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July 19, 2004 - 6:30pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority has finally made a decision regarding Executive Director Larry Merry’s contract.

In a meeting held this afternoon, the board of directors unanimously approved a revised 2 year contract for Merry which automatically renews annually unless otherwise notified.

In Merry’s contract it outlines his salary of $96,080, plus a $600 monthly auto allowance and major medical insurance, including dental, vision and life. Merry also gets...
July 19, 2004 - 12:47pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The artists are coming! Although it may not seem like it, Downtown Zanesville has a budding art community that’s looking for artists in all mediums.

Public Relations Director for the Armory, Karen Honaker, says the Armory is being renovated as studio space for up and coming artists. She adds the artists in the new colony will work to market themselves on a national scale while continuing to work in the community.

Honaker says many artists have expressed how difficult it...
July 19, 2004 - 6:35am
6 years 3 weeks ago
A newspaper is reporting today that Ohio’s worst juvenile sex offenders are having sex in the youth prison about 20 miles South of Columbus.

The Columbus Dispatch says sex acts at the Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facility go undetected or unreported, and when discovered go unpunished.

The newspaper identified 123 sexual incidents from 2000 through early this year. That’s based on records from the State Highway Patrol, youth services and juvenile courts.

July 18, 2004 - 11:15pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Sounds of Sinatra, Tony Bennet, Gershwin and more were coming from Zane’s Landing tonight.

The first ever concert dedicated to senior citizens was held this evening on the river, with all the proceeds going to the Response Domestic Abuse Programs.

Organizers say they hope to make it an annual event.
July 18, 2004 - 3:56pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Native Americans from all over the US and even Mexico and Canada came to Dillon State Park today to drum, dance and celebrate life.

Around 1, 000 people came to the annual Our Brothers Pow Wow.

A big attraction at this year’s event are the Aztec dancers that came from Mexico.

Plenty of Native American vendors were also on site for people to take a piece of Indian culture home with them.
July 18, 2004 - 3:55pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
It was a collector’s weekend at the annual antique tractor show in Trinway.

Members of the Old Steam and Gas club organized the event as part of a life-long hobby for people of all ages to see.

There was a wide assortment of tractors there especially a couple that are more than sixty years old.
July 17, 2004 - 7:42pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Despite today’s gloomy weather a lot of people showed up to jam with some great musicians at the 3rd annual Jam at the Landing, to benefit cancer research.

The American Cancer Society created the event in memory of Becky Ziegler, who lost her life to cancer. Organizers say early detection is key.

With all the money raised today, the American Cancer Society can fund other programs through the year to help find a cure for the deadly disease.

Volunteers made today...
July 17, 2004 - 6:36pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The latest expansion at Muddy Misers Restaurant is making this establishment one of the hottest places in Zanesville.

The restaurant opened a little over a year ago and now, an open patio is a great outdoor option for dining and drinks.

Since the patio has opened it’s created quite a buzz and has attracted people for not only the great menu of burgers, steaks and seafood, but also for the great line-up of specialty drinks.

The patio is right next to the river...
July 17, 2004 - 11:03am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Our coverage of the Pottery Lovers week continues as we headed to Cambridge for an annual event that captivated many area residents.

Vendors may have traveled from all over the country, but they all share the same goal: to display their own unique pottery and to see what others have brought.

Most of the exhibitors are selling American art antiques and each has their own unique style.

This is the 28th year for the Pottery Lovers show and the 10th year at the...
July 16, 2004 - 11:34pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Cambridge State Highway Patrol reports a fatal accident involving a tractor-trailer Friday afternoon.

According to Sgt. Van Buren, the accident happened at 1:08 p.m. when 40-year-old Ricky Blackburn of Springfield, Ohio was driving the tractor west on U.S. 22, just east of Antrim. Blackburn failed to negotiate a left-hand curve and went off the right side of the roadway.

Van Buren says the tractor overturned, struck a guardrail and a utility pole before coming to...
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