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September 20, 2005 - 4:15pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A long awaited machine will help make the Sheriff’s Office find and process criminals a lot faster.

The Sheriff’s Office recently received a new fingerprint machine. The office was able to receive this new machine through a grant by Attorney General, Jim Petro.

According to Sheriff Bob Stephenson, the grant helped them replace a very outdated machine. “The grant was for more than thirty-five thousand dollars, and I can tell you that I’m very gracious, along with the...
September 20, 2005 - 4:09pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
There’s now something more to offer leisure drivers and motor coaches throughout Muskingum Country.

The Ohio National Road Adventure gives drivers the opportunity to see historic sites and scenic views all over a tri-county area.

According to Vice President of the Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, Kelly Ashby, this three county initiative is designed to allow drivers to see all of what Ohio has to offer. “Ohio’s National Road is Route 40, and it does come...
September 20, 2005 - 3:34pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Some good news from the Longaberger Basket Company today.

Chief Executive Officer Tami Longaberger announced that 195 full-time employees will be called back beginning September 26th.

The group will include 160 basketmakers and 35 manufacturing support employees.

In addition Longaberger will call 40 more basketmakers back to work for a three month period from mid-October to mid-January to meet customer demand for the company’s peak sales period from fall...
September 20, 2005 - 5:24am
7 years 11 weeks ago
A former Muskingum County Sheriff’s Dispatcher and a local contractor have been fined for their part in two fires in 2003 east of Zanesville.

Contractor Danny James and former dispatcher Bruce Sindeldecker reached plea agreements with the Ohio E-P-A for burning two homes in Perry Township without obtaining the proper permits.

James was charged with one count of opening burning and fined $6000 and 60 days in jail, which was suspended.

Sindeldecker was charged...
September 19, 2005 - 10:53pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A local teenager charged and convicted in the stabbing death of another teen will face the next decade of his life behind bars.

According to reports out of the Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office, 17-year-old Aaron K. Miller of South Zanesville enterd a plea of guilty to charges of voluntary manslaughter in the June death of 18-year-old Jordan Harrison of Zanesville.

The stabbing occurred at a group gathering June 30th when the two young men had an altercation and...
September 19, 2005 - 4:59pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
There are times when students really need a trusted ally to talk to. Now they have one, and her name is Sandy McElhaney.

McElhaney will be stopping at all eight area schools during school hours, getting to know students and staff and letting them know she’s there if they need her. “I hope to build a good rapport with the kids, that’s my main concern with the kids, and hopefully reach some of those troubled kids that are having problems at home, which in turn will have some...
September 19, 2005 - 4:51pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Carr Center has welcomed back a familiar face; at least temporarily,

Sharon Wise is back at the Carr Center filling in as the interim executive director. Although this is not a permanent position, board members like Scott Boyer are thrilled with her return. “Everybody was thrilled that she was willing to come back and give us some of her time. She was one of the starters of the Carr Center, so everybody’s excited to have her back in the building and back for this time period...
September 19, 2005 - 4:43pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
County Commissioners met with an official from the Muskingum County Home today for an update on what’s going on at the facility.

Superintendent, Rebecca Cooper, discussed numerous aspects of the orientation, including the condition of the home, the staffing levels and the yearly budget.

According to Cooper it is sometimes difficult to meet the needs of the residents on her current budget and she hopes she will see an increase in the upcoming year. “Our revenue this year...
September 19, 2005 - 4:32pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A local company is heading South to help in the clean up efforts left by hurricane Katrina.

Zandex Healthcare is sending ten workers to help in the relief efforts, as the need for trained doctors and nurses is growing.

According to administrator, Mark Richards, many people are helping out in the form of monetary donations, but he wanted to go one step further. “You know, you can give money, and sometimes that suffices, but sometimes you feel like you want to give more,...
September 18, 2005 - 9:40pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Red and White ribbons at Zanesville’s new Roosevelt Middle School were cut Sunday, at the school’s official dedication ceremony.

Principal of Roosevelt Middle School, Charlene Lewis is excited about the school’s facilities and what the $10.5 building has to offer.

“This new building is state-of-the art. It is a wonderful facility,” says Lewis. “All classrooms are air conditioned. We have a huge gymnasium, cafetorium with a stage; all classrooms are equipped with...
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