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August 15, 2002 - 4:23pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The Zanesville Art Center is getting one step closer to a new look. One section of the Art Center was under demolition today to make room for a new addition. After having numerous problems with the almost fallen building, Strawser, the grounds superintendent of the Arts Center, thought it was time to replace it. The new addition is scheduled for completion in the Spring of 2003.
August 15, 2002 - 4:04pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The United Way is getting ready to kick off their fall campaign with their popular Duck Race. On September 4, the famous rubber ducks will be placed in their race lanes as they complete for the title of top duck. The race will be at the Longaberger Pool in Dresden with three different races: the Celebrity Race at 5:30, the Adopt-A-Duck Race at 6:30, and the Official Race at 7:00. Ducks are on sale at the United Way office, any United Way agency, Unizan Bank, Century National Bank, Bank One and...
August 15, 2002 - 3:54pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
This year's Champion Sale at the Ohio State Fair has apparantly been affected by this year's economic downturn. Profits didn't come close to last year's bonanza when five records were broken and $139,000 were contributed to a fund that provides college scholarships and prizes for other exibitors.
The 2002 sale brought in a total of $137,000 and $75,000 of that money will go to the scholarship. Not even the showcase sale of the night by Stephanie Riley of Dresden could break the slump,...
August 15, 2002 - 3:47pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Over 24 thousand people have ventured out to the Muskingum County Blue Ribbon Fair so far this week, but Don Jordan, the treasurer of the Agriculture Society, says those numbers are around 1,400 less than last year. Jordan also mentioned that the crowds should start rolling in this weekend when country sensation Aaron Tippin will take the stage. According to Jordan, when Tippin performed in 1994 he brought in the biggest crowd the fair has ever seen. Tippin's shows are at 7:30 and 9:30 on...
August 15, 2002 - 3:04pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The two Ohioans state health officials say could have West Nile are doing much better. The 76-year-old Cuyahoga county woman has been upgraded to fair condition at Southwest General hospital, and the 26-year-old Columbus man also possibly with the virus has already been sent home from the hospital.
The Health Department sent blood tests to the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Colorado for confirmation that the two patients do in fact have the disease. Those results...
August 15, 2002 - 12:18pm
5 years 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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.
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