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January 18, 2004 - 1:04am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Blame it on celebrities, movies, or TV shows, whatever the case may be,
every year there is a hot trend of certain names, that become extremely popular for expectant parents.
The Vankirk’s of Zanesville are as happy as can be. They just had their first baby girl. Before she was born, they, like most couples, went through the arduous process of picking out the perfect name for their perfect bundle of joy.
Josie Elizabeth Vankirk was born on Wednesday January 14, 2004. They...
January 18, 2004 - 12:43am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Winter Weather is here, and is definitely making our roads and highways an icy and slushy mess.

Luckily, the Ohio Department of Transportation has been ready to make our highways safe, laying down a mixture of salt and brine, even before the storm hit.

ODOT County Manager Phil Newman says he sent out 20 trucks in every direction.

Just this winter alone, ODOT estimated they’ve laid 3,000 tons of salt on the roads.
January 17, 2004 - 2:55pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
With cold arctic air in place Saturday morning, and warm, moist air moving in aloft, we've seen a mixed bag of precipitation all ready today.

The Genesis Of Freezing Rain:
Temperatures on the ground were only in the mid 20s through the noon hour. However, about a mile above the surface, temperatures were as high as 38 degrees. That means the precipitation began as rain aloft, and as it fell, began to freeze upon impact with the colder ground, roadways, vehicles, etc. --The...
January 17, 2004 - 1:14pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Some say it’s a race too close to call. And Maybe on Monday the Iowa caucus will provide some insight as to who will run for election.

Darrell Lear, the Democratic Chair for Muskingum County says Iowa is not the only state that can make a difference- Ohio could play a key role also.

With it being anyone’s race there is a lot that can be said about the accuracy of the polls.

“Well I think it’s between four or five points even with all those people in the race...
January 17, 2004 - 1:08pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Despite the wet weather, Arby’s was the hot place to be today.

Celebrating the grand opening of the new Arby’s restaurant on Maysville Pike in Zanesville.

General Manager, Dwayne Blevins says, it took about a month for the store to prepare for the grand opening.

Customers had a chance to roll away with $10,000 and enjoy some clowns making balloon art.
January 16, 2004 - 6:14pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
This winter seems colder than any previous one before, and it’s taking a toll on all of us.

Try a few of these hints to help you survive these cold wintery days.

If your home is drafty, make sure it’s properly insulated, and save some money at the same time by picking up some plastic sheeting for your windows.

If you’re heading outdoors, dress in layers, mittens are normally warmer than gloves, and don’t forget a hat. 30-50% of body heat loss comes from your...
January 16, 2004 - 6:06pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Local store managers had a great idea today for their employees to take their minds off these frigid temperatures.

Grilling outside today, may not sound good to you, but the Wal-Mart Super Store on Maysville Pike thought a Hawaiian luau would be a hot idea on such a freezing day.

Store manager Beverly Vannoy says the luau brightened people’s spirits and boosted the morale of her employees.

Wal-Mart hopes to have more events such as these in the future.
January 16, 2004 - 3:45pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Nine counties in Ohio failed to meet yesterday’s deadline for selecting new voting equipment to replace outdated punch-card systems.

That’s a setback for Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell’s efforts to install the equipment in time for the November election.

Martha Thomas, the Director for the Muskingum County Board of Elections says the set back was caused because the funding for the new ballot machines is taking longer then expected.

The new ballot machines...
January 16, 2004 - 3:34pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
honor of Martin Luther King Jr., the Muskingum County Tech had their 12th annual Ethnic Food Fair.

People at the food fair celebrated diversity by listening to a presentation about MLK and gave thanks for everything that he has done.

To help with the celebration, the culinary arts students prepared the meals from four different nations.

The nations honored at this years fair were India, Italy, the Philippines, and African American cuisine.
January 16, 2004 - 6:13am
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Zanesville Fraternal Order of Police held its annual new officer installation banquet on Thursday night.

Elections for the new officer positions were held in November. Muskingum County sheriff’s deputy Pat Corder was re-elected president for the second year in a row.

Corder says the F-O-P is a great way to show a different side of law enforcement than what you see on the street.

The organization gets involved in many local fundraisers and community events,...
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