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Summer Lunch Program Kicks Off

by on July 15, 2009 at 11:21 am

It was pizza day today for the kids who take part in the summer lunch program. For over 20 years the city of Zanesville has been offering the Summer Food Service Programs for the children who need it most. “Its free, a lot of people don’t understand that that its free, all they have to… Continue Reading

60 Construction Set to Begin

by Kelly Mills on July 15, 2009 at 11:21 am

Drivers be ready to see orange barrels when you head down Maple Avenue Monday. The State Route 60 Safety Project will be underway all summer long. During that time construction areas will vary throughout the length of the road from Market Street to Kay Drive. “It will be sporadic, you’ll see construction in one area… Continue Reading

Teens Plead Guilty in Mock Robbery

by Kelly Mills on July 15, 2009 at 11:21 am

Three local teens plead guilty today in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court in connection with a fake robbery at Subway in April. 19-year-olds Kevin Hosom and Levi Hall plead guilty to complicity to commit robbery and complicity to commit theft, which are both felonies. 19-year-old Shaun Rhoades pled guilty to robbery and theft, also felonies…. Continue Reading

Lynn Pleads Not Guilty on 27 Sex Charges

by Kelly Mills on July 15, 2009 at 11:21 am

A Zanesville man has plead not-guilty to 27 different sex charges against him. 43-year-old Michael Lynn was arraigned today in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court in front of Judge Mark Fleegle. Lynn is charged with 12 counts of rape, a first-degree felony, 12 counts of sexual battery, a third-degree felony, and three counts of pandering… Continue Reading

Minor Injuries in Coshocton Co. Accident

by Nichole Hannahs on July 15, 2009 at 11:21 am

A West Lafayette man suffers only minor injuries in a Tuesday afternoon accident. The State Highway Patrol says the two vehicle crash took place at the intersections of State Routes 16 and 83 near Oden Valley around 1pm. Troopers report taht 23-year-old Corey Brandon of Newcomerstown was traveling west on State Route 16 and was… Continue Reading

OU-Z Graduates Staying Local

by Emily Baird on July 15, 2009 at 11:21 am

The Washington-based Fordham Institute is releasing a survey that shows 50 percent of students who are graduating from Ohio colleges and universities plan to leave the state after they graduate, but that doesn’t seem to be the case here locally. “I see that a lot of our students and recent grads are actually staying local…. Continue Reading

Water Department Handles 7 Breaks

by Emily Baird on July 15, 2009 at 11:21 am

There are seven water main breaks Zanesville’s City Water Department had to deal with throughout the day. Public Service Director, Mike Sims, says two of those could be found in the downtown area. He says the one that caused most of the problems though was at the intersection of Old Newark Road and McIntire Avenue…. Continue Reading

Upcoming Chemical Spill Exercise

by on July 15, 2009 at 11:21 am

A full-scale chemical release exercise is being held this Saturday, but don’t worry its just a test. The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency is teaming up with the Kellogg Company in Zanesville to test their abilities should a hazardous material spill occur. “Its an ammonia leak, they have an ammonia refrigeration system at their plant… Continue Reading

New ZMHA Maintenance Facility

by on July 15, 2009 at 11:21 am

A new maintenance facility for the Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority is more than just good news for the men and women who work there. An open house was held today at the old Conn’s Potato Chip building in Zanesville to show off their new facility. “This open house came about with us buying the old… Continue Reading

Ready for Homecoming in Dresden

by Kelly Mills on July 15, 2009 at 11:21 am

The Village of Dresden will be busy with activity for the rest of the week when Homecoming kicks off tomorrow night. The annual parade starts at 6:30 and begins a Homecoming weekend full of rides, games and fun, that city officials hope brings lots of people to the village. “Our economy is like it is… Continue Reading