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June 27, 2006 - 6:14pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Its popularity is growing but many people still think quilting is just for little old ladies.

But the Zanesville Art Center’s Director said that’s not the case anymore and the quilt exhibition at the Art Center proves it.

The exhibit displays hand and machine made quilts. The artists used a variety of techniques to make their pieces unique. Some even added things like twigs and miniature scissors.

“Quilters took patterns and the shape of a...
June 27, 2006 - 5:41pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
A well-known former Zanesville businessman and philanthropist was laid to rest Tuesday.

The funeral of Ray Thomas was held at the Market Street Baptist Church.

As a veteran, Thomas received a Color Guard ceremony with a bugle and three-round burst.

He was the owner of Thomas Lumbertown.

People gathered to remember him and shared special memories.

"We lived side by side in trailers and just had a ball with them...
June 27, 2006 - 5:38pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Three hundred people in Muskingum County are infected with the HIV virus and nine out of ten new cases come from heterosexual relationships, contrary to what many people think.

Health officials want to make sure people take the time to get tested.

Tuesday is National HIV Testing Day. Medical Director Doctor Vicki Whitacre said testing is free at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department and the process is easy.

“The usual method is...
June 27, 2006 - 4:53pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
One of the Y-City’s leading industries will be celebrating its grand re-opening next Friday.

You can take a tour of the Hartstone Pottery’s factory, watch the pottery being made and even receive special promotions and discounts on certain items.

“On of the wonderful aspects of this open house is the opportunity to see the manufacturing tour and actually see firsthand the pottery being made as well as decorated,” said Kelly Ashby, vice-president of Zanesville’s Chamber of...
June 27, 2006 - 12:46am
7 years 6 weeks ago
Only a half an hour after he calls deputies to turn himself in for a string of robberies, a Guernsey County mans decides to hit again, but this time it cost him his life.

W-H-I-Z’ s Jennifer Jarrell let’s us know what led up to his death.

“He robbed me, he beat me, tied me up, took my gun, threatened to kill me, and now he is dead and I still don’t have a face.”

John Touvell is the man that robbed Pat Oberrath’s restaurant last week, and Sunday morning he...
June 26, 2006 - 9:10pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Great Race made a pit stop in Zanesville Monday.

Many spectators gathered to watch the classic cars pass through downtown on their way to the Y-Bridge.

The Great Race is a competition to drive cars cross-country starting in Philadelphia and ending up in California. But race CEO Wayne Stanfield said the competition isn't all about speed.

"It's a race against the clock. It's not the first one to get to the end, it's the car that most...
June 26, 2006 - 9:06pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
It's a record for Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties. Eighty-six fires in the course of one year.

The 86th happened in Duncan Falls Monday morning just after eleven at a home on Millers Lane.

A woman and family dog were in the house when the fire started, but got out safely.

The Red Cross responded immediately. Marlene Henderson of the Red Cross reported that the fire started from the dryer.

"[It was] an electrical fire...
June 26, 2006 - 9:03pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The economic status of the city of Zanesville and its surrounding communities is looking up.

That’s what Mayor Howard Zwelling reported at Monday’s Zanesville City Council meeting.

Discount retailer Sam’s Club is set to open this August near Northpointe and five other businesses in that area are getting ready to open anytime. Zwelling said each opening has a positive impact on the community.

“I predict with Sam’s coming in, retailers will...
June 26, 2006 - 12:27pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department needs more space...and a new grant may help make that happen..

The County Health Department has received a three-year, $375,000 grant from the state to add services to benefit the community.

Health Department Commissioner, Corey Hamilton says “There is a growing space need for the Health Department and I came to talk to Commissioners to brainstorm about what we might do, and what spaces are available.”

One of...
June 26, 2006 - 8:29am
7 years 6 weeks ago
Authorities in Cambridge say a suspected carjacker is dead, shot and killed by the motorist whose vehicle he was trying to steal.

Guernsey County Sheriff Mike McCuley says 44-year old John Toubel of Antrim sneaked into the back seat of the parked car while the driver was inside a gas station on Sunday. 29-year-old Brian Starr of Cambridge says he saw a head in his review mirror as he drove away, and then he saw a gun.

Starr was shot in the leg as the men scuffled for the...
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