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October 13, 2002 - 5:45pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
The Longaberger Company is well known for its hand-woven baskets, now it's getting noticed for a different hand-made creation. The United Memorial 9/11 Victims Memorial Quilt" is on display at the Longaberger Manufacturing Campus near Frazeyburg. The quilt was created by more than 3,600 volunteers from every state in the United States and 17 other countries around the world. The quilters include two Dresden sisters. The massive creation stretches 15,000 square feet long, and to put that in...
October 13, 2002 - 5:38pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Muskingum County residents gathered at Zane's Landing taking steps to stop starvation. It was a beautiful day for a walk and that's just what around 200 people did as the 29th annual Crop Walk got underway. People young and older laced up their sneakers and took to the landing for a 6-mile stroll. 25% of the money raised stays right in the county, while the rest goes to whomever needs it throughout the world. In past years the Muskingum County Crop Walk raised more than $10,000. Event...
October 13, 2002 - 5:30pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Most people keep a watchful eye on their property, but how about doing that from thousands of feet up in the air? Today the Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District sponsored its 2002 Conservation Air Tour. The Y-City Flying Service and the Zanesville Aviation Groups gave people a birds eye view of their property by airplane. For $15.00 you get a twenty minute airplne ride over the city and over your farm, home, or favorite location. Eventhough the Air Tour ends today, flights from the...
October 12, 2002 - 10:13pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
While we're focused on fighting the was on terrorism, many Americans forget to thank the men and women who have fought in previous foreign wars. Saturday evening the VFW Post 1058 held a special ceremony to honor these soldiers who lost thier lives in battle, or who have not returned to the USA. According to Berney Harmon, VFW Commander, we should thank our veterans everyday, and honor those who lost their lives fighting to keep us safe. A once-a-year event, the service included a candel-...
October 12, 2002 - 10:09pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Polka music filled the streets of Dresden Saturday for their first annual Dresden Oktoberfest. Partly to celebrate German heritage, this Oktoberfest was also to honor local heroes such as the Fire-EMS and Police Departments in Dresden. The Oktoberfest also had German artisans from across the state, German food, and German crafts, such as cutting wooden bowls and weaving heritage baskets. The one-day event will be held next year, during the same weekend of October.
October 12, 2002 - 5:21pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
It helped those trying to escape violence, the needy, or anyone who came through its doors. But now it's asking for your help. Financial troubles has hit Common Cents, a non-profit agency in Zanesville that supplies clothing, food, and advice to anyone who wants it. The agency is $3,000 behind on rent and it was recently forced to close its doors at its North Fourth Street location. Director Linda Fulkerson says her deadline to move out is this Monday. She's hoping people in the community...
October 12, 2002 - 5:14pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
The 23rd annual Fall Harvest Festival went off with a bang today in Perry County. Fair goers were treated to a building filled with crafts, food, and fun. Art shows, pumpkin decorating contests, talent shows, and a bake off all took center stage. Festival orgainzers say they think this was one of the bigget Fall Harvest Festivals they've had in years.
October 11, 2002 - 5:16pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
A man walks away with nothing but a bruised finger after his sport utility vehicle rolls onto it's top off Interstate 70. The accident happened just after eleven this morning at the 152 eastbound exit. State patrole officers say 25-year old Yohannes Ambaye of Ethiopia lost control of his Ford Explorer, hit a guard rail, and his SUV rolled onto its top. Ambaye was able to crawl out of the wreckage through a broken back window. Trooper Bruce MacLaine says the driver was wearing his seatbelt...
October 11, 2002 - 5:07pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
While a sluggish economy has caused problems for our nation, it has helped set record numbers for Ohio University's Zanesville campus. The Zanesville campus registered the most growth of all five of Ohio University's regional campuses and is one of the fastest growing of Ohio's 62 public campuses. Campus Dean Jim Fonseca says people are heading back to college because they are concerned about job stability. He adds more students are enrolling at Ohio University-Zanesville straight from high...
October 11, 2002 - 4:57pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
If your looking for fun this weekend you've got the Oktoberfest in Dresden, the Fall Harvest Festival in Perry County, and of course the Fall Feset in Nashport. Organizers at Nashport Elementary were preparing for a day filled with activites. Linda Huston, the principal at Nashport Elementary says bingo, dancing, games, an auction, food and fun are just some of the reasons to attend tomorrow's event. All of the proceeds go back to the school, paying for field trips, assemblies, and teaching...
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