch.

Stover was med-flighted to Grant Medical Center in Columbus and died late Monday....
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