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July 28, 2005 - 3:24pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
A former Zanesville community leader has died.

Bob Butler, who used to be president of First Financial Services Group from 1995 to 2000 died at his home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Butler was active in the Zanesville community too.

He was campaign chair of the United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties in 2000 and was a member of many other organizations.

Cards and flowers can be sent to the Butler home at 710 South 34th Avenue in...
July 28, 2005 - 2:20pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
One of the most effective ways of bringing the memories of World War II to life is through artwork and the city of Zanesville plans on doing just that during a local celebration of "The Heartland Remembers".

Aviation Archeologist Norman Lambert travels all over the world collecting artifacts from famous crash sites during World War II.

He has brought many of the artifacts to the Zanesville Art Center to be displayed during the celebration.

Some of the featured...
July 28, 2005 - 11:52am
6 years 50 weeks ago
A bill that would allow County Commissioners in Ohio to temporarily waive property taxes for military families is scheduled for hearing in a house committee today, and local commissioners say the idea is a good one.

The plan is to waive the taxes for the families of military personnel activated for duty in Iraq. Gallia County Commissioner Harold Montgomery came up with the idea and it quickly spread through Southeast Ohio.

Muskingum County Commissioner Dorothy Montgomery...
July 28, 2005 - 11:46am
6 years 50 weeks ago
Even though we are welcoming rain in Southeast Ohio right now, the future plans for flooding control are already on the top of some area official’s agendas.

County Engineers, Commissioners and other local officials met today at the John McIntire Library in Zanesville to begin assessing this past winter’s flooding and to find out what they can do to control any future disasters in our region.

Representatives shared the strengths and weaknesses of their response systems....
July 27, 2005 - 7:10pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
After seven years of transportation restrictions one local girl and her family are free to come and go as they please, thanks to members of the Zanesville Kiwanis Club.

After approximately 248 hours of hard work members of the Zanesville Kiwanis club and other area residents celebrated the completion of a wooden ramp.

Before the ramp was built the Williams family used a very steep ramp that was partially made out of cement to wheel their handicapped daughter out of her...
July 27, 2005 - 6:50pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
The city of Zanesville is proud to commemorate those who fought for our country sixty years ago and by doing so changed the world forever.

Community members are working hard to put together a celebration in their honor.

The 60th anniversary of World War II, The Heartland Remembers will happen in Zanesville August first through August 7th.

City officials as well as community members feel it is important to honor veterans while they are still among us.
July 27, 2005 - 3:07pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
A recent study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that levels of chemicals from secondhand smoke have dropped dramatically among teens and adults.

The CDC tested blood of more than 2,000 men, women and children. They found the levels dropped 75 % in adults and nearly 70% percent in children and teens.

This is proof that secondhand smoke laws are making an impact.

Local American Cancer Society representative Bonnie Burns says...
July 27, 2005 - 2:51pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
Sudden power outages can be frustrating and troublesome. But there are some things you can do to be prepared in case of an outage.

One thing you need to remember is to monitor your perishable foods. Red Cross representative Julie Davis says under no circumstances should you open your refrigerator or freezer.

“Everyone always wants to run and look in the refrigerator and freezer to check on things but leave those doors shut especially your freezer don’t get into them...
July 27, 2005 - 11:07am
6 years 50 weeks ago
It was all smiles today at the local health department as area kids got their teeth checked out for free as part of the “Caring For Kids Day.”

Organizers say more than 200 kids came down to get their chompers checked from 8 until 4:30 p.m. this afternoon. And there was plenty of help from volunteers… blowing up balloons and giving away prizes to those who braved the dentist chair. The dentists themselves even cleared their schedules to come and help care for the kids.

July 27, 2005 - 9:02am
6 years 50 weeks ago
We have new information today regarding the recent homicide in Coshocton County, as one of the three suspects wanted in connection with the shooting turned himself in Tuesday night around 10 p.m.

According to Captain Mosier with the Coshocton County Sheriff's Office, Josh Norfleet will be arraigned on the murder charge today.

Officials also say they found the car involved in the robbery and spoke to the driver of the vehicle.

This investigation stems from an...
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