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June 11, 2006 - 5:01pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A Chandlersville family was left homeless Sunday after a fire destroyed their home.

It happened around 3:30 p.m. at 9990 Chandlersville Rd.

Fire crews from Wayne Township, Harrision Township, New Concord and Cumberland responded to the blaze.

“We when got here the fire was through the roof of the house,” Chief Don Alexander of the Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department said. “It was pretty much fully involved.”

No one was injured in the blaze....
June 11, 2006 - 4:37pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Although it is called the Hot Air Balloon Festival, there was definitely more to do this weekend than watch the balloons.

Carnival rides, fair food and lots and lots of activities filled the weekend agenda at the fairgrounds.

One of them is the kiddie tractor pull; 10-year-old Alex Drake and 8-year-old Blake Williams beat out the competition to take home the trophy.

Kids 13 and under who weight less than 105 pounds could participate in the tractor pull....
June 11, 2006 - 4:27pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
For 25 years balloonists from all around the state fly in to Coshocton for the Hot Air Balloon Festival, and this weekend they did it again.

Around 30 balloonists came back to the fairgrounds for a little friendly competition.

“It’s a great challenge, where you fly to a target which is literally an X someplace. You have a small baggie with a six foot streamer, and the idea is trying to maneuver your balloon as close as possible over to the center of the X without...
June 10, 2006 - 1:23pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Cake, comic book superheroes, cars and music were all part of a birthday celebration at the Colony Square Mall.

Festivities lasted all day today.

There was enough cake for 800 people.

Comic book super hero Wolverine greeted kids.

And people showed of their cars at a cruise in while local bands entertained the crowds.

The events were all part of the mall's way of saying thank you to the community.

"The community has been so great...
June 10, 2006 - 11:47am
7 years 11 weeks ago
Leather-clad bikers gathered at Fink’s Harley Davidson this afternoon.

They may look tough but the bikers were there for a good cause.

The bikers are part of “Bikers for Christ” and are holding “Bikerfest Weekend” which started Friday.

Today’s event was a benefit ride to help out a little girl.

“We are trying to raise money for a five year old local girl,” Troy Young said. “All the money that we get today will go to her and her family to help them...
June 10, 2006 - 11:36am
7 years 11 weeks ago
It was Pomp and Circumstance at the campus of Zane State College today.

The college held it’s 36th Annual Commencement Ceremony at Littick Hall.

Nearly 260 students received their associate certificates during the ceremony.

Close to 2000 friends and family packed the hall to witness their achievement.

But for some of the students today’s graduation is just the beginning.

“We are really pleased that some of them go on for additional...
June 9, 2006 - 10:53pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A burglary call leads local authorities to execute a drug sweep of a home in Zanesville.

According to Detective Sergeant Matt Lutz with The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office, when deputies responded to a possible burglary in progress Sunday night at 2900 Pioneer Circle, they located three suspects at the scene, however upon a protective sweep of the home they located some other things.

Deputies observed a bag of marijuana in one of the rooms. A search warrant...
June 9, 2006 - 4:57pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Local fire officials say a fire early Thursday morning was an accident.

Investigators determined that a lamp that overheated caused the fire at 1203 Devon Street.

“We were able to determine the fire started in a book shelf that had been installed between the living room and the kitchen apparently had a table lamp on that set of shelving,” Chief Lacy said.

He says the owner of the house, Howard Devoll, left the lamp on while he was out of town.

June 9, 2006 - 4:50pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
After 20 years with Genesis Healthcare System, VP of Organizational Development, Chuck Hunter announced he is retiring.

Hunter says now is the time to go, and as for future plans he is leaving his schedule book open.

“I like to think and hope that God has work for me left to do. Basically I’m leaving my opportunities open, don’t plan to work in a full-time capacity, but don’t plant to sit on a rocking chair,”

Hunter plans to work through the year.
June 9, 2006 - 11:16am
7 years 11 weeks ago
Earlier this week we were the first to tell you about a new residential and retail plan for the north end of town.

More details were released today at the Inn At Eaglesticks to city and county officials on the growing plans and also how developers decided on the Muskingum County area.

With several assessments and the planning of Dr. James Baugh, a “lifestyle” center such as NorthPointe Falls turned out to be just what southeaster Ohio needs.

Dr. James Baugh, “I...
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