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September 23, 2004 - 4:42pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Some of the greatest educational thinkers around the country came to Muskingum College for a special conference, called Poverty in the Heartland, the Impact of Poverty in Education in Rural America.

Teachers and administrators listened to new, innovative ways to improve classroom activities and how to attract qualified teachers to rural schools.
September 23, 2004 - 4:39pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
One Zanesville neighborhood will soon be receiving a makeover.

The city of Zanesville recently received a state grant of $161,000 to serve a wide variety of smaller scale projects in the Putnam Hill area.

The grant will go toward construction on Carey Street and will improve storm water retention. The projects will be completed in the next two years.
September 23, 2004 - 4:35pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Local democrats were cheering on the Muskingum County Courthouse steps this afternoon as state senate candidate terry Anderson rallied with Senator John Glenn.

The Senator says he will endorse Anderson, saying his background puts him in the position to lead the district.

A native of New Concord Ohio, Senator John Glenn says he’s excited about Anderson’s plans for jobs and education in southeast Ohio.
September 23, 2004 - 4:31pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s office is working on tightening its budget for 2005. So far, the word layoff is not being used. Muskingum County Sheriff Bob Stephenson is proposing a budget of over 6,788,000 for next year.

Over 4 million of that budget is salaries alone. The S.O. has 124 full time and 8 part time employees.

Other expenses include uniforms, and the upkeep of the cruisers. The Sheriff’s Office also has to factor in the new work release facility on Adamsville...
September 23, 2004 - 4:26pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Ohio Department of Transportation has come through with some major funding for some local projects.

Governor Bob Taft says 32 communities and organizations will share 12 million dollars.

In our area, Zanesville, Muskingum County and Morgan County will get some money.

In Zanesville 940-thousand dollars is slated for 6th street rehabilitation…in Muskingum County just over 414-thousand dollars for the Muskingum Trail extention…and in Morgan County 168-...
September 23, 2004 - 2:02pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Shawnee Police say they now have several suspects in the chemical spill at the Holinee Fiberglass Plant from earlier this week.

Investigators say that several bags of the chemical, known as organic peroxide, were recovered Wednesday.

Apparently some of the vandals returned several bags that they had stolen on Tuesday and dumped them nearby the plant site.

The spill caused some area residents to evacuate. Shawnee police say this incident was an act of...
September 23, 2004 - 3:56am
6 years 35 weeks ago
The United States Department of Agriculture has approved a big loan for Muskingum County.

Congressman Bob Ney says 5,000,000 dollars is headed to the county to help with the construction of new water and waste disposal lines.

Ney says the funds will be used to build 12 miles of trunk sewer lines and five underground lift stations to connect to the interceptor operated by the city of Zanesville wastewater treatment plant.

The terms of the loan are 40 years at...
September 22, 2004 - 9:39pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a fatal accident involving a pedestrian.

According to dispatchers, the accident happened at 6:25 p.m. on State Route 37 east of Lancaster, when a truck driven by 21-year-old Trent Woodgeard of New Lexington went off the right side of the roadway and struck a pedestrian walking eastbound.

The victim, Daniel Fleming, of Logan was transported to OSU Medical Center in Columbus, where he later died from...
September 22, 2004 - 5:35pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Local businesses are teaming up once again to help our area kids.

This past summer the WHIZ Media Group and the Times Recorder worked together for a great cause.

The Y City Star event helped the organizations bring in over 7,600 for each of the two fundraisers, Lace up for Kids and Newspapers for Education.

United Way says they purchased over 93 pairs of shoes for area kids.
Dan Shaw from the Times Recorder says their Newspapers for Education will help...
September 22, 2004 - 5:34pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Muskingum County sheriff’s Office says charges have been filed in a Dresden area murder case.

Sheriff Bob Stephenson says 28-year-old James Walls, who’s from Columbus, but was, living in Zanesville, is facing charges of aggravated murder and aggravated robbery charges with gun specifications in the death of 55-year-old Terry Archibald.

The Sheriff say if convicted Walls could face the death penalty. The other suspect charged is identified as 21-year-old Shawn...
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