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May 30, 2005 - 11:28am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Over 140 junior golfers played through this morning, at the first Power-Bilt Junior Golf Tour held in Ohio. The golfers bared the rain at the Longaberger Golf Club in Nashport.

The tour is dedicated to providing golfers between the ages of 11 and 19 with the chance to compete at the finest golf facilities while learning how to take advantage of scholarships.

Greg Hamilton is an area recruiter with National Scouting Report. He says promoting the event brought in many more...
May 29, 2005 - 5:19pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Authorities in Logan County say 6 people have been shot to death in two farmhouses West of Bellefontaine. Stout says 4 adults are dead along with 2 children. A seventh person was shot in the neck.

They are now calling it a murder-suicide, with 18-year-old Scott Moody as the identified shooter.

The bodies of 66-year-old Sharyl Schafer and 67-year-old Gary Schafer were found in a farmhouse about 45 miles northwest of Columbus.

In another farmhouse, about 1/4...
May 29, 2005 - 5:06pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Most of the veterans who take place in Memorial Day celebrations served in previous wars like Vietnam and Korea, and many of them have feelings about the war in Iraq, and how things have changed since they were out fighting.

Master Sergeant Willard Wheeler believes that troops fighting in Iraq have a much better mindset than what earlier soldiers had. “The guys that are serving now are all volunteers and they are there because they want to win. I know it’s because of those guys and...
May 29, 2005 - 4:55pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Memorial Day is a time to honor those who have served our county and in Frazeysburg, a parade and a service was held to commemorate those who have defended our freedoms.

One of those who served our country is Don Hindel, the commander of a local post. He believes that paying your respects to those who served is extremely important. “If it wasn’t for those veterans who have gone before, we wouldn’t have America. People forget this.”

According to Sergeant Matthew Weiser,...
May 29, 2005 - 4:47pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Memorial Day holiday weekend means the start of summer, but it also means increased traffic on the roadways.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is out in full force this weekend to keep motorists safe.

According to Lieutenant Barry Donley, so far, this weekend has been pretty calm. “It’s been a fairly safe weekend for us in Muskingum County area. We’ve had ten traffic accidents, four of them being injuries. As we come to the third day of the holiday, traffic begins to...
May 29, 2005 - 4:36pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Summer means swimming and the Muskingum Family Y wants your family to be safe when they get in the water.

According to Ryan Baughman, the Aquatics Director for the Muskingum Family Y, there are many aspects to pool safety. “Don’t swim by yourself, make sure someone is watching you. One thing about water safety is you should know how to swim.”

If you don’t know how to swim, the Muskingum Family Y can teach you. Swim lessons are starting on June 6th and Baughman believes...
May 28, 2005 - 11:48pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Glamorous hats paraded around courtyard gardens this evening adding some color to a somewhat dreary day.

Local artists and their fans engaged in a formal garden party at the national ceramic's museum in Roseville.

The English style tea party featured local artists creations.

"It's basically an opportunity for people to come out and see something that's a little bit different and to meet artists and see what it is that they do and actually be able to talk with...
May 28, 2005 - 1:41pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A group of people in Crooksville have decided to voice their opinions about the 10 Commandments.

This group meets every other Saturday in and around Crooksville to show their support of the commandments.

According to demonstrator Cloyce Miller, “We believe in the sanctity of the Ten Commandments. The ACLU has undermined the sanctity of any religion by forcing the Ten Commandments to be removed from public property.”

According to Miller, the group would like to...
May 28, 2005 - 1:35pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
More than 200 people swarmed a local church this morning to take home lots of free stuff.

The Black Run Church of God held its first Free-Stuff-Giveaway today giving away more than $50,000 worth of merchandise.

According to Wade Wetzel, the director of Break Ministries, today’s event was an effort to get to know the community, and he believes it was a tremendous success. “It really went the way we wanted it to. We’re located between Zanesville and Newark and we’ve had...
May 27, 2005 - 6:40pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
We have an update on a van crash that occurred Thursday night near Long's Pay Lake in Muskingum County.

The van crashed into a creekbed and authorities say they are now charging the driver of the stolen Culligan vehicle.

According to Detective Sergeant Ric Roush with the Zanesville Police Department, 28-year-old Thomas Pritchard, Jr. is being charged with one count of grand theft auto, and Roush says he will also face charges for numerous other traffic violations.
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