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November 10, 2005 - 11:44am
7 years 11 weeks ago
It’s worth thousands and took years to build and now you have a chance to see it.

The Zanesville Model Train Club is having an open house this weekend. They’ll be showing off over a thousand feet of track that they work on every year.

Member Tom Sharrer says they are always creating new sections.

“We get a group of people and they start a section and they finish it and keep moving on. Then we get tired of it and tear it out and start over again.”

November 10, 2005 - 10:43am
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Ohio Department of Transportation says an area road is closed due to an accident.

O-dot’s Phil Newman says it happened on State Route 93 near Otsego.

A tanker carrying crude oil overturned.

Newman says 93 from the intersection of State Route 83 will be closed until crews can clean up the accident scene.
November 10, 2005 - 8:07am
7 years 11 weeks ago
Medical crews were called to the scene of a two-car accident in Dresden Wednesday. It was on State Route 208 near Madison Hall Road.

According to dispatchers with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision at milepost 5 around 4 p.m.

The two drivers, David Maxwell, of Adamsville, and Mark Brewer were immediately transported to Good Samaritan Hospital with serious injuries. They were both then transported to Grant...
November 9, 2005 - 7:33pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
It’s almost the season of giving, and the Salvation Army in Zanesville is asking the community to give a little to its annual Holiday Campaign.

The Salvation Army will kick off the season November 18 with its annual Christmas Kettle Collection.

Captain Ralph Campbell says they need more volunteers for this important fundraiser.

“It’s our biggest fund raiser for the year, where we try to raise money to run the place, to buy toys for kid and food for people...
November 9, 2005 - 7:26pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Zanesville campus of the Mid-East Career and Technology Center faces a challenging road as it overcomes the failure of the one-mil permanent improvement levy.

The levy would have provided $2.3 million a year to improve the center’s outdated facilities.

Superintendent Bill Bussy is surprised the levy failed in all four counties.

“We’ve had some great publicity here for the one mil permanent improvement levy and I was surprised that the vote came out...
November 9, 2005 - 3:19pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Caregivers are an important part of many people’s lives, but they often go unrecognized. But today the community honored local caregivers with a luncheon and awards ceremony at the Schultz Mansion. Adult Day Care Program Director Martha Purkey says caregivers have a big job and should be acknowledged.

“We need to let them know that first of all they’re a very important part of our community and secondly that we appreciate the acts that they do because they literally give up their...
November 9, 2005 - 3:16pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
For years the city of Zanesville has been attempting to move forward with plans to build a road between state routes 146 and 60, and now they are finally moving forward.

Zanesville Public Service Director Mike Sims says by June, weather permitting, there will be a road connecting state routes 146 and 60. The possibility of bats living in the area delayed construction for a while, but Sims says they’ve straightened up all issues and building is underway.

While the project...
November 9, 2005 - 3:11pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Veterans all across the national will be honored this Friday and some of our very own veterans are getting special recognition.

Jack Hannon, James Moorehead and Cam Agin will be the guests of honor at this year’s Hall of Fame Induction show.

Not just anyone can get into the Hall of Fame. Secrest Auditorium Director John Kunkel says they must be nominated and selected by the Muskingum County Veteran’s Council. The selections are based on what they’ve done since the...
November 9, 2005 - 2:19am
7 years 11 weeks ago
It was electon day on Tuesday and in Muskingum County you could say it was back to the familiar. In the race for Zanesville city council at-large there were three elected. All incumbents are winners…Jeff Tilton, Ted Zakany and Dan Vincent fill out the seats. In the first ward Mark Baker returns to council.
In the second ward council, Kevin Mcpeek is the victor over Dan Mell. For fifth was council, Dave Tarbert beats out Robb Dougherty. There were also some important school board...
November 8, 2005 - 4:22pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Judging from the positive feedback we received regarding the voting process, most area residents really like the new voting machines.

Zanesville resident Ed Schlagel said he never dreamed the new machines would be so much different. “I could read it a lot easier, I could make the print larger, which is important for someone my age.”

Voter Evelyn Polland, who said the new machines were easy to operate, also shared those sentiments. “They give you a little card and you...
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