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May 31, 2004 - 3:18pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
While Memorial Day ceremonies took place around the country, locally veterans were honored at Greenwood cemetery for their service.

A somber day as hundreds of veterans and their families gathered today to remember those who sacrificed their lives to serve our country.

David Shipley, a World War II veteran says, “To have a ceremony like this no matter where you have it, people get together and you forget your worries.”

But for World War II veterans like Shipley...
May 31, 2004 - 12:26pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Today at the Indian Mound Mall, the American Red Cross of Licking County was helping people send very special message to their friends and family overseas fighting the war.

It’s called Operation Home Link and it was an opportunity for local residents to record a three-minute video message.

Just a simple lab top and software program allowed soldiers a chance to see their loved ones and it was all free of charge.

Due to the limitations of the equipment, only five...
May 31, 2004 - 6:51am
5 years 49 weeks ago
With the number of Spanish-speaking residents in Central Ohio skyrocketing, many people how work with the public find they need to polish their communication skills.

The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy in London is offering one option for police: a three-day course in Spanish.

Dublin Officer Brian Nimmo says it’s a matter of being able to do his job properly. Ohio’s Latino population rose 55 percent from 1990 to 2000, with higher increases in Franklin and Delaware...
May 30, 2004 - 8:56pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
A reminder to motorists: take extra caution when driving this holiday weekend.

The state highway patrol reports 8 fatal crashes that have already occurred this weekend in our state and are encouraging folks to allow for extra time since there are more cars on the road.

Sgt Michael Forshey says the statistics show we are close to the same numbers from last year during this weekend. Last Memorial Day there were 11 total deaths in Ohio even more than on New Year’s.
May 30, 2004 - 3:26pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
It’s a tradition one local village has an entire festival dedicated to it.

For 34 years New Straitsville has been celebrating the age-old tradition of brewing Moonshine.

General Chairman for the Moonshine Festival Ken Burdess says, “back during prohibition New Straitsville was the Moonshine capital of the world. They started making it and then shipped it all over the world.”

The whiskey is illegal to brew, but New Straitsville has a federal permit for it and...
May 30, 2004 - 3:25pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Getting you car cleaned and donating to a special cause- that’s what people did in South Zanesville today.

The Zanesville Dollar General Distribution Center has doe the Relay for Life car wash for three years bow and it’s all because management wanted to help raise money for cancer research.

But a car wash isn’t the only fundraiser Dollar General does.

Equipment Operator for Dollar General Buford Holland says, “we have a lot of events. We do sporting events,...
May 29, 2004 - 11:52pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
As we begin this holiday weekend, we are reminded to take extra caution especially when driving to avoid accidents on the extra crowded roadways.

Tonight one local man is dead and another seriously injured after an accident on State Route 16 near North Dresden road.

Not a lot of details are being released at this time, but we do know that a 46-year old man from Coshocton was killed in the accident.

Adam McKenzie of the Ohio State Patrol says, “At approximately 5...
May 29, 2004 - 5:46pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Dozens of veterans came out for a celebration in Morgan County today to honor those who served in World War II.

You couldn’t help but feel the pride at today’s event at the American Legion commemorating the individuals who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.

LTC Lorenzo Mack says, “60 years ago these guys put their lives on the line so people in the world could enjoy freedom and it’s just super we could do something to recognize them.”

Each veteran was...
May 29, 2004 - 12:31pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Several local artists got a chance to show off their special talents today at the third annual McConnellsville Art Walk.

This year more than forty artists brought everything from jewelry to hand-made brooms.

Art Walk Organizer Charlene McCord says, “the art around here is spectacular. It’s the best of small- town America. It’s they way it used to be years ago without a lot of commercialism.”

McCord says she does the event every year to raise people’s awareness...
May 29, 2004 - 12:30pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
You know the good weather is finally here when the pools and parks open for the season on Memorial Day weekend and what better way to celebrate then opening day at Lake Isabella.

Lake Isabella Caretaker Barbara Adolph says, “we have putt-putt golf, fishing, we rent boats out; we just have a little bit of everything here for everyone.”

With so many great things to do, opening day is a good way to see if a membership is right for your family.

Family passes are...
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