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May 21, 2005 - 11:52am
7 years 7 weeks ago
After a few rainy weekends, today’s sunshine welcomed a special ceremony.

Today, Habitat for Humanity volunteers gathered at their newest location on White Oak Drive, for a special ground blessing. Three weeks ago a groundbreaking ceremony had been planned, but the rain kept everyone at bay. According to Ann Gildow, the Vice President of the Board of the Zanesville Habitat for Humanity today is a special day for everyone involved. “We are going through the process to actually...
May 21, 2005 - 10:26am
7 years 7 weeks ago
One local ministry took advantage of today’s beautiful weather to help others.

Eastside Community Ministries decided to help some area residents who are elderly or disabled with their yard work today.

One of those helped by the group was Linda Armstrong, whose husband Dennis, a disabled Vietnam Veteran, can no longer help with the mounting yard work. According to Armstrong, “A couple of years ago it got away from us, and it’s too much for me and my husband can’t help me...
May 20, 2005 - 3:08pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Although it was a gloomy day outside today, it was a bright and colorful day inside one local school as they danced the day away.

Students and teachers at the starlight school put their artistic abilities to the test as they celebrated the schools second annual Jimmy Buffet day.

The event purposely held at the end of the school year allows students and faculty to have a little fun by decorating their classrooms and hallways.

“We just decided that after a long...
May 20, 2005 - 1:58pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The United Way has a new director, at least temporarily.

Karen Scheere is the interim director of the United Way of Muskingham, Perry and Morgan Counties. She began her new position this week, but Scheere is no stranger to the organization. “I’ve been with the United Way for about five years through a variety of different capacities. Last year I did the Y-City United Tour and I got asked to fill this position, so I’m just glad to help out.”

Although the position is just...
May 20, 2005 - 1:49pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A local grocery store is getting a facelift from Genesis Healthcare.

Genesis Healthcare has leased the former Big Bear Supermarket on Maple Avenue. Tom Sieber, the President and CEO of Genesis Healthcare believes the new facility will provide patients with the best service in a convenient location. “The former Big Bear, now known as the Genesis Healthplex, is being renovated on both the interior and exterior to accommodate two goals. One was to relocate the support staff from the...
May 20, 2005 - 1:37pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
It might not have been the ideal day to plant a garden, but that didn’t stop members of a local children’s organization from their beautification project.

Help Me Grow of Muskingham County teamed up with Z-Bus and Mission Oaks Garden Center on today’s community service project. According to Arlene Titko, a Help Me Grow supervisor, the Z-Bus station was the perfect spot for the project. “Our family members use the bus and it would be a place where they could see the fruits of their...
May 20, 2005 - 11:16am
7 years 7 weeks ago
A local escapee is back in custody this afternoon, after reports of the prisoner escaped from the custody of the Muskingum County Veterans Office, during a transport to the Chillicothe V.A. Medical Center.

According to Muskingum County Sheriff Bob Stephenson, 42-year-old Brian Smith of Zanesville was caught last night at the Baker’s Motel on East Pike.

Smith escaped en route to Chillicothe. He was in jail on a bench warrant for failure to appear for re-sentencing....
May 20, 2005 - 11:01am
7 years 7 weeks ago
As July 9th approaches, the worry free wedding couple is busier than ever. We caught up with them today as they chose the symbol of their commitment… the wedding rings.

Robert Locke and Melissa Mock have been together for five years. He is a police officer in New Lexington and she is a dispatcher in Fairfield County.

Melissa says she only had one idea in mind when searching for the perfect ring. “Basically, just something to complement my style. I’m not a real flashy...
May 19, 2005 - 6:19pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Students, teachers, and family members at one local school showed their support today to promote physical activity in Ohio.

Two hundred fifty-four students at Nashport elementary walked a one mile course set up along the perimeter of the school in efforts to support health and wellness.

"Our goal today is for each of our students to walk one mile and contribute to the states goal for the entire day for one million miles" says Connie Fellers, intervention instructor.
May 19, 2005 - 5:02pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Local officials have put the search in the water for one missing man to rest. The Muskingum county sheriff’s department along with other local agencies says they have exhausted their resources in hopes to find forty-three year old John Mumaw.

Mumaw was reported missing on Monday after his boat was found with the ignition on.

Officials continue to use cadaver dogs and high tech equipment to assist them in their search as best possible.

Officials say they still...
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