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March 27, 2004 - 1:20pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Volunteers spared time at today’s Big Brother Big Sister Bowl for Kids charity.

This year 162 teams came to raise money for kids of Muskingum County.

Co-Chair Big Brother Big Sister, Tedd Murphy says, “last year we raised $44,000 dollars and our goal this year is to get close to $55,000. Every year this just keeps getting bigger and bigger and it’s from the support we get from our great community.”

Bowl for kids is going on all weekend.
March 27, 2004 - 11:41am
5 years 37 weeks ago
It may have rained like cats and dogs today, but it was just dogs inside the Fieldhouse Fitness Center for the first annual dog show.

Over 250 purebred dogs competed in today’s event.

Dogs are judged on having clean runs. That means they can’t go off course or knock over any bars. If they win they get to keep their title and participate in future shows.

To get your dog involved you can contact the people at Wild Weavers in Columbus. As a prerequisite though...
March 27, 2004 - 11:40am
5 years 37 weeks ago
It was a lazy day of shopping for people in Dresden today.

Despite the rain shoppers were out in slippers and PJ’s looking for early morning markdown in almost every store.

Store co-owner, Barbara Stewart says, “everybody’s having a great time dressing their PJ’s and we could really get used to this.”

Along with the deep discounts there were door prize giveaways and a best dressed contest won by a woman from Virginia.

Over 250 shoppers were out today.
March 26, 2004 - 9:38pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
A Zanesville man was arrested Thursday night through a joint investigation with the Internal Revenue Service and the Zanesville Police Department Narcotics Unit.

64-year-old Joseph Kennedy was arrested at 543 Thurman Street. According to IRS Public Information Officer Paul Brown, Kennedy was originally indicted on February 17th to six separate counts of mail fraud, one count conspiracy to commit mail fraud and one count conspiracy to commit mail fraud and to impede and impair the...
March 26, 2004 - 5:03pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
We’ve all heard it before- never donate money over the phone because of fraudulent solicitors. That may be the problem some of the time, but not in this case.

The Zanesville Friends of Police are asking for donations for their organization over the phone and some people don’t believe the organization exists.

Pat Corder resident of the F.O.P. Lodge Number 5 says, “people thinking that this telephone solicitation of the F.O.P. is a scam it’s not. We are soliciting funds for...
March 26, 2004 - 5:01pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
A new 10 million dollar highway bill is on its way to the senate after being approved by the house transportation committee.

Congressman Bob Ney supports the six-year highway bill. The bill will fund the relocation of St. Rt. 93 and US 22 from it’s current intersection just south of Zanesville to interstate 70/US 40 west of Zanesville.

Don’t expect to drive on this road anytime soon. As of right now construction is set to begin in 2007.

Congressman Ney also...
March 26, 2004 - 5:01pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
If you’ve been to the mall recently you’ve probably noticed it’s gotten a healthy makeover.

That’s because the annual heath fair at The Colony Square Mall is helping people find out about different ways to stay healthy one shopper at a time.

There are over 20 booths with information packets and even some free food samples.

The health fair runs all weekend.
March 26, 2004 - 2:02pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
It’s that time of year again; the Zanesville Fire Department will be flushing the city fire hydrants starting on Monday. And there are few precautions the Fire Department wants you to take.

Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy says that because of last year’s reconstruction on the South end and the rebuilding of the Water Treatment Plant, they were unable to do any kind of flushing.

The Chief also says that the pipes need to be cleaned out because over the year debris and...
March 26, 2004 - 1:50pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
The cost of gasoline seems to go up and up and there’s no end in sight. It’s a financial burden most people are being forced to deal with.

Gas prices are at a record high this year and not too many motorists are happy with this especially with the high unemployment rate in Ohio.

According to AAA, the current gas prices for regular unleaded in our area is just under $1.80, while statewide it’s about a $1.75.

Motorist aren’t the only ones affected, government...
March 26, 2004 - 1:24pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Athens city police plan to start cracking down on Ohio University parties starting tomorrow.

Athens Police Chief Rick Mayer says officers will start enforcing a new “nuisance party” ordinance Saturday.

City Council passed the law, which is aimed at keeping traditional community block parties under control.

If at least four individuals at a party are breaking the law, police can shut down the party.
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