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August 6, 2004 - 4:23pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The Ohio department of Transportation wants the public's input at next weeks meting about the state route 93/22-connector project.

The connector road is supposed to help with heavy traffic congestion around Zanesville and vicinity and help with economic development.
The meeting will address how the connector will work and have an open forum for questions or concerns from the community.

All the community is encouraged to attend the meeting on Tuesday...
August 5, 2004 - 4:04pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
High diesel gas prices are up 20 to 50 cents per gallon around our area and hitting our local farmers hard.

Fertilizer and irrigation costs are up 40 percent. The pinch is felt in all the machinery and tractors that use the fuel.

An agriculture economist at OSU says the increases will cost an average farmer ten dollers per acre of corn and over a doller per acre of soybeans.
August 5, 2004 - 3:57pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Elena Mykhayleskaya isn't like most 13 year olds. She's a champion. She's ranked 1st in the country for table tennis for her age group.

This Athens Middle School student moved to the U.S. one year ago from the Ukraine and
has been playing ping-pong for 6 years.

Practice makes perfect; in the Ukraine Elena practiced 6 days a week for 2 hours or more.
Now she practices in Columbus or in Newark. Last monmth she beat out 722 players and won first place in her...
August 5, 2004 - 1:13pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
It may seem like school is still awhile away…but it’s not. And one of the most important ways to prepare is getting the kids the right immunization shots.

Public Health Nurse and Maysville School Nurse, Debby Newton says children get immunization booster shots as infant, but just as important is the first day of school for kindergarteners.

“Well kindergarteners are going to nee to have five DPAT and four Polio And two MMRs and three Hepatitis B shots in order to come to...
August 5, 2004 - 1:06pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Conserving and saving our environment was the topic of discussion at the County Commissioners this morning.

The Commissioners met with members of the Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District to talk about getting grant money.

The grant money in question will be coming from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and would total $692,000 and be used to improve the Salt Creek Watershed Area.

“We try to identify concerns. It could be erosion on a stream...
August 5, 2004 - 11:05am
6 years 12 weeks ago
Cincinnati Reds radio broadcaster Joe Nuxhall says the Reds are forcing him out of the broadcasting booth.

The former Reds pitcher has spent 60 years with the team.

Nuxhall’s representative, Reuven Katz, went to the Reds after the 2002 season with a plan to work out a two-year deal.

Nuxhall said the Reds made it clear then that they didn’t want him to do the 2004 season. Katz persuaded John Allen, the Reds’ chief operating officer, to agree to allow Nuxhall...
August 4, 2004 - 5:34pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Organizers for the St. Nicholas say they won’t let today’s storm keep them from having fun.

The powerful winds damaged several of the festival tents and tables. Ten tents needed to be replaced. Organizers had to drive to Columbus and pick them up to be ready for this evening’s kickoff.

Several parish members, students and community residents all pulled together to clean up the mess. The festival is still going on as planned. The festivities begin tonight at 6pm and the...
August 4, 2004 - 5:27pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
A big line of thunderstorms slams into our area. Now many local residents are cleaning up.

This afternoon’s storms quickly ripped through our area and caused havoc to trees and power lines.

Several local residents were shocked by the power of the storm, the strong winds tore through the Clay Pike area and split several trees in half … many of these huge trees fell close to houses and caused damage to roofing and landscaping, even swimming pools.
August 4, 2004 - 3:43pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
If you’re in need of some new clothes or furniture..this weekend the North Terrace Church of Christ is having the grand-daddy of all garage sales.

In their 3rd annual event, local residents can take advantage of some free goodies this Saturday.

Bill Meaige, minister of the church, says, “The concept behind it is if those who have been blessed could be a blessing to others.”

Usually around 1,500 people show up to the event, and this year they are pleased to...
August 4, 2004 - 1:05pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
There are some new changes in the mall, some good and some bad. The bad news is Petland by the Sears Department store is closing, but the good news is more stores are coming.

Marketing Director of the Colony Square Mall, Kevin Pinson, says he’s not at liberty to say what stores are coming to the mall, but he does say it’s a good variety.

“We’re trying to mix it up so that’s there’s something for everyone. Definitely fashion is our biggest cut, but we’re trying to look...
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