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March 6, 2005 - 1:05am
6 years 3 weeks ago
A country music star makes an appearance in the Y-City while spreading a message of hope for those who are living a life of abuse.

Millions of women each year experience the devastation of having someone they love raise their hand to them, or their children, causing life-long emotional scars that may never heal.

In an effort to stop the vicious cycle of domestic violence, a concert was held at Secrest Auditorium to spread the message of hope and triumph for those victims...
March 6, 2005 - 12:42am
6 years 3 weeks ago
A local road has been re-opened by O-DOT officials.

Saturday it was announced that US 22 and State Route 40 at mile marker 20.01 at Bridgeville Road has been re-opened for travel.

On Thursday officials shut the road down to conduct a slip repair project on the bridge.
March 5, 2005 - 7:28pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
This weekend was the annual regional Teenage Institute Convention, here in Zanesville, where over 85 teens from different high schools gathered to listen to a quadriplegic talk about life decisions.

Clay Stone, a local quadriplegic, talked with teens today about how he fell asleep while driving, resulting to him being in a wheelchair for the rest of his life. The main purpose of his speech was to teach the importance of being cautious while driving.

Stone says he tries to...
March 5, 2005 - 12:52pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Lion Club of Southeastern Ohio held their annual convention this morning at the Hallowed Hills Center. The Lion’s main priority? Eyesight.

The Lions’ District Governor Marty Savage says the club began in 1917 in Chicago, Illinois. They shifted their focus to eyesight and blindness after a very popular historical figure made a visit to one of their conventions.

“In 1925, Helen Keller came to our International Convention and challenged the Lions to be Knights for the...
March 5, 2005 - 12:42pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
As the 4th annual BIA Home...
March 5, 2005 - 12:53am
6 years 3 weeks ago
An out of control blaze keeps three fire crews in Perry County busy for hours Friday night.

A call came into the Thornville Fire Station around 6:30 that a home on Lonesome Road was fully involved. That's when crews from Thornville, Somerset, and Glenford responded to a very heated scene.

Thornville Fire Chief Sean Corsi says upon arrival his crew was not able to enter the structure because of the flames.

According to other officials on scene, this was no...
March 4, 2005 - 7:22pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Filling up at the pump is now even more painful as gas prices are on the rise, once again.

Wholesale gasoline prices shot up almost 20 cents per gallon yesterday.

In Zanesville on Maple Avenue gasoline was around 2 dollars and nine cents a gallon.
AAA officials say the price hike is tied to a number of factors including a crude oil increase and unrest in the Middle East.

AAA Officials say prices should go down, but then back up heading into the summer...
March 4, 2005 - 7:16pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
FEMA officials are here in Muskingum County answering questions from local residents who are hoping to receive funding from flood damage.

The officials are located at the EMA Office on Old Adamsville Road and are ready to answer questions about the registration process.

FEMA says the first step is to call your
insurance company if you have damage.
Then you must register with FEMA. There are 3 ways to do it,
Call 1-800 –621 –FEMA, or log onto www.fema.gov...
March 4, 2005 - 12:34am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Area motorists need to be aware of a recent road closure in Muskingum County.

According to officials at the Sheriff's Office,
O-DOT has closed off a portion of State Route 40 at Bridgeville Road for a bridge slip repair project.

Officials say that road will be re-opened on Friday.

Please plan your routes accordingly.
March 3, 2005 - 7:54pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The fate of the Lorena Sternwheeler is still up in the air tonight even after its Captain met with County Commissioners.


Last week Commissioners announced that there is no money in the budget for the Lorena, which is a money-losing venture.
Captain Jeff Hall says the weather has been the biggest problem.


Commissioner Brian Hill says the county knows the Lorena is popular and is considering many options for the vessel.


Hall has been the...
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