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September 1, 2003 - 2:27pm
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Labor Day: the unofficial end to summer. Best known for barbeques, a day off of work and time to relax. But why don’t most people work on this September holiday? The very first Labor Day was September 5, 1882. The Department of Labor’s website doesn’t know exactly who started it, but a labor union wanted to create a workingman’s holiday. Today, working people across the country can sleep in and relax. The holiday does not have any affiliation with a war or battle in American history. The...
September 1, 2003 - 2:26pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Fair, along with other fairs in Ohio had vendors giving away baby iguanas as prizes. A local iguana rescue organization said this wasn’t a good idea. Volunteers at Wild Green Yonder (WIGY) said iguanas are not good starter pets; they are rather finicky. Iguanas need special lighting, temperature regulation, a highly specified diet and constant care. This adds up to lots of time and money. The iguanas given away may have been tiny and cut, but they can grow to six feet...
September 1, 2003 - 11:11am
5 years 11 weeks ago
It started many years ago as a small gathering of only five people, but this holiday weekend stone tool crafters from across the country and even overseas traveled to Flint Ridge, Ohio. Some came from as far as the Netherlands and Japan to take part in the Flint knap-in. Visitors watched as arrowheads, flint knives, and other tools were crafted. Flint Ridge is a big attraction because it's known to have some of the world's prettiest rainbow flint. Co-host of the event, Ed Moreland, says...
September 1, 2003 - 11:08am
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President Bush is marking this Labor Day in Richfield, Ohio, where he will address members of the International Union of Operating Engineers and their families. The nation celebrates Labor Day this year with an estimated nine million Americans on the unemployment rolls. That's 700-thousand more people without jobs than on this holiday last year. In North-Central Ohio, the President will be pushing his agenda to create more new jobs.
August 31, 2003 - 11:36pm
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A 7-year-old child is listed in poor condition after a rail buggy accident in Coshocton County this holiday weekend. The accident happened late Saturday night. According to the sheriff’s department, 37-year-old Trent Pyle of Thornville was operating the vehicle on Tiverton Township Road 364, when he lost control. The sheriff’s office says Pyle’s 7-year-old son was ejected from the buggy and landed on the road. Medflight flew the boy to Children’s Hospital in Columbus. According to reports...
August 31, 2003 - 10:55pm
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The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department is once again asking for the community’s help to find one of their most wanted suspects. This week’s suspects is Troy Kepler. According to reports, Kepler is wanted for failing to register as a sexual offender. He has red hair and hazel eyes. He’s about 5’11” and weighs 155lbs. His last known address is Spruce St. in Zanesville. If you have information, call the sheriff’s office at 740-452-3637. Calls can be made anonymously.
August 31, 2003 - 7:39pm
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A South Zanesville father continues to search and wait for his kidnapped children. Joe Cox has spent the past two days driving the Newark area, talking to people and looking for clues that might lead him to his children. Joe’s wife Nicole was scheduled to bring the children back Monday, but never showed up. Now an amber alert is in effect. Nicole told Joe she changed her and the children’s identity. Joe has also been getting threatening phone calls on his property and his life. If anyone...
August 31, 2003 - 7:36pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Duncan Falls hosts an annual car and truck show, hoping to raise some extra money for the fire department. Almost 150 cars and trucks competed in a variety of categories this afternoon. The entry fee was $6 and the day featured other things like a 50-50 drawing and plenty of food vendors. Organizers said the money gets used for fire equipment like hoses and nozzles and has helped make payments on trucks as well. Each year the Duncan Falls fire department makes the trophies for the winning...
August 30, 2003 - 6:34pm
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Families with children were out in full force at Dillon State Park. All weekend the sixth annual Dillon Family Fun Festival takes over the beach area. Many events kept kids busy like a Longerberger basket-weaving tent and live music. Organizers say food was also a big draw with items ranging from Buffalo wings to cotton candy. The money raised from the festival goes towards the park. The cost to attend is free, but all the money from outside vendors benefits special projects like a shelter...
August 30, 2003 - 6:28pm
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The rains held off enough today for a charity golf event benefiting area firefighters. Over 100 golfers teed off at Jaycees golf course this afternoon for the second annual Rick Neff Golf Tournament. This year’s tournament had a large increase in participants, from 21 teams of four last year to 30 this year. But the bottom line is more money for area fire crews. Organizers said the money raised goes to volunteer fire departments in the area, which use it for whatever they need. Neff had...
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