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November 3, 2003 - 1:31am
5 years 11 weeks ago
Rioting partiers at an annual Athens Halloween bash started street fights, lit couches on fire and threw bottles at officers during what police called “the worst event to date.” Athens police chief Rick Mayor said police arrested 66 people overnight Saturday and responded to nearly 20 fights and at least five fires. Another 15 were arrested Friday. During one fight, police say a man’s leg was slashed to the point it might be amputated. They said a second man stabbed repeatedly in the chest was...
November 3, 2003 - 1:21am
5 years 11 weeks ago
The world’s strongest men and women made their way to our area tonight to demonstrate their strength and power. Cornerstone Full Gospel Church played host to the Next Generation Power Team. The team not only shows their strength, but they also provide an encouraging message. If you would like to see the team perform, you still have a chance. The group will be in our area Monday, November 3rd, through Wednesday, November 5th, at the Cornerstone Full Gospel Church located at 4509 Salt Creek Drive...
November 2, 2003 - 7:23pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Another local community event that will be coming to our area is that Soroptimists’ Annual Charity Auction. There will be many great prizes to be auctioned off, but one in particular is special to community. Proceeds from this year’s auction will benefit the Soroptimists’ dental trailer which provides dental services to elementary schoolchildren in Zanesville. The auction is by reservation only because there is a dinner prior to the event. All those who are interested should contact Bobbe...
November 2, 2003 - 7:21pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
It was a picture perfect afternoon…for pets that is. The PAWS group teamed up with Pictures Plus to offer area pet owners the opportunity to get their picture taken with their pets. PAWS uses the proceeds from this event to help fund their spay and neuter program. For more information contact the animal shelter society at 452-1077.
November 2, 2003 - 7:17pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Some senior citizens in the area were cooking up a good recipe today. The Muskingum County Senior Task Force had their annual “recipe for retirement” offering a sampling of food and entertainment from local vendors. Terry Dunn, executive director of the Muskingum County center for seniors says the event has improved a lot, surpassing many expectations. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the Senior Task Force for upcoming programs in the community.
November 2, 2003 - 7:12pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A local family had a “smoking” celebration today at the Zanesville Fire Department. After placing the highest bid on the fire department’s party package at the Carr Center’s cake auction, the Dierkes family finally were able to enjoy what they paid for. The Dierkes family was initially attracted to this party package for various reasons. The Zanesville fire department will continue to auction off creative packages in the future.
November 2, 2003 - 2:52am
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Scientists in the U-S have developed dried blood that can be stored for years to be used for accidents, emergencies or operations. The blood is made from donated human blood, which has a normal shelf life of 42 days. So far tests on the new product have been successful. Doctors in Sweden have completed three years of trials on patients and said there were no side effects. Blood is in constant demand around the world—a lack of donors and a short shelf life means there is a constant shortage. The...
November 2, 2003 - 2:43am
5 years 11 weeks ago
The federal government says two Wisconsin companies voluntarily recalled nearly 80-thousand pounds of beef today over contamination fears. Abbyland meats, of Abbotsford, sold about 78-thousand pounds of fresh boneless beef to wholesalers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio, Illinois and Pennsylvania. The second company’s meat was sold to restaurants in Wisconsin. The U-S agriculture department’s food and safety inspection service says the companies learned the meat might have been contaminated with...
November 2, 2003 - 2:35am
5 years 11 weeks ago
Former inmates at an alternative jail are being allowed to settle with Union County for much less than the nearly 700-thousand dollars they collectively owe for their stays. The alternative jail in Union County, which closed in December 2000, housed nonviolent offenders and charged them a daily fee for their stays. But not everyone paid, and county officials tried for up to six years in some cases to collect from former inmates. Now they’ve decided to decrease the former inmates’ financial...
November 1, 2003 - 3:39pm
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Those who attended the 73rd annual statewide NAACP convention had a special guest today as the Lieutenant Governor of Ohio came to Zanesville. She was invited to speak to women about their role in helping the community. The leader spoke about various ways the younger generation in particular can gain empowerment. Bradley has attended various other NAACP events throughout the state of Ohio.
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