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January 22, 2006 - 5:11pm
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The ultimate award was given out today to a worthy Boy Scout member.

The Eagle Award is given every year to a Boy Scout who possesses the traits of a true leader.

Edward Danko is the recipient this year, and Committee Chairman James Kannal says he possesses all of the traits of a true Eagle winner.

Kannal says leadership, character, and self discipline is what goes into being an Eagle.

Kannal says Boy Scouts is the perfect...
January 22, 2006 - 2:17pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
A hot lunch brought people in from the cold this afternoon to Grace United Methodist Church for a good cause.

The recipient this year for the benefit was Pierce Street Community Center where Pastor Sands says Zanesville youth can always have a place to go.

The Pastor commented that the center works hard on peer mentoring and teaching youth skills that they can use later on in life.

Every year all of the area Methodist Churches get together and...
January 21, 2006 - 2:22pm
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Brides, pageant queens and prom goers were all out today at the Muskingum County Welcome Center to view the latest fashion and all things bridal.

Southeastern Ohio’s largest bridal, prom and pageant show was held today in downtown Zanesville.

The show included a fashion show and over 60 vendors displaying their best products for every important event.

Susan Hoskisson a contributor to the show said they had 62 vendors and both up and down stairs of the welcome...
January 21, 2006 - 2:15pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
An event to support men and women’s basketball had children of all ages out at OUZ today.

The University’s Athletic Department hosted a kid’s day during the Tracers basketball game.

The teams took on OU Chillicothe. Kids enjoyed the day of fun with prizes and games.

Lonny Jarrett, the coach of the girls basketball team says not only do kids get to see a great game but they get a chance to win prizes such as throw back jerseys and basketballs.

January 21, 2006 - 11:04am
6 years 46 weeks ago
A local business is saying goodbye tonight to a town that they have called home for over 85 years.

The army Navy Store on Main Street is closing its doors and they are determined to get rid of everything for cheap

Things like men’s clothing, shoes, and blankets will all be for sale for prices as low as they can go.

Ed Levison, the owner of Army Navy Store says he is having big sales because he needs to clear everything out by February so they...
January 20, 2006 - 5:36pm
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While local law enforcement prepares for any kind of terror alert, some residents say they’re not worried because they don’t think a terrorist would attack an area like Muskingum County.

“We’re too far away from anything they would blow up,” said Jake Allen of Newark.

But while some people say they don’t worry about terrorism coming to Zanesville, other think Osama Bin Laden is too big a threat to ignore.

“They’ve been chasing him for years and...
January 20, 2006 - 5:28pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
Bad economic news for the state… Unemployment rates have gone up. In Muskingum County the rate is now at 7.5%.

That’s almost two points higher than the state average. And as some people are out of jobs, the supervisor at the Muskingum County Opportunity Center says even some people who are already employed are going through a job search.

“They’re trying to find better jobs. They don’t have benefits. They’re looking for a job that does have benefits,” said...
January 20, 2006 - 5:23pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
Drivers beware. The AAA says our state is one of the worst for crashes involving young drivers.

Statistics show that teen drivers caused more than a third of fatalities over a ten-year period. Now the auto club is supporting a bill in the Ohio legislature that would change the graduations of Ohio licensing. Bill Porter from the Zanesville AAA explains the changes.

“It would more their permit age from 15 and a half to 16. Their driving [age would change]...
January 20, 2006 - 12:30pm
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In a recent audio tape released on Thursday of Osama Bin Laden threatening future attacks on American soil, many may ask what kind of enforcements efforts our local officials here in Zanesville are doing to prepare if an attack were to happen.

Chief Lambes of the Zanesville Police Department says they are concerned with the recent threat and are paying more attention to strange vehicles in the area and to things that are out of the norm.

Even though the terrorists tend to...
January 19, 2006 - 11:42pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
A Zanesville teen is in custody after leading officers on a high speed chase Wednesday night on the south side of Cambridge.

According to police reports, an officer running radar on Southgate Parkway observed a vehicle driven by an unidentified juvenile traveling at a high rate of speed.

Several Cambridge PD units as well as State Highway Patrol Troopers joined in the pursuit, as the teen reached speeds in excess of 125 miles per hour.

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