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March 8, 2005 - 5:34pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
Big Brothers and Big Sisters gears up for their annual “Bowl for Kids Sake” event this weekend, attracting over 750 participants this year.

Coordinator Tim Callahan says this is their biggest fundraiser of the year.

“We think it’s about the 20th year that this has gone on and yes it’s a main event. It’s our largest fundraiser that we put on,” says Callahan.

Callahan says a lot of work has gone into this event and its involved a lot of local businesses and...
March 8, 2005 - 5:20pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
The Ohio Department of Transportation announced their upcoming projects for this year some of which were very necessary for our area.

Phil Newman, the Muskingum County representative says although there are no major projects going on this year, the ones we do have are vital.

“Most of the projects are going to be the work of slips had a lot of them this year due to the high water and so forth so this coming Thursday they’re going to start on the slip on 146 West,” says...
March 8, 2005 - 5:12pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
As spring is fast approaching, the 31st annual John Imlay rotary rose sale is going on now to help brighten up the community.

The roses are on sale through March 16th which means you have a little over a week left to buy them.

Noon rotary President Scott Peterson says the biggest project so far are the stone signs built at various entrances to Zanesville.

Traditionally the roses sold are mostly red, but this year it’s all about color.

“This year 80%...
March 7, 2005 - 9:35pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
Juggling work and family is never easy. Sometimes it seems that the harder you work, the more things at home can go by the way side, taking its toll on any parent.

In this week's segment of Connecting With Kid's, we touch on the difficulties many parents face when working and raising children, and why focusing on family should come first.

Next week, I'll have tips on how to utilize your time with your children, as well as highlight ways to take time out of even the busiest...
March 7, 2005 - 5:57pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
It’s testing time in Ohio and that means local students’ thinking caps are getting a work- out taking their proficiency and achievement tests.

Starting today students across Ohio are taking their proficiency and achievement tests in reading, math, science, social studies and writing.

“From the very beginning of school all our classrooms and teachers and students have been focusing on the skills that are necessary to be successful not only on these test but in life,” says...
March 7, 2005 - 5:48pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
Other news from the County Commissioners tonight includes a resolution that passed approving tax abatement for Worthington Foods.

Larry Merry, Executive Director of the Port Authority says this will give Worthington an additional facility in town.

“They’ll have two facilities; they’ll have a large facility at North Pointe Park and then this one at our airport park so we’re very happy that we were able to help a major employer like that,” says Merry.

The building...
March 7, 2005 - 5:43pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Commissioners have a decision to make. They have to decide whether or not to sign a letter of support so Frontier Community Services can continue a housing project that will benefit low income families.

Rod Siddons, the Chief Development Officer for Frontier says the project will provide affordable housing for local residents.

“The benefit to the community is the addition of 76 new affordable apartments for people who are essentially working class,”...
March 7, 2005 - 5:37pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
After it was discovered last week that the Nader’s Insurance building in Zanesville was deteriorating, local officials are taking a proactive approach to make sure it doesn’t become an epidemic in the downtown area.

Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy says they plan on performing thorough inspections on other downtown buildings.

“One of the things we can look for is infiltration of water into these buildings this is normally what causes the partial collapses to occur is the...
March 7, 2005 - 6:44am
6 years 46 weeks ago
The Coshocton County sheriff’s office is investigating a fatal accident.

It happened on County Road 41 in Jefferson Township.

Deputies say that 43-year-old Daniel Fitch of Coshocton was driving west on 41, at a high rate of speed, when he lost control, slid sideways going off the right side of the road, striking a parked pick-up truck, a three and another vehicle.

Fitch was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident happened just before midnight...
March 6, 2005 - 7:44pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
Local churches and Habitat for Humanity are working together for a great cause.

The Joining Hands Project is a collaborative effort involving churches all across Muskingum County and the Zanesville Habitat for Humanity Board.

Their goal is to build a home for a less fortunate family.
Dr. Dennis Baker from the Coburn Methodist Church says this is a wonderful opportunity to share faith while helping others.

Habitat Board member Ann Gildow says this is great...
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