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August 19, 2006 - 12:44pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
How does 50,000 dollars in merchandise sound?

An area church made that available to community members for no price at all.

This morning at 9am the Black Run Church of God in Nashport held it’s third annual free gift giveaway.

Items ranged from wallpaper, to Halloween costumes and books.

Attendee Tyson Beluschok says, “Lots of clothes, and costumes.”

Organizers say all the merchandise are things many people don’t indulge in if they are...
August 19, 2006 - 12:33pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A deadly tragedy brings area bikers together to help two people get back on their feet.

July 8th a group of bikers started on a poker run on Route 13 when a woman went left of center.

Two were killed and Rick and Lona Shumaker were severely injured.

Organizer Ed Hulls says, “We are doing a benefit for them today and that’s what this poker run is all about, we hope to raise over $10,000.”

Lona will need on going care for the rest of her life after...
August 18, 2006 - 3:49pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
It all starts with safety, and providing the best services to the Zanesville community will always be the top priority of local fire officials.

Due to continuous growth of the city, and equipment over a decade old, along with a city budget that is strapped across the board.

Last Monday Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy took the proposed ballot measure to city council, Wednesday it went before the Ways and Means Committee.

Lacy says the department is asking for a...
August 18, 2006 - 3:42pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
As part of his energy tour, Democratic Candidate for the U.S. Senate Sherrod Brown made a stop in Zanesville this afternoon.

Congressman Brown is making his way through all 88 counties.

Brown spoke at the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development in Marietta where he outlined his plan to make Ohio the Silicon Valley of alternative energy.

“That means using our agriculture, corn and other crops with high cellulose content can be made into ethanol. We have...
August 18, 2006 - 3:35pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
It was special day for a lot of kids in need of new shoes.

Friday was the Wendy’s WHIZ Lace Up for Kids Shoe distribution.

The event help needy children get a pair of shoes, which is donated by members of the community.

The Ranson family says this is not only good the kids but also for them.

“It’s exciting for the kids, it’s exciting for us, happy that the kids got some new shoes,” Stephanie Ranson said.

Director of the United Way of...
August 18, 2006 - 3:28pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
As of eleven o’clock last night 40,000 people walked through the front gates.

That is 4,000 more people than last year.

Fair Board Treasurer Don Jordan says he can think of a couple of reasons why more people are coming out.

“One big factor is the weather, we’ve had beautiful weather for the county fair. Another thing might be, everyone is talking about gas prices and maybe people aren’t traveling as far,” Jordan said.

Jordan says the biggest draw...
August 18, 2006 - 4:34am
7 years 11 weeks ago
Seven people have filed petitions to run against a State Senator to replace Congressman Bob Ney on the November ballot.

State Senator Joy Padgett has the backing of Republican leaders to replace Ney. The candidates who filed for the primary include...Samuel Firman of Coshocton County, Rick Homrighausen, Dover Mayor, Gregory Zelenitz of Belmont County, Ralph Applegate of Columbus, James Brodbelt Harris of Zanesville, Rick Feikert, Holmes County Commissioner and John Bennett of...
August 17, 2006 - 9:59pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
It’s housed in an inconspicuous building downtown, but the Muskingum County Business Incubator is helping new and growing businesses become successful.

The incubator provides information and services to small businesses.

Services range from helping a person with an idea for a business to providing assistance for companies that have established foundation.

“Many times people know about what they are selling but they may not be an accountant or know about human...
August 17, 2006 - 9:58pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Despite a full day of practice the Zanesville High School football team found time to help out with preparations for the Lace Up for Kids Distribution event.

The freshmen and varsity teams helped unload and organize about 1000 pairs of shoes.

It took the kids less than 30 minutes to unload all the shoes at the Zanesville Civic League Community Center.

Coach Dave Everson says helping teaches the kids a good lesson.

“We talk about do what winners to do...
August 17, 2006 - 9:57pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Democratic and Republican candidates running for office in the upcoming election spent the day meeting and greeting voters at the 160th Annual Muskingum Blue Ribbon Fair.

Ohio State treasurer candidate Richard Cordray spent the day at the fair.

Cordray who grew up in Dresden says two big challenges facing the state are fiscal responsibility ad economic development.

“My policies will put money back into our local communities, making money available for business...
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