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October 23, 2004 - 11:14am
6 years 3 weeks ago
More than 50 families came out to the Zanesville Salvation Army for their annual Coats For Kids Give-away.

Case Manager Nancy Landerman says kids from age one to high school were able to take home a new coat. Landerman says this type of generosity is what makes our community such a great place to live.

The Salvation Army collected more than 500 coats in the last month and a half.
October 23, 2004 - 11:09am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Today was "Make a Difference Day" and to celebrate local volunteers and students came out to fix up and old historical site in Zanesville.

Grover-Cleveland students and the Leadership Club did their part in making a difference in our community today--they even got a little history lesson.

"This was the house of Nelson P. Gant, a former slave from Virginia who settled here and became a respected person," says Dr. Anita Jackson.

Jackson says once the house is...
October 22, 2004 - 6:50pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A major break in the investigation into an arson fire at a downtown Zanesville church.
Detective Ric Roush today announced that police have a man in custody in connection with the fire at Union Baptist Church on 8th Street.


Detective Roush says 30-year-old Troy Hyson of Zanesville is charged with one count each of Arson, breaking and entering and possession of criminal tools.


Roush says Hyson was actually arrested on October 15th on charges not related to...
October 22, 2004 - 5:09pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Muskingum College is celebrating a new addition to their campus.


A dedication ceremony was held today for an 11.3 million dollar communications building.
The Phillip and Betsey Caldwell Hall was named for the couple for their generosity and dedication to Muskingum College.

The building consists of a grand theater, radio and television stations, many classrooms and faculty offices. It sits as a central focal point for the college.

The new building is...
October 22, 2004 - 2:39pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Earning free money for college has never been so easy.

If you or someone you know could use a $1,000 scholarship for college, you may want to take notes.

The Muskingum County Community Foundation is giving away $1,000 to anyone who goes to high school in Muskingum County, even if you already graduated.

The scholarship is given as a grant from the Sojourner's Care Network as a way to honor Higher Education Day.

In order to qualify, students must attend...
October 22, 2004 - 2:31pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The United Way had their hands full of soap and water as they took part in their annual car wash.

Co-interim director Marcie White says despite this morning's gloomy weather, they had a good turnout.

"The folks at Rex donate all this to us. We have volunteers that come in and help dry the vehicles. They work right alongside Rex employees," says White.

All proceeds from today's event go to the Muskingum, Morgan and Perry County United Way agencies.
October 22, 2004 - 2:28pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
In order to give students a realistic perspective of the Civil War, the Muskingum Christian Academy held a Civil War reenactment as part of their Friday enrichment program.

Students learned about everything from food they ate to the weaponry that was used in the war. Several students actually dressed up in the traditional clothing of the late 1800's.

School administrators say today's activity is a good way for students to learn about what life was like years ago and that...
October 22, 2004 - 11:05am
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department officially welcomed their new Health Commissioner today.

Corey Hamilton is replacing long-standing commissioner Robert Titko, who is retiring at the end of this year.

She says she Titko will be a hard act to follow, but she’s looking forward to the challenge, “I’ve learned some things about public health administration that I really thought would benefit the community, and I’m really anxious to have an opportunity to come...
October 22, 2004 - 10:58am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Tomorrow is “Make A Difference Day,” and the American Red Cross has one idea of how you can help.

They are hosting an emergency blood drive in order to replenish their supply. Executive Director for the American Red Cross, Dan Hartman, says it’s important to give the gift of life.

“Tomorrow is Make A Difference Day” and it’s a great opportunity for people to go out and do something wonderful, and having an emergency bloodmobile fit right in. So, we’re encouraging...
October 22, 2004 - 12:13am
6 years 3 weeks ago
It was a special night for area women and their families who've been battling breast cancer.

Genesis Women's Services presented a free program featuring entertainment, speeches and information on treatment options for cancer patients in our region.

Local health officials say knowledge is a powerful weapon in the fight against breast cancer and knowing more about the disease eases the fears for those trying to overcome it.

Since it is also breast cancer awareness...
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