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September 9, 2006 - 1:37pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Saturday, children eight through thirteen got a chance to show off their football skills with the NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass, and Kick contest.

The skills competition allows area youngsters to display their football prowess.

Kids are judged on distance and accuracy, the top finishers advancing to a sectional competition September 28, and those could go on to Cleveland Brown Stadium to compete at a state level.

All those participating had different...
September 9, 2006 - 1:27pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
You’ve probably heard the phrase dirty player, once or twice in your life, and never is it in a good way.

Well, today the objective of the game was to be a dirty player, as Ink Connection Limited and the American Red Cross held their second annual Mud Volleyball Tournament, to raise money for the Red Cross’ Disaster Relief.

With the rash of fires this year in the Muskingum Valley, the fundraiser brings much needed help.

“Everyone know that the...
September 9, 2006 - 1:17pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
How many people can really say they know the difference between a fruit and a vegetable.

For instance, did you know that any edible part of a plant developed from a flower is considered a fruit?

Which means that tomatoes, artichoke and yes, even corn are considered fruits.

Local residents learned all about that at Farm-City Day at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.

The event showcased pumpkins weighing over two hundred pounds...
September 8, 2006 - 11:03pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Hundreds of golfers were out at the Zanesville Country Club enjoying a game of golf and helping Genesis hospitals at the same time.

The 26th Annual Genesis Pro-Am Tournament teed off Friday at noon.

Dozen of golf carts sat waiting for participants to hop and go golf.

“This is the hospital’s and foundations largest fundraising event,” Paul Brown of the Genesis Foundation said.

One hundred forty four will play each day during the three day event....
September 8, 2006 - 11:02pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Boaters looking to take their boats out on the river now have a brand new place to do so.

The boat launch at Riverside Park is now open.

The new boat ramp was paid by an ODNR grant of $275,500.

The city put in about $56,000.

Environmental concerns and supply issues delayed he opening of the ramp.

The ramp officially opened Thursday.
September 8, 2006 - 11:01pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
If you like arts and crafts, baseball cards, or NASCAR the Colony Square Mall is the place to be this weekend.

The mall is hosting a craft and hobby show on the main concourse starting Friday through Sunday.

For first-time show vendors like Bobbi Christy, the show is a good opportunity.

“I’ve been working just out of my house painting birds and herons and I just wanted a chance to see if anyone would want to purchase them,” Bobbi Christy.

The hobby...
September 8, 2006 - 5:15pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Many people will remember the anniversary of September 11th in their own way…

And Zanesville Mayor Howard Zwelling is asking residents to honor those killed in a simple way. He is urging us to fly an American flag outside our homes on Monday.

“In honor of the memory of those poor souls who lost their lives at the hands of terrorists. And symbolize that we’re all together in this fight,” Zwelling said.

Zwelling also said flying flags across...
September 8, 2006 - 11:31am
7 years 11 weeks ago
Two United States Senators have been prepped and are lending their support for a local road project.

At the Transportation Improvement District Meeting, Friday, they announce that they met
with staff for both Senator Mike DeWine and George Voinovich, in order to bring them up to speed on the 93-22 connector road project.

The road is getting set to complete the seventh of a fourteen-step process, and should begin construction in 2009, so getting their...
September 8, 2006 - 11:07am
7 years 11 weeks ago
Yesterday it was reported that the local factory, Grief Brothers would be shutting down operation at the end of October.

The closing means up to 78 people could be without jobs, though some may be transferred to other locations.

Port Authority Executive Director Jerry Nolder says that that the company’s decision to close came as a surprise, and now they are working to reverse the closing.

“As far as the Port Authority is concerned,” said Nolder...
September 8, 2006 - 5:24am
7 years 11 weeks ago
There is some good economic news for Muskingum County today.

The Vice-President of Enviro-Flow Company and Flow Liners Systems, Jeff Tanner says a plumbing products distribution company may be coming to Zanesville.

It could mean as many as 200 jobs. Tanner says Wavin Overseas is a world leader in the distribution of plumbing products and has more than 6000 employees worldwide.

The facility would likely locate in the North Pointe Industrial Park.

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