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February 2, 2004 - 6:34pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Zanesville had a special visit from Congressman Bob Ney today as he helped discuss how President Bush’s proposed budget will affect our region.

The Congressman says the national proposal will have a direct effect on the Appalachian area.

Ney emphasizes the importance that Bush has incorporated our area into his budget and what this means for the community.

No word yet on which programs the Bush administration will cut, but the bright news is that the Appalachian...
February 2, 2004 - 6:31pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Representatives of the Applachian Regional Commission or ARC were in Zanesville today with a big announcement for our area.

In an effort to create more jobs in the Appalachian region, the ARC announced that Ohio is one of the states that will receive a portion of the 66 million dollars President Bush has set aside in his proposed budget.

Larry Merry of the Port Authority says it was great to have the important news heard right here in Zanesville and that this should...
February 2, 2004 - 6:26pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Commissioners announce a two percent increase in the 2004 budget appropriations. Each department within the county received the increase which Commissioner Don Madden says he’s pleased with.

Madden says, “ I thought we might be in a situation where we would actually have to be cutting departments funding from what they would have had last year, but thanks to the departments being frugal last year, we are able to have a 2 percent increase.”

February 2, 2004 - 3:40pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Zanesville Fire Department had its hands full this morning after a concrete worker found himself trapped in a sand bin.

It happened at O-K Coal on South River Road this morning around 9:30.

Zanesville Fire Fighters, along with rescue crews from Community Ambulance, Harrison Township and South Zanesville Fire Fighters worked for two hours to free 45-year-old Doug Stotts of Darlington Road.

Investigators say Stotts was working when he lost his footing and...
February 2, 2004 - 3:21pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A power company is planning to build Ohio’s first Ethanol plant in Coshocton County.

Nordic Biofuels plans to build and operate the 50 million dollar plant in Coshocton County. Ohio is the only state in the Midwest without a plant that turns corn into ethanol.

The plant will be welcome news for farmers who will have another buyer for their corn crops.
The ethanol plant also is expected to create about 100 jobs.

Nordic Biofuels is a subsidiary of...
February 2, 2004 - 3:15pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A concrete worker who fell and buried himself in a sand bin was rescued successfully and taken to OSU Medical Center this morning.

The call came in around 9:30 when over fifty people responded from The Community Ambulance, Harrison Township Rescue Squad, along with the Zanesville Fire Department and the South Zanesville Fire Department.

They worked together for almost two hours digging the man out.

Doug Stotts of Zanesville was working at OK Coal and Concrete...
February 2, 2004 - 11:41am
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Zanesville Fire Department has its hands full this morning with a full-scale rescue of a man trapped in a sand bin.

It happened around 9:30 this morning at O-K Coal on South River Road.

Officials say the man was trapped in the sand up to his neck.

Rescue workers were able to get oxygen to the victim to help him breath while the rescue took place.

Muskingum County Sheriff Bob Stephenson says the man was pulled free around 11:15 and appeared to...
February 2, 2004 - 8:57am
6 years 35 weeks ago
Don’t put away the winter coats just yet.

Buckeye Chuck saw his shadow this morning outside his burrow on the grounds of a Marion radio station.

According to legend that means six more week of winter. Buckeye Chuck is in line with Punxsutawney Phil, who’s also predicting six more weeks of winter.

Buckeye Chuck didn’t see his shadow last year.

The Groundhog Day tradition is rooted in a German superstition that if an animal casts a shadow on...
February 2, 2004 - 6:44am
6 years 35 weeks ago
With a long list of accomplishments an area man has now found another cause, feeding hungry children.

Jim Couts of Marietta says feeding children is the least controversial thing in the world. His friends, colleagues, and family says that Couts is addicted to problem-solving.

He spends most of his days of retirement working to feed needy children in Southeastern Ohio, it's part of a two million dollar State Department of Education Outreach Effort.

Couts grew up...
February 1, 2004 - 11:45pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Zanesville Police were busy tonight chasing down a shoplifter at Kroger’s on Maple Ave.

After fleeing from Kroger security with several cartons of soda, the man was caught by police, but not without a fight.

When the police apprehended the man, he attempted to throw an elbow into the officer’s face and got a minor injury to his head. He was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital for treatment.

The man will face charges of robbery and resisting arrest.
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