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November 20, 2005 - 1:14pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
A potentially dangerous situation was averted last night after a fire broke out at Hanby Farms in Licking Township.

Just after 10:15 Saturday night, a small fire started when corn in a grain roaster ignited. The fire then fed into another part of the roaster and began to smoke.

Quick thinking by a work crew at the farm caught the fire before it spread, adverting a major explosion.

“Grain dust will have a small explosion that shakes other dust loose, and then...
November 19, 2005 - 8:04pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Ohio University and its Zanesville campus are right in the middle of finals week, and it’s only a matter of weeks until other area schools start their final exams.

For most students this dreaded week entails cramming and all-night study sessions.

However, Liesta Walker, Coordinator of the OU-Z Learning Advancement center, says proper preparation can decrease the stresses of finals.

“Preparation doesn’t start a week before or two days before finals,” says...
November 19, 2005 - 7:54pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
For Some Ohio State Football fans, Buckeye Pride runs deeper than what happens out on the field.

Robyn Morrison, of Roseville, is thankful for the team’s extra effort off the field.

“My mom’s been up at Zane Campus Center for 5 months and Jim Tressel, Nick Mangold, Ryan Hamby and the rest of the Ohio State Players came up and visited my mom there Thursday before the Michigan game,” says Morrison.

According to Morrison, the team visits critically ill...
November 19, 2005 - 7:41pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Today was the big game day, and a sea of Scarlet and Gray Flooded Buffalo Wild Wings in Zanesville.

Hundreds of spirited OSU fans, and a couple Michigan fans, came out to witness one of the greatest rivalries in sports.

“Every year it means something,” says Lou, a loyal Buckeye Fan. “If you’re 0 and 10, or 1 and 10, or 10 and 1, or 8 and 3, it doesn’t matter. Every year you know it’s going to happen.”

“I hate Michigan, I love Ohio State, in-and-out,” says...
November 19, 2005 - 1:00pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Hoping to make a kid’s dream come true, one local store held an auction to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Things Remembered held its eighth annual event today, one that started with one kids dream. “It started in 1997 when a little girl’s wish was to have engraved gifts given to her friends and her family to remember her by,” said store manager Julie Schroeder.

Since that time, the two organizations have been working together to make dreams come true....
November 19, 2005 - 12:59pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
A warm welcome this morning for a jolly fellow.

Santa arrived today at Colony Square Mall, but not without a grand entrance. “I think it’s a big deal when Santa comes to town, so I think we need to make a little noise and show off a little bit,” explained CSM Marketing Director Kevin Pinson.

The 3rd Annual Holiday Parade featured over 40 units, including local marching bands, youth groups and Veterans’ groups.

The parade was enjoyed by not only those who...
November 19, 2005 - 9:15am
6 years 24 weeks ago
There will be no strike by Kroger employees.

Members of The United Food and Commercial Workers 1059 voted to accept the proposed new contract by 62% Friday.

The contract covers 10,000 employees at 82 Kroger’s in the region, including those in Zanesville, Lancaster, Newark and Heath.

In a release, Kroger officials said the contract gives workers excellent wages and affordable health care.

In another vote, a contract for retail meat cutters narrowly...
November 18, 2005 - 7:49pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The Big House isn’t only full house this weekend. Tonight hundreds of OSU fans…and a few lonely Michigan fans…showed their team spirit at an annual pep rally at Knights of Columbus in Zanesville. And it’s all in the name of charity.

“The Pep Rally is a fund raiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Zanesville, and it really is gearing everybody up for the big Ohio State, Michigan game,” says pep rally co-chair, Beth Chapman. “So it’s a lot of fun, but it’s also for a good cause.”...
November 18, 2005 - 6:33pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Hundreds of needy residents can now enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner, thanks to two local organizations.

The Y-Bridge Long Beards donated 19 turkeys, weighing in at a total of 405 pounds, to Christ’s Table in Zanesville.

“We’ve been doing it for a couple years now and we just feel that it’s something that we’re trying to give back to the community as much as we can, and it’s really important to us,” says Michael Harper, Treasurer of the Y-Bridge Long Beards.

November 18, 2005 - 2:21pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
A big donation this afternoon for The Muskingum Valley Tobacco Prevention Foundation.

State Senator Joy Padgett presented the foundation with a check worth almost $300,000 for continued funding of local tobacco control programs. The 14-month extension will continue to fund programs in Muskingum, Coshocton and Morgan Counties.

Sen. Padgett touched on the importance of stopping teen smoking before they light up their first cigarette. “If you can get the kids before they...
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