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August 15, 2002 - 12:18pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Soft, neutral colors and a scenic landscape make Southeastern Ohio's newest lodge anything but wild -- even though it's located in Ohio's largest and most famous conservation preserve. After years of deliberation, officials at The Wilds in Cumberland decided to build a lodge to house various Wilds visitors including Wilds membership holders, visiting scientists and those participating in corporate outings. Administrators say they believe the lodge will be very successful and could be a positive...
August 15, 2002 - 8:06am
5 years 7 weeks ago
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' new album, The Last DJ, is set for an Oct. 8 release on Warner Brothers Records.

Special guests on the album include Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham, who sings backing vocals on "The Man Who Loves Women," and Jon Brion, who conducts the orchestra and arranges orchestrations on "Money Becomes King," "Dreamville," and "Like a Diamond." Additionally, the Heartbreakers' original bassist, Ron Blair, who left the group after 1981's Hard Promises, is on...
August 15, 2002 - 8:04am
5 years 7 weeks ago
Details were sketchy at press time, but Drowning Pool singer Dave Williams, 30, was found dead on the band's tour bus Wednesday (Aug. 14) afternoon in Manassas, Va., enroute to the next Ozzfest date.

A spokesperson for the band at Wind-Up Records says the cause of death has not yet been determined, and the Williams family was just told of the news hours ago.
August 14, 2002 - 8:13pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Local business professionals gathered in the Welcome Center Wednesday evening to fire questions at Miss Ohio 2002, Tiffany Haas, in preparation for her showing at the Miss America Pageant. Tiffany's answers and how she answers are important to her overall presentation to the judges. With the help from the business men and women, Tiffany was able to talk about herself, her goals, and her platform, Operation Smile. The practice is important: 40% of the competition is based on interviews and...
August 14, 2002 - 3:21pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Floats, bands, and Wayne Newton will all be a part of Newarks Bicentennial parade. On Friday August 16, Newark will be celebrating the "Party of the Century" by hosting the Parade of Flags. Wayne Newton will be the Grand Marshall, while over nine bands and 300 entrants will be in the parade.
August 14, 2002 - 3:17pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The City of Zanesville and the Zanesville Housing Development Corporation are trying to get the word out that the Greenwood Revitalization project is still on schedule. Twenty-five new single family homes will be built on Greenwood Ave., Market St. and East Main Street. On July 11, 2.7 million dollars in tax credit funding was reserved for Greenwood Homes, L.L.C.
August 14, 2002 - 12:47pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Red Cross representative say the recent heatwave put a damper on some people at the Muskingum County Blue Ribbon Fair. Exhaustion and sickness landed them in the makeshift infirmary under the grandstand. Medical staff members say there are a few tips people should follow when going to the fair. Hydration is important, as is wearing appropriate, light-colored clothes. Skip Randles, R.N. says the medical staff is there to help anyone with most any ailment, but an ounce of precaution could prevent...
August 14, 2002 - 12:33pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Who knew backpacks could be so dangerous? Last year, nearly 5,000 trips to the emergency room resulted from backpack use. Chiropractors wanted to minimize those trips and banded together to distribute tips for proper backpack use. Tips apply to everyone, but most are geared toward young students. Dr.Randy Myers says children should only carry 10-percent or less of their body weight, on their back. Because workloads require multitudes of paper and course books, many students are weighted down...
August 13, 2002 - 10:17pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Tuesday evening those attending the Muskingum County Fair were able to express their patriotic pride and thanks to those who risk their lives to keep us safe. Deputy Robert Tanner was honored, along with local firefighters and law enforcement officials during a special ceremony. Applause erupted from the crowd after a round of Taps and rifle shots. Robert Tanner was shot and killed during routine patrol on Dunzweiler Drive in Falls Township. He was 39-years-old.
August 13, 2002 - 10:07pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Tuesday evening members of the communtiy were able to view diagrams showing different options of the new school buildings on Blue Avenue and at the current Grover Cleveland site. Members of the technical team for the Zanesville City School Board spoke to the public about the diagrams and reasoning behind the placements of the structures. Concerns and questions were also answered regarding the building process. Superintenent Mike Pockl commented that the meeting went well, mostly because...
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