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May 17, 2004 - 3:12pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
The beautiful sunshine made it a perfect day to golf today and it was even better for people golfing for a good cause at the Cambridge Country Club.

160 golfers came to the Eleventh Annual Golf Outing Challenge and Fundraise for Southeastern Med.

The proceeds will help buy new equipment for the center.

Auxiliary Financial Coordinator Rita Nolan says, “the benefits this year are going towards our kidney dialysis machine and it’s a portable one and it’s in great...
May 17, 2004 - 1:14pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
The price of a gallon of gas is on the rise and with no end in sight; tensions are mounting for consumers in our area. And that’s why we went out to find the cheapest prices out there.

The average price we found on Maple Avenue was two dollars and four cents for gallon of regular unleaded. The cheapest of those stations was the Speedway at two dollars and three cents.

It’s prices like these that have hurt many people in their pocketbooks.

The national average...
May 17, 2004 - 6:54am
5 years 51 weeks ago
Athens Police handed out around 100 citations for public intoxication, underage drinking and open container violations to people, mostly Ohio University students, attending an annual block party Saturday night.

Police Chief Rick Mayer says his officers and Ohio University Police got help from officers in several surrounding towns, as well as County Sheriff’s Deputies and the State Highway Patrol.

Mayer says the out-of-town officers cost Athens more than 30-thousnd dollars...
May 17, 2004 - 4:04am
5 years 51 weeks ago
Around 100 citations were issued for public intoxication, underage drinking, and open container to people, mostly Ohio University students, who attended an annual block party Saturday night.

Athens police received help from campus police and some officers from neighboring towns as well as county sheriff's deputies and the state highway patrol.

Athens Police Chief Rick Mayer says the out-of-town officers cost Athens more than 30-thousand dollars.

All the extra...
May 17, 2004 - 3:58am
5 years 51 weeks ago
The Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization of Licking and Perry Counties may be looking for a new executive director.

The current director is suspended without pay after being accused of raping a teen.

Sixty-five-year-old James Russell of Granville was suspended yesterday by The board of the youth mentoring program in Newark.

Board President Jeff Mills said Russell will have no role in the organization unless he is exonerated.

Russell remains in the...
May 16, 2004 - 5:34pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
May is motorcycle awareness month and here in Muskingum County 125 bikers made their way to downtown Zanesville to promote motorcycle safety.

The group started in Guernsey County this morning making it’s next stop in Muskingum and Coshocton Counties spreading awareness to drivers that the warmer weather means you can bet to see more bikers out.

The group is also reaching out to young drivers by teaching them at drivers education classes.
May 16, 2004 - 5:33pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
1out of every 8 babies will be born premature.

It is for that reason that the March of Dimes continues to research the cause of premature births.

And today the Muskingum County March of Dimes at Riverside Park showed just how many people were out walking for a great cause.

Premature birth has also affected our very own Courtney Coleman who is this year’s Ambassador Mother for Licking and Muskingum Counties.

Last year, the Muskingum County March of...
May 16, 2004 - 5:33pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
We’ve all seen them- Simon Paula, Randi and the American Idol wanna bee’s, but a taste of what it feels like to be Kelly, Rueben or Clay may be closer then you think.

We may be far from the American Idol studios, but the same live action that can be seen there can be seen here too for the first ever Y-City Star. The WHIZ Media Group as well as the Zanesville Times Recorder and LeVeck Entertainment and Productions wants to see if you have what is takes this summer to be our very own...
May 16, 2004 - 5:19pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
An independent candidate running for a seat as a Muskingum County Commissioner officially declared his candidacy today.

46-year-old David Crawford of Freyesberg says he is running for Dorothy Montgomery’s spot.

Three people including Crawford plan on running for the same position. Crawford has been married for 22 years and has three kids.
May 16, 2004 - 5:11pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
It was a bad way to end a camping vacation for one couple sending one person to the hospital.

The driver of a pick –up truck hauling a camper apparently slid into the side of a house at the corner of Ridge and Brighton after hitting another vehicle this afternoon on the way home from the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.

The driver of the second vehicle was taken to the hospital. As for the driver of the pick up he got a ticket for running a red light and must face his...
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