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October 19, 2005 - 10:05pm
7 years 7 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....
October 19, 2005 - 9:58pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
It was a night of remembrance tonight for the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office as they took time to honor those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

At the annual Retirement Dinner and Awards Banquet several dedicated officers received awards that their fellow officers voted upon; and Sheriff Bob Stephenson says he’s honored to work with all of them.

“I’m just very glad that I have these people and the rest of my staff,” Stephenson says. “It’s I think its...
October 19, 2005 - 9:51pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Community members who stepped up to combat domestic violence received special recognition tonight at the Response Victim Assistance Program’s annual Community Awards Banquet.

The agency awarded several awards tonight, and among these was the distinguished Robert Tanner Memorial Award, named after Deputy Robert Tanner, who died in the line of duty in January of 2002.

Dorothy Thomas, domestic violence advocate, who worked with Deputy Tanner, started the award, and says...
October 19, 2005 - 5:17pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Blood levels in Muskingum County are at critical levels and according to the Red Cross; the time to donate is now.

According to donor recruitment representative, Abby Corder, O Negative has fallen to just a half-day supply and A Negative has fallen to a one and a half day supply. “We’re just reaching out to the community, trying to emphasize that the Red Cross still needs you.”

According to Corder, with blood levels at such critical levels, if an emergency should occur,...
October 19, 2005 - 5:09pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The South Zanesville Fire Department is in desperate need of new equipment and they are looking for card sharks with kind hearts to help them get it.

The Fire Department is hosting a no-limit Texas Hold 'Em Tournament in an effort to replace some very outdated equipment. According to firefighter, Russell Taylor, the new equipment would greatly help the firefighters do their job. “The faster we can extricate someone, the faster they can get the medical attention they need.”
October 19, 2005 - 4:56pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Dillon Elementary students were poets and they didn’t even know it; but they found out this afternoon during a special presentation.

Author Brian Cleary visited the school today to teach kids how easy it is to write poetry, and how a love for language could lead to a career. “A lot of these kids have never met an author before and I think it’s important for them to see an actual person behind the book that they’re reading, and that they can actually turn their love into a career.”...
October 19, 2005 - 4:48pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Things are improving at the animal shelter in Muskingum County.

The shelter is extending their hours to meet the busy schedules of area residents. According to animal shelter executive director, Larry Hostetler, the new hours will allow more families to visit the shelter together to pick out a new family member. “A lot of people, when they are picking out the family pet, like to have the family there, and Saturday’s and Sunday’s are usually the best times for that.”

October 19, 2005 - 3:04pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious early morning fire.

Deputy K-C Jones says just after 4:30 the call in for a fire on the property of John Merry at 1670 Zane Grey Road.

Merry is the father of former Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority Director Larry Merry.

Deputy Jones says a passerby saw the fire and stopped at Larry Merry’s home on the same road and the fire department was called.

Investigators say a barn...
October 19, 2005 - 11:49am
7 years 7 weeks ago
It’s National School Bus Safety Week and the Ohio State Highway Patrol is making sure everyone is safe on the roadways, as they put extra patrols in school zones and behind buses.

Sgt. Clark Felix of the Zanesville Post says it’s important for motorists to know the rules of the road when it comes to school buses.

“This year’s theme is flashing red, stop ahead. It’s alerting motorists that there is a stopped bus and they do need to stop, maintaining a ten foot distance...
October 19, 2005 - 11:19am
7 years 7 weeks ago
A local man will be spending the next five years behind bars.

A judge sentenced 22-year-old Ross Zwelling to prison on Tuesday.

The Muskingum County Prosecutor’s office says Zwelling was convicted on August 31st on one count of having a weapon while under disability and one count aggravated menacing.

Haddox says the offenses occurred in September 2004, but when Zwelling was indicted one month later, he could not be found.

Authorities found Zwelling...
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