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October 9, 2006 - 6:40pm
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The final preparations are underway for a candidate’s forum this Sunday at the John McIntire library.

The forum is being sponsored by the American Association of University Women and the Zanesville Times Recorder.

Organizers say holding the forum allows voters to learn about the candidates.

“The main reason to do this is because people jolly need to vote,” Helen Harper said. “I think they are more likely to vote if they hear something from the candidate.”...
October 9, 2006 - 11:54am
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It very well could be the biggest challenge for puzzle enthusiasts, as Eastside Community Ministry releases its 2006 Limited Edition piece.

The puzzle featuring Mary Ann Bucci’s “Y-Bridge” painting became widely available Monday.

This is the first time the puzzle features just one painting and the first time the community got to choose the art. Officials admit they chose a tough piece.

“I think this one will be one of the most challenging yet,” said Bob Davidson...
October 9, 2006 - 11:47am
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It’s an ever changing, evolving landscape in downtown Zanesville. A painting project gave buildings a face-lift and now an apartment is making its way up.

The future home of Pollock Apartments may still look like nothing more then a vacant lot, but that’s at first glance, real progress is taking place.

“They’re getting ready to do the foundation work, so we’re very excited about that,” said Dana Matz from the Zanesville Downtown Association. “It’s a great project for the...
October 8, 2006 - 10:22pm
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A new store is opening up in Zanesville and the best part is everything is free.

The Free Store at the First United Methodist Church officially opens Tuesday, but the church introduced the store to community members today.

The store has everything from clothes to house wares.

The Free Store will help those falling on hard times.

“This community where the church is is 25% below the poverty level,” Pastor Brenda Buckwell Lifland said.

People...
October 8, 2006 - 10:21pm
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Hundreds of people walked in CROP Walk 2006 Sunday to help raise money to help fight hunger overseas and right here at home.

The annual CROP Walk is organized by the group, Church World Service, and raises money to fight poverty.

CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty.

“They go wherever there is a disaster, wherever there is a need,” CROP Co-Chair Jerry Sutton said.

The one-mile walk started and ended at Zane Landing Park.
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October 8, 2006 - 10:20pm
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Country music fans gathered at Roger’s Auction house in Adamsville for the 21st annual Muskingum County Country Music Hall of Fame Day.

The event is a way for members and fans to celebrate country music and induct new members into the Hall of Fame.

“It is just a great day to get together with musicians and friends,” Muskingum County Hall of Fame President Loren Prouty said.

Seven new members were inducted into the Hall of Fame this year.
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
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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
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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.”

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