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July 17, 2006 - 6:03pm
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One firefighter is injured trying to douse the flames of a fire that sparked at 603 Eppley Ave. this afternoon.

Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy says the fire started in the front living room after an extension cord over-heated, causing excessive heat build-up.

“A lot of it contained to one room inside, and then came out to front porch area, it was very fast moving fire, very intense heat.”

A passer-by called in the fire a little after noon.

The...
July 17, 2006 - 5:55pm
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It could have been a disaster, instead just a major inconvenience.

Last week’s water main break here in Zanesville left thousands without water for days.

Now the city and the county are working together to make sure it won’t happen again.

Zanesville City Mayor Howard Zwelling says last week before the big water main break he and Muskingum County Commissioner Don Madden took a tour of the water plant to see what they can do.

“We could never find the...
July 17, 2006 - 5:03pm
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The Y-Bridge will soon be in pieces… a painting of the bridge will be made into a puzzle.


For the past two years, Eastside Community Ministry has sold puzzles as a fundraiser, and this year Eastside and the Zanesville Appalachian Art Department decided to hold a competition for the puzzle. Artists submitted paintings of local landmarks. And the winner was artist Mary Ann Bucci’s depiction of the Y-Bridge.


“The community voted, we also had a panel of judges....
July 17, 2006 - 2:15pm
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Zanesville Police say they need your help if you saw a Saturday evening accident.

Detective Ric Roush says it happened around 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Frazyesburg Road and Northpointe Drive.

Roush says a 2006 Jeep Liberty driven by 36-year-old Kevin Williams of Zanesville turned left off Northpointe onto Frazeysburg Road and collided with a motorcycle traveling north on Northpointe Drive.

Both drivers were seriously injured. If you witnessed that...
July 17, 2006 - 10:36am
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It’s goodbye to a familiar face as community members and the Zanesville Board of Education hold a farewell open house for Superintendent Mike Pockl.

Pockl was Superintendent for ten years before announcing his retirement. A committee has now come together to celebrate his years of service.

The open house will be at the Zanesville- Muskingum County Welcome Center Tuesday from 4-7:30 with a special presentation at 5:30, and all are welcome.

Coordinator of Student...
July 16, 2006 - 10:00pm
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Chances are if you weren’t by a pool today, you probably wished you were.

Hundreds flocked to Lake Isabella to stay cool while lifeguards tried to keep them safe.

Lifeguard Annie Vousden may only be one person, but it is her responsibility to make sure a couple hundred people stay alive, a task that sometimes gets overwhelming.

Annie says she actually had to pull quite a few people from the water over the years, and the number one reason why is because the...
July 16, 2006 - 9:49pm
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The Civil War still stands as one of our nation’s most defining, yet horrific events.

Today hundreds gathered at Roscoe Village in Coshocton to reenact the battle.

General Eli Beachy says today’s reenactment is one of the only where canons and guns are fired mere feet from onlookers.

“Every weekend, with two exceptions, there is a Civil War re-enactment somewhere in the U.S. Here at Roscoe Village, this is our equivalent to professional golf’s Master’s...
July 16, 2006 - 7:57pm
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The finishing touches are being put in place for the start of the Perry County Fair.

Vendors have been bringing in rides and food stalls all week but the livestock didn’t start arriving until yesterday and with the hot weather organizers expect some delays.

“With the temperatures today we are looking for people to come late this evening,” Bill Gilligan of the Perry County Fair said. “Had we known in time we would have announced a little later.”

The week long...
July 15, 2006 - 11:07pm
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Despite the hot weather today people came out in droves for the 41st annual Roseville Pottery Festival Grand Parade.

The 2 ½ mile parade route took participants from Roseville Middle School to the pottery festival at Roseville Park.

It featured beauty queens, horses, and even a few clowns.

For some the parade is an event not to be missed.

“I’ve been here from the very beginning,” Connie Anders said. “I’ve never missed one.”

The parade...
July 15, 2006 - 10:53pm
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A motorcyclist is air lifted to a Columbus hospital with serious injuries after he bike collided with another vehicle.

The accident happened just after 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening at the intersection of Northpointe Drive and Frazeysburg Road in Zanesville.

According to the Zanesville Police Department a Jeep Liberty was turning left onto Frazeysburg Road from Northpointe Drive when it collided with the motorcycle crossing Frazeysburg Road.

The biker, a 43-year...
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