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September 24, 2002 - 1:15pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Zanesville has been referred to as the pottery capital of the world as long as clay has been molded in the confines of Muskingum County, but one, former educator took that reputation, threw in some history lessons and a competition and molded youth program that lasted 15 years. Charles Colliflower taught history through artwork in the Zanesville City School District. He also developed a competition in which fourth, fifth and sixth grade students entered a pottery plate design. Potters at Turtle...
September 23, 2002 - 4:47pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Potential homeowners have a new weapon in the tought world
of home buying. The State Development Department announced Monday a new home ownership program that will asist low-to-moderate-income residents of Muskingum COunty beginning in January 2003. The Program is called the Mortgage Credit Certificate. It works to reduce the home buyer's federal income tax liability. The program only works for purchase loans. Questions, call Century National Bank: 740-454-6892.
September 23, 2002 - 4:38pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
It's a popular habit that many people like: chewing tobacco. However in recent years numerous studies have shown that chewing snuff or tobacco can be detrimental to your health. One such possible health risk is high blood pressure. The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department has teamed up with the OSU Extension Office and the Ohio State University College of Nursing to conduct a study to determine what health risks, if any, chewing tobacco poses. The study will also attempt to...
September 23, 2002 - 12:39pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The bed and breakfast community refer to old, Victorian homes as painted ladies and one, painted lady is getting a facelift, only days after being named the Best Bed and Breakfast in the USA. The Colonel Taylor Inn in Cambridge has only been open a year and a half, but the innkeepers feel the business evokes a feel as old as the house. Innkeeper Patricia Irvin originally had roots in the Cambridge area and says she wants to share the history and warmth of the town with travelers. For more...
September 22, 2002 - 7:00pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The way to a person's heart is often through their stomachs. That saying runs true especially for the older population. Today more than 1-hundred senior citizens of Muskingum County got to feast on food from more than twenty vendors at the "2002 Taste of Retirement" held at the Center for Seniors. Health care professionals say the number one reason senior citizens choose retirement facilities is for their food services.
September 21, 2002 - 9:38pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
8-year-old Fabian Manning has the life-threatening illness Lymphoma, a cancer that attacks the nodes of the body. His greatest desire is to go to Disney World in Florida. Saturday night at the Lake Park Pavillion in Coshocton, the community came together to raise money for Fabian and his family to travel to the Sunshine State. With the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Manning's were able to raise the $5,000 necessary for the wish to be granted. The trip will be over Thanksgiving...
September 21, 2002 - 12:48pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Harley enthusiasts hold onto your helmets, the 1-hundreth anniversary edition motorcycle is out on the market. Julie Brown of Fink's Harley Davidson say they usually sell 350 bikes a year and the demand for the two-wheeled wonders is almost always greater than the supply. The 2003 Harley has an anniversary medallion on the engine and pin-striping down the sides. They can run anywhere from 65 to 22-thousand dollars.
September 21, 2002 - 12:43pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The National Association for the Advacement of Colored People-Muskingum Chapter held thier "Lift Every Voice and Vote" campaign today at the Unizan Bank parking lot. Kenneth Burke, the president of the local chapter says there has never been a big push to get African-American people registered to vote. He say's the national goal of the NAACP this year in to enlist 70-thousand more black voters in Ohio and 700-thousand nationwide.
September 21, 2002 - 9:04am
5 years 7 weeks ago
A Zanesville man is behind bars after an early morning run-in with two police agencies. Sergeant Tony Curry with the Zanesville Police Department says Muskingum County Sheriff Deputies responded to a possible kidnapping just after five a.m. They followed the car to the Sharon Avenue home of Jim McCormick and placed him under arrest charging him with unlawful restraint. Sergeant Curry says Mcormick picked up a woman hitch-hiking who wanted a ride towards Maysville. When McCormick took a...
September 20, 2002 - 5:40pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
More than two hundred ladies turned out for the tenth annual luncheon and style show put on by the Development Council of the Helen Purcell Home. The event took place at the Zanesville Country Club this afternoon. Organizers say they will make around eight thousand dollars from the event which will go to refinishing the flooring of the retirement home for women.
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