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August 23, 2005 - 11:48am
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual business expo this weekend and the public is invited to come check it out.

The Chamber of Commerce consists of over 800 local businesses, 25 of which will be at the mall this Friday and Saturday showing the public what they have to offer our community.

Business Development Specialist Nick Fink says this year is special because it’s also their 100th anniversary. He says there will be a lot to offer...
August 23, 2005 - 11:40am
7 years 11 weeks ago
The usual Saturday Farmer’s Market is expanding its operation so more residents can enjoy the fresh produce from local farmers, and the farmers are benefiting as well.

The Zanesville Farmer’s Market can always be found on Saturday morning’s at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds, now organizers say the market will be up and running every Wednesday evening, too in downtown Zanesville.

Downtown Association Manager Dana Matz says the demand is there from both the public and the...
August 23, 2005 - 10:56am
7 years 11 weeks ago
We are already almost through August and we have been seeing lots of sunshine and dry conditions around South Eastern Ohio.

To most of us, dry weather accompanied with sunny skies, is something we all look forward to, being able to go outside and enjoy it. But to some of the area farmers whose crops have been stressed by these conditions, a good soaking rain could be something of a necessity.

Extension educator, Mark Mechling says whether it is a drought or not, the dry...
August 22, 2005 - 9:14pm
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A vacant storage facility in Zanesville caught fire this evening causing damage to the interior. But here’s what makes the story interesting—the fire was later ruled as an arson and some juveniles were found nearby and detained in connection to the fire.

Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Thomas says when his crews arrived on scene they saw heavy smoke coming from under the eves and out of the roof.

“There was probably only a couple thousand dollars worth of damage to some of the...
August 22, 2005 - 9:03pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Good news for residents who live near the wastewater treatment plant or any of the pumping stations…

At tonight’s Zanesville city council meeting an ordinance was passed, bringing the city one step closer to reducing the odor caused by the sewage plant.

“We utilize the hydrogen peroxide as an injection and it actually dissipates or reduces the odor problem. It’s just another step of everything we’re doing at the wastewater plant to try to improve the air quality,” says...
August 22, 2005 - 5:40pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
It was a sad day for New Lexington Goodwill shoppers as local residents walked through the store one last time.

The lease on the building runs out at the end of the month and without a new location, there’s no telling when the store will be back in business, and according to the stores retail manager, Jim Hackley, that’s not good for area residents. “I’m very upset, like most people. I’m very upset. They were looking for a new building and they’ve had ample time to find one. It’s...
August 22, 2005 - 5:32pm
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Today marked the start of school for St. Thomas students in Zanesville. The new year marks a special milestone as the school is celebrating its 157th anniversary.

The school is open for grades K through 8, and according to the schools principal, Barbara Teeter, the kids attitudes at the start of school are great. “Most of the students are excited to be back with their friends for the first time since the beginning of summer. This is the first day, they are really excited about it...
August 22, 2005 - 5:02pm
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Beginning Wednesday, area residents will welcome a familiar site to the roads, school busses.

Hundreds of area school children ride those busses everyday, and school officials want to make sure they are as safe as possible.

The state of Ohio has expanded the school bus safety checklist to include looking for hidden bombs. According to Zanesville City School transportation supervisor, Darrell Lear, the plans to implement the check were in place before the recent terrorist...
August 22, 2005 - 2:47pm
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As the school year kicks off, most kids will be taking the bus back to school.

Before your child hops on for a ride, it’s important to discuss safety on the school bus.

Whether you are a motorist or a student, there are a few reminders to be aware of as you hit the highways.

According to officials with the Zanesville post of the state highway patrol, buses are the safest form of transportation. But that doesn’t mean accidents can’t happen.

Lt. Barry...
August 22, 2005 - 2:43pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
As thousands of kids are heading back to school this week, they’re busy choosing their outfits to look picture perfect on that first day of school... and some local law enforcement is there to help.

The Fraternal Order of Police Zane Lodge #5 held their 3rd annual “Shop With Cops” event today for 50 less fortunate kids.

Officers from Muskingum and Morgan Counties, in conjunction with United Way, took the kids to Wal-Mart on Maple Avenue this morning and K-Mart in South...
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