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October 9, 2006 - 6:41pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Cold weather is expected later this week and for plant lovers it means they need to take a few extra steps to protect their gardens.

Annuals are most at risk for frost damage.

Experts say protecting your plants is as simple as using a piece of cloth.

“We recommend putting something over the top of them to stop the frost.” Tom Wilson of Timber Run Gardens said.

Perennial plants should be trimmed and tropical plants brought indoors.
October 9, 2006 - 6:41pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
If you are driving around town this week be prepared for some road closures and delays.

The City of Zanesville is milling and paving several streets.

Penn Street and Muskingum Ave. from Putnam Ave. to Pine St. was closed for several hours.

On Tuesday, Oct. 10th Taylor St. from Maple Ave. to Center Dr. will be closed.

Wednesday, Oct. 11th Center Drive will be closed and on Thursday Oct. 12th Brandywine Blvd. from Maple Ave. to Eastward Cir. will be...
October 9, 2006 - 6:40pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The final preparations are underway for a candidate’s forum this Sunday at the John McIntire library.

The forum is being sponsored by the American Association of University Women and the Zanesville Times Recorder.

Organizers say holding the forum allows voters to learn about the candidates.

“The main reason to do this is because people jolly need to vote,” Helen Harper said. “I think they are more likely to vote if they hear something from the candidate.”...
October 9, 2006 - 11:54am
7 years 11 weeks ago
It very well could be the biggest challenge for puzzle enthusiasts, as Eastside Community Ministry releases its 2006 Limited Edition piece.

The puzzle featuring Mary Ann Bucci’s “Y-Bridge” painting became widely available Monday.

This is the first time the puzzle features just one painting and the first time the community got to choose the art. Officials admit they chose a tough piece.

“I think this one will be one of the most challenging yet,” said Bob Davidson...
October 9, 2006 - 11:47am
7 years 11 weeks ago
It’s an ever changing, evolving landscape in downtown Zanesville. A painting project gave buildings a face-lift and now an apartment is making its way up.

The future home of Pollock Apartments may still look like nothing more then a vacant lot, but that’s at first glance, real progress is taking place.

“They’re getting ready to do the foundation work, so we’re very excited about that,” said Dana Matz from the Zanesville Downtown Association. “It’s a great project for the...
October 8, 2006 - 10:22pm
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A new store is opening up in Zanesville and the best part is everything is free.

The Free Store at the First United Methodist Church officially opens Tuesday, but the church introduced the store to community members today.

The store has everything from clothes to house wares.

The Free Store will help those falling on hard times.

“This community where the church is is 25% below the poverty level,” Pastor Brenda Buckwell Lifland said.

October 8, 2006 - 10:21pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Hundreds of people walked in CROP Walk 2006 Sunday to help raise money to help fight hunger overseas and right here at home.

The annual CROP Walk is organized by the group, Church World Service, and raises money to fight poverty.

CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty.

“They go wherever there is a disaster, wherever there is a need,” CROP Co-Chair Jerry Sutton said.

The one-mile walk started and ended at Zane Landing Park.
October 8, 2006 - 10:20pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Country music fans gathered at Roger’s Auction house in Adamsville for the 21st annual Muskingum County Country Music Hall of Fame Day.

The event is a way for members and fans to celebrate country music and induct new members into the Hall of Fame.

“It is just a great day to get together with musicians and friends,” Muskingum County Hall of Fame President Loren Prouty said.

Seven new members were inducted into the Hall of Fame this year.
October 8, 2006 - 10:20pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
October 15th was recently named National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day by Congress.

Sunday families who have lost a pregnancy or infant gathered at the Bethesda Fitness trail to support each other and remember their child.

“Mothers and fathers never forget,” Shelley Clark said. “This is a way for them to say goodbye to their baby.”

Families were able to share their stories at the gazebo and then wrote a special message on balloons, which were then...
October 8, 2006 - 10:19pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Zanesville Art Center is hosting the only US exhibition of photographs from premier Chinese photographer Tu Wenan.

The Arts Center held its opening reception for the exhibit today.

The “Roof of the World” exhibit features portraits of the people of Tibet.

“I focus on the eyes of the Tibetans,” Wenan said. “I find from the eyes I can see something, the eyes seem like the window.”

The exhibit features large color prints of his work and runs until...
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