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October 17, 2004 - 6:29pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Zanesville Knights of Columbus hosted their annual car show today at the Sunrise Center.

This is the fifth year the K of C has put on the car show. Dealers came from all over the area to show off all kinds of antique cars.

All proceeds from today's event benefit local charity organizations.
October 16, 2004 - 8:19pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Branch of the NAACP held their 36th annual Freedom Fund Banquet this evening at Hallowed Hills.


NAACP President Kenny Burke presented plaques and honored past presidents who dedicated years of their lives in the fight for civil rights.


Honorees included Charles Galloway, Richard Gilbert, Rev. W.C.T Ayres, Lee Martin and Connie Norman.

A new NAACP office branch will open in the next week, located at the Zanesville Civic League...
October 16, 2004 - 5:01pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Several people rocked out to local band HB 7 at Roctoberfest at Zanes Landing this afternoon.


Along with great music, food and beverage vendors were there, with all the proceeds going to the Carr Center.


This is the second year for the event.
October 16, 2004 - 10:56am
6 years 7 weeks ago
A young local man trying to put himself through college was called to serve his country in the war in Iraq. Unfortunately, Paul Mardis of Zanesville died last July after a roadside bomb struck his convoy just a few days after being deployed.

Today his family held a pancake breakfast in memory of the 25 year-old who served in the Army Special Forces Green Beret. Paul’s sister Sherri says Paul was studying criminology at a community college and one day hoped to transfer to a four-year...
October 16, 2004 - 10:45am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Local Girl Scout troops were busy today learning about nature and the environment. Over 55 Girl Scouts from the area came together to make bird feeders and bird boxes.

Volunteer Heather Nagy says, “We have troops from Mt. Vernon and one Zanesville troop. Older girls are running the activities. We have troops from Philo and Zanesville from first through sixth grade.”

Girl Scouts also participate in social projects. Recently they made care packages for children in Marietta...
October 15, 2004 - 11:39pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Two area men appeared in Judge Mark Fleegle's courtroom today.

According to Asst. Muskingum County Prosecuter Jim Workman, 63-year-old James W. Cornell of Zanesville pleaded guilty today to two counts of gross sexual imposition, a felony of the third degree.

The incidents that led to his arrest occurred from June of 2003 to August of 2003 in Zanesville at a Pine Street residence where the defendant admitted to inappropriate touching of a minor victim.

His bond...
October 15, 2004 - 11:25pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A recent robbery suspect has been located and is now in police custody.

According to Sgt. Detective Ric Roush with the ZPD, the suspect involved in the early morning robbery of the Exxon Tiger Mart on Underwood Street is now behind bars.

The suspect, 43-year-old Melvin E. Fields is currently locked up in the city jail, and is charged with one count aggravated robbery and one count theft.

Fields was arrested this morning at 2:25 without incident in a downtown...
October 15, 2004 - 11:20pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Fire officials have now ruled that yesterday's Union Baptist Church fire on 8th Street was in fact arson.

According to Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy, the fire was deliberate in nature.

Investigations revealed that the building was apparently buglarized as part of, or in conjunction with the arson.

A reward of up to five thousand dollars will be available for any information leading to the identification of the persons responsible for the fire.

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October 15, 2004 - 6:14pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Mac, Gizmo and Rex are part of the Licking County K-9 unit.

This week they received custom fit bullet- proof vests to protect them in the most dangerous of situations.


The vests are and protective goggles or doggles were donated to the department from the Ohio Police Training Academy and weigh anywhere from 5-7 pounds. They protect the dogs from .45 caliber weapons and are stab resistant.


Deputy Randy Morton says it is taking some time for the dogs...
October 15, 2004 - 3:19pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A local hospital is already making plans to move some administrative offices to the old Big Bear grocery store on the north end.

Genesis CEO Tom Sieber says Genesis Bethesda Hospital plans on moving about 100 employees to the new site in hopes of free up space in the parking lot.

The hospital also plans on tearing down two buildings on the Good Samaritan Campus. Sieber says the $3 million project should be completed by the end of the year. Right now they just plan on...
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