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211 Celebrates Month-Long Success

by Emily Baird on July 30, 2009 at 9:44 am

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan counties is celebrating the 211 Call Center’s month-long success. Call Center Manager, Audry Foster, says 211 has had more than 600 calls since June 30th. “Actually, we’ve been surprised with the numbers in a month’s time because that has way surpassed what our monthly totals had been… Continue Reading

Emerald Ash Borer Closer to Muskingum County

by Emily Baird on July 30, 2009 at 9:44 am

An insect, as big as a paperclip, is expanding across the state of Ohio. Muskingum County Extension Educator, Mark Mechling, says five counties have been added to the Emerald Ash Borer quarantine. It still has yet to reach Muskingum County, but Mechling says Licking and Fairfield counties had reports of the Emerald Ash Borer last… Continue Reading

Overturned Car Sends 3 to Hospital

by Emily Baird on July 30, 2009 at 9:44 am

An accident on State Route 60 sends three people to the hospital. It happened near Pioneer Drive around 2:45 p.m. this afternoon. State Highway Patrol Sergeant Jeremy Mendenhall says Carroll Hill of Philo was driving northbound on State Route 60 when she lost control of her vehicle, drifted to the right, hit a fence, and… Continue Reading

3 Local Areas Get Funds for Existing Projects

by Emily Baird on July 30, 2009 at 9:44 am

The Ohio EPA is giving about 19 million dollars to seven areas in Ohio, three of those are local, but the money has to be used to help existing projects. The city of Newark has five million dollars to work with, on a project that will treat large quantities of polluted storm water. Buckeye Lake… Continue Reading

Fire Accidental at Attorney’s Home

by Kelly Mills on July 30, 2009 at 9:44 am

Zanesville fire officials say they know what caused a fire last week at an area attorney’s home. Investigators say the fire that tore through Attorney Brent Stubbins home at 728 Convers Avenue July 23 was caused by a computer. “Our investigation indicated that the fire started in some computer equipment in the basement area,”says Fire… Continue Reading

Boil Advisory for Crooksville

by Nichole Hannahs on July 30, 2009 at 9:44 am

The Crooksville Water Department is asking some residents of the village to boil their water. Homes on the following streets are affected, Buckeye, Keystone, Cemetery and Ceramic Center Estates. The boil advisory is in effect due to a repair in a water line on Buckeye Street. Residents are asked to boil their water until further… Continue Reading

Giving time to make a difference

by on July 30, 2009 at 9:44 am

Sometimes all it takes to make a difference in the life of another is being there for them, showing you care. It has made all the difference in one college bound teen’s life. Click “Watch Video” to view story.

OU Student Charged

by Emily Baird on July 30, 2009 at 9:44 am

Ohio University Chief of Police, Andrew Powers, says a 19-year-old OU student is facing two charges, in connection with the death of another student, 20-year-old Eric Hansen. Powers says James Tyler Wagers of Mansfield was indicted yesterday by a grand jury on one count of aggravated in trafficking of drugs and one count of involuntary… Continue Reading

Bank robbery suspect may be responsible for other thefts

by on July 30, 2009 at 9:44 am

One man is in custody after a Tuesday afternoon bank robbery in South Zanesville, according to Muskingum County Sheriff officials. Captain Jeff LeCocq says it happened around 1:00 at Community Bank on the Maysville Pike. The suspects name has not been released, pending formal charges, but LeCocq says he’s a local resident. Investigators say the… Continue Reading

School Clothing Giveaway

by Emily Baird on July 30, 2009 at 9:44 am

The first day back to school is about a month away, and the Salvation Army is ready to help families looking to get stocked up with school supplies and clothing. It will be holding a School Clothing Giveaway on August 6th and 7th from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. “We hope to be able to… Continue Reading