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October 10, 2004 - 3:38pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
For over forty years, local churches have joined together to raise money for people in crisis around the world and in Muskingum County. Today they held their annual Crop Walk at the Zane Landing Park in Zanesville.

"We have a variety of churches representing all denominations. Our goal is to have 20 different churches or organizations. Last year we had 17 so I hope we will achieve that goal today," says Reginald Martin.

Organizers hope to raise $15,000 from today's event...
October 10, 2004 - 3:29pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
October is national pregnancy and infant loss awareness month. To raise awareness the "Healing After Infant Loss" program is hosting the Genesis "Walk to Remember."

About fifteen people walked the Genesis-Betheseda Fitness Trail this afternoon. They also planted flowers and held a special ceremony.

The walk is dedicated to all the babies who die each year through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or newborn death.
October 10, 2004 - 3:23pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Today the East Central Ohio Dance Theatre hosted its first-ever "Chocolate Fantasy Auction."

Chairperson Kristy Szemetylo says, "We're raising money for this year's production of the nutcracker. Eastern Ohio dance theatre has been putting the nutcracker on in our area for the last five years."

Szemetylo says in order to fund the nutcracker the ECODT needs about $37,000.
October 9, 2004 - 10:10pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
An accident this morning proves to be deadly for one local woman and sends 4 others to the hospital.

The two-vehicle crash occurred around 10 this morning on North Dresden Road and SR 16, that’s according to officers with the Zanesville post of the State Highway Patrol.

Sgt. Clark Felix says, “We had a green Toyota Camry which was northbound on N Dresden Rd fail to yield at the intersection of SR 16 and was struck by a vehicle on SR 16.”

The driver of the Camry...
October 9, 2004 - 8:35pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
You didn’t need to be in Germany to enjoy a German tradition today. It was right here in our back yard.

The 3rd annual Oktober Fest was held in Dresden this afternoon with food dancing and fun.


This event was created three years ago to bring some German Heritage to the village of Dresden.


Oktober Fest in Dredsen is held every year, the Saturday before Columbus Day.
October 9, 2004 - 8:29pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Newark’s Municipal Ice Rink on Sharon Valley Road has been home to several area hockey leagues and recreational skaters for years. It now faces closure due to old and decrepit equipment.

The rink needs at least 250,000 to a half million dollars to stay up and running.
Newark Mayor Bruce Bain says its up to the private sector to keep the rink open.

Just this week the Mayor says they have received a pledge of $125,000. He says it’s a great start.

Mayor Bain...
October 9, 2004 - 10:46am
6 years 7 weeks ago
If you like flea markets, hayrides or are good at peeling potatoes---hopefully you stopped out at the Blue Rock State Park. The park hosted its 3rd annual Halloween and Fall Campout and Hog Roast.

Park Secretary Carla Jarvis says several hundred people came out and took part in a variety of activities. "We have games, pinatas, pumpkin carving, cider press and antique tractors," Jarvis says.

The kids enjoyed pumpkin bowling and later when everybody worked up an appetite,...
October 8, 2004 - 5:19pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
An area private school is celebrating 25 years of growth and learning. Welsh Hills School in Granville is the only independent school in Licking County.


Today teachers, parents and students celebrated by planting a tree in honor of founder Katie Naul who passed away in 1984.
The school operates mostly from tuition and welcomes preschool age through the 8th grade.

The celebration continues tomorrow with a BBQ for students and their families.
October 8, 2004 - 5:14pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Some sad news tonight from Buckeye Country. The Neutron Man has died.


62-year old Orlas King of New Albany died in Florida on Thursday. Friends say he died peacefully before going on a golf outing.

King was best known for his crazy dancing at OSU Football games. He was right along side the marching band, gyrating to the “Neutron Dance” where he earned his nickname. King also was the owner of the sports bar Endzone in Newark.


General manager of the...
October 8, 2004 - 3:28pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
You've probably seen them all over town--magnetic ribbons on cars that read "support our troops."


Maria Bucknam is proud of her son Christopher who serves in the military and to show her support she bought several patriotic magnets to put on her car. Heartbroken is the only way to describe how Bucknam felt. She says she was sickened to think that someone would steal something so patriotic.
"I told my son and his only words were that this is so pathetic and I think he was...
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