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May 5, 2006 - 9:31pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Zanesville High School celebrated their prom tonight.

The theme: Moonlit Cruise.

No prom is complete without a grand march, a chance for prom-goers to show of their fashions, like duct-taped tuxes and dresses, to almost nothing at all.

It is also a chance to make an entrance, be it rolling up in a party rental truck filled with balloons to hopping out of the car’s trunk; prom is all about fun.

“We wanted to be funny,” said Nolan Larry, who jumped out...
May 5, 2006 - 6:21pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Lorena Sternwheeler is a landmark here in the Y City and this year it’s under new management.

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Welcome Center is taking over the management of the boat and they are hoping to make it bigger and better this summer.

“We are promoting a little more programs,” Capt. Bill Page said. “More music on board the boat and we now have dinner cruises.”

The change is management has received a lot of support from the community including the...
May 5, 2006 - 6:02pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
It is an image that many Philo High School students won’t be able to erase from their mind, and that was the plan.

Today Philo juniors and seniors watched an elaborate mock crash scenario.

Local fire departments, E.M.S, state highway patrol and even Med-Flight came together to shoe the teens what could happen if they drink behind the wheel.

Junior Brittany Flynn was impressed by the efforts of her classmates.

“Yeah, definitely, it’s kind of like the...
May 5, 2006 - 6:01pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Rhinos, camels and zebras and all in your backyard, well, almost.

The Wilds Animal Preserve in Cumberland is kicking-off another season.

The park officially opens to adventurers tomorrow at 10 o’clock.

You can catch a glimpse of a new baby Indian rhino, giraffes or maybe some gazelles, and none of them will be behind glass.

“Essentially, when you come to The Wilds, you are getting an experience that you do not get at a zoo, at a zoo you are seeing...
May 5, 2006 - 11:30am
7 years 7 weeks ago
Duncan Falls Elementary is curious about books and about reading this week.

Teachers, community members, and students took time out to learn about “Right to read” and with this year’s theme “Get Curious About Reading” kids of all ages dressed up as their favorite book character to understand the importance of literacy.

With a different activity each day, students were constantly entertained about reading and teachers hope that interest will continue through their lifetime...
May 5, 2006 - 10:30am
7 years 7 weeks ago
Business professionals from across Muskingum County came together today to join over 600 other cities across the U.S. for the largest leadership event of 2006.

Hosted by the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce and Coburn United Methodist Church, the event was made possible by a live satellite link from Atlanta, Georgia.

Leaders and best-selling authors like Kathy Ireland and Archie and Payton Manning were among those speaking from Atlanta. Pastor Dennis Baker...
May 4, 2006 - 9:26pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Model car enthusiasts will be gathering this weekend to share their love of the hobby.

The “Y” City Scale Modelers will be holding an open house on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will also be free models for the kids to build and take home.

They hope the event will spark an interest in modeling in young and old alike.

Enthusiasts say building models takes a certain personality.

“Most of us are perfectionists,” club president Gene...
May 4, 2006 - 6:19pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Muskingum County Commissioners spent the afternoon hundreds of envelopes during their meeting today.

The envelopes contained bids for surplus items up for auction by the county.

Sixty lots went up for sale this time around.

Items ranged from patrol cars to computer equipment, even an old jukebox.

“This is becoming more economical way for the county to dispose of unwanted material,” County Commissioner Don Madden said.

Bidders can view the...
May 4, 2006 - 3:04pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The funeral arrangements for a United States Marine killed in Japan have now been finalized.

22-year-year-old Benjamin Rush was hit by a train in Okinawa.

The Snouffer funeral home will be handling the arrangements.

Calling hours will be Wednesday May 10th from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The funeral will be held at Coburn United Methodist Church at 1:00 on Thursday.

Rush will be laid to rest with...
May 4, 2006 - 1:19pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Reverence and prayer brought the community together to celebrate an 18-year tradition.

In celebration of the National Day of Prayer Mayor Howard Zwelling, County Commissioners, and community members gathered in front of the Court House to pray for the freedom five.

“We wanted to pry for Government Leaders, media leaders, for families and for others.“

This day of prayer has been going on now for 18 years and Pastor Baker says with the turn out this year it’s not...
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