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March 9, 2005 - 4:27pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
The gymnasium at Tri-Valley High school was bursting with enthusiasm today…

The whole school took part in a pep rally to cheer on the Lady Dawgs tomorrow for a chance to be state champions.

Tri-Valley will play Columbus East Moore Academy at St. John Arena Thursday afternoon.

Center Danae Lacy says going to state has been their goal all year long and says its great to have support from the whole school.

Girls head coach Marty Bice says he’s excited...
March 9, 2005 - 3:25pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
It is that time of year again, for the resident’s of Zanesville, to take part in Zaney Follies! This marks the 17th year if the two day event. Co-Director, John Kunkel, says the show uses many Zanesville residents as either actors or set designers.

“All of this (the set) was made by volunteers. They have been working on this (the set) for a little over two weeks,” adds Kunkel.

This year’s theme is called, Zelebration, which is a cluster of special events that the region...
March 9, 2005 - 3:08pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
Due to the deteriorating Nader Insurance Building, the Zanesville Fire Department and local city officials say they are taking a more proactive approach in taking a look at some of the older buildings in Zanesville.

Chief Building Inspector, Tim Smith, says he is setting up a joint inspection program with the fire department, to look at all of the downtown buildings from a structural standpoint.

“Really we’re not structural engineers, but what we can do is identify...
March 8, 2005 - 5:47pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
A report released today by a union that represents health care and social service workers claims some Ohio hospitals charge poor people up to three times the actual cost of treatment they received.

Paul Masterson, Chief Financial Officer of Genesis healthcare says that’s not the case at all here locally.

“First of all we never turn anyone away for treatment regardless of insurance. Second of all we work with people to try to identify alternate sources of coverage,” says...
March 8, 2005 - 5:34pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
Big Brothers and Big Sisters gears up for their annual “Bowl for Kids Sake” event this weekend, attracting over 750 participants this year.

Coordinator Tim Callahan says this is their biggest fundraiser of the year.

“We think it’s about the 20th year that this has gone on and yes it’s a main event. It’s our largest fundraiser that we put on,” says Callahan.

Callahan says a lot of work has gone into this event and its involved a lot of local businesses and...
March 8, 2005 - 5:20pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
The Ohio Department of Transportation announced their upcoming projects for this year some of which were very necessary for our area.

Phil Newman, the Muskingum County representative says although there are no major projects going on this year, the ones we do have are vital.

“Most of the projects are going to be the work of slips had a lot of them this year due to the high water and so forth so this coming Thursday they’re going to start on the slip on 146 West,” says...
March 8, 2005 - 5:12pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
As spring is fast approaching, the 31st annual John Imlay rotary rose sale is going on now to help brighten up the community.

The roses are on sale through March 16th which means you have a little over a week left to buy them.

Noon rotary President Scott Peterson says the biggest project so far are the stone signs built at various entrances to Zanesville.

Traditionally the roses sold are mostly red, but this year it’s all about color.

“This year 80%...
March 7, 2005 - 9:35pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
Juggling work and family is never easy. Sometimes it seems that the harder you work, the more things at home can go by the way side, taking its toll on any parent.

In this week's segment of Connecting With Kid's, we touch on the difficulties many parents face when working and raising children, and why focusing on family should come first.

Next week, I'll have tips on how to utilize your time with your children, as well as highlight ways to take time out of even the busiest...
March 7, 2005 - 5:57pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
It’s testing time in Ohio and that means local students’ thinking caps are getting a work- out taking their proficiency and achievement tests.

Starting today students across Ohio are taking their proficiency and achievement tests in reading, math, science, social studies and writing.

“From the very beginning of school all our classrooms and teachers and students have been focusing on the skills that are necessary to be successful not only on these test but in life,” says...
March 7, 2005 - 5:48pm
6 years 8 weeks ago
Other news from the County Commissioners tonight includes a resolution that passed approving tax abatement for Worthington Foods.

Larry Merry, Executive Director of the Port Authority says this will give Worthington an additional facility in town.

“They’ll have two facilities; they’ll have a large facility at North Pointe Park and then this one at our airport park so we’re very happy that we were able to help a major employer like that,” says Merry.

The building...
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