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August 9, 2006 - 10:55pm
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Two adults and two children were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Wednesday evening with minor injuries after their car collided with another vehicle.

The accident happened just before 10 p.m. on the Maysville Pike at Mc Farland Dr.

Emergency crews from the Newton Township Fire Department, Roseville Fire Department and Community Ambulance responded to the scene.

The children, ages nine and twelve, were sitting in the back of the car.

The ages of the...
August 9, 2006 - 9:01pm
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Hundreds of pencils, crayons and rulers are being packed into backpacks over the next two days in the St. Thomas gym as part of the “Tools for Schools” program.

The program is a joint effort between Eastside Community Ministry and the American Legion Post 29 Ladies Auxiliary.

An army of volunteers will pack 900 backpacks with supplies the kids will need for the upcoming school year.

Each backpack will be filled with supplies specific to the child’s school....
August 9, 2006 - 8:59pm
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General aviation flights landing in Zanesville will be welcomed by a brand new terminal facility.

Zanesville Aviation held an open house to check out its new $3.25 million building.

The private company serves the needs of general aviation customers landing at the airport.

“What you have here is a facility to come and buy fuel, a place to relax, use the facilities,” Joel Downing said.

According to Downing the Zanesville Municipal Airport was built in...
August 9, 2006 - 3:00pm
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Twelve movie screens, more than 200 seats in a theater and stadium seating is all set to open in a matter of months.

The Cinemark theater in the Colony Square Mall will be opening to the public in October.

“We’ve pretty much finished the exterior work and now it’s getting the interior ready. And of course there will be some landscaping later on,” said Mall Marketing Manager Kevin Pinson.

Pinson said with the addition of the theater, there will...
August 9, 2006 - 12:25pm
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Although Bob Ney has said he will not run for reelection in the 18th Congressional District, he has not yet formally withdrawn his name from the race in Tuscarawas County.

If or when Ney does resign, 18th Congressional District Boards of Elections will have to hold a Republican primary election in early September.

State law requires that boards have 75 days to prepare for an election, but even if Ney withdraws today, boards would have less than a month for...
August 9, 2006 - 11:02am
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As construction continues on a new connector road, Muskingum County looks to a bright future for economic development.

The State Route 146-60 connector road has been under construction since October of 2005, and with the completion in sight, it’s just in time for school to start.

Public Service Director Mike Sims says “provided we don’t have any extensive rain, by August 28th, we will be able to accommodate bus traffic for West Muskingum School District.”

August 9, 2006 - 10:57am
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Columbus Police have charged former Ohio State Football star Maurice Clarett with carrying a concealed weapon and a traffic violation.

Clarett was arrested early this morning after a chase. Police say officers discovered a loaded rifle and three loaded handguns in the front of his vehicle.

Police say they pursued Clarett after he made an illegal u-turn and would not stop when officers tried to pull him over.

Sergeant Michael Woods says more charges could be...
August 8, 2006 - 8:28pm
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Straight from World War II, a B-17 Bomber is visiting Zanesville. The Commemorative Air Force flew the plane in Tuesday as part of a yearly national tour.

Jasmine Lo took a ride in the aircraft, and has the story behind this historical flyer. Click “Watch Video” for more.
August 8, 2006 - 6:32pm
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School supplies, tools and home décor all for free.

The Black Run Church of God in Nashport is doing it again.

For the 3rd year they are opening their doors to everyone and giving away just about everything you could imagine.

Pastor Danny Workman says people can take whatever they want, within limits.

“What we’ve done in the past, we’ve used a ticket type of distribution system where we gave five tickets per family member. For instance, if you...
August 8, 2006 - 6:25pm
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State Senator Joy Padgett says she is confident that her name will be on the ballot for the 18th Congressional District seat in November.

Monday Padgett announced that she would run for the seat, after six-term Republican Bob Ney dropped out.

Today a republican strategist announced that lawyers have determined Padgett is not eligible to run in the race because she lost in the primary for Lieutenant Governor with Jim Petro back in May.

Padgett says since she...
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