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March 1, 2005 - 1:09am
7 years 11 weeks ago
Excellent development and community growth news coming out of City Council this week. The group met Monday night with a full agenda.

Members discussed a new project to promote better housing, land improvement and homeownership in Zanesville.

According to Councilman, Dan Vincent, council gave support to a resolution that would provide additional housing in the 3rd ward of the city. The idea is to emulate the project currently underway in Greenwood, however no residents...
March 1, 2005 - 12:57am
7 years 11 weeks ago
City officials are keeping a close eye on a downtown building after a significant amount of bricks reportedly fell off the upper floors of the Nader Insurance Building at 6-16 Main Street Monday evening.

According to Lt. Bill Shaw with the Zanesville Police Department, around 6:30 some bricks on the building began falling into the alley way nearby.

Law enforcement officials responded to the scene and cleared the area, also on hand to assist was the Zanesville Fire...
March 1, 2005 - 12:51am
7 years 11 weeks ago
The message of the dangers of tobacco use made its way to Zanesville in the form of about 81 youth members.

A rally to support the "STAND" organization was held in the basement of the John McIntire Library this afternoon.

"STAND" is a youth led organization that travels around the state spreading the message to not smoke or use tobacco products.

Patricipants say their goal is to save lives and to urge people to stand up and join the program.

In our...
February 28, 2005 - 5:05pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Senior citizens and driving—some say it’s a deadly combination; others say you can’t take away their independence.

I took a closer look at how old is too old when it comes to seniors on our roadways.

To watch the story click on Watch Video.
February 28, 2005 - 4:19pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A Zanesville man was charged today in the first ever child pornography case ever heard in the Muskingum County courts.

35 year old Richard King was sentenced to 361/2 years in prison for charges involving internet porn with minors.

Detective Sergeant Ric Roush with the Zanesville Police Department says they are very pleased with the sentence.

Roush adds,“ This is a case the Zanesville police department has been working on for about 2 years now and this is really...
February 28, 2005 - 4:12pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Last week we brought you the story of budget cuts affecting a major tourist attraction in Zanesville.

Today Muskingum County commissioner Brian Hill spoke about the options for those who want to purchase the Lorena.

“We have had a phone call or two of possible interested parties so we’re glad to hear that. We welcome anybody to send us a proposal and call us and talk about it,” says Hill.

Hill says you could lease it or buy the vessel, but the commissioners...
February 28, 2005 - 4:08pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Grocery stores are also preparing for the white stuff headed our way…
The downtown Pick N Save was packed with shoppers stocking up on last minute items before the storm.

Manager Rich Daugherty says most people are buying the staples.

“Bread, milk tea, lot of pop, a little bit of everything, they’re a little scared of the amount its supposed to be coming our way,” says Daugherty.

Daugherty says they’re pretty stocked right now, so if you haven’t bought any...
February 28, 2005 - 4:04pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
One of the bigger snowstorms of the New Year may be heading our way. And that means the city of Zanesville is preparing for whatever Mother Nature may bring.

Public Service Director, Mike Sims says city workers are on standby ready to take action.

“We have a six person crew ready to come in at 7pm and work through the night of course change out tomorrow if necessary,” says Sims.

Sims says the salt bins are full, so we’re in no danger of running out.

February 27, 2005 - 10:26pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
One local family is receiving a lot of love and support after losing a loved one.

Nearly 1,000 people attended a fundraising auction today for the late Jerry Ryan of New Concord. Ryan passed away about a month ago from a brain tumor. Ryan left behind his wife Pam and their 2 kids.

Today’s benefit will help pay for his medical bills and funeral expenses. Pam says she didn’t realize how many lives her husband touched.

All the items auctioned off were...
February 27, 2005 - 10:18pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Prospective students and their parents toured the halls of Bishop Rosecrans High School this afternoon at their open house.

Principal Richard Smith says their enrollment has been down the last few years and it’s important to acknowledge the benefits of getting a Catholic education.

With the recent announcement of the consolidation of the St. Thomas and St. Nicholas schools moving closer to the high school, Principal Smith says it will be a positive change bringing more...
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