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May 1, 2005 - 11:48pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
This time of year many local residents are eager to jump in their boats and hit the water.

But before doing so it is important to be aware of any risks that could turn a fun day on the water into a tragic one.

Even though the days are slowly warming up that doesn’t mean the water is.

Cold water takes away body heat twenty five times faster that that of air, which can speed up the drowning process.

Anything below seventy degrees is considered cold...
May 1, 2005 - 6:08pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The race to make Southeastern Medical a smoke free campus kicked off today in Cambridge.

Athletes of all ages came out to celebrate the smoke free change by participating in a five-mile walk and run.

The athletes came from all over the state to help commemorate the first step in the campus’ drive to become a smoke-free area, a change that Cheryl Keeler, the quality care manager, believes is a healthy one. “We believe that in this step we are creating a healthy place for...
May 1, 2005 - 5:44pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Looking to add a little color to your life? Well, a trip to your local art center could help.

The 59th Annual May show started today at the Zanesville Arts Center. The show gives artists throughout the state the opportunity to show their original works and compete against other artists for cash prizes.

According to Susan Albot-Stanaway, the museum director, “This gives both well known artists and unknown artists the opportunity to show their work. This is great because...
May 1, 2005 - 3:44pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
If you are a motorcycle owner or just an admirer this weekend is the perfect time for you to stop by the Colony Square Mall.

This is the 18th year in a row the gold wing riders are on display at the mall.

The purpose of the exhibit is to share the love of bikes both old and new.

"We've got 1966 Honda dream which is a classic bike sitting here in the mall for people to enjoy and threes also a votary which is also a Honda but most of them are 1500 Honda gold wings...
May 1, 2005 - 3:27pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
One local couple walked away from a car dealership surprised at their winnings yet excited to help out a local charity.

The Chevrolet Dealership of Zanesville hosted a big money giveaway intending to give back to the community.

Dealership president Derek Truss wanted to show his appreciation to local residents by giving away a five thousand dollar check to the winner and another five thousand to the charity of their choice.

And to qualify for the winnings you...
April 30, 2005 - 12:37pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The rain and cold didn’t stop outdoor enthusiasts from participating in a good cause.

Today, nature lovers of all ages came out to Zane’s Landing Park, to celebrate Arbor Day, a holiday that originated in Nebraska back in 1972, to help people learn about the benefits of planting trees.

According to Mark Mechling of the OSU Extension Office, “We had some folks out here who wanted to learn how to plant trees and that was really the purpose of Arbor Day.”

According...
April 30, 2005 - 12:23pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
It may have rained on their parade, but Byesville residents braved the gray skies and drizzle to support their local troops.

The annual Loyalty Day Parade took place today in downtown Byesville. Its purpose was to honor the armed forced who do so much for the city.

According to Dana Brown, an officer of the Byesville VFW post 3760, “We held the Loyalty Day parade to honor the servicemen, army, navy, air force, marines, fire department, police department and service...
April 30, 2005 - 1:12am
6 years 7 weeks ago
In local courtroom happenings this week, a Hopewell woman entered a guilty plea to charges of drug possession.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 30-year-old Carolyn Sheppard pleaded guilty to one count possession of methanphetamine, one count possession of marijuana and one count or permitting drug abuse.

The charges stem from a January 25th incident this year, where Sheppard and her boyfriend Apolonio Lopez, an illegal alien from Mexico, were...
April 29, 2005 - 5:24pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
It's spring time and that means area students are getting ready for graduation.

For most they are 18 years old leaving high school or 21 years old and finishing college.

But this spring a 74 year old New Concord man is putting the finishing touches on his college degree.


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April 29, 2005 - 5:12pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Are you searching for the perfect gift for the person that has everything?

Well, the Muskingham County Community Foundation has a great idea that will help you give a gift that will be remembered forever and help a good cause.

The gift is a 24 karat gold plated medallion, or large coin, that feature’s the foundation’s logo of three oak trees accented in forest green enamel. And, it’s just in time for mother’s day.

Kristy Szemetylo, the foundation chairperson,...
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