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May 15, 2004 - 3:51pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
Today officially marks the Grand Opening of the National Ceramic Museum and Heritage Center.

Today’s opening invites all pottery enthusiasts to enjoy local art programs at the museum.

Anyone who wanted to join the first ever Appalachian Pottery Guild received a special plaque with the pottery logo on it.

Former or retired pottery employees also got a chance to make a tile with their name and the company’s to be placed permanently in the museum.
May 15, 2004 - 3:46pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
It was a good turnout for the first ever deaf awareness festival held at the North Terrace Church of Christ.

People from both the deaf and hearing communities got a chance to see how to better educate themselves about hearing loss.

Director and CEO for the Columbus based company, John Moore, along with his interpreter Jennifer Kruzan says they want Southeastern Ohioans to know what choices they have if hearing loss affects them or someone they know.

They were...
May 15, 2004 - 3:39pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
Guernsey County celebrated Armed Forces Day today in a very special way.

Congressman Bob Ney and State senator Joy Padgett as well as Cambridge city officials honored the many soldiers who have served in the military since September 11th.

The local VFW hosted today’s event and says it is something they hope to do every year on Armed Forces Day.

Judge David Ellwood also spoke at today’s event.
May 14, 2004 - 9:37pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
For travelers on State Route 146 late Friday afternoon, it might have been slow-going.

According to Trooper Jeff Fowler with the Zanesville State Highway Patrol, at around 5:46 47-year-old Neva Norris of Caldwell was driving east on SR 146 when she lost control at a curve at Osborn Road, slid off the left side of the road and broadsided a tree.

Trooper Fowler says the road was wet at the time of the crash. Norris was trapped inside her vehicle. She was quickly extricated...
May 14, 2004 - 8:51pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
The clerk who filed a false police report to a robbery at the Duke and Duchess Station on Blue Avenue was in court Friday.

According to court documents, 18-year-old Brandon Shoemaker appeared in the Zanesville Municipal Court facing one count of falsification, to which he plead guilty.

Documents show that for his plea, Shoemaker will spend 30 days in jail and he must pay $150.

The falsification charge stems from Shoemaker telling police Wednesday morning that he...
May 14, 2004 - 8:47pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
The two suspects in police custody for Sunday morning’s armed robbery appeared in Zanesville Municipal Court Friday.

20-year-old B.J. Richard-Bey was arraigned on one count aggravated robbery with a gun specification, one count misdemeanor theft, one count felony theft, and one count having a weapon under disability. Detective Ric Roush says his case will go before the Muskingum County Grand Jury next Wednesday, with a preliminary hearing set for Thursday. Richard-Bey’s bond has...
May 14, 2004 - 8:41pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
The Executive Director of the Licking County Big Brothers Big Sisters Program is in jail Friday night, accused of raping a child several years ago.

The Licking County Prosecutor’s Office says 65-year-old James Russell of Granville is accused of raping a child who was ten or eleven in 1995. Russell was picked up by police Thursday night.

The charge of raping a child under 13 carries up to ten years in prison and authorities say more changes are possible. The case is...
May 14, 2004 - 5:34pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
Some local businesses are being showcased this weekend at the Colony Square Mall Sports Card and Collectables show.

Gene Starling from Starling Signs specializes in auto decals and says he has everything to help your car make a statement. Starling says they can custom make anything you would like. They also make a variety of other vinyl signs with any logo imaginable. Gene is located in Nashport on Creamery Road, but says he will be out at the mall all weekend to make signs right on...
May 14, 2004 - 5:27pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
The Colony Square Mall is helping local entrepreneurs realize their dreams.

High start up costs have kept many potential business owners from taking the plunge and starting their own businesses, so General Growth Properties is implementing ‘Project Start-Up.’ It’s a program for new businesses to over come that financial hurdle.

The company could potentially pay for 100% of the start up costs. Marketing Coordinator Kevin Pinson says Colony Square is looking to make the best...
May 14, 2004 - 2:34pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
The Village of Frazeysburg has some bad news for its residents.

The boil advisory, which was supposed to be lifted today, has not been extended.

Village officials say one of the water samples did not come back clear and that means the advisory will go into next week.

The problem started as a water mian break earlier this week.
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