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July 31, 2005 - 4:03pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
History was in the making at a local high school, and more than 300 area residents got to experience it.

West Muskingum High School celebrated its dedication ceremony this afternoon. The ceremony included speeches from local government representatives as well as educators.

According to Superintendent, Marvin Wourms, the new building will be an asset to students. “I think the environment does play a big role ion how students react. You know, I firmly believe our kids are...
July 31, 2005 - 3:46pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
One of the most extensive World War II collections is on display at a local art center in honor of “Heartland Remembers” week.

Zanesville Art Center is hosting the exhibit of more than 50 artifacts from the World War II era. The owner of the collection, Norman Lambert, became interested in historic memorabilia at a young age and he says the pieces he chose tell a chronological story. “Starts with the war in Europe, it goes to the surrender of the Japanese on the battleship...
July 31, 2005 - 3:38pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
It was a day full of fitness at Zane Landing Park as a local organization planned a full day to promote fun, family and health.

Today marked the 2nd annual Y-City Mile at Zane Landing Park, and more than one hundred people braved the heat to take part.

According to race director, Jeff Williams, all of today’s events were designed with fun in mind. “We’ve got a one mile race starting by Rose Crans High School, they’ll go down Main Street, see the Y-City Bridge. We’ve got...
July 30, 2005 - 8:09pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Today marked the 38th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival in McConnelsville where many of the regions artists, craftspeople, and photographers where able to display some of their work.

The Howard Chandler Christy Art Guild had a great turnout for many of the local artists gathered at the Commons to showcase their work to win awards, and to sell them to the public.
Robert Delamora, a member of the Howard Christy Art Guild says the festival is a major fundraiser for the guild where...
July 30, 2005 - 7:52pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Zane State kicked off its second annual “Zane State Fest” today at the college, celebrating the success of another year that the college has had.

Last years events were to celebrate they college’s new name and the successful transition of the name. John Charlton, Director of Public Information at Zane State College, says the holding Zane State Fest 2 is a wonderful way to reach out to the community to celebrate the year’s success.

The purpose of today’s event was to...
July 30, 2005 - 12:40pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Today’s weather was perfect for a game of basketball, or even 377 of them, as was the case in Newark.

Today marked the third anniversary of the Gus Macker Tournament in Newark. This event attracted players from all over the state and beyond who wanted to get in on the action.

According to the treasurer of the North Basketball Association, Billy Jefferson, having the tournament downtown really helps to revive the heart of the community. “It just kind of brings people into...
July 30, 2005 - 12:34pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Basket lovers from all over the country gathered in Dresden to celebrate a special event.

Dresden Days, the annual street fair that accompanies the Longaberger Bee, kicked off today on the streets of Dresden.

According to Dresden Village Association executive director, Tricia Kidd, more than 2,000 collectors and consultants came to today’s event from all over the country. “People come from all over to this event, of course. The consultants are coming from as far as...
July 29, 2005 - 4:55pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
By now you’ve probably heard about the pet distributor in Muskingum County that must destroy all it’s animals due to a virus.

If you like gerbils or hamsters for pets, it’s important to know how to spot a sick animal, and what steps can be taken to prevent disease.

“We Love Pets”, made the decision to not purchase their small animals from the Norwich distributor after taking a trip to their warehouse. But manager Sandy McGee says that animals that appear healthy can...
July 29, 2005 - 4:44pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Middle School can be a confusing, even frightening experience for children. But one local school hoped to alleviate some of those fears with a lecture by an adolescent expert.

Zane State College welcomed Dr. Lonnie Carton today, as she presented a lecture on how to handle this critical time.

Dr. Carton is a nationally recognized educator and family counselor and according to the director of public information at Zane State College, John Charlton, today’s material was...
July 29, 2005 - 4:32pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
An historical site is helping to celebrate “Heartland Remembers” week, by showing the efforts and sacrifices families at home made to help those overseas.

The John And Annie Glenn historical site helps modern day families take a trip back in time, to the ‘40’s, where life was not so simple.

According to the historical site executive director, Don McKendry, taking as tour through the house can put history in perspective. “Many people fail to realize that in 1941 Pearl...
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