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September 25, 2004 - 11:40am
6 years 17 weeks ago
If you like homemade pumpkin rolls, apple butter or caramel covered apples, Yoder’s Market was the place to be. Today they held their first-ever Fall Festival, a way to say thanks to all their customers. Owner Bill Houston thought today’s festival was a good way to show some of his appreciation.

Customers could go to the petting zoo, get their face painted, or sample some of the delicious homemade goods. In addition to all the delicious treats, Houston says it was also a good time...
September 25, 2004 - 11:14am
6 years 17 weeks ago
If you were driving to Dresden today, you may have passed some bikers along the way. That’s because the United Way Agencies of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties hosted their first ever Y-City United Tour. The event kicked off this morning at Zane Landing Park in downtown Zanesville. Participants could ride trails of 32, 10 or 2 miles.

Organizers say about 60 riders participated in the event, which they’ve been planning since October. Karen Sheerer, Co-Chair, says, “Our goal today...
September 24, 2004 - 3:53pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Its not just the ZPD seeing budget cuts, the Fire Department is crunching their numbers as well.

Chief Dave Lacy says an 8 percent operating cut will affect training, building maintenance, supplies, and other equipment. Although the money will be cut, Lacy says they will stay at full staff.

Unexpected disasters like flooding cost the departments a lot of extra money.
Chief Lacy says Muskingum County is lucky that we weren’t hit as hard as other counties in last...
September 24, 2004 - 3:45pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department says its budget for 2005 is looking bleak.

In the last two years the ZPD has received a 13 percent cut in their budget for operating costs.

The total budget for next year is $5,352,000. Lambes says after paying salaries for 100 employees, the department will only have 375,000 in their budget for operating costs.

There’s some good news though, new tasors were purchased for the ZPD from a fundraiser at Putnam Bingo Hall...
September 24, 2004 - 3:39pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Money from the state means renovation for a busy downtown street.

Governor Taft announced Zanesville as one of 33 communities in the state that will be receiving a $940,000 enhancement grant. Public Safety director Mike Sims says 6th street needs improving.

Sims says 6th street is ideal for the project, being so close to the interstate; it’s a well-traveled route.

The project should be completed by the summer of 2006.
September 23, 2004 - 5:42pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Some of the greatest educational thinkers around the country came to Muskingum College for a special conference, called Poverty in the Heartland, the Impact of Poverty in Education in Rural America.

Teachers and administrators listened to new, innovative ways to improve classroom activities and how to attract qualified teachers to rural schools.
September 23, 2004 - 5:39pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
One Zanesville neighborhood will soon be receiving a makeover.

The city of Zanesville recently received a state grant of $161,000 to serve a wide variety of smaller scale projects in the Putnam Hill area.

The grant will go toward construction on Carey Street and will improve storm water retention. The projects will be completed in the next two years.
September 23, 2004 - 5:35pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Local democrats were cheering on the Muskingum County Courthouse steps this afternoon as state senate candidate terry Anderson rallied with Senator John Glenn.

The Senator says he will endorse Anderson, saying his background puts him in the position to lead the district.

A native of New Concord Ohio, Senator John Glenn says he’s excited about Anderson’s plans for jobs and education in southeast Ohio.
September 23, 2004 - 5:31pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s office is working on tightening its budget for 2005. So far, the word layoff is not being used. Muskingum County Sheriff Bob Stephenson is proposing a budget of over 6,788,000 for next year.

Over 4 million of that budget is salaries alone. The S.O. has 124 full time and 8 part time employees.

Other expenses include uniforms, and the upkeep of the cruisers. The Sheriff’s Office also has to factor in the new work release facility on Adamsville...
September 23, 2004 - 5:26pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The Ohio Department of Transportation has come through with some major funding for some local projects.

Governor Bob Taft says 32 communities and organizations will share 12 million dollars.

In our area, Zanesville, Muskingum County and Morgan County will get some money.

In Zanesville 940-thousand dollars is slated for 6th street rehabilitation…in Muskingum County just over 414-thousand dollars for the Muskingum Trail extention…and in Morgan County 168-...
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