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May 15, 2005 - 9:57pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Local residents enjoyed a brisk walk today as a way of supporting the lives of those brought into our world earlier than expected.

Over one hundred supporters participated in the March of Dimes annual fundraiser, walking to support premature babies and the research of infant mortality.

One out of every eight babies is born premature which is the leading cause of infant mortality.

Money raised today will specifically go to the research, education, and advocacy of...
May 15, 2005 - 4:10pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
It was a beautiful day for breakfast in Licking Township.

Today marked the 2nd annual Licking Township Fire House Pancake Breakfast. More than two hundred people came out to load up on all you can eat pancakes and sausage and to help a good cause. All the money raised at today’s event goes to help the Licking Township Fire Department with some much-needed expenses. According to Licking Township Fire Chief, Chris Miller, “We divide it up mostly in our training fund. We are putting...
May 15, 2005 - 4:00pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Today marks the start of a week that is dedicated to E-M-S personnel.

The week long celebration is to thank our area emergency services personnel for all the work they do. According to Jamey Baker, the director of Operation for Community Ambulance Service, Thursday is going to be dedicated to children’s safety. “We’re going to take the day out of emergency services week and we’re going to visit some local elementary schools like Pleasant Grove and we are also going to be at...
May 15, 2005 - 3:51pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
“Look twice save a life, motorcycles are everywhere.” That’s the motto of all motorcyclists as riders are heading out onto roads throughout Ohio.

Today more than 100 bikers cruised through downtown Zanesville to kick off “motorcycle safety awareness month.” The Zanesville Court House is just one of the many stops the bikers made today. According to Jim Bown, “Today we are riding from Muskingham County to Licking County to Coshocton County and Guernsey County to let people know that...
May 14, 2005 - 12:41pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
With more than $265,000 in prizes, it could be the fundraiser of the year.

Today marked the first Outdoor Extravaganza, a fund raising event held by the Malta-McConnelsville Kiwanis Club and the Twin Community Jaycees. Today’s tickets to enter today’s event at the Morgan County Fairgrounds were $100, but the prizes were pretty incredible.

According to the Chairman of the Outdoor Extravaganza, Randy Shrivers, “The main drawing starts 6:00, and we give a prize away every...
May 14, 2005 - 12:31pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Red was the color of choice at Zane Landing Park today to honor those who have survived heart disease.

The American Heart Association hosted its annual heart walk this morning to raise awareness about the disease. According to Jennifer Lamb, the corporate relations manager for the American Heart Association, “ There’s so many risk factors and it’s the number one killer of men, women, and children, so there’s not too much we can do to make people aware of the warning signs. We hope...
May 13, 2005 - 8:34pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Local authorities are releasing the identity of a suspect in a Thursday afternoon incident involving the threat of a gun.

According to Detective Sergeant Ric Roush with the Zanesville Police Department, just after 1:30 officers responded to the area of Harrison Street and Moxahala Avenue.

Roush says a female reported she was threatened by a family member with a handgun at a home in the 200 block of Harrison Street.

A short time later a suspect was spotted and...
May 13, 2005 - 5:30pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
One local tavern decided to hold their ribbon cutting ceremony nearly one month before their remodeling was completed, as a way to thank the mayor for all of his help on his last day in office.

Last Friday Terry's Tavern opened a new patio and dock connected to the back of the building.

Although the renovation is not expected to be completely finished until the fourth of July owners of the tavern felt it was necessary to hold an official ribbon cutting ceremony today in...
May 13, 2005 - 4:19pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Is there a fungus among us? With the summer months approaching, the answer could be “yes.”

Mold is a common substance around homes, and because it only needs a few things to survive, it can be a real nuisance to control. According to Brad Bumpus of Lepi Enterprises, “Mold needs three things to grow. It needs the right food source, the right temperature and the right water source. So certainly when there is more water, there is more mold prevalent.”

Summer is one of the...
May 13, 2005 - 4:10pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Before you head out the door tomorrow, make sure you leave your letter carrier a bag of groceries. That’s right, groceries.

Saturday marks National Letter Carrier Day. After dropping off your mail, your mail carrier will pick up a bag of non-perishable food items, which will help feed a hungry family. It’s part of the Operation Feed Food Drive. This year, it is especially important to donate, as food pantry donations are dwindling. According to Operation Food Drive Committee...
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