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February 12, 2005 - 12:53pm
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Art lovers in Coshocton couldn’t be anything but thrilled today as a unique art exhibit rolled its way into their town… with an admission price that couldn’t be beat… FREE!

Its called Artrain USA and it’s a traveling art museum making its rounds by way of railroad tracks. The exhibit featured today was entitled: Native Views: Influences of Modern Culture. Tour Manager Courtney Brouwer hopes that it will teach people about Native American culture.

“The artwork exhibited on...
February 11, 2005 - 7:28pm
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The Putnam Underground Railroad Education Center is hoping for big donations to keep the PURE Center up and running.

Today they held their annual fundraising luncheon to continue to raise money for the center. Co-president Michael Bullock says the goal of the PURE Center is to embrace human equality and inspire young people and adults.

Today’s special guest speaker was Dr. Annette Jefferson of Columbus. She performed in character as a real slave named Sojourner Truth and...
February 11, 2005 - 7:22pm
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County Commissioners from 13 rural Ohio counties met this afternoon with state representatives to discuss state and county partnership and the ever-diminishing resources.

State Senator Joy Padget and State Representative Jim Aslaneides answered questions from the county commissioners about a number of topics ranging from school funding to e-commerce and how it affects small businesses in rural Ohio.

Today’s briefing comes after yesterday’s announcement from...
February 11, 2005 - 7:15pm
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It’s a big weekend for the families of some of the soldiers in Iraq.

Hundreds will be reunited with their loved ones Sunday as the 660th Transportation Company returns home from the war.

The troops should arrive in downtown Zanesville around noon and will be escorted by the State Highway Patrol and local fire departments.

Their families will be waiting for them along 5th street. A special homecoming celebration is planned inside Secrest Auditorium.
February 11, 2005 - 12:43pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
Community members are getting excited for the Homecoming of the 660th transportation company this Sunday… and one area wife says she’s just ready to get her life back to normal.

Darcie Kirkbride could hardly hide her enthusiasm this morning as she told me about what a great man and soldier her husband is, Specialist Robert Kirkbride. He has been gone for over a year and during that time, Darcie gave birth to her now 8-month-old son Caden, which she says has been the most difficult...
February 11, 2005 - 12:49am
5 years 44 weeks ago
All next week on the WHIZ News at Six we'll take you along on a 24 hour shift with some local heroes from the Zanesville Fire Department.

Courtney Coleman shares her experience with the crew as they showed her the ropes to this very demanding, but honorable profession.

To find out more about Courtney's special local series "A Day In The Life Of A Firefighter," click on video view.
February 10, 2005 - 9:53pm
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Two local Catholic schools officially announced they are planning to merge by the fall of 2006.

Hundreds of parents of St. Nicholas and St. Thomas students attended the public meeting tonight at Rosecrans High School to hear about the consolidation.

Tonight the schools announced that due to declining enrollment, St. Thomas and St. Nicholas will be reconfigured to better utilize resources.

St. Thomas school will serve students in Kindergarten...
February 10, 2005 - 4:57pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Commissioners were busy this afternoon hearing bids for the 2nd and 3rd phase of the Bartlet Run Sewer Project.

Contractors from all over Ohio are bidding for the project that will hopefully bring sewer issues to a close in Falls Township.

The bids for the project ranged from 4.8 million to 6.5 million dollars.
The County Commissioners are taking all bids under advisement.
February 10, 2005 - 4:39pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
A fierce and fiery dragon will take the stage tonight at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center for the play “Out Of The Mist, A dragon.” But a much sweeter dragon will be outside the theatre, waiting to be eaten.

Bakers from the play’s sponsor, the Cambridge Riesbecks, created a massive 6-foot long dragon cake for theatre goers to feast on after seeing the play.

Bakery program director John Chickery says making this cake was a different experience.
“We’ve never...
February 10, 2005 - 4:30pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
A major homecoming is planned this Sunday in Zanesville for some of our troops from Iraq. The 660th Transportation Company is expected to arrive in Zanesville this Sunday between 12:00 and 12:30 p.m.

A big event is planned to welcome the troops. It will happen at Secrest Auditorium and organizers are hoping the streets will be lined with people and signs from 5th street to the auditorium.

After that a welcome home ceremony will be held inside Secrest.

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