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October 28, 2004 - 2:00pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
Zanesville High School has more to celebrate on Friday than their weekly football game…. It’s the 40th anniversary of their stadium.

The stadium was dedicated to John D. Sulsberger on November 13, 1964.

A 1963 grad of Zanesville High, Sulsberger went on to receive a 4-year scholarship for Ohio State University from legendary football coach Woody Hayes. …But before he could play, he lost the battle to cancer.

Athletic Director of Zanesville High, Dave Bell,...
October 28, 2004 - 1:51pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
According to the U.S. Dept. of Education, 44% of American adults do not read even one book a year.

Local students and teachers from the ABLE program and James Madison joined together for a literacy parade today in hopes to start area kids off on the right foot.

Literacy Coordinator for the Zanesville City Schools, Vicky French, says it is very important to start reading at a young age. “What we’re trying to do is develop a love of reading and to read for enjoyment because...
October 28, 2004 - 1:45pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
There is nothing small about small businesses…. That was the topic today at a Bush-Cheney event in Zanesville.

Hector Barreto, administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration, came to speak about the present and future of small businesses in our area.

Barreto says that over 90% of jobs in our area come from small businesses and this year is historic, “this year we’ll do more loans for small businesses than at any time in 51 years, we’re going to facilitate around...
October 27, 2004 - 4:45pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
With Halloween only a few days away, the Muskingum County Animal Shelter is banning black cat adoptions for the rest of October.


The Shelter says in the past black cats have been abused or even sacrificed this time of the year due to Halloween superstitions.


Executive Director Gary Graham says unless you have adopted from the shelter in the past, there will be no adoptions in the next week.

Humane officials are also warning cat owners to keep a close...
October 27, 2004 - 3:14pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
Although the real Presidential debates are over, students at the Mideast Ohio Vocational School held their own debate today, battling back and forth on some of the key issues that define this election.

Whether they sat on the left or on the right, these students were fired up about their respective candidates and the issues.

Deborah Wesner who is a teacher at the school says, “It’s so hard for kids out there because they’re bombarded with all the negative campaign ads so...
October 27, 2004 - 12:51pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
Attention farmers: Would you like to take advantage of some extra cash from the government?

The Secretary of Agriculture announced on Monday she’s projecting a 40 cents counter-cyclical payment for corn.

What that means is farmers are eligible for a 35% advance on that.

Bill Huston, Director from the Farm Service Agency says “The problem is we only have until Friday to do it and a lot of farmers when you signed up probably didn’t mark the box saying they wanted...
October 27, 2004 - 12:19pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
Zanesville residents may possibly be facing higher rates for their local telephone lines… if SBC gets the rate hike they are looking for.

For most residents, there is only one set of phone wires going into their home, which is provided by SBC. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio is considering an SBC application, which would increase the current wholesale rates by 82%.

Chairman of Ohio CLEC Association Jerry Finefrock says Ohio’s rates are higher now than any other...
October 27, 2004 - 12:04pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
There may not be much to their bark, but their bite can be something fierce.

Police K-9’s Zero and Brico came to St. Nicholas School today to support Red Ribbon Week.

Lt. Pete Fisher of the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department says the dogs will subdue felons to the ground and sniff out illegal substances. The K-9’s are trained only to bite on command.

“The only time the dog is allowed to make any decisions on his own is if I am being attacked by a person...
October 26, 2004 - 4:41pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
The race for president makes another stop in Zanesville and with it---word that Vice President Dick Cheney will be visiting on Saturday.

A Bush-Cheney tour bus rolled through downtown Zanesville today with Congressman Rob Portman of Cincinnati.

Portman is going to 24 Ohio counties in three days as part of his statewide "Rolling to Victory Tour" to rally support for the president.

During his stop in Zanesville, Portman announced that the vice president is coming...
October 26, 2004 - 4:14pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation plays a major role in the battle of crime in the Buckeye state.

John Monce was the guest speaker today at the Zanesville Rotary club and says the latest crime tools are helping investigators tremendously in solving crimes in the state of Ohio.

Monce says, “Extremely valuable the ability to have DNA profiles in index are searchable a lot recently solved 202 crimes that without DNA would not have been solved.”

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