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November 17, 2004 - 4:37pm
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Graduation day came a little early for some local students as 5th graders at Duncan Falls Elementary School had their D.A.R.E. commencement ceremony.

The DARE program “Drug Abuse Resistance Education” is taught to area students by a sheriff’s deputy.

Deputy Bill Hoops says 5th graders are chosen because they are very impressionable at this age.

Deputy Hoops believes the 9-week program was very effective for the students at Duncan Falls. He says they are fully...
November 17, 2004 - 12:26pm
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What’s better than all-you-can-eat pancakes? Eating them for a good cause.

Today was the 47th annual Sertoma Pancake Day at Secrest Auditorium. Residents from all around the area came to indulge in the smorgasbord of flapjacks and sausages.

Co-chairman Jerry Lavy says they use quite a bit of supplies to make this day happen. “We use 2,000 lbs of sausages, 1,530 lbs of pancake mix, 30 lbs of frozen eggs, 360 gallons of milk and 5,000 half pints of milk…and 50 cases of...
November 17, 2004 - 12:19pm
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Most food drives are open to the public, but not the one put on by the Muskingum County Common Pleas Court.

Judge Fleegle and Doug Pollock offer their adult probationers a chance to help those in need and help themselves. With every can of food they donate, they can take off an hour of their community service, up to 10 hours.

Judge Fleegle says it’s a great trade-off. “It’s a great way for probationers to give back to the community different than the other stuff we do like...
November 16, 2004 - 9:49pm
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An internationally known author and speaker made a stop in Zanesville tonight.

Dr. Robert Twycross came all the way from the United Kingdom to be the featured speaker at the 3rd annual ethics symposium. Twycross spoke about palliative care and ethical decision-making involving end-of-life care.

President and CEO of Ohio Hospice...
November 16, 2004 - 9:36pm
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If you like Western art, you won't to miss the artists display at the Armory in Zanesville.

The exhibit will be going on until Thursday and you'll be able to see all kinds of artwork from different artists all over the country.

If you are interested in cowboy poetry, campfire singing, rope tricks or ponyrides, the Smokerise Ranch will be offering entertainment tomorrow afternoon.
November 16, 2004 - 6:06pm
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The Park National Bank Corporation and the Park National Bank Boards of Directors today announced some leadership changes.

According to Century National Bank President and C-E-O Tom Lyall, Howard LeFevre announced plans to resign from the Park National Corporation Board at the end of the year.

He plans to continue serving on the Park National Bank Board.

The Park National Corporation Board subsequently elected William Englefield IV and Michael Menzer as board...
November 16, 2004 - 5:38pm
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A statewide recount of the presidential vote seems to be in the works, but we'll have to wait until tomorrow to find out.

This after a pair of third-party candidates who say they have collected enough money to pay for the recount. Libertarian Michael Bandarik and Green Party’s David Cobb raised more than $150,000 in just four days.

According to Ohio law, in order to get a recount, it costs $10 per precinct. Muskingum County Board of Elections Director Martha Thomas says...
November 16, 2004 - 5:30pm
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Local business leaders came together at the Zaneville Holiday Inn to attend a seminar on economic development.

Consulting principal Jeff Wagoner spoke about site selection and expanding companies. Wagoner gave pointers on how to attract firms to select communities, like Zanesville, to locate new facilities.

“Almost all site location decisions are investment decisions on behalf of the company coming in to the community but also on behalf of the community,” says Wagoner. He...
November 16, 2004 - 4:53pm
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The Heaberlin twins Makayla and Jazmine spent most of their lives struggling for survival.

After undergoing surgery to separate the conjoined twins they have had a difficult childhood to say the least. But it was their need for a stable parent to care for them that’s been the biggest struggle so far.

“Bottom line is these are astronomical odds to overcome this would be a tough situation for 2 parents with means and lots of support. Being a young mother it was just really...
November 16, 2004 - 4:01pm
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Local authorities have cracked a three year old case this week involving the murder of a man at a Zanesville bar.

According to Detective Sergeant Ric Roush with the Zanesville Police Department, officials received the call last Friday that authorities in Minnesota had arrested a Zanesville man on drug charges. After further investigation the man's fingerprints proved he was Kelly Carpenter, a man wanted in Zanesville for the murder of a 25-year-old Columbus resident named Tim Dawson...
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