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July 9, 2005 - 1:14pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
One of the things that makes Southeastern Ohio famous is being celebrated this week, and it’s attracting more than just the locals.

This week marks pottery lovers week, and many area businesses are using the increased traffic to show off some of their works of art. According to Tina Lanning of Buckeye Stoneware, tourists come from all over to be part of the action. “It brings a lot of travelers from different areas, different towns, cities, and states. They travel from all over....
July 9, 2005 - 1:07pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Summer’s here and that means more people are spending time on the water. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, spending time fishing and boating is a great family activity, as long as it’s done safely.

Today, McConnelsville residents celebrated the Muskingum Riverfest at Lock 7. According to Rob Lucas of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the event was designed to help people stay safe this summer. “It’s important that people wear their life jackets when...
July 8, 2005 - 4:22pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The city of Zanesville took up the issue of banners today during a special meeting with Mayor Butch Zwelling.

Hanging banners is one of the cheapest forms of promotion for businesses here in Muskingum County, especially when it comes to non-profit organizations.

But these banners can come with a significant cost, maybe an accident.

"When people are looking up at a banner they might go through a red light and they might cause an accident and so forth,” says Mayor...
July 8, 2005 - 4:09pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
It's a busy day for two Zanesville Police Officers.

A swearing in ceremony took place at city hall today for Lieutenant Tony Coury and Sergeant Harry Taylor, they've been promoted.

Coury says he has one goal in mind and that is to continue to work hard for the community and it's people.

"I'm looking forward to working with the upper management of the police department and the city of Zanesville and we're going to continue
to work hard for the community and...
July 8, 2005 - 4:06pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Hurricane Dennis may seem far away, but the Red Cross is warning residents it could be closer than you think.

Dan Hartman, the executive director of the Muskingum Valley Chapter urges residents to keep an eye on the news, especially the weather, because remnants of the storm could be headed our way. “If you remember, not too far back, it came right up the Ohio Valley. What we’re concerned about is that they need to keep an eye on flash floods, and tornadoes that spin off from it....
July 8, 2005 - 3:52pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Transportation Improvement District Board met today to talk about local road projects.

One of the issues that came up at the meeting was concern over the funding needed to continue plans for the state route 93-state route 22-connector rd.

Ohio Department of Transportation District Deputy Director Myron Pakush says finding the funds is never easy.

"Funding is always a stumbling block but you just have to continue to work together and find...
July 7, 2005 - 4:39pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Beginning tomorrow, Southeastern Ohio will be crowded with people. Drawn to one of the things that makes the area famous; pottery.

Numerous businesses will showcasing their wares during the coming week and that means economic growth for the region. According to Kelly Ashby, the vice-president of the Zanesville Muskingum Country Chamber of Commerce, this week means auctions, festivals, and events that will attract hundreds of people. “It’s a wonderful way to showcase Muskingum...
July 7, 2005 - 4:31pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Many areas around Muskingum County will be getting a makeover this summer, which is good news for motorists.

Today, county commissioners heard bids for two paving projects on various roads.

The first bid was to resurface some township roads throughout the county. According to Matt Russell of the Muskingum County Engineers Office, this project will solve a major problem. “They like to do it for dust control, things like that. They also do some work with mulch and gravel...
July 7, 2005 - 1:36pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
An annual golf tournament is right around the corner, and organizers are looking for more players to take a swing for a good cause.

It’s the 32nd annual Muskingum County Men’s Golf Championship and it’s set for July 21st. The purpose is to raise money for the American Cancer Society. President of the tournament, William Black, says they are looking for teams of four, and your ability to golf, doesn’t mean you can’t play.

“It’s run at three different tees,” says Black. “...
July 7, 2005 - 1:24pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
A local bank is getting the word out today that they do more than what you think. Century National Bank is letting government agencies and consumers alike know what they have to offer in terms of public financing.

As a local community bank, Century met with the Muskingum County Commissioners on the subject of branching into area agencies to make them aware of al the opportunities the bank offers in terms of getting money for projects.

Jody Spencer is the Vice President of...
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