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October 23, 2005 - 3:50pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Local churches took part in the ninth annual Souper Bowl to raise money for local, non-profit organizations.

The even featured a luncheon, 50/50 raffle, and a Chinese auction.

Event organizer Yvonne Factor said the event was a chance to bring the community together. “We brought together 14 churches who are working hand in hand for God’s purpose, and to help those who are less fortunate.”

Aside from door receipts, the event also featured corporate sponsors...
October 23, 2005 - 3:49pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
An art display depicting theatrical expressions in fashion is now on display at the Zanesville Art Center.

The exhibition features costumes designed for theatrical productions, historic costumes, and contemporary custom-made apparel. “The Art Center since is reopened has not displayed a costume exhibition. So this is a first. It’s a little unusual, but these are all beautiful things,” commented Zanesville Art Center Director Susan Talbot-Stanaway.

The three exhibition...
October 22, 2005 - 12:33pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Local youths took part in Make A Difference Day.

The Red Cross Youth Corps put on a disaster preparedness presentation today at the South Zanesville Wal-Mart. The event also featured a blood drive, and a 50/50 raffle to help the local Red Cross.

Make A Difference Day is a national day of helping others. Each group project is then entered into a competition. “There are 10 winners, and they receive $10,000 for their organization. All the money is donated by the Paul...
October 22, 2005 - 12:32pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Salvation Army started their Coats for Kids give away today.

Families from all over Muskingum, Morgan and Perry counties took part in the annual event for needy families. “Our winters seem to be colder and colder, and we want to make sure that our kids and children are prepared, and are warm waiting for the bus,” said Captain Diane Campbell of the Salvation Army.

400 to 500 coats were given away today. Last year, the Salvation Army distributed over 800 coats...
October 21, 2005 - 4:25pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Flu season may not start until December, but it isn’t too early to get your yearly flu shot.

Vaccines are in at the Rambo Memorial Health Center in Zanesville, and starting Monday, October 24, the clinic will begin giving out free flu vaccines for Muskingum County Residents; but those from outside the county can also receive a vaccine for $15.

Cindy Harrison from Rambo Health Center says there’s no shortage in vaccines this year.

Since there is plenty of...
October 21, 2005 - 2:40pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A county-wide drug crackdown by local authorities continues as another search warrant on a suspected Zanesville city drug house was executed early this morning by the Muskingum County Drug Unit. Officials raided the residence at 441 Perry Lane in Zanesville.

According to reports out of the Sheriff's Office, the raid came as a result of an on-going investigation. In the bust, deputies recovered cocaine, in both rock and powder form, marijuana, and several types of pills.

October 21, 2005 - 1:48pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Asian Beetles have begun looking for a place to hibernate in area homes and businesses.

The beetles were brought to the US to help control insect problems in crops. ‘They were released about 25-30 years ago in the US in an effort to combat insects in some of the orchards in the southern part of the country. Unfortunately, they have migrated to other parts of the country and have become a nuisance,” said Mark Mechling, of the OSU Extension.

The beetles tend to come out...
October 21, 2005 - 1:41pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The United Way is trying a new, online approach to fulfilling their campaign goal of $1 million.

Local businesses have made donations for a new online auction. “This is an exciting new event that we came up with this year to try to raise money for this year’s United Way campaign,” said United Way volunteer Susan Lasure.

The auction features various items from 37 local businesses. Items include gift certificates, rounds of golf, to a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee. “I think...
October 21, 2005 - 10:49am
6 years 35 weeks ago
It could rain the better part of the weekend, so if you’re looking for something to do and stay dry, head to the Colony Square Mall for the Sports Memorabilia Collection Show.

There will be 25 tables filled with all kinds of items, including some great gift ideas. The show director, Don Dogwiler, says there will be a little something for everyone.

“The scale models, the die casts probably go for $500-$600. And then we have other pieces of memorabilia, autographed items...
October 21, 2005 - 10:43am
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Zanesville Fire Department is anticipating one of the most dangerous winters in years. And they say with the high heating costs, they can’t stop people from using alternative methods of heating. So we talked to Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy to get some dos and don’ts of home heating.

“We’ve seen a lot of people using the electric space heaters. We find that they try to plug into undersized extension cords and circuits that are not made for the heat producing device and that’...
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