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May 23, 2005 - 2:57pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Muskingum, Morgan and Perry counties often deal with disasters, and whether it be a flood or a fire, the American Red Cross is there to help. They are kicking off yet another campaign to raise money for area residents effected by disaster.

The Muskingum valley chapter is on-call 365 days a year, seven days a week, and when disaster hits they need money.

The latest campaign is called "Heroes for the American Red Cross.” Officials say they will be holding fundraisers around...
May 23, 2005 - 2:38pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
As the biggest food drive in Southeast Ohio begins to wind down, donations are still pouring in from local businesses.

Including a significant one made from Century National Bank this mourning.

Operation feed is a program designed to collect food for our area. In Muskingum County, they look to stock 18 food pantries and 4 hot meal programs.

Molly Allen, from the Market Street branch of Century National, says they have been raising donations since mid-April and...
May 22, 2005 - 11:51pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
While driving down one of Zanesville's busiest roadways you may notice a number of signs outside various businesses all carrying the same meaning.

Just over two weeks ago Zanesville Mayor Jack Fenton announced his resignation and area residents continue to go the extra mile to show their appreciation.

Many local business owners decided to take their thank you's to the next level by using the message boards outside their businesses to honor the mayor.

One local...
May 22, 2005 - 3:42pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Historic music filled Roscoe Village today. This weekend marked the 31st Annual Dulcimer Days Festival. The event is a tradition at Lake Park and the musicians who take part wait all year for the event.

According to Angie Ianniello, the Public Relations Tech Coordinator for Roscoe Village, this event has a lot of historical significance. “Roscoe Village actually sponsors the Dulcimer Days Festival because as a restored 1830’s Canal Town, the dulcimer was actually really popular...
May 22, 2005 - 3:26pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
More than 400 people came out to the Dresden Fire Department to bid on items and eat a steak dinner, all to benefit a good cause.

Today’s auction and dinner was held to help raise money for the department to buy a new fire truck. According to Dresden Fire Chief, Carl Archer, the current truck is just not reliable in the event of an emergency. “The vehicle is twenty-five years old and it is getting some age on it. It’s just not as reliable as it used to be.”

Archer says...
May 22, 2005 - 12:04am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Sunday will be a big day for eating and bidding as one-area fire department hosts an event to raise money for an important cause.

The Dresden fire department is holding a steak dinner and auction to raise money to replace a twenty four-year-old fire engine.

The engine is smaller and mostly used to fight grass and brush fires that are typically harder to reach than others.

Assistant Fire Chief Drake Prouty tells us about the importance of replacing the engine....
May 21, 2005 - 11:52am
6 years 7 weeks ago
After a few rainy weekends, today’s sunshine welcomed a special ceremony.

Today, Habitat for Humanity volunteers gathered at their newest location on White Oak Drive, for a special ground blessing. Three weeks ago a groundbreaking ceremony had been planned, but the rain kept everyone at bay. According to Ann Gildow, the Vice President of the Board of the Zanesville Habitat for Humanity today is a special day for everyone involved. “We are going through the process to actually...
May 21, 2005 - 10:26am
6 years 7 weeks ago
One local ministry took advantage of today’s beautiful weather to help others.

Eastside Community Ministries decided to help some area residents who are elderly or disabled with their yard work today.

One of those helped by the group was Linda Armstrong, whose husband Dennis, a disabled Vietnam Veteran, can no longer help with the mounting yard work. According to Armstrong, “A couple of years ago it got away from us, and it’s too much for me and my husband can’t help me...
May 20, 2005 - 3:08pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Although it was a gloomy day outside today, it was a bright and colorful day inside one local school as they danced the day away.

Students and teachers at the starlight school put their artistic abilities to the test as they celebrated the schools second annual Jimmy Buffet day.

The event purposely held at the end of the school year allows students and faculty to have a little fun by decorating their classrooms and hallways.

“We just decided that after a long...
May 20, 2005 - 1:58pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The United Way has a new director, at least temporarily.

Karen Scheere is the interim director of the United Way of Muskingham, Perry and Morgan Counties. She began her new position this week, but Scheere is no stranger to the organization. “I’ve been with the United Way for about five years through a variety of different capacities. Last year I did the Y-City United Tour and I got asked to fill this position, so I’m just glad to help out.”

Although the position is just...
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