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February 19, 2006 - 8:07pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Zanesville High School hallways were filled with sequins and spandex today as dancers from all over the state came out for the Devilette Dance Spectacular.

Dancers from 24 different schools were there in hopes of taking home the first place trophy and medal.

The dancers, ranging in age from elementary to seniors in high school competed in different competitions.

The Devilette Junior Campers showed off their skills while the Devilettes also had a chance to dance...
February 19, 2006 - 8:00pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
For the first time in months, members of the All-Ohio Youth Choir had the chance to bring their voices together.

The 200-person choir filled the Coshocton High School Auditorium where they sang popular hits to show tunes.

The choir also presented portions of their Dare to Dream show, which they presented this summer at the Ohio State Fair.

Every spring high schoolers from all over the state are chosen to be part of the choir.

Staff member Jennifer...
February 17, 2006 - 9:26pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
A quick thinking off duty firefighter helped out fellow saftey officials early Friday evening by tracking down a hit skip suspect in Zanesville.

It resulted in a chase through town and finally the apprehension of the suspect.

The chase began on Military Road as the off duty city firefighter who witnessed the crime, followed the vehicle onto Linden and then onto Central Avenue until Zanesville Police Officers could take over.

Troopers with the...
February 17, 2006 - 6:16pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
It’s been a tough day for the Zanesville Water Department after an overnight water main break. Now local residents are being asked to conserve and boil their water possibly until Sunday.

Click “Watch Video” or read below for Jasmine Lo’s report on this story.

It forced the Courthouse, the Health Department, City Hall and some area businesses to shut down. Both downtown jails had to make special arrangements for prisoners.

It also left many...
February 17, 2006 - 6:09pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
According to national statistics, fights between girls are becoming more common, and they are catching up to boys in violence rates.

One local principal said during his experience, girls have become more apt to fighting over the years. He believes it’s because girls have been encouraged to behave more like boys, even though the issues they fight over are different.

“Often times they bring nothing else with them to school other than personality. For a lot of...
February 17, 2006 - 5:45pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
When a major water main break occurs, a lot of people get the day off, but the health department goes into high gear.

Environmental officials paid a visit to 45 local stores and restaurants today making sure they were operating according to code.

The health department passed out fact sheets detailing what businesses needed to do if they wanted to stay open.

Restaurants might have to limit their menus or cut their day short, but if they prove they don’t need...
February 17, 2006 - 5:30pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Economy, healthcare and employment issues were the topic of discussion today at Zane State College.

Assistant Secretary of Labor Victoria Lipnic made a stop there to talk about the president’s vision for the economy.

Business Leaders, educators and local politicians filled the seats at the educational luncheon to hear what she had to say about employment issues in the country.

“We need to make sure the American work force is able to compete in the global...
February 17, 2006 - 5:16pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
If you always wanted to have lunch with a football legend, now is your chance.

The Rotary Club of Zanesville and the Muskingum County OSU Alumni Club are hoping you will join them for lunch with Archie Griffin.

Archie will be at the North Terrace Church of Christ April 11th.

Tickets for the event are 25 dollars and all the money will be split between the two groups.

“All the proceeds from this will go to the OSU alumni chapter here locally, and...
February 17, 2006 - 2:27pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Zanesville Public Service Director Mike Sims is asking all resident in Zanesville to voluntarily conserve water through tomorrow.

Sims says the water main break has been located on Malinda Street and now a valve must also be replace which will delayed completion of the project.

Sims says the break won’t be repaired until later today.

The problem closed down 5 schools, Zanesville City Hall, The Muskingum County Courthouse, and The Muskingum County Health...
February 17, 2006 - 12:19pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Some local Politicians got together this morning to talk about important issues facing our community.

State Representative Jim Aslanides, Congressman Bob Ney, and State Senator and Lt. Governor Candidates Joy Padgett spoke at the Legislative Breakfast.

Aslanides reacted to the report that the number of applications for concealed weapons dropped by half in the first full year, something Aslanides did not anticipate. “Actually the number 70 thousand is pretty comparable to...
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