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May 28, 2006 - 7:29pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
On this Memorial Day weekend it’s important to remember the sacrifices of our fallen heroes.

It is that spirit that Zanesville native and career Army officer Todd Ware presented the city with a special limited edition rendition of scenes from the war in Iraq.

The drawing was done by artist Jody Harmon and depicts a recon mission in Baghdad before the capture of Saddam Hussein.

It’s only one of 100 drawings done by the artist.

The city plans on...
May 27, 2006 - 8:34pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
If you want to add a little color to your front yard, but aren’t quite sure what to get or where to put it, now the plant bar at Wilson’s Garden Center has the answers to all your gardening questions.

You bring in the container, and Betsy Esparza tells you what you should do.

“We encourage you to come in, and I will show you the different plants that go together for sun or for shade. Or the different colors, just to give you a good idea of how things should go together....
May 27, 2006 - 8:29pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
You may have heard of a drive-in, but a fly-in?

That’s what dozens of pilots did today at the Riverside Airport in Zanesville.

Today was the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual pancake day.

The organization holds four pancake days throughout the summer months, and everything they bring in goes back to the airport.

“It goes to help maintain the air field here which we rent from the association that owns it. We help maintain the airport, the...
May 26, 2006 - 10:06pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Country music fans got a special treat tonight and also helped out a good cause.

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Lie held a benefit concert at Philo High School.

The concert featured country music artist Adam D. Tucker.

A West Virginia native, Tucker says he enjoys the intimate atmosphere of a small venue.

“It always humbles you when you do a lot of shows in front of thousands of people and some times at benefits there might be only 25, 50...
May 26, 2006 - 6:06pm
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It’s something not many people have the chance to do; today Edwin Lutz celebrated the big 100.

Edwin has lived in Zanesville all his life.

He and his wife Josephine have been married sixty-nine years and have two children, six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

One of Edwin’s most vivid memories is his first camping trip to Mammoth Cave.

Edwin witnessed the Challenger explosion, helped build the Memorial...
May 26, 2006 - 2:33pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A warning for those of you planning on drinking and driving tonight…you better think again before getting behind the wheel of your car.

The Zanesville Highway Patrol announced that troopers along with deputies from the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office will be manning a sobriety checkpoint.

It’s funded by fines from impaired drivers and from the federal government.

Troopers today announced that the checkpoint will be on State Route 60 south in Wayne Township...
May 26, 2006 - 2:10pm
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A skull found in a creek earlier this week has been identified as that of a five year old Zanesville native who disappeared a year a half ago.

Police in Madison Township in southern Franklin County says state investigators have identified the remains of Emily Rimel through D-N-A.

A Rimel family acquaintance named Lindsey Bruce is now serving 10 years in prison for kidnapping the girl, but he has not been charged in her death.

Emily was last seen at her home...
May 26, 2006 - 10:33am
7 years 11 weeks ago
Making funding available to communities around the country is a great way the Government is helping solve local problems, but all that might be changing after a new proposed plan.

The Bush Administration has proposed requiring cities like Zanesville to meet developmental goals to continue receiving community block grants.

Meg Deedrick from the Community Development office says she is not so much worried about a community like Zanesville but she is worried about the over...
May 26, 2006 - 7:46am
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Officials have identified the body of a man found in a burned car in Perry County earlier this month.

Sheriff Baker says 54-year-old Mark P. Barrett, of Medina, was the victim of the crash at Amish Ridge Road and Cooperrider Road on May 8th.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation was called in to investigate, but are not releasing the cause. Barrett had driven his truck into a tree causing it to burst into flames.

The coroner says no foul play is suspected....
May 25, 2006 - 11:55pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A co-defendant in a major county drug case entered a plea in court Thursday to her role in the crime.

According to the Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office, 23-year-old Kelli Wells of Zanesville, pleaded guilty to four felony counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, specifically oxycontin.

The charges stem from Wells filling forged prescriptions written by Richard Bochin of Roseville, who is facing 30 counts of illegal processing of drug documents and...
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