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June 4, 2003 - 1:56pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
Officials in the Perry County village of New Straitsville have to come up with 40-thousand dollars that is owed to two retirement funds. Mayor Dave Brown says some workers, including him, are working for free to pay off the debt. The village has cut the hours for other city officials. He says he does not know when the village will get the money repaid.
June 4, 2003 - 11:11am
5 years 46 weeks ago
A former Zanesville high school basketball coach has died. Funeral services will be Saturday for Lee Himmeger. He coached at Z-H-S in the late 1980’s for two years. He also won two state basketball titles while at Defiance Ayersville. Himmeger died yesterday afternoon at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. The 69-year-old Himmeger had 527 victories as a basketball coach over 33 years, most a Ayersville. He also coached at Upper Sandusky. His teams at Ayersville won state championships in...
June 4, 2003 - 9:21am
5 years 46 weeks ago
Military officials say most Ohioans activated for a year for duty in Iraq will remain on duty for a year, even though the war lasted only six weeks. There are a few exceptions involving Ohio units that completed their missions or never started them. But for most military reservists and National Guard members activated, their 365-day orders stand. Officials point out that, although the fighting is largely over, the work for Ohio’s troops isn’t because many are in maintenance, supply,...
June 3, 2003 - 11:39pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
A warning to parents about summer drug abuse. According to the White House National Drug Control Policy Office, more teens try marijuana for the first time in June and July than at any other time of the year. They remind that unsupervised teenagers also experiment with alcohol and cigarettes more in the summer months. They offer some tips to parents such as:
Set rules; let your kids know marijuana use is unacceptable.
Also, understand the dangers of this drug so you can talk to...
June 3, 2003 - 3:12pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
Youth leaders at the Ohio University Zanesville were among those honored as part of a campus-wide leadership program. Seven students from OUZ received recognition for their leadership, academic performance and involvement in campus activities. All the students are model individuals, who care for others as well as for the overall development of their school. Doug Copen, Jeremi Eveland, Claire Goins, Tony Mayle, Jamie Quisling, Racehel Smith and Emily Wilson are the outstanding student leaders.
June 3, 2003 - 3:11pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
The Lorena Sternwheeler is back in the water and ready to start another boating season for Muskingum County. Tuesday afternoon the mayor held his media cruise, inviting all the city and county officials to enjoy a piece of floating history in our area. During the trip, a special guest thanked the group for their support. Corporal Matt Keiffer has just returned from serving in Iraq. He addressed the officials, thanking them for their prayers and thoughts.
June 3, 2003 - 3:10pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
With all the rain we’ve been dodging lately concerns of flooding have come to the forefront of everyone’s minds. However despite our worries, the Corp of Engineers has been working to maintain the proper level of water for the Dillon Dam. During the month of May, our county saw rainfall during all but eight days. Despite the amount of rainfall the county is prepared for the worst.
June 3, 2003 - 3:09pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
Not only has flooding been a major concern for those living in certain areas in the county, but also for farmers who depend on the weather to grow their crops. And the weather has been all but cooperative for agricultural needs in the county. Some corn did get planted din April, but now farmers are well past the time period for corn planting. Hay a third important cash crop from Muskingum County is also suffering because of the wet weather.
June 3, 2003 - 3:08pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
It’s a labor of love and a celebration of Ohio’s 200th birthday at the Muskingum County Senior Center. Two women have devoted time and energy into painting replicas of some of the bicentennial barns throughout the state. Marjorie Johnson and Phyllis Taylor have painted more than 20 pictures of bicentennial barns. The two women both love painting. The have taken pictures of barns throughout the area, and gotten pictures off the internet of what barns look like from counties around the state...
June 3, 2003 - 1:45pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
Some state funding is headed to southeastern Ohio. State Senator Jim Carnes says its part of the 3.4 million dollars in Nature Works grants to parks and recreation areas across the state. In our area just over 35,000 is coming to Muskingum County to develop a skateboard park in South Zanesville. In Noble County 51,000 dollars will be used to build a playground in Belle Valley and 41,000 dollars will be used for a playground at the Noble County fairgrounds. Coshocton County will get just...
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