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July 4, 2005 - 12:01pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
The 4th of July is the one day of the year where fire fills the sky, and people don’t run the other way. But in the state of Ohio, setting off fireworks in your own backyard is illegal.

Local authorities would like to caution residents who are thinking of having a personal fireworks display tonight. Captain Kenneth Miller of the Zanesville P.D. says the only legal fireworks area sparklers and smoke bombs. Setting off anything else comes with a high price to pay.

July 3, 2005 - 9:48pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
A birthday celebration began in Zanesville this evening and everyone in the city was invited.

This year’s stars and stripes on the river brought local vendors and entertainers to the downtown.

President of the Zanesville Jaycees Brent Kappes says he hopes everyone brings their appetite.

"We're going to have some non-profit vendors down here serving some great food, hamburgers, brats, and steak sandwiches and then the Jaycees will be vending beer at our beer...
July 3, 2005 - 8:37pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Local Law Enforcement Cracks Down

The holiday weekend means relaxation and family fun for many area residents but for others it means working hard to make sure those having fun are doing it safely.

Troopers with the Ohio State Patrol have their hands full this weekend and their working long hours all the way through the night.

This year troopers are busy taking care of disabled vehicles, motor accidents, and of course speeders.

Sgt. Michael Forshey of...
July 3, 2005 - 3:23pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
The heat didn’t keep anyone away from the Junction City Annual Holiday Festival.

This years festivities began with the 4th of July parade, an annual event Mayor Ed Keister says the entire community looks forward to. “Everybody puts a lot of work and time into it and it’s all greatly appreciated by myself and council. It’s a great day for everyone.”

Besides eating at the numerous concession stands, festivalgoers played games, watched live entertainment and got to peek...
July 3, 2005 - 3:09pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Classmates of Steele Cooper made suds to gather funds for their friend.

This afternoon, friends of the injured Zanesville boy gathered at the Maysville Pike Duke and Duchess to hold a carwash. Kim Morris, the organizer of today’s event said that the kids were happy to help. “I think that it’s just something that they’re doing and they feel like they are actually doing something. And you know, once he gets better, he’ll know that they’ve done something to help.”

July 2, 2005 - 10:14pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Musical Performance At Secrest Auditorium

Area residents filled One Local Auditorium this evening, ready to watch a magical and musical performance.

Big and little brothers and sisters as well as many other local volunteers took the stage in front of hundreds of spectators for the first big-little show to take place in Muskingum County.

After weeks of practicing a miracle finally came true for show coordinators and performers.

"I am so excited, I can...
July 2, 2005 - 12:22pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
The community of Somerset knows how to celebrate! And they proved that fact again this year with their annual parade.

More than one hundred units marched through downtown Somerset today, a tradition James Monty of American Legion Post 58 says has been going on since before World War II. “This town is packed and pretty much blocks traffic for an hour. It’s hard to get around, but everyone’s really patient.”

Monty has been involved in the parade for more than fifteen years...
July 2, 2005 - 12:15pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Local officials are asking area residents to be on the lookout for a robbery suspect.

Around 10 o'clock Friday night, an individual walked into Al’s Pizza at 6735 West Pike in Zanesville and pulled out a gun demanding money.

The suspect is described as a white male, standing six-feet tall, with blonde hair and a medium build. He was seen leaving the pizza shop in a red minivan.

No shots were fired during the robbery and no injuries were reported. The suspect...
July 2, 2005 - 12:08pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Some people began their holiday weekend a little differently. They gave blood.

The bloodmobile was stationed at South Zanesville United Methodist Church and Colony Square Mall today with the hopes that people would donate blood to the dwindling banks.

According to Belinda Sowers, a volunteer with the American Red Cross, it is a crucial time to donate. “Right now, the blood supplies are very low. We started out the summer with low supplies and we just can’t get caught up...
July 1, 2005 - 11:36pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
A steamy day got even steamier for members of the local fire department as they were called to the scene of a house fire Friday afternoon.

Zanesville fire crews responded to 723 Brighton Boulevard around 3 o'clock, where heavy smoke was reportedly visible from the road.

Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy says the two story frame duplex was billowing smoke as soon as firefighters arrived on scene. Lacy says the fire orginated in the basement but was contained quickly.
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