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August 25, 2004 - 9:26pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Congressman Bob Ney Wednesday announced a grant that will help a volunteer fire department in Muskingum County.

Washington Township Fire Fighters will receive just over $142,000 as part of a nationwide assistance to fire fighters grant program.

Ney says the funds can be used for training, new protective equipment and improvements to the fire station.

The grants will total eight-thousand awards worth nearly $750-million throughout the country.
August 25, 2004 - 9:23pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Morgan County Emergency Management Agency says it’s spending some of its Homeland Security grant money.

Director Terry Robison says he used portions of funding from 2002, 2003, and 2004 to purchase 20 radios to link the county to a statewide multi-agency radio communications system.

Robison says he spent just over $102,000 and also bought pagers for the county’s 14 townships, the four villages and the EMA Office.

Robison says the new catch phrase in the...
August 25, 2004 - 9:19pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The suspect in the alleged robbery at the B-and-D Sales Store last week was indicted by the Muskingum County Grand Jury Wednesday.

According to Detective Randy Ritchason, 44-year-old Lloyd Dunlap of Zanesville was indicted on two counts of robbery, both felonies of the second degree.

Ritchason says Dunlap is being held in the city jail but should be transported the county jail soon.

The alleged robbery occurred last Tuesday morning at about 10:07 at the store...
August 25, 2004 - 9:15pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
It’s taken more than a year, but authorities Wednesday indicted a Coshocton County man, suspected in the murder of 58-year-old Donna Weaver.

According to Sgt. Detective Ric Roush with the Zanesville Police Department, 36-year-old Glenn McCoy was indicted Wednesday on one count of aggravated murder and one count of aggravated robbery.

Roush says McCoy has been held in the Southeastern Oho Correctional Institution since July 30, 2003…he was arrested 11 days after the Weaver’...
August 25, 2004 - 6:08pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
It’s been four years in the making and today the new Putnam Underground Railroad Education Center opened its doors.

The center will mainly serve educational purposes. The center had a lot of financial support from several organizations

You can visit the new PURE center by calling 450-3100.
August 25, 2004 - 6:05pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority Board held a meeting today to talk about any updates within the community.

Executive Director of the Zanesville- Muskingum County Port Authority Larry Merry says, “ we talked about some future projects that we’re looking at.”

As far as the 146-60 connector road, Marry says things are moving along.

The board also talked about former Port Authority Employee Mary Hamilton’s unemployment compensation, Merry could not...
August 25, 2004 - 6:04am
7 years 6 weeks ago
Basket-maker Longaberger has seen its sales and work force decline in recent years.

And some analysts say the company faces a challenge in trying to rebound in an uncertain economy.

Newark-Based Longaberger is the nation’s largest handmade basket-maker.

It announced Monday that it will lay off almost 800 workers by September, reducing the work force to 4500.

Chris Boring is president of retail consulting firm Boulevard Strategies.

August 24, 2004 - 8:13pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
A 21-year-old Wisconsin man contacted police Tuesday and was questioned in the shooting deaths of two camp counselors in California.

Nicholas Edward Scarseth called authorities after learning that Sonoma County detectives called him a "potential suspect" in the killings.

23-year-old Lindsay Cutshall of Fresno, in Coshocton County, and her 26-year-old fiance Jason Allen of Zeeland, Michigan were found shot in the head as they slept on a remote beach. They were to be...
August 24, 2004 - 5:23pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Local businesses are coming together to raise money for 23-year-old Micah Jones, a 1999 ZHS graduate who was seriously injured in Nashville, Tennessee on July 9th.

Micah continues to battle head and leg injuries and is undergoing treatment and rehabilitation.

Her family has asked for prayers and now several fundraisers are planned to raise money to help with medical expenses.

A trust fund has been established for Micah and her family. Please make checks out to...
August 24, 2004 - 2:08pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
One of downtown Zanesville’s restaurants is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

The Dining Car located in the historic Freight Shops has been a hot spot at lunchtime for a decade.

Their unique setting attracts locals and visitors. The Dining Car is located on the corner of Third and Market and is open weekdays 10:30am- 2:00pm.
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