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June 3, 2005 - 11:45am
6 years 35 weeks ago
Another exciting event to add to your weekend plans especially if you are in the mood for some sweet treats and musical entertainment.

St. Thomas school is having its annual spring festival this weekend.

The event is intended to raise money for any supplies the classrooms may need.

There will be a variety of food and entertainment at the school for the public to check out.

There will also be plenty of games for the children to take part in and a beer...
June 3, 2005 - 11:33am
6 years 35 weeks ago
Local Residents Think Of Creative Ways To Support Troops

While American troops continue to ship off to the Middle East local residents think of creative ways to show their support.

As summer approaches temperatures become warmer especially overseas.

Members of one local church are creating objects to keep soldiers cool while on duty.

Members of Coburn Methodist Church in Zanesville kicked off their first night of sewing cooling objects called "A Hug...
June 2, 2005 - 2:35pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Zanesville is ready to play ball! The hoops are up and the tape is down, all we need now are the players.

Dana Matz is the manger of the Downtown Zanesville Association, he says more than 740 teams have signed up to play this weekend. He says it took more than 500 volunteers to get ready for the big tournament. “There’s a lot of volunteers that people don’t see working, like the law enforcement and the fire department, that are doing this. We’ve been meeting for eight months to...
June 2, 2005 - 2:23pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
An official with the Starlight School system met with the county commissioners today to discuss the future of the Starlight Program.

John Hill, the superintendent of the Zanesville Starlight School, talked about possible budget cuts in the next five years. “We are doing some major planning for fiscal and programming issues and it looks like through 2008 we will be in good condition, but in 2009, we will be in a deficit.”

According to Hill, cuts to Starlight Programs won’t...
June 2, 2005 - 1:09pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A local golf club is getting the word out to area golfers, as organizers are now accepting entries for an important golf tournament this summer.

This is the 15th annual tournament and it’s being held at Eaglesticks, and every year, the proceeds go to a great cause.

Roseanne Diosi is with AAA and she sys they team up with The Carr Center, focusing on a program called “Kids on the Block,” which is designed to help kids understand about disabilities that children have.
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June 2, 2005 - 12:46pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The owners of an area fitness center are speaking out today over their concern with relocation and expansion of the YMCA.

Mic Amicone of the Fieldhouse Fitness Center spent an hour with the County Commissioners Thursday morning in an effort to get them thinking about the possible detriment that may come to Zanesville if the new Y is, in fact, built.

He told the commissioners that in other cases like this, 35% of the members immediately left for the newer facility, and the...
June 2, 2005 - 12:32pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
It’s a proud moment for a parent to see their child receive a diploma, whether it is from high school or, in this case, preschool. The crowd at the James Madison Family Center bared the rain this morning to see their toddlers in caps and gowns.

55 kids, from preschool to kindergarten, made the grade this morning. Principal Vicky French explains why they have this ceremony. “We are so very proud of graduation. We want them to have the idea that graduation is very, very important...
June 2, 2005 - 12:15am
6 years 35 weeks ago
Officials with the Ohio Department of Transportation have announced that State Route 146 West, near Dillon is re-opened to one lane with a signal as of Wednesday evening.

Plans were to open the roadway to motorists Thursday at 8 a.m. however after accessing the progress of the continuing work on the road near the 6.4 mile marker, officials decided to open it back up for travel a few hours early.

Drivers need to be aware that work will continue in that area throughout the...
June 2, 2005 - 12:08am
6 years 35 weeks ago
Three people are recovering from injuries suffered in a two vehicle collision that occurred Wednesday afternoon.

According to officials on the scene of the accident, the two vehicles were both traveling on State Route 555 in Philo when one car failed to yield to the right of way of another vehicle that was attempting to turn onto Irish Ridge Road.

Trooper Russ McDonald with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says none of the injuries are life threatening and...
June 1, 2005 - 6:13pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Before you consider skipping town for vacation this summer, you should think twice about the attractions here in Muskingum County.

Local business officials gathered together today at the John and Annie Glenn Museum to discuss the ticket to adventure, the Muskingum County passport.

The passport lists all of the historic and cultural treasures the area has to offer.

It lists fifteen sites across the county that students and their parents can visit.

The...
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