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May 25, 2006 - 10:44am
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It’s a collaborative effort to raise money for cancer awareness, as members of the Y-City are “Painting the City Purple” and they're asking you to join them.

The American Cancer Society, Century National Bank and the City of Zanesville are working to promote the worthy cause by selling purple bows to hang on your home or business. Organizers say the cause hits close to home for so many, so everyone should get involved.

“I think all of us have been touched by cancer in one...
May 25, 2006 - 10:38am
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It’s not even open yet and already a fire sparks at the future location of PetSmart in Northpointe Plaza.

Around 8 a.m. Thursday morning, a semi truck unloading freight into a back dock apparently severed an electrical line, which pinched a propane line, while he was backing up. No one was injured and a witness says it was the reaction of some quick-thinking workers that put out the blaze.

Kimberly Bowen works for AFI, the trucking company and says, “These men were...
May 25, 2006 - 8:49am
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High gas prices and increasing vacation costs aren’t stopping motorists from hitting the roadways this Memorial Day weekend as experts are expecting travel to be up.

AAA estimates more than 38 million Americans will travel nation-wide.

The citizens of Muskingum County are among those traveling, and the cost of fuel is not getting in their way.

Zanesville AAA rep Bill Porter says more than other years, the agency is seeing drivers sacrificing other things to...
May 24, 2006 - 6:21pm
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Aviation enthusiasts will gather at Riverside Airport over the weekend.

They’ll be there as part of a pancake breakfast fundraiser organized by the Experimental Aircraft Association or E.A.A.

The money goes to help the association maintain the airport and fund other activities.

“We put new lighting in the airport and put a new hanger door on this last year,” E.A.A. member Chuck Bruckelmeyer said.

Among the other activities put on by the group is one...
May 24, 2006 - 6:16pm
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After months of planning and practice the “Let the Good Times Roll” show is finally on it’s way to Louisiana.

Members of the cast and crew boarded buses today after spending much of the day making sure they have everything they need.

“Today we are all doing last minute checks,” organizer John Kunkel said. “We have a checklist of everything we have to make sure we have.”

Once they get there the crew won’t exactly be staying in the lab of luxury.

Many...
May 24, 2006 - 6:12pm
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One family was left homeless Wednesday after a fire rips through their home.

It happened around 2 p.m. in the afternoon at 436 Abington Avenue.

Two adults and two young children were at home at the time of the fire.

No one was injured in the blaze.

According to the family one of the children, three-year-old Heather Sharrer smelled smoke and told her grandmother.

“I said grandma there is a fire,” Sharrer said.

According to the...
May 24, 2006 - 1:22pm
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The Muskingum County Port Authority met today to talk about marketing the area for big business and also explaining why some companies are not making Zanesville Muskingum County their final destination.

A new program by the state of Ohio is making it easier for counties like Muskingum to bring in more companies.

By following their plan the state will help fund some of the costs.

Jerry Nolder, Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority; “What we are trying to do...
May 24, 2006 - 12:33pm
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With 80-degree temperatures in the forecast for this week, it’s important to know how to keep your skin looking its best despite those ultra violet rays. I spoke with some Registered Nurses to find out how to be safe in the sun and how to heal the damage if it's too late.

It’s something everyone knows they should do, but rarely does… putting on sunblock before they go outside.

“You should wear a sunblock on cloudy days, in the winter and anytime during the day,” says Nan...
May 23, 2006 - 10:06pm
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Area property owners let their voices be heard about a proposed assessment fee from the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District.

Today was the 60th public meeting in the 18 county district since the fee was first proposed.

One Zanesville resident says he doesn’t understand why only property owners have to pay.

“This thing about property owners and they talk about this 12 dollar an acre per parcel, well there are small businesses right here in the area that...
May 23, 2006 - 5:34pm
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It’s over 50 years old, so the Duncan Falls Philo Bridge is in need of some repairs.


The Muskingum County Bridge Inspectors were out on the bridge Tuesday and observed that it’s got some wear and tear.


But regardless of necessary repair work, Bridge Inspector Bob Wilson said the bridge is safe to drive.


“If it wasn’t safe, we would shut the bridge down. We can assure you that everything necessary is being done. It’s safe for everyone to...
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