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March 24, 2004 - 1:40pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties is at it again, trying to make our community a better place to live.

The organization is trying to find out “What Matters To You.” So, they put it together a survey and are asking for your input on several important issues.

Jack McClelland, Executive Director of Eastside Community Ministry says, “This survey is a group effort from the United Way agencies to basically see what the community feels is important and we...
March 24, 2004 - 12:15pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
A U-S House Committee is considering a bill that would let certain first-time homeowners buy a home without a down payment.

The bill would require the Federal Housing Authority to insure mortgages for families who meet the agency’s underwriting requirements and can afford monthly mortgage payments.

Ohio Congressman Pat Tiberi is sponsoring the bill.

He says it would help families who don’t have enough money saved for a down payment to still be able to buy a...
March 24, 2004 - 9:10am
6 years 17 weeks ago
The next time you think your vote doesn’t count, you better think again. Nearly a seven-mill bond issue and levy for Chillicothe City Schools was declared passed by one vote yesterday.

The results were announced by the Board of Elections after provisional ballots cast when the validity of voter’s registration is challenged.

Due to the closeness of the vote, there will be a mandatory recounts of all ballots on March 30th. However, Election Board Director Nancy Bell says...
March 23, 2004 - 11:42pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Some craziness Tuesday night on Interstate 70 westbound, as the passenger side wheels of a trailer flew off the vehicle and hit a light pole at the Underwood exit ramp.

According to Sgt. Rice with the police department, the pole subsequently fell over the roadway and the ramp had to be closed for about 45 minutes while O-Dot came and replaced the pole.

Despite the potential seriousness, no cars were hit and minimal damage was suffered to the trailer.

March 23, 2004 - 6:36pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The Gus Macker three- on-three basketball tournament is dribbling it’s way back to Zanesville soon and there’s no better time to register your team then now.

This year beat the rush by registering online. Dana Matz, Manager of the Zanesville Downtown Association says, “over 70 percent of our teams registration online last year so, don’t wait for the application go ahead and register online.”

This is the tournament’s eighth year in Zanesville and you can register at www....
March 23, 2004 - 6:36pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
If you hear sirens tomorrow, you won’t be the only one.

Statewide Emergency Management Associations are beginning to test the Outdoor Emergency Sirens.

The Emergency Alerting System is for any type of emergency not just emergencies weather related.

Tomorrow isn’t the only time you’ll hear the Early Warning Systems, it’s done twice a month for all of the Tornado Season.

There are thirty sirens around Muskingum County.
March 23, 2004 - 5:03pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
There will soon be a change in the way the county seeks their health insurance broker, but it won’t happen this year.

Michelle Campbell the new human resource director for Muskingum County says that every three years the County looks at health insurance proposals. She says they will now open the process to other local brokers who can submit proposals for next year’s selection. As for this year, any proposals must go through the county’s current broker.

John Parker, the...
March 23, 2004 - 4:54pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Now that spring has officially arrived, the vendors are out in downtown Zanesville. This year the courthouse corner now has a new hot dog vendor.

Del Warne owner of Del’s Curbside Grill sells a variety of items perfect for a bite on the run.

Although he’s still holding out for some warmer weather, Warne says he has a decent number of customers. “More everyday. As the weather gets better it improves. You see more people out on the street. It adds to the flavor downtown...
March 23, 2004 - 3:24pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
A Noble County grand jury has indicted a man on aggravated murder, kidnapping and rape charges in the death of a 7-year-old girl whose body was found in a well.

29-year-old Fred Mundt could face the death penalty if convicted of aggravated murder in the death of Brittany Hendrickson.

Noble County Sheriff Landon Smith says Brittany drowned in the well where she was found March 10th about a mile from her home in Lebanon.

The coroner had found that Brittany had...
March 23, 2004 - 2:50pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
There’s another survey showing that gas prices have never been higher.

The Triple-A reports that American motorists are now paying an average of just under a $1.74 for a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline, slightly higher than the previous record that was set late last August.

In a statement, the auto club says it had expected to see a new record high this year because of a combination of factors, including rising fuel consumption, high crude oil prices and “...
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