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August 1, 2004 - 5:10pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
After both political campaigns swept through our area yesterday, we wanted to find out how local residents feel about the historic event.

People are beginning notice just how important the Ohio votes are.

Zanesville resident Mary Walker says, “I think it’s wonderful that they came to visit Ohio. It makes people want to come and vote.”

Hebron resident Paul Miller says, “It’s like they’re putting a lot of effort into Ohio.”

Robert Walker of Zanesville...
August 1, 2004 - 4:43pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
There was a lot of horse-in’ around at the Muskingum County fairgrounds today at the first-ever American Cancer Society Horse Show.

Event Chair Bill Mathers says, “we’re looking for new opportunities to raise money for the cancer society this yea and this is one of the things we came up with.”

They hope to make this an annual event.
July 31, 2004 - 11:41pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Despite scattered showers, thousands of people came downtown to the Muskingum County Courthouse to hear Sen. John Kerry speak about important issues for Ohio voters.

Traditionally, southeastern Ohio votes Republican, so Kerry was there tonight to try to get support from the very important undecided voters.

Sen. Kerry had several high profile supporters by his side tonight. Ben Affleck and former Sen. John Glenn both gave their whole hearted support in their introduction...
July 31, 2004 - 12:21pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
If you missed out on an opportunity to get tickets to the downtown Zanesville Kerry Campaign event, then don't worry.

Word from workers at Barker's IGA in Roseville is that a few hundred more tickets have been given to the store for distribution and people who are interested can pick them up beginning at noon today.

First come, first serve of course and those tickets are for the Kerry rally in downtown Zanesville tonight at 6:45 pm. The senator will be arriving to speak to...
July 31, 2004 - 9:51am
6 years 3 weeks ago
It's crunch time in Southeastern Ohio for last minute preparations and security efforts in Zanesville.

Local authorities in command are asking for total cooperation from those participating, and that rules be followed during this huge downtown event.

Several streets have been shut down as of last night and early today in preparation for Senator Kerry's arrival.

Closed are: Main Street between 4th and 5th Streets, also 4th and 5th Streets, south of Market are...
July 31, 2004 - 9:23am
6 years 3 weeks ago
The campaign trails of President Bush and Senator John Kerry will almost cross paths today as both travel through Ohio.

These visits, only seven hours apart and just 25 miles away from each other are intriguing to the public because they are so close in location, however some political scientists say the dueling visits are no coincidence.

They say the candidate's similar strategies show Ohio's importance to this year's election.
President Bush won the buckeye state in...
July 30, 2004 - 3:47pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Lion sightings across the region have Muskingum County Sheriff Deputies hot on it’s tail.

Deputy Wes Elson says the lion sightings or cat-like animal is no joking matter, as many as eight reports have be filed against the cat including the pony that was injured Thursday by some carnivorous animal. Authorities do believe however, that humans raised the feline.

All of the reports have been during the day and authorities say the animal is moving in a southwestern direction...
July 30, 2004 - 3:01pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
If you are planning on going to Cambridge tomorrow morning to see President Bush, expect a big crowd.

Some organizers say around 10,000 supporters could show up for the mid-day event.

The President will appear at Don Coss Field in the Cambridge City Park.

He is expected to speak at 1:30 in the afternoon and talk for between 45 minutes and one hour.

Unlike in the Senator John Kerry Rally in Zanesville Saturday night, the Bush rally is by ticket only.
July 30, 2004 - 12:35pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Today pizza, punch and cookies were served to a well-deserving staff at Willow Haven Care Center; the group was being commended for having an excellent turnout of blood donation for the third year in a row.

Employees of Willow Haven gathered in a conference room as Office Manager Mary Ann Wickham accepted the plaque showing their achievement.

“We usually have a really good turnout for our staff here, this year it was just kind of phenomenal that everyone participated that...
July 29, 2004 - 5:27pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The search for a lion in Muskingum County hit high gear this afternoon and has gone from a laughing matter to a serious issue.

The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office says it was hot on the trail of the wild and dangerous animal.

One deputy, on a cell phone from the woods, told Whiz news that it appears the animal attacked a pony.

The first such incident reported. Chief Deputy Wes Elson says officers have asked for help from the Wilds Animal Preserve in...
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