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October 1, 2006 - 8:06pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
One local family is without a home tonight after the rear of their house collapses.

It happened around 5 p.m. at 1022 Sharon Ave.

Mary Eddy, who lives in the home, says her estranged husband was tearing town walls in the basement about a month ago and failed to brace the building properly.

“It’s been falling here and there for the past couple of days,” Eddy’s son Chris Stamn said. “Today’s the biggest fall all of them.”

Eddy says she doesn’t have...
October 1, 2006 - 8:05pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
It was a perfect day for a car show at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.

Dozens of tricked out rides, from classic cars to imports, were on display during the Octoberfest celebration.

The money raised during the event goes to help the Springfield Township Lions Club.

“Everything we get goes to them,” event chair Bill Agin said.

Organizers are hoping to raise around $3000.

Today’s event also featured arts and crafts and plenty of food.
October 1, 2006 - 8:05pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
With only 37 days left until Election Day, candidates are campaigning hard during these final weeks.

Sunday Democrats held a rally at the Democratic headquarters downtown to show their support for several candidates.

Gubernatorial candidate Ted Strickland and 18th Congressional District candidate Zack Space were in town to greet supporters.

Ted Strickland is running against Ken Blackwell for governor.

“There are many challenges facing the state,”...
October 1, 2006 - 8:05pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Kayakers and canoeists floated down the Muskingum River and ended up at Zane Landing Park for the 5th annual “Jam at the Landing” concert event that benefits the American Cancer Society.

The boaters stared at Ellis Dam State Park, 8 miles up river.

Those who didn’t float down the river showed up the usual way, by car.

Whether it was by car or boat people were treated to good food and music.

“People can come out and buy a hot dog and listen to music,”...
September 30, 2006 - 4:26pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Right now in the United States nearly 2 million women have been treated or diagnosed with breast cancer.

Despite this large number, the number of deaths from this type of Cancer has declined nearly three percent every year since 1990.

That’s why studying this disease is such an important topic, and why a local group of hairdressers became involved in Clip for the Cure, a nationwide effort to raise money for cancer research.

Today, the SmartStyle Family Hair...
September 30, 2006 - 4:17pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
If you missed out on the Muskingum County Fair or our feeling nostalgic for those fair eats, you have another chance to experience it.

Now through October 5, fair fanatics can check out the 155th Annual Coshocton County Fair. Complete with rides, games and plenty of entertainment.

“We’ve moved the entertainment around a little bit,” said Coshocton Fair Board Treasurer Jim McClure. “We’re having an open truck pull. Basically anything goes, you could see a little bit of...
September 30, 2006 - 4:09pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
It may have been cold and rainy this morning, but that didn’t stop numerous runners and walkers from coming out to participate in the Kachilla Center’s 5-K run.

The run started ten years ago and the money raised goes towards the Andrew Kachilla Center for arts.

“Andrew Kachilla, was my father and he had a unique approach to art,” said Andrew Kachilla executive director of the center. “We opened the center and show his art, as well as promote area artist, and educate anyone...
September 29, 2006 - 10:22am
7 years 7 weeks ago
One local organization may be handing out peanuts, but they’re making more than that.

The Zanesville Kiwanis club is holding its annual peanut fundraiser this weekend and organizers say every penny raised stays right here in the community. The peanut sale co-chair says they sponsor four local high school key clubs, as well as other local programs.

Jay Benson says, “We also underwrite the cost of the Alfred S. Carr Special Rider program, we do a lot of work at Kidzville....
September 28, 2006 - 7:33pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Hospital and public health officials say they’ve identified the type of bacteria that’s caused infections in six patients.

It is called enterococcus gallinarum and can be found in fecal matter.

So far only six of 134 patients who underwent total knee replacement surgery between April and June contracted the infection.

Officials say the bacteria takes about 75 days to incubate and the good news is it appears only these six patients got sick.

But that...
September 28, 2006 - 5:35pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
County Commissioners approved the issuance of bonds through the Port Authority for a church in Grove City.

The bonds would allow the Grove City Church of the Nazarene to pay for improvements made to the non-worshipping areas of the church.

“The Port Authority has the legal authority to issue bonds to areas outside of Muskingum County,” County Commissioner Don Madden said.

Nearly $8 million in bonds will be issued.

The Port Authority and the County...
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