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May 4, 2002 - 3:52pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Tourism in Muskingum County is about to take center stage. To kick off National Tourism Week, the Chamber of Commerce will host the 10th annual "Spotlight on Tourism." The event will be held at the Colony Square Mall from noon to six and will feature over 35 booths representing the tourism industry. Their will also be various activities throughout the week for the event.
May 4, 2002 - 3:44pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
May is motorcycle month and in Perry County, bikers of all ages gathered to hear a special proclamation. The county commissioner proclaimed that May was motorcycle month, and to be aware of the bikes on the road. After the proclamation was made, motorcyclists hopped on their bikes for the annual Slow-Joes Spring Run, which was hosted by the NewLex Classic Riders. This year's run was dedicated to Joe Ellis, who was the group's founder.
May 4, 2002 - 3:40pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Hundreds of kids were fingerprinted and photographed for one good cause. Dutro Ford once again sponsored a free children's safety day that addressed several safety concerns for young children and their parents. At the event the American Red Cross, the Zanesville Fire Department, and Eddie the Eagle were on hand.
May 3, 2002 - 7:46pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Folks in Cambridge are hoppy...and happy. May 3rd through 5th is the Hop-A-Long Cassidy Festival, complete with Hoppy memorabilia, western celebrities and lots of fun. Vendors from all over the United States and more than one-thousand two hundred people are expected to attend throughout the weekend. Hop-A-Long is a western hero to the area of Cambridge, and a positive role model for children.
May 3, 2002 - 7:37pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
The day to vote to pass the school levy is rapidly approaching, and the schools are getting ready to rally. On Monday, May 6th at 5:30, over one-thousand students and teachers will gather together to show the Zanesville community how much they support the levy. The state of Ohio has agreed to pay for 68 percent of the total costs for construction of the new buildings. If passed, construction would start immediately with hopes of being completed between 2008-2010.
May 3, 2002 - 7:24pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
It's Goodwill Week, and what better way to celebrate than at the Goodwill store on Maple Avenue. On Friday, Zanesville Mayor Jack Fenton awarded the store a proclamation of hard work and serivce, and thanked the workers for their dedication to the community. The training program for handicapped citizens was highlighted, as people with disabilities are given jobs at the Goodwill store and trained for work at other jobs. It is a popular training program, and shows how the Goodwill store is...
May 3, 2002 - 6:52pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Zanesville is fighting hunger for Operation Feed, and two local events on Friday helped the cause. In downtown Zanesville, Donimo's Pizza and Century National Bank teamed up for the "Pizza by the Slice" program, and throughout Muskinghum County, grocery stores hosted "Grocery Day," where shoppers could donate non-perishable foods, or money. These two programs benefit Operation Feed, which supports fourteen food pantries in the Muskinghum County.
May 3, 2002 - 6:30pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
International relationships are forming right here in Zanesville, as a group of Russian entrepeneurs are visiting for the month of May. The group is part of the Center for Citizen Initiative, or CCI. CCI is a joint venture between the U.S. State Department and local groups throughout the country. In Zanesville, that local group is the Kiwanis Club. During their stay, the delegates will learn about American culture and business, in hopes of taking back to Russia knowledge of how to improve...
May 3, 2002 - 4:59am
5 years 4 weeks ago
A former Elementary school principal who was dismissed by the school board in Cambridge says he wants his old job back now that a judge has ordered the board to rehire him.
Bill Lee says his savings and what little other money he had are gone. Lee was elected to the board last year after the board had fired him for spanking a student. Guernsey county common pleas judge David Ellwood ruled last month that the board should not have fired Lee. He ordered the board to rehire Lee and pay...
May 2, 2002 - 10:30pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Alcohol was not a factor in an early morning crash, which claimed the life of a woman.
The accident happened just before 2 a.m. on State Route 821 in Noble County.
According to the Noble County Sheriff's Office, 32-year-old Kerry Walters of Belle Valley was driving eastbound on State Route 340, when she failed to stop at a stop sign and struck a stone embankment as she crossed 821.
Emergency crews had to use the jaws of life to free Walters, However, she was pronounced dead at...
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