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June 13, 2004 - 10:42am
5 years 37 weeks ago
It was pagent mania in Mansfield last night where the 2004 Miss Ohio event was held.

Area resident and beauty queen Julie Beth Imboden of Dresden was crowned Miss Ohio River earlier this year and received second runner-up honors last night.

Miss Lake Erie, Amanda Beagle, a vocalist from Warren is this year's Miss Ohio 2004.

She will represent the state in the Miss America Pagent in Atlantic City in September.

First runner-up went to Miss Greater...
June 12, 2004 - 2:03pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Cloudy skies and scattered showers didn't keep hungry folks from heading down to the American Legion in Duncan Falls for the local VFW Chicken Dinner.

The Duncan Falls VFW Post 10275 cooks up a finger lickin good time two times a year, and the money raised helps the veteran community.

Residents pay six dollars for the meal, and many come out for the early lunch each year.
Although there were tons of other goodies like pie, baked beans, coleslaw and rolls, the main...
June 12, 2004 - 1:55pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Imagine a race with no finish line.

The Relay for Life Cancer Walk is just that, walking around a circle track symbolizes that there is no end until a cure is found. It's truly a reflection of a cancer patient's journey through the traumatic disease.

Today Muskingum County residents who have been affected by cancer came out to walk for those who have lost their lives to this disease.

For others, it was a celebration of survival.

Held at the Philo...
June 12, 2004 - 1:43pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
It was a day of tears and smiles, on the campus of MATC this morning.

It was a final goodbye, yet a new beginning in so many ways.

As graduation closes a chapter in your life, this ceremony was extra special . Not only because over 300 students are moving on to better things, but the college that helped them achieve these goals to do so is also changing for the better.

Commencement of 2004 was the 34th and final ceremony event held on the Zanesville campus....
June 12, 2004 - 8:19am
5 years 37 weeks ago
A four-member review panel has been chosen by Athens' Police Chief and Acting Mayor, after an incident involving an out of control crowd sparked allegations of racism.

Officers were called to an Athens bar last weekend where 150 to 200 people had gathered. Several of those people were arrested for disorderly conduct and police were forced to use a taser gun to subdue one person.

Noone was seriously injured during the incident.

Afterward, several of those in the...
June 12, 2004 - 8:15am
5 years 37 weeks ago
A sad situation for one area family this week as a ten-year-old boy from Gallia County is dead after being shot in the head with a shotgun.

Sheriff Dave Martin says the incident occurred when the victim's eleven-year-old brother James Montgomery was cleaning a shotgun at his Guyan Township home Thursday.

The shotgun discharged and struck his brother William, in the head.

Martin says the death was an accident and that no charges will be filed.
June 11, 2004 - 8:44pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
A two-car accident on Hicks Road in Muskingum County tied up traffic for a while.

According to Trooped K.B. Kelley with the Zanesville State Highway Patrol, rain mostly likely is a contributing factor to the accident, but not the primary factor.

Kelley says a car traveling northbound on Hicks veered into the southbound lanes, and struck a second vehicle in the side. As a result of the collision, the driver of the first car was ejected from his vehicle.

June 11, 2004 - 2:43pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Some good news, finally to report about filling up at the pump.

After record-breaking highs a few weeks ago, gas prices are falling, and should hold for the majority of the summer. In Columbus, the average cost of gasoline today was $1.94; 16 cents lower than the end of May when it peaked at $2.10.

Experts say an increase of crude oil production by OPEC and a decrease in demand for gas after the holiday weekends is among the reasons for today’s drop.
June 11, 2004 - 2:38pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
With the heavy rains today, flash flooding plus warm temperatures equals potential for some very dangerous situations.

Many children like to play in the water, and on warmer days like today, moving water in rivers and streams can seem harmless but the water may be a lot deeper and stronger than it looks. Rescue teams urge parents to not let their children play in moving water.

Rescue teams also say let the professionals rescue someone from high water. A second person...
June 11, 2004 - 2:31pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
A South Zanesville man arrives home from Iraq just in time to see the birth of his baby boy.

Army Reserve Specialist Robert Kirkbride has been deployed in northern part of Iraq since December. Most of the other soldiers in his unit don’t get to come back to the U.S. but Kirkbride was granted a rare two-week leave home from the combat zone.

The timing for his leave was quite a gamble. With only two weeks here, Kirkbride thought he would get to spend very little time with...
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