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September 22, 2004 - 6:35pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Local businesses are teaming up once again to help our area kids.

This past summer the WHIZ Media Group and the Times Recorder worked together for a great cause.

The Y City Star event helped the organizations bring in over 7,600 for each of the two fundraisers, Lace up for Kids and Newspapers for Education.

United Way says they purchased over 93 pairs of shoes for area kids.
Dan Shaw from the Times Recorder says their Newspapers for Education will help...
September 22, 2004 - 6:34pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum County sheriff’s Office says charges have been filed in a Dresden area murder case.

Sheriff Bob Stephenson says 28-year-old James Walls, who’s from Columbus, but was, living in Zanesville, is facing charges of aggravated murder and aggravated robbery charges with gun specifications in the death of 55-year-old Terry Archibald.

The Sheriff say if convicted Walls could face the death penalty. The other suspect charged is identified as 21-year-old Shawn...
September 22, 2004 - 12:19pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The king is coming to Zanesville! Well not exactly, but an Elvis impersonator will be singing all of his original songs at a benefit concert at Secrest Auditorium.

Mike Albert and his 7-piece band are known worldwide having won several major world Elvis contests.

He’s appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show and “A Current Affair.”

Stephanie Winland, Executive Director of the Miss Ohio scholarship program says, “He does a nice celebration of Elvis. It’s been 50 years...
September 22, 2004 - 12:05pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
An accident this morning involving an East Muskingum school bus sends one person to the hospital and leaves plenty of school kids shook up.

The accident occurred off State Route 93, when a white Ford pick-up truck and a John Glenn School bus hit almost head on.

Third Grader at John Glenn Austin Husk says, “we were scared, my sister was crying, we all were.”

He wasn’t the only one scared, his grandfather was the driver of the truck involved in the crash and was...
September 21, 2004 - 10:50pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The United Way of Muskingum, Morgan and Perry Counties has named an interim director…well actually two interim directors.

According to United Way Chairman Brian Wagner, Charlie and Marcy White have agreed to serve on an interim basis as a team in the position vacated earlier this month by long-time Executive Director Keely Warden.

Wagner says Charlie has served on the campaign cabinet for many years and Marcy has bee very active in the Carr Center. They both are very well...
September 21, 2004 - 4:30pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A major break in a Muskingum County murder investigation. The Sheriff’s office says its making big progress in their investigation into a murder on Mollies Rock Road near Dresden.

55-year old Terry Archibald was shot at his salvage yard on August 19th of this year.

They now have two men in custody after a tip they received brought them to the Bonifield Court apartment area in Zanesville early this morning.

Sheriff Stephenson did say at least ten officers were...
September 21, 2004 - 4:21pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The never-ending job of flood clean up continues in Southern Ohio and in our area too.

Roads are still flooded in some parts of Guernsey County, schools are still on delays and the waterways are still higher than they should be.

Just yesterday President Bush declared 15 counties in Ohio disaster areas.

Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are soon headed to Guernsey County as well as other counties to issue grants based on damages.
September 21, 2004 - 4:08pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Some Perry County residents are without power this afternoon. American Electric Power says that if you live in the Crooksville area you power will remain off until 6:00 p.m.

The power was cut at 4:00 p.m.

A-E-P says an 80-foot tree was uprooted by flooding and is tangled in power lines and the scene must be cleared.

That means no power for about 900 customers in the Crooksville area, south of Crooksville off of State Route 93 and side roads.

September 21, 2004 - 2:41pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Some Zanesville students will have something to look forward to when they return to school next fall. The Zanesville City Schools are constructing three brand new buildings as part of a $96 million project.

Zanesville City Schools Superintendent Mike Pockl says both the New South and the New North Middle Schools will be complete by May of next year. The New East Elementary will be complete by December 2005. Pockl says, “I think students will be excited about computers, classrooms,...
September 21, 2004 - 2:33pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Do you know a local non-profit organization that could use several thousand dollars in grants? The Muskingum County Community Foundation plans on distributing around $25,000 in their annual Fall Grant Competition.

The grants range in size from $1,000-$5,000. In order to qualify for the grant, you must be a non-profit organization such as a neighborhood group, social service or an educational institution. This isn’t the first time the Community Foundation has given money to local...
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