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February 6, 2005 - 5:13pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Maybe they just wanted to work off the calories they planned on eating during the Superbowl or they just wanted to get a breath of fresh air---either way today's warm weather had people out and about today.

This afternoon the trails near Bethesda Hospital were busy with walkers who say they just wanted to take advantage of the spring-like temperatures.

"We just got back from Arizona and we're used to all that warm weather so we'll take advantage of it again today so here...
February 6, 2005 - 5:06pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
It was a doll lovers delight at the Zanesville Art Center.

Girls of all ages came out to hear stories from the "Doll Lady" herself, and they even got the chance to make their very own dolls.

The total collection numbers around 600 and today around 200 dolls are being showcased.

Shelley Gallant says each and every doll is unique because each one tells a story.

"Dolls tell the history of mankind. They're very special to people and it's a reflection of...
February 6, 2005 - 12:39am
6 years 16 weeks ago
A crash this afternoon in Coshocton resulted in a death.

According to Coshocton County Sheriff's officials, 59 year old William Shofield of Grove City died after his vehicle went off the left side of County Rd 383 and struck a guardrail.

Schofield was Medflighted to Licking Memorial Hospital and was later prounounced dead.
February 5, 2005 - 8:52pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Police in Newark are cracking down on speeders and drunk drivers this Super Bowl weekend…

As many party goers guzzle the beer and hit the roads. Sergeant Dennis Frey says that’s a bad idea. They have more officers patrolling the streets than normal.

The Newark Police Department recently received a grant that allows them to utilize the extra patrol. Sergeant Frey says they will hit west Main, 21st street, and route 16, hard.

The Newark P.D. received the...
February 5, 2005 - 7:13pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
A brand new organization is hoping to improve lives by linking people to home improvement projects in Zanesville.

The organization is called “Community Build”. Their goal is to help people in residential homes and other small organizations with home improvement and repair.

They will work in conjunction with Zanesville Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s. They are hoping to provide a resource center with tools and materials people can use for free.
They are also looking...
February 5, 2005 - 1:04pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Collectors and sellers from near and far came out today to take part in the 7th annual Basket Happening at the Zanesville Holiday Inn.

It’s a way to network with other basket collectors and to find that one special piece that you need to finish off your collection of Longabergers. It’s the 4th year Sandy Reed, from Xenia, Ohio, has come to look for the basket deals… and today she found one.

“Walked in and found the very basket I wanted, at a good price… it was $125, but...
February 5, 2005 - 12:57pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
If you happened to walk outside today, you may have noticed the unseasonably sunny skies and warm temperatures… and what better time than to wash your car?

The lines were long and the cars were dirty at eh Soft Cloth Car Wash on Maple this morning and everyone had the same goal in mind, to be able to see the true color of their car once again.

Owner John Thomas says it’s just that time of the year, “It’s almost like a spring day today and when you go out of the house, you...
February 4, 2005 - 6:49pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Tonight many community members came out to celebrate Groundhog Day, even though it was a few days after fact.

Tonight the Muskingum County Community Foundation joined hundreds of area residents to honor those who have made a difference in this community.

Several awards are being given out to those who have made a difference in our area. Executive Director Dave Mitzel says this is a special night for the Community Foundation as well.

"This is the 20th year...
February 4, 2005 - 4:25pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Students at Saint Nicholas School are learning life saving information at their very own Health Fair as part of Catholic Schools Week.

School Nurse Kathy Schmid says students look forward to this day all year long. Every 15 minutes they rotate through a variety of stations such as nutrition, fire safety, and hand washing.

Local health professionals and Junior High students helped out with teaching the kids about good habits.
February 4, 2005 - 4:21pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
The Ohio Department of Transportation says an area road is down to one lane thanks to this year’s flooding.

District 5 Deputy Director Chris Engle sys that a part of State Route 146 in Muskingum County is restricted to one lane.

The affected area is around 2 miles east of the Dillon Park entrance.

O-dot says part of the road has slipped and must be repaired. Traffic is maintained using temporary traffic signals.

No word on how long it will take to...
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