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May 1, 2005 - 3:27pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
One local couple walked away from a car dealership surprised at their winnings yet excited to help out a local charity.

The Chevrolet Dealership of Zanesville hosted a big money giveaway intending to give back to the community.

Dealership president Derek Truss wanted to show his appreciation to local residents by giving away a five thousand dollar check to the winner and another five thousand to the charity of their choice.

And to qualify for the winnings you...
April 30, 2005 - 12:37pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The rain and cold didn’t stop outdoor enthusiasts from participating in a good cause.

Today, nature lovers of all ages came out to Zane’s Landing Park, to celebrate Arbor Day, a holiday that originated in Nebraska back in 1972, to help people learn about the benefits of planting trees.

According to Mark Mechling of the OSU Extension Office, “We had some folks out here who wanted to learn how to plant trees and that was really the purpose of Arbor Day.”

April 30, 2005 - 12:23pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
It may have rained on their parade, but Byesville residents braved the gray skies and drizzle to support their local troops.

The annual Loyalty Day Parade took place today in downtown Byesville. Its purpose was to honor the armed forced who do so much for the city.

According to Dana Brown, an officer of the Byesville VFW post 3760, “We held the Loyalty Day parade to honor the servicemen, army, navy, air force, marines, fire department, police department and service...
April 30, 2005 - 1:12am
6 years 12 weeks ago
In local courtroom happenings this week, a Hopewell woman entered a guilty plea to charges of drug possession.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 30-year-old Carolyn Sheppard pleaded guilty to one count possession of methanphetamine, one count possession of marijuana and one count or permitting drug abuse.

The charges stem from a January 25th incident this year, where Sheppard and her boyfriend Apolonio Lopez, an illegal alien from Mexico, were...
April 29, 2005 - 5:24pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
It's spring time and that means area students are getting ready for graduation.

For most they are 18 years old leaving high school or 21 years old and finishing college.

But this spring a 74 year old New Concord man is putting the finishing touches on his college degree.

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April 29, 2005 - 5:12pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Are you searching for the perfect gift for the person that has everything?

Well, the Muskingham County Community Foundation has a great idea that will help you give a gift that will be remembered forever and help a good cause.

The gift is a 24 karat gold plated medallion, or large coin, that feature’s the foundation’s logo of three oak trees accented in forest green enamel. And, it’s just in time for mother’s day.

Kristy Szemetylo, the foundation chairperson,...
April 29, 2005 - 4:59pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
One couple had a big surprise at the Adam’s Lane Care Center this afternoon.

Frank and Betty Brookner celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary at the care center today; a celebration that took them by surprise.

Among those in attendance was the couple’s daughter, Bronwyn Pryor, who was thrilled that the staff took the time to prepare the exciting event. “It was a big surprise, they were not expecting it. Adam’s Lane put it together for them and I just kind of sat back...
April 29, 2005 - 1:06pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
As the month of April is coming to a close, local 4th graders finally get to show off their hard work, since they have spent the last five weeks creating books for pre-schoolers in our area.

75 fourth graders from Dillon Elementary School are working to become authors and illustrators, and so they wrote books for the children at Careytown Childcare Center.

In addition to the teacher helping the students, Jumpstart students from Ohio University-Zanesville also helped out....
April 29, 2005 - 12:59pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Ohio Congressman Bob Ney speaks out on the recent reports that are linking him to a controversy over fellow republican Tom DeLay. During his visit to a local hospital today, we found out his opinion on the issue.

According to the Associated Press, GOP leader Tom DeLay is under scrutiny for his connection with a tainted Washington lobbyist who worked for Indian gaming interests.

DeLay came under fire with the house ethics committee after going on a trip they thought was...
April 28, 2005 - 6:33pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
If you've entertained the idea of having surgery, you might think twice about it after you hear what one local resident went through.

Two years after having gastric bypass surgery, one local resident is still suffering with repercussions.

On March 29th of 2003 Kelly Morrison made the decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery, at the time she weighed 425 pounds.

She went into surgery thinking she would come out a healthier person, but instead the unthinkable...
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