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July 18, 2005 - 10:53am
6 years 24 weeks ago
The latest Harry Potter book has already broken sales records. JK Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” sold 6.9 million copies in its first 24 hours. So, how did local bookstores fare during its release?

Officials with Waldenbooks in the Colony Square Mall say there was a wait list for the much-anticipated book for almost a year. It’s the 6th volume in a series of seven.

Manager Steve Matson says their home office sent equipment and activity ideas for the...
July 17, 2005 - 8:46pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Keeping a close family bond is very important for the relatives of those who settled right here in Muskingum county nearly 200 years ago.

Members of the Lett family came from all over the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico to spend their weekend in Zanesville.

The reunion brought in close to 300 relatives to share history, memories and fun.

The oldest local relative Charles Lett remembers his first reunion.

"The first one I went to I was five...
July 17, 2005 - 2:34pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The threat of rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the seniors celebrating a special event at Zane Landing Park.

Today marked the second annual Senior Fest, a celebration marking the accomplishments and victories of our oldest citizens.

According to event organizer, Janie Malloy, today’s event was designed to honor those who don’t get a lot of acknowledgement. “There’s not a whole lot for seniors to do, so we thought we’d do something special for them, to give back to them...
July 17, 2005 - 2:25pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Crowds braved muskets, cannons, and gunfire to get a firsthand look at history. And they got to experience this historic event only inches from the action.

Today’s weather was perfect for Roscoe Village’s Civil War Reenactment. More than 800 spectators braved the noise, dust and gunfire to get a first hand glance at a real battle. According to Fred Priebe, who played President Abraham Lincoln at today’s event, crowds learned a lot about the perils of war from watching a real life...
July 16, 2005 - 10:23pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Friends and family of one area man worked hard to bring the community together tonight to help support they’re loved one who is currently recovering from a severe accident.

Kenny Longshore of Frazeysburg was severely injured and his girlfriend of 4yrs. was killed after they struck a deer on their motorcycle nearly two months ago.

Longshore was in a coma for a short period of time and was hospitalized for just over a month.

"The community has really pulled...
July 16, 2005 - 11:39am
6 years 24 weeks ago
A history lesson is on display at the Newton Township Fire House this weekend, with hundreds of years of ritual, entertainment and art to learn from.

Today marked the sixth annual inter-tribal pow-wow at the fire station. Dancers, vendors and performers from all over the country came to Muskingum County to take part in the festivities. According to tribe member, Teressa Temple, visitors will see an assortment of Native American activities. They’re going to see all kinds of Native...
July 16, 2005 - 11:30am
6 years 24 weeks ago
There was something for every pottery lover at the Pritchard Laughlin Center in Cambridge this week. There was a lot of history to be learned from the event as well.

Thousands of people from both coasts flew or drove to take part in this week’s pottery lover’s festival held at the center. According to show manager, Jen Stofft, there was a lot to see at this year’s event. “There is a wide variety of pottery and all the makers. We’re basically located in Ohio and in this particular...
July 16, 2005 - 11:21am
6 years 24 weeks ago
Imagine enjoying the long, summer days with your new best friend. Well, you can get a new furry pal at the Animal Shelter Society.

If you stop in, take a look at Silky, one of the dogs available for adoption. According to shelter volunteer, Mary Swingle, Silky is a great dog for an active lifestyle. “Silky is an Elkhound. She’s two-and-a half, and loves people. She would not be good around kids that are eight-years-old and under, but she would be good with older kids. She is a...
July 15, 2005 - 5:03pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Today was a day of honor and dedication in one area city as officials presented a brand new facility to those who work hard to keep the streets of their city safe.

The Newark division of police held a ceremony to present a brand new building police headquarters at 39 South Fourth Street in Newark.

The dedication began with the posting of colors, pledge of allegiance and invocation.

Chief of Police Darrel Pennington says there are many people who made the opening...
July 15, 2005 - 4:31pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
After nearly two months of searching for the perfect fit for one very important position, a local organization announced today that they have appointed a new leader and a familiar face in Zanesville.

Officials with the local branch of the United Way announced today the appointment of their new Executive Director of the facility, Jack McClelland.

McClelland has spent the past five years as Executive Director at Eastside Ministries in Zanesville.

He says he is...
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