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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...
October 8, 2004 - 3:05pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
It’s round two of the Presidential debates and tonight President Bush and Senator John Kerry will square off in a town-hall style meeting in St. Louis. In less than three hours, voters will ask the two presidential candidates answer questions about the economy and the war in Iraq. So we asked folds in Zanesville if they plan on watching tonight’s debate. Here’s what they have to say:

“Honestly I want to see another performance by Kerry, the way he performed in the last debate...
October 8, 2004 - 1:42pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
In an effort to build up the artist colony here in Zanesville, artists and officials gathered at the Muskingum County Welcome Center to bring together the artists currently working downtown.

Manager of the Zanesville Downtown Association, Dana Matz, says they are trying to formalize their board, as well as make a monthly event for the public. “The artists will be available in their studios during the day, so people will be able to come day or evening and see the artists working in...
October 8, 2004 - 1:35pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
High schoolers from all over the area gathered at the Zane State/Ohio University Zanesville Campus Center today for “College Day.”

It gave high school juniors and seniors the chance to browse over 60 possible schools. John Charlton, Director of Public Information at Zane State College, says the fair was a success. “Anytime you get 18 different high schools in, we’re talking about over 2,000 students here today, checking out their options for college.”

October 7, 2004 - 11:37pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Culminating the success of the first ever Y-City Bike Tour, those in support of the United Way Agencies of Muskingum, Morgan and Perry counties came out this evening for the official wrap-up event.

The "Heart Works" art exhibit was held at the Zanesville Art Center tonight to recognize volunteers and sponsors who made the Y-City Tour a success.

Awards were also presented tonight to those who participated in the Y-City Bike Tour.
October 7, 2004 - 3:48pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The County Commissioners received bids today for the relocation of the Jersey Ridge Pump Station. The current pumps are in desperate need of repair after being there for a number of years.

County Commissioner, Dan Madden, says they are beginning to have problems with the pumps on Jersey Ridge road and this would be a replacement project. “It will basically benefit that entire area that is served by that line. If those pumps were to fail, we would not be able to have a water...
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