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February 9, 2004 - 2:50pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Celebrating an important part of history is what February is all about.

That is why the Putnam Underground Railroad Education Center is having it’s fourth annual Lincoln Luncheon.

The PURE center hopes the money raised from the fundraiser will help them get furniture and bookshelves- the finishing touches- in order to open the center this summer.

The luncheon is at noon on Thursday, February 12 at the Zanesville Country Club.

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February 9, 2004 - 2:44pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
While the Groundhog may see six more weeks of bad weather, he did bring a bit of good news for the Muskingum County Community Foundation.

Every Groundhog’s Day there is an auction to raise money to help with community projects.

This year more than 400 people attended the auction raising more over $71,000- a 40% increase from last year’s auction.

Vacation packages and handcrafted wooden tables and plates were just some of the things auctioned off.
February 9, 2004 - 12:32pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department is investigating the discovery of a homemade bomb that exploded late Sunday night.

Police were called to the 500 block of Spangler Avenue around 11:00 Sunday night after a report of a gunshot.

Investigators found what called a “mcgyver bomb”. That is a homemade device that includes a soda bottle, some type of cleaning fluid and foil. It then chemically interacts and explodes.

Police found two devices and one of them exploded...
February 8, 2004 - 8:12pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
It’s an annual tradition, one week after the Super bowl.

John Cooper, organizer of the event says Golf-A-Rama is a day when local golfers get together and have a field day at the Knights of Columbus.

Everything is on sale, including golf clubs, balls, and attire.
Cooper says part of the money raised will help fund the Zanesville Junior Golf League.
February 8, 2004 - 8:07pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Take me out to the ball game, take me out to the crowd, take me out to the Colony Square Mall Card Show!

“My whole life has been sports, baseball, football, basketball. I’ve collected cards for some 50 years.” Sports Junkie Elvin Culp says. He’s got 3 to 4 thousand cards at home.

Selling buying, trading you can do it all at the card show, just don’t forget your wallet, some of the more rare cards were selling for a couple hundred of dollars.
February 8, 2004 - 7:56pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
It’s the only place where you’re never too old to be a kid in a candy store.

It’s a world of chocolates, truffles, caramels, fudge, nuts, mints, jelly beans- you name it Goumas Candyland in Heath Ohio has it.

Goumas Candyland is a local tradition making candy for nearly one hundred years. All the quality homemade candy is all hand dipped, made with real ingredients and no preservatives.

Goumas Candyland has special Valentine assortments, including a heart-...
February 8, 2004 - 3:13pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
A boil order is in effect for residents who live near the 209, Skyline Drive and College Hill area after major water break in the area. The order will be effective until further notice.

Also, according to the Maysville regional water district a boil advisory has been issued for Old Coopermill Road, Ridge Road, and other areas North of Potts Lane.
February 7, 2004 - 11:56pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Family and friends gather today to remember staff Sergeant Lester Kinney the second of Zanesville, who was killed while overseas in Iraq.

27-year-old Kinney, also known as Buddy, was one of three people killed when a roadside bomb exploded.

While Kinney was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia locally a memorial service was held today at the South Zanesville United Methodist Church.

Jim Perdue, Kinney’s step-uncle, says he died doing...
February 7, 2004 - 12:50pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Family and friends gathered today to remember Staff Sergeant Lester Kinny who was killed in Iraq.

27-year-old Lester Kinny also know as Buddy, was one of three people killed in Baghdad when a roadside bomb exploded.

While Kinny was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, locally a memorial service was held at the South Zanesville United Methodist Church.

Kinny’s Step Father says he died doing something he was very proud of and it was an...
February 7, 2004 - 12:45pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Valentine’s day is just a week away and if you haven’t thought of gift for that special someone-your golden opportunity is here!

The traditional dozen roses is always nice but at Pugh’s Jeweler’s on Brandywine they’ve added a little twist to the flower-giving holiday.

They have single 12 inch long stemmed roses dipped in 24 carat Gold which are preserved so your sweetheart will remember this Valentine’s Day forever.

The roses come in a variety of colors and they...
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