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August 9, 2005 - 10:31am
7 years 2 weeks ago
Zanesville Police are investigating the second armed robbery in two days.

This time National City Bank on Maple Avenue was hit around 9:30 a.m.

Police are searching for two men who may have fled the scene in separate cars.

Police say one car is a white Camero or Firebird and the other is described as a silver car.

No injuries were reported. If you have any information about the bank robbery you are asked to call Zanesville Police at 740 455-0700...
August 8, 2005 - 8:37pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
The Zanesville City Council passed numerous ordinances tonight by waiving the readings in order to speed up the process to get the projects started.

One project that was approved tonight was the rehabilitation of water supply wells. Council at large, Jeff Tilton says he was glad to see this passed through so quickly.

“We’ve had a lot of trouble with the wells in the past and we’d like to get into a preventative maintenance program and we want to get these wells where we...
August 8, 2005 - 5:16pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
More than 1,000 needy kids will be set for school this year thanks to the efforts of a local organization.

Eastside Community Ministries in conjunction with the American Legion Post 29 Ladies Auxiliary is hosting “Tools for Schools”, for the fifth year in a row.

According to the interim executive director for Eastside Community Ministry, Bob Davidson, this program helps kids who have no other means of obtaining the much-needed supplies. “Each year, we have kids that...
August 8, 2005 - 5:06pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
It was a perfect day to take a swing for a good cause at a local golf course.

Eagle Sticks hosted the 15th annual Diosi Classic this afternoon to benefit the Carr Centers “Kids on the Block” Program.

According to Roseanne Diosi, the “Kids on the Block” program is a crucial learning tool for children as it teaches youngsters about accepting everyone, regardless of their abilities. “It’s a program sponsored by the Carr Center to go out into the local schools and teach the...
August 8, 2005 - 4:36pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
A cigarette tax is forcing some area residents to fight back after feeling the heat of the recent price increase.

We’ve received word from workers with the “Smoker Friendly” store that more and more smokers are attempting to fight the hike by rolling their own cigarettes. According to “Smoker Friendly” employee, Kim Woolfe, “Once you get all the equipment to do it, it works out to be about eight dollars a carton, compared to forty-five dollars.”

For others, the key to...
August 8, 2005 - 4:29pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Muskingum County Commissioners are searching for a replacement board member for the Zanesville, Muskingum County Port Authority.

The commissioners choose two board members for the port authority, and with the recent resignation of Danielle Mason, they are forced to find a replacement.

County commissioner, Brian Hill, says the perfect candidate would have a strong background in business, as well as a love for the community. “Someone that is community minded and pro-...
August 8, 2005 - 2:33pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Zanesville Police are on the lookout for two suspects from an early morning armed robbery.

It happened at the Advanced Auto Parts store at 1210 Linden Avenue.

Zanesville Police detective Harry Taylor says two black men entered the store.

One of the men was armed with a handgun. The two made off with an undetermined amount of cash.

Police describe the bandits as a little over six feet tall wearing a red shirt and the other suspect at five feet...
August 8, 2005 - 12:26pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
It’s only a week away… the Muskingum County Fair is set for August 14th through the 20th and not only are the rides and trailers rolling in already, but a new addition is almost complete.

The building known as “Veterans Hall” will hold 52 merchants during the weeklong event. It took almost five months to build the 25,000 square foot multi-purpose facility after the setback it faced in May.

Fair Board Treasurer Don Jordan says he is thrilled the hall will be open for the...
August 7, 2005 - 11:35pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Careless actions are often the root of many serious catastrophes.

Sometimes these misfortunes can lead to the injury of a person or the loss of a home.

Erin Packard shares tips on ways to keep an act of carelessness from becoming a serious accident.

Click on view video for more.
August 7, 2005 - 3:44pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
It’s summertime and that means hot and humid weather. But along with those dry conditions comes serious problems that could affect many area residents.

Brush fires are one of the most prolific problems when the temperatures peak and fire chief Dave Lacy says it doesn’t take a lot of time to create a serious problem. You know, when it’s raining, it’s not a problem, but it doesn’t take a significant amount of time when the heat and sun come back that we’re dry again.”

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