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October 21, 2004 - 4:11pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
We all know how important it is to recycle, but one local couple went a bit further and made a house entirely of Eco-Friendly materials.

The Warmke family has a pledge they call the four R’s: Recycle, Reuse, Re-Claim and Repair. They believe in this pledge so much they made a house using dirt, tin cans and old tires.

Some people call it a garbage house…they call it an Earthship. Annie Warmke says that unlike a real house, this one can fully function on its own.
October 21, 2004 - 6:19am
7 years 7 weeks ago
A man who was once pulled over for a routine traffic stop was taken into custody Wednesday, but not for his traffic violation.

According to a press release from the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, troopers stopped a car on October 11th in which Scoot E. Fain was a passenger. During that time, Fain gave troopers a false name and information. He was placed under arrest and a search revealed he had possession of marijuana and a crack pipe, but was able to escape and fled on...
October 20, 2004 - 11:54pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
An alleged robbery suspect made his first appearance in court today.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 34-year-old Deric E. Marshall of Columbus, was arraigned in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court on four counts of robbery and one count of theft.

Workman says the charges stem from the defendant's alleged involvement in the Unizan Bank robbery incident on September 30th of this year.

Marshall pleaded not guilty to all charges and...
October 20, 2004 - 9:09pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Deputies and employees of the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office were honored tonight at the annual awards and retirement banquet.

Lt. Steve Welker received the Deputy of the Year award. Corrections Officer of the year was awarded to Mark Harmon and Shirley Maddox, the Sheriff’s assistant financial administrator, received employee of the year.

Retirees Larry Brocklehurst, Kevin Bunting and Jim Peadon were also awarded for their years of dedicated service to the...
October 20, 2004 - 9:01pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Auditions for the patriotic spectacular “Home for the Holidays was held this evening at the Welcome Center.

Both singers and dancers are needed for the musical concert that will be taped and sent to soldiers here and abroad. Several of the Y-city Stars will also participate in the holiday extravaganza.

More auditions will be held this Sat. at 12 noon at the Muskingum County Welcome Center.
October 20, 2004 - 8:56pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Local city school board officials want more input from kids and parents from the Zanesville Community before naming the two brand new middle schools.

In a recent survey, 78% of adults say they would like to keep the original names of Theodore Roosevelt and Grover Cleveland. Board members say they need to include the students’ input as well before making a final decision.

Next month’s board meeting should make the final decision.
October 20, 2004 - 2:49pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A new leadership award is available through the Muskingum County community foundation, which will honor those who make a difference in the lives of others.

If you would like to nominate someone they must be between the ages of 18 and 45. The other qualification is they must show generosity of time and spirit.

Steve Randles, a member of the community foundation council describes how the Brian Wagner award came about. “We needed to recognize the community efforts of folks...
October 20, 2004 - 1:30pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
With one of the closest Presidential races in our nations history, scam artists are hard at work to sway the swing voters.

Recent reports claim people are calling local residents and asking to pick up their absentee ballots.

Terry Dunn, Executive Director of the Senior Center, says there’s no surprise seniors are the targeted group.

Dunn says, “They’re vulnerable. They’re very trusting people and when an individual approaches them saying I can help you, they’re...
October 20, 2004 - 11:49am
7 years 7 weeks ago
If you love NASCAR and President Bush, then Zanesville was the place to be today.

Four NASCAR figures made two stops in our city to show their support for the president. We met up with them at the Zanesville Victory Center this morning and driver Bill Elliott says they came to rally people together in the final weeks before the election.

“The main thing is to get people out and vote. I mean, right, wrong or indifferent get out and vote. I believe in the President and...
October 20, 2004 - 11:39am
7 years 7 weeks ago
Heating your home in the winter can be extremely costly… and HEAP is trying to help those less fortunate with the burden.

The Home Energy Assistance Program, better known as HEAP, will begin emergency assistance on November 1st. Community Services Coordinator, Gary Wilson, says it is for those who have been disconnected from their heat source or those with less than a ten day supply of bulk fuel.

Wilson says you will be eligible, “As long as you fall under the Department...
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