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August 3, 2005 - 7:24pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Four leaders and 36 Southeastern and East Central Ohio Boy Scouts returned safe and sound from an adventure in Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia.

The boys had been taking part in the 2005 National Scout Jamboree, a 10-day festival held once every four years.

According to District Executive Director of the Muskingum Valley Boy Scouts, Lynn Coulter, more than 40,000 scouts from across the nation took part in the event, which hosted a variety of events.

“This was a ten...
August 3, 2005 - 5:48pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The search is over for two missing Zanesville teenagers. Zanesville Police say that 13-year-old Jenna Starkey and 14-year-old Normandi Smith were picked up today on Mead Street in Zanesville.

Police say the two had been traveling in a stolen 2005 Mercury S-U-V.

That vehicle was recovered in Newark. Police say the two girls were found with another stolen vehicle in Zanesville this afternoon.

Both teenagers are being held the local juvenile detention center.
August 3, 2005 - 4:48pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
If you are ready to brave the heat and have some fun, you can do both, all while helping a great cause.

Starting tonight the St. Nicholas Festival will host a wide variety of fun activities for the whole family, including; games, rides, and a beer garden.

According to festival volunteer, Diane Hoffer, all proceeds generated by the festival go to help the St. Nicholas Church and school. “We use it for improvements for the school and the church. We also use it to buy new...
August 3, 2005 - 4:38pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Area residents honored our local veterans by giving the gift of life.

More than 20 volunteers visited Secrest Auditorium this afternoon to roll up their sleeves in honor of those who gave their lives in World War II.

According to Red Cross volunteer coordinator, Belinda Sowers, Muskingum County’s blood supply is at a critical shortage, and as a result, we would rely on other blood banks for blood in the event of an emergency. “We have to go to other counties and other...
August 3, 2005 - 1:14pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The city of Zanesville has offered organizers the use of dowtown Zanesville to a big motorcycle show in Putnam.

The event had grown larger every year and some Putnam residents wanted it to change locations.

The Vietnam Veteran Poker Run and Bike Show held at Putnam Landing Park will be relocating to Zane Landing Park.

Zanesville city Mayor Butch Zwelling says officials are in the process of revitalizing the downtown and the event will benefit that part of town....
August 3, 2005 - 1:06pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Local community members are doing all they can to keep a historic sternwheeler rolling on the river.

Members of the Amrou Grotto along with County Commissioners and the Mayor of Zanesville met today to discuss a special fundraiser that will support the Lorena Steemwheeler.

Mayor Zwelling says he hopes the community will come together to show their support for keeping the Lorena in business.

"We hope that the community gets behind it and supports it because it is...
August 3, 2005 - 12:58pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
As part of this weeks "The Heartland Remembers" local residents are going the extra mile to bring memories of the war closer to home.

Now on display at the John McIntire library are numerous black and white photographs of soldiers fighting in the war.

Area residents decided to personalize these memories by localizing this international war.

"We have photographs of area news papers that show the celebration downtown so that people who come and see the show can...
August 2, 2005 - 7:33pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
As our soldiers were fighting during World War II, life at home became increasingly difficult. As the “Heartland Remembers” continues, area residents got a chance to learn about the sacrifices that were made at home to help our troops overseas.

Tonight, an interactive panel discussion at the John McIntire Library provided some insight as to what life was like at home during the war.

According to the director of the John and Annie Glenn historic site, Don McKendry, if it...
August 2, 2005 - 3:34pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
A Crooksville family is homeless after a fire ripped through their home.

The tragic part of the story is the owners of the home are volunteer fire fighters and were on the scene trying to put out the fire that took their home.

It happened this morning at 155 South Buckeye Road in Crooksville.

The blaze did major damage to the home of Tim and Lisa Bobb and their three kids.

The children are ages, 12, 16, and 17. No one was injured in the fire and...
August 2, 2005 - 3:14pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The search is on to find a replacement executive director for a local non-profit organization.

Sonya Mawhorter announced her resignation from the Carr Center last Tuesday, an announcement that caught her fellow co-workers off guard.

According to Carr Board President, Scott Boyer, Mawhorter, has taken a position in Columbus, leaving the board with a gap to fill. “We have to start looking for a new executive director, which means a lot of time. We weren’t looking forward...
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