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August 18, 2005 - 4:41pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Where can you find the young, the old, county officials, businessmen and women and agricultural experts all together in one day.... the Muskingum County Fair.

People of all ages come to the Muskingum County Fair year after year to experience the fun and excitement the fair has to offer.

One local resident says he and his wife enjoy the fair just as much as their son does.

"My little one will be 2 in September so this is a place for us to get out and have a...
August 18, 2005 - 4:31pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
There might be a new building in store for one local organization as the Muskingum County Commissioners passed a motion in their favor today.

After the original owner's of McDonalds, Ray and Joan Kroc, contributed approximately 1.5 billion dollars to the salvation army nationwide, local salvation army officials are working hard to receive some of these well deserved funds.

Over the past several weeks the local Salvation Army has prepared an application for the major grant...
August 17, 2005 - 5:21pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
While thousands of Muskingum County residents and visitors are flocking to one major summertime event there is certainly one thing they don't have to worry about...their safety.

The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department is working full time to make sure the safety of fair goers is not an issue at this year’s event.

"There’s always someone here 24-hours a day especially from 3pm to 12am we have 17 officers working in different areas," says Sheriff Bob Stephenson.
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August 17, 2005 - 2:34pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
As students across the nation are gearing up for another school year, locally one university is offering anyone eligible the chance to sign up for a free course.

Ohio University Zanesville Director of Student Services Monica Jones says in order to apply all you have to do is answer three important questions, and if you’re eligible, you can take a free class.

“Those three important questions are have you graduated from high school before 2000? Do you have less than a 4 year...
August 17, 2005 - 2:27pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
We have an update tonight on the State Route 146-60 connector road project as officials say plans are cruising right along.

Public Service Director, Mike Sims says about a week ago they were finally given clearance on the environmental issues.

Sims says the next wait is for the Federal Highway Administration to authorize the project so the city can proceed which means then the bid advertising can begin.

“We expect to have that back by the end of this week or the...
August 16, 2005 - 8:55pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Today was a sad day for Dresden as family, friends, fellow marines and police officers along with community members gathered today at the North Terrace Church of Christ to pay tribute to Sgt. Bradley Harper, killed in the line of duty.

Click on Watch Video to learn more about this true American hero.
August 16, 2005 - 7:20pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
If you haven’t bought a new backpack for the school year yet, listen up. There are a few things you need to know before purchasing one.

Backpacks that are too heavy or worn incorrectly can cause problems for children and teenagers.

Occupational Therapy Assistant Cassey Jarrett says, “The main thing you want to look for in choosing a backpack is that its not overly big for the child you want to make sure that it fits their body size correctly. You don’t want to one that ‘...
August 16, 2005 - 4:29pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Fair has so many attractions to choose from; the rides, the games, the animals…and the food.

Each year the fair has hundreds of varieties of drinks, snacks, treats and food, from every culture and nation imaginable, and this year is no exception.

Jason Goaneman is the manager of the Cotton Candy Truck, which sells, you guessed it, cotton candy, popcorn, and other sweet treats. He says fairgoers have been stopping by the truck, eager to try their...
August 16, 2005 - 4:28pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
“She’s sad, she’s remorseful, she’s sorry people were hurt, and she’s glad she can start to make restitution.”

Joanne Winland sat in the Muskingum County Courthouse today, taking a gamble by changing her plea at the last minute. It was a gamble that paid off.

Joanne Winland was accused of stealing funds while serving as director of Universal Credit Counseling Services. She was originally set to be sentenced today. That was until last week, when she decided to withdraw...
August 15, 2005 - 4:29pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
More than 200 residents paid their respects to Sergeant Harper and his family this afternoon at North Terrace Church of Christ.

The mood was somber as friends and loved ones passed pictures of Harper, the casket, and then paid their respects to the family. It was a day that Harper’s friends never expected to see.

Hillary Marks had Mr. Harper, Brad’s father, as a teacher and she is devastated that the war in Iraq has hit so close to home. “I just think, I don’t know, I...
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