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July 27, 2003 - 9:54pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Motorcyclists gathered this week to help a worthwhile cause. A benefit hosted by the Valkyrie Riders Cruisers Club helped raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The club is in its third year of charity fundraising events. Organizers set a goal this year of raising over two-thousand dollars through registration, raffles, drawings and the like. Visitors to the event at the Holiday Inn could enjoy demonstrations, seminars, food and various cycle related sessions, as well as purchase...
July 27, 2003 - 6:03pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
More than 800 customers in the South Zanesville area will experience a power outage Monday, July 28th. According to American Electric Power, the outage will be from 3:00 to 7:00 in the afternoon. The outage is necessary for crews to safely upgrade service facilities. Areas affected include: Coopermill Road, Seaborn Avenue, Eppley Avenue, Echo Avenue, Sullivan Street, Lindberg Avenue, Talley Avenue, Smithfield Avenue, Wilson Avenue, Melick Avenue, Walnut Street, North and South Westwood Drive...
July 27, 2003 - 6:02pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
The chips are out of the bag, but the bag is staying right here in Zanesville. Local potato chip manufacturer Conn’s is one step closer to moving locations. Currently housed at Cliffwood Avenue, the company is in the process of relocating to Richards Road. In fact, the snack food distributor anticipates being all moved in and producing chips by the end of this year. Managers chose to keep Conn’s in Zanesville for the economic gain: the product is easier to market and sell. Because of the...
July 27, 2003 - 6:00pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
A trade group for prescription drug makers is fighting county-by-county to keep a drug discount plan off the Ohio ballot. Protests by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America kept the discount plan off this November’s ballot. Now the Coalition for Affordable Drugs is trying to get the plan before voters in November 2004. It has enough signatures but must get a certain amount certified in at least 44 counties. The trade group is challenging thousands of signatures in 41 of...
July 27, 2003 - 4:44pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Art comes in countless forms and sometimes it’s the way the art is created that draws a crowd. Bill Bolon created his art on-site at the Howard Chandler Christy Arts and Crafts festival this year. In his first year at the festival, Bolon carved a variety of wooden pieces. He never had any experience in the art form, until four years ago. “I’ve been creative all my life and I’d like to always paint and draw and stuff and one of the local chainsaw dealers handed me a saw one day, one of the...
July 26, 2003 - 9:02pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Homeland security efforts are propelling Ohio State University to add lab space for researchers working with deadly diseases. The University in late fall plans to open a new lab that the federal government classifies as “Bio-safety Level 3.” That means the strict safety and security measures are sufficient for handling bacteria and viruses that can cause serious disease or death. These viruses are also easily transmitted by inhaling them. Such diseases include Tuberculosis, which OSU...
July 26, 2003 - 9:01pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #5 was the site of the 2nd Annual Family Day and Guns and Hoses Day. There were a variety of activities open to the public including ladder truck rides, police dog demonstrations, a celebrity dunk tank and games for the kids. The Guns and Hoses also held a blood drive to donate blood to the American Red Cross. Last year the Guns won the competition.
July 26, 2003 - 9:00pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
There was plenty of sunshine Saturday for Cambridge to host its annual Gus Macker Tournament. Over 500 teams are participating in the three-on-three games, drawing large crowds to the Cambridge area. This is the third year the Guernsey County city has hosted the event. The city is expecting over 20,000 people to visit the area over the course of the weekend.
July 26, 2003 - 8:59pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Luckily no one was hurt in a one-vehicle accident on Interstate 70 Saturday afternoon. The accident happened around 3:00 Saturday in the westbound lanes, just past the Adamsville on-ramp. The front end of the vehicle was completely destroyed. Despite the mangled appearance of the car, the driver survived the crash without injury. According to Muskingum County Sheriff’s deputies, the driver had attempted to merge and lost control of the vehicle, hitting a guardrail. No word yet on what...
July 26, 2003 - 8:55pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says a boat ran aground on Mouse Island in Lake Erie, killing one of the three people abroad. Department Spokesman John Wisse says that 37-year-old Edward Hansen of Canton, Michigan, was declared dead at the scene after the accident at 10:15 Friday night. He says two other passengers were not hurt. Wisse says Hansen died of severe head injuries after being thrown around the inside of the 33-foot long boat while bar hopping.
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