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December 13, 2005 - 4:45pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Zanesville Downtown Association has announced the dates for the 10th annual Gus Macker Basketball Tournament.

This 3-on-3 tournament will take-to the streets of Zanesville June 3rd and 4th, 2006.

Dana Matz, manager of Zanesville’s Downtown Association says each year the tournament benefits the community by drawing thousands to the downtown area.

“It’s a great way for people to get together,” says Matz. “An estimated 15,000 people will be downtown for...
December 13, 2005 - 2:50pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Some financial help is on the way to fix the damaged Salt Fork State Park Dam.

State Senator Joy Padgett says the controlling board approved the release of just over 2.6 million dollars to fix the dam.

The funds will be used to repair an uncontrolled water seepage problem.

Investigations by engineers from the Dam Safety Program and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources concluded that immediate action must be taken to repair the dam to prevent a...
December 13, 2005 - 1:32pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
As the heating bills come in, many people are looking for ways to save money and cut corners.

But thanks to the Community Bank and WHIZ radio, two lucky people from the community will have a chance to “Chill the Bill.” Two names will be drawn to win $1240 and $1025 dollars to put toward their electricity bills.

One Community Bank representative says this is a great way for the Bank to contribute during a hard time for many.

“We thing it’s going to be a tough...
December 13, 2005 - 1:32pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The holidays started early for a group of Zanesville kids today.

The Noon Rotary Club brought loads of gifts and threw a pizza party for 54 students at Adornetto’s. Each student had a wish list that they were hoping Santa would bring for them today.

The Noon Rotary has been doing this for over 30 years and teachers say the kids have fun with it every year.

“A lot of our children come from disadvantaged homes and especially in the Appalachia area they don’t...
December 12, 2005 - 11:39pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
One of two teens held responsible for holding up a gas station on the Maysville Pike early last month was sentenced in court Monday.

According to documents from the Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office, 19-year-old Zachary Holdcroft of Zanesville was handed a sentence of seven years in prison, credit for time served. He was charged with aggravated robbery with a gun specification, and theft.

Holdcroft and another teen, 18-year-old Adam James, also of Zanesville were both...
December 12, 2005 - 9:15pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Downtown Zanesville will receive a makeover in the near future, after the Zanesville City Council authorized the Façade Improvement Program tonight.

The program will set aside $25,000 to Downtown property owners; and Community Development Director, Meg Deedrick says it’s just the first step to renovating Downtown.

“Financially, it can visibly improve the downtown and emotionally provide momentum for bigger changes in revitalization,” Deedrick says.

December 12, 2005 - 5:54pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Trees in Morgan County received a unique trimming today. A helicopter dangling a string of chain saws flew around chopping branches off trees.

American Electric Power contracted the copter to help the tree trimming company, Asplundh, remove branches from around power lines.

“It’s a quicker way to trim the lines,” say Luke Able, a tree trimmer with Asplundh. “AEP hires these guys out of North Carolina to come in with a helicopter and trim the lines for us.”

December 12, 2005 - 2:38pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
If you still haven’t picked out your Christmas tree, you can still get it just in time for the holidays and support a good cause.

Cut trees are still for sale at Flowerama on Maple Avenue and a portion of the proceeds from tree sales will benefit the Kiwanis Club of Zanesville. The Club uses the money for programs throughout the community.

One Flowerama employee says while you’re contributing to a good cause, it can also be fun to choose the family tree. Just make sure...
December 12, 2005 - 2:37pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Santa brought early gifts to some students from Starlight Schools today.

And it was all because of the efforts of some Mid-East Career and Technology Centers students. The students raised $3,000 to adopt 33 students from Starlight. They bought each child Christmas gifts and threw them a party.

Program Organizer Sue Lake says this is a gratifying way for the students to give to the community. And she says the Starlight students aren’t the only ones who benefit from the...
December 12, 2005 - 2:29pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Lights and decorations can be fire hazards around a cut tree. Click "Watch the Video" to watch Jasmine Lo's report on lighting the tree safely.
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