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State Harley Davidson Motorcycle Rally

by Audry Kensicki on July 15, 2009 at 11:20 am

It was day three for the Harley Davidson Motorcycle Rally at Zane Landing Park. Motorcyclists from all around Ohio cruised in the sunshine down to the landing where they could park and walk along the river or visit with the vendors. Zanesville’s local Harley Davidson group competed to win the opportunity to hold the state… Continue Reading

Muskingum College Now University

by Audry Kensicki on July 15, 2009 at 11:20 am

Their colors will still be magenta and black, but Muskingum College’s name will change. The school, which has offered up to 150 different graduate degrees since the mid-1990s, decided now was a good time to change the name. The school will now go by Muskingum University. “This change is something we’ve been contemplating for several… Continue Reading

Flag Day Kick-Off

by Audry Kensicki on July 15, 2009 at 11:20 am

One group of local senior citizens helped kick of National Flag Week today. Residents at the Clay House in Zanesville brought out their red, white and blue in celebration of the holiday. They’re also lining the front yard with American flags. “What we’re doing is trying to get passersby to stop by and dedicate a… Continue Reading

Local Company Joins Relay for Life

by Audry Kensicki on July 15, 2009 at 11:20 am

One local business is doing what they can to help a cause that hits home. Grocery store Kroger will participate for the first time in the 25th Annual Relay for Life this weekend. Store Manager Anne Nolan says it’s a cause close to their hearts. “It’s important to us we have a lot of survivors… Continue Reading

Men Allowed at ACS Golf Tournament

by Audry Kensicki on July 15, 2009 at 11:20 am

There is still time to get your team in for the American Cancer Society’s Pink Ribbon Golf Classic. This year women aren’t the only ones playing. After 28 years, the Pink Ribbon Golf Classic will add men to the list of players for the tournament. “This is a new concept,” said Event Chair Tammy Swope…. Continue Reading

TID Board Moving Forward on Projects

by Kelly Mills on July 15, 2009 at 11:20 am

The Muskingum County Transportation Improvement District may be able to get more projects done thanks to changes in state guidelines. At today’s TID Board meeting, representatives from the state explained changes in the Transportation Review Advisory Council’s timeline requirements for new projects that cost more than $5 million. Port Authority Director Jerry Nolder says the… Continue Reading

Ohio University Confirms 1 Bacterial Meningitis Case

by Emily Baird on July 15, 2009 at 11:20 am

Ohio University Dean of Students, Ryan Lombardi, is confirming that a male OU student has bacterial meningitis. The young man, who lives in one of the university’s dormitories, was taken to a Columbus medical facility and hospitalized earlier this week. A female OU student also remains hospitalized in Columbus for a probable case of the… Continue Reading

DTV Switch Today

by Audry Kensicki on July 15, 2009 at 11:20 am

Today is the day for the big digital switch. Sometime today if you don’t already have the digital converter box, and use the “over the air” signals, you will no longer see regular programming. Whiz T-V made the switch months ago. “It’s important for them to know that they’re going to need the boxes if… Continue Reading

Zanesville City Workers Can Live Outside City

by Audry Kensicki on July 15, 2009 at 11:20 am

A divided Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that city governments may not require their employees to live within city limits. Zanesville is just one of the cities who’s laws will change because of it. Zanesville City Law Director Scott Hillis says in the past city workers were asked to live in city limits, but they… Continue Reading

Recycling Center Hires Third Person

by Audry Kensicki on July 15, 2009 at 11:20 am

A local county program will see a new employee. Muskingum County Recycling and Litter Prevention will fill an empty spot after a former employee retired. Muskingum County Commissioner John Bates says the program needs a third person on it’s staff. “We’ve had two guys out there for a good while, now we do have some… Continue Reading