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November 14, 2005 - 3:42pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
A new walk-in clinic in South Zanesville opens its doors to customers tomorrow.

Muskingum Pediatrics walk-in clinic held its ribbon cutting this afternoon.

Located in the Maysville Market Center, the office is opening after a demand from patients at the north end location. “The area needs a specialty pediatric practice for a long time and some of my patients, mothers mainly, were asking me when I was going to move to the South Zanesville area,” said Dr. Othello Repuyan...
November 14, 2005 - 2:57pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
It’s Ohio State/Michigan week…and if you want to be part of the annual blood battle…you can here in Zanesville on Tuesday.

A special Red Cross blood drive is scheduled for Family Video on Maple Avenue.

Every presenting donor tomorrow will receive an “I blood scarlet and gray” lapel pin with a chance to win an autographed O-S-U football.

The blood drive starts at 12 noon and runs until 6 p.m.
November 14, 2005 - 12:52pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Local government agencies are cleaning house, giving area residents the chance to pick up some great deals.

This is the second year for the surplus auction, which is overseen by the county commissioners. According to Commissioner Don Madden, changes made to this years event made the process a lot easier. “We now do it through an online auction process. Most of the items we were selling had very little value to them, and so the auction was costing us a lot more than the items were...
November 14, 2005 - 12:08pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
If you’ve been putting off your flu shot this year, there’s good news for you.

Rambo Memorial Health Center is still offering them free to Muskingum County Residents and $15 for non-residents.

Cindy Harrison, Director of Rambo Memorial Health Center says since our flu season can last through the spring, this is a great time to get the shot.

“They don’t want to get their flu shot too early or else they’re going to lose that protective effect since the vaccine...
November 14, 2005 - 12:00pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
After a battle with cancer, Zanesville’s first black police chief died in Columbus on Friday.

Sixty-six year old Charles Edward Rush Sr. served our community for over 20 years and was chief for eight. He retired in 1993. During his career, colleagues say he accomplished some notable tasks.

“[He got] the jail built. That was something we were in dire need of at that time. He was one of the main forces to make sure that we had a full service jail built,” said Captain...
November 13, 2005 - 4:28pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The Model Railroad Club in Zanesville hosted its annual open house today, featuring a display of railroad stations in Southeastern Ohio and surrounding areas.

With decreasing train traffic in the region, the club tried to depict the original traffic with its current display. “We try to represent a small section of the real railroad and we try to run it that way,” said Club President Mike Spinks.

The display has several trains running on different tracks in and out of...
November 13, 2005 - 4:26pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Area sharpshooters gathered at Jackson’s Welding in Morgan County today for a turkey shoot.

This was the 20th year of the event put on by the Morgan Machine Shop Alumni.

The money raised goes towards McConnelsville-Morgan County Food Pantry and also to help students in the current machine shop class. “The kids sometimes need money for winter jackets, so this kind of helps them so they don’t have to put up all the money themselves,” said Gary Abel of the Morgan Machine...
November 13, 2005 - 12:15pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Police are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery yesterday in Coshocton and need your help.

Around 10:30 Saturday morning a man walked into Linnett’s Flower Shop on Main St, showed a sales clerk a knife, and demanded cash. The suspect then fled the scene.

Police saw a man matching the description and chased the man on foot before losing him.

The suspect is described as a white male between the ages of 18-20, approximately 5’10”, thin build, light colored...
November 12, 2005 - 8:20pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
A local soldier received a special homecoming tonight as more than 50 of Clint Frame’s friends and family gathered to surprise him, his wife and son at Papa Chucks in Zanesville.

“He just got home, Thursday, two days ago, and this is just a kind of get-together, a surprise for him,” said Frame’s Aunt, Nancy Curant.

Frame served in the Air Force, and for the past year and a half, has been living with his wife and son in Guam.

Since he hasn’t seen some of...
November 12, 2005 - 6:41pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
It was the social event of Perry County tonight at St. Rose Parish in New Lexington, as hundreds gathered to snatch up a variety of auction items, in the Perry County Community Club’s annual Toys for Tots Auction.

“This is our 21st year, and what happens here at the auction is, the money earned from the auction goes to purchasing toys or clothing for children at Christmas time,” said Perry County Community Club President, Chad Winegardner. “Last year we had over 500 kids.”
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