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May 16, 2004 - 4:33pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
1out of every 8 babies will be born premature.

It is for that reason that the March of Dimes continues to research the cause of premature births.

And today the Muskingum County March of Dimes at Riverside Park showed just how many people were out walking for a great cause.

Premature birth has also affected our very own Courtney Coleman who is this year’s Ambassador Mother for Licking and Muskingum Counties.

Last year, the Muskingum County March of...
May 16, 2004 - 4:33pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
We’ve all seen them- Simon Paula, Randi and the American Idol wanna bee’s, but a taste of what it feels like to be Kelly, Rueben or Clay may be closer then you think.

We may be far from the American Idol studios, but the same live action that can be seen there can be seen here too for the first ever Y-City Star. The WHIZ Media Group as well as the Zanesville Times Recorder and LeVeck Entertainment and Productions wants to see if you have what is takes this summer to be our very own...
May 16, 2004 - 4:19pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
An independent candidate running for a seat as a Muskingum County Commissioner officially declared his candidacy today.

46-year-old David Crawford of Freyesberg says he is running for Dorothy Montgomery’s spot.

Three people including Crawford plan on running for the same position. Crawford has been married for 22 years and has three kids.
May 16, 2004 - 4:11pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
It was a bad way to end a camping vacation for one couple sending one person to the hospital.

The driver of a pick –up truck hauling a camper apparently slid into the side of a house at the corner of Ridge and Brighton after hitting another vehicle this afternoon on the way home from the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.

The driver of the second vehicle was taken to the hospital. As for the driver of the pick up he got a ticket for running a red light and must face his...
May 16, 2004 - 1:54pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
There was a lot of clowin around in Newark Saturday.

Over 300 clowns filled Newark’s downtown for Clown Town, an annual tradition that includes a parade, a petting zoo, a lot of signing and dancing and of course…CLOWNS!

There wasn’t one frown today at Clown Town, both kids and adults enjoyed the variety of free entertainment provided by the jolly performers.

The clowns came from all over the country, most of them volunteers who go to children’s hospitals and...
May 15, 2004 - 2:51pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Today officially marks the Grand Opening of the National Ceramic Museum and Heritage Center.

Today’s opening invites all pottery enthusiasts to enjoy local art programs at the museum.

Anyone who wanted to join the first ever Appalachian Pottery Guild received a special plaque with the pottery logo on it.

Former or retired pottery employees also got a chance to make a tile with their name and the company’s to be placed permanently in the museum.
May 15, 2004 - 2:46pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
It was a good turnout for the first ever deaf awareness festival held at the North Terrace Church of Christ.

People from both the deaf and hearing communities got a chance to see how to better educate themselves about hearing loss.

Director and CEO for the Columbus based company, John Moore, along with his interpreter Jennifer Kruzan says they want Southeastern Ohioans to know what choices they have if hearing loss affects them or someone they know.

They were...
May 15, 2004 - 2:39pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Guernsey County celebrated Armed Forces Day today in a very special way.

Congressman Bob Ney and State senator Joy Padgett as well as Cambridge city officials honored the many soldiers who have served in the military since September 11th.

The local VFW hosted today’s event and says it is something they hope to do every year on Armed Forces Day.

Judge David Ellwood also spoke at today’s event.
May 14, 2004 - 8:37pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
For travelers on State Route 146 late Friday afternoon, it might have been slow-going.

According to Trooper Jeff Fowler with the Zanesville State Highway Patrol, at around 5:46 47-year-old Neva Norris of Caldwell was driving east on SR 146 when she lost control at a curve at Osborn Road, slid off the left side of the road and broadsided a tree.

Trooper Fowler says the road was wet at the time of the crash. Norris was trapped inside her vehicle. She was quickly extricated...
May 14, 2004 - 7:51pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
The clerk who filed a false police report to a robbery at the Duke and Duchess Station on Blue Avenue was in court Friday.

According to court documents, 18-year-old Brandon Shoemaker appeared in the Zanesville Municipal Court facing one count of falsification, to which he plead guilty.

Documents show that for his plea, Shoemaker will spend 30 days in jail and he must pay $150.

The falsification charge stems from Shoemaker telling police Wednesday morning that he...
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