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April 26, 2003 - 9:19pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
The Zanesville Country Club hosted the ninth annual Muskingum County Community Foundation Awards Banquet Saturday evening, honoring those who have worked hard to make Zanesville a great place to live. Since 1995, the recognition banquet has thanked residents who contribute more than time and money to improving Zanesville. They have also given their hearts. Saturday evening more than 130 people gathered to celebrate Muskingum County living.
April 26, 2003 - 9:12pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
The Zanesville Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire in an abandoned home on Greenwood Avenue. Around one Friday afternoon fire crews responded to a house fire at 1041 Greenwood Avenue. According to Acting Assistant Fire Chief Robert Heinzman, the fire apparently started in a chair and couch in the basement of the home. A door leading to the basement was left open, leaving officials to believe that the fire had been deliberately set. The fire department is treating this as an...
April 26, 2003 - 2:44pm
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Outdoor recreation enthusiasts once again gathered to celebrate spring as the Wilds hosts EcoThon, a trail run and walking event. Runners had their chance to choose from either a 5k or 10k course. Both courses took participants through remote portions of the Wilds land moving along lakes and wetlands, through wooded areas and grasslands that stretch for miles. The theme for EcoThon 2003 is “Celebrating Ohio’s BisonTennial.” Entry fees from participants will help support the Wilds’ ongoing...
April 25, 2003 - 9:58pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
The Alfred S. Carr Center is feasting on dessert after their annual Cake Auction raised more than $176,000. The event reached a major milestone Friday morning: surpassing the $2,000,000 mark. This amount makes the Cake Auction Zanesville’s largest fundraiser. Specifically the Cake Auction tallied $176,555 this year. The money will be used to fund the many community programs the center offers.
April 25, 2003 - 1:41pm
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If you’re heading to Washington D-C soon, you’re in luck. Public tours of the U-S Capitol are resuming effective today. Ohio Congressman Bob Ney is chairman of the House Administration Committee, which oversees the tours and capitol security. Ney says with the war in Iraq winding down and a lowered threat level in place for Washington, security officials at the Capitol will be able to handle additional visitors. All tours, expect those led by Congressional staff members, had been shut down...
April 25, 2003 - 1:27pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
An area man who caused nearly 100-thousand dollars in damage to a Licking County school in February has been ordered to spend ten days in jail and write a letter of apology to the school board. 41-year-old Todd Ross told a judge that he has a drug and alcohol problem. Ross could have gone to prison for more than three years for breaking 131 windows at Granville Intermediate School. The judge has ordered him to pay the district nearly 100-thousand dollars and perform 100 hours of community...
April 25, 2003 - 9:21am
5 years 4 weeks ago
The goal for the Carr Center Cake Auction each year is to make people more aware of the programs the Alfred S. Carr Center offers to the community. Not only does the Carr Center offer daily programs for disabled residents of Muskingum County, the organization also has a scholarship program for students seeking higher education. Executive director for the Carr Center, Sonja Mawhorter says "The Memorial Scholarship awards one high school senior a one-thousand dollar scholarship for college or...
April 24, 2003 - 6:20pm
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Senator Mike Dewine says mail sent from his office will now be used to help find missing children. Dewine plans to use new envelopes that will include descriptions and pictures of Ohio children who are missing. Each batch of new envelopes will contain information on a different missing child. Congressman Ted Strickland, a Democrat from eastern ohio, is already using envelopes with information on missing children. Strickland got the idea from representative Nick Lampson, a Democrat from...
April 24, 2003 - 6:16pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
There was a handshake and a brief exchange of words Thursday afternoon between President George W. Bush and Ohio Senator George Voinovich. This was during the President’s quick stop in Dayton on his way to Lima. Voinovich was on the Tarmac when Air Force One arrived at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as part of the President’s trip to Dayton.
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