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March 28, 2004 - 8:15pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Thirteen people are homeless tonight and one person is hospitalized after a fire ripped through most of their two-story home.

The call came in around two o’clock this afternoon when the Zanesville Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 221 Brighton Boulevard.

Steven Getter was inside at the time of the incident and says, “our refrigerator clicked on and the lights flickered and then all at once smoke started up out of the walls and then next thing I know our...
March 28, 2004 - 8:14pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
History came to life this weekend in Frazeysburg.

Benjamin Franklin, Abigail Adams and 18th Century Shawnee Indian were just a few of the historical figures talking at today’s living history event at the Longabereger Homestead.

Roger Moore, a Shawnee Indian re-enactor says, “it kind of brings history to life when they can kind of look and talk to a person that looks just like an Indian would have looked like in the 18th Century and talk to that person.”

This is...
March 28, 2004 - 7:51pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
It’s bon voyage for one M.A.T.C. engineering student as he packs his bags and heads overseas.

Jason Landry was one of only 80 students chosen to go to China and learn more about his field of engineering.

Jason was picked because of his extreme dedication to his major. He has been on the National Deans List and continues to obtain a 4.0. G.P.A. Besides the opportunity to travel, Jason says he’s excited to pick the minds of some of the most intelligent engineers in the...
March 27, 2004 - 8:39pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
To raise awareness about poverty and homelessness, Muskingum College students from M.A.P, that’s Muskies against poverty, decided to be homeless and live in their make shift homes, cardboard boxes, for 24 hours.

The students say their main goal is to open peoples’ views about some of the misconceptions involving the homeless.
The students are collecting donations for East Side Ministries, which do numerous services for the less fortunate.

They realize there is no...
March 27, 2004 - 2:20pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Volunteers spared time at today’s Big Brother Big Sister Bowl for Kids charity.

This year 162 teams came to raise money for kids of Muskingum County.

Co-Chair Big Brother Big Sister, Tedd Murphy says, “last year we raised $44,000 dollars and our goal this year is to get close to $55,000. Every year this just keeps getting bigger and bigger and it’s from the support we get from our great community.”

Bowl for kids is going on all weekend.
March 27, 2004 - 12:41pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
It may have rained like cats and dogs today, but it was just dogs inside the Fieldhouse Fitness Center for the first annual dog show.

Over 250 purebred dogs competed in today’s event.

Dogs are judged on having clean runs. That means they can’t go off course or knock over any bars. If they win they get to keep their title and participate in future shows.

To get your dog involved you can contact the people at Wild Weavers in Columbus. As a prerequisite though...
March 27, 2004 - 12:40pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
It was a lazy day of shopping for people in Dresden today.

Despite the rain shoppers were out in slippers and PJ’s looking for early morning markdown in almost every store.

Store co-owner, Barbara Stewart says, “everybody’s having a great time dressing their PJ’s and we could really get used to this.”

Along with the deep discounts there were door prize giveaways and a best dressed contest won by a woman from Virginia.

Over 250 shoppers were out today.
March 26, 2004 - 10:38pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A Zanesville man was arrested Thursday night through a joint investigation with the Internal Revenue Service and the Zanesville Police Department Narcotics Unit.

64-year-old Joseph Kennedy was arrested at 543 Thurman Street. According to IRS Public Information Officer Paul Brown, Kennedy was originally indicted on February 17th to six separate counts of mail fraud, one count conspiracy to commit mail fraud and one count conspiracy to commit mail fraud and to impede and impair the...
March 26, 2004 - 6:03pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
We’ve all heard it before- never donate money over the phone because of fraudulent solicitors. That may be the problem some of the time, but not in this case.

The Zanesville Friends of Police are asking for donations for their organization over the phone and some people don’t believe the organization exists.

Pat Corder resident of the F.O.P. Lodge Number 5 says, “people thinking that this telephone solicitation of the F.O.P. is a scam it’s not. We are soliciting funds for...
March 26, 2004 - 6:01pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A new 10 million dollar highway bill is on its way to the senate after being approved by the house transportation committee.

Congressman Bob Ney supports the six-year highway bill. The bill will fund the relocation of St. Rt. 93 and US 22 from it’s current intersection just south of Zanesville to interstate 70/US 40 west of Zanesville.

Don’t expect to drive on this road anytime soon. As of right now construction is set to begin in 2007.

Congressman Ney also...
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