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September 19, 2005 - 4:51pm
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The Carr Center has welcomed back a familiar face; at least temporarily,

Sharon Wise is back at the Carr Center filling in as the interim executive director. Although this is not a permanent position, board members like Scott Boyer are thrilled with her return. “Everybody was thrilled that she was willing to come back and give us some of her time. She was one of the starters of the Carr Center, so everybody’s excited to have her back in the building and back for this time period...
September 19, 2005 - 4:43pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
County Commissioners met with an official from the Muskingum County Home today for an update on what’s going on at the facility.

Superintendent, Rebecca Cooper, discussed numerous aspects of the orientation, including the condition of the home, the staffing levels and the yearly budget.

According to Cooper it is sometimes difficult to meet the needs of the residents on her current budget and she hopes she will see an increase in the upcoming year. “Our revenue this year...
September 19, 2005 - 4:32pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
A local company is heading South to help in the clean up efforts left by hurricane Katrina.

Zandex Healthcare is sending ten workers to help in the relief efforts, as the need for trained doctors and nurses is growing.

According to administrator, Mark Richards, many people are helping out in the form of monetary donations, but he wanted to go one step further. “You know, you can give money, and sometimes that suffices, but sometimes you feel like you want to give more,...
September 18, 2005 - 9:40pm
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The Red and White ribbons at Zanesville’s new Roosevelt Middle School were cut Sunday, at the school’s official dedication ceremony.

Principal of Roosevelt Middle School, Charlene Lewis is excited about the school’s facilities and what the $10.5 building has to offer.

“This new building is state-of-the art. It is a wonderful facility,” says Lewis. “All classrooms are air conditioned. We have a huge gymnasium, cafetorium with a stage; all classrooms are equipped with...
September 18, 2005 - 4:55pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
The cutting of a blue and white ribbon marked the official opening of Grover Cleveland Middle School in Zanesville.

The middle school is one of three new schools in the district opening their doors to students this year. Principal Les Richards says the new school is a major improvement from its predecessor. “In our old school, the electric was so bad that when teachers in one room would turn on their computers, it would blow circuits in other parts of the building.”

September 18, 2005 - 4:55pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
The 2nd Annual Pet Fair sponsored by P.A.W.S. too place today at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.

Dogs of all sizes and breeds were on hand and took part in the “Best Dressed,” “Most Talented,” and “Kids and their Pets” contests sponsored by We Love Pets.

Program Coordinator Lisa Werkhaven says this is a great way for pet owners to show off their pets. “It’s a great way to bring pet owners together once a year and share in the camaraderie that comes with pet ownership...
September 18, 2005 - 4:54pm
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Local musicians are coming together to put on a concert to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Performers include The Solid Gold Singers, The Y-City Stars, and Emily Imes will be performing the song she wrote for the hurricane victims.

Andy LeVeck from LeVeck Entertainment and Production says it’s been a challenge to put on the benefit on such short notice. “It’s quite a challenge. You have to try to assemble your talent in the matter of a few days and a few phone...
September 17, 2005 - 5:40pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
He may be a child, but Zachary Alfman’s desire to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina, motivated his mother to put together her own hurricane relief drive in Dresden.

“I’ve been seeing all the hurricanes happening on TV and since I can’t go down personally and do anything, I decided to do this,” says Zachary.

But the Alfmans are not alone in their efforts. A Girl Scout troop from Frazeysburg, a group from Tri-Valley High School and members of Dresdens American Legion...
September 17, 2005 - 12:55pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
Applebee's in Zanesville hosted a pancake breakfast this morning to benefit the United way.

Volunteers from both The United Way and its' Family of Agencies helped serve food, bus tables and raise money for The United Way's annual campaign.

Mollie Crooks of Big Brothers and Big Sisters helped out this morning. Big Brothers and Big Sisters is just one of the agencies that receives help from The United Way. "The United Way dollars we get help us to do the services that are...
September 17, 2005 - 12:49pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
Planting trees and bushes were just some of the things the Rotary Club did today. Members of both the Noon and Daybreak Rotaries took time out of their day to help Habitat for Humanity at their homes on White Oak Rd.

President of the Noon Rotary Sandi Plymire says the work is a change from her normal job. “I think I’m going to have a sore back. I usually work at a desk, but it’s fun. It’s good to do this kind of work, it gives you a sense of accomplishment.”

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