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June 5, 2005 - 11:41pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Gus macker Wrap up

We hope you got your fill of good food and athletic entertainment for the weekend because today was the final wrap up of Gus Macker.

This Years tournament brought over fifteen thousand people to the downtown area, officials say the attendance was slightly higher this year than last.

When you miss warm air and athletics you are bound to be susceptible to dehydration.

Players suffered from lack of fluids but no serious conditions were...
June 5, 2005 - 5:21pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
They may not qualify for the television show, but these cancer patients are survivors in their own right.

Today marks the 18th Annual Cancer Survivors Day. Area organizations commemorated the special day by hosting a wide variety of activities. In Cambridge, cancer survivors and their families gathered to hear keynote speaker, Reverend Ken Kirk. Kirk, a two-time cancer survivor, spoke to more then two hundred people about staying positive throughout the battle. “We really get...
June 5, 2005 - 5:11pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Local residents took the time to stop and smell the roses at the Paramount Nursing Home at the first Mountbuilders Heritage Rose Show.

Today’s rose show featured Old Garden Roses, a variety that has been around for more than one hundred years. Clyde Everett, the rose show’s chairman, says these antique roses differ quite a bit from the modern rose, especially in their color. “When you look at them, you’ll see that the colors are pinks, maroons, lavenders, purples, whites and you’ll...
June 4, 2005 - 12:01pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Gus Macker is going on right now in the downtown area, but most people don’t realize where and when it was started.

Gus Macker originated in Lowell, Michigan in 1974. It was started by Scott McNeal and some of is college friends, and it gained popularity becoming a national event. According to Randy Drewyor, the event manager of today’s event, “They started a company and they started with a tournament in Belleview, Michigan. You go back twenty-five or thirty years and they have...
June 3, 2005 - 1:22pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A local business at Colony Square Mall was torn down today to make room for a major entertainment complex.

Shortly after 8:00 this morning, workers operating heavy machinery pushed down walls and scooped up debris of what was once the Lazarus Building. The demolition project, which won’t be completed until July first, will remove the 50,000 square foot structure to make room for Cinemark Cinema’s new twelve screen, state-of-the-art theater complex. Kevin Pinson, Colony Square Malls...
June 3, 2005 - 12:58pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Well, if you are looking to book a hotel room for this weekend, you’d better hurry because they’re going fast; and that’s good news for Zanesville.

The tournament will bring thousands of people into the downtown area and that means increased revenue for the city. Kelly Ashby, the Vice President for the Zanesville Chamber of Commerce, is excited about the sudden influx of people. “It’s a great opportunity for Muskingum County. We have lots of visitors that come in from all over,...
June 3, 2005 - 12:45pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Another exciting event to add to your weekend plans especially if you are in the mood for some sweet treats and musical entertainment.

St. Thomas school is having its annual spring festival this weekend.

The event is intended to raise money for any supplies the classrooms may need.

There will be a variety of food and entertainment at the school for the public to check out.

There will also be plenty of games for the children to take part in and a beer...
June 3, 2005 - 12:33pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Local Residents Think Of Creative Ways To Support Troops

While American troops continue to ship off to the Middle East local residents think of creative ways to show their support.

As summer approaches temperatures become warmer especially overseas.

Members of one local church are creating objects to keep soldiers cool while on duty.

Members of Coburn Methodist Church in Zanesville kicked off their first night of sewing cooling objects called "A Hug...
June 2, 2005 - 3:35pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Zanesville is ready to play ball! The hoops are up and the tape is down, all we need now are the players.

Dana Matz is the manger of the Downtown Zanesville Association, he says more than 740 teams have signed up to play this weekend. He says it took more than 500 volunteers to get ready for the big tournament. “There’s a lot of volunteers that people don’t see working, like the law enforcement and the fire department, that are doing this. We’ve been meeting for eight months to...
June 2, 2005 - 3:23pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
An official with the Starlight School system met with the county commissioners today to discuss the future of the Starlight Program.

John Hill, the superintendent of the Zanesville Starlight School, talked about possible budget cuts in the next five years. “We are doing some major planning for fiscal and programming issues and it looks like through 2008 we will be in good condition, but in 2009, we will be in a deficit.”

According to Hill, cuts to Starlight Programs won’t...
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