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January 16, 2006 - 6:00pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
If you know of any Zanesville businesses that have made investment or improvements in the past year, it’s time to recognize them with the annual ACES Award for community and economic success.

“It’s for businesses that have made improvements in either their property, bought equipment, have really boosted their inventory, or have created jobs for the community,” says Dana Matz from Zanesville’s Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber of Commerce gives out ACES each March at their...
January 16, 2006 - 12:15pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A local school celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and its most talented students with a breakfast…for more on this story press view video.
January 15, 2006 - 11:33pm
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U.S. Representative Bob Ney may be giving up his position.


A spokesman for Ney says he will temporarily step aside as chairman of a committee that oversees lobbying.


The Ohio Republican is at the center of the Justice Department's ongoing corruption probe. Lobbyist Jack Abramoff said in his guilty plea earlier this month that he bribed Ney on behalf of his clients.


A spokesman says Ney needs a few days to think about whether to give up his...
January 15, 2006 - 8:47pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
It was Derby day today for Dresden’s Scout Pack 121, as scouts from 1st through 5th grade raced homemade cars at the pack’s annual Pinewood Derby.


“Every year the kids take a pinewood block, and they carve it in the shape of a car, and they bring them in and they race them,” says Chairman of Troop 121, Dan Riley.


Riley says the Derby is the highlight of the year, which you can see in the boys’ enthusiasm.


“It’s a pretty exciting event, but...
January 15, 2006 - 8:39pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Dr. Martin Luther King Junior serves as an inspiration to many. Today Zanesville’s John McIntire Library hosted its 15th annual City-Wide Singspiration in honor of the Doctor.


Library Manager, Blair Tom, says he’s pleased with the turnout.


“We had over 100 people here to sing and enjoy the music and listen to the message,” says Tom. “It’s just a great part of this weekend-long celebration of Dr. King.”


The program featured Reverend Terry F...
January 15, 2006 - 8:29pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Last Wednesday Congressman Bob Ney made a trip to Zanesville, and spoke with the Muskingum County Republican Party about his recent trip overseas.


In December, Ney traveled around the Middle East to places like Kuwait, and Baghdad, where he met face-to-face with troops. Some of the soldiers he met were even from right here in Southeastern Ohio.


Ney says all congress members should make this trip to benefit the troops.


“I think it’s a good...
January 15, 2006 - 2:35pm
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Another animal is looking for a home. This week’s pet of the week is Logan.


Shelter workers say he has been through their extensive training and he responds well to commands. Mary Swingle, Kennel Supervisor commented, “He knows how to heel on a leash properly, he sit stays and down stays and he will come when he is called.”


This 2-year-old hound mix is very good with children and he is very well behaved. Swingle also said, “ He has an excellent personality...
January 14, 2006 - 8:21pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Friends and family gathered tonight at the Union Bar in Zanesville to wish one soldier good luck as he prepares to travel to Iraq.


This will be Keith Hutcheson’s third trip overseas: he’s also been to Kosovo and Afghanistan, and he says he’s looking forward to going over again.


“I’m stoked about it,” Hutcheson says. “I’m happy to go. I’m ready to do my part again.”


Hutcheson has been attending Ohio University, Athens for the past two...
January 14, 2006 - 1:41pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Sports card collectors were in their glory today as they got to check out some of the most expensive and rare sports cards.


The Sports Card Collectibles and Memorabilia Show was going on again today at the Colony Square Mall in Zanesville.


It brought out a large group of people who were interested in all of the different cards…some cards even reaching into the hundreds of dollars. Roger Bodijer, a collector explains his card, “1969 Mickey Mantle, and its...
January 14, 2006 - 1:34pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
We never know when emergencies can happen, so it is always good to know how to save a life.


West Muskingum High School students along with the Red Cross, put on a free adult CPR training session today.


Katie, a junior at West Muskingum High School says there are some techniques to the lifesaving measure that everyone should know. “Any where you are there could be an accident, someone could choke or someone could be a diabetic and pass out. You would have...
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