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August 16, 2005 - 4:29pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Fair has so many attractions to choose from; the rides, the games, the animals…and the food.

Each year the fair has hundreds of varieties of drinks, snacks, treats and food, from every culture and nation imaginable, and this year is no exception.

Jason Goaneman is the manager of the Cotton Candy Truck, which sells, you guessed it, cotton candy, popcorn, and other sweet treats. He says fairgoers have been stopping by the truck, eager to try their...
August 16, 2005 - 4:28pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
“She’s sad, she’s remorseful, she’s sorry people were hurt, and she’s glad she can start to make restitution.”

Joanne Winland sat in the Muskingum County Courthouse today, taking a gamble by changing her plea at the last minute. It was a gamble that paid off.

Joanne Winland was accused of stealing funds while serving as director of Universal Credit Counseling Services. She was originally set to be sentenced today. That was until last week, when she decided to withdraw...
August 15, 2005 - 4:29pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
More than 200 residents paid their respects to Sergeant Harper and his family this afternoon at North Terrace Church of Christ.

The mood was somber as friends and loved ones passed pictures of Harper, the casket, and then paid their respects to the family. It was a day that Harper’s friends never expected to see.

Hillary Marks had Mr. Harper, Brad’s father, as a teacher and she is devastated that the war in Iraq has hit so close to home. “I just think, I don’t know, I...
August 15, 2005 - 4:19pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Imagine clean, fresh air everywhere you go. Well, that’s the plan of a statewide initiative.

The Smoke Free Ohio proposal is hoping to make every workplace in the state of Ohio smoke free. That includes bars, restaurants, bingo halls, and bowling alleys. According to Muskingum County Health Department public information officer, Jennifer Heistand, although this may not be a popular choice among all Ohioans, it is a healthy one. “Secondhand smoke is a serious cause of diseases....
August 15, 2005 - 2:08pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
A local woman woke up to quite a surprise Sunday morning when she went out to her front yard—a piece of a meteor appears to have fallen right from the sky and landed on her sidewalk.

Tina Cochran who is not an astronomer thinks the rock-like piece came from this weekend’s Perseid meteor shower.

“It appears to have made a large dent in the ground from where it impacted, it was coming from the southwest and it has thrown the debris of the ground in a slanted angle,” says...
August 15, 2005 - 2:01pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
There’s now another ride to attract kids and adults to visit the Muskingum County Fair…it’s called Catch-N-Air and that’s exactly what those who rode it today did.

The ride is fairly new, just 4 weeks old and already it’s getting quite a bit of hype.

10-year-old Matthew Thompson rode it and he says, “I thought it was real cool when it went backwards and it felt like you were going off a cliff.”

The ride operator, Dave Humble says, “What it does is go around and...
August 14, 2005 - 11:35pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
While many students are preparing for school by shopping for school supplies and clothing, others are spending long hard days gearing up for their first big football game of the year.

As athletes work hard all day long in the hot and humid weather Erin Packard takes a look at how they're keeping their health in mind while sharpening their skills.


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August 14, 2005 - 10:39pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Many area residents gathered together this evening to pay tribute to our country, recognize local officials and celebrate one of the largest events held here in Muskingum County.

Today was the grand opening of the Muskingum County Fair celebratiing 159 years of food fun and entertainment.

This years ceremony was a special one paying tribute to war vetrans and those who have recently lost their lives fighting for our country.

After the national anthem fair...
August 14, 2005 - 4:17pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Residents of Somerset honored their fallen hero’s during a special gravestone marking ceremony.

Today’s ceremony at the New Reading ceremony honored Johan Anspach, an American Revolutionary War soldier, a celebration Muskingum County Sons of the American Revolution President, Keith Kaufman, says shows just how patriotic the residents of Somerset are. “People always turn out for things like this. The local American Legion, they were kind enough to offer their post for the reception...
August 14, 2005 - 4:02pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The recent killings in Iraq have hit residents close to home.

More than a dozen marines have died in combat in the past few months, resulting in some attitude changes about the war.

Jeanne Haynes has a history in the military and still strongly supports the war in Iraq and the troops that are fighting there. “I feel very proud that they were willing to stand up for what has to be done in an area of the world that people wonder why. I don’t wonder why. We came here, why...
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