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November 4, 2005 - 4:47pm
6 years 51 weeks ago
A local organization has come up with a unique way to raise money.

A puzzle displaying art work by artists of the Zanesville Appalachian Arts Project is on sale to benefit Eastside Community Ministry. “It’s a collage of local, downtown buildings and businesses, different landmarks around Zanesville,” Marcy White of Eastside Community Ministry said.

There is an open house at the ministry from 5-8pm tonight, displaying the puzzle and the artwork that inspired the...
November 4, 2005 - 4:16pm
6 years 51 weeks ago
Ohio Congressman Bob Ney has been subpoenaed by the Justice Department to provide documents related to the government’s investigation of an indicted lobbyist.

The republican from
Heath has issued a statement indicating that he intends to cooperate.

Ney notes that he voluntarily provided information to a senate panel last year and has offered to meet with the house ethics committee.

A Ney spokesman say the Congressman informed House Speaker Dennis Hastert...
November 4, 2005 - 2:13pm
6 years 51 weeks ago
The trial is over for an area man accused of vehicular homicide.

It took a jury in New Lexington around two hours today to reach a verdict in the case of Joseph Yonis.

The 19-year-old Crooksville man was found guilty of misdemeanor vehicular homicide. He was charged in connection with the death of 9-year-old Keisha Kinney in July of 2004.

The impact of the accident, which happened on State Route 93, threw Kinney out of her car.

Perry County Court...
November 4, 2005 - 12:43pm
6 years 51 weeks ago
Many local soldiers that are on duty may not be able to come home for the holidays, so our town will be bringing the holidays to them.

Like last year, the local Home for the Holidays show will be web cast so that our soldiers stationed throughout the world can get a glimpse of home.

The show will feature a Broadway style production, traditional holiday sounds and patriotic favorites.

Producer Vicki LeVeck says it’s a great feeling to be able to make the soldiers...
November 4, 2005 - 12:37pm
6 years 51 weeks ago
Today may be a balmy seventy degrees, but winter isn’t far away. And the Ohio Department of Transportation is already taking steps to prepare.

Today they rolled out their equipment to make sure it’s ready for the first snowfall. ODOT’s preparation includes putting down a salt-water mixture before the snow hits and checking pavement sensors that determine road conditions around the county.

ODOT District 5 Spokeswoman Cindy Brown says they try to be prepared even before...
November 3, 2005 - 9:04pm
6 years 51 weeks ago
Over 400 people gathered at Zane State this evening for the Holiday Hometown Cooking Show.

Head Culinary Chef at Zane St. Marco Adornetto, demonstrated how to cook a variety of dishes for holiday gatherings.

Those in attendance came to the show to see what they could learn. “I wanted to see the recipes and try the different things that I wouldn’t normally do,” said Frances Adornetto.

While members of the audience were enjoying what Chef Marco was preparing...
November 3, 2005 - 5:28pm
6 years 51 weeks ago
A special day for a former Zanesville Mayor, as he received a high honor.

Cam Agin was inducted into the Ohio Veteran’s Hall of Fame today in Columbus.

“When I was in the war, guys all around me were being killed, and I’m still alive. I don’t see why something great like this is happening to me, and I really appreciate all the people that have let me know they appreciated me,” an emotional Agin said.

Agin served in the army during WW II, was Zanesville Chief...
November 3, 2005 - 5:14pm
6 years 51 weeks ago
Since the landfalls of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, people have been worried about increasing energy costs.

Experts have already predicted an increase of over $300 to heat homes this winter.

There are some things that the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has been doing to make sure residents are not paying over inflated prices. “We audit the companies every two years, but even this year we are spending more time trying to make sure the companies have been buying the...
November 3, 2005 - 5:13pm
6 years 51 weeks ago
As part of diabetes awareness month, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department is holding a free vision screening.

The screening is free to anyone who is uninsured and has diabetes.

Diabetes is the major cause of blindness among working age Americans. “The blindness can be prevented and minimized if it is diagnosed early enough, so it is important with people who have diabetes to have a yearly eye exam,” said Jennifer Hiestand of the Zanesville-Muskingum County...
November 3, 2005 - 12:37pm
6 years 51 weeks ago
Yet again, the United Way campaign has made progress. This time they’ve hit over $500,000; more than halfway to the goal.

Century National Bank Vice President Shawn Phelps says last year’s campaign didn’t hit this mark until December and he told us what he think is behind the success.

“A lot of volunteers spending a lot of hours this year on the campaign. We set the plan a few months ago to hit the goal by December and we’re on pace to do that.”

United Way...
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