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December 29, 2005 - 1:56pm
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Someone in our area has a warm feeling from great generosity…or a sinking feeling about a lost ring.

The Salvation Army is trying to figure out how a woman’s ring was found among the loose change and bills in one of its Red Christmas Kettles in Coshocton County.

Major James Fletcher won’t describe the setting or where it was dropped. He says he’s waiting for a caller to give the right description.

Several people have called describing other rings.
December 29, 2005 - 9:16am
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A Lancaster resident is dead and another was sent to the hospital after a car crash last night.

Officials with the Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol are still investigating the crash that happened just before 7 pm on Wednesday.

They say 70-year-old Ronald Allen of Lancaster didn’t yield at a stop sign on Pleasantville Road at State Route 37. He crashed into 19-year-old Kyle McCalla, also of Lancaster.

Crews took McCalla to Fairfield Medical Center....
December 28, 2005 - 6:10pm
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The face of Zanesville and Muskingum County is changing pretty fast these days…from the new north end retail development to the State Route 146-60 connector road project.

Now we have another change to tell you about. Remember the Maple Tree Plaza on Maple Avenue where the old Big Bear grocery store used to be.

Well, now the name has changed. It’s now the Clay City Center. Crews from Kessler Sign Company were out today putting up the new signage.

December 28, 2005 - 5:23pm
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New Year’s Eve is Saturday and ringing in the new year the proper way is important.

So you have to make sure you pick the right beverage to serve at your party, and champagne shows the evening is special.

“Wine is a drink that is meant o go with food, and beer is an every day drink, but champagne is up on that upper pedestal,” said Adam Crist of the Winerak.

A bottle of champagne ranges from a few dollars, to a few hundred, but a cheaper bottle doesn’t always...
December 28, 2005 - 5:16pm
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The New Year starts Sunday and many people are starting to pick a New Year’s resolution. One of the most popular is to exercise more.

But, most people don’t continue after their first few weeks of exercise.

Local physiologists offer this advice to make sure you continue your resolution.

They suggest setting realistic goals, such as starting small and working your way up.

Tara Poorman, an exercise physiologist says that exercise should be made a...
December 28, 2005 - 5:15pm
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One local college is seeing the benefits of a big increase in enrollment over the past few years.

Zane State has seen fall enrollment increase 9% in 2004 and 3% in 2005.

They credit a change in their name for just part of the increase. “It kind of changes our image with the name change. Also, offering a lot of quality programs and word is getting out that we can offer a quality education,” said John Charlton of Zane State College.

Charlton says the college...
December 28, 2005 - 3:25pm
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The Ohio Supreme Court today rejected a challenge to the 2004 election of former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder as Perry County auditor.

The unsigned five-nothing opinion upholds a February decision by Perry County Common Pleas Judge John Martin.

He had dismissed a lawsuit challenging the results by defeated incumbent Bill Crane, a democrat.

Martin ruled that 264 questionable votes were not enough to overturn the republican’s 277 vote victory.
December 28, 2005 - 12:41pm
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The Muskingum County Library System usually offers free Internet, DVD rentals and magazines, but budget cuts across the state have left them struggling for funding in 2006.

Almost all of the library’s funding comes from the state, but one representative says if the community doesn’t step forward to help, they will notice the difference.

“Some of the computers, some of the services, some of the titles they’re looking for won’t be available,” said Blair Tom of the Muskingum...
December 28, 2005 - 12:48am
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It was a special night at the Zanesville City Council meeting Tuesday, as officials from Slidell, Louisiana made their first visit to the Y-City to bring warm wishes and sincere thanks to the residents who live here.

Slidell's Mayor, Ben Morris and Chief of Police, Freddy Drennan are spending an entire week in Zanesville, the city they say has given them so much hope for the future.

Mayor Howard Zwelling presented them with a key to the city and a Y-City...
December 27, 2005 - 5:09pm
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In an effort to promote a safe holiday weekend, Yellow Taxi and Brown Distributing have teamed up to offer free cab rides on New Year’s Eve.

“From 6pm to 6am it’s free from the bars to home, so people aren’t out drinking and driving and getting into accident,” said Tammy Scott of Yellow Cab.

There are some limitations however. The free ride is only good from the bar to your home, and is only open to anyone in Zanesville. However, there will be a $5 discount to anyone...
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