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March 22, 2002 - 9:13pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
They call him G.I Joe, and no he’s not the “action packed doll,” but he is close to it: Joe Mitchell from Gratiot returned home Friday after serving his country in a un-disclosed location for over 4 months. Mitchell left the day after Thanksgiving. It was a tearful, sad goodbye to his 3 daughters, wife and un-born child. But today there were tears of happiness, as his family, friends and neighbors gave him a warm welcome home. Mitchell doesn’t know if he has to go back. For now, he’s going...
March 22, 2002 - 4:07pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The idea that one day Ohioans will be able to legally carry concealed weapons is raising concerns with some local law enforcement officials. If approved by the senate, House Bill 274 will allow the County Sheriff's Office to authorize citizens to carry concealed weapons. State representative Jim Aslanides, who supports the bill, says that it will help protect law abiding citizens. But just the thought of more people carrying concealed weapons leaves the Zanesville Police Department feeling a...
March 22, 2002 - 4:02pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Volunteers for Operation Feed are dishing it out to raise money for local food pantries. Hosting their 7th annual "All You Can Eat Fish Fry", Operation Feed is serving fish dinners for a small donation. Proceeds from the fish fry will help various programs feed the hungry. The money raised from the yearly event helps these organizations to continue to feed thousands during hard times. Operation Feed will continue to serve dinners until 7PM at Trinity Presbyterina Church located on Military...
March 22, 2002 - 3:32pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The city’s newest tradition returns Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, 2002, when the 2001 Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball All-World-Tour makes its sixth annual visit to the streets of downtown. Nearly 900 teams, more than 600 volunteers and thousands of spectators are expected to participate in this popular event. Tournament entry forms will be available soon at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Welcome Center, located at the foot of the Fifth Street exit ramp across from John McIntire Public Library...
March 22, 2002 - 1:16pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
This weekend the community is encouraged to “hop” on out to Wal-Mart to take part in an attempt at a world record bunny hop. On Saturday Wal-Mart employees, area residents as well as the entire Zanesville community will gather for the at the record breaking event. One thousand two hundred and forty one people are needed to register to participate in tomorrow’s bunny hop. To break the Guiness book of World Records, the community must dance the bunny hop for five continuous minutes. And to get...
March 22, 2002 - 10:17am
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Ohio State University Newark campus has just recieved its biggest donation ever. John Warner, a retired insurance executive and board member of the campus development fund presented the school with a four-point-five million dollar gift. School officials say the money will be used to help build a library and student center, which will be named after Warner who is a resident of Granville. This is just one improvement project planned for the campus. This spring, the school is beginning...
March 22, 2002 - 10:08am
5 years 7 weeks ago
Union organizing efforts at the Longaberger Basket Company have failed. Members of the United Steel Workers Of America have closed their office because of a lack of support. The Steelworkers were helping some employees to form a local
union chapter. It was called the Longaberger Employees Alliance. The organization had been holding rallies and meetings to try and get the needed 30 percent of the company's seven-thousand employees to sign union cards in order to get exclusive bargaining...
March 22, 2002 - 9:36am
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Cambridge police department is continuing to investigate a public suicide on Wednesday. Police say a man walked into County Coins And Collectibles on the Southgate Parkway in Cambridge. The man spoke briefly with the clerk, asked for change for a soda machine, then exited the store. A few moments later, the man returned, went to the back of the store and removed a shotgun from the rack. Cambridge police says the man loaded the gun with a single shell and shot himself. The man is...
March 21, 2002 - 9:40pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Thomas Sieber, President and Chief Executive Officer of Genesis Healthcare System, has been chosen as the 2002 recipient of the Commitment to Excellence Award by the Muskingum Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America. "Mr. Sieber was chosen because of his leadership ability and commitment to community service - qualities we strive to instill in our youth members everyday," said Scout Executive John G. Harding. "He set an example that we hope all young people will strive to emulate." Sieber, the...
March 21, 2002 - 3:22pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
One hundred fifty five boxes of thin mints is a very tall order, but not if it is a gift for some special members of the National Guard. Junior Girl Scout Troop 690 of Westview Elementary School presented the 447th Military Police Unit with several cases of Girl Scout cookies. The Batallion Commander Major Phillip Churn was on hand to accept the gift for those who were deployed back in October to Fort Leonard Wood Missouri. With the money made from selling the cookies, the girls will be going...
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