The Zanesville/Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce reports they broke their record for the highest number of member companies in 2003.
President, Tom Poorman, said: “we had 835 members, this chamber of commerce has never had that many businesses before, and we did it in a down economy, so were very hopeful that that’s a sign that things are starting to turn around locally.”
Poorman says he’s surprised for the increase at this time of year, businesses typically trend...
Huge problems and concerns still looming in Morgan County.
Governor Bob Taft declared the county under a state of emergency, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency spent the day assessing the county’s flood problems, and deciding whether they need federal aid.
Morgan County’s local EMA officer, Keith Spare. seen in the picture above, says they need the aid now more than ever. The flood problems added to an already struggling economy.
The second co-defendant in the Brad Barnett murder case pleads guilty.
However 19-year-old Amanda Miller of Hopewell will not be sentenced in 30 days. That’s because she’s agreed to testify at the trial of 22-year-old Derek Norris, the Hopewell man whom shot and killed Barnett.
According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, Miller plead guilty to one count complicity to commit aggravated robbery; one count possession crack; one count possession...
Three young local children need some extra attention right now.
Their father passed away last week and Sandy Rosser from the Roseville Community Center is asking the Community’s help for this family. Rosser says her main concern is to let these children know that people are out there that really care for them in this time of crisis.
Rosser is asking for monetary donations, which can be sent to: The Slack Family Fund First Federal Bank 55 Main Street...
Although the economy has taken a toll in certain areas across the country, economic development in Muskingum County has actually been quite positive.
More specifically the city of Zanesville has seen a lot of economic growth over the past year.
Larry Merry of the Zanesville Port Authority says there have been many positive projects such as Dollar General’s continued expansion, and the recent announcement of the 222 jobs at the Lear Corporation.