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October 22, 2004 - 2:31pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The United Way had their hands full of soap and water as they took part in their annual car wash.

Co-interim director Marcie White says despite this morning's gloomy weather, they had a good turnout.

"The folks at Rex donate all this to us. We have volunteers that come in and help dry the vehicles. They work right alongside Rex employees," says White.

All proceeds from today's event go to the Muskingum, Morgan and Perry County United Way agencies.
October 22, 2004 - 2:28pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
In order to give students a realistic perspective of the Civil War, the Muskingum Christian Academy held a Civil War reenactment as part of their Friday enrichment program.

Students learned about everything from food they ate to the weaponry that was used in the war. Several students actually dressed up in the traditional clothing of the late 1800's.

School administrators say today's activity is a good way for students to learn about what life was like years ago and that...
October 22, 2004 - 11:05am
5 years 47 weeks ago
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department officially welcomed their new Health Commissioner today.

Corey Hamilton is replacing long-standing commissioner Robert Titko, who is retiring at the end of this year.

She says she Titko will be a hard act to follow, but she’s looking forward to the challenge, “I’ve learned some things about public health administration that I really thought would benefit the community, and I’m really anxious to have an opportunity to come...
October 22, 2004 - 10:58am
5 years 47 weeks ago
Tomorrow is “Make A Difference Day,” and the American Red Cross has one idea of how you can help.

They are hosting an emergency blood drive in order to replenish their supply. Executive Director for the American Red Cross, Dan Hartman, says it’s important to give the gift of life.

“Tomorrow is Make A Difference Day” and it’s a great opportunity for people to go out and do something wonderful, and having an emergency bloodmobile fit right in. So, we’re encouraging...
October 22, 2004 - 12:13am
5 years 47 weeks ago
It was a special night for area women and their families who've been battling breast cancer.

Genesis Women's Services presented a free program featuring entertainment, speeches and information on treatment options for cancer patients in our region.

Local health officials say knowledge is a powerful weapon in the fight against breast cancer and knowing more about the disease eases the fears for those trying to overcome it.

Since it is also breast cancer awareness...
October 22, 2004 - 12:03am
5 years 47 weeks ago
A Zanesville filling station has been the target of another robbery.

It occurred Wednesday night at 11:20 at the Duke and Dutchess Station at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Brandywine Boulevard.

According to Sgt. Detective Ric Roush with the ZPD, a suspect approached an employee of the Duke Station outside the store, then ordered him back inside. The suspect then demanded money from the cash register and threatened the employee with a knife.

The suspect...
October 21, 2004 - 5:52pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The race for state senate in the 20th district is heating up.


Candidate Terry Anderson says personal attacks from his opponent Senator Joy Padgett have gone too far.


Anderson, a former hostage, walked out on a debate Wednesday after learning about a piece of Padgett’s literature showing a photograph of Anderson and his captor.

The brochure says, “America’s enemies have reason to hate us, are we willing to accept that they hate us, not because they’...
October 21, 2004 - 4:21pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Yesterday it was racecars, today it’s a bus. The Bush campaigners are all over Ohio just days before election time.

Members of Congress, Bob Ney, of Ohio, and Shelley Moore Capito, of West Virginia, are taking a bus your to talk about coal and the views of the presidential candidates.

Ney says that coal jobs are very important to our area and if they are taken away, we will lose more jobs than we think, “for every coal job, you probably have six spin-off jobs, for every...
October 21, 2004 - 4:20pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
A new Dollar General on Putnam Avenue made its debut in Zanesville today, making it the third one in our city.

Dollar General, which has a distribution center in Muskingum County, is a Fortune 500 discount retailer with over 7,000 neighborhood stores.

District Manager John Manes says that even three stores isn’t enough for Zanesville, “There’s room for even more in Zanesville, our local community needs us when it come to the product selection that we carry and the pricing...
October 21, 2004 - 4:19pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
With Ohio’s struggling economy, there always seems to be a need for jobs.

A couple of local businessmen went to the Muskingum County Commissioners today to propose an idea that might help bring some jobs our way.

They call it a business incubator, and Gary Landerman, Executive Director for the project, says it does just what you think… hatches. “The incubator is a place where new businesses can start up and have the opportunity to, much like the name…keep them hatching.”...
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