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May 20, 2005 - 12:37pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
It might not have been the ideal day to plant a garden, but that didn’t stop members of a local children’s organization from their beautification project.

Help Me Grow of Muskingham County teamed up with Z-Bus and Mission Oaks Garden Center on today’s community service project. According to Arlene Titko, a Help Me Grow supervisor, the Z-Bus station was the perfect spot for the project. “Our family members use the bus and it would be a place where they could see the fruits of their...
May 20, 2005 - 10:16am
6 years 35 weeks ago
A local escapee is back in custody this afternoon, after reports of the prisoner escaped from the custody of the Muskingum County Veterans Office, during a transport to the Chillicothe V.A. Medical Center.

According to Muskingum County Sheriff Bob Stephenson, 42-year-old Brian Smith of Zanesville was caught last night at the Baker’s Motel on East Pike.

Smith escaped en route to Chillicothe. He was in jail on a bench warrant for failure to appear for re-sentencing....
May 20, 2005 - 10:01am
6 years 35 weeks ago
As July 9th approaches, the worry free wedding couple is busier than ever. We caught up with them today as they chose the symbol of their commitment… the wedding rings.

Robert Locke and Melissa Mock have been together for five years. He is a police officer in New Lexington and she is a dispatcher in Fairfield County.

Melissa says she only had one idea in mind when searching for the perfect ring. “Basically, just something to complement my style. I’m not a real flashy...
May 19, 2005 - 5:19pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Students, teachers, and family members at one local school showed their support today to promote physical activity in Ohio.

Two hundred fifty-four students at Nashport elementary walked a one mile course set up along the perimeter of the school in efforts to support health and wellness.

"Our goal today is for each of our students to walk one mile and contribute to the states goal for the entire day for one million miles" says Connie Fellers, intervention instructor.
May 19, 2005 - 4:02pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Local officials have put the search in the water for one missing man to rest. The Muskingum county sheriff’s department along with other local agencies says they have exhausted their resources in hopes to find forty-three year old John Mumaw.

Mumaw was reported missing on Monday after his boat was found with the ignition on.

Officials continue to use cadaver dogs and high tech equipment to assist them in their search as best possible.

Officials say they still...
May 19, 2005 - 2:11pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
One lucky golfer had the chance to ride home in a new Buick today while helping a good cause.

Today marked the 5th Annual Golf Outing held by the Rotary. It was the second year the benefit has been hosted at Eagle Sticks Golf Course.

According to Randy Bankes, the Chairman of today’s event, this outing is very well received by the community. “Probably more than most outings simply because of the great response from the sponsors. This year we have about sixty sponsors...
May 19, 2005 - 2:01pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Today is National Health and Fitness Day, and that means get moving!

To celebrate the statewide effort to get more Ohioans to exercise, The Ohio University of Zanesville held a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate their new trail.

Jennifer Heistand, of the Muskingham County Health Department, was on hand today at OU Zanesville to answer some questions about the special day. “There are many places you can go to take a walk, but the one we’re highlighting is Collegial...
May 19, 2005 - 10:37am
6 years 35 weeks ago
Disaster relief is an important fund set up to help those affected by devastating circumstances, and a local singing group is doing their part to help those in need.

A group known as the “Solid Gold Singers” is selling a CD with part of the proceeds going to the local chapter of the American Red Cross.

Group member Andy Leveck says once the group gained a loyal following, listeners were requesting a CD, so they decided to donate the profits to a good cause.

May 19, 2005 - 10:29am
6 years 35 weeks ago
The local animal shelter is undergoing some serious changes and employees say it’s all because of the new Executive Director.

Larry Hostetler became the official director in March of this year after long-time Director Gary Graham left. Since he has been in charge, employees say the shelter is moving in the right direction.

Employee Chris Holmes says one of the changes Hostetler is making will make his job a bit more bearable, while helping the animals.

“He made...
May 18, 2005 - 8:36pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The rejection of the school levy deficit has led school board officials to face some difficult decisions regarding future school budgets.

Wednesday night Superintendent of schools, Mike Pockl presented a number of ideas to reform upcoming school budgets.

One of the ideas brought fourth was the merging of schools.

A new middle school is in the process of being built which frees up the old school.

The board also looked at the idea of students paying to...
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