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December 2, 2005 - 5:34pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
It’s been over four months since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, and area residents are still trying to help Zanesville’s Sister City Slidell, Louisiana.

Tomorrow night, Terry’s Tavern on Linden Ave will host a spaghetti dinner with proceeds going to the Zanesville Hurricane Relief Fund. “All of the profits from the dinner, a $7 donation, will go to hurricane victims, as well at 10% of the gross profit made at the bar,” commented Courtney Kerns.

Organizers hope...
December 2, 2005 - 5:34pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Several area kids will have their holiday wishes granted thanks to a program with the Muskingum County Children’s Services.

Volunteers for Adopt a Child for Christmas spent the day wrapping gifts at Beth Abraham Synagogue. “It’s hope for them. It tells them you can ask for something, and it’s possible,” said Volunteer Diana Carter.

Volunteers spent the day buying and wrapping presents before members from the Philo basketball team helped load the truck to take gifts...
December 2, 2005 - 1:13pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office is putting forfeited drug money to good use.

With cash confiscated from drug busts, the Sheriff’s Department just gave their 911 equipment a $24,000 upgrade. The updates include new computer screens and faster processors.

Officers say the new equipment means quicker responses to your emergency calls.

“I can automatically transfer from the 911 screen to the CAD screen, which plots [the call location] right on our mapping...
December 2, 2005 - 1:12pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Festival of Trees made for quite a busy day at the Welcome Center.

The bids came in all day long and volunteers were busy answering phone lines. All the money that came in will help the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce fund programs in the next year.

“We use it to help existing businesses, we use it for our small business development programs,” said Chamber President Tom Poorman.

Before the auction ended, Poorman predicted that this would be...
December 2, 2005 - 9:09am
7 years 11 weeks ago
A raid on a Zanesville home lead police to guns, drugs and poached game.

A Special Response Team entered the home on 476 Spangler Drive early Thursday morning.

A Zanesville Police Detective says they seized rifles, shotguns and drug paraphanalia, and they found wild turkeys, whitetail deer and a marijuana growing operation.

They say they detained three people after the raid, but no charges have been filed yet. They are expecting to make at least seven arrests...
December 1, 2005 - 9:13pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Get ready to pop open those popcorn tins! The local Boy Scouts of America spent the first few weeks of November selling popcorn, and now that popcorn is in.

Tonight volunteers spent the evening sorting and packaging more than $100,000 worth of popcorn.

“Tonight we’re at the Bloomer Candy Company sorting all the product for our boys, in preparation for a busy Saturday morning,” says John Harding, Scout executive for the Muskingum County Council of the Boy Scouts of...
December 1, 2005 - 5:35pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
If you were born or lost a loved one over the past 23 years in Muskingum County, chances are you came in contact with Kay Hedges.

Kay will be retiring at the end of the month as Local Registrar of Vital Statistics.

She has been responsible for registering all births and deaths for Muskingum County. “23 years in one spot is long enough. It’s time for new faces and to do something a little bit different,” a smiling Hedges said.

During her time in office, Kay...
December 1, 2005 - 5:34pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A local artist received a grant today from the Muskingum County Community Foundation in remembrance of one family’s daughter.

Bryan Rapp received the $500 grant from Mary Ann Bucci to continue his art career.

The award is in both Ronna Bucci and former Art Center Director Dr. Charles Deitz’s name. “I know that she would be so proud, as would Dr. Deitz. They would be so proud that their names are remembered and they’re doing a small little thing that’s going to help...
December 1, 2005 - 5:22pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Commissioners listened to bids today for the Coopermill Rd Sewer Project.

After receiving several bids from area firms, the Commissioners listened to bids from four this afternoon.

The project comes after several conversations with the Health Department. “This will provide sewer services to homes that would be close to the city near the fairgrounds going out on Coopermill Rd, a certain distance away from Potts Lane and a couple of side streets...
December 1, 2005 - 5:21pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The holidays are just a few weeks away, and the post office is beginning to see an increase in traffic.

To ensure your letters and packages are delivered before Christmas, the post office recommends sending mail no later than these date.

December 5: Priority mail gift packages and APO and FPO 093.
December 10: All other APO and FPO along with Parcel Post Service.
December 20: Priority Packages within the US

“We want to remind people that you can...
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