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April 12, 2003 - 8:26pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Cans, paper, plastic...all commonly used items, all items commonly seen on the side of roads. That's why the Ohio Department of Recycling and Litter Prevention is sponsoring its "Plant Pride, Not Litter" campaign through the beginning of May. This program spreads litter prevention awareness across the state, and helps to keep Ohio clean. In conjunciton with the "Plant Pride, Not Litter" campaign is "Motorists' Awareness Day" on Saturday, April 26th. On this Saturday more than 500 businesses...
April 12, 2003 - 4:28pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Soldiers from the 2-174th Avenger Unit of the Army National Guard will soon be receiving some little touches of home. Family members and friends gathered at the unit’s headquarters in McConnelsville to assemble care packages for the soldiers. Joyce Epifano, a volunteer, says she hopes the packages from home wrapped with a little tender loving care, will go a long way towards making the soliders feel as if they're at home. The team of volunteers went through boxes filled with items such as...
April 11, 2003 - 4:27pm
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A powerful bronze figure stands tall in the downtown skies of Zanesville watching over the city. The huge Indian statue was lifted into the air and placed on top of the sixth street building. Alan Cottrill owns the building and is the artist who creates the real life sculptures. It took Cottrill around three months to finish the nine foot bronze sculpture, which weighs seven hundred pounds. In the near future, Cottrill plans on turning the upper part of his building into a gallery displaying...
April 11, 2003 - 3:20pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Muskingum County Sheriff's Office dispatchers Kim Hambel, Joleen Kinsel, and Tadd Lantz have been thanked for their professionalism during a difficult situation. On Tuesday, April 8th the three were honored at the 4th Annual Gold Star Awards luncheon for their outstanding performance during the shooting death of Deputy Robert Tanner, Jr. on January 8, 2002. According to Cheif Deputy Wes Elson, the three worked together as a team, and their professional performance led to the arrest and safe...
April 11, 2003 - 3:06pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
If you would like to play golf and help a local college at the same time...it's possible later this month. The MATC Foundation is holding its annual golf tournament at the Zanesville Country Club on April 28th. Organizer Trafford Dick says spots are still open for those who wish to play. A clinic is scheduled for 11:30 with the club pro, then lunch, then a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. If you'd like to participate you can contact the MATC Foundation at 1555 Newark Road. The phone number is...
April 10, 2003 - 10:26pm
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Residents in Blue Rock Township are ready for running water, and Thursday night they took the first major step to ensure quality H2O will be flowing through their area. Currently residetns are required to haul water from outside sources. Commissioner Ed Kenily says the project to bring quality water service to the area will cost approximately $800,000. He met with representatives from the township to discuss the future project and possible funding.
April 10, 2003 - 6:21pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Men and women at war in Iraq or stationed in the Middle East will be able to reach out to family members and friends for a few minutes without cost. Check Into Cash Centers locally and throughout the nation are working together in an effort to collect sixty-minute calling cards, which will be sent to troops overseas. The owner of the cash centers began the program as his way of contributing to our soldiers. He will also take part in buying a lot of talk time. He plans on matching up to twenty...
April 10, 2003 - 10:23am
5 years 11 weeks ago
A Muskingum county family is homeless today after an early morning fire. It happened at 6740 Swing-a-long Lane in Nashport. Firefighters were called to the home of Kim Bice just before five this morning. Bice and her four children were able to escape unharmed. No word on the cause of the fire. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross responded to the scene and is helping the family with food and clothing. Red Cross officials say the family will be staying with relatives.
April 10, 2003 - 10:17am
5 years 11 weeks ago
A Roseville man is stepping forward as the big winner in the Ohio Lottery’s Kicker game. Douglas Boetcher is 100-thousand dollars richer today. He bought his ticket at the National Road Beer Dock on Greenwood Avenue in Zanesville. Boetcher says it could not have come at a better time. He was laid off from his construction job, and his wife, Angie just gave birth to their third child. He says he found out he was a winner while stopping for gasoline at the National Road Beer Dock. A sign...
April 9, 2003 - 4:54pm
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Two small fires at Bethesda Hospital this afternoon are being ruled suspicious – that’s according to Detective Ric Roush with the Zanesville Police Department. The fires reportedly started just before noon in the trash cans on the first and third floors of the hospital. Both the Zanesville police and fire departments along with Bethesda security officials are investigating the fires.
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