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August 14, 2004 - 7:53pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
There is a sense of nostalgia in the air this weekend at the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club.

Boaters from as far as Alabama, Illinois, Michigan, and all over the buckeye state, to view 50 antique classics on display, some dating back to the early 1930’s. 95% of them are wooden boats.


Judges look at originality, exterior condition, and over all appearance of the boats.
The regatta runs through Sunday and admission is free.
August 14, 2004 - 10:24am
5 years 51 weeks ago
It was no waste of time for people that came to the annual household hazardous waste collection day at OUZ.

People got rid of dangerous household and automotive items.

The main goal is to properly dispose the items so people don’t pour these things down their own drains at home.

They do this every year during the second week of August
August 14, 2004 - 10:21am
5 years 51 weeks ago
Plenty of people began their day today in downtown Zanesville at the 32nd Farmers Market to feast on lost of fresh veggies and other goodies.

Normally, the market is at the fairgrounds, but because of the Muskingum County Fair they moved it to Market Street.

They will return back to the fairgrounds when the fair is over.
August 13, 2004 - 4:50pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Office reports tonight-additional sightings of a lion that’s still on the loose. These recent sightings have been in the Fultonham/ White Cottage area.

Callers report a deer and a goat have been injured and or attacked by some large cat-like animal, frightening several people in surrounding neighborhoods.


WHIZ found large lion-size looking paw prints in the White Cottage area. Deputy Wes Elson from the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office says...
August 13, 2004 - 2:57pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
A lot of people were “teed” off today, but for a good reason at the third annual Jaycees/Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing.

President of Jaycees Golf Course Brent Kappes says, "proceeds will go towards community projects that we do throughout the year."

More than one hundred golfers came out for the event. Last year they raised about $4,000 this year they hope to do the same.
August 13, 2004 - 2:50pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
The first ever kids fest from this past weekend was a huge success and today Big Brothers Big Sisters and Pick ‘N save celebrated the more than fourteen hundred dollars they raised for the organization.

The money will help more kids find a “Big” to spend time with.

There are about 60 additional kids looking for a Big Brother or a Big Sister.
August 13, 2004 - 2:39pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
The deadline is quickly approaching if you would like to get some free shoes from the Lace up for Kids Campaign.

Monday is the final day to fill out applications and anyone can swing by their office on Putnam Avenue to get one.

If you have an old pair of tennis shoes there is still time to donate them. You ca drop them off at any Wendy’s or at WHIZ.
August 13, 2004 - 2:35pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
The South Zanesville man who allegedly tried to get two young Zanesville girls in his car this past weekend appeared in Municipal Court today.

37-year-old Charles Butcher entered a not guilty plea on both counts of child enticement.

Zanesville Detective Randy Ritchason says, “he is being held in the city jail on a $100,000 bond.”

Also in Municipal Court today wee both of the men who fled from Wednesday’s shooting on South Luck Avenue. Ryan Saxton and Daniel...
August 12, 2004 - 4:20pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
The South Zanesville man, now in police custody for enticing two young girls under the age of ten, is the same man authorities say who once followed a West Muskingum School Bus.

37-year-old Charles butcher allegedly tried to make the young girls ages seven and nine get into his car in the Putnam area on Madison Street over the weekend.

Zanesville Police Detective Randy Ritchason says the girls did the smart thing and were able to get away from the man and told someone to...
August 12, 2004 - 4:13pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
The two men who fled on foot after a shooting on South Luck Avenue are now in police custody and face charges from Wednesday’s incident.

Authorities say the shooting at this time appears to be accidental, but both of the men, Ryan Saxton and Daniel Goss will be facing charges tomorrow in municipal court.

It isn’t clear why the pair left the scene after their friend had been shot.

The victim of the shooting, 25 year-old Aaron Willet, is still in the hospital.
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