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October 8, 2006 - 10:20pm
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October 15th was recently named National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day by Congress.

Sunday families who have lost a pregnancy or infant gathered at the Bethesda Fitness trail to support each other and remember their child.

“Mothers and fathers never forget,” Shelley Clark said. “This is a way for them to say goodbye to their baby.”

Families were able to share their stories at the gazebo and then wrote a special message on balloons, which were then...
October 8, 2006 - 10:19pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Zanesville Art Center is hosting the only US exhibition of photographs from premier Chinese photographer Tu Wenan.

The Arts Center held its opening reception for the exhibit today.

The “Roof of the World” exhibit features portraits of the people of Tibet.

“I focus on the eyes of the Tibetans,” Wenan said. “I find from the eyes I can see something, the eyes seem like the window.”

The exhibit features large color prints of his work and runs until...
October 7, 2006 - 9:24pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The 5th annual Oktoberfest was held in downtown Dresden Saturday to help raise money for the Dresden Village Association.

The festivities kicked off at noon and lasted until 9 p.m.

There was the traditional German fare of sauerkraut and bratwurst.

And no Oktoberfest would be complete without beer and lederhosen.

“We started the event five years ago to capitalize on the Dresden Germany, Dresden, Ohio theme,” Dresden Village Executive director Tricia...
October 7, 2006 - 12:25pm
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Pin the eye on the monster, take a walk on the haunted trail and pick a monsters nose…
These were all activities kids participated in this afternoon at the Genesis Bethesda Fall Festival.

The festival raises money for the Genesis Children’s Center.

“Children are the foundation of our community and we teach them to become better citizens,” said Organizer Teresa Pickenpaugh. “They’re going to be our leaders in the future.”

Games for the very young to grade...
October 7, 2006 - 12:20pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Never give up, be an over comer, and be a diva was the message at the first annual Divas Helping Divas Day held in Dresden, to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Organizers began the day as a chance to raise awareness about breast cancer, raise money for research, as well as show support for those suffering through it’s affects.

“We’re all divine, cancer affects everybody,” said Event Co-Chair Amy Dearinger. “It doesn’t just affect the person it’s afflicted by,...
October 6, 2006 - 6:18pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
In a three hour meeting this afternoon, the Zanesville City School Board chose six candidates that will be interviewed to become superintendent.

A total of 27 applied for the job from Ohio and four other states. Among the six being interviewed two are from within in the school district. Zanesville High School principal Richard Sykes and interim superintendent Terry Martin both made the cut.

“We have a lot of young people, of principalships to move up within our system,”...
October 6, 2006 - 6:11pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Every five years the Appalachian Regional Commission goes before the United State House and Senate to be reauthorized for funding.

With the senate already approving the funds with a spoken vote, it’s up to the House.

Although ARC has never had trouble getting funding passed, the possibility of a negative response, could hamper the commissions outreach.

“We have in the past still continued, but it makes it much more difficult,” said Anne Pope Appalachian regional...
October 6, 2006 - 6:05pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Out of 12 states in the Appalachian Region, Ohio is the only state to match funds given by the Appalachian Regional Commission.

The man responsible for that spoke at the Ohio Appalachian Center for Higher Education Conference.

Governor Bob Taft says matching funds from ARC benefits Appalachian residents.

“Each dollar that Ohio Appalachia attracts, brings in three or four more dollars from the local community, from local business, and the foundation of Appalachia...
October 6, 2006 - 5:58pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
It was a chance for the newlywed and those married for many years, to come together and learn about creating a strong marriage.

The celebration included music from the Roosevelt Elementary Band, speakers on Saving Marriages, clergy from area churches and of course a wedding cake.

The program was held to show the value of marriage and how to enrich lives through lasting marriages.
October 6, 2006 - 5:56pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
A new show is set to premier on WHIZ-TV Saturday night. It’s the Ohio Lottery game show, Make me Famous, Make me Rich.

The show’s host, David McCreary is familiar with southeastern Ohio. He lives in Licking County with his wife and two boys. Fate and perfect timing played a hand in getting him his new gig.

“I quit my “real job” as a fed ex truck driver to do my comedy and magic full time,” said McCreary. “I got back into commercials and stuff like that.”

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