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October 21, 2005 - 2:48pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Asian Beetles have begun looking for a place to hibernate in area homes and businesses.

The beetles were brought to the US to help control insect problems in crops. ‘They were released about 25-30 years ago in the US in an effort to combat insects in some of the orchards in the southern part of the country. Unfortunately, they have migrated to other parts of the country and have become a nuisance,” said Mark Mechling, of the OSU Extension.

The beetles tend to come out...
October 21, 2005 - 2:41pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The United Way is trying a new, online approach to fulfilling their campaign goal of $1 million.

Local businesses have made donations for a new online auction. “This is an exciting new event that we came up with this year to try to raise money for this year’s United Way campaign,” said United Way volunteer Susan Lasure.

The auction features various items from 37 local businesses. Items include gift certificates, rounds of golf, to a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee. “I think...
October 21, 2005 - 11:49am
7 years 6 weeks ago
It could rain the better part of the weekend, so if you’re looking for something to do and stay dry, head to the Colony Square Mall for the Sports Memorabilia Collection Show.

There will be 25 tables filled with all kinds of items, including some great gift ideas. The show director, Don Dogwiler, says there will be a little something for everyone.

“The scale models, the die casts probably go for $500-$600. And then we have other pieces of memorabilia, autographed items...
October 21, 2005 - 11:43am
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Zanesville Fire Department is anticipating one of the most dangerous winters in years. And they say with the high heating costs, they can’t stop people from using alternative methods of heating. So we talked to Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy to get some dos and don’ts of home heating.

“We’ve seen a lot of people using the electric space heaters. We find that they try to plug into undersized extension cords and circuits that are not made for the heat producing device and that’...
October 20, 2005 - 6:35pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The United Way has set an aggressive goal for this year’s annual campaign and is asking the community for help.

Representatives from the United Way are pleased with the way the campaign is going, but they met with Muskingum County Commissioners today to make contact with several additional organizations.

“Our pledge right now is probably around $17 thousand to $18 thousand and we have to reach $25 thousand, or more, for the county department,” says Chris Cochrane from...
October 20, 2005 - 6:28pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Plans for a housing development in Washington Township may be in jeopardy after more than a year of planning.

Walt Whitmyre from the WODA group met with Muskingum County Commissioners today to ask for help with their plans for a residential subdivision off of U-S 40.

The company is facing budget issues, but Whitmyre says the main obstacle is access to the development.

“The most critical issue to our development right now is our ability to secure the...
October 20, 2005 - 4:04pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Veterans of the War on Terror continue to come home from overseas, some of whom are now disabled.

Reporter Steve Borecky found one veteran is getting some big help adjusting to his new life.
October 20, 2005 - 11:03am
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Miss Southeastern Ohio Scholarship Program is back in Zanesville and they’re looking for young women ages 17 to 24, who are pursuing higher education to compete.

The Director of Miss SEO, Vicki LeVeck says winning the competition can lead to many other opportunities.

“Primarily what they’re vying for is a chance at over $20,000 worth in scholarship prizes and awards. And Miss Southeastern Ohio is an official preliminary for Miss America organization which is the...
October 19, 2005 - 11:46pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
What's believed to be a three vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon leaves authorities searching for the third party involved.

According to Trooper Lori Dixon with the Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol, two cars were traveling on State Route 93 in Roseville around 3:25 today when one of the vehicles struck a Jeep Grand Cherokee that was waiting to turn onto 93. The jeep then slammed into a Chevy Lumina going in the opposite direction.

Trooper Dixon says the Lumina...
October 19, 2005 - 10:05pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
It may only be October but some were getting in the Holiday spirit Wednesday night at the auditions for an upcoming Holiday show.

From 7 – 9pm 21 acts took the stage to try out for the second annual Home for the Holidays Show, presented by WHIZ Media Group, the Times Recorder and LeVeck Entertainment and Productions (LEAP). The show will take place December 9th and 10th at Secrest Auditorium, and Andy LeVeck, Owner of LEAP was impressed with the talent he saw at the auditions....
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