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May 5, 2006 - 10:30am
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Business professionals from across Muskingum County came together today to join over 600 other cities across the U.S. for the largest leadership event of 2006.

Hosted by the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce and Coburn United Methodist Church, the event was made possible by a live satellite link from Atlanta, Georgia.

Leaders and best-selling authors like Kathy Ireland and Archie and Payton Manning were among those speaking from Atlanta. Pastor Dennis Baker...
May 4, 2006 - 9:26pm
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Model car enthusiasts will be gathering this weekend to share their love of the hobby.

The “Y” City Scale Modelers will be holding an open house on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will also be free models for the kids to build and take home.

They hope the event will spark an interest in modeling in young and old alike.

Enthusiasts say building models takes a certain personality.

“Most of us are perfectionists,” club president Gene...
May 4, 2006 - 6:19pm
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Muskingum County Commissioners spent the afternoon hundreds of envelopes during their meeting today.

The envelopes contained bids for surplus items up for auction by the county.

Sixty lots went up for sale this time around.

Items ranged from patrol cars to computer equipment, even an old jukebox.

“This is becoming more economical way for the county to dispose of unwanted material,” County Commissioner Don Madden said.

Bidders can view the...
May 4, 2006 - 3:04pm
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The funeral arrangements for a United States Marine killed in Japan have now been finalized.

22-year-year-old Benjamin Rush was hit by a train in Okinawa.

The Snouffer funeral home will be handling the arrangements.

Calling hours will be Wednesday May 10th from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The funeral will be held at Coburn United Methodist Church at 1:00 on Thursday.

Rush will be laid to rest with...
May 4, 2006 - 1:19pm
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Reverence and prayer brought the community together to celebrate an 18-year tradition.

In celebration of the National Day of Prayer Mayor Howard Zwelling, County Commissioners, and community members gathered in front of the Court House to pray for the freedom five.

“We wanted to pry for Government Leaders, media leaders, for families and for others.“

This day of prayer has been going on now for 18 years and Pastor Baker says with the turn out this year it’s not...
May 4, 2006 - 12:20pm
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It’s a day of learning and also understanding of Ohio’s history for students at West Muskingum Middle School.

Bomb explosions, butter churning, and sheep sheering were all apart of “Buckeye Days,” a chance for teachers, parents and community members to come together to teach the youth about Ohioans way back when.

Bill Clark, 6th grade teacher; “This is a way to show what it was like back in pioneer times also time to experience hands on activities and also have a lot of...
May 4, 2006 - 12:15pm
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A house exploded in Zanesville this morning.

It happened around 10:30 at 618 Locust Avenue. It blew out most of the windows in the home.

Zanesville Police and Fire Departments along with Community Ambulance responded to the scene.

Chief Dave Lacy says the cause of the explosion is a can of spray paint that was placed on the rangetop of an electric range.

“There were some occupants in the house and they were not injured."

Chief Lacy...
May 3, 2006 - 9:09pm
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Zanesville High School students received an all too real reality check Wednesday about the dangers of drunk driving.

WHIZ’s Atish Baidya has more.

A horrific scene at Zanesville High School, a head on collision involving a drunk driver.

Rescue crews need the Jaws of Life to remove the injured from the twisted metal and broken glass.

A victim’s parent overwhelmed with emotion.

And for one student it is too late.

The scene is...
May 3, 2006 - 3:58pm
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Some local high school students were caught driving drunk this morning, but they didn’t have a drop of alcohol in their systems.


The students donned beer goggles that simulate the effects of driving under the influence.


It was all part of the Muskingum County Sheriff’s effort to teach students the dangers of drinking and driving, a message they say is especially important before the prom.


Two juniors that drove the course took out several cones...
May 3, 2006 - 12:11pm
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The 6th annual American Red Cross “No Show Ball” went off without a hitch, and without any guests, of course.

The event is aimed at raising money for disasters by collecting donations from people around the community. Organizers also gave out a few big prizes in a raffle drawing.

Chairperson Susan McCollister says, “Even though it was a no-show ball, and no one came, no one went to Chicago, we all had a good time, but we got a lot of donations, around $10,000 worth. The...
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