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May 16, 2005 - 3:22pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Mail carriers got quite a workout this weekend during the 13th annual food drive.

Each year, mail carriers from around Muskingham County team up with Operation Hunger to help raise food to help those less fortunate.

This year’s results surprised some mail workers at the McIntire Post Office. According to mail worker Bill Irving, “Last year we collected 22,000 pounds of food, this year we collected more than twenty-four thousand pounds, and we think by the end, we’ll have...
May 16, 2005 - 3:06pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
It was a cool day for the annual Southeastern Med Center golf fundraiser at Cambridge Country Club.

Today’s event is helping to raise money to help Southeastern Med maintain the latest technology and equipment.

According to Don Huston, Southeastern Med’s Vice President of Marketing, keeping good healthcare closer to home is extremely important. “We all want quality healthcare right here close to home to save people trips to the city.”

More than one hundred...
May 16, 2005 - 2:06pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
For the first time ever, Muskingum County was chosen to host the annual “Ohio County Commissioners Days” and “The Wilds” is the chosen spot.

This event brings county commissioners from all over the state of Ohio to our area. They will have the chance to tour local facilities during the day and visit the Wilds at night. Kelly Ashby with the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce explains all the commissioners will get to see.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for the...
May 16, 2005 - 12:47pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
A new project set for Muskingum county will bring 100 new jobs along with it, as plans for a “Family Y” are finally underway for Zanesville.

Executive Director Craig Miracle says that, until now, they had trouble finding a location for the new facility.

Miracle says the Y, Zane State, and Ohio University-Zanesville are currently in the planning stages, as the new location will be on campus behind Littick Hall. He has high hopes for the new facility.

“As many...
May 15, 2005 - 11:41pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Men and women across the United States take pride in American soldiers everyday, but it feels good to know that residents right here in Muskingum county are well known for their support.

Local army recruiters say whenever they hold an event to honor soldiers and their families they receive an overwhelming amount of support from the community.

Father of army reservist William Bryan attended a dinner he felt was intended to ease any concerns a parent might have of their...
May 15, 2005 - 9:57pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Local residents enjoyed a brisk walk today as a way of supporting the lives of those brought into our world earlier than expected.

Over one hundred supporters participated in the March of Dimes annual fundraiser, walking to support premature babies and the research of infant mortality.

One out of every eight babies is born premature which is the leading cause of infant mortality.

Money raised today will specifically go to the research, education, and advocacy of...
May 15, 2005 - 4:10pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
It was a beautiful day for breakfast in Licking Township.

Today marked the 2nd annual Licking Township Fire House Pancake Breakfast. More than two hundred people came out to load up on all you can eat pancakes and sausage and to help a good cause. All the money raised at today’s event goes to help the Licking Township Fire Department with some much-needed expenses. According to Licking Township Fire Chief, Chris Miller, “We divide it up mostly in our training fund. We are putting...
May 15, 2005 - 4:00pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Today marks the start of a week that is dedicated to E-M-S personnel.

The week long celebration is to thank our area emergency services personnel for all the work they do. According to Jamey Baker, the director of Operation for Community Ambulance Service, Thursday is going to be dedicated to children’s safety. “We’re going to take the day out of emergency services week and we’re going to visit some local elementary schools like Pleasant Grove and we are also going to be at...
May 15, 2005 - 3:51pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
“Look twice save a life, motorcycles are everywhere.” That’s the motto of all motorcyclists as riders are heading out onto roads throughout Ohio.

Today more than 100 bikers cruised through downtown Zanesville to kick off “motorcycle safety awareness month.” The Zanesville Court House is just one of the many stops the bikers made today. According to Jim Bown, “Today we are riding from Muskingham County to Licking County to Coshocton County and Guernsey County to let people know that...
May 14, 2005 - 12:41pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
With more than $265,000 in prizes, it could be the fundraiser of the year.

Today marked the first Outdoor Extravaganza, a fund raising event held by the Malta-McConnelsville Kiwanis Club and the Twin Community Jaycees. Today’s tickets to enter today’s event at the Morgan County Fairgrounds were $100, but the prizes were pretty incredible.

According to the Chairman of the Outdoor Extravaganza, Randy Shrivers, “The main drawing starts 6:00, and we give a prize away every...
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