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June 9, 2003 - 6:17pm
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Free food and a game of golf were all part of an effort to better the Appalachian community. Local professionals attended an advisor seminar at the Longaberger Golf Club, held by the foundation for Appalachian Ohio. Their board strives to improve the quality of life in the region by helping people create a lasting legacy through charitable giving. They hope to build stronger communities and improve the region's economic opportunities. Through the help of local donors the organization funds a...
June 8, 2003 - 9:34pm
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The local NAACP is growing tremendously and the organization hopes their efforts will put an end to discrimination. Monthly meetings are held at the Zanesville Civic League. Those who attend discuss current issues concerning the community and work as a team to find resolutions. Kenneth Burke, president of Muskingum County Branch, says there’s a lot of discrimination going on that many people within the community are unaware of. Burke says you can’t put a color or age on it as it affects all of...
June 8, 2003 - 9:25pm
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Local cancer survivors gathered at Zane Landing Park in downtown Zanesville for the annual Celebrate Life event. They have overcome surprising odds and were able to take part in the event. Local musicians entertained the crowd. . Kathy Soller, chair for Celebrate Life, says cancer is a survivable disease. In fact, 8.9 million Americans can testify. Organizers of the event say a total of one hundred twenty five cancer survivors attended.
June 8, 2003 - 8:33pm
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The Muskingum County Engineer’s Office and Highway Department is announcing a local road closing beginning Monday, June 9th. Raiders Road will be closed between Schoolhouse Road and State Route 60 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The road will remain closed each day during the same hours for approximately one week for roadside maintenance and culvert installation. Please plan your routes accordingly and allow more time for travel. Contact the Muskingum County Highway Department at 453-0381 with...
June 8, 2003 - 8:32pm
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A program designed to encourage high school students in Ohio’s 29 Appalachian counties to attend college has been given a big boost by Harvard University. Harvard has awarded the Ohio Appalachia Center for Higher Education $100,000. The Center is a consortium of ten Ohio colleges and universities. With funding from the Center, participating high schools plan field trips to college campuses, arrange practice ACT tests and organize student visits to professional offices and factories. It also...
June 8, 2003 - 8:30pm
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Talk of changing Ohio’s tax code has re-emerged at the statehouse now that lawmakers are facing down a 200 millions dollar hole in the budget that ends this month and reduced income projections. Budget Director Tom Johnson is the first witness Wednesday at the first hearing of the Joint House-Senate Committee that must produce a compromise budget for Governor Taft to sign by June 30th. Legislative leaders say they’ve been told Johnson will paint a dark picture of what Ohio’s economy is...
June 7, 2003 - 10:44pm
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A fatal motorcycle crash in Roseville leaves one local family mourning. According to the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, 25-year-old William Goldsmith of Zanesville was test-driving a motorcycle when a Roseville Police officer on East Athens Road stopped him for speeding. When asked for identification, Goldsmith sad he had to go home to get it…he accelerated the bike and passed two pickup trucks. According to Sgt. Mike Forshey with the Patrol, Goldsmith had only gone a few...
June 7, 2003 - 10:42pm
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According to the Fairfield Post of the State Highway Patrol, a two-car accident Friday night sent three to the hospital. The accident happened shortly before 9:00 at the intersection of State Route 204 and Lake Road just east of Millersport. 25-year-old Joshua Hicks of Logan was driving northbound on Lake Road when he failed to stop at a stop sign and struck a second car traveling eastbound on 204. 56-year-old Carol Graves of Somerset drove that car. According to State Highway Patrol...
June 7, 2003 - 10:41pm
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A stolen Maryland car ends up found at an Ohio rest stop in Licking County by a State Highway Patrol trooper making routine license plate checks. According to the Licking Post of the State Highway Patrol, at 7:00 Saturday evening one man was taken into custody. Troopers reportedly found him asleep in the back of the stolen vehicle. The alleged car thief is a Michigan man. He calms there was another person with him, however no one else has been apprehending in the crime at this time. The...
June 7, 2003 - 8:58pm
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Summer is here, and flowers are in bloom. June is National Rose Month. Florists say it’s important to know the history behind some rose colors before you give them as a gift. Red traditionally means love, white stands for purity, and orange symbolizes desire and enthusiasm. Pink stands for appreciation, yellow is for friendship, and a thorn-less rose means you’re someone’s love at first sight. Whatever the color you send, remember to trim the stems of the roses, and petal them periodically...
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