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August 21, 2006 - 3:42pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Perry County Auditor Larry Householder will not run for re-election in November.

Householder submitted a letter to the Perry County Board of Elections Friday withdrawing his nomination as the Republican candidate for auditor.

The letter does not state why he is withdrawing. He will serve out the rest of his term.

Perry County Board of Elections Director Janie Dailey said the county's Republican party would hold a special meeting Monday night...
August 21, 2006 - 3:23pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Road repaving season is here and there are some projects you may need to know about.

On Wednesday, August 23rd, the City of Zanesville will start phase one of a repaving project. They will repave Linden Avenue from the Y-Bridge to Adair Avenue. That phase will wrap up on Friday, August 25th.

Phase two will be repaving Brighton Blvd. from State St. to the fairgrounds.

The total cost for both phases is about $498,000. Part of the money will...
August 21, 2006 - 2:01pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
A sobriety checkpoint is being planned for our area.

The Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office, the Highway Patrol and the West Lafayette Police Department are planning a checkpoint to make motorist more aware of the drunken driving problem in Ohio.

The exact location of the sobriety checkpoint has not been announced.

Sheriff Tim Rogers did say it will happen Saturday August 26th during the evening.
August 21, 2006 - 1:04pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
59-year-old Jan Huffman has been playing skill games since April of last year and gets to play at Spin N' Win two to three times a week.

She says there is one big difference making skill games unlike gambling….

Jan Huffman says,” They are a lot easier to win at then slot machines down in Wheeling that I have gone down there several times and never won anything, and I win here a good bit.”

But Gaming industry experts see it different and are prepared to testify...
August 20, 2006 - 10:32pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
An organization dedicated to educating the community about the role of the Underground Railroad celebrated a birthday.

The Putnam Underground Railroad Educational Center (P.U.R.E.) turns two years old this year.

The Center’s mission is to educate people about the Underground Railroad and its rich history in the Zanesville area.

The Center features information and artifacts about the Underground Railroad.

The two-year anniversary celebration also was a...
August 20, 2006 - 10:31pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
After months of building, digging and planting, Zanesville residents now have a new place to find a moment of peace.

Community members were on hand to officially dedicate the Gale Garden in the McIntire Terrace area of town.

The land was donated for use as a garden by Mrs. Jane Gale.

Mrs. Gale, who is 96 years old, says it feels good to be able to see the land preserved for future generations.

“I’m very happy and my husband would be,” Gale said. “He’...
August 20, 2006 - 10:27pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Another season of bringing world-class music and dance to Zanesville is fast approaching.

The Zanesville Concert Association kicked off its 68th annual season today with a dinner for its members who also help spread the word about concerts.

Each year the Association brings in about 15-hundred people to its performances.

The season starts with performances by singers Michael Feinstein and Linda Eder on September 24.

For more information about the...
August 20, 2006 - 10:20pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Once the lifeline of the State, the Ohio-Erie-Canal is now used for recreational purposes.

The importance of the canal is celebrated each year with the annual Canal Festival.

The festival features arts and crafts from the time period and music ranging from Appalachian folk music, to Irish step dancing.

The first canal boat arrived in Roscoe Village on August 21, 1830.

Organizers say the festival is a good way to immerse yourself in history....
August 20, 2006 - 7:45pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Local drivers - there is a road closure you may want to make note of.

Because of a water main project at Blue and Adair Avenues, the westbound lane of Adair from Hazel Avenue to Blue Avenue will be closed on Monday, August 21st starting at 7 a.m. It will open up at 3 p.m.

On Tuesday, August 22nd, from 12 a.m. to 7 a.m., parts of Adair Avenue’s westbound lane will be closed. Closures are from Hazel Avenue to Blue Avenue and Blue Avenue from McIntire Avenue...
August 19, 2006 - 12:44pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
How does 50,000 dollars in merchandise sound?

An area church made that available to community members for no price at all.

This morning at 9am the Black Run Church of God in Nashport held it’s third annual free gift giveaway.

Items ranged from wallpaper, to Halloween costumes and books.

Attendee Tyson Beluschok says, “Lots of clothes, and costumes.”

Organizers say all the merchandise are things many people don’t indulge in if they are...
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