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October 1, 2005 - 1:26pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The City of Cambridge celebrated their 24th annual Heritage Days this weekend.

The event showcased the city’s history, heritage, and community spirit. “Local crafters, food vendors, and entertainers were on hand all weekend to help display the finer points of Cambridge.

“We are trying to recreate the heritage of Cambridge, and help folks see all of the different things that help make up part of what we are today,” said event co-chair Suzie Hamlin.

Some of...
October 1, 2005 - 1:02pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The annual Zanesville High School Oktoberfest took place today, complete with hair coloring, kids games, and booths by various booster clubs.

Jennifer Stewart from the Class of ’68 says Oktoberfest is an important event for the school. “It’s a very important tradition for the Zanesville school community. We welcome the opportunity to see classmates, and visit with friends.”

Along with food and games, there was an obstacle course for children to participate in.
September 30, 2005 - 4:41pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
A tri-county fitness club is making some improvements. Two indoor tennis courts, a new floor for the basketball court and improvements to the swimming pool are some of the changes at The Field House off East Pike.

Mick Amicone says the improvements are standard every few years. “About every five years we either add on, retrofit, or remodel. I just think what we’ve done this year to try to get into our 20th year is to be as competitive as we can.”

One of the main...
September 30, 2005 - 4:40pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
A local bank helped the United Way today by sponsoring a bag lunch.

Three branches of Unizan Bank sold bag lunches filled with a sub sandwich, chips, and a pop for $5. All the proceeds go to the United Way.

Jim Wilson says Unizan had high hopes for the third year of the sale. “We’re hoping to sell about 1000 or more. Last year we sold 900. We had pre-order sales of about 525 subs this year.”

The sale ran from 11am-2pm.
September 30, 2005 - 4:40pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Citing an outdated office structure, the U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to close 28 Farm Service Agency office locations around the state in the next nine months.

Executive Director of the Muskingum and Morgan County Office Bill Huston says location will play a factor in which offices are closed. “I would assume they’d be looking at offices that are within 30 miles of another offices. The reasoning behind that is it’s only going to add another 30 minutes to their trip to the...
September 30, 2005 - 5:10am
7 years 6 weeks ago
A three day jury trial wrapped up Thursday evening in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court with a verdict of guilty.

It involved an assault on a fetus.

Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman says 22-year-old Stephan Marshall of Zanesville appeared in Judge Kelly Cottrill’s courtroom to learn his fate after being charged with one county of involuntary manslaughter and one count of assault.

The trial began on Tuesday and it took jury members almost...
September 29, 2005 - 5:41pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The moment has finally come, as the Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority Board named its new executive director this afternoon.

After sifting through 41 candidates, the Authority picked 46-year-old Jerry Nolder.

Bill Moore from the Port Authority Board says, “Jerry will have a small learning curve on economic development and we expect him to be up and running by the end of the year full blast.”

Nolder’s previous experience includes work on both the...
September 29, 2005 - 4:35pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Today the Muskingum County Commissioners began reviewing proposals from 14 engineering firms for an upcoming sewer improvement project.

“We’ve asked for proposals from engineering firms to look at some sewers on Coopermill Road, the Potts Lane area,” says Muskingum County Commissioner, Brian Hill. “Because the EPA has asked us to try to remedy some issues in that area.”

Hill says once the commissioners review the proposals they will narrow down the candidates and choose...
September 29, 2005 - 4:27pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Part of Zanesville’s sewer system will receive a face-lift in the near future.

Muskingum County Utilities Director, Jeff Pickrell met with county commissioners today to present bids for expanding part of the sewer system on U-S 40.

Pickrell says, “We ended up with 5 Bids received for the J-Station force main, which is the first phase of upgrading our sewer out for the East Elementary out on 40. And there’s also a subdivision going in out there.”

The bids...
September 29, 2005 - 3:41pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
In conjunction with Diabetes Awareness Month, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department is sponsoring a free vision screening.

The screening is free to people who are uninsured and have diabetes.

The screenings are being performed on November 4 and 5 by local eye care officials at Eye Surgery Associates on Maple Ave.

Dr. Shelly Temperley explained how the screenings are designed to catch diabetic eye disease at an early stage. “The ideal goal is to...
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