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November 8, 2004 - 4:51pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Would you want to know if your next door neighbor was a sex offender?

One thing many people may not know is that there are three classifications of sex offenders, but not all offenders have to notify their neighbors.

In Muskingum County, 93 registered sex offenders live in the area. Detective Todd Mahle says the problem is gettting worse.
"I do think it's growing but I'm not sure about the numbers," says Mahle.

One thing the numbers do show is that 99% of...
November 8, 2004 - 12:24pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The cast of Home for the Holidays has been selected!

Invited to be part of the production are:

1. The Y-City Star Semi-Finalists – 16 of the 20 will participate. They include: Aaron Comstock, Adam Calvert, Alainna Amicone, Dylan Daniels, Heather Krouskoupf, Jenna Wilson, Jenny Radigan, Jessica Billman, Kenny Wayne, Lynsey Stocker, Mindy Camp, Samantha Maxwell, Sasha Eby, Stine McKendry, Shelly Mosher, and the Y-City Star, Justy Christian.


2. The...
November 8, 2004 - 11:53am
5 years 47 weeks ago
With less than two weeks until the big Ohio State/Michigan game, one local organization is getting ready to support the Buckeyes in a different way.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Zanesville is holding their annual Buckeye Pep Rally…and having an auction to go along with it.

Executive Director Mollie Crooks says it has been a big success in the past and hopes that success will continue. “The money raised will help us put more mentors in the lives of children in Muskingum...
November 7, 2004 - 5:35pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The Make A Wish Foundation made a stop in Coshocton Saturday night to raise money for children with life threatening medical conditions.


Organizers titled the event “The Great American Hotdog Challenge” and are hoping to raise money to help with their current 60 pending wishes.


If you would like to learn more about the Make A Wish Foundation log on to www.makeawishohio.org
November 7, 2004 - 3:01pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Animal lovers got the chance to take a photo op with their four-legged friends.

The PAWS group, together with Pictures Plus, offered their annual pet photos where proud owners got the chance to take pictures with their furry friends. Owners could change the backgrounds and make Christmas cards with thier beloved pooch.

The PAWS group's primary goal is to sponsor projects that create funds for spaying and neutering.
November 6, 2004 - 7:06pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
It was a full house at St. Thomas School this afternoon as parents and community members played in the ultimate Poker Challenge.


Organizers were delighted with the huge turnout. Over 400 people came out to play the game, hoping to raise at least $20,000 dollars for the school.


All the money raised will benefit St. Thomas and its programs.
November 6, 2004 - 12:32pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
More than 100 groups honored veterans at the annual veterans parade in Zanesville.

The parade featured military units, area veterans and a variety of floats made by local high school bands and businesses. People lined the streets of downtown Zanesville as they stood to support and honor those who fought to defend our freedom.

This year’s parade theme is “Support Our Troops.” The parade also honored two area families who lost their sons in battle. Sergeant Lester Kinney...
November 6, 2004 - 12:25pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
December 25th is right around the corner and to make sure kids in our area have a Merry Christmas, one local organization has already started collecting toys.

The local Salvation Army put on its 8th annual bike show today, which kicked off with a parade down Maple Avenue. Today’s event was the kickoff to all the Christmas programs which collect toys for children.

Bikers who participated in today’s event were asked to bring a toy or to give a monetary donation. All money...
November 5, 2004 - 8:16pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
A lot of kids in Newark, Ohio are saying NO to drugs and violence and saying YES to Youth Engaged in Service, an afternoon school program for youth ages 11-18.


Youth coordinator Beth Deering says the Y.E.S Club is a safe and fun environment for kids and operates during after school hours, a crucial time to keep kids away from dangerous activities.

The club’s five employees help with tutoring and homework, and talk with kids in the discussion room, a space strictly...
November 5, 2004 - 4:39pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
A longtime employee at the Muskingum County courthouse is retiring after spending nearly half a century as the Chief Deputy to the treasurer.

Betty Combs has spent 50 years working at the courthouse as assistant to the county’s treasurer. Combs says the best part of her job was helping people. “The nicest part of my job was helping people with their taxes. They come in and they have a question or a problem to be straightened out, it’s nice to be able to help them,” says Combs.
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