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February 24, 2005 - 6:08pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Engineer’s office says it’s got a problem with some water tanks Wayne Ridge Road.

Engineer Doug Davis says a small slip has developed at the tank site and must be repaired.

The water tanks are used for storage then shipped to customers for use.

Davis says the wet weather our area has experienced is one of the reasons for the problem.

He says he hopes to get federal disaster funds to help pay for the project which could cost 25,...
February 24, 2005 - 6:02pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
A major road has been closed in Muskingum County.

The Ohio Department of Transportation says State Route 146 west has been shut down due to a slip in the road.

The location of the road problem is about two miles east of the Dillon State Park entrance.

O-Dot says State Route 146 will be closed for around 60 days and the detour is State Route 586 to State Route 16 to State Route 60.

If you are traveling from the Zanesville side the detour is...
February 24, 2005 - 3:11pm
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Three area people are in custody today after a drug bust in Lancaster this Tuesday. But that bust wasn’t the end of this on-going investigation.

Officials have been investigating leads for 18 months, and it has ended in a Meth raid at 9776 State Route 669 in Perry County.

Brian “Bucky” Barnes was renting the trailer and turned it into a Red-P Meth Lab. Officials found multiple loaded firearms, video surveillance, and more than enough meth ingredients, including recipes,...
February 23, 2005 - 5:47pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Commissioners sent a letter to state and federal officials voicing their concerns about President Bush’s proposed cuts to the Community Development Block Grant program.

Commissioner Don Madden says the CDBG program has benefited the county for years. Now he’s afraid some of our future projects will not be funded.

“It would be those future projects that would benefit low to moderate income areas that would possibly suffer just from the standpoint that...
February 23, 2005 - 5:44pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office is hoping for new Buckeye Sheriff Associate Memberships this year.

Soon in the mail Muskingum County Residents will be receiving letters from the Association asking for a 20$ contribution.

Major Terry Newman says the contribution will be used for technical resources, legislative support on key criminal justice issues and training for deputies.

As a member you will receive a membership card, a special window decal for your...
February 23, 2005 - 5:37pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
Parents are speaking out tonight about the future of Catholic education in Zanesville.

Earlier this month the announcement was made to consolidate St. Thomas and St. Nicholas as one elementary school and St. Nicholas will house the middle school students.

The ultimate decision was made due to low enrollment at both schools.

Debbie and Tim Lasure have 5 children that have been through Catholic education in Zanesville. Their youngest, Lindsey is a fourth...
February 23, 2005 - 5:21pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
Rape is a serious and violent crime that occurs most in women between the ages of 16 and 24.

Janie Malloy is the program Manager for the Response Program in downtown Zanesville. She says rapists almost always know their victims.

“The majority of sexual assaults occur not by a stranger and a victim but thru someone they know someone they went out with, somebody they work with or a neighbor.”

Malloy explains the rapist is usually looking for a woman who won’t...
February 23, 2005 - 3:24pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
Ohio’s Governor stopped by the Y-City to tour Russett Printing and to talk about his tax reform plan this morning.

About 30 local businessmen and women came to hear the speech on Taft’s new five-year plan. The plan will mainly benefit small businesses, of which there are over 20,000 in Ohio.

First, he wants to decrease personal income tax for small businesses, because most of them pay on a personal level and not corporate. This is only one of his three main goals....
February 22, 2005 - 8:19pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
A couple of incidents at an area intermediate school has sparked some concern among parents of students.

According to officials from the Frazeysburg Police Department, some recent incidents are currently under investigation.

Authorities say vandals broke into Frazeysburg Intermediate School early Monday morning and caused damage to school property.

Investigators right now say no arrests have been made, but they are following up on leads.

Details of...
February 22, 2005 - 8:11pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
Guernsey County is facing big problems with recent budget cuts, as WHIZ has received word that nine county employees have been laid off as of Saturday.

This comes as Guernsey County Commissioners have asked all elected officials within the county to cut their operating budgets by ten percent.

Sheriff Mike McCauley says these cuts are hitting his office hard, as seven full time and two part time employees, most of them corrections officers, have lost their jobs.

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