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June 2, 2004 - 10:23pm
5 years 50 weeks ago
Despite the rain Wednesday night, the sun was shining for a special awards ceremony for the Soroptimists Club of Zanesville. Our city’s local chapter is part of an international club comprised of business and professional women. But Wednesday night was to honor County Commissioner Dorothy Montgomery with the Woman Of Distinction award.

According to President of the Zanesville Chapter, Bobbe Poe, the club chose Montgomery for her integrity among her other attributes.

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June 2, 2004 - 10:09pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
An Ohio trucker is still missing Wednesday night, two days after his truck blew a tire and crashed into a guardrail.

Police say it didn’t appear that 64-yea-olr Parker Lawrence Kelly of Cambridge was hurt in the minor crash on the Pennsylvania turnpike, but now they’re not so sure.

Kelly’s wife told police that after Kelly was given a ride to a motel Monday night that he left to buy cigarettes but got lost. After he was found and returned to the motel, he left to go to a...
June 2, 2004 - 10:04pm
5 years 50 weeks ago
The life of yet another Ohio teenager is taken Wednesday evening.

According to the Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol shortly before 3:00 Wednesday afternoon, 18-year-old Joshua Poole was driving south on State Route 93 south of Crooksville when he went left of center around a curve and struck the vehicle of 50-year-old Roger Jadwin of Crooksville.

The patrol says the passenger of the first car 17-year-old Anthony Silvernail of Richmond, Ohio was pronounced dead...
June 2, 2004 - 5:23pm
5 years 50 weeks ago
The high cost of gasoline is not only making it tough on motorists, but it’s now costing residents their only meal of the day.

Could you imagine how it would feel if the only meal that you get a day was suddenly taken away? That’s what local residents who rely on Christ’s Table for meals are having to deal with now, since they are temporarily going to stop delivering homebound meals to some families.

Steve Smith a driver for Christ’s Table says, “This is serious for them...
June 2, 2004 - 5:22pm
5 years 50 weeks ago
Driving downtown this weekend may be a headache with all the fun festivities like the Gus Macker Tournament and the St. Thomas Festival, taking up a lot of room and causing a great deal of traffic congestion.

Starting this Saturday morning, both 5th and 6th street will be closed due to the tournament, as well as Market and Main, between 5th and 6th. Police say motorists should be mindful of the heavy pedestrian traffic as well, all weekend.

Parking this weekend is on a...
June 2, 2004 - 5:00pm
5 years 50 weeks ago
With the annual Gus Macker tournament going on this weekend, there’s now another event that will attract you to downtown Zanesville.

The Zanesville Fire Department will be holding an open house as a way to get to know the community better.

The open house will be from noon until four on Saturday and will have tons of activities for the whole family to enjoy.

There will also be some old pictures of the station as it celebrates its 125th anniversary.
June 2, 2004 - 4:56pm
5 years 50 weeks ago
As the school year ends kids have only one thing on their mind..what they’re plans are for summer.

We found some students from Maysville middle school who were enjoying one of their last days of school at the YMCA today.

11-year old Ashley Dobbins says, “We’re swimming because our teachers took us on a trip because we were good this year.”

Swimming and going to the pool is a favorite summer pastime for most kids while others enjoy being active and playing sports...
June 2, 2004 - 2:30pm
5 years 50 weeks ago
It’s not just the price of a gallon of gas that has consumers fuming. The price of dairy has hit all time highs and it’s affecting one of our favorite summer time treats.

Milk is a staple in almost every home, but it’s also vital for ice cream, and because of rising dairy costs local ice cream shops have had to pass the cost onto consumers.

Bill Sullivan, owner of Tom’s Ice Cream Bowl, says that his customers would rather pay the extra cost than sacrifice the quality that...
June 2, 2004 - 2:18pm
5 years 50 weeks ago
It’s that time of year again; St. Thomas School will be having their annual Summer Festival.

The School has been organizing the Festival for several years as a way to raise money for the school and parish. The money raised is split between the two.

A representative from St. Thomas says they hope to raise just as much money as last year if not more, but was unsure about how much money was raised last year.

The Festival starts tomorrow at 5 p.m. and run until 11...
June 2, 2004 - 11:28am
5 years 49 weeks ago
The case of the slaying of a Columbus teen eight years ago has ended with a man pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter, but has the victim’s mother saying she still hasn’t told her parents in China the boy is dead.

Juming Tong-Davis, mother of 16 year-old Eric Tong, says she doesn’t want the boy’s grandparents to go through what she has gone through what she has gone through.

Yesterday, 27-year old Robert O’Neal, a former Columbus man arrested outside a Florida...
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