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June 24, 2002 - 10:33pm
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It is now day two of the search for a young man who tried to cross the Tuscarawas River. Beginning at 8 Monday morning, divers and other emergency personnel were back in the Tuscarawas River in hope of recovering 25-year old James McHenry. McHenry who was visiting his brother in Canal Lewisville over the weekend, was pulled under the water when he decided to cross the river at a shallow point with three other friends. To help with the second day of recovery efforts, human scent dog teams...
June 24, 2002 - 4:26pm
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Traditionally, golf has been a man's sport, but today women took the course to show off their skills. MOnday, ladies hit the Jaycee's Golf Course to help support the ongoing fight against breast cancer. The 22nd annual Pink Ribbon Golf Classic, sponsored by the American Cancer Society was played under bright sunny skies and high temperatures. The event last year brought in 26-thousand dollars. Organizers hope to bring in more money this year.
June 24, 2002 - 4:22pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
The Wilds can only get better...thanks to a partnership with the Columbus Zoo. The wildlife preserve is the largest in North America. But has had some tough financial luck. Representatives from the Wilds met with the Muskingum county commissioner's Monday to ask for some funds for road repairs and directional signs for the Wilds. Commissioner's said that they will have to sit down and figure out how much funds are needed and how they will distribute the money.
June 24, 2002 - 4:15pm
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An accomplished painter, poet, teacher, and author died at the age of 91. Dr. Charles Dietz one of the founders of the new Zanesville Art Center, was remembered as a peaceful and intellectual man. Today, a long time friend of Dietz reflected on his loving nature of art and people. Esther Dix said, "he thought positive and made people feel so special." Dietz was a simple man, who didn't want people to fuss over his death. In Dietz's will he wanted no viewings or ceremonies, but he asked people...
June 24, 2002 - 12:54pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
A well known Zanesville man who made many area children smile, has died. 81-year-old Virgil Shivers of Hopewell died Sunday at the Sunnyview nursing home. For many years he was Shiv'o the Clown and he had his own television show on WHIZ-TV. He also was the official information clown for the Ohio State Fair for 25 years. He retired from Armco Steel as a rigger welder. The funeral arrangements are being handled by the Bolin Funeral home. Calling hours are Thursday from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8pm......
June 24, 2002 - 5:46am
4 years 44 weeks ago
Going into the final week of the fiscal year, Taft administration officials say Ohio will finish in the black. That's thanks to a one and a half billion-dollar corrective measure enacted by the legislature earlier this month. The Office of Budget and Management says state tax collections for May were well below corresponding figures last year. But officials says the tax nosedive was taken into consideration when adjustments were made. Assistant budget director Tim Keen predicts the budget...
June 24, 2002 - 5:30am
4 years 44 weeks ago
The founder of the Zanesville Art Center has died. Dr. Charles Dietz passed away at his home. Dietz was born August 8, 1910 in Zanesville and was an army veteran of WWII, where he served as a major. He was an accomplished painter, poet, teacher and author. His murals, stained glass and mosaic's are located in collections in the United States, Mexico, Europe and the Orient. In the 1950's Dr. Dietz became director of the Zanesville Art Center. He led the program for over 40 years until his...
June 24, 2002 - 5:08am
4 years 44 weeks ago
The Muskingum county sheriff's office has issued its weekly most wanted suspect. Detective are on the lookout for Kevin C. Sands. Sands is described as a white male with brown hair and blue eyes. He weighs about 240 pounds and stands around six feet tall. His last known address is Linden avenue in Zanesville. If you know of his whereabouts call the Muskingum county sheriff's office at 740 452-3636.
June 24, 2002 - 5:02am
4 years 44 weeks ago
An Ohio Department of Aging official says a state prescription-drug discount program for senior citizens and disabled people probably won't go into operation until spring. After months of haggling, the legislature late last month approved the program, which was strongly supported by Governor Bob Taft, as part of its latest budget package. Roland Hornbostel, the department's chief of planning, says it will take about nine months to get the program started. He says rules must be developed and...
June 22, 2002 - 7:01pm
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July 18, 1953 was the last time the Doodlebug ran from Zanesville to Parkersburg. But each year, the Doodlebug Convention remembers the locomotive and the impact it had on Southeastern Ohio. This year, the 10th annual Doodlebug Convention was held at the Malta United Methodist Church. About 50 people were on hand to talk about past memeories and share pictures about the train. Doodlebugs were built in the 1920's to compete with automobiles. After the mid-1950's, Doodlebugs no longer ran.
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