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March 22, 2004 - 6:54am
5 years 10 weeks ago
More winter weather came as a surprise to area residents last night.

Unfortunately flurries turned into a full scale snow fall and accumulation. All those winter conditions caught motorists off guard and caused some pretty big problems on the roadways around Southeastern Ohio.

There were a handful of accidents on I-70 overnight. The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol and The Cambridge Post of the State Highway Patrol dealt with the worst of the traffic mess, with...
March 21, 2004 - 9:41pm
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The Hanover Fire Department closed 146 West for a few hours near the Hamby Farms area, because of a gas leak, in Nashport. They conducted 1 mile evacuations centered around the Hamby Farms area, for a short time. The Muskingum EMA gave a 'all clear' around 10 pm and announced all people living in that area could return to their home.
March 21, 2004 - 7:08pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
It’s a partnership made in trailing heaven, and despite the weather people came out to volunteer their time to help build a trail for horseback riders and mountain bikers.

This year’s event was held at the Salt Fork Park in Cambridge. Horseback enthusiast and mountain bikers got together to help build over a mile of trails that both groups can enjoy. According to Larry Matthews, Chairman of the Ohio State Partnership, the trials are being built due to demand.

Matthews, a...
March 21, 2004 - 7:08pm
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Today at the Colony Square Mall, motorcycles seemed to take over the mall. Elaborately displayed, these bikes were here for a big purpose, to help keep kids off drugs.

Every year the Y2 Chapter of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association gets together with D.A.R.E to help raise money for their youth programs. Motorcycles were displayed throughout the mall and people put in a dollar to vote for their favorite bike. The Road Riders do this because it’s just following their philosophy....
March 21, 2004 - 5:11pm
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Taking one step at a time, Private First Class Justin Johnson’s life is getting back to normal.
Justin was shot several times in the legs during ranger training back in December.

Saturday night, to help out with Justin’s medical costs, A.J. Smidt organized a dinner and says she is so grateful to the community for donating raffle items for the fundraiser.

Smidt says she did not previously know the Johnson’s before the incident, it was through the media, she found...
March 20, 2004 - 1:05pm
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They may be celebrating fifty years, but everything at the Zanesville Home and Garden Show has new ways to remodel or improve your home.

Not only do they have over 60 different companies on display, but they are selling “builder bees” to commemorate their anniversary.

And if just looking at the displays aren’t enough for you, there are even learning sessions about a variety of home improvement topics offered.

The last day to visit is tomorrow so make sure you go...
March 20, 2004 - 1:01pm
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People might be thinking of cleaning or reorganizing on this first day of spring, but for some people on probation spring-cleaning happens all year long.

Today as part of a community service probation program people were out fulfilling those requirements by picking up old tires around the area.

So far this year the group has picked up 7 ½ tons of trash and today they had picked up close to 100 tires.

Picking up trash is just one of the many activities that...
March 19, 2004 - 3:30pm
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High School Students looking to better their futures were able to show off their employability skills and hear some life-long tips from a former NFL player.

About 130 area students competed in the regional event. Two events were for Freshman and Sophomores and eight were for seniors.

Along with the competition are motivational speakers to offer a bit of advice about the working world.

The students also heard from Ex-Philadelphia Eagle, Calvin Murray, who told...
March 19, 2004 - 3:23pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Students at St. Nicholas never thought it was possible to win a trip to see the Columbus Crew, but they did. Not only did they do it, but they did it one penny at a time.

The forth graders came in sixth place and competing against 230 schools across 38 different counties in a “Pennies for Patients” Fundraiser.

After raising almost six hundred dollars worth of pennies, the lucky class at beat the rest of the school for a trip to see the Columbus Crew Home Opener and even...
March 19, 2004 - 2:58pm
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Just in time for spring, the annual Zanesville Home Show rolls into town.

Over 70 booths will be there, showcasing their best in home improvement.

If you have kids, this year’s grand prize raffle item will be a hit. One lucky winner will receive a 14 ft. children’s playhouse.

The Home Show starts tomorrow at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds and runs through Sunday. Admission is only 3 dollars.
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