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September 16, 2006 - 7:38pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
It was an evening of bikes, music and food as thousands gathered at Zane’s Landing for the Ryan Huffman Memorial Custom Bike Show.

However, there was more to the show than meets the eye.

The crowds gathered in honor of Tri-Valley student, Ryan Huffman, who lost his life to cancer last May.

The Huffman’s friends worked to put this event together, but organizer Kenny Forsythe says Ryan actually inspired the show.

“He was still alive when we planned...
September 16, 2006 - 3:30pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Eighth Annual Y-City Modelers, model contest revved into Secrest, Saturday.

It’s painstaking process to put these pieces together, making sure every detail is correct, every rivet is in place, and that the pain is just right.

Many modelers admit that it’s an obsession.

“Like most everything else that someone would do, it’s an art form,” said modeler Dave Morgan. “The paint, the details, it’s their way of expressing themselves.”

Morgan says he...
September 16, 2006 - 3:20pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Educating, remembering and experiencing flight were all part of the first ever Wings Over Coshocton Air Show, held at the Richard Downing Airport.

A Super Stearman Bi-plane, the Fire Birds Delta Team, Helicopter Rides along with plenty of fun and food topped off the day.

Besides planes, those attending also got a chance to experience economic growth in the county.

“We wanted to bring attention to our airport,” said Bethel Toler from the Coshocton County Airport...
September 16, 2006 - 3:07pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The number of entries may have been down early on, but those that turned out for the American Legion Post 29 Cruise In, got to see a variety of classics.

In its second annual car cruise-in, the Legion, showed off everything from Model A’s to pick-ups and even some Classic Corvettes.

The money raised going to help the Legion with charity work.

“The money goes to three organizations,” said Tim Neal officer on the executive board. “A lot of the money goes to...
September 16, 2006 - 2:57pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
When Bob Ney decided not to run for reelection for his 18th Congressional District seat, he recommended the voters choose State Senator Joy Padgett, to fill his spot on the ballot.

Then comes news that the six term Ney has pleaded guilty to charges of improperly accepting trips, money and meals. His recommended replacement says the situation is disappointing.

“My prayers go out to the entire family,” said State Senator Joy Padgett. “It’s a very sad thing.”

September 15, 2006 - 11:35pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Salvation Army is gearing for its annual coats for kids program.

But this year things will be a little different.

In order to get a better idea of what coat sizes they’ll need to buy, the Salvation Army is taking applications for the program.

“I need people to come in and fill out the application ahead of time,” Diane Campbell of the Salvation Army said.

Applications will be accepted until the end of September.

Last year the Salvation...
September 15, 2006 - 11:34pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
It is the first of its kind in Muskingum County and starting Saturday people will get their first chance to experience it.

“It” is the corn maze at McDonald’s Greenhouse.

In addition to the maze there will be a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, and plenty of memory making opportunities.

“You an bring your family out here,” Susan McDonald of McDonald’s Greenhouse said. “It’s affordable and educational and it is safe and hopefully the atmosphere is pleasant.”
September 15, 2006 - 11:33pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A special bus made a stop in Zanesville Friday.

WHIZ’s Atish Baidya has more on the “Help Is Here Express.”

It’s big. It’s orange. And these people don’t mind sitting outside until its their turn to climb aboard.

Ernest Griffin is one of those who waited for his chance to board the bus.

He’s a retired cook a on fixed income and spends about $300 a month on six different medications.

“I was hoping to get some assistance to help with my...
September 15, 2006 - 10:35pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
There's been yet another robbery at a local gas station that was already hit up once this week.

Tuesday night the Certified gas station on Greenwood Avenue in Zanesville was robbed around 8:30 by a suspect who remains at large at this time.

According to Lt. Bill Shaw with the Zanesville Police Department, officers were again called to the gas station around 8:30 Friday night, after dispatch received a call that a man had entered the business threatening with a weapon,...
September 15, 2006 - 6:39pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A tense standoff between Sheriff’s deputies and the owner Jocko’s Tavern ended Friday night after he peacefully surrendered to authorities.

The standoff started just after 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon and ended just after 6 p.m.

According to Colonel Bryan Hoover with the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office, the owner of the tavern, Timothy P. George of Zanesville, barricaded himself inside the bar on Linden Avenue after deputies arrived to serve a warrant for his arrest for...
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