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September 5, 2002 - 2:38pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
The WHIZ family has a new member: the WB Network. Starting September 30th, WHIZ will begin running cross promotions with WBZV Channel 13, the popular WB station. This partnership will work to improve audience demographics by running well-known youth related programs in conjunction with local commercials. The targeted audience for WB programming is 12-year-olds to 34-year-olds, which comprise 30% of WHIZ's demographic area. Advertisers will now have numerous outlets to promote their...
September 5, 2002 - 12:52pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
More than blustery winds will be blowing through the area this fall. Local hospitality industry associates say Muskingum Valley residents don't realize the business the area generates when the air turns crisp and the leaves start to turn. According to hotel managers, there are many reasons to visit the area in the autumn. Topping the list is the Longaberger Company. The Wilds, historical tours and people en route to Ohio State University football games account for many, other reasons to pass...
September 4, 2002 - 12:49pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Although rain poured down over southeaster Ohio Tuesday night, its been a real dry summer...almost drought conditions. One local company is doing its part to help.
TMT Water Hauling has had a real busy year, and they're still busy filling up wells and hauling water where it's needed. Often it's not only residents that need water; The drought has dried up flower beds and water systems everywhere. Now, TMT gets as many commercial requests as they do residential requests. Owner Kevin...
September 4, 2002 - 12:42pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
When truck driver Don Morken left Canada to deliver bottled water to the Dollar General distribution center he thought he had informative directions that showed him how to get from Canada to the center. He was wrong. Instead of dropping off 45-thousand pounds of bottled water, he ended up wrapping his semi around a tree, only miles from the distribution center. No one was around to witness the catastrophe, but homeowners returned to find a semi lodged in one of their trees. Morken says that he'...
September 4, 2002 - 12:20pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
The Mayor of Newark has pleaded guilty today to a charge of driving under the influence. Mayor Frank Stare was pulled over early Satruday morning for failing to signal a lane change. That was just hours before he judged a car show sponsored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Stare refused to take a breath test after being pulled over. Licking county municipal Judge Thomas Marcelain sentenced Stare to three days in an alcohol-treatment program and one year of probation. He was fined 250...
September 4, 2002 - 10:30am
4 years 44 weeks ago
Two local people are dead after a fatal accident Tuesday night. The single car crash happened around 7 p.m. on state route 13 just east of Johnstown road. The highway patrol says 81-year-old Albert Sowers of Crooksville drove off the side of the road and struck a utility pole. He was transported by Medflight to Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus where he was pronounced dead. His passenger, 81-year-old Gwendolyn Sowers was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Zanesville where...
September 3, 2002 - 12:45pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Golfing is a sport for any age and no one represents the senior citizen crowd better than 96 year-old Caroline Meyer. Every year, Meyer's friends honor her birthday by playing a round of golf and then retiring to the clubhouse for snacks and the opening of presents. Friends and golfers say Meyer is an inspiration to them. Meyer says, she merely enjoys the game of golf and that is what keeps her going.
September 3, 2002 - 9:40am
4 years 44 weeks ago
It was not a great Labor day for one local family. When they returned from celebrating the holiday they found their home had caught on fire. The home is located at 6795 Brentcress drive. No one was home at the time of the blaze. Falls township fire investigators are trying to figure out what caused the fire. Investigators say there was extensive damage in the attic and the right-rear portion of the home. No injuries were reported.
September 2, 2002 - 12:49pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Community service is a driving force behind the Lions Club International and they showed their dedication at today's Lion's Club Car Show in Frazeysburg. The local chapter was busy dishing out concessions and selling raffle tickets for an alterain vehicle. All proceeds from concessions, car registration and raffle tickets will be donated toward various causes including purchasing eyeglasses for needy children and adults, funding eyesight programs and the Pilot Dog Program that trains dogs to...
August 31, 2002 - 8:27pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
In this day and age, everything is made in factories... including weapons. But before the dawn of technology, everything was made by hand. Named after the stone that made it famous, Flint Ridge State Memorial Park held a "Flint Knap-In." The event teaches people how to make arrowheads using the old fashiond knapping process. Deer antlers and copper are tools used to knap flint. Grinding is also used to properly complete the traditional method. Some feel knapping may be the oldest...
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