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August 31, 2002 - 8:27pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
In this day and age, everything is made in factories... including weapons. But before the dawn of technology, everything was made by hand. Named after the stone that made it famous, Flint Ridge State Memorial Park held a "Flint Knap-In." The event teaches people how to make arrowheads using the old fashiond knapping process. Deer antlers and copper are tools used to knap flint. Grinding is also used to properly complete the traditional method. Some feel knapping may be the oldest...
August 31, 2002 - 8:22pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Pancakes and planes may seem like an unlikely pair, but Saturday they perfectly complimented one another during a fly-in at the Riverside Airport. The event was sponsored by the Chapter 425 Experimental Aircraft Association, and goes specifically to raise funds for the cost of their hanger and other facilities. The fly-in began at 8:00 a.m. and lasted throughout the day. People from as far as California flew in for the event.
August 31, 2002 - 8:17pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Civil War reenactments were center stage Saturday at the Family Fun Fest at Dillon State Park. First-ime visitors to the event were pleasantly surprised by the amount and variety of activties. The newest addition to the day specifically focused on the family unit, incorporating team work, patience and lots of laughs to get the race done. The Mountain Bike Championship Series sponsored the family involved raced, which held that the family had to start and finish the race together. The race...
August 30, 2002 - 4:56pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A piece of American history is resting this Labor Day Weekend in Zanesville. Friday the B-17 Bomber grounded at the Zanesville Airport for display, tours, and even rides to the public. "The Flying Fortress" as it is fondly called, carries a crew of eight men from city to city. The plane is in the air for eight months out of the year. Tours are available to the public, as well as 45-minute rides. Cost for each person in $400. Some say the amount is worth it, in order to experience the...
August 30, 2002 - 4:50pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The month of September is upon us and the City of Zanesville has been planning an event to remember the September 11th terrorist attacks. After almost a year, the economy and the hearts of every American are still feeling the impact of the attacks. With this in mind, the city and Mayor Fenton are keeping the day as a special reminder of what happened. A tribute will be held at Zane Landing Park from noon to 12:30 p.m. Local law enforcement officials and city officials will be on hand to pay...
August 30, 2002 - 4:46pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Ernie isn't the only one to love his rubber ducky...next week for the United Way Duck Race the entire city of Zanesville can show their appreciation of the yellow quacker. Friday afternoon the Sheriff's Department was gearing up for the race by selling pizza and tickets. The Rubber Duck Race is the kick-off of the United Way campaign. It will be held Spetmeber 4th at the Longaberger Pool beginning with the celebrity race, with the numbered duck race to follow.
August 30, 2002 - 1:39pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
What's holding you back? If it's not a seatbelt, you might have to explain your reasoning to a state highway patrolman. Authorities say they expect a lot of traffic to travel through the Muskingum Valley throughout Labor Day Weekend and half those travelers won't be buckled up. Local authorities say they will be out in force and will not hesitate to issue a traffic citation for not wearing a seat belt if they pull someone over for another violation. Ohio State Highway Patrol officers say they'...
August 29, 2002 - 6:48pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A local group wants to share its love of radio-controlled airplanes with the public...On Sunday anyone and everyone is invited to attend the Fly-For-Fun day at the ZARKS airfileld. Anyone who would like to try to their hand at flying an actual radio-controlled craft may do so, with the help of the buddy system. The event will start at noon and end whenever the last person leaves. Food will be available, and parking is free. The Fly-For-Fun day follows a flying day at Dillon.
August 29, 2002 - 6:38pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
America's pasttime may get some time off...a strike is looming if the players and the owners have not agreed on labor disputes. Dr. Robert Burke, a Muskingum College Professor, has written two books recently on baseball labor problems. Dr. Burke predicts that a strike will occur, but hopefully it's not longer than two weeks. He pointed out that both sides have so much at stake financially that they can't afford to let the issue go unresolved for very long.
August 29, 2002 - 12:50pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
There could be a few land transfers within the year that would relocate portions of Jackson Township to the Village of Frazeysburg. Jackson Township trustees and Frazeysburg Village Administrator Dan Mount showed up before Muskingum County commissioners to discuss annexing 80-acres of township land into the village. Annexing portions of the township ito the village would mean property owners would have access to village utilities including sewer and water. Mount says Frazeysburg already...
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