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May 25, 2005 - 3:19pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
A sense of closure tonight for the family of John Mumaw as his body was found near the Blue Rock area.

Last Tuesday, his family reported the 43 year old was missing and a search began. Crews from the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office as well as cadaver dogs and divers combed through the Muskingum River, looking for Mumaw, but were unsuccessful until last night.

“It was a resident that found Mr. Mumaw in front of their residence tangled up some debris,” says Capt. Mark...
May 25, 2005 - 2:38pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
A major power outage is planned for Thursday in Muskingum County.

The Guernsey Muskingum Electric Cooperative says about 900 customers will lose service for between 60 and 90 minutes.

Customers who live in the following townships will be involved…Blue Rock, Brush Creek, Meigs, Rich Hill, Salt Creek, Perry, Union, Washington and Wayne.

The planned power outage, which will happen at 10 a.m., is necessary so crews can repair equipment damaged during a recent...
May 25, 2005 - 11:04am
6 years 46 weeks ago
Aviation can either be a hobby or a profession, and one local airport wants to show those interested in flying how to get involved with planes. They are hosting a fly-in to raise money for an important program.

Riverside Airport is hosting a pancake breakfast this weekend to raise money for the Experimental Aircraft Association.

Chuck Bruckelmeyer is a member of EAA. He says the association is gearing more toward the younger generation, so they can get involved with...
May 24, 2005 - 8:54pm
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Big changes are coming to the Zanesville School District next year. Tonight at a special board meeting, members voted on resolutions to fix the projected deficit of 1.6 million dollars for 2006.

One of the major decisions board members had to make was to decide if they should eliminate public transportation for high school students.

The board ended up voting on a modified plan which consolidates bus routes, in turn forcing kids to walk a little further to get to a...
May 24, 2005 - 6:30pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
Some area school kids are speaking out against tobacco.

Today, sixth and seventh graders at West Muskingum Middle School made T-Shirts to warn the public about the dangers of tobacco use. One of those students, Elizabeth Sandlund, shares her reason for taking a stand. “We believe that smoking isn’t right and that it’s just not killing you but it’s killing us too. If we show that we’re against tobacco maybe more people will follow.”

According to teachers the kids decided...
May 24, 2005 - 6:24pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
Sheriff Bob Stephenson recently launched a new internet based technology service, which will keep the county’s citizens better informed of the whereabouts of registered sex offenders. According to Stephenson, “These data bases were formerly only for law enforcement and now they have been open to the public. We think this is going to be great for daycare centers, for churches and for the public.”

This new service will provide citizens with access to the names, physical descriptions...
May 24, 2005 - 3:17pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
The application deadline for this year’s Y-City-Star is fast approaching.

If you would like to take part in the event you must apply by this Friday.

Applications are available at the WHIZ Media Group, The Times Recorder, Colony Square Mall and the Zanesville Muskingum County Welcome Center.

You can also apply on-line at Whiznews.com. The winner of the talent event will receive 1000 dollars cash, a 3 song demo c-d and a photo shoot by a professional...
May 24, 2005 - 1:42pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
The Zanesville Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident that happened early this morning on Interstate 70.

Trooper Clark Felix says 23-year-old Cecil Carpenter of Columbus, who apparently ran out of gas, was trying to flag down a motorist for help.

Trooper Felix says Carpenter was standing in the middle of the interstate and was struck by a semi and killed.

Investigators say the accident happened around two this morning about 13 miles east of...
May 24, 2005 - 11:24am
6 years 46 weeks ago
There’s nobody in the world that doesn’t like free stuff… that is why an area church is hosting a free giveaway this weekend, with no obligations.

The Black Run Church of God in Licking County has over $50,000 worth of various items, from wedding dresses to automotive accessories to chandeliers; there is something for everyone.

Pastor Danny Workman says it all stems from the creation of a new outreach program at the church called B.R.E.A.K.

“It stands for Black...
May 23, 2005 - 9:40pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
Drainage and Dollars where the key topics at tonight's city council meeting.

Disgruntled South Zanesville residents voiced their disatisfaction with drainage problems and council member Michael Sims assured them officials are doing their best to address the issue.

Last Thursday night rain accumulated to roughly two and half inches in under two hours, as a result the rain drained into the basement of homes on Alfred Street.

"It's a very flat area and there’s no...
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