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November 24, 2004 - 7:44pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
The man accused in the fatal shooting incident last week that killed one man and seriously wounded another was indicted today by a Muskingum County Grand Jury.

According to Detective Sergeant Ric Roush with the Zanesville Police Department, 19-year-old Matthew P. McIntyre of Zanesville, is charged with aggravated murder with a firearm specification, murder with a firearm specification, attempted murder with a firearm specification, felonious assault with a firearm specification, and...
November 24, 2004 - 3:16pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Monday night the Zanesville City Council approved the temporary budget for 2005, and some city departments are experiencing cuts.

Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy says although their overall budget increased they had to make some major cutbacks in key areas.

“The cuts that we have to make are in our operating budget which is for things like equipment, training, fuel, tires, maintenance of the vehicles, and upkeep on the stations,” says Lacy.

It’s up to the...
November 24, 2004 - 12:53pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Food pantry’s are constantly in need of donations, especially during the holiday season. But one local organization says they have been exceptionally lucky this year.

On average, the Eastside Community Ministry feeds 10 families a day, during the holidays that jumps to 15.

They have already given over 350 families food for Thanksgiving, and Executive Director Jack McClelland says people in the community have since been very helpful.

“Since then, we’ve had...
November 24, 2004 - 12:44pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Today is Wes Elson’s last day on the force…Muskingum County’s Chief Deputy is hanging up his hat and retiring.

Elson has been working for the Sheriff’s Department for 27 years. He says there comes a time when you need to focus on other things in life.

“It’s a pretty demanding job and it’s time that I give a little bit back to my family that the job has taken away… I’ve already been given my honey do list, so I’d say for the next couple of months at least, I’ll be working...
November 23, 2004 - 4:15pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Students at Rosecrans High School are getting the opportunity to take a 9-week course to help with a standardized test required for college.

Bill Joseph, a representative from the Rosecrans foundation, truly believes in the Kaplan ACT program and says it really helps raise the test scores.

The foundation donated $10,000 so that 50 Rosecrans students can take advantage of this beneficial course.

Joseph says, “We’ve decided to make that program available for...
November 23, 2004 - 4:00pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Verizon Wireless is can now be heard in Zanesville and in an effort to help local organizations they gave a nice gift in honor of domestic violence awareness.

Today at the Radio Shack in the Colony Square Mall representatives from Verizon Wireless presented a check for 2 thousand dollars to both Response and Transitions Inc.

Public Relations Manager for Verizon says, “We wanted to be able to give something back to local organizations that help victims of domestic violence...
November 23, 2004 - 11:13am
7 years 3 weeks ago
There are many ways to help those less fortunate around the holidays… but what do those who help them year round do?

Christ’s Table is holding their annual Thanksgiving dinner for people in need. Head cook Hulda Noris says they are preparing to serve quite a few mouths.

“We’ll probably feed about 300 to 350 people…we’re having sweet potatoes, green beans and turkey,” she says.

Noris says they’ll probably cook over 20 turkeys for Thursday’s meal … and she...
November 22, 2004 - 10:03pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
For residents of Zanesville we have some important news regarding your water bills.

According to Public Service Director Mike Sims, after a recent water rate analysis there is a need to raise water rates.

Sims says, “It was necessary to raise rates in order to keep the water fund in the black and a positive cash flow to the city.”

The rates have not been increased since 1997 and Sims if this increase did not take place the city would be in the red by 2005....
November 22, 2004 - 7:29pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Good news for Zanesville residents, the odor from the waste water treatment plant may soon be gone.

That’s because Congressman Bob Ney secured one million dollars for the expansion and improvement of the plant/

Mayor Jack Fenton says this is a must needed project.

Fenton adds there are only two other plants like this in the entire U.S. so it’s a great addition for our community.

“It’s really kind of something and really new and there’s a lot of them...
November 22, 2004 - 7:24pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Attention deer hunters: As you probably know gun season starts Monday, but are you sure you’re up to speed on your hunting safety?

One rule you should always follow when hunting whether it be with a gun or bow, is make sure you wear orange.

You also cannot carry a gun when going up the ladder of a tree stand.

Muskingum County’s game warden Mike Reed says this year hunters can fill their bag with one more than last year.

“We estimate the deer...
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