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July 15, 2005 - 11:33am
7 years 6 weeks ago
Plane and pancakes seem to go well together, especially at an annual pancake breakfast fly-in set for this weekend in Zanesville, which will be held at the Parr Airport.

Chairman of the organization, Chuck Bruckelmeyer, says the turnout for the event on Saturday should be great if the weather cooperates. In past years, they’ve had over 50 planes fly in.

The event raises money for the Experimental Aircraft Association, better known as the EAA, and Bruckelmeyer explains...
July 14, 2005 - 5:00pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The 2006 budget was announced for Muskingum County Departments today and County Commissioners say they are surprised with the numbers.

Recent budget cuts have forced Muskingum County Departments to be lean when it comes to spending money.

Muskingum County Commissioner Brian Hill says he thinks department heads are finally realizing that they need to be "real" when it comes to asking for funds.

"The numbers as of this year verses a year ago as far as what the...
July 14, 2005 - 3:27pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
A South Zanesville Teenager accused of murder will now face the charges as an adult.

Aaron Miller is charged in the death of 18-year-old Jordan Harrison of South Zanesville.

Authorities charged Miller on Tuesday with murder and voluntary manslaughter. He has been in custody since June 13.

According to County Prosecutor, Mike Haddox, the victim’s parents are still in shock “I’ve talked with them just to basically explain the process to them and to get some...
July 14, 2005 - 3:19pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Zanesville Highway Patrol had its hands full with a series of accidents this afternoon in Muskingum County, one which turned fatal.

First, a pick-up truck and a UPS truck were involved in a serious accident.

Then, a Washington Township Fire Truck, leaving the scene of the accident to set up a landing site for Med-Flight helicopter, backed into a patrol cruiser then later overturned.

Authorities are still investigating the crash that occurred around 12:00PM,...
July 14, 2005 - 3:02pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The biggest week in Southeastern Ohio wouldn’t be complete without one annual activity.

Today marked the annual plate breaking ceremony at the Heritage Center, a tradition that Vice President of Hocking College, Roy Palmer, says has been going on for quite some time. “It goes back really, about thirty years. We’re actually going to have two board members that have been board members from the very beginning.”

According to Palmer, this is a celebrated event that the whole...
July 14, 2005 - 12:17pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
A local nursing program is teaching kids about the medical world at a young age, in the 10th annual “So you want to be a nurse?” program at Ohio University-Zanesville.

25 kids came out to the event today, moving through five different stations dealing with issues a nurse tackles every day. 19 nursing students were on hand to teach the kids what it takes and to show them the opportunities available when they grow up. They say it’s important to teach them at a young age.

July 14, 2005 - 12:11pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Zanesville Salvation Army is getting kids ready for school with the help of its newest leaders.

Captains Diane and Ralph Campbell joined the Salvation Army family in early July and are working on the 15th annual back to school clothing giveaway for needy kids. Diane says last year the program helped 650 kids and this year it’s expected to grow.

She is calling on the community to donate clothes before the school year begins because she says it’s important for kids to...
July 13, 2005 - 8:19pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The city of Zanesville continues to find ways to engage local residents in what the downtown area has to offer.

The taste of Zanesville was held tonight, area businesses extended their hours into the evening so local residents could stop by.

Manager of the Downtown Association, Dana Matz says the event is more than just tasting good food.

"A lot of times people are confused by the term "taste” of Zanesville it's not a sampling of different foods but it's a...
July 13, 2005 - 8:10pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The heat might be back on for the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority.

At today’s monthly meeting board members spent the majority of the afternoon in executive session.

The Port Board passed a motion to hire a lawyer for legal matters, possibly involving an employee of the Port Authority.

Board President Fred Steele would not comment on the issue.

He says other important issues were discussed in today’s meeting.

"We are going to...
July 13, 2005 - 8:02pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
We have an update in a story we brought you last night regarding two men who are arrested in connection with a number of recent downtown Zanesville break-ins.

According to Detective Sergeant Ric Roush, 36-year-old Harry Krouskoupf the third and 41 year old Christopher Strain both of Zanesville were both arrested Tuesday morning.

Roush says the two suspects do not know each other and were not working together.

Police say Krouskoupf was arrested shortly after he...
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