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May 24, 2001 - 6:25pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
With the Memorial Holiday weekend approaching, the American Red Cross is facing a big challenge. There is a serious blood shortage. This is the time of year when blood supplies can be easily depleted and donors are hard to find. In general, people greatly underestimate the need for blood. This assumption is having an effect on Muskingum County. If the American Red Cross does not get an adequate number of blood donors lives could be lost. To help the American Red Cross recover from the...
May 24, 2001 - 6:16pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Local agencies are combining forces to improve our communities. The Pro-Muskingum Task Force and the Muskingum County Commissioners provided funding for nine $500 grants in hopes that several small projects could make a big difference toward the betterment of the community. Projects include an effort to clean up Chaps Run Park by Habitat for Humanity. A grant was also given to the Pomeroy Neighborhood Center to clean up the Civil War statue on Greenlawn Avenue and the welcome sign at Richards...
May 24, 2001 - 4:57pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
More help may be on the way for Seniors in Muskingum County. Commissioners are working with the Muskingum County Senior Center on a grant to help feed more seniors in the area. Muskingum County Commissioners finished the application process by signing the documents today, which if awarded, will bring 50 more home delivered meals to Seniors in the area every day. The grant is through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The amount is for $50,000, payable for one year. On...
May 24, 2001 - 4:47pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A record number of sixth-graders at McIntire Elementary School received honors from the President. Ten of the 25 sixth-graders received the Presidential Academic Award--the highest number in school history. President Bush recognized these future leaders with a certificate, a signed letter and a pin. Award winners were Brittani David, Chad Mealey, Rion Ballmer, Brittany Picklesimer, Killian Riley, MeKenzie Denton, Jennifer Schusterman, Hannah Gerstner and Sarah Hillis-Kauffman.
May 24, 2001 - 4:43pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Airplane enthusiasts can fly in and look at all kinds of airplanes this weekend, plus get a pancake breakfast. The Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 425, is holding a Fly-In Pancake Day at Riverside Airport in Zanesville this Saturday, May 26. Planes from all over the state and other states will be soaring to the airport throughout the day from 8a.m. to 2 p.m. The day allows pilots to talk shop and to check out each other’s planes. But you don’t have to own a plane or be a pilot to...
May 24, 2001 - 4:37pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The summer’s first holiday weekend is coming up and many people will be packing up their cars and taking road trips for Memorial Day. According to the Ohio Public Safety, there were more than 2500 accidents on Ohio’s roadways last year over the Memorial weekend. So here are some friendly reminders about staying safe on the road. Sgt. Floyd Lemmon said to watch your speed, maintain a clear distance from the cars ahead and to be careful driving during the rainy weekend. Most important, Sgt....
May 23, 2001 - 4:50pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Zanesville Downtown Association and the city have completed the next step in the beautification project. Residents can notice the signs of the time beginning to take shape with nature and new nameplates on every corner. There are now trees and decorative street signs through out downtown. Crews have been working on the intersection of Market and Main Street. The cost of the tree project is 15 hundred dollars and the sign project costs around eleven thousand dollars.
May 23, 2001 - 4:44pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Fifth Grade students at Roseville Middle School are daring to be drug and alcohol free. The 17 week drug abuse resistance education curriculum wrapped up today with a Graduation Ceremony for students. Parents and school officials joined the Muskingum County Sheriff’s department in honoring the student’s completion of the program. The ceremonies showcase the students commitment to the DARE program and their goal to be drug free. 5th grade students from the four other school districts in...
May 23, 2001 - 3:27pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
WHIZ News has a sneak peek of one of Zanesville’s newest and largest companies. Dollar General Distribution Center is 1.2 million square foot facility at Eastpointe Industrial Park. The site services more than 650-Dollar General stores throughout the country. And within the next couple of years, the Center is expecting that number to increase by a couple hundred. More than 400 people work at the Center and ship out thousands of items every day. Shipping cases to stores is pretty high tech...
May 23, 2001 - 2:06pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
It was a hub of activity at the gas pumps in Zanesville today. Price is the lowest it’s been in a long time – a $1.59 for Regular at most stations – that’s a plunge of more than twenty cents. And many people stopped to take advantage and fill up. But you better act fast because gas station owners don’t think the lower prices will be around through the Memorial Day weekend. Although the prices have gone down for the time being, consumers feel the cost for fuel is still too high. When asked...
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