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February 5, 2005 - 1:04pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Collectors and sellers from near and far came out today to take part in the 7th annual Basket Happening at the Zanesville Holiday Inn.

It’s a way to network with other basket collectors and to find that one special piece that you need to finish off your collection of Longabergers. It’s the 4th year Sandy Reed, from Xenia, Ohio, has come to look for the basket deals… and today she found one.

“Walked in and found the very basket I wanted, at a good price… it was $125, but...
February 5, 2005 - 12:57pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
If you happened to walk outside today, you may have noticed the unseasonably sunny skies and warm temperatures… and what better time than to wash your car?

The lines were long and the cars were dirty at eh Soft Cloth Car Wash on Maple this morning and everyone had the same goal in mind, to be able to see the true color of their car once again.

Owner John Thomas says it’s just that time of the year, “It’s almost like a spring day today and when you go out of the house, you...
February 4, 2005 - 6:49pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Tonight many community members came out to celebrate Groundhog Day, even though it was a few days after fact.

Tonight the Muskingum County Community Foundation joined hundreds of area residents to honor those who have made a difference in this community.

Several awards are being given out to those who have made a difference in our area. Executive Director Dave Mitzel says this is a special night for the Community Foundation as well.

"This is the 20th year...
February 4, 2005 - 4:25pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Students at Saint Nicholas School are learning life saving information at their very own Health Fair as part of Catholic Schools Week.


School Nurse Kathy Schmid says students look forward to this day all year long. Every 15 minutes they rotate through a variety of stations such as nutrition, fire safety, and hand washing.

Local health professionals and Junior High students helped out with teaching the kids about good habits.
February 4, 2005 - 4:21pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Ohio Department of Transportation says an area road is down to one lane thanks to this year’s flooding.

District 5 Deputy Director Chris Engle sys that a part of State Route 146 in Muskingum County is restricted to one lane.

The affected area is around 2 miles east of the Dillon Park entrance.

O-dot says part of the road has slipped and must be repaired. Traffic is maintained using temporary traffic signals.

No word on how long it will take to...
February 4, 2005 - 4:17pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A beetle in northwest Ohio and Michigan is being blamed for killing 12 million ash trees and researchers are hoping to trap the beetle before it infests more of the buckeye state.


The Emerald Ash Borer Beetle is only about the size of a paperclip but is causing big problems in Toledo and parts of Michigan. It’s feeding on and destroying millions of ash trees.

Researchers are hoping to combat the problem by trapping the insect to find the leading cause of infestation...
February 4, 2005 - 3:59pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
If you're a flood victim in Muskingum, Perry or Morgan County, here is some good news.

Today the Zanesville Salvation Army just received word that they are receiving a grant of $15,000 to help flood victims in the area.

"We just want people to know if they call the Salvation Army we will review their case and do all we can to try to help them. A lot of folks might not have had insurance or they had deductibles, so we want to try and fill in the gaps," says Major Les...
February 4, 2005 - 9:14am
6 years 7 weeks ago
A rare wintertime air pollution warning remains in effect throughout much of the state today.

Ground-level particles are hovering at unhealthy level for children, the elderly and anyone with breathing problems.

Those at risk are cautioned to stay indoors.
February 4, 2005 - 8:55am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Local fire crews were busy knocking down a house fire Wednesday evening at 314 Bailey Street in Zanesville.

Officials were called to the scene after a neighbor saw smoke and flames around 5:30 and called the fire in.
No one was home when the fire began.

Investigators believe the blaze may have sparked from a faulty electric furnace.

There were no injuries reported, however the family did lose their dog in the fire.
February 4, 2005 - 2:23am
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Zanesville City School District is on pins and needles awaiting the grand opening of their latest middle school.

According to Superintendant Mike Pockl, since last year crews have been busy working to build two new middle schools. One for Grover Cleveland students, the other one for Roosevelt Middle School students.

Tuesday, school officials took a tour of the new Grover Cleveland School to see how things were coming along and discovered that work is 75 to 80 percent...
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