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June 14, 2005 - 10:38am
7 years 6 weeks ago
Summertime means many kids will be outside playing, whether riding their bikes or just crossing the street, it's important to teach them how to be safe around town, which is the purpose of the widely known program titled “Safety Town.”

One local church is hosting the program right here in Zanesville on behalf of the Carr Center. Jenny Sampson is the Youth Services Coordinator; she says you’d be surprised at how much the kids really remember after spending a week at Safety Town....
June 13, 2005 - 8:52pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Another group is showing their support for the partnership between the Muskingum Family Y, Ohio University- Zanesville and Zane State College, as council passed the first of three readings of a resolution to declare its full support.

Craig Miracle is the Executive Director of the local YMCA. He shares his reaction to the passage of tonight’s reading.

“I was pleased to see that first reading went through tonight and everything went as planned and we’re through the first...
June 13, 2005 - 4:36pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Bartlett Run Sewer Project is moving along right on schedule. That’s according to officials.

And today at the Muskingum County Commissioners office, they accepted 4 bids for the final phase of the project.

Jeff Pickrell says they were pleased with the bids.

“We take them under advisement. We’ll take them back to M-E our engineering firm and they’ll confirm that all the data is correct and that we’re under the engineer’s estimate of about 1.8 so we’re happy...
June 13, 2005 - 4:27pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The City of Zanesville is hard at work to improve the safety in the downtown.

You may notice the change on 6th street where crews are replacing the traffic lights.

Public Service Director Mike Sims describes what the upgrade entails.

“It’s a $380,000 project so I think we did quite well there to be able to use the same type of signal pole that we use on Main Street and update the signals and controllers to be compatible with those on Main Street,” says Sims....
June 13, 2005 - 3:22pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Mayors, County Commissioners and elected officials came out to hear Congressman Bob Ney speak about the future of community development block grants (CDBG) today.

Congressman Ney came to the Cambridge Holiday Inn to stress to importance of keeping community block grants alive. As we told you last week, grants around Southeastern Ohio are in jeopardy of being eliminated from next year’s budget. Ney says Democrat or Republican, everyone supports the fact that local funds are...
June 13, 2005 - 3:17pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
A family readiness group is an organization of family members, volunteers, and soldiers that work together to provide support among each other…and the McConnellsville branch of the National Guard took it to the golf course today to raise money for this vital group.

The mission of the program is to build strong families that are equipped to handle the situations that come with being in the Army.

April Giesey, chairman of the group, says they raise the money so that the...
June 13, 2005 - 3:09pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Zanesville Fire Department put their climbing skills to work this morning, as they were called to an unusual rescue.

Around 10 a.m. they got a call from the South Zanesville Fire Department for assistance, but there were no flames involved.

The United Methodist Church in the South end of town had some rather “flighty” problems… as they had baby hawks stuck in their bell tower.

Firefighter John Fisk says two red-tailed hawks needed help getting out. “They...
June 12, 2005 - 11:37pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The family and friends of one American soldier celebrate his life today as they held a homecoming in his honor.

Kieth Melvin was deployed to Baghdad in January and was just recently granted a two-week leave.

Melvin has a positive outlook on his time away saying he is proud of all the changes Americans have made in the past few years.

Melvin says it is an eye openering experience to see how well we have it here in America.

Although he loves his job he...
June 12, 2005 - 11:25pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
After two days of auditions and 92 contestants it is now time to narrow it down…

Here are your Top 20 finalists for this year’s Y City Star competition: (in no particular order)

*Mindy Camp
*Shelly Mosher
*Heather Krouskoupf
*Jenna Wilson
*Lauren Cheney
*Alainna Amicone
*Melissa Anderson
*Payton Zemba
*Amelia Vincent
*Carlos King
*Airel Strode
*Dylan Daniels
*Jenny Radigan
*Ashley Soukup
*Sarah Warfield...
June 11, 2005 - 8:12pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Local organizations showed their support for youth and their families today as they engaged in outdoor activities.

Local families made their way to the Muskingum family Y where they did more than swim and play basketball.

Today was a day for Muskingum job and Family services to show their support for local residents.

The services contract with agencies in town to promote developmental assets within the community.

A variety of prizes were given away to...
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