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August 10, 2006 - 6:27pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A major international terrorist plot aimed at blowing up planes in mid-air is foiled by British authorities.

The plan involved using liquid explosives disguised as common products like beverages, prompting officials to raise security levels.

Security levels have been raised to red for all flights coming from the U.K.

All other international and domestic flights are under an orange alert level.

All liquids, ranging from hair gel to water, are banned...
August 10, 2006 - 6:23pm
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The State Highway Patrol wants to remind drivers to stop on red.

This week is National Stop on Red Week and the State Highway Patrol will be extra vigilant about drivers who fail to obey the law.

“We are going to focus on red lights, intersections and stop signs,” Trooper Wes Archer said.

Every year about 800 people are killed in the United States because people fail to stop at a red light or stop sign.

Troopers also want to stress the importance of...
August 10, 2006 - 5:29pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Zanesville City School Board is searching for its next superintendent and it wants you to be part of the process.

The board says it believes it’s important to provide an opportunity for community and staff input during the process.

So, an invitation is being extended to all district teachers, staff, administration and residents to attend one of several focus groups planned for Wednesday September 13th.

All one-hour focus groups will be held at the...
August 10, 2006 - 5:16pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Red Cross needs your help.

There is a blood shortage and Muskingum Valley Chapter officials have set up an emergency blood drive.

It’s scheduled for Friday August 11th from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Zanesville Muskingum County Welcome Center.

Every donor will get a free pint of Tom’s ice cream. You can also register for a free laptop computer.
August 10, 2006 - 10:29am
7 years 11 weeks ago
The countdown is on to the first day of school, as most kids head back at the end of this month, and we’ve got some important information for parents with kids in the Zanesville City School District.

With 4,200 kids attending one of the eight buildings in the district, school officials say its important for them to attend one of the open houses or orientations before school starts on August 23rd.

“If there is an orientation for a certain grade, please go... ask questions...
August 10, 2006 - 5:49am
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Six people, including two young children, are taken to the hospital following a crash on the Maysville Pike Wednesday night. According to dispatchers with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, the accident happened just before 10:00 pm at the corner of McFarland Drive.

They say 25-year-old Megan Bagley didn’t yield at a stop sign as she turned onto Maysville Pike, that’s when she struck a Chevy Lumina driven by 30-year-old Renita Banik. Bagley was driving a Dodge Durango...
August 9, 2006 - 10:55pm
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Two adults and two children were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Wednesday evening with minor injuries after their car collided with another vehicle.

The accident happened just before 10 p.m. on the Maysville Pike at Mc Farland Dr.

Emergency crews from the Newton Township Fire Department, Roseville Fire Department and Community Ambulance responded to the scene.

The children, ages nine and twelve, were sitting in the back of the car.

The ages of the...
August 9, 2006 - 9:01pm
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Hundreds of pencils, crayons and rulers are being packed into backpacks over the next two days in the St. Thomas gym as part of the “Tools for Schools” program.

The program is a joint effort between Eastside Community Ministry and the American Legion Post 29 Ladies Auxiliary.

An army of volunteers will pack 900 backpacks with supplies the kids will need for the upcoming school year.

Each backpack will be filled with supplies specific to the child’s school....
August 9, 2006 - 8:59pm
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General aviation flights landing in Zanesville will be welcomed by a brand new terminal facility.

Zanesville Aviation held an open house to check out its new $3.25 million building.

The private company serves the needs of general aviation customers landing at the airport.

“What you have here is a facility to come and buy fuel, a place to relax, use the facilities,” Joel Downing said.

According to Downing the Zanesville Municipal Airport was built in...
August 9, 2006 - 3:00pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Twelve movie screens, more than 200 seats in a theater and stadium seating is all set to open in a matter of months.

The Cinemark theater in the Colony Square Mall will be opening to the public in October.

“We’ve pretty much finished the exterior work and now it’s getting the interior ready. And of course there will be some landscaping later on,” said Mall Marketing Manager Kevin Pinson.

Pinson said with the addition of the theater, there will...
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