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October 28, 2005 - 10:25am
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the armed robbery of a local business.

It happened Thursday night around 10:00 at the Subway Restaurant in Dresden on Dave Longaberger Road.

Deputies say a black male entered the store, showed a gun and took off with an undetermined amount of cash.

The robber locked a female clerk in the freezer before he fled.

The incident remains under investigation.
October 27, 2005 - 5:59pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Muskingum County employees may soon have more options on their health care plans.

In a meeting with Muskingum County Commissioners today, Human Resource Director, Michelle Campbell proposed the addition of genetic testing to county employee’s insurance plans.

Campbell says, “Genetic testing is being offered to women who are expecting to find different abnormalities that could be involved with their pregnancy.”

Campbell also proposed offering Hepatitis B shots...
October 27, 2005 - 4:12pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Safety is the trick this Halloween for all those little ghost, goblins and witches as the hit the streets in search of treats.

The Zanesville Police Department has a few safety tips you may want to keep in mind.

Sergeant McDonald says kids “should always carry a flashlight or a disposable light stick. If they can manage to walk in groups or walk with an adult that’s even better.”

While the Zanesville police say they o not typically see an increase in crime...
October 27, 2005 - 4:03pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Rambo Memorial Health Center will soon make a move to improve their services.

Within the next year Rambo will move to 711 Main Street in Zanesville.

While they still have a long road of preparation ahead of them, workers are excited about what the new building will offer.

“There will be a lot more room inside so we’ll be able to provide a lot of our services a lot easier to the community and make it a lot more accessible to everyone in the area,” says...
October 27, 2005 - 2:58pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Ohio Department of Transportation says it’s starting a big highway repaving project on Friday.

O-dot says work will take place during daytime hours starting tomorrow in the westbound driving lane between Zanesville and State Route 83.

The State says one lane of traffic will be maintained.

Then on Saturday the east and westbound driving lanes, west of Zanesville, will be repaved.

One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction.
October 27, 2005 - 11:57am
7 years 11 weeks ago
It only takes a few minutes for most of us to reset our clocks and watches, but to change the clock at the very top of the Muskingum County Courthouse it takes a whole weekend.

Facility Superintendent Gregory Adams told us how they do it.

“We simply go up on a Friday morning at 7 o’clock and unplug the clock, which leaves it with the wrong time all weekend. And then we go back up at 7 o’clock on Monday morning after the time elsewhere has been changed and turn it back on...
October 26, 2005 - 9:03pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
An area woman was killed late Wednesday afternoon after her car crossed four lanes of traffic and slammed into a local eatery's signage totaling the vehicle.

According to Officer Colter with the Heath Police Department, 40-year-old Tammy Harris of Buckeye Lake was traveling northbound on State Route 79 around 4:43 p.m. when she went across four lanes of traffic, went off the left side of the roadway, into the lawn of Red Lobster Restaurant and slammed into the sign.

October 26, 2005 - 6:35pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Zanesville businesses may soon see some European influences, as the manager of the Zanesville Downtown Association, Dana Matz, recently returned from a 10-day trip to Europe.

On his trip Matz visited businesses and manufacturers in France, Germany and England, where he worked “with companies to encourage them to participate in the trade with businesses from our area, or down the road, if they look at expanding, to relocate to this area.”

Matz says the lines of...
October 26, 2005 - 6:27pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The season of giving is quickly approaching and the Salvation Army is preparing for their annual holiday campaign.

Applications are now available at the Salvation Army in Zanesville for those who need a little extra help with holiday food and gifts.

Captain of the Zanesville Salvation Army, Diane Campbell, says it’s typically for low-income families but anyone who needs some help this holiday season can apply.

“Anybody can come in for help, because even...
October 26, 2005 - 4:39pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
It’s been a good week for the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office when it comes to drug busts.

Detective Mike Lecocq says the drug unit make its second bust within four days on Tuesday.

Lecocq says the bust came as a result of a traffic stop in Falls Township. Three females and one male were detained.

The females were released pending further charges. The male is identified as Allen Richard Ward Jr. He has been charged with one count of trafficking in crack...
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