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November 3, 2002 - 6:14pm
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The campus of Muskingum College was ringing with melodies Sunday afternoon for the Music Department's Youthfest 2002 Youth Chorus. This special group is comprised of 51 talented youth from 15 different high schools who have the gift of song. The students were busy during their two day stay on the campus; besides singing they attended seminars in music therapy, music appreciation and voice wellness. Youthfest happens every year on Muskingum College campus during the first weekend in November.
November 3, 2002 - 6:11pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The sounds of rifle shots filled the air at Bryor Rabbit Sporting Range Sunday afternoon. People of all ages took part in a shooting competition, with two important prerequisites: using old-style firearms and wearing costumes like those from the Old West. About 70 people from Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia competed.
November 2, 2002 - 9:49pm
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A total of 17 local non-profit organizations raised funds Saturday thanks to the efforts of Elder Beerman Department store during their Community Days event. The store encouraged residents to shop till they dropped, by buying a $5.00 coupon booklet. The profits from the booklet purchases went directly to the organizations. The group were also able to raise funds by volunteering to help in the store. This is the second year Elder Beerman has sponsored the Community Days event.
November 1, 2002 - 6:14pm
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Independent candidate for Muskingum County Commissioner Friday filed a lawsuit against the County and the Commissioners, alleging that the County is to blame for Bill Barker's back taxes. Approximately two years ago the County was looking for room to house work-release prisoners. The Commissioners considered Mr. Barker's property on Newark Road known as Barker's Block for the site. The Commissioner decided to renovate another building instead of using Mr. Barker's property...According to Mr...
November 1, 2002 - 6:11pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A Zanesville charity is planning on cleaning up Saturday, and area residents can make it happen at the new Go-Clean Car Wash-Dry Cleaners on Maple Avenue. Saturday the business will donate every signle penny it makes to the United Way. Patti and Pat Winhoven say it's all to give back to the community.
November 1, 2002 - 4:40pm
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Forty-one of the 51 staff members of the Perry County Department of Jobs and Family Services went on strike after a two-month saga with department administrators. Earlier this year, administrators informed the staff that health insurance costs would rise by a 24.6-percent increase. Employees were told they would have to pay higher deductibles and prescription costs even though they're covered under a union plan that mandates they receive equal or better coverage. Several negociation attempts...
October 31, 2002 - 7:28pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Not only does Goodwill sell gently-used items for reasonable prices, the organizations also looks to help special employees. The Zanesville Welfare Organization and Goodwill Industries Incorporated has been awarded a three-year accreditation for their work with disabled and the disadvantaged. Stephanie Peoples, Director of Corporate Development and Training said that an organization recieving a three-year accreditation outcome has put itself through a rigorous peer review and has demonstrated...
October 31, 2002 - 7:24pm
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This is the time of year when the leaves turn a multitude of colors...but once they hit the ground the hard work begins. The City of Zanesville has announced its plans for its leaf pick-up program, which begins Friday. City officials ask that if you do decide to bag your leaves, don't include trash in the leaf bags. If you decide to rake your leaves to the curb, don't push them into the street. Any questions pertaining to the collection, call 455-0615.
October 31, 2002 - 7:20pm
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Water will soon be flowing through the Chandlersville area. Thursday morning the County Commissioners announced that the County has been awarded a C-D-B-G Grant allowing for the development of a water system. The grant totals $1.9 million and will be used for the Village of Chandlersville. Once the grant is signed the County can begin the process of installing water into the area. Public hearings will be held to announce plans and steps that will be taken during the process.
October 31, 2002 - 4:20pm
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A Muskingum county family is homeless tonight after a fire destroyed their home. It happened Wednesday night to Tiffany Dunn, Travis Riggs and their six-month old daughter. The fire started in the baby's room of their mobile home at 1164 Gayla drive. No one was home when the fire started. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. Both the South Zanesville and Newton township volunteer fire departments responded to the blaze. The Muskingum Valley Red...
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