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December 23, 2005 - 11:57am
6 years 51 weeks ago
Santa Claus is one busy man this time of year, but he is still finding the time to write letters back to local kids who send him letters in the North Pole.

One postal worker explained how Santa gets those letters.

“We take them and put them in a mail bag. I put them on top of the roof. Then that night, after dark, Santa comes and picks them up,” said John Collins, President of Letter Carriers of Zanesville.

Then Collins says Santa comes back to the Post Office...
December 23, 2005 - 11:56am
6 years 51 weeks ago
This time of year, lots of people are doing last minute shopping and others are doing some last minute shipping.

But if you’re still hoping to send out a package with Christmas arrival date, the local postmaster says Express mail is your only option.

“You’re cutting it real close. Express mail is about the only way to get it delivered by Christmas. If you’re sending it really far away, it might be just a little too late,” said Zanesville Postmaster Gary Haenisch.
December 23, 2005 - 4:32am
6 years 51 weeks ago
If you’re planning on going out and having a good time on New Year’s Eve, there is now one less thing you have to worry about… a ride.

Thanks to Brown’s Distributing, the Yellow Cab Company will be offering free rides to Zanesville area residents between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.

To schedule a ride or for more information, you can call Yellow Cab at (740) 452-4555.
December 22, 2005 - 3:38pm
6 years 51 weeks ago
Holiday travel will be in full swing starting on Friday, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol wants to remind everyone to be careful while traveling.

The unpredictable weather is a big reason to be careful when traveling this weekend and to allow yourself enough time to reach your destination. “This is sometimes the season that makes us feel rushed, but this is definitely not the season we need to rush on the highways,” said Lt. Barry Donley of the Zanesville Post.

December 22, 2005 - 1:26pm
6 years 51 weeks ago
On one of their busiest days of the year, the Salvation Army brought Christmas to a thousand families.

Over 100 volunteers helped the Salvation Army distribute donated food and toys to local families.

“We give food here all year long, but Christmas is a special time when there is a lot of need and a lot of families just need a little bit of help so this is our big push to try and do that,” said Captain Ralph Campbell of the Salvation Army.

One volunteer says...
December 22, 2005 - 11:23am
6 years 51 weeks ago
The Holidays are a great time to spend with family and friends. It’s also a time where you can spend eating alot of those unhealthy Holiday foods.

Director of Genesis Lifestyle And Fitness Center, Beth Chapman, says a lot of sweets are made for the Holidays that contain sugar and are high in fat content, which are things that our bodies don’t need.

Chapman says after eating these Holiday goodies, most people try to commit to a New Years resolution to lose all of the...
December 21, 2005 - 2:21pm
6 years 51 weeks ago
It will be a brighter Christmas for some local teens thanks to the Eastside Community Ministry and the kindness of the community.

Through donations from local businesses and residents, the ministry had a teen gift giveaway today.

“The Salvation Army handles children up through 12 years old and so we started handling 13-18 year olds. They’ve missed out … they’re still kids, so they’ve enjoyed it,” says Bob Davidson, Executive Director of Eastside.

The ministry...
December 21, 2005 - 2:14pm
6 years 51 weeks ago
One man is dead after being hit by an oncoming train.

The 48-year-old Corning resident, John R. English, did not see the northbound train as he approached the tracks.

The accident occurred on 13 South, and Cornstill Rd, just past SR 155 shortly after 9am.

Click "Watch Video" to see the full report.
December 21, 2005 - 2:13pm
6 years 51 weeks ago
Planned development on the Eastpointe Plaza could bring about 70 jobs to the Zanesville area.

At the Muskingum County Port Authority meeting today, the board approved 20 acres of land in the Eastpointe area for business development.

Port Authority Director Jerry Nolder couldn’t say which business is planning to move to the area… but he did say he feels positively about the plans.

“We’ve got a company that’s interested in locating a manufacturing site here....
December 21, 2005 - 1:13pm
6 years 51 weeks ago
The Holidays are a time for giving and the local chapter of the Red Cross is asking you to help donate blood this Holiday Season.

Donor recruitment representative, Abby Corder says the Red Cross is in a difficult collection period and set up several blood drives throughout the community for the next few weeks.

“We need you to donate blood before and after Christmas, just because this is a busy season and we are experiencing a critical shortage of type O-negative and B-...
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