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April 19, 2005 - 11:34am
6 years 34 weeks ago
A long-time professor at Muskingum College is saying its time to move on, as he retires after working at the university for 15 years and over 26 years for the CIA.

Ransom Clark teaches Political Science at Muskingum College and has held three of the five vice presidential administrative roles also.

He says when he was younger and adults asked him what he wanted to be, he said he wanted to work for the government, be a college professor and a lawyer. And when Clark sets...
April 19, 2005 - 11:25am
6 years 34 weeks ago
For the third year in a row, students from all over Southeast Ohio got the chance to see Science and Aviation in a whole new light… as the NASA Mobile Aeronautics Education Lab (MAEL) came rolling into Muskingum County.

The John and Annie Glenn Historic site is home to the semi-trailer turned NASA lab. This year alone, over 700 students will visit the MAEL.

Craig Frohman is a public relations specialist with NASA. He says the program is moving coast to coast to schools,...
April 18, 2005 - 5:46pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
The Economic development news is good tonight out of Morgan County. Over two hundred fifty jobs will be saved.

Shortly after the announcement was made that the previous owners of Gould electronics would be relocating to Arizona, the Morgan County improvement corporation began planning how they would be able to save the plant from closing it's doors.

"Historically Morgan County has been one of the higher unemployment counties in central Ohio this allows us to continue to...
April 18, 2005 - 3:07pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
A longtime project is now one step closer to completion as the Muskingum County Commissioners opened bids for a sidewalk improvement project in Dresden.

The bids opened today for the Chestnut street sidewalk project. Commissioner Dorothy Montgomery says the funds for this project come from the community development block grant program.

Overall there were 3 bids given today.

“They were all very close in proximity to the estimate that was given. We’ll have to...
April 18, 2005 - 2:52pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s office continues their investigation tonight after an early morning robbery at the Unizan bank branch on Maysville Pike.

Sheriff Bob Stephenson says it happened just after 7 this morning only a few minutes after the bank opened.

“Subject came into the bank passed a note to the teller at which time the teller gave the person an undetermined amount of money. There was no weapon used and no one was hurt,” says Stephenson.

Sheriff...
April 18, 2005 - 11:44am
6 years 34 weeks ago
All the waiting has finally paid off, as the final couple for the “I Do: A Worry Free Wedding” has now been chosen… and the couple is preparing for their $20,000 nuptials.

After a long application process and 12 finalist couples, it all came down to one. 25-year-old Melissa Mock and 25-year-old Robert Locke are the winners of the July 9th wedding.

They were chosen from over 500 initial applicants and then interviewed by a panel of four judges.

Melissa and...
April 18, 2005 - 11:34am
6 years 34 weeks ago
A big construction project is in the works for the Ohio Department of Transportation as they are re-building two area rest stops along I-70.

Long overdue for some repairs… the old rest stops were considered a safety risk for travelers stopping in. ODOT facilities manager Gary Pennington says that building the new $15 million rest stops was a necessity for District 5.

“It was mainly the entrance ramps into the parking lot areas. They discovered that there were multiple...
April 17, 2005 - 7:19pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Local residents of all faiths gathered together this evening to learn more about the process of electing a new pope.

A discussion session was held at St. Nicholas parish answering questions residents raised about the upcoming conclave on the College of Cardinals.

Father Leo Connolly led the discussion covering a variety of questions.

He believes it is important to inform both the young and the old about the process that lies ahead.

"Since for many...
April 17, 2005 - 4:06pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Crohn’s Disease may sound like a terrible disease, but one organization hope’s to distill some myths about this treatable illness.
More than fifty people gathered at Maysville All Star Lanes this afternoon for the second annual “Strike Out Crohn’s and Colitis Bowl-A-Thon to raise money to find a cure.
16-year-old Annie Vousden, whose been living with the disease for four years was part of the festivities. She had some inspiring words for those living with Crohn’s, “No matter what,...
April 17, 2005 - 3:50pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Move over sports cars and planes…it turns out that tractors are the “big boy’s” toy of choice… at least at one local club.
The members of the Old Steam and Gas Club love tractors, any shape and size, and for most of the members, the older the machine, the better.
The president of the club, Jan Schneider, claims to have the oldest tractor in the club, A John Deere B, almost 70 years old! Bust age doesn’t matter to most of the members. In fact, they’ll take them in any shape or...
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